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OfflineLoverOfMana
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Shape of the casing and Air Exchange
    #2557354 - 04/14/04 12:58 AM (14 years, 13 days ago)

I've noticed that with most peoples casing/fruiting chamber setups, that the actual growing medium is for the most part flat, and often times in some sort of a container with a lip several inches above the medium. Given the fact that CO2 is heavier than O2, has anyone considered putting the substrate/casing medium in more of a mound shape in order to allow the CO2 to "run-off" towards the edges providing for a better pinning/fruiting environment?

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Re: Shape of the casing and Air Exchange [Re: LoverOfMana]
    #2557644 - 04/14/04 02:58 AM (14 years, 13 days ago)

Sounds definately feasible, I figure giving it as many bumps and crevaces as possible only adds more surface area to fruit from as well.


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Re: Shape of the casing and Air Exchange [Re: LoverOfMana]
    #2558610 - 04/14/04 12:04 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

I think I will try this with a new casing and see how it goes compared to the flat approach. I'll post my findings later.


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Re: Shape of the casing and Air Exchange [Re: LoverOfMana]
    #2558645 - 04/14/04 12:13 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

this is why fanning teks come in handy, if you fan your shrooms the co2 will be easily replaced with fresh oxygen and it will be a while before it is replaced again... i wouldnt worry about it...


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Re: Shape of the casing and Air Exchange [Re: LoverOfMana]
    #2559270 - 04/14/04 02:40 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

Yeah, I realize that... but for people who don't use the fanning tek for one reason or another, it could be a cheap way to help the problem. Just a little thought that came to mind thats all.


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