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My First Casing!
    #1200632 - 01/08/03 01:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

        I made my first casing about 15 minutes ago. It is about 60/40 verm/coir. It is in a aluminum baking pan and I used 1 and a half pints of PF cake. The strain is Thai, can't remember which one. The nice smell of mushrooms was wonderful. Can't wait till the real deal :smile:.

I have a few questions though. Do I need air exchange when it is colonizing, or kust when I am initializing pins? Also when should I check on it? I don't want to invite a bunch of contams in, but I don't want overlay or a dried out casing layer either.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1200658 - 01/08/03 01:07 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

You dont need good air exchange when yo uare letting the mycelium colonize the casing layer. Mist it well and then just put a top on your casings and store it away somewhere warm (preferabbly incubator) and check back on it in a week. And try not to let them get any light.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1200661 - 01/08/03 01:08 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

you want a little air exchange. if you covered the bin in foil, that should allow enough air in. if you covered in plastic wrap, you may want to poke a few holes in it. i wouldn't bother checking them for at least 3 to 5 days.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Bilge]
    #1200688 - 01/08/03 01:12 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I just put the covers of the trays on and put them in my dawer for a week. But I know with bulk substrates you must have holes poked in the lid or whatever.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1200689 - 01/08/03 01:12 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

you should poke two holes in the cover of the casings while they are colonizing and then keep them in the incubator. I would let it sit in the incubator for like 3 days then check it and make sure everything is ok. It will probably take 5-7 days for the casings to be ready to pin/fruit.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1200838 - 01/08/03 01:51 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

You should check the casing layer at least once day.
Some strains will over colonize the casing layer if you don't.

Never wait a week to check a colonizing casing layer!~




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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Roadkill]
    #1200937 - 01/08/03 02:18 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

my first casings was showing mycelium on day 2 then put in the terrarium on day 4. I would open the casin and fan like a fruiting chamber but only once a day.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1200959 - 01/08/03 02:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Me, poke 8 holes, check every two days, 5 to 7 days of incubation depending on strain. Mist heavy after incubation.

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Re: My First Casing! [Re: MAIA]
    #1201267 - 01/08/03 03:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks guys, I think I'll check them every other day. How do I know when to stop patching and when to start pinning?

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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1201271 - 01/08/03 03:49 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Warning....You better check Puerto Rican and South American strains every 8 to 12 hours...they colonize quicky!~


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Roadkill]
    #1201276 - 01/08/03 03:54 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks Road, I have some SA jars that I am going to case.

Do you know the answer to my question?

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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Redstorm]
    #1201375 - 01/08/03 04:37 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

This question > "How do I know when to stop patching and when to start pinning?"

I hardly ever have to patch.
I usually get lucky and have the mycelium evenly colonize the casing layer.
I think the key is having an even substrate layer and putting down an even casing layer.

When I do patch... I just patch the heavy mycelium spots that come up through the casing layer.

Basically when you have the mycelium coming up nice and even...fruit the son of a biotch.
Don't let the mycelium colonize too much of the casing layer.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Roadkill]
    #1201386 - 01/08/03 04:39 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks Road, you're always good for a helpful answer!

~Peace


Edited by Redstorm (01/08/03 04:57 PM)


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Roadkill]
    #1201415 - 01/08/03 04:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

LOL, A friend has some creepers he cased last night. He put 3 1/2 pint cakes in each 9" x 12" casing. I'm gonna have to tell him to keep an eye on it cuz I heard they colonize fast as hell.


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Re: My First Casing! [Re: SHR00M0L0GIST]
    #1201441 - 01/08/03 04:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I have done alot of the Creeper's.
Most of the time they colonize fast as hell.
The time I did the horse poo tek pictorial....they took forever.
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Re: My First Casing! [Re: Roadkill]
    #1201507 - 01/08/03 05:15 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

LOL, that tutorial is good though. Thanks a lot for sharing with us man. It actually helped me with my new project.


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