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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushroom Spawn (Low Tech)

    Hi there, I would say for the growing medium (straw), that boiling would be ok, but with soaking first and draining, then heating/steaming, it is all ready to go for inoculation with less chance of contamination. The medium should not be dry (gravity draining is fine). Equally, with seed and spawn propagation, I would suggest it should be drained then steamed to create less chances for contamination.But really, you can try different things and let us know how you go, it's all a learning experience. :) All the best!

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushroom Spawn (Low Tech)

    Sorry I can't help you much here, it really depends on the country where you live. Have a look on the web for others growing in your area, perhaps a forum and ask there.

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Hi there... Regarding lighting, I have never grown in artificial light but I would recommend 12hrs on 12 hrs off, much like nature provides. Hope you have great success!

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Another way to increase oxygen to the mushrooms is to leave the substrate in the growing bags but make 2cm x-cuts at intervals around the bag. This will promote pinning in those areas and improve yeild consistancy.

    Another way to increase oxygen to the mushrooms is to leave them in the growing bags but make 2cm cross cuts at intervals around the bag. This will promote pinning in those areas.

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  • How to Make a Fedora (Indiana Jones')

    Sounds great... if you remember post some pictures.

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Ineffective straw sterilisation can allow other fungi and moulds to grow in the substrate leading to contamination. If you are noticing sprouting grass from your substrate look out for unusual varieties of fungi. Although I wouldn't recommend eating them, ink caps can actually be eaten, but like their colloquial name (tippler's bane) suggests, they react with alcohol giving you a 4-5 day hangover.

    Ineffective straw sterilisation can allow other fungi and moulds to grow in the substrate leading to contamination. If you are noticing sprouting grass from your substrate look out for unusual varieties of fungi. Although I would recommend to eating them, ink caps can actually be eaten, but like their colloquial name (tippler's bane) suggests, they react with alcohol giving you a 4-5 day hangover.

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Oyster mushrooms can actually grow in salt water. In a trial testing the ability of oyster mushroom mycelia to break down hydrocarbons, Paul Stamets (world-renowned expert in mushrooms and other fungi) noted that oyster mushrooms grew at a rate of 75% in salt water. So, it appears that it shouldn't be too detrimental to use your water with a slightly higher salinity.

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  • rocketsurgery commented on larsenwork's instructable Indoor Hammock Wall Mount4 months ago
    Indoor Hammock Wall Mount

    Thanks for your attractive hammock wall mount... it's just brilliant! I know how difficult it is to find suitable wall mounting hardware, as I have recently mounted an indoor hammock myself. In the end I used a gate hinge fitting with coach bolts going entirely through the block wall. I then attached a chunky D shackle to connect a carabiner to, making it easy to pack away (into a wall cupboard at one end). Anyway, great job and thanks for sharing!

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  • rocketsurgery commented on GYROQuilling's instructable Quilled Paper Dandelion Poof4 months ago
    Quilled Paper Dandelion Poof

    Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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