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OfflineEyePain
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Verm casing tek question...
    #2173909 - 12/13/03 01:29 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

So my freind started growing using pf tek... and he found this casing tek from a link some where on this site (he forgot where). His question is, does this verm need to be sterilized, and how if so. The tek doesn't have any mention of it, but with how clean things need to be, seems odd not to do so.

http://www.mycotopia.net/teks/hongus.html


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: EyePain]
    #2173952 - 12/13/03 01:58 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

vermiculite...hydrate to field capacity (moist but not dripping) and microwave for 10 minutes total in 2 5 minute bursts with stirring in between. Or put in pc with substrate jars.
Verm doesn't contain anything to feed contaiminents, but it is a good idea to be relatively clean while rpeparing it, to keep any mushroom-parasitic life out of it.
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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #2173959 - 12/13/03 02:04 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Always better to be safe than sorry, I'll tell him to do that then. Thanks for the infos.


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: EyePain]
    #2173966 - 12/13/03 02:08 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

np...refer your friend to the front page info over here for more of the step-by-step nature...


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #2174263 - 12/13/03 07:28 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

go find yourself some coco/coir and use that either with the verm or by its self (i prefere straight coir),it can be found in pet shops under the name "bed a beast" it looks like a brown brick wrapped in plastic.
i always pc my casing media for a half hour,it's a hassle but i got cobweb once and it's not going to happen again.


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: Hanky]
    #2175548 - 12/13/03 11:04 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Thats a good suggestion. He was just going to do the verm thing because he just started and didnt want to invest to much money if he didn't know that he could do it. Since you need verm for the pf tek, only makes sense to start to experiment with casings using the same things. -shrug-


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: EyePain]
    #2175663 - 12/14/03 12:26 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23805 that is general casing info and a good casing tek using a single half pint cake


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Re: Verm casing tek question... [Re: GonzoCool]
    #2175666 - 12/14/03 12:27 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7977 and that is the 50/50 casing tek using 2 half pint cakes, but, i wouldnt even use peat moss, i would just use straight vermiculite, and also IMPORTANT the top and bottom substrate thickness levels should only be 1/4 the thickness of the mycelium layer


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