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popcorn substrate and casking questions
    #3348262 - 11/11/04 08:29 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

i have the popcorn, i have the one quaret jar, i measured out a lil less than a full quart then dumped that into a pot and its now soaking in some water overnight. i plan to boil that tommorow for 60 mins on low then returning it back to the quart jar and sterlizing that for another 60 mins. should i cover up the hole i made for inccoulation while im sterlizing the jarwith some tape? and how about after sterliztion? how much spore jice should i use?

now onto casing, i figured the best way to case this would be to use coc and verm on top with some verm. on the bottom, eh? my question is how big should my popcorn/myceemem layer be?

thank you for your help
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Re: popcorn substrate and casking questions [Re: beav]
    #3348392 - 11/11/04 09:01 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

You do want to tape your holes so that no more water gets in when you PC. Also, cover with a layer or two of tinfoil prior to PC'ing. Make sure that you allow for sufficient time to drain before you go to the PC. it's important to let all the water drain away. Usually leaving it in a strainer for 1/2-1 hour is good.

Your popcorn layer should be whatever you can attain but you dont really want to get above a couple inches. 2" is good..2" is good...just make sure that your casing layer isn't too thick. I cant say for sure what a proper casing delth would be for that substrate depth but I would feel safe with no more than 1/2 in but dont bank on that one.


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Re: popcorn substrate and casking questions [Re: azurescens]
    #3348417 - 11/11/04 09:06 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Popcorn Tek w/ Pics - http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/25049

1/4" of coco coir/verm on the bottom of the tray (60/40 ratio), a 1.5-2" thick substrate layer, and then a 1/3" casing layer on top of coir/verm again.


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Re: popcorn substrate and casking questions [Re: beav]
    #3348697 - 11/11/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

what should i put on the bottom of my casing? beanth the myc.? and how much?


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Re: popcorn substrate and casking questions [Re: beav]
    #3348932 - 11/11/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

you dont really need to put anything down there but if you wish then vermiculite or perlite work fine.


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