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OfflineAngry Mycologist
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I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)...
    #1259861 - 01/29/03 07:28 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Alright, I feel I'm ready to move into the world of casings as I've had two very succesful grows just using the ordinary PF-Tek.  One thing has been bothering me.  This has to do with the need for lower humidity while fruiting casings.  I'm used to using perlite and keeping the rH above 95%.

I don't want to have to use perlite until I see pins, then remove the perlite (too much work  :tongue: ).  I have a 17 gallon sterilite container.....can I get by with just the moisture from the casings and possibly a few mistings? 

Thanks in advance for the fla.....I mean help  :grin: 


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1259866 - 01/29/03 07:31 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

be difficult one tiny tub of perlite should keep it pretty moist but thats relative to the tub of perlite to the growing container.


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1259891 - 01/29/03 07:44 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Ive found that the more moisture and the more humidity even with my casings the better. I know cakes are suppose to have 95 to 100 humidity and casing around 90 But pins take off  :smile:when i have tons of moisture in there and they make big cute shroomies. 


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1259902 - 01/29/03 07:51 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

cover the casing with plastic wrap with a few wholes punched in it for air exchange . :smirk:
an air stone in some water might help too . 


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1259923 - 01/29/03 08:05 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Youve always been such a....specialist ya see...


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1259974 - 01/29/03 08:50 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Seems to me you want the best of both worlds...dont we all.


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: TxTec]
    #1260008 - 01/29/03 09:28 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Thank you all for the replies so far.  I am still undecided.  :smirk: 


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1260021 - 01/29/03 09:36 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

yeah casings usually keep up their own humidity but if you needed additional moisture , instead of putting your perlite on the floor of your fruting chamber put it in a small dish or something and place it in there. i dont see how it would be much more of a "hassle" because you already have to open your chamber to fan so why not reach down in there and take out the small dish of perlite?????


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1260146 - 01/29/03 11:27 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Hey Angry M,

Man dude, you gottah try "poon'in it"... this is only my second grow attempt (the first was successful to a certain degree) and I'm already spawning on horse poo... 2 of my 5 tuppewares are about 90% colonized, the others I didn't spawn til' like 3 days later so they're 3 days behind! But so far it's a fucking breeze! As long as you pastuerize that poo!:)

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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: MushGirl]
    #1260945 - 01/30/03 08:09 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Agreed - having a little extra humidity is far preferable to not having enough. Too much and they might get a little fuzzy around the base. Too little and the caps get all scaly-looking and they don't grow so well.

FanaTEK


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: FanaTEK]
    #1260959 - 01/30/03 08:13 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I will take my casings dow to about 75% then bounce them around between 80-85%
seems to work pretty good for me.


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Chills420 version2]
    #1262069 - 01/30/03 02:39 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Alright, thanks for the help guys, looks like I'm gonna try it.  Wish me luck  :cool: 


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Re: I'm going to start my first casings (surprise)... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1262077 - 01/30/03 02:42 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Good Luck...  :smirk: 


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