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Newbie Needs Advice HELP!
    #2180022 - 12/15/03 05:25 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)



Take a look and tell me what you think. We cased this over a month ago. The mycelium grew very fast after we cased it. The top soil was covered in about a week. However, after about a week and a half, all growth/progress seemed to stop. Our problem was that we didn't keep the humidity very high. The temp averaged 75 F, and the humidity was between 40 - 60 percent. We were following the shroom wizard's method, and he didn't mention anything about humidity or a fruiting chamber. This is probably due to the fact that he lives in Florida where the temp and humidity are optimal most of the year. Anyways, after our mycelium seemed to stop, we read everything we could about casing, and such. We then setup a fruiting chamber in a cooler with perlite on the bottom that we misted regularly to keep the humidity high. We exchanged the air several times a day, and gave it an hour or so of light per day. We also cut into some of the casing to stimulate mycelium growth. This was about 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. Since then, mycelium has grown in the area we cut into, but not much else has happened. We still haven't seen any pinheads that we know of. Let us know what you think. Did we screw it up too badly, or is there hope? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.


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Re: Newbie Needs Advice HELP! [Re: txs3arch3r]
    #2180039 - 12/15/03 05:32 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Crumble it all up, and recase with fresh casing material (I'd keep it thin - 1/2 inch tops). Keep humidity and temp up, and when casing layer has been taken over - you're ready to fruit so drop a couple of degrees.


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Re: Newbie Needs Advice HELP! [Re: Jackal]
    #2180059 - 12/15/03 05:53 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Thank's for the information Jackal. We will recase and see what happens. We are casing with a soil, vermiculite mix. Is tha ok? Or will just vermiculite work better. Also, when you say 1/2 inch, that's top and bottom right? Finally, how much should the mycelium show on the top of the casing? Sorry for all these questions. Thanks again.


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Re: Newbie Needs Advice HELP! [Re: txs3arch3r]
    #2180170 - 12/15/03 06:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Bottom casing layer should be only thick enough to cover the bottom of tray. Works best for me.


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    #2181659 - 12/16/03 05:31 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Putting casing material on the bottom is often debated. I always put a thin layer of moist verm on the bottom anyway - it won't do any harm.

You want the myc. to break through the casing layer as evenly as possible, this may mean adding more casing mix to areas which come through early to get it as even as possible. Once more than 80% of the casing layer has been taken over by the mycelium then's the time to initiate pinning.

Basically the purpose of the casing mix is to provide moisture and support not nutrients. So you want it to be as bland as possible to avoid contamination. Thats why Coco Coir and Verm are so good.


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