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Redcap66

Blue Oyster growing on corn

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I like growing mushrooms as much as I like studying them These are Pleurotus ostreatus/ Blue Oyster. My lc/ Liquid culture is a corn water LC that I make from the leftover popcorn juice in the pressure cooker. As you can see the spawn I use for inoculation is popcorn. Fastest spawn medium I have ever used. My substrate is corn husk. Straw works great also. I just like using what I don't have to pay for. Fortunately for me,I live right smack in the middle of the country. Plenty of useful left overs to choose from. I will get into the details of How to do this Tek as I go.

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Neat stuff. Could I use ground corn cob as a substrate in this same manner? Do you pasteurize your substrates?

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Yes you can use corn cob in this fashion and yes you need to pasteurize. Corn itself has great potential for fungus growth.

Little fun fact......a common corn-centric fungus ustilago maydis, or corn smut, is considered a blight or pathogen but it actually renders corn MORE NUTRITIONAL!!!!

and great job redcap! take it from me.....this will eventually become a moderately obsessive financially draining obsession.

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