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InvisibleDatDaNK420
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I want to do a casing but need some help please
    #1691950 - 07/07/03 03:31 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I have 3 pf jars that didnt get done as fast as the other 9 that I already birthed into a fruiting chamber. I decided I would like to try to case them. Below is a picture of what i would like to case them in. It is a pyrex casserole pan. It is 13 inches long, 2 inches deep, 9 inches wide. I also have a platic tupperware tub I could use. It is 4 inches deep, 9 1/2 inches wide and long. I have a few questions so bare with me im new to all this. Could I case all three cakes in the glass container? Or is it to small. I will use both containers to case If I cant just use the glass one only. Now All I have available to case them with is vermiculite. How do I case them? I read a couple casing techs but they were not real explanitory. But what i picked up from them you basically put a layer on the bottom break your cakes up put them on top of the bottom layer, then put a layer of casing on top of the broken up cakes. Well how deep for the bottom and top layers, and what do i use? Do i use moistened vermiculite? Do I have to sterilize it first? Please help me!!! Thank you all so much for any help you can provide.



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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: DatDaNK420]
    #1692227 - 07/07/03 06:33 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

hi there. first off, you need to use non-see-thru containers, or cover with black tape.

don't use a bottom layer, especially in really shallow trays like that, as they waste space.

you can use moistened vermiculite, that's been nuked in the microwave, then cooled. crumble the substrate cakes (in a ziplock is good) into the tray, level it off, then cover with verm to a thickness of maybe a quarter the substrate depth. then cover the whole tray with clingfilm, and put it in the dark for a few days.

go look at it every day or so. when it starts to come through, change to fruiting conditions.

bingo - you're casing! :smile: 


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: shirley knott]
    #1692460 - 07/07/03 09:30 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well im gonna use a white plastic squared tub to case 3 cakes in, I hope 3 cakes isnt over doing it. Thanks for your help.


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: DatDaNK420]
    #1692611 - 07/07/03 11:14 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

go to wal mart and buy a one gallon rubbermaid roughneck container (with lid). shouldnt be no more than three bucks or so.

I prefer bottom vermiculite layers. the casing and the verm can be moistened (seperately) and nuked in the microwave. allow to cool then put a layer of moistened verm on the bottom, crumble the cakes over, then apply a 1 1/2 inch layer of 50/50+ place in incubating conditions until the mycelia begin to poke up throught the casing layer, then place in terrarium and induce fruiting conditions.


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: soochi]
    #1692630 - 07/07/03 11:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

try to find a deeper tray.you need that moisture from the sides..
as a newbie use a white or some trnsparan trays and cover their sides with foil but try to look sometimes whats going inside of the trays.by this its more easy to undestand whats going on in.
and 3 cakes ..you can make too much trays if you find some poo.
the changes starts from the potency and go on.
good luck.


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: fugu]
    #1692810 - 07/07/03 01:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well its to late i already took shirley's advice, I didnt use a bottom later of verm. I just broke up 3 cakes into small pieces in a ziplock and spread it over the bottom of the container. Then mositened some verm and nuked it in the microwave, let it cool in the freezer. Then spooned it over the top about 1/4-1/2 an inch deep. Wish me the best of luck I hope this works. Here is a picture, I just got done doing it it was a pain in the ass. By the way soochie I dont have any materials available to do a 50/50 I am using str8 vermiculite. The container i used is a ice box if you were wondering.It's 11x10x4 inches.


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: DatDaNK420]
    #1692818 - 07/07/03 01:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)




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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: DatDaNK420]
    #1692888 - 07/07/03 01:42 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

looks good .good luck.


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: fugu]
    #1692936 - 07/07/03 01:52 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I must say, that's a good idea for the casing box.  Good luck with it  :thumbup:


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Re: I want to do a casing but need some help please [Re: neutralizer]
    #1692978 - 07/07/03 02:06 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Just something I found in the house, says igloo on the bottom and has grooves on the bottom inside the container. That's how i figured out what it was lol.


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