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OfflinefourHoDmt
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casing substrate layer thickness
    #2124974 - 11/20/03 01:53 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i picked up some 8x8x2' tupperware containers from the grocery store. with the jars i have colonized i'd be able to fill 3 of them with about a 1.5 inch layer of substrate and then a .5 inch casing layer over top. will this be ok or do i need to find some deeper containers? the thing is i'd like to have multiple casings since this is my first grow and i don't want to put all of my eggs in one basket so to speak.

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OfflineMycoCat
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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: fourHoDmt]
    #2124984 - 11/20/03 01:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That should be fine.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: MycoCat]
    #2125188 - 11/20/03 03:29 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

should they be dark colored tupperware? as to prevent light from entering the bottom of the casing.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: TheFish]
    #2125236 - 11/20/03 03:46 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Yes, or you could just put some tinfoil on the inside of the container so no light can get in.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: MycoCat]
    #2125376 - 11/20/03 05:07 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

or tape the sides


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: ShrooomKing]
    #2125842 - 11/20/03 08:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

They will be okay, but your shrooms will be small...and even smaller when they're dried...but it will be fine.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #2125863 - 11/20/03 09:07 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

1.5 inches of substrate are you kidding? I used 1 inch and I got monsters


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: zPhar]
    #2125887 - 11/20/03 09:14 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I would say putting tinfoil on the inside of the container would be much easier than taping the entire outside.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: fourHoDmt]
    #2126003 - 11/20/03 10:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Actually I like clear containers with foil on the outside. The reason is that for any reason I think there may be a contam I can take off the foil without messing with the casing itself to see if everything is ok down there.


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Re: casing substrate layer thickness [Re: Magash]
    #2126009 - 11/20/03 10:04 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

it's okay, as in it will produce fruits. You just have to figure out what type of project you are interested in and what are your limitations.


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