Home | Community | Message Board

High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
old hand

Registered: 11/24/01
Posts: 906
Loc: Tennessee
Last seen: 7 years, 6 days
bottom layer
    #494278 - 12/17/01 11:40 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I plan on using old timers straw tek. Should I have a layer of moist vermiculite under the straw? If so, why?

If you will it, it is no dream.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 02/18/01
Posts: 2,156
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Last seen: 3 years, 9 months
Re: bottom layer [Re: bassplayer74]
    #494296 - 12/18/01 12:05 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

It's not required, but it can be an advantage. The verm will give added moisture to the substrate if it is needed, and if the straw has too much moisture it will drain into the verm away from the substrate preventing decay and posible contamination. Any drained liquid will be held in the verm and only used if it's needed.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* bottom layer of vermiculite GNIOM1498 559 2 05/10/05 08:33 AM
by Rollen
* bottom layer of casing sirJ 613 4 06/10/02 06:25 PM
by henryp
* Casing: Bottom layer of moist vermiculite? iSlak 840 4 01/31/07 11:53 PM
by Blutjager
* Bottom layer for my fruiting chamber using cakes and humidifier? Stropharis 1,242 10 04/04/07 04:54 PM
by fetalscab
* The bottom layer of casing: Perlite or Vermic.??? mrdasani 1,034 4 03/14/02 03:01 PM
by pleezr
* Casing...bottom layer...or not to bottom layer...? TrippingBillies 2,063 13 09/06/02 09:53 AM
by goatywoaty
* Alternative bottom layer abshroomery 1,617 17 04/01/09 12:58 AM
by just me
* what would you use for the bottom layer of a rye casing? ElmerPhud 1,261 12 12/25/08 09:58 PM
by veda_sticks

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
418 topic views. 14 members, 53 guests and 45 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 19 queries.