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Offlinelemunhed
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Hydrating coir casing with h202
    #4094893 - 04/25/05 01:32 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Anyone ever hydrate their casing layer with 3% or less h202 solution instead of using water? Might help with contams, but might slow down the mycelium. The idea just occurred to me, let me know if you have ever done that.


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: lemunhed]
    #4094903 - 04/25/05 01:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Do you sterilize your casing mix after you make it? If so then it would break down. If not, using probably 20% h202 (the 3% kind) when you make it up right before applying it might help a little and wouldnt hurt anything. I dont see it as being much of a contam fighter, but a little I guess...still would be better to just PC the casing mix


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4095977 - 04/25/05 06:23 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah i used to sterilize my casing mixtures, but i think i'll be going with pasteurization for my next grow. So anyone try this?


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: lemunhed]
    #4095998 - 04/25/05 06:27 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Even pasteurization would break down h202. Many people do it, but I'd just rather sterilize. Not a problem sterilizing..


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4096080 - 04/25/05 06:45 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

i never did anything with my casings. i just used all vermiculite. directly from the bag. and mixed in lots of h2o2 with my water
and i never had a contaminate problem. just a lil green mold after 2 or 3 flushes. never bigger than a dime. and always on the surface.


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: Zigma]
    #4096217 - 04/25/05 07:10 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Zigma said:
just a lil green mold after 2 or 3 flushes. never bigger than a dime. and always on the surface.




The green mold showing on the surface is the spores being released. You can bet that mold is growing inside your casings...


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #4096579 - 04/25/05 08:44 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Ooooh... So you did use h202 and it didn't slow the mycelium down too much. Maybe next time i'll try a real dilute solution for starters, like 1.5% or something.


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Re: Hydrating coir casing with h202 [Re: lemunhed]
    #4099917 - 04/26/05 07:37 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

i didnt even dilute it at all i just dumped pure 3% h2o2 in ther


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