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OfflineShOoOg
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Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing
    #3992908 - 03/31/05 12:43 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Should I dunk my cakes before casing? As I understand the purpose of dunking is rehydration. My cakes moisture level seems to be pretty good. But the cold temp helps to promote pinning, right? So should I still proceed w/ the dunk tek to help speed the process along?


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Re: Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing [Re: ShOoOg]
    #3993077 - 03/31/05 01:31 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

honestly i like to keep things as simple as possible for less chance of screwing it up or some contam getting involved ;p.

dunking is really not necessary with casings as the casing layer should be sufficient for all your hydration needs.

As for coldshocking.. you want to do this just before fruiting. As soon as you create your casings, youre still not ready to fruit. You have to let the freshly made casings incubate for 2-3more days to let the mycelium recover. You'll know youre ready to fruit once you begin to see myc poking through the surface. Once this occurs, you should patch a little bit by covering the exposed myc with some extra casing layer. Now is when you may want to cold-shock or not. You could just stick it in the fridge for a couple hours, or open your window in ur room and let the temps drop to the 40-50s like i did.. either way, coldshocking isnt that vital...

goodluck :smile:

edit: of course you'd want to keep it covered while fridging if thats what you decide to do  :wink: forgot that bit


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Re: Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing [Re: Colbadol]
    #3993119 - 03/31/05 01:42 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

"you should patch a little bit by covering the exposed myc with some extra casing layer"
Just to be sure i understand, casing's purpose is to provide nutrients, so once my cake is crumbled and recuperated if there is any myc that's exposed I should sprinkle/patch my vermiculite & coir mix onto exposed myc?


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Re: Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing [Re: ShOoOg]
    #3993155 - 03/31/05 01:51 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Actually a casing's purpose is to provide moisture not nutrients.


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Re: Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing [Re: dfslkfsd]
    #3993195 - 03/31/05 01:57 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Ok, so do I just sprinkle casing over myc to keep hydrated? And what is my myc using to grow if not casing?


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Re: Newbie - dunk and casing - Birthing [Re: ShOoOg]
    #3993289 - 03/31/05 02:15 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

well if you spawn it to bulk substrate it will be feedin off the poo

if you just crumble cake an apply castin layer it is feedin of teh cake


depends on how much time you got and what you want your yeilds to be as far as poo i like poo


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