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keeping a casing moist..
    #3163184 - 09/22/04 02:18 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

what if you had a casing which, during the stage of primordia formation, seemed to dry out a bit (at least at first glance to the casing layer)?

most certainly the cause could be a possible lack of high humidity.. but is there any way to hydrate a casing like that without delaying pinning?


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: idiotek]
    #3163501 - 09/22/04 04:20 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

misting is fine just try to keep your mist as fine as possible
or you can put water inside a sterile syringe and drip water onto the casing
think about it, they survive rain in the wild
these mushrooms are hardy


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: muse_sick]
    #3163505 - 09/22/04 04:22 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yup. Just mist it. Misting has never caused me any problems.


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: z@z.com]
    #3163576 - 09/22/04 04:56 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

What do you guys think about using an ultrasonic to mist the casing? Is the mist thick enough to saturage the casing? Or do you believe a spray bottle would work. How can you get a super fine mist?


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #3163626 - 09/22/04 05:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Spray bottle is perfect.


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: idiotek]
    #3164187 - 09/22/04 12:22 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Tip: when misting don't do it all at once build that moisture content back up over a period of several misting over a couple of days, this is a much more myc friendly way.  :wink:
Another tip: get yourself a pumpup type sprayer ($7) they out out perform hand squeeze types 10:1 with the added advantage of a much finer mist when adjusted right! Like a heavy fog! You'll never be sorry ya got one!!!


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: hyphae]
    #3167763 - 09/23/04 01:01 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hyphae, where can you buy one of these pump sprayers?!


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: hyphae]
    #3167775 - 09/23/04 01:04 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

One of these for example? Is this what youre referring to?
http://www.packaging-depot.com/pix/sprayer-pump-fine-mist.jpg


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #3167806 - 09/23/04 01:10 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

no, they're hand pumped I beleve, usually used for fertilizers or insecticides. Like the ones at the top of this web page: http://homeharvest.com/waterspray.htm


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: ZeroArmy27]
    #3168529 - 09/23/04 03:43 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I use one similar to this:


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: idiotek]
    #3168534 - 09/23/04 03:45 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

so i got it right, eh? makes me feel a bit better.

did my fist casings a few hours ago. :laugh:


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Re: keeping a casing moist.. [Re: Anno]
    #3170308 - 09/23/04 04:16 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Anno said:
I use one similar to this:



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