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Casing, Depth vs. Length
    #1677791 - 07/01/03 09:19 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Ok lets say i have 25 square inches of substrate to use in a casing. Would a 2" x 12.5" layer grow more than a 1" X 25" layer or a 3" X 8.33" Layer? Basically i just want to know what is more important as far as yields go...depth of substrate or how much surface area you spread the substrate across.


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: Skrill]
    #1677803 - 07/01/03 09:25 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

IME, I've noticed that it doesn't make much of a difference, but a shallower substrate depth leads to bigger flushes in the first few flushes, and a deeper one produces more flushes. I prefer shallow, myself, but it's harder to case evenly with a shallower substrate depth. I never go below ~ 1/2 inch of casing.

Most people reccomend an inch, but if you're good at casing you can prolly go down to ~ 1/4" (I've had constant good results from this.) Note I also use just peat/lime.

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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: micro]
    #1677837 - 07/01/03 09:41 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

deep makes bigger shrooms and more flush's the larger the casing as in surface area you'll have more room for pins.so go deep and big you'll have a day


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: charvo]
    #1677861 - 07/01/03 09:49 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

But if you had the option of long vs deep which would you choose....choosing both defeats the whole purpose of the question.


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: Skrill]
    #1677944 - 07/01/03 10:20 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

deep substrates provide more nutrients and the structure to produce constant flushes. also, shallow casings tend to dry out faster as well, ime


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: soochi]
    #1678148 - 07/01/03 11:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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soochi said:
deep substrates provide more nutrients  .. ..




aren't casings non-nutritious?  :crazy2: 


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: switchstants]
    #1678360 - 07/02/03 01:01 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

deep "substrates" is what he said....the substrate is the nutricious part of the casing


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: Skrill]
    #1678398 - 07/02/03 01:14 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

well, the situation looks like this to me: If you go deep but not long, you get BIG mushies, if you go long but not deep, you get a larger amount of fruits, but they arent as big. So really, go with whatever is easily available to you...


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: AmericaNightmare]
    #1678421 - 07/02/03 01:21 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

deep substrate kicks ass over shallow subtrate



at least thats what kramer says


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Re: Casing, Depth vs. Length [Re: george castanza]
    #1678448 - 07/02/03 01:27 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

true dat George, I was thinking of writing that i prefer to have the big shrooms over a bunch of...putians. and Sienfeld is the greatest!


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