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OfflineSpencyspence28
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My guadalahara shrooms
    #4378166 - 07/07/05 01:48 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I have 10 jars of these alomost fully colonized.I want to case and do it right this time . last time i did it but not sure if i did it right.I want to do it in a large aquarium that i have .how should this be done?what is the best casing style? :thumbup:


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Re: My guadalahara shrooms [Re: Spencyspence28]
    #4378252 - 07/07/05 02:17 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

50/50 casing is a good formula in principle, but it is WAY out of whack when it comes to pH. Use about 1/4th the lime mentioned in the tek and you'll be fine. Also, do NOT use hydrated lime like he recommends. Use garden lime made of oyster shell flour or ground limesone. Or throw some chalkboard chalk in the blender to break it to a powder.

A good second best solution are the coir-based casing. Just keep your eye out of over colonization of the casing layer. It happens real fast with coir.


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Re: My guadalahara shrooms [Re: Blue Helix]
    #4378382 - 07/07/05 02:47 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

>Or throw some chalkboard chalk in the blender to break it to a powder

Blackboard chalk, isnt made of chalk (calcium carbonate), its made of gypsum (calcium sulfate).


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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: My guadalahara shrooms [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4378391 - 07/07/05 02:49 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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scatmanrav said:
>Or throw some chalkboard chalk in the blender to break it to a powder

Blackboard chalk, isnt made of chalk (calcium carbonate), its made of gypsum (calcium sulfate).



i find it interesting that you knew that off hand. funny.


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Re: My guadalahara shrooms [Re: mickeymicmic]
    #4378428 - 07/07/05 03:03 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

LOL, its not my fault :frown: I didnt know anything about chalk before this hobby  :nut:


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

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: My guadalahara shrooms [Re: Spencyspence28]
    #4378447 - 07/07/05 03:07 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Scatmanrav is right.  Sorry.  Forget that idea.  :crazy:

Go to your phone book and call some nurseries for garden lime and specify that you do not want dolemite-based lime.


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