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Invisiblebaltazar
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casing question
    #2433867 - 03/15/04 05:59 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have some WBS soon going to be ready for casing ... My question is about straw , if i pasteurize it and then colonize it , can just fruit from straw or do i have to add a casing layer ( like peat+chalk or something ? )

If i need the casing layer then what could i use ? What do you usualy use ? Can i use like rabbit poo ( have a whole bunch in my bacyard ... )  with straw on colonized straw ?  :shiftyeyes:


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Re: casing question [Re: baltazar]
    #2433875 - 03/15/04 06:14 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3288

the faq is your friend, try to read up a bit, then ask
what your unsure about.

You can fruit of straight straw.


Rabbit poo is a very bad idea as a casing, casing need to
be lacking mutrients.


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Re: casing question [Re: baltazar]
    #2433958 - 03/15/04 08:36 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

with straw a casing is a good idea as straw dries out quickly but it will work without it


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Re: casing question [Re: baltazar]
    #2434341 - 03/15/04 11:57 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

can just fruit from straw or do i have to add a casing layer ( like peat+chalk or something ? )




for questions like this, I tend to look at nature... when cubes are growing on straw in nature... do they need a casing layer? sounds kinda simple if you look at it that way.. now to gain the best yields I would use a casing layer.


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Re: casing question [Re: ]
    #2434429 - 03/15/04 12:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

but in nature they have a surrounding that provides moister
allmost like a bottom casing layer


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Invisiblebaltazar
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Re: casing question [Re: fee]
    #2434605 - 03/15/04 01:11 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks fot helping guys , ill use a top casing layer made of peat mixed with some chalk to get good PH , on colonized straw ...

I can't belive what happened to my jars , this is my first growth , i thought the jars were messed up and i was thinking of theowing them away , but yesterday i saw some white marks on the seeds , today it is growing incredibly fast , the mycelium can be seen on every side of jar ( where i inculated - 5 holes ) ... When should i give the jars one last shake ? at some 10 % colonization ?


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Re: casing question [Re: fee]
    #2434901 - 03/15/04 02:28 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I understand that, but some mushrooms species require a casing in order to fruit, cubes do not require a casing to fruit. the use of the casing is simply to add moisture. If I had my MMC book in front of me, I would quote the paragraph and page talking about it.


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