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Offlinellamaboy
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casing layer that i'm not sure about input needed
    #2339384 - 02/16/04 01:05 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

so, i've just cased 4 quarts of millet, and i placed a bottom layer on the casing...however, this bottom layer wasn't verm...i decided to use a type of litter(you know the shit that animals shit in)...well this particular litter is made of corn cob. it's water retention is extremely high, and i was thinking that it would have some nutrinial value...i was wondering if anyone had ever used anything like this, and if so how did it work...even if you have not used it before, how do you think this will work...any input would be greatly apreciated.

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Re: casing layer that i'm not sure about input needed [Re: llamaboy]
    #2339468 - 02/16/04 01:39 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

You are asking for trouble. The corncob may or may not start to contaminate. Good luck.


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Re: casing layer that i'm not sure about input needed [Re: llamaboy]
    #2339520 - 02/16/04 01:55 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

dude... the whole reason you use verm is because it has no nutritional value. Hopefully, the cake you made your casting from had already eaten up all of the nutritional value of whatever crap you put in your jars, so that other bad molds and such cant grow... all you have done by putting the corncob in there is giving the mold another way to infect your precious little babies... eh whatever... hope it turns out the best way possible for ya!


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Re: casing layer that i'm not sure about input needed [Re: Blue Helix]
    #2339524 - 02/16/04 01:55 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

the corncob was sterilized in a PC...then in an oven at 350*...was then sprayed with an H2O2 solution to saturation point...then immeditaly the substrate was placed ontop of it. if the corncob is prone to contam...does this mean that the mycelium wills tart to colonize it as well?


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Re: casing layer that i'm not sure about input needed [Re: llamaboy]
    #2339984 - 02/16/04 05:02 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I know the corncob shit your talking about. My snakes love the stuff. Just cause it has no nutes doesn?t mean it?s not prone to contams. I think if it doesn?t contam it will work fine.

Verm isn?t always needed as the bottom layer. Most kits from Europe use perlite. I?ve used perlite with great results. With these I use the same coir and verm mix on the bottom layer as I did on the top layer. Seemed to work.



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