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Invisibletuna
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was this a good idea?
    #2052618 - 10/29/03 02:50 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

today i cased a standard rice-verm cake, and was overtaken by curiosity..... what if i added some sort of nutrient to the casing layer; not enough to support much new micelium, but enough to do more than just hydrate the cake. so i did the following.  :eek:
1. boiled pot of water
2. added 1/2 cup polenta enriched cornmeal
3. simmered for 20 min.
4. then i used the water from the polenta to hydrate the verm for the casing. there was no actual polenta added to the casing, just the water.
5. cased as usual

think it will make any difference? i figure the nutrients i boiled from the corn meal should help the shrooms somehow. i'll keep ya'll posted.
 
also, what is this i hear about dunking cakes in something or other to promote mushroom growth?   
 


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Re: was this a good idea? [Re: tuna]
    #2052632 - 10/29/03 02:54 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

>was this a good idea?

We won't kno till u run a test to compaire results.


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Re: was this a good idea? [Re: Fungi_x]
    #2052637 - 10/29/03 02:57 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

a casing serves a couple of functions. one is to maintain moisture content to the substrate. another is to act as a barrier to contamintion. if you make the casing a favorable place for growth, then contams might become an issue.


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Re: was this a good idea? [Re: automan]
    #2052642 - 10/29/03 02:59 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

what if i add a thin casing over the top?


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Re: was this a good idea? [Re: tuna]
    #2052647 - 10/29/03 03:02 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

what would the total depth of the casing be in reguards to the substrate depth?


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Re: was this a good idea? [Re: tuna]
    #2052820 - 10/29/03 04:25 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

ive never done a casing, actually gonna be taking my first swing at it soon, but im not sure what your trying to acomplish here...

what if i add a thin casing over the top?

--are you gonna put nutrients in this one too? if not, then doesnt this make it basically a regular casing, since your original casing layer is pretty much being used as substrate now? i dont know, this doesnt sound like too good an idea to me, but what do i know? im still learning...

good luck man, but i think its gonna turn green pretty quick...


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