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OfflineJellynuts
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Casing mixtures
    #2939364 - 07/29/04 05:17 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

What is your favorite casing mixture for good results?


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: Jellynuts]
    #2939370 - 07/29/04 05:25 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I like 75% coir 25% verm

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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: Magash]
    #2939481 - 07/29/04 07:47 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Hey magash do you balance the ph of your casing material at all??


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: phucknut68]
    #2939515 - 07/29/04 08:30 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

im doing 70/30 coir/verm.. will post pics soon - its my first casing as well.


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: deviation]
    #2939706 - 07/29/04 10:45 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Magesh,
I was thinking about trying the vermic/coir casing method with my Mazapatecs. Is Coir better than peat moss? How much CaCO3 should i add to it? I have the powdered CaCO3 and the crushed oyster shell.


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: BambiEar]
    #2940084 - 07/29/04 12:36 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I don't know that it is any better but it's as good for sure and less of a pain to use. No lime or oyster shells needed. Just coir and verm.


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: Magash]
    #2940152 - 07/29/04 12:50 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

so, don't the crushed oyster shells add some footing for the developing shrooms to hold on to? And I also heard that the CaCO3 reduces contam b/c of the pH change.
I don't know it this was by change or what, but when I started using the Calcium Carbonate products, I started to get large yields.


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: BambiEar]
    #2940845 - 07/29/04 03:52 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I use Magash's grain tek but I use 50/50 peat verm. Works good so far.


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Re: Casing mixtures [Re: Jellynuts]
    #2941786 - 07/29/04 08:30 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

pure verm is great for the biginner but I prefer coir/verm
peat is a pain with having to add lime but is great as well they all work as well as the other but do have their own qualities


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