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popcorn,lime related casing question
    #2939327 - 07/29/04 04:56 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

just wondering is it possible to case with just lime?
if it is possible,hydrated lime or just lime?


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939337 - 07/29/04 05:02 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

No.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2939340 - 07/29/04 05:03 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

damn
can't find another substrates


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939347 - 07/29/04 05:08 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Are you looking for a substrate or a casing layer?


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2939355 - 07/29/04 05:12 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

casing layer


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939358 - 07/29/04 05:15 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Coco coir bricks can be found at most pet shops and hydro shops. Plain verm can also be used.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2939361 - 07/29/04 05:16 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

i know that man
but can't find anything besides lime flour
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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939367 - 07/29/04 05:19 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Top soil works, just pick out the wood bits. I used super soil brand and it was pretty full of wood bits so I'd use another brand that doesn't have added ferts.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2939369 - 07/29/04 05:22 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

top soil is regular pot soil right?


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939371 - 07/29/04 05:25 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Yep


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2939372 - 07/29/04 05:27 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

one more question then i'm off

am i going to use the soil as a top layer or base layer?


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2939666 - 07/29/04 10:23 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Schultz cactus potting mix works pretty good for something off the shelf.

You use it to "case" over the substrate. The mycelia grows up through the casing, which keeps it nice and moist.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: suzie_girl]
    #2939796 - 07/29/04 11:22 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

YOu use an inch of casing on both top and bottom. Think of the casing as a moisture blanket. Using just lime is a really bad idea, you are trying to get the pH nuetral and lime is alkaline all the way. If all else fails use the cactus soil as suggested. Add a pinch of your lime flour to that.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: butterflydawn]
    #2940116 - 07/29/04 12:43 PM (16 years, 8 months ago)

Depending on the size of the casing will determine the layer's depth. If you have a 1 inch layer of substrate you want a 1/4 inch casing layer. Good rule of thumb is casing layer 1/4 the depth of the substrate.


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Re: popcorn,lime related casing question [Re: Magash]
    #2943842 - 07/30/04 09:44 AM (16 years, 8 months ago)

thanx all
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