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Soviet Pig

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A few questions....
    #1127599 - 12/10/02 03:31 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

1) Why is the 50/50 casing layer better for the mushrooms than say a straight vermiculate casing?

2) Is the 50/50 a good start after straight vermiculate or are there better?

3) The Hawks Eye says to just put the trays into your terrarium after cased. Aren't you supposed to cover them with seran wrap and wait for recolinzation?

4) Where can you buy autoclavable bags not on the internet?

thanks all

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Re: A few questions.... [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #1127652 - 12/10/02 03:48 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)


1) It seems to hold water a little better than straight verm, and you can tell easier when 50/50 is drying out. Also, it seems that there are some microbes present in peat, and not so in verm. These microbes (if helpful, which is obtained by pasteurization) occupy some of the casing layer making it harder for contams to take hold. But to this extent, if peat is not sterilized or pasteurized correctly, it can have a higher frequency of contamination compared to unsterilized verm.

2) Yeah

3) It's recommended, but apparently its not entirely needed, Vatoloco posted in a thread about three days ago that he doesn't incubate his casings, he simply puts it in the fruiting chamber right after casings with no adverse effects. (if I'm remembering correctly, if not, I apologize.)

4) Don't know, never used them, I just pasteurize in a pillowcase, or in the oven.

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Re: A few questions.... [Re: Skikid16]
    #1127677 - 12/10/02 03:57 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I always put my casing directly in the terreium until I read different.
I am going to start doing that again I think.


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