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OfflineOmegaRed
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Deep scratching this casing. How to do it?????
    #2439811 - 03/16/04 04:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

This is my first attempt at casings and I have one that is quite obviously overlayed. It's been a long time since it was fruited and no fruits!!! How do you go about deep scratching (please don't just post a link to the faq... I've read it... I'm looking for first hand experience here)???


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Re: Deep scratching this casing. How to do it????? [Re: OmegaRed]
    #2440105 - 03/16/04 06:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Take a fork and clean it well with some alcohol. Then carefully scratch the whole surface of the casing just to brake up the overlay- not to deep. Then mist it well to let the mycelia recover.
2-3 days after this cold shock the culture (if it is -what I think- a cubensis) to induce the fruiting.
If your isolate is fruitable this should work.

Good Luck,
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Re: Deep scratching this casing. How to do it????? [Re: CaptainFuture]
    #2440118 - 03/16/04 06:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Since you asked for experience, I've found after deep scratching to re-incubate the casing is a good idea. Otherwise just spraying and let "recover" at room temperature seems to make it a lot worse. I've noticed spraying after deep scratching and then incubating recovers the mycelia very well.


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Re: Deep scratching this casing. How to do it????? [Re: ImOver18]
    #2440278 - 03/16/04 07:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

There are small patches of dead myc. on the surface. Do I want to scrape these off and throw them away or just kinda break them up a bit?


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Re: Deep scratching this casing. How to do it????? [Re: OmegaRed]
    #2440849 - 03/16/04 09:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The FAQ is your friend :wink:


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