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God Damn Casing
    #4481849 - 08/01/05 07:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

My casing wont colonize. Its not super wet, and they are at 85 F i am so mad : ( 50 50 verm peat, with soem lime in there


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: xburn]
    #4482317 - 08/01/05 08:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

got to be carful with lime what kind was it?Hydrated horticultural lime,a little to much can burn your myc up,everyone i'v talked to says limestone is much safer to use,,,,or get a good ph tester,,,,but then agian i am just a newbie
PS want a ph around 7.5 - 8 i think i'v heard


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: xburn]
    #4482617 - 08/01/05 10:04 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

How long has it been?


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: xburn]
    #4482636 - 08/01/05 10:09 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Just relax.

they are coming.


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: SubGen1us]
    #4483069 - 08/01/05 11:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i know they are coming its just beenn 5 to 6 days in inccubation but i have done straight verm usually and it solonizes over night 2 days max


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: xburn]
    #4484032 - 08/02/05 03:29 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What did you add to buffer the peat? If you used hydrated lime at 1.2 cups like in the Tek, just toss the whole damned tray as it's fried. The tek is all screwed up about the hydrated lime recommendation.


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: Blue Helix]
    #4484301 - 08/02/05 05:59 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

no i used like two spoon fuls max for like 10 cups of casing


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Re: God Damn Casing [Re: xburn]
    #4484902 - 08/02/05 12:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

That shouldn't be too much a problem then. I too have had trouble getting the casing to colonize before. The reasons for that can be complex. For now just give it more time. If it doesn't make it by day 10, you should scrape off the casing mix down to where the mycelium made it and fruit the tray anyway. Do NOT try to recase it.


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