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OfflineHammerloaf
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Shrinkage :-)
    #489737 - 12/13/01 01:21 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

if a casing is shrinking.. does this mean it has a lack of moisture in the casing layers? should the exposed edges be stuffed with dry vermiculite?


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: Hammerloaf]
    #489742 - 12/13/01 01:29 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

It's probably drying out, I'd up the humidity if I were you. Do fill in the sides, tho (use *wet* verm) or you may get pins where they don't belong :)


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: wind_wraith]
    #489761 - 12/13/01 01:47 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

whats wrong with pins where they don't belong? :)

and.. it's in a high humidity envrionment already


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: wind_wraith]
    #489776 - 12/13/01 01:59 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

After about my third flush from one of my casings, it had dried up pretty good, and I started to get mushrooms growing from the bottom edges of the casing. It is probably a fluke but those were some of the biggest mushies that I produced.


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: Hammerloaf]
    #489798 - 12/13/01 02:12 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

In reply to:

whats wrong with pins where they don't belong? :)




Nothing, if you don't mind wasting potential shrooms. I cased in a glass dish one time just to observe what happens to those poor perimeter pins. There was pinning like crazy against the glass and only a few of them managed to push their way to the surface... the rest died and rotted, it was sad.

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and.. it's in a high humidity envrionment already




Could be just the mycelium pulling the casing material together as it grows, has never happened to mine, tho.


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: wind_wraith]
    #489849 - 12/13/01 02:56 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

that explains it.. I didn't realize that the mycelium would compact so much... though it's growth is rampant.


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Re: Shrinkage :-) [Re: wind_wraith]
    #489851 - 12/13/01 02:57 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

and hey... if you had all those pins on the sides.. why not remove the casing from the glass and let them fruit fully?


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