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So casing depth determines size?
    #2672372 - 05/13/04 07:20 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I read this somewhere in another post and just wanted to confirm. Is it safe to say, that having all the other variables right, that the mushroom height will be aproximatly the size of the substrate layer? So 4 inch sub = 4 inch shrooms(maximum height give or take?)

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Re: So casing depth determines size? [Re: Scolecite]
    #2672406 - 05/13/04 07:45 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Ive never read that the substrate level = shroom height....nor have i found that to be the case....

Did you read that on the FAQs?


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Re: So casing depth determines size? [Re: Scolecite]
    #2672884 - 05/13/04 11:29 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Substrate depth is a big factor in yield. To produce the fruit there needs to be a large enough support structure in the substrate. Deeper means more the square inch on the surface.

I would think that if the substrate was too thin it will make ickle shrooms, but once its deep enough I don't think they will grow much bigger than their genetics determine.

If you want large try this strain....

Try http://www.thehawkseye.com/india/india.html


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Re: So casing depth determines size? [Re: Scolecite]
    #2673186 - 05/13/04 01:05 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

IDE, several factors seem to be related.

The ratio of substrate volume to surface area seems to be most important. Casing depth is important because it helps to support larger fruits (helps to reach the potential).

I believe that the mycelium eats up the substrate, and somehow stores the energy from it. The total energy available at any time relates to the fruiting potential.

Pinset is important also. While you may have an amazing pinset, the stored energy within the mycelium IS the potential, and you may still end up with small fruits.

Or, I may be entirely wrong...


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