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OfflineAbermelin
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plz clear up shroom size Q
    #4175772 - 05/14/05 08:24 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

ive heard, among other factors, that substrate depth and/or casing depth greatly determine the size of the mushrooms. which has a greater effect, or do they both contribute equally?


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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: Abermelin]
    #4175818 - 05/14/05 08:47 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

They both contribute a lot. A deep substrate will give you more nutrients for the shrooms to grow, but shrooms are 90%=92% water so you are going to need a good casing layer to supply all this moisture.
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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: HippieChick]
    #4176381 - 05/14/05 11:36 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks HC....I am about to dive into what you are talking about.....my first casing. You are da woman.


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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: oysterguy63]
    #4176453 - 05/14/05 11:59 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Good Luck.
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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: HippieChick]
    #4176482 - 05/15/05 12:10 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

What will you be casing with?

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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4177558 - 05/15/05 11:33 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

peatmoss/verm 50/50 tek. yeah, definitely going to do my casing layer alot thicker than 1". still trying to figure out how much casing to make in order not to run out, almost there though.


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Re: plz clear up shroom size Q [Re: Abermelin]
    #4178189 - 05/15/05 02:05 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Optimal spawn & ratio, substrate (nutriants), strain, substrate depth & moisture content, substrate container, type casing mixture & moisture retention/distribution capacity of the casing mix, ph, incubation / fruiting temps, fresh air exchange, rh & light cycle.

In other words, optimal everything will get you optimal size fruit & flushes.


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