Hahahaha , I never bothered looking up anything as I birthed these ideas , but my first try at googling soldering jar lids now brought up a gem of a similar idea for storing things ... looks like soldering will be a go ! Even used their jars the same upside down on top way LOL.
Do you think you could pour the mycelium milk directly into a bulk substrate?
I mentioned earlier an idea I had about mixing heavy mycelium water with blended (sterlized/pasteurized) egg-carton pulp or similar. The pulp if made at the right mix ratio with myc-water makes an excellent spawn/slurry because it mixes well with the bulk material like manure.
I'll try some experiments and get back to you.
I know Arathu was tossing that ^^ idea around. What if we pasteurized some poo a little on the dry side. Mix in your myc water, then add sterile verm to field capacity. The ratio would be the hardest thing to get down, IMO.
Yah something can be done for sure. Need people to try a bunch of different ways of super-inoculating bulk spawn. I've been doing similar for years , but i mix the cardboard pulp with bulk materials and press them into pucks ... which works great , but I haven't tried for a large tub-shaped container. https://mycotopia.ne...-substrate.html
You just have to deal with the excess moisture , which can be mitigated as you said by following certain steps. You may need to squeeze out a bit of excess water , but that's not to big of a deal really.
*new idea* Comes to mind that if you mix myc-water slurry with very well drained bulk sub material like Horse manure in a bucket and then thoroughly mix and then pour into a tub ... that tub could either have a drainage hole in the underside to allow excess water to escape by gravity...
Will try some myc-water slurry / Horse manure experiments tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone for the support and comments. Special high-five to psycheholic
for inspiring me to "just solder the damn things" ...
The whole theme of this thread has been big things come in little packages and these simple milkers have huge potential. Without all the various experiments I'm running, If I just milked and made syringes or super-inoculated , I'd already have enough to do many hundreds of jars of sterilized grain ... all from half a dozen tiny agar/mycelium/G2G jars ... and they are reloaded for the second time as we peak.
Edited by hyphaenation, 09 January 2013 - 01:19 AM.