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Casing not colonizing
    #3128363 - 09/13/04 04:15 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Its been over a week now since I just cased a rubbermaid container with about 4in of straw substrate with a 1 in layer of 50peat/50verm. My casing layer doesn't seem to be colonizing though. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is, any ideas?


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128368 - 09/13/04 04:17 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

just curious... how much mycelium to substrate ratio do u have? .. maybe u should scrape about 1/2 inch off man.. loli never put more than 1/4" on my casings, but thats just me.. im impatient heh


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128369 - 09/13/04 04:17 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

whats your temps? Last time i used a 1" casing the layer did not colonize the top 1/2" and the fruits came up with the cap already spreading open and not as pins. I don't use that big of a layer anymore and it seems to work a lot better


Edited by atomic1 (09/13/04 04:21 AM)


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128372 - 09/13/04 04:19 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

It's about 4:1, its been sitting here for quite sometime, i don't know what it could be


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128374 - 09/13/04 04:20 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

between 70-80


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128375 - 09/13/04 04:21 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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between 70-80




well there is yur prob man, get them up to 85 degrees man ... i figured u had them that high my bad  :crazy:


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128379 - 09/13/04 04:22 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Wouldn't hurt to get your temp. up around 80-86


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: atomic1]
    #3128382 - 09/13/04 04:23 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

low temps, thick substrate, try to get those up to par and then check back to us in about 48 hours man  :goodluck:


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Re: Casing not colonizing [Re: tie3278]
    #3128396 - 09/13/04 04:31 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Even though you have used 4:1, because its a thick layer then you should expect to wait a while. A week doesn't sound like too long to wait. Upping the temp will help though as has been said.


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