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Invisiblepsilocybong
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HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD?
    #2474543 - 03/25/04 10:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

How does casing increase yield? I've grown mushies before and i'v never done it without casing so i really wouldnt know if casing is better than cakes. Anyway, do you suppose it is the environment provided by the casing that is responsible for the higher yeild?


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2474563 - 03/25/04 10:20 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ill put it to you this way. A cake i had yeilded 26 wet grams for its first flush. A casing with only 2 cakes yeilded 160 wet grams. Casings give you more of an area for mushies to grow from. A lot of other factors come in play as well.


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2474623 - 03/25/04 10:34 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

More moisture for the shrooms to feed on is one factor!


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: wicish1]
    #2474632 - 03/25/04 10:35 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

More food too.


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: Zwieback0]
    #2474645 - 03/25/04 10:40 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I didn't know casing provided nutrients, is this true?


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: Zwieback0]
    #2474646 - 03/25/04 10:41 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Zwieback0 said:
More food too.




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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2474658 - 03/25/04 10:46 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

IMO, I think that since the substrate can focus all it's effort on fruiting at just the top instead of all around the sides too, might have something to do with it also. Like I said, IMO! I still think more moisture is one of the biggest factors though!


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2476162 - 03/26/04 11:00 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Casings do not provide nutrients, the substrate contains all the food mushrooms need.


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2476603 - 03/26/04 01:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

A properly prepared casing supplies the mycelial colony with more water, some nutrients occasionaly, and most importantly provides protection to the colony below. IE it can increase the number of flushes you get from a given substrate, and also increase the quantity of fruits per flush.

Casings protect the mycelium from drying out out the surface, they also offer a high humidity microenvironmnet to support the production of pins.

Water
Oxygen
Protection from contamination
good microenvironmnet for pins


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: ]
    #2476985 - 03/26/04 02:57 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

how do you keep casings humid enough? Do you put the individual containers inside of a larger one to trap the humidity? I've seen lots of pictures with tin casings sitting out in the open..


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: fearfect]
    #2477014 - 03/26/04 03:02 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They were probably just sitting out in the open for the picture, pretty sure they have to be in another container if you want to humidity needed. Peace.


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: fearfect]
    #2484489 - 03/30/04 07:16 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

In large scale grow ops, the entire roo0m becomes the fruiting chamber. for the rest of us, we usually put the casing tray inside of a larger container that is clear, so we just have to maintain proper environmnet in that larger container.


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: psilocybong]
    #2485839 - 03/31/04 01:15 AM (14 years, 27 days ago)

casing will increase your yield.  :smile:
I am advocate dumping the cake tek and moving to casings 100%.
Casing is very easy as well, much easier than it seems.

Also if u spawn dung later on you can achieve nice yields :smile:


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Re: HOW DOES CASING INCREASE YIELD? [Re: Elemicin]
    #2486135 - 03/31/04 03:37 AM (14 years, 27 days ago)

think of how much area of myceliem is exposed to the right amount of moisture saturated peat/verm/coir/straw growth supporting materials in a cake vs. casing.
There are more oppurtunities to pin due to the increased moisture availability. more pins = more shrooms. i think the action of the mycelium growing up through the casing layer offers more oppurtunities than a cake. more actual surface area, more h2o saturated growth supporting materials, more moisture, better shrooms.

like Elemicin said;
"casing will increase your yield.
I am advocate dumping the cake tek and moving to casings 100%.
Casing is very easy as well, much easier than it seems.

Also if u spawn dung later on you can achieve nice yields"


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