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Offlinemastreo
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two simple questions
    #453595 - 11/10/01 02:31 AM (20 years, 22 days ago)

I have two questions-
first, do filter discs accelerate colonization?
second, how thick should i make my colonized substrate layer for a vermiculite casing?

any input would really help


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Re: two simple questions [Re: mastreo]
    #453600 - 11/10/01 02:36 AM (20 years, 22 days ago)

it somewhat helps growth, and you should have 1 inch verm. 1 inch substrate, then 1 inch verm.


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Re: two simple questions [Re: mastreo]
    #453601 - 11/10/01 02:36 AM (20 years, 22 days ago)

Filter disks themself do not speed up colonization. The filter disks provide more air exchange which, in turn, causes faster colonziation.


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Re: two simple questions [Re: phrozendata]
    #453692 - 11/10/01 05:23 AM (20 years, 22 days ago)

Thanks for the replies.


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Re: two simple questions [Re: mastreo]
    #453721 - 11/10/01 07:13 AM (20 years, 22 days ago)

Substrate level should be at least 2 inches. A 1/2 inch of verm on top.


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Re: two simple questions [Re: puscle]
    #454667 - 11/11/01 04:24 AM (20 years, 21 days ago)

How does the thickness effect the fruiting process?


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Re: two simple questions [Re: mastreo]
    #454674 - 11/11/01 04:38 AM (20 years, 21 days ago)

>How does the thickness effect the fruiting process?
the top casing layer should be no more than .5"
making the substrate layer thicker (2-4in.) will make for better flushes.


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Re: two simple questions [Re: mastreo]
    #454689 - 11/11/01 05:30 AM (20 years, 21 days ago)

And you may consider skipping the bottom layer altogether. That is where most casing contams usually rear their ugly heads..


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