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OfflineDogomush
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Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays?
    #1332118 - 02/24/03 04:48 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hey, so I know this dude, and he's a cop. Or no, I'm a cop, and I'm wondering something to help me identify mushroom grow-ops.

A hypothetical criminal is planning on doing his second grow, and wants to keep things nice and simple. He wants to colonize a bunch of cakes and then case them in the bottom of his aquarium. The bottom few inches of the 10 gallon aquarium would be wrapped in electrical tape to keep light out, and a healthy number of cakes would be crumbled and sliced into the bottom.

I guess the question is, has anybody tried this and if so what were the results? I'm thinking that the casing should create the microclimate humid enough for the mushrooms maybe with a little misting here and there. Anybody know any reason why this shouldn't work? The only thing I'm thinking of is if water drips down the side, it could be trouble.

Oh, and I'm not really a cop, but I wish I was.


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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1332149 - 02/24/03 04:57 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have never done this with a regular aquarium, but it should work just as well as with a rubbermaid. keep in mind that you are talking a lot of grain, so this criminal should keep an eye out for contams.
Has this hypothetical criminal tried poo [or any other non grain bulk]? it tends to sustain a crop longer before contamination than straight grain, and yields larger fruits.


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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1332300 - 02/24/03 05:47 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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This answer your Q?

Plastic trays are better to work with.

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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: canid]
    #1334030 - 02/25/03 10:26 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, this hypothetical criminal who lives in my head has done poo before, and it's likely he will with this, so long as he can find some on the snow-covered trails.


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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No tra [Re: Dogomush]
    #1334479 - 02/25/03 12:42 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

This criminal should be aware that cleaning the aquarium might prove to be a pain in the ass when he is done.


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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1334591 - 02/25/03 01:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Yes 10 gallon aquariums work nice.
One of my friends uses several.


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PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: Roadkill]
    #1334674 - 02/25/03 01:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: Ever cased straight on the bottom of an aquarium? No trays? [Re: TheHateCamel]
    #1334732 - 02/25/03 02:00 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Dunking a casing is not necessary cause you have a casing layer.
You keep the casing layer moist there is no need to dunk.

There are exceptions.
Example...Mushroom John had a container of compost at his place.
He had terrible humidity...and the compost looked almost dried up.

I brought it over to my place and put a casing layer on it.
Nothing happened after 7 days...no mycelium was colonizing the casing layer!
So I pulled the casing layer off and dunked the block of compost for several hours.
Put it back into the container and recased it with a 60/40 Verm and Coco Coir casing layer.
The casing layer colonized very nice.
Now its fruiting!


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