Home | Community | Message Board


MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
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 for: Oyster Shell, Peat, Pressure Cooker, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
casing container
    #815716 - 08/13/02 07:02 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I bought some of those black trays from home depot that are 2 1/2 in. deep. Are those going to be deep enough to case?


--------------------
Blaze


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemickey_rourke
Illegal Smile
Registered: 07/18/02
Posts: 3,333
Loc: Playa del Carmen
Re: casing container [Re: blazenaz]
    #816009 - 08/13/02 08:53 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Should work ok.


--------------------
"I tried to put it all behind me, but my redneck past is nipping at my heels.." -- Ben Folds Five


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedracon
journeyman

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 96
Last seen: 11 years, 4 months
Re: casing container [Re: blazenaz]
    #816013 - 08/13/02 08:55 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

yep, you need 1 inch min , w/o the casing layer


--------------------
Support NORML


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
Re: casing container [Re: dracon]
    #816743 - 08/14/02 06:28 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I read that the fruits will grow larger if given a deeper substrate, is that really true. Also what about the bottom layer, think it is going to make a big difference?

bottom - 1/2 in
middle - 1 1/2 in
top - 1/2 in


--------------------
Blaze


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineFanaTEK
Slave to theShroom

Registered: 09/19/01
Posts: 447
Loc: Midwest, US
Last seen: 9 years, 8 months
Re: casing container [Re: blazenaz]
    #816756 - 08/14/02 06:35 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Well, you want your substrate layer to be as deep as possible. Your setup will work, and will probably provide you with a good harvest, but in the end bigger is better.

My cat prefers a 4" spawned substrate with a 1" casing in a 12"x18" bin (864 sq. in. of substrate).

FanaTEK


--------------------
Read the FAQ!
Read !


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
Re: casing container [Re: FanaTEK]
    #816788 - 08/14/02 06:59 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Fana, do you use a bottom layer?

Is the deeper substrate layer going to produce more flushes, Bigger fruits, higher potency?

Do you seem to have more problems with contams with the deeper substrate?


--------------------
Blaze


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedracon
journeyman

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 96
Last seen: 11 years, 4 months
Re: casing container [Re: blazenaz]
    #816944 - 08/14/02 08:33 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

There is kinda a ongoing debate over bottom casing, if your bottom casing the moisture level of the bottom casing is important if you can get it right it does add to the moisture that your casing can draw on and increase your 2 n 3 flushes, but on the flip side it opens up another angle for contams and ones that you will not be able to see, my friend has used both moist vermiculite and carboard (experiment here, cut a peice of cardboard to size, nuked the cardboard and soaked in water with bit of peroxide in a sterile environment) accually the cardboard casing produced more but this was hardly a controled environment, both worked fine with no contams. Either way works, if your new to growing i'd suggest no bottom casing.


--------------------
Support NORML


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
Re: casing container [Re: dracon]
    #816965 - 08/14/02 08:43 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

He used card board...thats cool, I guess what ever works. Do you always nuke your casing soil before casing your substrate and or topping your mycelium. I was going to use verm, peat, & oyster shell for casing soil.


--------------------
Blaze


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedracon
journeyman

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 96
Last seen: 11 years, 4 months
Re: casing container [Re: blazenaz]
    #816972 - 08/14/02 08:46 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

note, only used cardboard for the bottom casing , i also use verm, peat, and oyster for my top casing I use a pressure cooker to stealize my casing.


--------------------
Support NORML


Edited by dracon (08/14/02 08:47 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
Re: casing container [Re: dracon]
    #816975 - 08/14/02 08:47 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

understood, and nuking the casing soil?


--------------------
Blaze


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleFrog31337
Stranger

Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 779
Loc: Midwest, US
. [Re: dracon]
    #816993 - 08/14/02 08:59 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

.


Edited by Frog31337 (08/27/02 11:27 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleblazenaz
Extremist

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 309
Loc: Surrounded by an electrom...
Re: casing container [Re: Frog31337]
    #817005 - 08/14/02 09:03 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I was trying to figure out a quicker way to sterilize the casing, not so much for the initial casing layer but for topping the mycelium after colonization.


--------------------
Blaze


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

Amazon Shop for: Oyster Shell, Peat, Pressure Cooker, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* How much does depth of your casing containers matter? MOTH 1,658 16 04/05/04 09:58 PM
by rollbot
* best casing container swizzol 2,086 19 02/03/05 12:23 AM
by MrMaddHatter
* casing containers bob_smith93456 856 8 08/23/05 10:08 PM
by bob_smith93456
* Need advice on size of casing container Nickster_154371 603 3 01/12/04 01:14 AM
by Hanky
* back dots around my tin casing container? TheLightIsOn 456 6 10/18/06 07:30 PM
by TheLightIsOn
* poke holes in casing container ? relativexistance 714 5 02/19/04 12:39 AM
by simplemachine
* Casing containers Fantazee 812 6 12/20/01 11:31 AM
by puscle
* Whats the best way to cover clear casing containers? Scolecite 831 14 08/28/04 01:56 PM
by Darcho

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
939 topic views. 10 members, 43 guests and 23 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Edabea
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 14 queries.