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what is the basic theory of casing????
    #709656 - 06/28/02 11:07 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

i have had great sucsess with the ol brf cake. im thinking of attempting a casing. i have done one just as a experment and it worked a bit but dried out. (verm, crumbled cake, verm) any way i was thinking if some one could explain the reasosn for each part of a casing and maybe the diffrent materials used in the casing it may make sence for me. this is what i am thinking of trying. base layer of lets say, vermiculite, nice and moist only a couple drops when a hand full is squeezed. then i crumble the cake on top the moist verm. then a layer of wheat hey and horse poo. should i use a top layer? just verm? jiffy mix (verm, coir, hint of lime). ok so i cased it all and now i toss er into the fruiting chamber? let it sit and let pins start then fruit it.


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Re: what is the basic theory of casing???? [Re: MeSaUsA]
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Re: what is the basic theory of casing???? [Re: MeSaUsA]
    #709902 - 06/29/02 12:33 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

You use different casing layers to provide moisture to the fruiting substrate. Since mushrooms are 90% water they pin and fruit bigger with larger yeilds. They do not provide any nutrients to the fruiting substrate.


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Re: what is the basic theory of casing???? [Re: Anno]
    #710878 - 06/29/02 12:42 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

thanx anno i forget about the FAQ and a excelent FAQ they are.


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