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Offlinedipandab
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casing for first timer?
    #572430 - 03/07/02 01:23 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

have any of you tried casing for your first attempt at growing shrooms? success? disaster? tips?


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OfflineBeppoMarx
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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: dipandab]
    #572443 - 03/07/02 01:44 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

i tried cakes/casings/grains for 6 months like hell before i produced shrooms; needless to say all failed. my problem was jar preperation; bot methods thereafter though. if you get good and colonized cakes id suggest a simple crumble and case with 50/50+; i use crayola chalkboard chalk for teh pH additive. read up on casing; its pretty simple though. even if you fail teh 1st time youll probably see what you did wrong and know where/how it got infected so the 2nd time around will be easy.


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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: BeppoMarx]
    #572477 - 03/07/02 02:32 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

another popular saying around the shroomery is "don't put all your eggs in one basket" basically, if you do try casings, dont turn all your cakes to casings. do maybe one or 2 casings, and experiment with those two. which whatever one has the lesser fruits, and seems to be your dissapointment, remember what you did when preparing that casing, if you have to write a journal to remember, do it. with cakes, thats pretty much a sure score, as long as you keep the humidity high and the cake hydrated. needless to say, the yield might not be as great, but i believe you can get more flushes than with a casing. oh sorry beppo, i was talking to dip, im sure you know all this peace


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InvisibleSouthernGent
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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: dipandab]
    #572491 - 03/07/02 02:58 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

hey dip you or dab one should really read a post here by Joshua titled casing 101.
I think about anyone can case with those simple directions... of course like the other guy said dont put all your eggs in one basket and when all else fails buy a myco bag from sporeworks lol


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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: SouthernGent]
    #572908 - 03/07/02 10:44 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I just read about the myco-bag and I think I might try that out. It seems like it would make my life much easier. I don't have much space, at all, in my apartment. Has anyone else tried this method?


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OfflineZorba
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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: BeppoMarx]
    #573137 - 03/08/02 02:52 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Beppo,

That was good for a laugh - "crayola chalkboard chalk" - HAHAHA
Sorry, but chalkboard chalk is just plaster of paris and sometimes some color.
It is not made with calcium carbonate which is the "chalk" you want.
Get some crushed oyster shells, that's the good stuff.

Cheers


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Re: casing for first timer? [Re: Zorba]
    #573377 - 03/06/02 09:36 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

whoa really? damn and i thought i was intuitive! wish someone woulda told me that earlier (either way ive still done about 4 successful casings with it). so where the hell can i get anything useful like CaCO2 or oyster shells? teh whole reason i used teh chalk is cos i cant locate anything else...
acn anyone else confirm this that it is actually plaster of paris? im not idsagreeing with you; as you very well may know what i dont but it doesnt seem to have any physical qualities of plaster of paris. o well; id rather be using coco coir anyway; gotta get some of that here pretty soon...


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