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#1 pastyoureyes

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 08:10 PM

I have some pro mix HP and want to use it to case future dubtubs.

Seems like this isn't unheard of.
https://mycotopia.ne...uestion-promix/

Not being a casing user my questions are basic in nature.

Do I just hydrate to field capacity and sterilize in sealed quart jars?

Do i case after the spawn has run through the substrate?
Can the casing be applied in open air?

When the spawn is running I cover the tubs with foil.
After casing should i just return the foil and leave it there for a week or so before introducing fruiting conditions?

Will the casing shrink along with the rest of the sub?

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 08:55 PM

I usually oven pasturize my casing without a problem. My casing comes out a little on the dry fluffy side. But when I spray it it dampens nicely, since casing is on the top and will be misted, the moisture level is ok to be on the dry side.

 

I've had sucess with both ways, putting on a layer of casing at fruiting conditions, as well as layering the casing in the initial phase.



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:30 PM

I have some pro mix HP and want to use it to case future dubtubs.

Seems like this isn't unheard of.
https://mycotopia.ne...uestion-promix/

Not being a casing user my questions are basic in nature.

Do I just hydrate to field capacity and sterilize in sealed quart jars?

Do i case after the spawn has run through the substrate?
Can the casing be applied in open air?

When the spawn is running I cover the tubs with foil.
After casing should i just return the foil and leave it there for a week or so before introducing fruiting conditions?

Will the casing shrink along with the rest of the sub?

 

casing is usually reserved until your sub is 100%, you do not want casing to colonize, it is just there as a moisture buffer.  casing material should be non-nutritive so, that mix should be fine. you can sterilize or pasteurize.

Just sprinkle a light layer on the surface, after colonization, you still want to be able to see white in between the cracks, so keep it light, less than 1/4". 


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:38 PM

Warf! whenever I put a casing layer on durring spawn run it colonizes! Thank you for pointing that out


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:09 AM

Its advertised as having some type of mycorrhizae not sure if this would be beneficial or detrimental so i was thinking i should sterilize.

Should i initiate fuiting conditions right after casing since i dont want it to colonize?
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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:17 AM

Its advertised as having some type of mycorrhizae not sure if this would be beneficial or detrimental so i was thinking i should sterilize.

Should i initiate fuiting conditions right after casing since i dont want it to colonize?

 

yes, and probably a good thing to sterilize, you can do that in jars if that's all you get.. just do it same amount of time as grains


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 02:59 AM

Cool thanks for the help.




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