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50/50 casing expansion %?
    #11176602 - 10/03/09 08:21 PM (8 years, 11 months ago)

Ok so i have 3 tubs that are 61x47.5 cm =2787.7 cm sq so i want my casing layer around 2.5cm thick that means i have (2787.7) x (3[tubs])x (2.5cm[ht of casing])= 20907cc's

unfortunately i only have 8 qts verm and 8 qts pete so 16 x 946.352946cc [1 US quart] = 15141 cc's

however i know that this stuff will expand when water is added and my question is how much will it expand? im hoping i can get away with not getting any more materials but i do have a litle extra verm i could throw on unless that would be less effective???


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Re: 50/50 casing expansion %? [Re: MagicMaker]
    #11176672 - 10/03/09 08:36 PM (8 years, 11 months ago)

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i want my casing layer around 2.5cm




No you don't. Do you? Sure doesn't sound right.


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Re: 50/50 casing expansion %? [Re: Doc_T]
    #11176730 - 10/03/09 08:51 PM (8 years, 11 months ago)

50/50+ casing tek

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Next, take a mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% vermiculite, sterilized or pasteurized (more info on that at the bottom) real moist, once again squeeze out excess water, then just lightly place it over the mycelium layer, about a 1/2" to 3/4" just so it covers the mycelium layer. You can also use a little deeper layer, about 3/4" to 1" to allow for a stronger casing layer that will be helpful for more flushes. The downside is it takes a little longer to colonize and fruit. Although in the long run it is well worth it. Only use the 1" thick casing layer if you're using whole cakes or a deep substrate.




do you have a better tek? why dont you not try and be a dick and tell me how much i should need if im wrong? but how could you know, you dont know how thick my substrate is


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Re: 50/50 casing expansion %? help [Re: MagicMaker]
    #11179161 - 10/04/09 10:41 AM (8 years, 11 months ago)

a few questions, #1 my bins are fully colonized (straw) now and i have to leave town wednesday night until sunday evening, should i case today or wednesday? im thinking i want to initiate fruiting conditions soon  since im moving on the 22nd and want to have enough time for my flushes #2 will i have enough time for flushes if i wait till wednesday to case?

#3 if my casing layer is going to be a little under an inch thick how long should it take to colonize fully?

i just dont know if i will fuck my pin set if i case today then leave wednesday (check for myc pushing through, and patch it if it is) but then if i patch and wait 4 days it could mess up the pin set if more places need patching, but i also have a time frame to keep in mind



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Re: 50/50 casing expansion %? [Re: MagicMaker]
    #11179185 - 10/04/09 10:47 AM (8 years, 11 months ago)

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MagicMaker said:
50/50+ casing tek

Quote:

Next, take a mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% vermiculite, sterilized or pasteurized (more info on that at the bottom) real moist, once again squeeze out excess water, then just lightly place it over the mycelium layer, about a 1/2" to 3/4" just so it covers the mycelium layer. You can also use a little deeper layer, about 3/4" to 1" to allow for a stronger casing layer that will be helpful for more flushes. The downside is it takes a little longer to colonize and fruit. Although in the long run it is well worth it. Only use the 1" thick casing layer if you're using whole cakes or a deep substrate.




do you have a better tek? why dont you not try and be a dick and tell me how much i should need if im wrong? but how could you know, you dont know how thick my substrate is




No I don't know what you are doing. But if you are coming here to ask about it, then you don't know what you are doing either.
If that's being a dick, then I'm a dick.

The tek you quote gives one inch- 2.5 cm- as the maximum depth of casing, to be used only if your substrate is unnaturally deep.

But hey-it's your grow. You know what you want to do. Why bother asking?


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Re: 50/50 casing expansion %? [Re: Doc_T]
    #11179206 - 10/04/09 10:53 AM (8 years, 11 months ago)

ya i did come here to ask, but you didn't provide any help you just criticized, anyway do you have any input on my other question? my sub is like 6 in deepish so maybe i dont need a whole inch


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