Soaking Straw In Poo Water Before Pastuerizing
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:00 PM
Also would you add bleach to the poo water / straw soak bucket ???
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:25 PM
but not too much bleach,
it'll actually bleach out the straw, turning it whitish and making it quite fragile.
i assume many nutes may be lost/destroyed as well
so stick to the pasteurization formula.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:00 PM
Soaking in the poo juice should help it, as it hydrates it with the nutes.
I myself wonder what pasteurizing with a light poo water would accomplish???? But, don't experiment because I wonder lol.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:44 PM
Thanks for the word about the bleach.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:54 AM
I myself wonder what pasteurizing with a light poo water would accomplish???? But, don't experiment because I wonder lol. __________________
That plus a pre-soak in pooped water might just get the the straw hydrated with poop nutes like you said. Is there any noticalble difference in yields with say poop soaked straw and 50 / 50 poo - straw mixed?
Also how much do you have to compact the pasturized straw in its vessel. Must be light and airy, heh!?
Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:06 AM
but dung-loving species like the 'taste'
and i'd expect faster, more aggressive growth
to be the primary effect.
getting straw packed to the right density is a bit tricky,
you do want some air inside but the blades of straw must touch for the mycelia to cross over , a gap can stop a thread of mycelia cold. that's why we chop it into short sections so it'll pack in closely.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:15 AM
I want to try some bags of straight pasturized straw. The incense bag logs have quite a bit of poo in them. The latest ones (especially the fat ones) that have sheep doo are very "mushed" inside , almost a slurry. They seem to be colonizing nicely though. I think the verm helps with micro air pockets.
left pic is after 4 days, right is 48 hours after innoc
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