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    #3537935 - 12/24/04 01:51 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: RRhoads]
    #3537961 - 12/24/04 02:13 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Coir.

As for a casing layer substrate, well your substrate is whats below the casing layer.

Like grains, or poo(like...say in a bulk tub) :smirk:


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: RRhoads]
    #3542395 - 12/25/04 06:12 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Ok 100% coir :lol:

If not then I would do a 60/40 or 50/50, but I wont because as I have said, IMO, pure coir is the best :wink:


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: RRhoads]
    #3542430 - 12/25/04 06:42 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

CASING MIX = 50% Coir 40% Verm & 10%
AMORPHOUS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (ADE).

D. E., Diatomite, or diatomaceous earth, is a sedimentary rock consisting of the exoskeletons of  algae-like plants (Diatoms) ranging in size typically from 10 to 200 microns. The skeletal structure can contain up to 80% to 90% voids.

Diatomite?s porous structure, low density, and high surface area result in industrial applications as a filtration media for various beverages, inorganic and organic chemicals, and as an absorbent.

Ingestion of amorphous diatomaceous earth is not toxic to mammals. Rats fed a daily diet containing 5% freshwater diatomaceous earth show no abnormalities after 90 days (Bertke 1964).

Dairy farms sometimes feed their animals food containing 1 to 2% diatomaceous earth to control worms and other internal parasites (Allen 1972). Impoverished humans add "fossil flour" to their baked goods in order to stretch their flour supply (Cummins 1975).

It is so safe for use on food that the FDA has exempted diatomaceous earth from requirements of fixed residue levels when added to stored grain (Fed. Reg. 1961). The U.S. EPA also allows its use in food storage and processing areas (Fed. Reg. 1981).

This product is untreated, unheated agricultural food grade freshwater D.E (not the D.E. used in swimming pool water filtration). It contains 12 trace minerals including 19% calcium and 33% silica.

Diatomite will absorb up to 150% of its own weight in fluids and slowly release them.

DE is an EPA approved animal feed additive for worm and parasite control at 1:100 ratio. It is also FDA approved as a stored grain additive at 4 oz/100 lb.
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Substrate = 1. COMPOST 2. QUASI/COMPOST 3.HORSE MANURE (aged - leached). :thumbup:


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: agar]
    #3542592 - 12/25/04 08:17 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

damn!! i didn't know that you could use that shit for casing!! i have a huge bag of it from the summer flea invasion '04. do you need to sterelize this stuff before casing or what? thanks for the info!! :thumbup:


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: blissedout]
    #3542631 - 12/25/04 08:34 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

U - B - lucky.

I just throw it in a big kitchen pot, add DE, water & boil the hell out of it. Does 2 things. Super pasturize & hydrates at same time. BTW, it kills gnats & gnat larva if any get in casing layer. It desiccates the little buggers.


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: agar]
    #3542638 - 12/25/04 08:40 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

sweet!! thanks a million man!! by the way, does it affect the ph at all?


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: blissedout]
    #3542653 - 12/25/04 08:47 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

It is inert, like glass, or glass powder. But, I always verify casing pH before application - to be on safe side - anyway. Just a wise thing to do.


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: blissedout]
    #3542661 - 12/25/04 08:51 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

BTW..... if you ever bump into

Snap up a bag. Best thing I ever found for adjusting - maintaining casing layer ph.


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: agar]
    #3542680 - 12/25/04 08:58 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

thanks agar!! you are in my address book, now. if i need any other info, i'll probably just pm you. is that cool? i just harvested 4 grams dry (pesa) from a cake that had some overlay on it. my first ever harvest and i'm pretty stoked about it. thanks for the info!


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Re: Favorite casing layer mixture? [Re: blissedout]
    #3542841 - 12/25/04 09:47 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

ph should be fine if you just use straight verm right?


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