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TOo deep of casing layer?
    #1495562 - 04/26/03 12:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

when i prepared the 60/40 casing yesterday i made the casing layer pretty deep, like maybe 2 inches... i wasn't even sure how deep it was supposed to be, would the depths matter?


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: shroomizzy]
    #1495573 - 04/26/03 12:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

It matters a great deal. The FAQ recommends a casing layer depth no greater than 1/4 of the substrate depth. Many cultivators use less.


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: dog]
    #1495580 - 04/26/03 12:21 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

uh oh... can i scoop some out and still have it be ok?


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: shroomizzy]
    #1495588 - 04/26/03 12:28 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Of course. Just be clean.  :smile: 


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: dog]
    #1495657 - 04/26/03 01:09 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

What happens when it's too deep? The guy added some coir/verm after harvesting, and may have ended up w/ 1 1/4" on 4". Thanks, dog.
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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1495673 - 04/26/03 01:18 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

when i put a casing layer i just put enough to cover up the substrate....then when it pokes through to early i patch it


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1495681 - 04/26/03 01:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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What happens when it's too deep?



In my friend's experience, too deep a casing layer will delay fruiting and diminish the overall yield.

He believes that putting the extra energy into penetrating an overly thick casing layer detracts from the energy needed by the mycelia to fruit.


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1495704 - 04/26/03 01:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

What happens when it's too deep? ...
and may have ended up w/ 1 1/4" on 4". Thanks, dog.
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that's just a bit over,
stamets sez 1" on 4-10 inches of substrate.


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: dog]
    #1495706 - 04/26/03 01:31 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

He'd better go remove a little. Thanks again.


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Hippie3]
    #1495711 - 04/26/03 01:33 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks, Hippie3. The guy's going back to 1".


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1495725 - 04/26/03 01:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks, liftedoff420. I just want to make sure that the guy has a deep enough layer as well (it's on 4") :grin:


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1495739 - 04/26/03 01:47 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

you guys are speaking of substrate layers like 4 inches think... what the hell, mines like an inch thick with 2 cakes.... is like that still ok?


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: shroomizzy]
    #1495751 - 04/26/03 01:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I'd say it should be a 1/4", going by the 1:4 casing to substrate guideline.


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: shroomizzy]
    #1495758 - 04/26/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

You'll be working w/ 4"+ substrate in no time. The guy still doesn't know what the f*ck he's doing in many regards, but he has fruits :grin:


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Re: TOo deep of casing layer? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1499137 - 04/28/03 12:10 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

yea i use about a 1/2" of casing max and everything is fine....


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