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    #3931219 - 03/17/05 05:59 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i was wondering something about casings...can you crumble the cakes and wait a few days before covoing them without hurting the myc at all??? what are some benefits of not covoring(top casing layer) right away (if there are any)?


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931239 - 03/17/05 06:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yea I've known people to do this to allow the mycellium to network back together before casing.

Just make sure you cover it with al foil or saran wrap or something to keep it from drying out.


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: MrMaddHatter]
    #3931245 - 03/17/05 06:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

well i have it in a grow chamber with alot of humidity...is that goo d enough??


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931247 - 03/17/05 06:06 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I find that if you let the substrate heal from the damage caused by breaking it up for a couple of days before you case them, they are less out to contaminate. I do the same thing with wbs casings.


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931254 - 03/17/05 06:08 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Should work if you have the humidity high.

EDIT:: No air exchanges, though. Would initiate pinning. No light either.


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931260 - 03/17/05 06:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

just making sure i did the right thing... they've been healing for anout 4 days so i think im going to put the top layer of 50/50 plus casing layer(peatmoss, verm., hydrated lime, oyster shell)


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931265 - 03/17/05 06:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

they are In darkeness with no airflow (thought id add thatin )


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931269 - 03/17/05 06:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

when casing how often should i air out the chambers... starting today im finishing the casing so what when would i start airing out the chambers?


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931327 - 03/17/05 06:23 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ANYONE????!!!!


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Re: uncovored casing [Re: Sbealzebub]
    #3931340 - 03/17/05 06:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Start air exchanges when the mycelium is poking through the casing.

Cubies like 1-3 air exchanges per hour, but you can get away with fanning twice a day or so.


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