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case layer?
    #4554634 - 08/19/05 08:55 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I never totally understood what exactly serves the purpose of a case layer? My only understanding is it helps to keep moisture in and helps to serve as a barrier for contams. Also, should the case layer serve as a food source for mycelium growth, but wouldn't this defeat the purpose to help keep contams out?


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Re: case layer? [Re: TheLightIsOn]
    #4554639 - 08/19/05 09:00 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It should have no nutrients. And does what you said, it also provides more water to the fruiting shrooms.

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Re: case layer? [Re: TheLightIsOn]
    #4554672 - 08/19/05 09:28 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

There is plenty of info on casing in the FAQ here.


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Re: case layer? [Re: FooMan]
    #4555180 - 08/19/05 01:32 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Number one it is not a contam barrier really, it's most notable purpose is to provide the best possible micro climate for primordial formation. Other than than it provides somewhat of a moisture reserve for developing fruitbodies. Simple enough, GL and welcome TLO.
BTW it also provides microbes for certain edibles to fruit.

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