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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: shroomy84 on April 03, 2006, 05:45:12 PM

Title: Contamination Prevention
Post by: shroomy84 on April 03, 2006, 05:45:12 PM
I would like to know how much 3% hydrogen peroxide to mix with water in order for it to be safe enough for mycelium to grow healthy?
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: anno on April 04, 2006, 11:23:54 PM
When would you liike to add the peroxide?
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: shroomy84 on April 11, 2006, 11:45:35 AM
I would like to know if it would be alright to add 50%,  3%Hydrogen Peroxide and 50% Spring water and spray the surroundings of the terrerium for good moisture be alright?
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: anno on April 14, 2006, 05:20:27 AM
50% of the 3% might be too strong to spray on the casing surface.
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: shroomy84 on April 20, 2006, 12:54:38 PM
Anno, do you think that  25-30% 0f 3% Hydrogen Peroxide mixed along with 75-70% water be alright to spray in the terrerium?
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: anno on April 23, 2006, 03:19:14 PM
I wouldn't spray such a high peroxode comncentration on the casing surface, no.

In fact, I don't use any peroxide in the spraying water at all.
Title: Re: Contamination Prevention
Post by: phalcon005 on May 05, 2006, 08:51:11 AM
In Paul Stamet's Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms he recommends using a 1:100 dilution of 3% peroxide as a cleaning agent.  I've used it numerous times and it seems to work just fine.  The only problem with peroxide is fungal mycelium resists it, so if there is any molds growing it might not be completely killed.