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Offlineclumbsy_smurf
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what happens if a casing is thin?
    #993108 - 10/25/02 06:48 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

i have 3 inches of straw with about 1/4" casing soil on top of it. i just did it, and dont have time to make some more 50-50 on account of the 'what are you doing cooking dirt" factor. so what would happen if i were to leave it thin?


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: clumbsy_smurf]
    #993110 - 10/25/02 06:51 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

It will colonise faster and dry out quicker. 1/4 inches isn't all that bad. I'd go for at least 1/2 inch. Just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't dry out.


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: Skikid16]
    #993128 - 10/25/02 07:01 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

ok, thanks. good input. anyone else want to throw thier two cents in?


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: clumbsy_smurf]
    #993218 - 10/25/02 07:59 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thicker casing layer = greater yield. Make it as thick as you want.


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: zeta]
    #993232 - 10/25/02 08:03 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Smaller mush is the consequence of a thin layer of substrate.
From my experience at least, but I think it has more to do with the nutrients made available to the fruit.


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: clumbsy_smurf]
    #993435 - 10/25/02 09:29 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thin casing can also result in overlay.


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Re: what happens if a casing is thin? [Re: zeta]
    #993818 - 10/26/02 12:38 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

"Thicker casing layer = greater yield. Make it as thick as you want."

By this logic you would get a greater yield from a casing layer one foot deep than one inch deep, which is not a the case. There is a point that mycelium will not be able to colonise given the limited supply of nutrients.


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