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Offlineantioch
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Question about 50/50+ Casing..
    #3284289 - 10/27/04 02:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'm planning to attempt to case 6 of my cakes using this Tek ( http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7977 ). When I case them, do I have to have a cover over the the tray or can I just leave it with the casing exposed..?


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Re: Question about 50/50+ Casing.. [Re: antioch]
    #3284304 - 10/27/04 02:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I believe most people cover their casing until the myc begins to colonize the top to prevent the light from triggering pinning too early. Which is also why you don't cold shock your cakes before making a casing.

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Re: Question about 50/50+ Casing.. [Re: Silven]
    #3284820 - 10/27/04 04:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hmm ok, would I just cover it with lid or would I have to cover it and have to have my ultrasonic humidifer hooked up somehwo to maintain humidity and all that?

(BTW, I live in Florida so it's pretty humid over here by itself :wink: )


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Re: Question about 50/50+ Casing.. [Re: antioch]
    #3284842 - 10/27/04 04:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yea cover it with a piece of foil or plastic and put it in your fruiting chamber. Try to maintain 85-90 relative humidity.

Also I believe that the plastic/cover is there also to keep a high concentration of CO2 for vegetative growth while it's colonizing the top layer of your casing. Once the plastic is removed and fresh air/light/no uncolonized substrate/lower temperatures are introduced it will begin pinning.

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their capacity for total lust & sexual abberation.
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penny of it.

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Re: Question about 50/50+ Casing.. [Re: Silven]
    #3285571 - 10/27/04 07:06 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Cover it with foil and place it in your incubator. Incubate for 1 to 2 weeks until the top of the casing layer begins to show signs of colonization-look in the casing faq for more detailed info. When the top is colonized just enough, take off the foil, put in fruiting chamber, lower heat, expose to light and fan out the air 5 times or more a day. The lower heat, light exposre, and fresh oxygen signals the casing to begin fruiting.

The foil is there to maintian moisture content, keep out contams, and maintain CO2. I very srongly recommend you cover your casing unless you like contams.


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Re: Question about 50/50+ Casing.. [Re: Silven]
    #3285636 - 10/27/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

uh.. Silven...  You either incubate or fruit.  One or the other.  You can incubate in the incubator to see growth like in the picture, then help slow the growth fast by coldshocking, or you put it in the fruiting chamber and kick it with all the pinning strategies including light, fresh air, and temperature drop and let the growth momentum finish growth through the casing layer during the transition.

Incubating in the fruiting chamber will reduce the effectiveness of pinning strategies. :wink:

Good luck.

Sam


This much growth when coldshocking.


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