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How high a level of cakes? Just to cover?
    #4162779 - 05/11/05 06:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have 12 cakes that will be cased and I wanted to know about how much area that is gunna fill...I have a 20 gallon aquarium - good enough?

EDIT: '20 Gallon Long'

l-w-h 30"x12"x12"


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Re: How high a level of cakes? Just to cover? [Re: Mekyle7]
    #4162813 - 05/11/05 06:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

hmmmmm.... I think 4, 1/2 pints is a quart, and 4 quarts is a gallon. So that'd be..... 1 1/2 gallons of cakes?? Give or take a little because you have a dry verm layer on top that you dump before casing.

How about spawning to some horse poo?? That would DEFINATELY do that area if you got some doo.

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Re: How high a level of cakes? Just to cover? [Re: Sammy]
    #4163151 - 05/11/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

..huh?

Im not going to fill the tank with cakes, I wanted to know how many I would need to cover 360 square inches or 2.5 square feet

And Im obviously gunna case but Im gunna keep it simple with...hmm...prolly vermiculite on the bottom? Or perlite and peat/verm on top...Is perlite better for casing or a matter of preference? I think I would prefer perlite if they were the same - itll look better too :p


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Re: How high a level of cakes? Just to cover? [Re: Mekyle7]
    #4163553 - 05/11/05 09:39 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

well how big are the cakes going to be? area of circle = pi r squared x height of substrate in jar= volume of cake. Or just guess from volume of the jar itself.
360 x height of the substrate you want, divide this by the volume of one cake and you have an answer. A 'ballpark figure'

It might not be the right one but still. :p.
PS use metric. Its not stupid.

You'd be better off making some jars up and fruiting in separate smaller containers within the terrarium however, more leeway for contams that way. But I suppose you knew that already.. I can see you have something particular in mind.


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Re: How high a level of cakes? Just to cover? [Re: Hambo]
    #4163580 - 05/11/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I was hoping to make a high density sea of shrooms kind of thing. I think having 24 half cakes (cut horizontally) would cover if that would help the mycelium (not being broken up as much) Or I could just crumble it all and make a really deep layer. I want a nice glass aquarium with clear layers of casing and maybe a humidifier incase it gets dry in the day. Aesthetics count too :smile:


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Re: How high a level of cakes? Just to cover? [Re: Mekyle7]
    #4163622 - 05/11/05 09:58 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I would go for  that fellow up theres suggestion with the poo, but I hate poo, so I would also suggest using grain of some kind to make it easier. just dump the colonised grain in and spread it about a bit.

BTW, use verm for bottom layer. I've always found it bone dry after exhausting a casing however, so I don't use one anymore.

Do let us know how it goes though, a few nice pics, maybe a short story on what to do with an absolute truck load of shrooms on a sunny afternoon :smile:


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