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Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning?
    #4633392 - 09/08/05 12:14 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have 2 trays which colonised the casing layer almost completely. I was thinking of deep scratching and adding more casing, or just more casing. But now one tray has started to pin (6 days after temp drop and light exposure). Would adding more casing harm them? Or should I wait until after this flush could I add more and deep scratch.
I added too much hydrated lime to the casing, could this high ph have resulted in the over colonisation? They are in low containers and I do not think it was lack of humidity since there is plenty of water droplets all over the container, and light ones on the casing. I was only fanning once a day, am now doing it twice or 3 times.
The strain is texan, about 1/2" substrate of wheat and 1/4-1/2" casing of peat and hydrated lime.

BTW this is my blood+wheat vs wheat only experiment. The blood tray is pinning and the wheat shows no signs yet.


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Re: Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning? [Re: blackout]
    #4633589 - 09/08/05 01:28 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

If there is no overlay, I wouldn't scratch at all. Complete colonization doesn't = overlay. If it's pinning, why add casing?


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Re: Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning? [Re: FooMan]
    #4636916 - 09/09/05 05:43 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I thought it is better not to be fully colonised and that the shrooms may benefit from more casing to give humidity to the growing pins.
Lots more developing pins today.
The wheat only tray is showing some signs, has 2 large pins that sprouted very quickly overnight (far faster than the blood tray), should be an interesting race.


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Re: Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning? [Re: blackout]
    #4636935 - 09/09/05 06:24 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You know I did that one time and the shrooms just grew right threw it no prob. I don't see it hurting anything. Hell even in normal casings I bet most people see shrooms growing threw the casings layer not every shroom is perfect and starts on the top.  :thumbup: :grin:  :bongload:


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Re: Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning? [Re: Magash]
    #4637412 - 09/09/05 12:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

And I've done it, and covered up my pinset, and fucked up my flushes. They stil produced, but then when I harvested, you could peal the top layer of casing off, and under it was all SORTS of primordia...Once I see pinning now, and the pinning enzyme is in the network...its best to let it pin instead of patching more IMO.


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Re: Can you add a light casing after the first signs of pinning? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #5036598 - 12/09/05 12:15 AM (11 years, 2 days ago)

With only 1/2" substrate and a casing layer of already 1/2" I would say do not add anymore. A 3:1 or even 4:1 ratio of substrate to casing layer is ideal.

You can always patch the casing to slow down agressive areas of colonization and get a more even colonization and a more even pinset, but if it's already pinning I would let it be.


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