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'deep scratching' question
    #1502014 - 04/28/03 09:56 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

when 'deep scratching', do you just mix up the verm (if thats what u used) casing layer, down to where the broken up cakes are? and when do you do this? once the first mycelium poke through? also, how well do you mix it, ect.?


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Re: 'deep scratching' question [Re: 2Experimental]
    #1502042 - 04/28/03 10:01 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

From what I believe, I may be totally wrong, you deep scratch when the mycelium has stopped progressing in its colonization resulting in a hard top layer on the casing, therefore you deep scratch to force new mycelium to form and therefore pin. If im right, you only slightly scratch the top of the casing layer, but think it over before you do it because this delays pinning time for the mycelium needs time to recooperate.


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Re: 'deep scratching' question [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1502130 - 04/28/03 10:20 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

I don't think that deep scratching is necessary.


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Re: 'deep scratching' question [Re: 2Experimental]
    #1502357 - 04/28/03 11:14 PM (15 years, 25 days ago)

Yes, you gently "ruffle" the casing layer to break it up, only down to the substrate, not disturbing substrate. Usually only done when you get a case of 'overlay" when the myc has completely covered over the casing layer. Otherwise not needed.


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