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Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits?
    #3252566 - 10/19/04 07:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

"A buddie of mine who lives in switzerland", has 48 pint size jars filled with 100grams of rye per jar,and inoculated with the Ecuador strain - pretty standard stuff....

The problem however is that he doesnt know how many jars to put in each casing tray. He was considering using small 6x3 trays about 5 inchs deep, prob. using about 3 cakes per casing. Although it came to my attention on another post that "mini casings = mini yeilds", is this true? Should more cakes be used per casing to maximize yeild? The casings will also be in a martha type fruiting chamber so room is not an issue. So which is better - bigger or smaller casings, even thou the top casing layer will be just as thick on either or.

He also wanted me to ask what sort of yeild could be expected? I told him that the question was almost impossible to awnser, but he was just wondering dry weight,that someone else may have harvested using a simmular method.


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Re: Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3252590 - 10/19/04 07:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

These are 1 quart each but yes bigger casings or deeper I should say will give bigger shrooms


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Re: Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits? [Re: Magash]
    #3252659 - 10/19/04 07:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

How many quarts were used in making thoes 8 casings on the left picture - i assume 8, so thats about 16 pints right? What type of casings soil is that, and how much of it was used in thoes 8 casings? What was your dry harvest?

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Re: Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3252943 - 10/19/04 08:45 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I use whatever containers and however much rye it takes to get me to 1.5-1.75 inches thick.

Magash can correct me if I'm wrong but I've asked him all those questions before..yes 8 quarts for 8 casings, 1 quart per casing. It's actually more like 1 1/2 pints per quart (leave room to shake) so more like 12 pints. If using BRF though the thickness will help compare it to rye (the substrate Magash uses) so 12-16 pints would probably be good for 8 casings that size. Its 70/30 coco coir/verm casing mix. I think 3/4" of an inch on the bottom and 3/4" on top. The bottom layer is optional. That's only one part of his shelves so its a little different then harvesting all at once. Maybe he does harvest his whole closet at once but I find it easier to stagger mine so it stays perpetual and I get a few ounces every day. I asked him once though how much per quart (and casing) and he said between 18 and 30 grams. I've found that to be just about what I get for the first three flushes on most strains. All of them vary, some last more flushes, some don't so well.


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Re: Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3253021 - 10/19/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

>I find it easier to stagger mine so it stays perpetual and I get a few ounces every day.

Hell yes I hear that.


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Re: Size of casings. Do smaller casings = smaller fruits? [Re: Magash]
    #3253368 - 10/19/04 10:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i love magashes yields from those small glad containers.


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