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Re: Casing not fruiting?
    #10447 - 03/31/00 05:12 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

It sounds to me as if you have over humidified your casing. The growth of mycelium you have is known as overlay, which is a side-effect of over humidifying. Actually casing's donot need as much misting as cakes do. That is the whole job description that the casing layer serves on the chopped cakes: to keep the chopped cakes moist. It, it's self needs very little misting until after every flush. Until then if you see moisture( doesnt have to be a river of water) on the sides of your growing chamber. The best advise I could give at this point is to scrape the casing layer off with a fork as much as possible and recase with dry vermiculite. Mabe it will fruit. The last time I had overlay, that tray never did fruit. Oh' one other thing. If your spores didnot "have sex", then all you will get is white growth and no fruiting. A good way to know if they mated or not is to look at the jar for ropy strands of growth this is a good sign that the spores did mate and you may just as earlier noted have over misted.

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Re: Casing not fruiting?
    #10449 - 04/01/00 08:31 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

you may want to try cold shocking. I've seen it done at 60F for 38-40hrs.
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Re: Casing not fruiting?
    #10450 - 04/01/00 11:09 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I would also vote for cold shocking. Put tin foil over the container and put if frig for a day (or even 12 hours or so)

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