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Casing look ok? (PICS)
    #2660059 - 05/10/04 05:42 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I just did my first casing today with some wheat berries. I used 50/50 verm and sphagnum (peat) moss with about 10% crushed oyster shells by volume.

Firstly, the oyster shells weren't crushed very finely and I'm wondering if they'll have any effect at all when they're this course:


Secondly, does this grain look colonized enough? I thought it looked ok, but it was very crumbly in the ziplock and I wasn't sure if it had dried out or something (sorry for the bluriness):


Lastly, my casing was at field capacity before I microwaved it and I went ahead and cased with it. After I was done, I squeezed the leftover to test it and it had dried out below field capacity. So should I mist it lightly or will the high humidity (95%) in the fruiting chamber be sufficient?

Thanks for the help all...my fingers are crossed.

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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2660536 - 05/10/04 07:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I mist mine with a 5% peroxide in water


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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: OldSpice]
    #2660888 - 05/10/04 08:49 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Is that before or after adding water to the casing layer to begin with? I guess if I've come this far, I might as well spring for a spray bottle.

What about the substrate? Does it look ok to you?

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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2660900 - 05/10/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Substrate looks fine...use peroxide mixture when you are preparing the casing


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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: OldSpice]
    #2660917 - 05/10/04 08:54 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Whoops, too late for that. It's been mentioned many times that once the substrate is completely colonized, it's pretty resistant to contamination until it's been through a few flushes. Any comments on this? How often do your casings contam before fruiting?

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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2660925 - 05/10/04 08:55 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

It should be fine then


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Re: Casing look ok? (PICS) [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2660929 - 05/10/04 08:56 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The grain looks pretty good. Having a little bet less water is better then having way too much. Like was stated above just misting the casing well with a h2o2 / h2o mixture will be great.


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