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    #388443 - 09/08/01 02:24 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

ok, i know you guys say read up before askin dumb questions, and ive done this. ive tried to read everything i can on casing that i can find on this website, and im just unable to grasp what the hell it means. im a newbie, i just started my first ever crop about 3 weeks ago and im tryin to gain as much knowledge as possible. so can someone help me get the jist of what casing means? thank you

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Re: casing?? [Re: peacefrog14]
    #388453 - 09/08/01 02:36 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Check out Hongus` Casing Tek at mycotpia.net. He makes it easy to understand..

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Re: casing?? [Re: peacefrog14]
    #388458 - 09/08/01 02:40 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

casing is artificial dirt. some species won't bear fruit without it. cubensis is not one of them, BUT. . .

casing acts as a barrier to contamination

it acts as a reservoir of water to nurish the mycelium

it supplies a humid microclimate that helps the myceilum flourish

in short, casing is a layer of inert stuff you cover the growing medium or substrate with.

some species have evolved an elaborate way of knowing when it is a good time to spred spores and make baby shrooms, and they get their clues from the casing, hence, the use of the casing to encourage the fruiting process.

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