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#1 smegma

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:38 PM

I just ate a 5 lb bag. :eek: Think it will work?

#2 nomoreusmc

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:41 PM

I love thoose things, but a lot of salt. You might try rinsing them really well and hyrating them. Who knows? I say give it a try

#3 smegma

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:44 PM

I love thoose things, but a lot of salt. You might try rinsing them really well and hyrating them. Who knows? I say give it a try


The rinsin has begun, we shall see.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:09 PM

do you plan on crushing them up like crushed oyster shell? grinding them? or leaving them whole?

#5 insight

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:31 PM

Good luck with the grow. Hopefully you wont end up constipated from all the nuts!

#6 Lazlo

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:55 PM

I would think a good rinse and a 12 hour soak/rinse and another 12 hour soak/rinse would be cool if they were salted. Maybe another 12 hours of soak time because they're so hard. Keep us updated man. I love stuff like this.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 06:23 PM

Mmmmm......Pistachio.

Good luck

#8 smegma

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 08:43 AM

do you plan on crushing them up like crushed oyster shell? grinding them? or leaving them whole?


I was going to stomp them then saok for a couple of days to hopefully soften them up a bit.

Does pistachio shell = wood?

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:58 PM

i used crushed peanut shells (shells were actually put in a coffee grinder, and grinded to small chunks, but not to powder) as a substrate. I noticed that jar colonized like brf.
right now it is started to pin while its in the jar, i was wondering if i should try invitro, or should i case it?

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:03 PM

the substrate is 100% ground peanut shells ?
got any pix to share ?

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:16 PM

i don't have the camera on me, but i will post asap
the peanut shells are grounded to powder, but into smaller chunks,
i would say about 1/4 the size of a half shell, and i covered the top with verm.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:19 PM

Peanut shells can indeed be used as a substrate.
Simply crush the shells up, pasteurize, and spawn.
Here's a few pics, orig done by mycofile.

Overview:
Strain: Creeper
Spawn: WBS
Substrate: pasteurized peanut shells (gypsum optional)
Casing: peat based, pH balanced with calcium carbonate
fruiting environment: Big Ass Automated Grow Room
temps: 70's
humidity: 95+ for pinning, 85-90 for fruiting, lowered to 70-75 after misting
Fresh air exchange: 2-4 per hour
Air circulation: Constant via mixing of fresh and recirculated air

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1154405918

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#13 mathkilla2

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:27 PM

great pics, do think i could invitro a jar with the shells

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:30 PM

Possible, but it's better to use the shells like a bulk substate.
For invitro, BRF/verm is tough to beat, but most grains also work.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:48 PM

far out
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#16 eternalfrost

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:21 PM

[sings] take me out to the ball game [/sings]

#17 LotRev

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:38 PM

That pretty awesome, and you could make a trip to your local Roadhouse to collect shells!

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:48 PM

anyone have a good write up about this method?

-does it need to be pressure cooked?

-add verm or just stright shells?

-how fine were they crushed? powdered or just lightly crushed?

-works with PK tek?

-can it be shaked up like popcorn etc?

-add verm or just stright shells?

-any 'reciepies' for ratios? of water

#19 mathkilla2

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:43 PM

i just either coffee grind, or hand crush and stuff the shells, than add water, top it off with verm, and pressure cook for 20 min. Innoculate and wait. so fair my invitro is going fine, but murphey's law still apply, so im waiting. I also used a a honey water culture to innoculate mines, and it fully colonized in little less than 2 weeks.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 10:32 PM

-does it need to be pressure cooked?

No. Simply pasteurize the shells, much like you would with straw or manure.

-add verm or just stright shells?

Either way will work, verm wasn't added in the pics above.

-how fine were they crushed? powdered or just lightly crushed?

The shells don't need to be powdered, just crush em up real good. Put em in a bag and step on em.

-works with PK tek?

Not sure anyone has replaced BRF with shells. But you can use a BRF cake as spawn.

-can it be shaked up like popcorn etc?

No need to shake, simply pasteurize the shells and spawn with whatever grain you choose. Mix in the spawn and let it colonize. Once it's colonized apply a casing layer and fruit.




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