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InvisibleChampion des Champignons
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sawdust as casing?
    #1126090 - 12/09/02 08:43 PM (14 years, 3 days ago)

I'm all out of coir, and incidentally, money:crazy:. I'm not too fond of peat or verm as casings, and was wondering if sawdust would work well as a casing?
I know the wood won't provide any nutrients, which is a good thing, as far as a coir substitute goes, but I'm not sure if softwood sawdust will inhibit mycelial growth. I know softwood is a no-no for most species of woodlovers as a substrate, but do you think cube mycelium will still penetrate it, as it does with coir, or will resins and/or oils prevent even the permeation of mycelium, regardless of whether it's trying to metabolise the wood or not?


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OfflineDERRAYLD
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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Champion des Champignons]
    #1127253 - 12/10/02 01:33 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

I think as you`ve suggested, the oils and resins will play a major part in preventing a good flush from comign through.
I resently burtn my casing with too much Lime.
I would imagine a similar casing imbalance would result in very irregular flushes.


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #1127535 - 12/10/02 03:13 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

Why don't you like verm & moss?


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InvisibleChampion des Champignons
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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: browho4d]
    #1127664 - 12/10/02 03:52 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

verm is nasty and clingy and just irritates me.
peatmoss supports contams a lot more easily than coir (O blessed coir!)
and there's the whole pH thingy to worry about...
In the name of science, and for the benefit of my fellow AdvCultItes I suppose I'll give the sawdust a go. Give it a good boil/steep first and that.
Oh, if only I lived in a world where hardwoods were available....


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Champion des Champignons]
    #1127668 - 12/10/02 03:54 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

Verm is the devil.


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Llamanose]
    #1127676 - 12/10/02 03:57 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

In reply to:

Verm is the devil.


hehehe, yeah, I'm a little tired of it myself. Off to the petshop to get me some coir.


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Llamanose]
    #1127684 - 12/10/02 04:00 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

/me ties verm to a stake and BURNS it.


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Champion des Champignons]
    #1127741 - 12/10/02 04:27 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

Me just gettin into straw and dung.
I be sayin bye bye to the verm when these pf cake casings are done.


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Re: sawdust as casing? [Re: Champion des Champignons]
    #1127830 - 12/10/02 05:04 AM (14 years, 3 days ago)

maybe you could try damp crumbled up small bits of newspaper. time consuming to prepare, but if you got no money then... i've never tried it, but recently i found this thread.


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