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lun0s

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Mushroom Strands
« on: November 25, 2009, 03:37:19 PM »

Hey a shop in my city sells mushroom spores, and has three strands(didn't know there were strands LOL). Just wondering whats the difference of all of them? The strands they sell are EQ, B+ and Argentina
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dub504

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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 05:32:30 PM »

They're all pretty much the same.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 07:45:01 PM »

Dub is right. From what i've learned from everyone, a cubensis is a cubensis. Check out Ralphsters or another good spore site for more info on those 3 strains. They will have some brief descriptions on them.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 09:33:27 PM »

Thanks for the reference site (Ralhpsters). Seems either Arg. or EQ is what would be good for me to start cultivating for my first attempt. I still need to buy all the materials :\
Edit; How reliable is ralphsters by chance cause i might order from them. Though how do they expect a money order? Via mail?
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 11:11:40 PM »

I recently ordered from Ralphsters and i am currently awaiting my spores. I was sent an email after only 3 days (after i sent my money) saying that my spores were shipped. I've read many threads on this forum that will tell you that Ralphsters is VERY reliable. I love the wide variety as well. Quite fun reading up on all the strains. He only accepts Money Orders or Cash. You can read up on his Website for more info about Payment options. I chose to send Cash, completely sure that my order would be shipped quickly and safely. Just keep reading the website for more info. and good luck!  ^_^
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 11:14:13 PM »

P.S. Yes, once you fill out your order online, it will give you instructions on where to mail your payment. Its quite simple really. Hope this heps and Good Luck!  ^_^
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 06:09:24 AM »

Ralphsters = no problems. Prompt. Responds to questions. Fixes mistakes. Good source.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 01:27:19 PM »

Well I will buy locally probably, they also are willing to order specific strands if I ask, I asked them to order possibly Brazaillian (I liked the description on Ralphsters). I have other questsions but I will wait until later today, got stuff I have to do. Plus I will be able to search a little before asking.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 04:38:48 PM »

I grew Brazil a few times. They didn't get very big or tall. They were kind of hard to clean because of the size. They do the trick though... :ph34r: I wonder if it was a once off genetic thing w/ that batch of spores.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 04:49:19 PM »

Any suggestions for a strand that could do good for speed growing, and not so many aborts?
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dub504

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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 05:05:05 PM »

The Brazils fruited like crazy and they do just keep coming. Here are some I grew on straw  http://www.fungifun.org/forum/index.php?topic=1691.20 Any of those strains that that shop sells should be fine. B+ is a winner, I haven't grown the others that you listed. Truth is they all colonize at similar speeds and if you don't drown them you'll get few aborts.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 06:31:20 PM »

I've been having very good results with TAK Mt. strain from Ralph's.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2009, 11:05:52 AM »

Well I just tried cubensis mushrooms last night, was insane so I am definently going to grow my own the next time I want to eat them :D Will be picking up my first spore syringe today at a local shop.
EDIT: Bought the spore syringe, though I can barely see any spores in the water(maybe one ore two black specs I can see in there). Is that normal when you buy a spore syringe or are there lots of spores in that clear water that  I cannot see?
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 02:06:03 AM »

Spores are tiny. Get sexy, shake em up and squirt em on into some grains!
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2009, 07:49:29 AM »

LMAO DUB  ^_^
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 08:54:22 AM »

Alright =P Whats a good sized terrarium to use, I'm not really sure how big(or small) I should get tomorrow while I'm out picking up supplies.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2009, 10:50:02 AM »

Depends, how much you want to grow. What works for you?
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2009, 10:52:01 AM »

I am hoping to maybe grow from 6-8 rice cakes, I am not sure though how high the mushrooms actually can grow, I wouldn't want to have them hit the stop and be stunted.
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2009, 11:07:17 AM »

if your lucky you could get some fruits as tall as 10 inchs... but on cakes, (1st time grow) be happy if you get 3 to 6 inch fruits.  -_-
so you should start with a 54qt container or 20 to 30 gal tank...G/L and put up pics!!! :ph34r:
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Re: Mushroom Strands
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2009, 11:25:19 AM »

Thanks, I'm still having a bit of trouble finding some jars locally(don't want to do any ordering on-line right now) that will do, most have lips that would prevent the rice cakes from falling out nicely. I plan on posting some pictures when I get my first flush, 2nd et cetera. Only got the camera on my phone though so don't expect no high quality pictures :P
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