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    Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are full of protein, and many contain trace nutrients that are difficult to get in a regular diet absent of mushrooms. This is in part due to the fact that mushrooms are not plants. They don't produce their own food, they break down stuff they find in their environment. That makes them particularly useful in converting things that don't have nutritional value for people or animals into something that does. While feeding people sawdust is generally frowned upon, mushrooms grown on sawdust are delicious and nutritious. They can also rapidly break down your garden waste and produce a fantastic compost after the mushroom has run its course.

    A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus. Mushrooms release spores, not seeds, but can also reproduce by cloning. If you'd like to start growing your own mushrooms, it can be as easy as sticking a chunk of a live mushroom into some wet spent coffee grounds and keeping it under loose plastic. It can also be as complicated as what I do, which involves pressure cookers, laminar flow hoods, and science and stuff.

    One variety I grow is Wellington Oyster. The entire oyster family is relatively easy to grow, and most are tasty. Additionally they produce colors from white to blue to yellow to pink... and while some of these colorful varieties aren't as appetizing and lose some color during cooking, they still have a good flavor and can contribute to a very colorful mushroom patch.

    These can be grown indoors or out, and are a very fast-growing and prolific variety well suited to beginners. They prefer wood, but can be grown on coconut coir found in a pet store as reptile bedding. Ideally though, you can use some straw, dead wood or sawdust.

    Other varieties I've grown are Lion's Mane, Shiitake, and the medicinal mushrooms Reishi and Turkey Tail. Reishi has been shown in a recent NIST study to make chemotherapy 27% more successful over a broad spectrum of cancers. The company Aloha Medicinals (strangely enough located in Nevada) produces a product made of 6 concentrated varieties of cancer-fighting mushroom extracts that, while they can't say it in the U.S. due to FDA regulation, is used as the sole treatment for cancer in several third-world countries.

    So there's my elevator presentation on why you should care about mushrooms and possibly consider cultivating them.

    A great article called "Low Tech Growing" can be found at this link: http://www.alohaculturebank.com/low-tech-growing.html

    If you decide to give mushrooms a go, I'm happy to answer questions or provide cultures of the edible and medicinal mushrooms at my disposal! Don't buy the $125+ cultures from the link above. Aloha caters to commercial producers, and home hobby growers can make do with far less expensive sources found on the web, at Amazon, etc.

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    I like science. You only pick the ones with the purple ring on top. The other ones will kill you and are icky.
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      #3
      One of the great things about cultivating them is you can simply not grow the icky, deadly ones

      Lethal Amanita mushrooms often resemble small puffballs. About half the mushroom poisonings in a given year are from that very thing. Here's an Amanita that has not yet emerged from its puffball-like body, and could easily be mistaken for an edible puffball. Fortunately, the mushroom forms inside the base and then emerges, so slicing one top to bottom lets you determine if it is a puffball or amanita. Puffballs don't have the mushroom shape inside when you slice them - just all white.

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        #4


        But why is it sticking it's tongue out at me?
        Go Space Force!!!

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          #5
          It isn't. It is trying to tongue-stabilize the affected parts in the recoil pic in your sig.

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            #6
            Whats the best season, conditions to grow at home?

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              #7
              Those Wellington oyster mushrooms are beautiful.

              Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
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                #8
                Originally posted by 9mmcerebellum View Post
                mushrooms are full of protein, and many contain trace nutrients that are difficult to get in a regular diet absent of mushrooms. This is in part due to the fact that mushrooms are not plants. They don't produce their own food, they break down stuff they find in their environment. That makes them particularly useful in converting things that don't have nutritional value for people or animals into something that does. While feeding people sawdust is generally frowned upon, mushrooms grown on sawdust are delicious and nutritious. They can also rapidly break down your garden waste and produce a fantastic compost after the mushroom has run its course.

                A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus. Mushrooms release spores, not seeds, but can also reproduce by cloning. If you'd like to start growing your own mushrooms, it can be as easy as sticking a chunk of a live mushroom into some wet spent coffee grounds and keeping it under loose plastic. It can also be as complicated as what i do, which involves pressure cookers, laminar flow hoods, and science and stuff.

                One variety i grow is wellington oyster. The entire oyster family is relatively easy to grow, and most are tasty. Additionally they produce colors from white to blue to yellow to pink... And while some of these colorful varieties aren't as appetizing and lose some color during cooking, they still have a good flavor and can contribute to a very colorful mushroom patch.

                These can be grown indoors or out, and are a very fast-growing and prolific variety well suited to beginners. They prefer wood, but can be grown on coconut coir found in a pet store as reptile bedding. Ideally though, you can use some straw, dead wood or sawdust.

                Other varieties i've grown are lion's mane, shiitake, and the medicinal mushrooms reishi and turkey tail. Reishi has been shown in a recent nist study to make chemotherapy 27% more successful over a broad spectrum of cancers. The company aloha medicinals (strangely enough located in nevada) produces a product made of 6 concentrated varieties of cancer-fighting mushroom extracts that, while they can't say it in the u.s. Due to fda regulation, is used as the sole treatment for cancer in several third-world countries.

                So there's my elevator presentation on why you should care about mushrooms and possibly consider cultivating them.

                A great article called "low tech growing" can be found at this link: http://www.alohaculturebank.com/low-tech-growing.html

                if you decide to give mushrooms a go, i'm happy to answer questions or provide cultures of the edible and medicinal mushrooms at my disposal! don't buy the $125+ cultures from the link above. aloha caters to commercial producers, and home hobby growers can make do with far less expensive sources found on the web, at amazon, etc.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by swampbilly View Post


                  who are you?


                  a buddy from back in the day. glad he found his way here honestly.....
                  Go Space Force!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mayaca View Post



                    a buddy from back in the day. glad he found his way here honestly.....

                    ok...got ya

                    ifin ya vowel fur him, ima good wit it
                    "Virtute et armis"

                    Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                    https://www.uso.org

                    Islam is right about women

                    sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                    #learn2code

                    Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                    Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by swampbilly View Post


                      ok...got ya

                      ifin ya vowel fur him, ima good wit it
                      Thanks. I appreciate that. And I do vowel for him. LOL
                      Go Space Force!!!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Smudge View Post
                        Whats the best season, conditions to grow at home?
                        It depends on what you're growing, but most oysters do best in spring and fall in the house. They fruit between about 50f and 70f, so if your house stays cool in the summer that works too. Shiitake have been isolated into cold and warm weather varieties so you can just pick the one that matches your conditions.

                        Mayaka thanks for voweling for me. You and I get along much better now than over there when I was Operator6.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 9mmCerebellum View Post
                          Mayaka thanks for voweling for me. You and I get along much better now than over there when I was Operator6.

                          I waffled on you as sexoperator6, I wanted you to die of a painful std, but I did also give you credit for being the most trollish troll that ever trolled.
                          Go Space Force!!!

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                            #14
                            I learned lots from this thread, thank you 9mm!
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                              #15
                              when I get to the new house I'm srsly hitting you up 9mm. Hope you can take it. These things are fantastic, I can smell the money.

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