How to grow mushrooms the easier cheaper way.

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by jtrizzy, Nov 7, 2018.

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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    I dump my grains and substrate into my monos all at once. But...I hold back some grains and some sub. When I am done mixing I use the last bit of grain to layer the top. I do the same with the leftover substrate. Layer it on top.
    But everyone has their own way. I also case my cubes, so what do I know!? :) :(
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    I didn't read most of this post, so I am not sure if someone else checked this, but it's not true. It takes close to 4 weeks, or more, just for grains to colonize, then a couple more to colonize the substrate surface and start pinning. A mean hell from pin to flush is almost a week. Not to mention 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. flushes. And you didn't even mention how the grain was started. Lots of variables to consider.
    Sorry if I misunderstood what this meant.
     
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    uhnstoppable

    uhnstoppable New Member

    Can you flush this grow style he laid out in this thread?
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    Not sure how you're using the word 'flush'. But one would certainly get multiple flushes(harvests/runs) from this tek.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    If you are new to growing shrooms, I suggest throwing out the mycelium after your first harvest. Otherwise, you are going to hang on to it for a few more grams until it starts blowing your house full of spores. In no time the place will be so contaminated you might never be able to grow shrooms there again.
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    Maybe if you're only running one tub. But that's not fun.. Going thru all that work and time, being sterile and pc'in and shit. Im going to get atleast 3 flushes. Its funny, tonight I was just thinking. That one of these genetics I am running, is the only one that gets better after the first flush. Normally, my first flush is always the best. But not this this particular 'strain'.
    But I kinda hear what you're saying...
     
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    Thundercat

    Thundercat Well-Known Member

    I've gotten a harvest from spore print to finish in about 35 days before just fyi.
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    What grain tek? I'd love to find something that works that well. And what grain? I'm not challenging your claim. I'm looking for better info than I have.
     
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    Thundercat

    Thundercat Well-Known Member

    It was wild bird seed with a small ratio of course vermiculite in mason jars. I colonized those with syringes. Then I mixed that with verm in a lasagna tray and let that colonize a few more days, if I remember correctly. It's all in my journal in my sig. It should be right at the beginning of the journal that's when I started that process.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    IMG_3548_2009.jpg My record is 26 day from spore to eating. I prefer using maize or popcorn or even a mix and then to hit up a tub of pasteurized cow dung and straw if I want lotsa big meanies.
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    Ok, but thats not a bulk tek is it?
     
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    Thundercat

    Thundercat Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what defines bulk?

    I mixed the main substrate with a secondary medium at a 50% ratio. And produced multiple ounces per flush.

    I suppose I considered it bulk since it involved colonizing the second medium. I don't know though.
     
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    NeWcS

    NeWcS Well-Known Member

    Yeah I guess me too. I just think of manure and/or coco.
     
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    Thundercat

    Thundercat Well-Known Member

    Basically I was using vermiculite instead of coco :).
     
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    HeatlessBBQ

    HeatlessBBQ Well-Known Member

    How much are You trying to yield?
     
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    jtrizzy

    jtrizzy Well-Known Member

    my mix is coco, verm and gypsum thats it. I pasteurize the coco with boiling water in a bucket for a few hours than good to spawn the tubs. I just eyeball the verm and gypsum. I aim for a 1:1 ratio for substrate and spawn. I have a tub I just spawned a few days ago.
     

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    athomegrowing

    athomegrowing Well-Known Member

    I'd just buy the substrate online. You can get sanitized, pre-mixed substrate cheaply, and the reality is that sanitization and all the other shit just isn't worth the time or expense unless you are approaching it from a business perspective...
     
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    Thundercat

    Thundercat Well-Known Member

    I bought grain bags online once, and they all went to shit. I don't know if it was the store bought syringes or the grain bags I suppose but thought I'd share. When I made my own jars and syringes I had much less trouble.
     
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    jtrizzy

    jtrizzy Well-Known Member

    I don’t buy the substrate online as it is not cheap. I use coco for growing cannabis so I have an abundance of it already.... it takes 5 min to boil water. Not that time consuming. I do however buy the grain bags online as those are cheap Enough and those are a pain in the ass to pasturaize properly. Never had a grain bag go bad on me.
     
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    RedRooster898

    RedRooster898 Member

    Hell yes this is awsome thanks can’t wait to try this thanks for sharing
     
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