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OfflineHippieChick
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Casing Questions?
    #3916631 - 03/14/05 04:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I decided to try doing two casings, try to get some experience before my WBS is ready. Each casing is two 1/2 pints of B+. This is what they looked like when I placed them in a friutung chamber after 3 days in the incubatorThis is what they looked like the next day.url=http://www.shroomery.org/forums/files/05-10/066714008-Mytopia_004.jpg][/url]I patched the heavy white spots on this one, and placed back in fruiting chamber. This is what they look like today.  Is everything looking O.K.?, is there anything I need to do?I cut the containers down so CO2 wouldn't build up. Thanks for any input.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart: Hippie Chick  :mushroom2:


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    #3916643 - 03/14/05 04:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: ShroomGuy86]
    #3916664 - 03/14/05 04:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup: :thumbup: Keep us updated!
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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3916717 - 03/14/05 04:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

nice! let me know how that B+ works out for you.


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3916718 - 03/14/05 04:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

How does cutting down the chamber reduce CO2? You mean cutting down the size?


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: Clozedeyez20]
    #3916728 - 03/14/05 04:46 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It looks like she has the folger's containers in a terrarium with perlite in it.  CO2 doesn't rise, it falls.  So by cutting the excess material off of the casings, the co2 can essentially "spill out" rather than sit on top of the casings... At least I think that was the idea, correct me if I'm wrong someone.... Lataz :stoned:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3916792 - 03/14/05 05:06 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

That was the idea.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart:Hippie Chick :mushroom2:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3916807 - 03/14/05 05:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah thats the right idea. I think me and hippie and needmoresleep all read the same post today at the same time with that little gem of info in it  :smile: :cheers: :goodluck: :twirlyface:

Anyways, did you put verm on the bottom of your casing? What was your mix hippie?


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: Photoguy]
    #3916839 - 03/14/05 05:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Put a 1/2" damp vermiculite on the bottom, about 1" substrate, then a 3/4" casing layer of 50/50+. Half verm., Half coco coir, and 10% hydrated lime by volume.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart:Hippie Chick :mushroom2:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3917507 - 03/14/05 09:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I thought my friend was the only one that uses folgers containers...


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3917524 - 03/14/05 09:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

HippieChick said:
Put a 1/2" damp vermiculite on the bottom, about 1" substrate, then a 3/4" casing layer of 50/50+. Half verm., Half coco coir, and 10% hydrated lime by volume.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart:Hippie Chick :mushroom2:


you can get away whith out the buffer useing that caseing tek


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: sludge]
    #3917526 - 03/14/05 09:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

and its 60% 40%


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: metasin]
    #3917530 - 03/14/05 09:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Holy Crap you got the pins!!!!! Nice job :wink:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: sludge]
    #3917936 - 03/14/05 10:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I've heard 70/30,60/40,and 50/50. Decided to try the 50/50 first. Why no buffer with coir, does it have something in it that will keep the acidity down as the casing matures?Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart: Hippie Chick  :mushroom2:  I just checked out the 60/40 TEK in the Shroomery, and it said you can add crushed limestone. I've got it, so I used it. Better safe than sorry.


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Edited by HippieChick (03/15/05 04:14 AM)


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3917964 - 03/14/05 10:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

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I've heard 70/30,60/40,and 50/50. Decided to try the 50/50 first. Why no buffer with coir, doe's it have something in it that will keep the acidity down as the casing matures?Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart: Hippie Chick  :mushroom2:




Coir arrives with a neutral pH right out of the package and a buffer isn't necessary.


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3917995 - 03/14/05 10:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hey Diver, the 60/40 TEK in the Shroomery grow guide says you can add crushed limestone, so I did. Thanks.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart: Hippie Chick  :mushroom2:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3918007 - 03/14/05 10:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

That's cool HippieChick. I thought you were asking why coir doesn't need a buffer, maybe I misread it. No harm done in you adding one though.

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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3918118 - 03/14/05 10:56 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I could understand it not needing one,since its a neutral ph, right off the start, but what about after the casing has been growing awhile. Doesn't the acidity go up from waste,thus allowing contams to start. Maybe crushed oyster shell would be better. Isn't that a longer term acidity control. Thanks Diver, and oh, do the casings look O.K. so far?Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart:Hippie Chick :mushroom2:


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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: HippieChick]
    #3918140 - 03/14/05 10:58 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah you can add some crushed limestone to the 60/40 Verm and Coco Coir casing...but it isn't needed.

it does seem to help with the later flushes.

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Re: Casing Questions? [Re: Roadkill]
    #3918174 - 03/14/05 11:03 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks Road, I try to think just not for the moment. I was kinda thinking of later flushes.Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony. :heart: Hippie Chick  :mushroom2:


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