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OfflineEuropeanVW
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Too much substrate?
    #2697917 - 05/18/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Just a quick question.  If I was to case three pints of colonized popcorn in a 5" x 5" Tupperware container, would that be too much substrate?

And I know it depends on a number of factors, but what type of yield could I expect from this?  I plan on patching as much as possible for an even pinset.  It would be in a small terrarium, with a layer of damp perlite on the bottom.  Air circulation would be provided by an air pump and bubblewands and a 10 watt 50/50 (half blue, half white) aqarium light would be on a 12 hour timer. 

Thanks.  And sorry for the newbie questions, but I want to make sure I'm doing everything okay so I don't have a disappointing first grow.  :thumbup:


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Re: Too much substrate? [Re: EuropeanVW]
    #2698023 - 05/18/04 08:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds good to me never to deep of a substrate deeper = larger shrooms. Be care full with your light set up as they give off allot of heat :smile:


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InvisibleMykey
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Re: Too much substrate? [Re: EuropeanVW]
    #2698272 - 05/18/04 09:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Though I dont see a problem arising from the substrate being too deep. I am pretty sure that there is most definately a point of diminishing return in respect to substrate depth vs. surface area.
What I am saying is that deep substrate does produce much larger fruits ,but only up to a certain point and then it pretty much becomes a waste to go any deeper instead of just making it wider and producing more surface area for pinning. IMO about 4" of substrate is about as deep as you need to go to get huge shrooms so it sounds like you will be just fine in your 5 by 5. Just make sure that if you go as deep as 4 or 5 inches that you make your casing layer proportionate. I would say around 3/4 of an inch should do well. I hope this helps!

Good Luck
MYKEY


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Re: Too much substrate? [Re: Mykey]
    #2698366 - 05/18/04 09:37 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for the help guys.

And Fallenshroom, I thought floro's gave off little to no heat?


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