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Best way to add water to casing?
    #2382586 - 02/27/04 11:39 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Through reading FAQ's and posts, it seems like directly spraying a casing is a bad idea, especially if there are pins. But one of the biggest problem my buddy the grower has is dehydration of the casings. He uses either 50/50+, or 60/40 coir/verm mix, and has used a perlite base also.
Will spraying sides of terrarium increase moisture in the casing? Is there another way you have watered your casing?

The most recent attempt is with a 'moisture control' product that i've heard good results with. It is a mix of coir, peat, perlite, and pH balance.

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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2382640 - 02/27/04 11:56 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

>Through reading FAQ's and posts it seems like directly spraying a casing is a
>bad idea, especially if there are pins.

This is a popular misconception and perpetrated myth, I have no idea who started it.
Spraying a casing IS necessary and DOES NOT lead to aborts, if done correctly!

"Is misting casing going to cause pins to abort ?
No, gently misting the casing won?t make pins to abort.
The rule is to never water the casing heavy so that it is really wet but mist it gently from time to time so the casing remains moist all the time. The keyword is moist.
Heavy watering could harm the pins and it will also seal the casing surface and make the conditions less favorable for the mushroom formation. But misting is OK and necessary.
Try not to mist the bigger mushrooms directly since this can cause mushroom rot. At this stage try to mist the casing surface between them, although a few drops directly on the mushrooms won?t do any harm. "

From http://shroomery.org/index/par/23446 .


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    #2382662 - 02/27/04 12:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Tremor1127]
    #2382854 - 02/27/04 01:04 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

what about when you just take your casing out the the incubator and its ready to fruit....misting the casing layer wont mess up the mycelium from forming pins?

i think somebody should sort out all the bullshit in the FAQ's then if its gonna be telling us we cant mist cuz it is bad for the shrooms, i mean come on, newbies ask questions and get "READ THE FUCKING FAQ, READ THE FUCKING FAQ!" hahah, maybe thats half the problem and causign the confusion and why many have to ask.


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: ]
    #2382860 - 02/27/04 01:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

>i think somebody should sort out all the bullshit in the FAQ's

Where is the bullshit in the faq you are talking about? Link please.


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: ]
    #2382864 - 02/27/04 01:07 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

>what about when you just take your casing out the the incubator and its ready to
>fruit....misting the casing layer wont mess up the mycelium from forming pins?

No, it won?t.


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Anno]
    #2383084 - 02/27/04 02:13 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i only said that because...

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Through reading FAQ's and posts, it seems like directly spraying a casing is a bad idea, especially if there are pins



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This is a popular misconception and perpetrated myth, I have no idea who started it.




was said.

but since you set it straight for the record, i know better and will not be afraid to mist, thanks Anno, i appreciate the help.


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: ]
    #2384316 - 02/27/04 07:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Cool, thanks guys, this clears things up.  I've heard from both ends (FAQ's and personal threads) of the good and bad of misting casings. 
I'll let y'all know about the result :wink:


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2384789 - 02/27/04 09:48 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

hmm, ok, i was thinking of just misting the sides of my rubbermaid, in fear to harm the mycelium
is this still good to do ?


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: shangrila]
    #2385046 - 02/27/04 11:17 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I was wondering where does the mushroom get the moisture from the top casing layer or the bottom layer or the whole casing itself? I don't mist the top layer i only mist in the corners of the casing so that the water is on the bottom layer is that a good thing or bad? seems to be working fine so far.


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2386110 - 02/28/04 07:44 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

So if moisture on mycilium wont stop pinning or cause aborts, why use a "spray shield" with the popular pf tek?

Damm i remember when i did cakes not long ago and the spray shield was damm annoying to deal with....


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2386235 - 02/28/04 10:32 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

you can dunk a casing too.
see web page


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: shangrila]
    #2386446 - 02/28/04 01:22 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

hmm, ok, i was thinking of just misting the sides of my rubbermaid, in fear to harm the mycelium is this still good to do ?




yeah, but you should make sure your casing is always moisttoo


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Re: Best way to add water to casing? [Re: Blastrid]
    #2386460 - 02/28/04 01:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Just run a Martha and "fogetta bout it"


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