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Your opinion on Casing..
    #1138653 - 12/13/02 01:28 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Everyone seems to have their favorite methods, and pros and cons of each different tek for casing. Im going to be trying casing for the first time soon, and am really baffled at which one is superior. What do all you pros suggest the easiest, and most successful method will be. A 50/50 or coco coir are where im leaning right now...


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1138978 - 12/13/02 03:36 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Just stick with a straight 50/50 peat moss and vermiculite. Maybe add a dash of oyster shell if you can get it. Put a layer of moist vermiculite on the bottom too. That works well with little dissapointment. In my opinion anyways...


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: djcube]
    #1138995 - 12/13/02 03:39 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

don't forget to add a little lime to lower the pH to protect against contaminants as added precaution. It can be had for $2 a 50lb bag at the big depot.


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1139277 - 12/13/02 05:57 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

50-50 you cant loose


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: sinoptiK]
    #1139338 - 12/13/02 06:34 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Alright, thanks for the reassurance guys. How many 1/2 pint colonized jars per tray (ill probably use disposable cake pans) would you recommend? And is lime...the same as hydrated lime?


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1139345 - 12/13/02 06:36 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I.m no expert but I used two jars per disposible cake pan and had great results :grin:


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: noisycricket]
    #1139444 - 12/13/02 07:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Well I say no to 50/50 and yes to coir/verm/oyster shell.


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #1139550 - 12/13/02 08:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Woulda be able to point in the direction of the exact tek?


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1140287 - 12/14/02 08:11 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I just did a little comparison, and although it was small scale (i.e. only one of each!), I got some results of sorts:

50/50+ (oyster 15% and lime 4%) and pure coir both colonised the casing layer faster and thicker than either straight verm or 50/50 with nothing added. I think the verm one dried out a little quicker, too.

they're all still pinning, so maybe yields will end up all the same. best of the lot (fast, thick and bigger fruits) was with the one where I soaked the cakes before I cased them.

Anyone else done similar recent casing research? we could add all the results together, and maybe it'd become mathematically significant, or something. i dunno...

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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: shirley knott]
    #1140546 - 12/14/02 10:20 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Hey, thanks alot Shirley, let us know what you find at harvest :P I think i will go with 50/50 mix with 4% lime, and 15% oyster shells. But where can i buy lime...What would i ask for?


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #1140556 - 12/14/02 10:26 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

derrayld, I think I read somewhere that you always use 6 inches of substrate. how big do your shrooms grow? and does temp play a bit part?



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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1141289 - 12/14/02 03:59 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

>But where can i buy lime...What would i ask for?

Any garden center should have it. Try Home Depot, they have perlite too :smile:
 


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    #1141508 - 12/14/02 06:18 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: mdog]
    #1141757 - 12/14/02 09:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Over at nansnook i was just reading that i should do a 50/50 casing with verm and coir and not worry about lime, as the coir would take care of any PH problems. Opinions?


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1141821 - 12/14/02 10:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Do you need a pressure cooker to sterilize 50/50 of peat and verm or coir and oysters? or could you put them in the jars and just boil them in your pot?


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: TriptopinkFloyd]
    #1141839 - 12/14/02 10:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

um. read about pasturizing.


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: PDU]
    #1141846 - 12/14/02 11:01 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks alot I never knew you could pastuerize in the microwave...


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: TriptopinkFloyd]
    #1142227 - 12/15/02 05:52 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

yeah the micro works great! i started using that method when sterilizing my peat moss and verm+ lime, and to answer your question about pastuerizing its a good idea with your peat and whatever else your going to be using as a casing layer, but of course if your casing you should know that already.


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Re: Your opinion on Casing.. [Re: mdog]
    #1142232 - 12/15/02 05:53 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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