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OfflineShpongloid
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Casing Help!
    #1120373 - 12/07/02 08:21 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

What are the pros and cons of putting a bottom layer of vermiculite in your casing tray? Will I be in trouble if I don't use a bottom layer when using a foil baking pan for my tray?


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Re: Casing Help! [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1120392 - 12/07/02 08:31 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

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Will I be in trouble if I don't use a bottom layer when using a foil baking pan for my tray? 


I don't use a bottom layer, as long as you don't over saturate your casing you'll be fine without a bottom layer. 
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  What are the pros and cons of putting a bottom layer of vermiculite in your casing tray?



Pro: The bottom layer can act as a water reservoir for the myceilum, meaning it soaks up excess moisture.
Con:  Its an extra, unecessary step.  :smirk: 


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Re: Casing Help! [Re: Skikid16]
    #1120413 - 12/07/02 08:42 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

How thick should the substrate layer be, and the casing layer, I hear, should be 1/4 the thickness of the substrate layer? Is this true?


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Re: Casing Help! [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1120416 - 12/07/02 08:44 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

You can make your substrate as thick as you'd like, mine is usually around 1 to 2 inches, and my casing layer is usually around 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.


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Re: Casing Help! [Re: Skikid16]
    #1120904 - 12/08/02 01:01 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

1-2 inches skikid??
I can`t even begin fathoming such a thin substrate layer man.
My substrate layer seldom goes below 6 - 7 inches.
Granted I grow with bigger tubs but in general I`d always try to make a thicker casing layer.
More bang for the buck.
I normally go for dung/straw based substrates but I`ll be trying a big grain tub, bulk grain.
Keen to see the results


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