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Trying a mini casing..need help!
    #3328330 - 11/06/04 07:23 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well, I have a half pint jar that totally isn't going to fully colonize. The dry layer of verm on top has fallen and mixed in with the rest of the sub. The jar is real messy, but with no contams...I want to put this to use and possibly try to scrape off all the uncolonized sub, then crumble into a mini casing type grow. This is my first grow so im experimenting with all aspects...I dont want to just throw this jar away.

I have a square shaped plastic contrainer about 5 inches wide. about 3 n a half inches deep. My question is...how would I go about choosing how thick of sub and how thick of a casing layer I should put?

I have only verm which can be sterilized for a casing layer.

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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: psychedelicatessen]
    #3328363 - 11/06/04 07:37 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Put what you saved from cake into container and put 1/8 in. thick casing on it. GL


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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: KaptKid]
    #3328481 - 11/06/04 08:46 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well I went ahead and did it..

First I sterlized some verm by moistening it with a sprayer then microwaved for 5 mintues..

There was alot more sub then I thought there would be. I decided to skip using a bottem casing layer so I just loaded up the tray with about 2 inches of sub. Then cased with about 1/8-1/4 of moistened verm. (I had to remoisten after sterlizing.)

I have one concern: when I appyled the casing, I sprinkled the verm onto the sub and some of the verm fell between the cracks of the crumbled sub...is this OK? I know it has to be a even layer of verm but does that only mean on the surface?

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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: psychedelicatessen]
    #3329430 - 11/07/04 03:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Doesnt matter..its just verm..theres already verm in the substrate.


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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3329481 - 11/07/04 03:55 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

No, Im wondering if the unparralel layer of verm is gonna cause an uneven colonization.


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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: psychedelicatessen]
    #3329615 - 11/07/04 06:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Case as even as possible then patch..I know what your asking but if you do it correctly where the ferm falls in the holes you have less casing mix..you should be creating hills and valleys to your substrate. Patching always helps get what you didnt the first time.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: psychedelicatessen]
    #3329617 - 11/07/04 06:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Case as even as possible then patch..I know what your asking but if you do it correctly where the ferm falls in the holes you have less casing mix..you should be creating hills and valleys to your substrate. Patching always helps get what you didnt the first time.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Trying a mini casing..need help! [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3331860 - 11/08/04 01:53 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

dude we get it


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