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#1 Guest_david_*

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:31 AM

Hey everyone I've been growing casings and I've had good success with them but they just don't give me enough and I don't have very much space to work with. Well I was at the hawks eyes looking at some of their pics and i saw these pics and wanted to know how they did it. This tek would be perfect for my needs. If anyone can tell me how they did it or direct me to the tek they used i would be forever grateful.



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#2 Guest_political_*

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:48 AM

basically, get a rubbermaid with a top, pasterize some straw and dung, put it right into the clean rubbermaid, mix in your spawn, and there yah have it

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 02:48 AM

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basically, get a rubbermaid with a top, pasterize some straw and dung, put it right into the clean rubbermaid, mix in your spawn, and there yah have it<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

It's gotta be a little bit more complex than that dontcha think?

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:12 AM

nope, just make sure the area is completely sterile, pasturize you ingredients, always be washed before work, and make sure that the casing gets enough air exchange and RH (which varies per grower's preference usually from 70-85RH)

good luck

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:43 AM

also, i would add a casing layer to the substrate after it colonizes so that you can add moisture when the mycelium network gets thirsty.........

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:46 AM

imo the best way to find what works for you is experience.
keep trying different methods until you find one that suites your needs
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:18 PM

The picture your posted is of T.H.E's "Dung Brothers" compost, the finest bulk substrate to ever grace this hobby. It's a shame he doesn't sell it anymore, amazing stuff it was.

#9 theshadow7478

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:24 PM

so what was in it?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:38 PM

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so what was in it?<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

hmm,
i'm guessing compost ?
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T.H.E's "Dung Brothers" compost<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:43 PM

seriously,
compost can literally be
made from any of hundreds of possible ingredients.
and quite often each batch is quite different from the rest as the principles of chaotic interaction between the numerous chemical compounds present and the lifeforms dwelling therein are far too complex for anyone to predict.
but there are so general principles
involved in making good compost
well suited for cultivation of favored species.
one takes as a base
manure and straw
then one can add various amendments such as
cottonseed meal/hulls, lawn clippings,
vegetable/fruit debris, eggshells,
etc.
one should avoid grease, fat and meat byproducts.
then you get it in a nice big pile
get it all good and wet
and let the microbes do their thing
of breaking it all down into
a very rich mixture
that you'd call 'soil'.


#12 sparky

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:05 PM

<----------big compost fan !!

#13 fender

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:17 PM

I have made some damn good compost, using Stamets's "Long Compost Procedure" found in TMC.
It's just messy, and time consuming.
i used horse manure, wetted straw, cottonseed meal, and gypsum.
After the compost has finished, you can take the center core full of white colonies of Actinomycetes, and directly inoc. w/ out pastuerization.
It's not hard to make it takes a lot of work.




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