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OfflineMycotopian
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50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir
    #1302342 - 02/12/03 12:01 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I am doing 50/50+ Casing Tek. I am interested in adding Coco Coir to this tek. How much, by percentage, would you add? I'm thinking 50% verm, 25% peet, 25% coir or should I just leave out peet. Which is better peet moss or coco coir?


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1302353 - 02/12/03 12:05 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I go with 50% Coco Coir.


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1302385 - 02/12/03 12:20 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I do the 30/30/30/10 tek, 10 being calcium carbonate.


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302392 - 02/12/03 12:22 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

verm on bottom,.

100% coco on top. Its the bomb baby


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302417 - 02/12/03 12:29 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Do you just put plain verm on the bottom or do you put the 30/30/30/10 through the whole case?


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1302425 - 02/12/03 12:32 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I use nothing on bottom.


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302455 - 02/12/03 12:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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I use nothing on bottom.



Isn't one of the functions of a case to provide moisture and function as a resevoir of water? Do you use the top layer to do that?


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302465 - 02/12/03 12:52 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So let me make sure I understand you method. You set the cakes on the bottom of the pan and fill the rest with your mixture covering to about 1" above the cakes?


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Seeka]
    #1302491 - 02/12/03 01:02 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

>Do you use the top layer to do that?

That?s what casing is about, yes.

Read http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3288 .


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302844 - 02/12/03 03:22 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

anno, just read that thoroughly. I must say, thats the best place to start when talking about casings. It talks about coir, verm, pete and lime and oystershell. It also talks about the pros and cons of having a layer underneath, and wether to put verm or 50/50+ on the bottom, or to just leave it be.

great reading material.


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1302919 - 02/12/03 03:50 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Hey expert growers/scientists!

I have a question along the same topic as this thread. I plan on doing my first casing later this week with 50/50 verm/coir and spring water, and I was considering adding some ground egg shells to the mix to bump up the pH a little and be a long term buffer. (Since pH coir ~ 5.8-6.5, and supposedly optimal casing pH ~ 7.5)

So...
Does anyone know the appromiate pH of egg shells? If not...
What do you think is a good ratio of egg shells to casing material?

Thanks


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: ClosetCase]
    #1303027 - 02/12/03 04:35 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know at what pH egg shells buffer, but make sure and sterilize that shit.

10% by volume would be a nice place to start.


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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1303887 - 02/12/03 11:07 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

I use nothing on bottom. 




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Re: 50/50+ Casing Tek and Coco Coir [Re: Anno]
    #1305174 - 02/13/03 10:31 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Hey Anno, 30/30/30/10 tek, 10 being calcium carbonate
Do you mean by weight or volume?
I am guessing weight because that would be alot of calcium carbonate.


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