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OfflineStevo21
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Some newbie casing questions
    #2724228 - 05/24/04 08:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've read that casings require a lower humidity (during pinning) than cakes and an ultrasonic humidifier may be too much for casings. Has anybody had success with a terrarium setup like that? Also during the incubation stage (with temps of 84-86) is it alright to put it in an incubator utilizing a styrofoam cooler with a fish tank heater in a jar of water? I read it needs a higher humidity, would this suffice? I'm switching from cakes to casings and wondered if I could use my same setup, I'm using straight coco coir layering. Thanks everybody.


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2724252 - 05/24/04 08:24 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've grown from cakes using just moistened perlite in the bottom of the fruiting chamber and found this works fine. I guess as the casing acts as a supply of moisture to the mycelium an ultra sonic humidifier may be unnecessary though some form of humidification will probably still be needed for ambient conditions otherwise the casings will dry out quickly. As for incubation that set up sounds fine, I don't think you need worry about the humidity (I'm assuming your cakes will be covered during incubation).

Hope this helps & good luck


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2724264 - 05/24/04 08:28 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

so I can put my casing in the incubator I just described? Can I stack them?


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2724313 - 05/24/04 08:48 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Do not stack casings. I wouldn't use the ultra sonic either, it's more trouble than it's worth in this case from the sounds of your setup. Just make sure you give your casings good air exchange via fanning and mist the sides of the container you'll have the casings in as necessary. Good Luck.


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #2724426 - 05/24/04 09:26 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

so as far as the fruiting stage is concerned, misting the sides of the terrarium is sufficient in terms of humidity? Has anyone had any success with running a humidifier say 15 minutes every 4 hours or something like that, I'm just trying to utilize my investment in a humidifier and I heard it provides good CO2 exchange with its fan.


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2724462 - 05/24/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Ya, running it all the time just gets damn costly! I would also like to know if thats good enough.


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2724674 - 05/24/04 10:26 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

A friend of mine uses an ultrasonic to humidify his chamber and it works great! He grows casings and a few cakes right along side with no problems at all. He uses a 55 gal fish tank with custom airtight plexiglass lid with filtered exhaust ports. The hose from the ultra s. goes into the lid and points against the glass at a downward angle to condensate any heavy drops before the mist goes into the rest of the chamber. He runs it for 12 min every four hours. He runs a double output air pump from a hepa filtered enclosure into the chamber and into a plastic tub for wetting wallpaper which is full of lava rock and half full of water and peroxide mix. This runs 24/7.

This setup has worked wonderfully and he has no complaints at all!

Good Luck
MYKEY


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Mykey]
    #2726615 - 05/25/04 07:44 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Is there any way of getting your humidifier to run on a timer, once every four hours by itself kind of thing!


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Stevo21]
    #2726659 - 05/25/04 08:33 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I have just started using casing in a PMP (see Magash's post), but I have put the air pump on a timer, so it cuts in for an hour every 6 hours. Will let you know how it goes.


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: Jopo]
    #2729100 - 05/25/04 08:11 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

yeah, just buy a mains timer from any hardware/electrical shop (store..) just make sure it is capable of switching on & off enough times for you in a 24 hour period...


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Re: Some newbie casing questions [Re: littlenemo]
    #2729189 - 05/25/04 08:38 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

sweet dealio yo, is the company mains?


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