Substrate and casing thicknesses, what difference does it make?
Posted 26 March 2022 - 01:20 PM
Do these sound about right? (Sub/casing)
Pans, Mexicana: 1.5-2"/ 1/4"
Cubes: 3"/ 1/2-1.5"
Semperviva: 2-3"?/ 1/2"?
Any other exotics: 2-3"?/ 1/4-1"?
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Posted 17 September 2022 - 07:43 PM
Was skimming through stamets and Chilton's 1983 copy of the mushroom cultivator today, and In it they discuss commercial (agaricus? Don't remember) growers aiming to get the highest biological efficiency out of a substrate by trying to cram as much nutrition/moisture into a sub as possible without pushing it over into contam inviting limits
Iirc, there is an equation connection weight of sub divided by surface area- I think they were using per square foot - aiming for 5 lbs of substrate dry weight per square foot-
I might have some numbers wrong there - I wasn't looking for that info exactly- like I said- but 90% sure if you it was in chapters 7 or 8. If you don't have a copy and want that info specific ley me know and I'll look it up for you.
Not cubensis specific but I imagine the same principle applies- deeper subs have more nutrition and moisture, thus more capacity for fruiting
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Posted 18 September 2022 - 10:02 AM
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