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Offlinethechemist
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Casing question
    #2119551 - 11/18/03 01:23 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)




Ok..so this is my first casing..i have got it ina terratium sitting at a temp of 75 degrees right now...but i havent seen to much action other then some small signs of mycelium growth in the middle of the case....when can i expect pins..it has been in my terrarium for 8 days now...thanks for all the help...later


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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119569 - 11/18/03 01:31 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Raise the temp to 85, keep it in the dark, when the mycellium has poked through about 60 percent of the top, drop the temp and give it light and high humidity.


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Re: Casing question [Re: havatampa]
    #2119587 - 11/18/03 01:37 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

so your saying to put it back into the incubator until more mycelium has broke the surface...


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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119597 - 11/18/03 01:41 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Aye mate. Do some FAQ searching on Casing you'll find your answer's. GL


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Re: Casing question [Re: DeeBo]
    #2119609 - 11/18/03 01:45 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Yes. I know it's cool to look at but it needs the same conditions basically as it had during incubation since its still germinating through to the surface. Put it back and you will be glad you did.


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Re: Casing question [Re: havatampa]
    #2119657 - 11/18/03 02:01 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

well actually i had already done a smaller casing layer that was covered in mycelium..and i pasturized some vermiculite with distilled water and put another layer on top of the the myc to case it...so now that it is still growning strong..makes me wonder how big it will get...


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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119749 - 11/18/03 02:27 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Its best to fruit it though because you risk having exposed mycellium on the verge of pinning die and then rot under your new layer leading to future problems from contams.


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Re: Casing question [Re: havatampa]
    #2119815 - 11/18/03 02:44 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Like hava said, but I wouldn't wait for 60% -- just when it's evenly poking through. That casing can't possibly be even at all, though -- note the big uneven spot at the right (nothing is there!) The idea is to make everything even.

The top looks like it's growing faster that the bottom -- wait for some of the bottom to poke through, too, and then fruit. You may want to patch the top a bit if it looks like it's going to mat.

I'd colonize the casing a bit more, but you don't need to. It can take longer than 8 days to fruit. If the bottom is a lot more shallow and you don't colonize it more it might not pin there.... It can pin below the casing, though.

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Re: Casing question [Re: micro]
    #2119832 - 11/18/03 02:52 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Yeah..basically..iniside the tray, there is only a single half pint casing..its only in the middle of the section...its not very big at all..i didnt know i had to let it colonize up to about 60 percent..but ill put the tray back into the incubator..thanks


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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119841 - 11/18/03 02:54 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Don't wait for 60%. It just needs to be even.

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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119844 - 11/18/03 02:55 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Like Micro said, you don't have to wait for 60 percent, its not a rule or anything. I just do out of personal preference, but everyone's got a different set of variables to deal with anyway so do what works for you. As long as you see it poking up in 4 or 5 places to a pretty good extent, nice little patches in other words, you can start fruiting it, imo.


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Re: Casing question [Re: havatampa]
    #2119895 - 11/18/03 03:10 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

if you look at my avatar...that is what it looked like 8 days ago before i decided to put more casing on top of it and put it in the terrarium...im just gonna cover it and poke a few air holes for air exchange...and put it back in my incubator for a while longer..


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Re: Casing question [Re: thechemist]
    #2119908 - 11/18/03 03:15 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Your avatar looks ready to fruit. Why'd you put more casing on top before you put it in the incubator? Looks fine to me, at least what I can see from the tiny picture....

You only want to PATCH sections, only if there is OVERLAY.

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Re: Casing question [Re: micro]
    #2119976 - 11/18/03 03:37 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

well..i was reading about casing..and from what i thought i understood..that i had to have close to an inch of a casing layer for the mushies to grow on..so baked another casing layer and added to the existing one...but now i realize that..a simple patch case probably would have solved the problem...sorry guys..im not an idiot..just learning from some of you who have more experience then me..thanks for all the help again though...as you can see i need it..


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Re: Casing question [Re: micro]
    #2120138 - 11/18/03 04:26 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Quote:

micro said:
It can take longer than 8 days to fruit.
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Ya.. my case sat there and did nothing for awhile and though i fuked up. I took everyones advice about having patience. Then.... BAM on the 11th day... PINS!!!



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