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OfflineTeknion
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Casing Depth VS. Casing Width
    #2286533 - 01/30/04 09:53 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Okay, so a few days ago you helped my FOAF and about his casing depth vs. his substrate depth, and he's quite happy with all the help he received. But he has one question that's kind of puzzling him, and he'd like to know what you guys think:

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Now, you guys keep saying the deeper the substrate, the better. But is it really depth that matters, or just the amount of substrate? For example, let's say we have 5 litres of substrate in volume.

1) I crumble and case this 5 litres in a large tray... it ends up being 2 inches thick. So I add 1 inch of casing (since I hear it's 1/4 of the thickness, but a minimum of 1 inch right?).

2) I crumble and case this 5 litres in a smaller tray... it ends up being 4 inches thick. So I add 1 inch of casing.

Now from the sounds of how people talk about casing, that #2 would be the better setup.... Why would that be?

Just curious really...


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Re: Casing Depth VS. Casing Width [Re: Teknion]
    #2286570 - 01/30/04 10:24 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

alot of people have debated this....depper substrate means larger bigger mushies but more width means more mushies, but smaller in my foaf's experiences. As far as your casing depth, where did u hear the min depth is 1 inch? my foaf has never used this depth on the size of the casings you are making. He would probably only make a casing layer 1/4 of an inch to 1/3


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Re: Casing Depth VS. Casing Width [Re: jba6511]
    #2286574 - 01/30/04 10:28 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

AFOAF Says:

Oops, I forget in which forum, but someone posted an inch. Luckily I probably only have 0.75 inches of casing on there, for about 0.75 inches of substrate.

I should still be okay I imagine?


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Re: Casing Depth VS. Casing Width [Re: Teknion]
    #2286634 - 01/30/04 11:04 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Teknion said:
AFOAF Says:

Oops, I forget in which forum, but someone posted an inch. Luckily I probably only have 0.75 inches of casing on there, for about 0.75 inches of substrate.

I should still be okay I imagine?




I always use 1/4 inch of casing layer per 1 inch of substrate layer.


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Re: Casing Depth VS. Casing Width [Re: JetBlackNinja]
    #2286700 - 01/30/04 11:40 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, that's what my foaf did initially... but since his substrate was between 0.5 - 0.75 inches thick, it seemed that a quarter of that would just not be enough..... So when he was told an inch was the minimum, it made sense to him at the time...


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Re: Casing Depth VS. Casing Width [Re: Teknion]
    #2289075 - 01/31/04 06:03 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

An inch is too much. Many make this mistake. A thin substrate needs a thin casing. 1/4 inch tops. You may need to spray it a little more to keep it moist.

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