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Offlineflawed
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50/50 Casting Tek
    #1121818 - 12/08/02 12:14 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Has anyone used the 50/50 Casing Tek without sterilizing or pasturizing it? Is it a bad idea to even try?


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: flawed]
    #1121860 - 12/08/02 12:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i never sterilize, but people say peat can contam easily...i guess it depends on how thick you apply the casing. if it's thin then you don't have to worry cuz the myc will colonize it fast enough. just use coir, it's so damn easy


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: rhizo]
    #1121866 - 12/08/02 12:52 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i don't know where to find coir though ..


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: flawed]
    #1121890 - 12/08/02 01:05 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Go to your local plant nursery, or even better go to your local pet store...coco coir is a bedding for lizards and animals like that, so almost every pet store sells it, its cheap for a brick of it and it expands like crazy with water...1 brick will last you a while!!


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: djneutron]
    #1121903 - 12/08/02 01:11 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

hmm, i don't know much about using coir .. do you still need to add lime or oyster shells to it? ie. what's the pH of coir? better yet, someone point me to a page about using coco coir as casing. that way i won't have to ask any more dumb questions about it :smile: 


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: flawed]
    #1121907 - 12/08/02 01:14 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

it works the same as Peat Moss/Verm plus lime....50/50+....use half coir/half vermiculite and a dash of lime....basically 1part lime to every 10 parts coir/verm


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: flawed]
    #1121911 - 12/08/02 01:16 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

ph is a little higher than peat, maybe 5-6 for coir...i don't use anything to buffer and it works fine. haven't seen contams on it and i don't sterilize or pasteurize...but i do live in a sterile bubble



*edit*
added this link working with coir


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: djneutron]
    #1122118 - 12/08/02 03:17 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Is it better to use coir and verm or just straight coir???


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: Se77vN]
    #1122120 - 12/08/02 03:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Use both 50/50+


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Re: 50/50 Casting Tek [Re: rhizo]
    #1122385 - 12/08/02 05:40 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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but i do live in a sterile bubble


Lucky bastard, you want a roommate? :smirk:


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