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Verm ontop of 50/50
    #4305052 - 06/16/05 08:51 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

I am curious, I am low on Peat and have extra verm. I dont' wanna buy a whole new bag of peat cause I won't use it, not that I dont' plan on growing again jsut can't for a few months. So was wondering, to conserve some of my peat for when I pick the mushrooms and cover with casing mix, for right now, I cased a container of zooms and am a bit short for my top layer. would it be possible to put straight Verm ontop. I am wondering why it won't work and what the ups and downs are to it.
Also, I think my hrydrometer is fucked, so I was wonder, I have the bubbler setup in my chamber , what would be the best way to tell that I got my humidity in the right range, manually.

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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305076 - 06/16/05 08:58 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Straight verm works as a casing layer. A benefit: Straight verm doesn't contam easily. A drawback: It's hard to visually judge the moisture content with straight verm, so you gotta be careful if manually misting (easy to oversaturate).


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: Holydiver]
    #4305088 - 06/16/05 09:01 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

My flushes got better when I quit putting peat in my verm..


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305094 - 06/16/05 09:04 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

But does it defeat the whole deal of the 50/50 I mean, I do have some 50/50 in there already of course,

Any thought on ym humidity


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305203 - 06/16/05 09:29 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Sorry, I meant the opposite, I have more Peat them Verm, is it possible to put I extra top layer of Peat instead or is that a bad idea

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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305217 - 06/16/05 09:31 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

What do you mean by one extra layer, as in seperate layers of peat and verm? I wouldn't do that. Please be more specific. Mix what you have, don't layer it. Straight peat can work as a casing layer, but straight verm is much better.


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: Holydiver]
    #4305244 - 06/16/05 09:37 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

I mean, I didn't put enough to cover the substrate, you can still see soem of it, so I am short of casing mix, so I wa wodneirng if I could put pet on instead as the extra layer, or remanding layer.

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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305402 - 06/16/05 10:09 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Why doesn't anyone help on here anymore, used to be so good before, now poeple read and once and don't help,


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305470 - 06/16/05 10:21 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

I would help you further if I could, but you lost me. Maybe a fresh set of eyes can make sense of this.


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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: Holydiver]
    #4305540 - 06/16/05 10:34 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

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What do you mean by one extra layer, as in seperate layers of peat and verm? I wouldn't do that. Please be more specific. Mix what you have, don't layer it. Straight peat can work as a casing layer, but straight verm is much better.




he did answer your question.
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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: backupwards]
    #4305550 - 06/16/05 10:37 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

What about the Humidity with the bubbler system, My hydrometer I think is fucked, I asked how could I tell my visial I have the right humidity

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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305573 - 06/16/05 10:43 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

wow man, i have seen you post on here so many times with questions that could be answered by searching. if your HYGROMETER is messed up go get another one. My humidity with a bubbler system works just fine. Visually you can see condensation on the walls of the tub, if it just barely visible then you should be cool, if there is alot (as in running droplets) then it is too high for casings. somewhere between 80 and 90 % for casings.
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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: backupwards]
    #4305618 - 06/16/05 10:55 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

K, well part of that i knew, I guess I should have aske, how do you decrease humidity then with this type of setup. Someone mentioned more holes. But that brings in more contam, what abotu leaveing the lid of a bit or something. Or what about the flow of the bubbles, do I want lots of bubble or just light or does that not rally affect it that much. Or temp. Anythign would be great.
The one tank I have that I am worried about it a 27 gallon, I have about 2" water on the bottom, my water heater and my casing which is turing whiter every min. I have some holes on the top, like small nail size. I made a few a bit bigger.
Also, when playing with humidity, if I did have say high and adjusted, should I be wiping down the hight stuff on the walls to see what happens

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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: littleharoldeh]
    #4305671 - 06/16/05 11:10 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

yes bigger holes stuffed with polyfil would help increase air exchange. don't leave the lid open a bit that would invite more contams than bigger holes on the side. yes lots of bubbles means fresh air and humidity. no light won't affect it unless it is putting off heat in the chamber. higher temps gives higher humidity, lower helps keep it down.
this is your fruiting chamber and you are using a heater, what is the temp in that thing?
if the walls are dripping wet then you need to do something.
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Re: Verm ontop of 50/50 [Re: backupwards]
    #4305689 - 06/16/05 11:16 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

The temp is low, I keep it at about 24 C. So if I pressure down the bubbles, will I still have decent air exchange.

I sent soem pics on another post here


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