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#61 hyphaenation

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:55 PM

Cultivation Of Mushrooms Links:

A Guide to Outdoor Mushroom Log Cultivation:
Highlighting shiitake, reishi, and tree oyster mushrooms

http://www.dacres.or...vationGuide.pdf

Mushroom Log Inoculation

http://www.mushroomh....ultivation.htm

MUSHROOM GROWING IN NORTHERN THAILAND

http://www.google.ca....wHnTyr1xnnZN8Q


Small-scale mushroom cultivation [PDF]

http://www.google.ca....1d9eLQ3mWRYGAw

Commercial Cultivation of Exotic Mushrooms

http://www.mycosource.com/commcult.htm

Shiitake Cultivation [PDF]

http://www.google.ca....YjNLK0PWn5FY5A

Cultivation of Shiitake on sawdust

http://www.mycosource.com/shiisaw.htm

Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms

http://www.google.ca....cX2j4yVcu1J3hQ


Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

http://mycotopia.net...lk oyster grow)

http://www.oystermus...s.net/front.htm


Mushroom Growers' Handbook 1 by MushWorld.com
Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

http://mycotopia.net/forums/faq-freq...world-com.html (Mushroom Growers' Handbook 1 by MushWorld.com)

Mushroom Growers' Handbook 2 by MushWorld.com -- Shiitake

http://mycotopia.net/forums/faq-freq...tml#post208991 (Mushroom Growers' Handbook 2 by MushWorld.com)

Excellent King Trumpet Oyster video from Korea:

http://mycotopia.net...rumpet Oysters)

Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing [PDF]

http://www.google.ca....b0rlr68BwzpR3g

Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing
Horticulture Production Guide

http://www.attra.org...b/mushroom.html

Shiitake Mushrooms Production and Marketing

http://www.naturalre..../shiitake.html

Commercial production and marketing of edible mushrooms cultivated ...
[PDF]

http://www.google.ca....E6za4ayINZjl5w

Challenges facing mushroom disease control in the 21st century.(pest control)

http://www.entrepren....198540001.html

Integrated Mushroom Pest Management

http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/365.htm

Green mold of Mushrooms

http://mushgrowinfo.......en Mold.html

Mushroom Growing Systems (equipment ideas)

http://www.doubleteq....mushroom.shtml

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:43 AM

http://www.mushroomc...idashiitake.pdf

---> good link http://smallfarms.if..._mushrooms.html

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:35 AM

Uhhmm I need to get online more and read here. Great thread...:headbang:

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

:cool: thread.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

ive been getting some stuff together lately for a small greenhouse grow opp. while out of work ive been investing all my disposable cash into developing my self and an area in my garden so i can earn a bit on the side from my hobby. while at the same time developing my skills and my understanding of these fascinating things.

I already know the most challenging things will be sales and regularity of harvest.

this to me sounds like a good idea for a topia social group if we dont already have one like it that is.
so you wana be an oyster farmer or something similar.

speaking of which can any one start up a group or is it reserved to the mods?

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:40 PM

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But only VIP's will see it and there are issues with posting pictures (they can be linked from albums only) , but it can be done ...

There's this specialty Oyster area that everyone can see , but not to many people know about it / use it.

http://mycotopia.net...ster-mushrooms/

Edited by hyphaenation, 26 January 2010 - 07:53 PM.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:56 PM

Zodd

Community
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Create group

But only VIP's will see it and there are issues with posting pictures (they can be linked from albums only) , but it can be done ...

There's this specialty Oyster area that everyone can see , but not to many people know about it / use it.

http://mycotopia.net...ster-mushrooms/


yes ive seen that a few times now. was only able to get to it via a google search so i saved it to my favourites. some good threads in that link.

also just to let you guys know i decided to make that mushroom farmers social group. so if you want to check it out pls do so. be nice to get some feed back on it as im no good at that sort of thing.

http://mycotopia.net...mers-group.html

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:00 PM

I joined! :)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:50 PM

I am also interested in growing for the market. I am so interested in the growing process and am looking forward to making some money for my family as well. Any info. on good spore sites for edible mushrooms in much appreciated. As well as good growing supplies.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 01:08 PM

At least 3 sponors here carry edible spores. They are Sporeworks , TGS , Hoosier .

http://www.thegoodspore.com/

http://www.hoosiermushrooms.com/

http://www.sporework...-p-1-c-249.html

You'll have to check each site and email them to see if they have what you want in stock.

Best of luck.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

cool thread ,but actually it is a lot and a lot more work!
my colleague and i have produced 700kg for the month of February and even sold everything,
in two months the plan is to produce 2 tons of fresh oysters per month and the goal with our not so big growing room is to produce 1,5 ton per week,
just can you imagine how many bales of straw that is?
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

that's really impressive, fucgu
have you ever thought of adding some sort of salvaged substrate to your mix?
supplementing with some coffee or cardboard?

i think oyster are full of possibilities because
if you work your environment, your options
a lot of what you need to grow
can be gotten cheaply or free
while more true for smaller operations
i think the idea could be taken to a larger scale

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:48 PM

Ive been racking my brain for a fool proof way to process large quantities of cardboard quick for some time now.

the main problems arrive when it comes to field capacity. cardboard holds so much water without letting it go. without compressing the water out it can be near imposable to do this on the kind of scale that would make it cost effective.

so far the only thing that remotely worked was to mulch the cardboard in a tub using a hand blender. then strain the water out and throw in dry chunks of coco coir in until something resembling field capacity is reacheed. at this time i mix in my hydrated straw and give it a good stir.

this mixture was an ass ach to make and has to be bagged and steam pasteurized using a Wagner type steamer set up to prevent the mix from taking on more water. but. the flushes were good.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:02 PM

hi usagolden,
we are using also cotton waste ,paper,wood dust form a factory near by and everything we can manage to acquire free ,but ,a very strong but it is, the bags become too heavy to manage,
i like the straw ,flushes heavily,the bags are about 20-25kg each and even 50% of the bags made back in 01.10.2009 still flush heavily comparing to their weight after several waves,

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:13 PM

Here's a link that you can check out to see Waylitjim's Oyster recipe for making substrate:

http://mycotopia.net...html#post849965

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:24 PM

hey zodd
grocery stores, fruit markets
they go through a lot of boxes

I was thinking of trying a knotweed/coffee mixture
knotweed is everywhere around here
and I could get as much spent coffee grounds as I needed

my tomatillos from last season are still standing
i think I am going to try some oyster on them

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:27 PM

Any updates? are people getting prepared for this spring/summer?

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:58 PM

hey Chosen One ..did a search for "tyvek log" and came up empty..

just wondering if you could clarify what it is.

again sorry to bother and thank you so much for your time in sharing your expertise.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:44 PM

hey Chosen One ..did a search for "tyvek log" and came up empty..

just wondering if you could clarify what it is.

again sorry to bother and thank you so much for your time in sharing your expertise.

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no bother.

http://www.uline.com...rds=Tyvek Rolls

as you can see teyvek is simply a trademark name for the material. in this case the rolls are flat sheet, but it can also be bought in tube/roll form. however a seal-a-meal, duct tape, and a little extra labor will make the sheet form totally useable. basically it's a home made mycobag that requires no filter patch. the material breaths without loosing water too quickly.

a tyvek log is usually filled with straw substrate or a light wood substrate. it's most commonly used in oyster mushroom cultivation.

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