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Offlineblgrnt1
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Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP
    #4266664 - 06/07/05 05:17 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

hey everyone out there in web-land this is my first post here and not my first cultivation, but I have some major questions to ask.  SO I am going to use the PF tek to start.  I have rigged up two cool mist humidifiers with two outputs a piece going to two growing chambers, and plan on making both chambers duel shelved. I would like to use a casing tek that I have seen here, cutting the substrate with a knife putting each half in a bag and breaking them up, I am then going to use the large black plastic trays you find at the local nursery.  So after all that info here is my plan/question I will purchase high mountain compost and make a 1/2 in. layer on the bottom followed by my substrate and then 1/4 layer of compost on the top.  Does all this sound right or am I missing something I have used the pf tek method before and would like to stick with that for the first process but am open for ideas on the casing.  What should I keep my RH at? high mnt compost says they are pasteurized and I don't have to do anything to it, anyone used it? also I have heard to put 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon water in the humidifiers to keep the water fresh is this correct?  What type of water should I use regular old tap or bottled? I obviously :smirk: have many questions and would like all the help I can get, thanks.


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: blgrnt1]
    #4266701 - 06/07/05 06:26 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

make yourself a glove box. crumble cakes and mix into HMC about or close to 5/1.
this should colonize within 5 to 7 dayz.
case w/ 50/50 or 60/40 the teks are here


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: deanofmean]
    #4268794 - 06/07/05 06:48 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

thanks for the reply but it doesn't really address the questions I asked (which I know are many) I have decided against the glove box I have heard it is fairly unnecessary and baggies work just as well for quite a bit less money. Also I really like the idea of using a compost scientifically designed to grow mushrooms instead of having to mix mediums designed for other uses. SO has anyone heard any good things about this compost?? What water should I use? should I add hydrogen peroxide to my humidifiers? When casing what should my RH be at? All help will be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: blgrnt1]
    #4268835 - 06/07/05 07:05 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

If you use the compost, it will be a substrate, and you'll still have to put a casing on top of it. A casing is a NON-nutritious layer of something like verm, or 50/50+. I'm not saying you shouldn't use the compost, I'm just saying after the myc runs through the compost you'll have to case on top of it.

I would actually recommend using the compost, because BRF's potency sucks..

And regular tap water has been working fine for me.


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: Kalix]
    #4270221 - 06/08/05 01:42 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

what is BRF??


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: blgrnt1]
    #4270443 - 06/08/05 03:04 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

*CouGh*LookinthearcivesandFAQ*CoUgH*

Just do a quick search man.

Almost everything you posted, can be found w/o asking.

-Gnostic


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: blgrnt1]
    #4270656 - 06/08/05 05:12 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i would say do a couple casings of just plain verm. just to get a feel for it all.


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: felix]
    #4271163 - 06/08/05 12:14 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

well I find a lot of the answers that are given on this site are very broad and not meant for the novice, I figure its easier to ask then get confused by all the professional jargon.


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Re: Used PF Tek Already new to Casing HELP [Re: blgrnt1]
    #4271208 - 06/08/05 12:28 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

using pf cakes for casing i usually use a 60/40 verm/coco coir mix for the casing layer. Do some searching on the site to find info about it. Tap water always has worked for me, though some locations add minerals that are unnessesary and they add chlorine bleach, if theres too much bleach then your fucked. also, 2oz of h202 seems to be a little bit much. I would just add 2 or 3 capfuls instead of a quarter cup, probably 1/8 or 1/10 of a cup seems more appropriate. I would also investigate into using dark rye flour instead of brf. Search the site read some threads.


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