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OfflineToMmOrRow
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REALLY dumb question
    #363905 - 07/31/01 01:34 AM (16 years, 24 days ago)

Ok, what is casing? I always thought casing was a term used for the growing of Mycelium. Or like the cake.

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Re: REALLY dumb question [Re: ToMmOrRow]
    #363911 - 07/31/01 01:51 AM (16 years, 24 days ago)

Casing is a layer of water retentive materials applied to a substrate to encourage and enhance fruitbody production.
For example, 50/50 casing is a mixture of 50% verm and 50% peat that is applied to the top of a substrate such as straw to help retain moisture.

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Re: REALLY dumb question [Re: ToMmOrRow]
    #363912 - 07/31/01 01:52 AM (16 years, 24 days ago)

i'm not too sure of the exact defenition, if there is one. an example of a casing is if you took 2 fully colonized pf cakes and crumbled them up into a deep baking pan or something like that. the put verm. or a thin layer of whatever on the top. then that would colonize and your mushrooms would grow more or less straight up and down. sorry for being so vague.

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Re: REALLY dumb question [Re: ToMmOrRow]
    #364168 - 07/31/01 03:37 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

Well i will save Anno some time and post this link
CHAPTER VIII THE CASING LAYER

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=26534&page=&view=&sb=

Should give you a lot of good info on casing

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