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Old 02-10-2009, 01:30 AM
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this is going to be my first real "bulk grow". i've successfully grown mushrooms three times before, all were kits using 1 pint of rye as spawn and 3 pounds of composted cow manure. each kit produced three flushes and averaged around 10 grams dried per flush.

i am going to be spawning 3 gallons of spawn ( cambodian ankgor wat ) into 120 pounds of black cow composted cow manure mixed with 15 pounds pastuerized millet. cased with peatmoss pH adjusted with lime.

i will be utilising (3) 32 gallon roughneck totes. each tote has a 65cfm 4" computer fan with proper filters, each tote also has a 6" 5000K fluorescent light operated on 12VDC. i also have an automatic misting system consisting of a 5 gallon bucket, a hydroponic mini pump , also running off of 12VDC, with 3/8" tubing running to 12 aeroponic misters ( four in each tote with them mounted in the corners ). each totes has its own heating pad. all of this runs back to one programmable set of timers (actually its more like a mini computer that has inputs and outputs).

i layered the spawn and the substrate. each container is separated into 5
layers

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CASING LAYER
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SUBSTRATE 20LBS
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SPAWN 1/2 GALLON
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SUBSTRATE 20LBS
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SPAWN 1/2 GALLON
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i just cased yesterday. the mycellium grew more rapidly than in the kits i've tried before. during colonization i had an air exchange rate of once every 2 days with the misters set to one second bursts four times a day. with absolutely no light. its around 84 degrees with 87%RH. when the casing layer is about 90% colonized im going to set a light cycle of 12/12. im also going to bring the temps down to 74 degrees. i have been slowly increasing the air exchange rate to 3 times a day as opposed to the begining of the spawn run which was once every 2 days.

it kinda sucks because i dont have a digital camera but im going to give detailed updates. criticizims and comments welcome. i am hoping to harvest between 2-3 pounds dry.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:46 PM
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you place millet inyour sub and simply pasteurize? bet it contams,,,but good luck and let us know the outcome!
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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Thats an interesting system you'v got there. How about some pics ?

Hope this run works out for you.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:39 PM
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Is it possible to get an update on the ubove TEK?

Wouild love to hear how its going.

Best of luck
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:23 PM
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Since it was done all wrong I bet he never got shit out of it....dont follow this tek...it is a waste of time...
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:48 PM
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I Agree, mainly because he said he used "black cow" (actually sold as "black kow" with a k) brand manure, and from what I've seen it colonizes, but usually hardly pins, and I have seen 2 people try and use it with the same results (not in person, because it was in a grow log, but there was pictures.). I feel bad for this guy because he wasted 40 pounds bulk sub, and 1 gallon of spawn. even though the bulk sub was hardly a bulk sub...
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:18 PM
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Where Would I Aquire A Mister From???
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:15 AM
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kow is to strong , put a little with the grain and it eats it up
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