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|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 11:08 pm:|
i was thinking of trying the alien substrate, and so i went down to the health food store to get the stuff... they had everything except the finch-seed... is that just birdseed for finches like you get at a pet store?.... well, if not, i don't know where i could get it... the recipe says not to substitute anything or it will screw up the balance in the substrate... anyone have any experience with this substrate or know the answer to my finch seed question...?
|By Festerfreak (Festerfreak) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 11:43 pm:|
I use the penningtons brand they sell at walmart it works great. I let it steep in hot water for about an hour because it has some crap called bird-kote.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 11:50 pm:|
thanx fester... it's odd... the ASF i got was from the shroomery and the ingredients are as follows:
Alien Substrate Formula
· 2/3 cup of quinoa (health food store)
· 2/3 cup long grain brown rice (grocery store)
· 2 1/4 cups spring water
· 1 1/4 cups vermiculite (Wal-Mart)
· 1/8 cup flax seed (measured before grinding)
· 1/8 cup finch seed (measured before grinding)
1/8 cup whole grain rye (rye berries) (measured before grinding)
however, in the archives here, in the alien tek the ingredients are:
Alien Substrate Formula
2/3 cup of quinoa (health food store)
2/3 cup long grain brown rice (grocery store)
2 1/4 cups spring water
1 1/4 cups vermiculite (Wal-Mart)
1/8 cup flax seed (measured before grinding)
1/8 cup rye berries (measured before grinding)
could this be an older formula, a newer formula, or just a different one altogether... Fester, you must use the first one right? is there something wrong with doing it without the finch seed like it is stated here in the archives?
|By Nan (Nanook) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 03:33 am:|
Yes Alien updated his Tek, I am not sure which substrate is his most current, both substrates will work.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 03:55 am:|
thank you Nan... i wasn't sure if it would hurt going without the finch seed
|By Nan (Nanook) on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 04:35 am:|
I don't see any problem with skipping the finch seed as long as the substrate has the proper
consistency and moisture content.