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Offlinecrazychemist
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4 smaller casing or 1 large?
    #2102513 - 11/13/03 06:40 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Which is better in aspects, to use a couple small cases or one large casing? I have 12 1/2 pint creepers to case and was wondering which would be better in term of yeild and what not. Thanks.


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: crazychemist]
    #2102551 - 11/13/03 06:50 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Do whatever you want but in my opinion, make sure you have at least 2 inches of substrate per casing if you don't want to end up with small skinny fruits.

Also, don't forget that making one huge casing may produce a lot but if it contams, you may lose everything. Play safe and make a couple...

Last thing, maybe you can get a lot of fruits from big thick casings but remember that after 2nd and 3rd flush, contamination risk gets a lot higher so you will most likely have to dump a big casing not yet spent.

12 half pints eh? Go for at least 3 !



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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2102561 - 11/13/03 06:53 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

3 Casing of about what size? I am probably going to use the aluminum baking pans that everyone uses.


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2102718 - 11/13/03 07:40 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

think my bud is gonna case 2 1/2 pts. in a smallish plastic container. he hopes that will be enough substrate.


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: crazychemist]
    #2103342 - 11/13/03 10:19 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Divide them up into 3 or 4 containers...

There are tupperware containers that are about 5x5 square and about 3.5 inches deep. These are perfect for three 1/2 pints to go in, giving you 2 inches of substrate. They can be found in almost every large grocery store.

Otherwise there are round containers, about 6 inches wide, that will hold 4 cakes. I have seen them work beautifully! (Just don't forget to wrap the outside with tinfoil.





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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: GoldenShroom]
    #2104224 - 11/14/03 01:48 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Cool, thanks. Is clear a bad choice for a casing container? Or is that why you are saying to coat with tinfoil if a clear container is used?


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: crazychemist]
    #2104829 - 11/14/03 04:50 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

clear = bad!
shrooms will grow from the side


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2105185 - 11/14/03 08:32 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

wrap them with duct tape.


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: Hanky]
    #2105959 - 11/14/03 01:11 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

check this out, this casing tek uses only one half pint jar per casing, using verm and peat moss as the substrate, http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23805
good luck man!!!


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: GonzoCool]
    #2106300 - 11/14/03 02:34 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Cool, thanks for the help guys. I already have verm and coir, so I am doing the 60/40 tek. How do I know how much oyster shell chips to add?


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Re: 4 smaller casing or 1 large? [Re: crazychemist]
    #2107255 - 11/14/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

yes! foil and duct tape on the outside.

...casing each cake would be REALLY time consuming! And wouldn't really produce much if any more.


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