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Offlinelosfreddy
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how thick should the top casing layer be?
    #4685906 - 09/20/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Ive seen people just sprinkle it on and some other teks say to use 1:4 ratio. dose this mean the top layer needs to be 4xs as thick as the mecylin layer? i did just just a very thin layer on my SA and its already growing thru after just 3 days. its maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: losfreddy]
    #4685954 - 09/20/05 02:18 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

lol, search maaaan :laugh:

1/4 the depth of the substrate.  its 4 inches deep, do it 1" or less.  lots of people do 1/8th the depth.


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #4687383 - 09/20/05 09:01 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I recommend 3/8"-5/8" no matter what depth substrate you use.


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: hyphae]
    #4688031 - 09/20/05 11:32 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i go with 3/4 of an inch, you can also consider having deeper and shallower areas in your casing layer


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: Mycophilic]
    #4688477 - 09/21/05 01:06 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Why would you want deeper and shallower areas in the same casing layer ? That would make it very uneven.

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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: HippieChick]
    #4689279 - 09/21/05 08:03 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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Why would you want deeper and shallower areas in the same casing layer ? That would make it very uneven.

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Exactly! That would make no mycosense at all and undermine a prolific pinset.


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: hyphae]
    #4691113 - 09/21/05 06:37 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

not to sound like something straight from Stamets, but by shaping the casing layer you can control fruitings better, and maximize the yield of later flushes, instead of just going for broke on the first flush


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Re: how thick should the top casing layer be? [Re: Mycophilic]
    #4691765 - 09/21/05 09:01 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

The thing you fail to realize is you create more than your first flush with your initial pinset. Go back and read somemore :wink: Also welcome bro!


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