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Substrate and casing thicknesses, what difference does it make?


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#1 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 01:20 PM

This is one of those areas where I may not be as precise as I should be, usually erring on the 'more is better' side. Really though, what difference does it make, so long as there is a minimum depth? For example, I believe the recommended sub depth for panaeolus is 1.5-2", other than wasting sub, would it matter if it were 4" deep? More nutrients, moisture, etc, how could that be bad? The same could be said for casings. It seems the smaller the mush, the thinner the sub and casing?

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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