personally, i don't think its any faster of colonization. but i haven't tried it this way. so my opinion means nothing. foaf will get 3-5 days colonization on a bulk sub with dung/straw. where as strawnet will take 5-7 days a bit longer. but either way it works.
id do this if lets say we were using a casing layer.
i think fahtster was having good luck layering his subs like this. i don't recall wether he said it was faster colonizing or not.
the way i see it is this, its more work to do it this way, but if you see good results then keep it up.
if you don't see the results your looking for, don't make the work for yourself.
personally im lazy and just mix it all up in a big mix. as consistent as possible.
makes no difference to me.
And I stand by my statement that neither is superior to the other. Its up to the grower.
it is all in the eye of the beholder. so i can agree with this.
different substrates may give you different results. some good some bad, but finding that niche is where you want to be.
saico, if it works best for you, keep it up. but to me, im way lazy man! just do what works for you. and what gives you less headache and best results.
maybe you found a better way of doing it. without layering i can get some speedy colonization of tops 3 days is the fastest so far with tex strain.
eat your oats. there is no need for insults here. i do this as well. sometimes i work up such a sweat, that often sweat drips off my brow into the substrate. it happens. and it means, you working hard! nothing wrong with that.
and saico is my friend so please respect him as you would want someone to respect you.