Donkey doo ?
Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:39 PM
Straw can also be found but it is only sold as a bail. The last time foaf bought one the wife freaked out because there was no way to hide it or explain what it was for if anybody ever saw it.
Can a good recipe be made from just these materials and Hips dung or could a good fruiting BS be made soley from the local materials?
Posted 15 June 2006 - 02:26 PM
A maximum ratio of spawn to the coir mix would be around 3 or 4 to 1 part spawn ...although a 1:1 or 1:2 would be faster ,more reliable...Gluk
Posted 15 June 2006 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:17 PM
any adjustment is needed.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:51 PM
I got my dung today, thanks. I did have a quick question for you. I am going to be birthing these jars tmrw
and was wondering what ratio of spawn to dung/verm I should use and what the easiest way is to pasturize the dung and ph balance it. I know I could search but there is just so many personal little recipes and opinions that I just start getting overwhelmed. I have several 15 gallon rubbermaids that I would like Spawn them to and I would like to use my PC for pasturizing if possible.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 10:33 PM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:25 AM
un-colonized = no.
you should use straw or coir to stretch your doo.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:21 PM
question: Almost Every post says "some Lime" or "a little" but I can't find any ratios...How much lime/H20 for 3 gallon bags of dried dung? What is the consistency post past. of the dung, muddy or airy? I was thinking bleach presoak straw 12+ hours then mix with dung for hot water lime past., yes/no? Is is ok to STERILIZE that casing combo then sprinkle lime on it after it's laid, or does it need past. like a sub?
I've done straw logs w/ success, but for some reason I have a feeling past'ing the dung is gonna get it all watery/muddy...
thanks ladies and gent's
Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:41 AM
Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:16 AM
or just leave it out and use heat/bleach.
too much lime and it won't colonize right,
and unlike bleach which quickly dissapates
lime stays in the mix.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:44 AM
That is, I don't pasturize the components seperately, but altogether, at once.
As for your casing, sterilzation is not necessary.
If you are using verm/coir, simply mix it in a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, leaving a steam vent and nuke for 3 minutes.
When cool, it is ready to use.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:20 PM
you want an animal that is grazing on grass,
eating lots of hay and not much grain.
cows tend to be fed more grain both for milking
as well as growing meat.
horses and donkeys eat more grain in winter
more grass in summer.
i find my donkey doo is just a bit more fibrous,
lighter in texture than most horse manure i see
but that may just be because my source has his
feeding alone in a big pasture whereas the horses
are more numerous and packed in to less space
thus by necessity being fed more grain as grass is scarce.