Treasure Coast nice pinset and B+ whole oats invitro bag neglect
Posted 30 June 2008 - 06:58 AM
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I now use a formula of straw/cocoacoir/verm/cowdung/wormcast/cottonseedmeal for all bulk (bins and bags)and like 2 spawn with WBS for speed- I think I use 12 cups WBS dry in large sporework bag and use whole bag 2 spawn 2 a bin-this is overkill 4 sure but bins dont fail anymore-
Substrate formula seems 2 yield well-Last bin of B+ even pinset with each mushroom weighing over 45g wet- 3oz dry first flush and its on its fifth now-sorry no pics of bins none taken-
2oz dry first flush b+ ms innoculation in a large sporework bag filled with oats- pics shown- bag totally neglected-no casing and not opened till harvest- spores 2 harvest in 1 and 1/2 months...only one flush achieved with oats and no casing
I think that oats are a really good substrate-harvest is so easy b/c oats fall right off the shrooms-no mess-and a good yield with no casing layer-very nice! I would love 2 see other people work with oats (whole oats). Nine dollars for 50 lbs isnt bad either:rasta:
Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:33 PM
Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:07 PM
I didn't know sporeworks did oats, I see they are doing wheat too due to a rye shortage. Rye is rare and expensive where I am.
Posted 01 July 2008 - 02:23 AM
Prism- That is not a clone...the treasure coast could pass for one though-might just b the pinset- i covered the tin w foil and holes poked after casing..the foil was touching the casing layer lightly..this was from lc from a sporework syringe..maybe i only dropped a little spore solution into lc...however when i do lc from spore i usually have used 1-2 cc in the past to get a whole shitload of substrains..i culture more lc from homemade lc syringes 2..i have wondered if after a few transfers if u can end up with an isolate by chance...esp if u use only a couple of drops of lc 2 make more lc...i have noticed that using potatoes instead of plain corn syrup makes a thicker lc..the b+ lc i have is as thick as it gets but the treasure coast lc was made w/out potatoes and is not very thick at all- it still grows out as fast or faster than the b+..
Blackout- the bags are from sporeworks but the substrate is not...made up the bags myself..i silicone the inside then tape...whole oats seem 2 soak up almost 2 much water when hydrated...it seemed like i had 2 wait 4 water 2 evaporate b4 the bag took off..always seems 2 take longer but so far the wait has been worth it w the extra moisture...the b+ bag started out slow but i did shake the bag a few times 2 help the mycelium along..the mycelium grew very rhizo on the oats..that bag was intended as spawn but ended up being neglected..i was surprised with the results esp b/c was my first time without casing layer..that big shroom in the invitro bag was over 50g wet- this is one of the biggest ones ive grown n w/out a casing..my buddy grew out a 100+g monster from the same b+ lc on straw- it pushed right thru ducktaped tyvek on a montub bin 2 get 2 fresh air and was sticking right out the side of the bin..lol.. strong lil guy
yeah the oats get sticky- i have pressure cooked and soaked and either can work 4 hydration...i then pc 4 2hrs w/ a full pressure cooker- the sides of that bag got sticky stuff on it from shaking( i am sure i rinsed the grains) and i had pins growing right off the side of the bag up a couple inches from the substrate...looked really cool...the pic i took was blurry b/c it they were small..i had a smaller sized bag that had more n bigger pins on the side of bag however.
the smallest project with oats i have done was PE Uncut using only a pint of oats and treated like a cake...the yield was not very good 1/8th dry- i think the oats lost 2 much moisture after birthing
question- u think oats would b good 4 pans?
thank you all 4 checking out this thread:rasta:Peace