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birthing a casing.
    #1083693 - 11/25/02 06:10 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I need some advice, please. I?ve read and re-read all the FAQs, and even bought the cultivators? bible, but to no avail. I need close-up pictures!

It?s my first casing, so I?m keen to get the transition to pinset right. Exactly when do I put the semi-colonised casing into the terrarium, for the cold /light /humidity /fresh air to do their magic? I read about ?mycelium in the valleys?, about ?watering the casing up to its optimum moisture? and about the dangers of overlay, but I still don?t know what it should look like. Is the pic on Stamets? p. 121 what I?m after? Or the one on p. 137 ? The first is of compost, and the second is an unhelpful side view. Mine is 50/50+ and it looks like a few snowflakes.

Unfortunately I cannot upload a picture of my casing for comments, so some links to pictures would be gratefully appreciated. I?ve probably been sitting in my mercury bath for too long, and missed my moment.


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Re: birthing a casing. [Re: shirley knott]
    #1083777 - 11/25/02 07:30 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Is the pic on Stamets? p. 121 what I?m after?
No.

>Or the one on p. 137 ?
No.

Color plate 13 and 15 without the shrooms.


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Re: birthing a casing. [Re: Anno]
    #1083794 - 11/25/02 07:56 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

thanks. anyone else have any tips on when best to move my casing into the sauna?
can I still adjust the moisture content, or is it too late?


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