Casings - RH - fruiting?
Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:06 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:33 PM
(Message edited by spark on February 12, 2005)
Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:57 PM
You could keep the cakes down at the perlite level and maybe elevate the casings a bit where the atmosphere may be some what warmer drier or closer to a vent ...
Posted 12 February 2005 - 06:00 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 06:20 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 06:36 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 07:06 PM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:36 AM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:40 AM
that is important for maximum casing performace as you want evaporation to occur and you don't want condensation.
not saying you can't do it with perlite, you can
but yields can be less and contam rates tend to be higher.
the needed circulation of air for casings is why most opt for an electric automated humidifier of some sort instead of perlite in a rubbermaid,
which is more suitable for cakes.
(Message edited by admin on February 13, 2005)
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:47 AM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:53 AM
it's just the way casings are designed to work.
a casing creates it own humid micro-climate,
trapping air within its' structure
and without proper air circulation
the air becomes stagnant near the surface/interface, slowing transpiration.
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:55 AM
Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:58 AM
a casing is a rubbermaid can do ok
without any perlite at all,
all you need to do is vent often
and mist the casing every now and then
until pinning begins to maintain the
proper moisture content.
Posted 13 February 2005 - 12:14 PM
Posted 12 April 2005 - 06:51 PM
I am a little confused on how I should be watering my casings. I have been misting them about once a day with a hair spray bottle set at the finest mist setting. I can't really tell if the casings are dry or not based on looks alone. Any help or links for help with watering would be appreciated! :D
I was also wondering how long it takes pins to form after birthing the casing. I may have made a mistake with scratching the one casing but I was worried about overlay. Anyways, I hope to start seeing some pins soon!
Thanks for reading, :)
Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:57 PM
Best of look, its hard to tell the moisture content from the pictures.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:17 AM
Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:48 AM
UNLESS condensation drips/forms on the casing layer itself,
Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:34 AM