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#1 SharkieJones

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:51 PM

100% pasturized Timothy Hay.....any interest? Not the best pics from that plastic but there are many pins forming.

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#2 golly

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:26 PM

Neat...did it have many seeds in it..?
Looks like a fattie bustin loose...

#3 aumbrellaforainydays

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:35 AM

sterilized or pasteurized?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:16 AM

keep us posted. i think dooby tried the timothy hay and had problems. but that was almost 2 years ago. i think straw was easier... nice pins

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 05:57 AM

In the middle pic, right of the top left polyfill patch what is that green slime?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:02 AM

eww that does look nasty.....so whats the diffrence in timothy hay?

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#7 SharkieJones

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:46 AM

Timothy is really a grass rather than a straw. It's a little harder to work with and the incidence of contam seems a bit higher. However I just wanted to disprove that you couldn't grow mush on Timothy hay. I know many people have a hard time getting straw.
There is a small patch of green on a strand in the corner there.....good eyes. But that patch is isolated the rest of the grow is unaffected. The contam came very late late in the game after it was all virtually colonized.
I'll prolly change the plastic tonight so that I can post a better pic for you, at that time I will remove the green strand.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

best of luck sharkie :D timothy hay is so much easier to find.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:46 AM

Here's an update on the Timothy grow. PF Redspore is the strain and it seems to be coming along nicely. Click on the window at the bottom right in the pic for a high detail shot.

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#10 Hippie3

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:53 AM

that condensation will bite you in the ass
if you don't increase air flow,
in my exp.
classic pf morphology, looks healthy.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:54 AM

:D figures. that PFR is an animal! :headbang:

#12 SharkieJones

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:57 AM

I fanned it do you recommend I soak up the condensation with a paper towel?

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:01 PM

yes, i would ASAP. visible droplets are not good on mycelia long-term but brief exposure harmless .

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:43 PM

Sharkie, very nice!!!!

The hay will hold more moisture than other substrates too I think. It is really moist in there.

When I was younger and we'd bale hay, when we would stack it in the barn, we'd have to salt it because it holds moisture so well, and the salt would help it dry out so it wouldn't be a fire hazard. It can mold really easily when compacted and wet too.

Did you chop this up at all? Cut it up like we do straw? Did you add any verm or coir to it? Did you compact it in the container at all, or leave it a bit fluffy and airy after spawning to it?

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:33 PM

lookin good bud :)

#16 SharkieJones

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:19 AM

Did you chop this up at all? Cut it up like we do straw? Did you add any verm or coir to it? Did you compact it in the container at all, or leave it a bit fluffy and airy after spawning to it?





Hi Freaky~
I didn't chop it up at all just pulled it out of the bag. It was already in small manageable portions, as it was designed as rabbit food.

I did press the finished product so that the mycellium didn't have to jump over gulfs of hay to colonize. I knew that it would be a race against time between the mycellium and mold spores.

No verm or coir added, 100% timothy.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:18 PM

:amazed: looks like good food!!!!! If its going this great with no additives, makes me wonder what adding some verm to it might accomplish. And I love the fact you didn't chop it or cut it or anything, thats one thing I dislike about straw, all that chopping.

Those are gonna be some big fruitbodies :teeth:

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

Yerah, shark, real nice, bro! Where did you get it already bagged and chopped like that? Pet store? How much was it?

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:41 AM

Hey all...I got it at the pet store (Pet co) it was five bucks for a huge bag. The fruits are looking nice I'll try to snap a pic for you all tonight.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:47 AM

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