Spawn advice? [merged]
Posted 28 March 2005 - 01:00 AM
Posted 28 March 2005 - 07:53 AM
Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:19 AM
You'll need filter patches of some type if you plan to grow out your spawn in those
a wad of polyfil, a small section of plastic pipe and a few rubberbands
make a decent bag filter
place polyfil in pipe,
place pipe in neck of bag,
tighten bag around pipe.
it's that simple
Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:48 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:56 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:38 PM
For agar, I wouldn't suggest doing that with PF-tek method of jars.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:53 PM
as far as what grain to use i recommend rye for it reliability and it is a nice small size creating many innoculation points for your poo.........I use rye almost strictly nowadays......
one can use rye, popcorn, wild bird seed (also nice small pieces for lots of innoculation points) , millet, rice.....etc
also one can simply case and fruit the grain it self----get a tray lay out the rye and case it with say 1/2-3/4'' peat based casing.... and fruit :)
Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:49 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:04 PM
Also python, is rye redily avaiable and in what form
rye is quite readily available and can be purchased in a number of places-----try some online vendors/sponsors, i would get organic/cereal rye grain....... WBS you can get at any pet store if u use that..
as far as adding things to the grain, there is no need and it might mix up your water ratio (50% or so for rye).............however worm castings are great too, just add em to your poo/straw, not your spawn media LOL :)
as far as agar being extra work-----it is the essential tool for advanced growing/research...... agar allows us to see contaminants and combat them or dicard before an outbreak etc.....agar is the nutrient base that can allow us to cross/create strains using clamp connections.........agar can be used in cloning........agar can be stored and used easily, also agar is used in isolations of strains/substrains from sectors etc.......
agar is just plain great
and after that we have all the other stuff we use to cultivate like LC's and pf jars etc.........
another fyi, when you have colonized rye---you can transfer 1/10 of the colonized into a whole jar of uncolonized increasing your spawn media 10 fold----
Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:48 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:30 PM
and btw---if u are going to do some rye jars id go bigger than 1/2 pint
Posted 11 July 2006 - 08:06 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:58 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:00 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:58 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:13 PM
tell your friend the cakes can be crumbled as described
and if mixing with verm/coir (5:1) research methods of "Rez-Tek"
you want to load the mixed verm/coir/spawn as directed in the tek (i forget ratio called for)
then load trays with this mix to recover and induce pinning once fully colonized.
this is different from bulk-substrate because the verm/coir isnt very nutritious.*
if what you want is more spawn, for later use in a bulk-sub., you want to research:
- G2G - or, "grain-to-grain transfers" making many jars of spawn from 1 master jar
and yes, you can try using colonized cakes as spawn-master, but you need a flow hood...
..or a good glovebox and some experience,,,but your success rates will be hit or miss at best.
if lookin for more info than this or if anything is unclear still, you may wanna check out:
- the vaults/archives database - that mycotopia and hippie provide for us.
link is at the top of every page. it reads, [ The Vaults ] in golden, bold type.
be well, stay kind and good luck!
*bulk substrate = Poo, Straw, The Holy Bible, etc...:D vermiculite and coir arent nutritious enough to use alone, and may not even fully colonize. Use the right thing. either/or verm./coir can be used to improve a bulk-substrate's texture/water holding capabilities.
I'd run em thru a food grinder and sprinkle the dust all over some pasturized shit and straw! Oldtimer's trick!
i break up by hand, albeit a gloved one.
but the ziplocks are good for small batches or that rez tek :)