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50/50+ Questions
    #2788778 - 06/13/04 12:20 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Afoaf recently prepared a casing using Ryche Hawks 50/50+ mix. During preparation, only hydrated lime could be found, so this foaf is wondering what the purpose is with the hydrated lime because the tek also calls for crushed oyster shells which already contain CaCO2 that the hydrated lime has. Also, the tek is somewhat ambiguous as to when to place the prepared casing into the terrarium. My foaf is wondering what exactly to do next because the tek says,

"As a general rule you do not want to mist your casing during this colonization period, provided you have adequate humidity and fresh air. The ideal humidity for casings is 82%-92%. The reason you don't want to mist your casing soil during this period is because water condensation build up on the mycelium is not good. It will slow down the growth of the mycelium and possibly introduce contaminants easier.
The mycelium will pull most if its moisture from the casing soil itself and from the humidity in the air. "

So should the casing be placed into the terrarium without any humidity? Or can it just be covered with tin foil and put aside for a few days until colonization has begun to take place? Any help is greatly appreciated. THANKS!

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    #2788869 - 06/13/04 12:52 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Cover with tin foil and put aside for a few days until colonization has begun.

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