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Uneven pin set
    #2171625 - 12/11/03 11:00 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm sure this has been posted many, many times before, but without the search function, I can't be sure. Anyhow, I decided to try and case a cake using the 40/60 method a couple weeks ago. It was done pretty half-assed, as at the time I had other things to concentrate on. It's pinning now, but it's fairly uneven and there really aren't as many as I'd hope/like. Do most growers recase the areas that first show mycelium peaking through, or is that antequated? Also, could the problem be too high humidity? My hygrometer reads 94%, would 90% be significantly better? Lastly, I have the temperature at about 73-75. Do casing like temps hotter or colder than cakes? I turned the temp down a little, since I figured the casing layer would insulate the substrate a little. Thanks everyone. I'd never be as far as I am without this website.

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Re: Uneven pin set [Re: turtlelamp]
    #2171627 - 12/11/03 11:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

YOu should patch the areas that come through first to get an even pin set

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Re: Uneven pin set [Re: turtlelamp]
    #2171896 - 12/12/03 01:42 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Its something that you have to do a few times until you feel out what is the best.

Yes, patch casing the aggressive areas, setting it back into incubation, and letting the other areas colonize through a little more definetly helps with an even pinset.

Stamets says that with a casing, you will want the pre-pinning environmental conditions to be ~75F, 95%+ rH. Fanning and misting when needed. When pinheads are visible, you will then want to reduce the rH to ~88%, lightly (or stop) misting, and fanning more often.

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Re: Uneven pin set [Re: angryshroom]
    #2172713 - 12/12/03 12:09 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

99% of the time if your mycelium isn't popping through evenly it's because it wasn't cased evenly (substrate + casing should be even + flat) or the casing wasn't mixed right or the casing wasn't applied correctly -- you should crumble it between your fingers and make it airy, and then you shouldn't have dense spots.


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