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coco coir question
    #1845614 - 08/24/03 04:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I got some forrest bed coco coir and on the package it says to add 3-4 litres of water to the whole block...so what I'm wondering is...is this the right amount of water when using it for a casing layer? or should it be less or more?


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Re: coco coir question [Re: ]
    #1845617 - 08/24/03 04:33 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Add water, let it expand and then hand squeeze out the excess until the proper content is reached.


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Re: coco coir question [Re: ]
    #1845625 - 08/24/03 04:36 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Since you're going to mix the coir with some other stuff (perhaps you're going for the 50/50 casing tek, in which case you'll add vermiculite), you can always adjust the moisture of the casing mixture by adding more or less water to the other ingredients.

So here's what I'd do: prepare the coir as stated on the package, mix in the other ingredient(s), and add enough water to reach the right level of moisture.


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Re: coco coir question [Re: koraks]
    #1845645 - 08/24/03 04:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ya thats actually what I was thinking...I just wasn't sure if what was on the package would soak it or not...since its meant for reptiles....and I have no idea what reptiles like


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Invisiblekoraks
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    #1845652 - 08/24/03 04:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Reptiles generally don't like soaked coir, I'd say. Too much problems with molds 'n stuff.

Also, I must say, dog's solution is a tiny bit simpler and safer. Maybe everyone says dog's good for a reason :wink:


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