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60/40 question
    #1641147 - 06/18/03 01:39 AM (15 years, 10 days ago)

last night the cat was up doing his first casing.  He took 10 quarts of WBS did 5 casings--  He mixed the verm, coir, and some eggshells to the proper amount and made a mix so when he squeezed it about one or two drops of watetr came out-- :smile: he then put in the microwave for ten minutes then cooled down, and then put in for ten more minutes. The casing was applied and his question is does the casing lose a lot of the water in the microwave?  What is the ideal rh for the casing layer at this point and how can he tell if it is dry?  the casings are aluminum trays inside bags so moisture and CO2 are trapped inside. this is good, right?
Sorry bout all the questions--I guess we're all newbies at one point  :blush:

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Re: 60/40 question [Re: fungus888]
    #1641271 - 06/18/03 02:37 AM (15 years, 10 days ago)

Was the casing covered when you microwaved? If so then negligible water loss occurred. Most people say about 85% RH for casing. You can generally see if this particular type of casing is dry (60/40). If you are incubating (which you should be right now since the mycelium needs to push through the casing layer) and you have the trays in bags, then the bags will most likely get some condensation (unless your house is hell-hot). In terms of CO2, read this, it is very useful and everyone should have this posted above their area (my friend does!)...


Sounds like you are doing fine... wait like 5-6 days and by then you should have some mycelium pushing through the casing, depending on how thick your casing layer is... good luck!

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