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Offlinegratefulredhead
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casing question
    #4015753 - 04/05/05 04:43 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Got some incredible shrinking casing. The casing is coming away from the sides of the container, even though humidity is over 90%... Seems to be a bit of overlay, but besides that, no other issues. What causes this??


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4015764 - 04/05/05 04:48 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

the mycelium pulls together and causes it to shrink. It's building energy.


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Re: casing question [Re: HidingInPlainSight]
    #4015771 - 04/05/05 04:50 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

is that a good thing??


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4015808 - 04/05/05 05:10 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

A casing shrinks because it is losing moisture... and that is definitely not a good thing.


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Re: casing question [Re: dog]
    #4015812 - 04/05/05 05:11 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

that's what i figured. solution?


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4015821 - 04/05/05 05:14 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Mist the casing several times per day, slowly bringing it to near saturation. What did you case with?


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Re: casing question [Re: dog]
    #4015892 - 04/05/05 06:24 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Mist the casing several times per day, slowly bringing it to near saturation. What did you case with?




once again dog is right, you should be fanning 2-3 times a day useally after every fan, I give it a light mist until I see some pins. Make sure your temp is around 75-78 F.


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4015911 - 04/05/05 06:37 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Got some incredible shrinking casing. The casing is coming away from the sides of the container, even though humidity is over 90%... Seems to be a bit of overlay, but besides that, no other issues. What causes this??




Is it fruiting, or has it flushed once?

Not only does a substrate shrink because of moisture loss, mycelium also excrete a complex array of strong enzymes for digestion. The enzymes are present in multiple forms, based on a single inherent genetic sequence, and include a range of isoenzymes, which arise from different inherent genetic sequences.

Those enzymes degrade large parts of a substrate into simple soluble forms of sugars, amino acids and other substances, which are absorbed into the mycelia network with which they in combination with moisture form fruit bodies with.


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Re: casing question [Re: agar]
    #4016813 - 04/05/05 01:12 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

no fruits as of yet!


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4020206 - 04/06/05 04:07 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

and the casing is peat based, with granite and lime for ph balance....


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4022962 - 04/06/05 08:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

should I recase, or give it some more time??


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Re: casing question [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4022997 - 04/06/05 09:01 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

These past couple weeks I have really began to see how shrinking dries out casings....it will basically defeat the whole purpose of the casing.

It's nice to have a container that has bendeable sides. This way you can pull a side out and pack some mix in there nicely, it's hard to get it down in there if you can't bend.


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