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Casing necessity
    #1974961 - 10/03/03 04:13 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

When using straw, how much does a casing layer improve yield? Also, where can i find coir, and oyster shells? I tried home depot, but no luck. Thanks

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Re: Casing necessity [Re: xwave3000]
    #1974977 - 10/03/03 04:25 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

coco coir can be found at petsmart or petco in the reptile section usually, its used for bedding in reptile aquariums i believe.
oyster shells can likewise be found at those stores, in the bird section...i think its fed to birds.



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Re: Casing necessity [Re: xwave3000]
    #1974983 - 10/03/03 04:31 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The casing can increase yields considerably, but it does not increase the yield potential of the straw as one would think. The casing layer does not add any nutritive value to the substrate, so it really does not increase yields like supplementation. You will have better results with a casing layer due to the extra moisture it provides. But all things being equal, the straw will still have the same yield potential with or without a casing layer assuming water content is sufficient to support all growth. Usually it is not, so a casing layer helps yields instead of actually increasing them. It is not possible for one to answer this question as too many variables exist to even guess.

Coir and Oyster shells can be found at pet stores. Coir is used as reptile bedding, and Oyster shells are used as a Calcium supplement for birds.

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