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Straw help
    #3735794 - 02/05/05 05:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

okay well my straw casing was going great until recently it colonized the straw completely so i cased it 5 days ago and it is refusing to colonize the casing layer i dont know why but it jsut wont do it any suggestions

thanks

-mike

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strain- burma
straw- 4 inches
casing layer-1-1.5 inches


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Re: Straw help [Re: phantasm]
    #3735813 - 02/05/05 05:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1.-1.5 inches is really thick! What is the casing material, and are you using small or large verm? What are temperatures?


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Re: Straw help [Re: Holydiver]
    #3735832 - 02/05/05 05:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Perhaps it is sealed. Try lightly fluffing the top layer of casing material, paying close attention not to damage the myc.


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Re: Straw help [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3735851 - 02/05/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i did that ^^^^^^
and my casing is 60-40 coco coir and verm it works with all my other casings :frown:

the temps are low 80s

and i heard that a casing layer was supposed to be 1/4 of the substrate depth maybe this is wrong i could remove some casing if that would help

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Re: Straw help [Re: phantasm]
    #3735879 - 02/05/05 05:36 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Definitely, that's too thick of a casing layer to colonize in my opinion. I never exceed 1/2" for that reason.


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Re: Straw help [Re: Holydiver]
    #3738672 - 02/06/05 02:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

3/4" is the most you should go...its 1/3 the substrate depth..but you shouldnt go over 3/4"-1" either way..

Could be contams and could just be slow. Wait it out I say..


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