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Offlinetaibensis
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Peat Moss + Vermiculite Casing - Pasturize or Sterilize?
    #2705396 - 05/20/04 01:34 PM (14 years, 9 days ago)

I have read that pasturizing peat moss casings is preferred because it keeps alive the good microorganisms to help fight contamination. But isn't peat moss non-nutritive and virtually dead matter? I don't see the point in pasturizing it.


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Re: Peat Moss + Vermiculite Casing - Pasturize or Sterilize? [Re: taibensis]
    #2705481 - 05/20/04 01:57 PM (14 years, 9 days ago)

i just sterilized mine inside a reynolds oven bag, inside a pressure cooker at 15psi for one hour.


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Re: Peat Moss + Vermiculite Casing - Pasturize or Sterilize? [Re: ShroomyMcPot]
    #2708354 - 05/20/04 10:59 PM (14 years, 8 days ago)

opinions anyone else??? bulk grow casing - pasteurize or sterilize?


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Re: Peat Moss + Vermiculite Casing - Pasturize or Sterilize? [Re: taibensis]
    #2708566 - 05/20/04 11:50 PM (14 years, 8 days ago)

I put mine in a loosely covered glass bowl and nuked for 10 minutes (stirring at the halfway point). This probably sterilized it for all intents and purposes. Peat moss is non-nutritive to mushies but I wouldn't be surprised if it harbors lots of micro-organisms out of the bag. I think either will likely work

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Re: Peat Moss + Vermiculite Casing - Pasturize or Sterilize? [Re: taibensis]
    #2708735 - 05/21/04 12:32 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

Pasteurizing it will kill off any fly lavae or nematodes that could be alive. I recommend that or sterilizing your casing mix. You don't want an infestation...


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