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Offlineshroom_newbie
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I just cased today. PLEASE HELP!
    #921023 - 09/30/02 08:02 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I just cased 2 cakes with just the vermiculite method in a small rubbermaid tub. I have it covered with tin foil. I was wondering if i should mist the top layer until myc growth or just mist the sides of the tub.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: shroom_newbie]
    #921085 - 09/30/02 08:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I dont think so. Im doing poo tek and there is no misting, so Im thinking not, but not sure. Why do verm casing, I dont see the point, the mycellium gets no extra food anyways. It seems like a wate of verm. But you are probably experimenting! So good luck.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: shroom_newbie]
    #921087 - 09/30/02 08:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

You shouldn't mist anything, there should be enough moisture provided by the verm layer. You mist when it is done incubating and ready to fruit.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: Zwieback0]
    #921112 - 09/30/02 08:34 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The casing shouldn't have any "food" for the mycelium, thats why you use verm.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: Skikid16]
    #921275 - 09/30/02 10:35 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

how long should i wait before i check my casing? 24 hours? 48 hours?


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: shroom_newbie]
    #921425 - 10/01/02 01:22 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

check em once a day..just keep an eye on em cause you dont want overlay..your using verm so i dont think thatll happen


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: StainItBlue]
    #921523 - 10/01/02 03:56 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

SkiKid is exactly right..... the casing layer is just to re-hydrate the crumbled cake layer. it`s not supposed to have nutrients in it. When you see the mycelia poking through in a few spots remove the foil nad watch that tray fruit  :wink:. Should see pins in 5 to 7 days after removing foil. I use 12 on 12 off of light. I only mist between harvests., and do`nt drown the casings either......just a light misting to re-wet the verm.Good luck. Once you succeed at  casings you will never go back to plain cakes.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: shroom_newbie]
    #921527 - 10/01/02 04:00 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

After I case, I cover with foil and put the casing back in the incubator. I usually don't check for 2 days. Once the mycelium starts to show, I patch until I get even growth. Then I transfer to the fruiting chamber to induce pinning.
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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: Bruiser]
    #921868 - 10/01/02 09:12 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

don't forget the dunking and cold shocking.


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Re: I just cased today. PLEASE HELP! [Re: whiterastahippie]
    #922077 - 10/01/02 11:05 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I usually don't dunk/cold shock my casing until after 1 or 2 flushes. Then I remove my casing layer, dunk the brick for 12 hrs, re-apply bottom and top casing, and fruit.
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