Home | Community | Message Board



Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Calcium Carbonate, Coir, Peat, pH Test Strips, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinethechemist
Stranger

Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 244
Loc: lost at sea
Last seen: 13 years, 6 months
CASING QUESTION!
    #2073924 - 11/05/03 06:24 PM (14 years, 20 days ago)

Ok..so im getting ready to do my first casing ever...and im wondering..ive read all kinds of stuff about adding stuff to vermiculite to complete the casing...but...what if i just wanted to use vermiculite for both the bottom rez and the top casing layer....tell me what you think...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleKlingonFromUranus
enthusiast

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 488
Loc: Los Angeles
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: thechemist]
    #2073949 - 11/05/03 06:32 PM (14 years, 20 days ago)

Many people have done just that with no problems, so by all means go for it. However, IMHO, I think adding equal parts verm to coco coir would be superior to regular verm since the coir holds much more water. Mix equal parts coir and verm with some lime (optional) and you'll be set. If you can't find coir in time regular verm is fine.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineDemiurge
creator ofworlds

Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 693
Loc: Florida
Last seen: 6 years, 7 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #2074053 - 11/05/03 06:58 PM (14 years, 20 days ago)

60/40 verm/coir works much better. A brick of coco-coir is is like 5 bucks at a pet store. It's called "bed-a-beast."


--------------------
Just another animal embeded in a technological coral reef extruded psychic objects...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleGonzoCool

Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 726
Loc: Flag
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: Demiurge]
    #2075097 - 11/05/03 11:26 PM (14 years, 19 days ago)

i would go with 50/50 casing using verm and peat moss if i was you , good for beginners http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7977 there is the link


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesirreal
devoid
Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 1,775
Loc: In the borderlands
Last seen: 10 years, 6 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: GonzoCool]
    #2075431 - 11/06/03 12:55 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Any organic material, such as peat moss, is more subject to bacterial contamination.


--------------------
I may not always tell the truth, but atleast I'm honest
-----------

I see what everyone is saying. It is so hard to form an opinion when you see both sides so clearly!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleangryshroom
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/18/01
Posts: 7,262
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: thechemist]
    #2075445 - 11/06/03 01:00 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Do a pure vermeculite casing. If you can find it, add coco coir to make a 50/50 mix.

Those are the two best casing materials IMO.

With peat, you'll need to add calcium carbonate to neutralize the pH.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHanky
wiffle bat.
Male User Gallery
Registered: 08/30/03
Posts: 56,993
Loc: Great Southern Land.
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: angryshroom]
    #2075575 - 11/06/03 01:37 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

i agree,take some time and find coir....it works wonders.


--------------------
Coaster is an idiot...
[quote]Coaster said:
but i thnk everything thats pure is white?
[/quote]




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineshwowsh
growologist

Registered: 07/29/03
Posts: 236
Loc: Deep in the Heart...
Last seen: 1 year, 9 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: Hanky]
    #2075714 - 11/06/03 02:13 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

I think this whole deal of calling it coir, has detered more people than it should have. Everyone should have just called it bed-a-beast or Frest-bed from the beginning, then people would be much more likely to get a hold of some. I knew I did as soon as I relaized what it was, because I use that very stuff for my tarantulas, and I already had some.


--------------------
-------------------------------------------------
We're all children here, so could we please start acting like it?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesirreal
devoid
Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 1,775
Loc: In the borderlands
Last seen: 10 years, 6 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: shwowsh]
    #2075717 - 11/06/03 02:15 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

:thumbup: 


--------------------
I may not always tell the truth, but atleast I'm honest
-----------

I see what everyone is saying. It is so hard to form an opinion when you see both sides so clearly!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTrippinSpinners
Mr. Nice Guy

Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 305
Last seen: 12 years, 1 month
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: sirreal]
    #2075817 - 11/06/03 02:47 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

I found some shit at the pet store named "Forest Bed" and it came in a brick. it said it was coco fiber not coco coir. so i dunno. i checked 2 pets stores and havent found bed a beast.


--------------------
When I use the name "I", I'm talking about my friend of a friend named "Ivan".

--Mr. Nice Guy


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHaRb
nub
Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 4
Last seen: 13 years, 10 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: TrippinSpinners]
    #2079059 - 11/07/03 01:11 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBoobylip
Seeker ofShrooms

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 61
Loc: Afgahnistan
Last seen: 13 years, 11 months
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: HaRb]
    #2079069 - 11/07/03 01:15 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Forest-Bed will work fine. Thats what I used in my casing.
I think that the same stuff that was used in one of the teks as well.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletuna
Stranger

Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 126
Loc: california, bay area
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: Boobylip]
    #2079235 - 11/07/03 02:09 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

i used only verm, and it worked damn well. i have never tried anything else thoug, but here is a pick.
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...&PHPSESSID=


--------------------
i do not do anything illegal. (other than j-walking) everything i say i am doing or have done is a lie.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletuna
Stranger

Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 126
Loc: california, bay area
Re: CASING QUESTION! [Re: tuna]
    #2079244 - 11/07/03 02:11 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

oops, wrong link. sorry.just peep my thumbnail.


--------------------
i do not do anything illegal. (other than j-walking) everything i say i am doing or have done is a lie.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Calcium Carbonate, Coir, Peat, pH Test Strips, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Casing Questions MrSleep 1,057 6 08/18/03 07:30 PM
by d fuNk22
* Mixing SpAwNs?? Casing question too. Sammy 2,531 18 04/27/05 02:13 PM
by HippieChick
* Casing question (pics included) Katrina 720 5 10/19/04 07:46 PM
by hyphae
* Casing Question...cuz Im Dumb FOAF 1,142 4 06/28/01 01:09 PM
by aluminum_can
* casing question & new jar incubation (expieriment) HALFemptyJOSH 1,018 3 03/11/04 06:54 AM
by Tantalus
* Casing questions MrBigStalk 761 7 01/09/07 11:35 PM
by Blutjager
* BRF Cake/Casing Question. SNiPerXP 965 6 03/07/09 02:54 AM
by madwire3
* Questions on vermiculite exagram 774 4 04/08/07 05:07 PM
by EntheogenicPeace

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
566 topic views. 35 members, 141 guests and 37 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
SoulSpeciosa Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.038 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.