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double casing layer?
    #1341004 - 02/27/03 04:37 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

would this work any better then a single? Maybe even make a tripple casing layer? this is what i mean I tried a single and it kinda sucked out for me. Will the mycelium take nutrients all the way from the bottum cakes to the shrooms on top? Thanks.

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|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| 50/50 mix
|[=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====]| Cakes
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| 50/50 mix
|[=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====][=====]| Cakes
|&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&| verm
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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dr4g0n]
    #1341051 - 02/27/03 05:14 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

No. The point of a casing layer is to retain moisture and protect the substrate from contamination. Putting additional layers of casing material inside of the substrate serves no purpose.


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dog]
    #1341062 - 02/27/03 05:21 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

it wont colonize all the 50/50? i thought that was the point of putting it on there so it will colonize and use nutrients from it.


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dr4g0n]
    #1341075 - 02/27/03 05:26 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

A casing layer is by definition non-nutritious. The mycelium draws nutrients from the substrate.


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dog]
    #1341216 - 02/27/03 06:17 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

then what makes casigns so much better?


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dr4g0n]
    #1341226 - 02/27/03 06:21 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

It retains more water for the mycelium to use, and keeps contams out.


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dr4g0n]
    #1341732 - 02/28/03 01:04 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

The deeper the substrate depth the better, and a minimum of a 1 inch casing layer is required for maximum yeilds in a deep (more than 3" thick) substrate level. An ideal casing would look something like this:



[~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~] - 50/50 mix
[~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~] - 50/50 mix
[===][===][===][===][===][===][===][====] - Cakes
[===][===][===][===][===][===][===][====] - Cakes
[===][===][===][===][===][===][===][====] - Cakes
[===][===][===][===][===][===][===][====] - Cakes
[===][===][===][===][===][===][===][====] - Cakes
[&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&} - Vermiculite

You don't even really need the bottom layer.
Doubling layers will likely do nothing but maybe take longer to fruit thus higher risk for contamination


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: dr4g0n]
    #1341755 - 02/28/03 01:28 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

PLease read the faq on casing:

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


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Re: double casing layer? [Re: Shroomism]
    #1341820 - 02/28/03 03:10 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: double casing layer? [Re: Shroomism]
    #1342210 - 02/28/03 07:46 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

indeed... this casings aren't one of those "more the merrier" type things. Memorize the casing FAQ and you will be fine


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