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#1 myceliod

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:24 PM

Spawned and pastuerized toDAY and spawned with 1.5 quarts eq on rye and 1.5qt Gulf Coast on BRF. I used several layers of straw spawn and several layers of coir/poo/verm. this should interesting....

oh yeah, I also trimmed the straw sticking out of the sides after I took the picture.

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#2 destroy_erase_improve

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:34 PM

two different strains in one basket.
should be interesting is right
wonder what is gonna happen

#3 troutlips

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:44 PM

This looks VERY interesting. That's a good sized basket.
I will be watching this one! ;)

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:14 PM

oh yeah, I also trimmed the straw sticking out of the sides after I took the picture.


Any particular reason why you trimmed the straw and didn't leave it sticking out?

#5 shobimono

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:16 PM

two different strains in one basket.
should be interesting is right
wonder what is gonna happen


I imagine he will get fruits from both strains growing off the basket.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:17 PM

last i read about people mixing strains is that some said they had problems. i know ive seen threads where the diff strains fruited in diff areas. but if he mixed them all up, id like to see how they interact.
and it appears we shall
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#7 highflyer

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:26 PM

You will need to keep that basket hydrated well. It will dry out faster than a normal sized basket since there isnt as much internal volume.

#8 myceliod

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:39 AM

Thanx Friends!

#9 Lazlo

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 02:54 PM

I guess the old thread didn't survive the board switch. Well! The third time was a charm for the project, yet I need some more runs to prove it's worthy enough for more uses. It is a rather simple way to do straw baskets and logs I guess. We'll see....

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#10 Lazlo

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 12:16 AM

Ah, no interests? A moderator can flush the thread then....

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 12:23 AM

I find this technique interesting and thread. I've never used straw or compost and would like to try this methode or a slight veriation of this method. Those look like MONSTERS under that bag :).

You got pictures without the plastic. .any tips to make this technique more sound, more successfull ect. .??

#12 Hippie3

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:43 AM

lol
laz buddy relax, lean back a bit and draw deep breaths,
we don't judge the quality of info
by the speed at which comments get made.
my suggestion, even though it's go-round #3,
is to post some explanation, some details
of what folks are looking at
and how it got to this point.
otherwise there's not much to go on,
and the comments therefore at best =
nice pix

i do remember the previous info, and regret the loss,
but many won't remember.

#13 Lazlo

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:05 AM

I had a lot of pictures of the whole process, but some how they mysteriously got deleted off my camera. In which, has me a bit annoyed at the moment. Women! Just kidden...lol! Damn it.

Well. The contents which consist of 1 flat of chopped straw and about 8 cups of manure were pasturized with 160 degree water and 1/2 of a cup of hydrated lime per 12 gallons of water. The manure settles to the bottom of the tub, which is fine. I added it just to flavor up the straw during the soak. They were allowed to soak overnight until cool and then were rung out WELL by hand and loaded into the basket in layers along with 2qts. of colonized seed spawn. The plastic in which is 4'x4' square was laid into the 1 bushel basket first. They are at Wal-Mart fo .99 cents. I've got duct tape wrapped in the inside of the basket first and then the outside so the sticky part is covered. I know I know it's ghetto, but it keeps the straw tight in the basket and makes it easier to pop the nugget out for birthing. If you can find a trash can like Troutlips has, you'll be in buisness. Then after the contents are loaded up, I folded up the corners of the plastic that are left over and twisted the whole basket like you would a trash bag and then taped it up as well. I made it super tight so the contents were compacted as much as I could get them. Push down on the straw well and twist the hell out of it. I got it good and tight. After that, I simply poked holes in the plastic throughout the entire basket. A hole every every couple of square inches. I used a steak knife. After 10 days of colonizing, the nugget was birthed and allowed to fruit as is. 1 flat of straw from a bale works out perfectly for this size of basket and a 4'x4' piece of plastic. That's about it I guess. I'm doing another in a couple of days, so i'll take pics once again and this time i'll hide the camera. lol!

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#14 Lazlo

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

By the way. A clear trash bag should work too...

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:31 AM

kind of a hybrid between basket and log tek,
i'd love to see pix of the process

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:37 AM

I like this idea laz...Do u maintain the same amount of passive air exch right thru till harvest...? ..I'm thinking this may work well for my PaddyStraw grow next summer....And were u thinking about your old neighbour when u were stabbing all those holes in the cover...Hee..he...

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:48 PM

Very interesting hybridization of Teks! I await future pics with baited breath...

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 07:10 AM

cheap supplies, for a great bulk grow. Can't wait to see it fruit.

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 08:41 PM

LAzlo, I'm glad the third time worked! I remeber the work you were doing with it!

I'm getting ready to try some baskets too and have been thinking of different ways to store them and let them fruit. This is a nice humidity tent for the basket.

Glad you succeeded!!!!
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:17 AM

So you leave these wrapped up in plastic but sitting in open air? Or, do you birth them completely into a green house type of structure?




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