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Tan pronto como veas que empiezan a salir los primeros primordios del micelio, quita la capa de papel plata, dale una buena sprayada con agua(limpia y sin cloro) y ponla en tu camara de fructificacion.
La humedad debe mantenerse entre 95-100% de humedad relativa , y la temperatura debe mantenerse en torno a los 70-75 ° F o 21-23º C
Después de 5-10 días deberían e,pezar a aparecer un monton de setas.

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As soon you see first strands of mycelium starting poking through the casing layer take off the aluminium foil, give it a good spray with water and put into your fruiting chamber.
The humidity should be kept at 95-100°RH at this phase, and temperature maintained at around 70-75°F.
After 5-10 days the pins should appear.

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As soon you see first strands of mycelium starting poking through the casing layer take off the aluminium foil, give it a good spray with water and put into your fruiting chamber.
The humidity should be kept at 95-100°RH at this phase, and temperature maintained at around 70-75°F.
After 5-10 days the pins should appear.

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(:cellnr:)
Tan pronto como veas que empiezan a salir los primeros primordios del micelio, quita la capa de papel plata, dale una buena sprayada con agua(limpia y sin cloro) y ponla en tu camara de fructificacion.
La humedad debe mantenerse entre 95-100% de humedad relativa , y la temperatura debe mantenerse en torno a los 70-75 ° F o 21-23º C
Después de 5-10 días deberían e,pezar a aparecer un monton de setas.

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Give the casing layer a good spray with clean water and cover with a piece of aluminium foil. Put in the incubator or leave at room temperature for 3-7 days. After the third day check on the progress by lifing the foil a bit and peeking underneath. Alternatively use polypropylene wrap instead of aluminium foil.

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Give the casing layer a good spray with clean water and cover with a piece of aluminium foil. Put in the incubator or leave at room temperature for 3-7 days. After the day 4 check on the progress by lifting the foil a bit and peeking underneath. Alternatively use polypropylene wrap instead of aluminium foil.

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A soon you see first strands of mycelium starting poking through the casing layer take off the aluminium foil, give it a good spray with water and put into your fruiting chamber.

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As soon you see first strands of mycelium starting poking through the casing layer take off the aluminium foil, give it a good spray with water and put into your fruiting chamber.

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Loosely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay lose and the surface should have hills and valleys.

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Loosely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay lose and the surface should have hills and valleys.

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Give the casing layer a good spray with clean water and cover with a piece of aluminium foil. Put in the incubator or leave at room temperature for 3-7 days. After the third day check on the progress by lifing the foil a bit and peeking underneath. Alternatively use polypropylene wrap instead of aluminium foil.

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Then give the casing layer a good spray with clean water, and put into your fruiting chamber. The humidity should be kept at 95-100°RH at this phase, and temperature maintained at around 70-75°F.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear.

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A soon you see first strands of mycelium starting poking through the casing layer take off the aluminium foil, give it a good spray with water and put into your fruiting chamber.
The humidity should be kept at 95-100°RH at this phase, and temperature maintained at around 70-75°F.
After 5-10 days the pins should appear.

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The same casing procedure can also be done with colonized grain?.

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The same casing procedure can also be done with colonized grain.

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The same casing procedure can also be done with colonized grain.

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The same casing procedure can also be done with colonized grain?.

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First we are going to prepare the casing material.

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First we are going to prepare the casing mix.

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The same casing procedure can also be done with colonized grain.

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More info on casings:
http://www.shroomery.org/5105/Casing

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Then give the casing layer a good spray with clean water, and put into your fruiting chamber.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear and grow into small mushrooms.

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Then give the casing layer a good spray with clean water, and put into your fruiting chamber. The humidity should be kept at 95-100°RH at this phase, and temperature maintained at around 70-75°F.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear.

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These will grow into fully grown mushrooms over the next couple of days.

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After the pins are visible, lower the humidity to around 90°RH.
If the casing layer seems dry, lightly mist the casing layer with water. The casing should remain moist at all times but not soaking wet.

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The pins will grow into fully grown mushrooms over the next couple of days.

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  • peat or peat based potting soil (for instance Jiffy Mix)
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  • peat or peat based potting soil (for instance Jiffy Mix)
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  • water
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  • potable water
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  • peat or peat based potting soil
  • vermiculite
  • limestone flour
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  • peat or peat based potting soil (for instance Jiffy Mix)
  • vermiculite
  • limestone flour
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  • colonized PF-Cakes
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Then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing boiling hot (~200°F), and when this is the case, take it out, stir the mixture in the bowl or shake the bag to redistribute the hotter parts and let it cool completely (over night) in a clean place.

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Then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing boiling hot (~200°F), and when this is the case, take it out, stir the mixture in the bowl or shake the bag to redistribute the hotter parts and let it cool completely (several hours) in a clean place.

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After the casing is completely cool we can go to the next step, casing the cakes.

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After the casing mixture is completely cool we can go to the next step, casing the cakes.

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Combine 60% peat, 30% vermiculite and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and under stirring add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

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Combine 60% peat, 30% vermiculite and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and under stirring add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

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Prepare a dish that will accomodate your casing. This can be from any material: plastic, any metal, ceramics...
Ideally it should be opaque, if it is translucent, you will get pins inside the casing itself, which can lead to problems. If the container is not opaque, apply some aluminium foil and cover all the outer walls with it to keep the light out. Alternatively cover the inside of the container with the foil.

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Prepare a dish that will accommodate your casing. This can be from any material: plastic, any metal, ceramics...
Ideally it should be opaque, if it is translucent, you will get pins inside the casing itself, which can lead to problems. If the container is not opaque, apply some aluminum foil and cover all the outer walls with it to keep the light out. Alternatively cover the inside of the container with the foil.

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The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the cakes are tall. If you only have a lower container, you can cut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them from the outside, so you end up with pieces the size of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

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The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the cakes are tall. If you only have a lower container, you can cut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them from the outside, so you end up with pieces the size of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

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Once you have the containers, losen the fully colonized cakes by bumping them lighty top down on the palm of your hand, or directly into the container. Arrange the cakes in the container.

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Once you have the containers, loosen the fully colonized cakes by bumping them slightly top down on the palm of your hand, or directly into the container. Arrange the cakes in the container.

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Losely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay lose and the surface should have jills and velleys.

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Loosely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay lose and the surface should have hills and valleys.

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Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and under stirring add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

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Combine 60% peat, 30% vermiculite and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and under stirring add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

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(limestone flour is chemically mostly Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), so you can take also pure CaCO3 or any other material that is in powder form and contains high amounts of CaCO3

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Limestone flour is chemically mostly Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), so you can take also pure CaCO3 or any other material that is in powder form and contains high amounts of CaCO3.

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 (limestone flour is chemically mostly Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), so you can take also pure CaCO3 or any other material that is in powder form  and contains high amounts of CaCO3
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(limestone flour is chemically mostly Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), so you can take also pure CaCO3 or any other material that is in powder form and contains high amounts of CaCO3

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 (limestone flour is chemically mostly Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), so you can take also pure CaCO3 or any other material that is in powder form  and contains high amounts of CaCO3
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Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

Then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing burning hot (~200°F), and when this is the case, take it out, stir the mixture in the bowl or shake the bag to redistribute the hotter parts and let it cool completely (over night)in a clean place.

After the casing is completely coool, we can go to the next step, casing the cakes.

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Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and under stirring add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

Then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing boiling hot (~200°F), and when this is the case, take it out, stir the mixture in the bowl or shake the bag to redistribute the hotter parts and let it cool completely (over night) in a clean place.

After the casing is completely cool we can go to the next step, casing the cakes.

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Ideally it should be opaque, if it is translucent, you will get pins inside the casing itself, which can lead to problems. If the container is not opaque, apply some aluminium foil and cover all the outer walls with it to keep the light out.

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Ideally it should be opaque, if it is translucent, you will get pins inside the casing itself, which can lead to problems. If the container is not opaque, apply some aluminium foil and cover all the outer walls with it to keep the light out. Alternatively cover the inside of the container with the foil.

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In this example, I use 6 cakes, which perfectly fit into the plastic container. I painted the walls of the container black to keep out the light(in order for the paint to stick on plastics, you will need to apply a primer first, otherwise paint won't stick)

The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the cakes are tall. If you only have a lower container, you can cut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them, so you end up with pieces the size of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

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In this example, I use 6 cakes, which perfectly fit into the pictured plastic container. I painted the walls of the container black to keep out the light (in order for the paint to stick on plastics, you will need to apply a primer first, otherwise paint won't stick...)

The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the cakes are tall. If you only have a lower container, you can cut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them from the outside, so you end up with pieces the size of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

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Once you have the containers, loosen the fully colonized cakes by bumping them lighty top down on the palm of your hand, or directly into the container. Arrange the cakes in the container.

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Once you have the containers, losen the fully colonized cakes by bumping them lighty top down on the palm of your hand, or directly into the container. Arrange the cakes in the container.

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Apply the casing layer between the cakes.

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Apply some casing material between the cakes.

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Losely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay airy.

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Losely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay lose and the surface should have jills and velleys.

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Then give the casing layer a spray with water, and put into your fruiting chamber.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear.

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Then give the casing layer a good spray with clean water, and put into your fruiting chamber.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear and grow into small mushrooms.

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The pins will grow into mushrooms over the next couple of days.

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These will grow into fully grown mushrooms over the next couple of days.

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The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the height of the cakes. If you only have a lower container, you can dut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them, so you end up with pieces the site of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

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The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the cakes are tall. If you only have a lower container, you can cut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them, so you end up with pieces the size of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

(:table)
(:cellnr:)
Once you have the containers, loosen the fully colonized cakes by bumping them lighty top down on the palm of your hand, or directly into the container. Arrange the cakes in the container.

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Apply the casing layer between the cakes.

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Losely apply around 1/2 inch on the top of the cakes. Don't press the casing material down, it should stay airy.

(:cell:)

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(:cellnr:)
Then give the casing layer a spray with water, and put into your fruiting chamber.
After 5-10 days the pins will appear.
(:cell:)

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(:cellnr:)
The pins will grow into mushrooms over the next couple of days.
(:cell:)

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(:tableend:)

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Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour, mix well, and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

We then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depnding on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing really hot, and when this is the case, we take it out and let it cool completely.

more to come...

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Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour by volume, mix well, and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

Then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing burning hot (~200°F), and when this is the case, take it out, stir the mixture in the bowl or shake the bag to redistribute the hotter parts and let it cool completely (over night)in a clean place.

After the casing is completely coool, we can go to the next step, casing the cakes.
Prepare a dish that will accomodate your casing. This can be from any material: plastic, any metal, ceramics...
Ideally it should be opaque, if it is translucent, you will get pins inside the casing itself, which can lead to problems. If the container is not opaque, apply some aluminium foil and cover all the outer walls with it to keep the light out.
How big of a container you are going to use depends on how many cakes you are going to case.
In this example, I use 6 cakes, which perfectly fit into the plastic container. I painted the walls of the container black to keep out the light(in order for the paint to stick on plastics, you will need to apply a primer first, otherwise paint won't stick)

The depth of the container should be 1/2 to 1 inch larger than the height of the cakes. If you only have a lower container, you can dut the cakes in half, or even put them into a clean plastic bag and crumble them, so you end up with pieces the site of a marble. I prefer the taller containers because it is simply less work.

Take the fully c

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Fitst we are going to prepare the casing material. We mix 90% peat and 10% limestone flour and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

We then put this mix into a plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depnding on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing really hot, and when this is the case, we take it out and let it cool completely.

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First we are going to prepare the casing material.
Combine 90% peat and 10% limestone flour, mix well, and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

We then put this mix into a covered plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depnding on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing really hot, and when this is the case, we take it out and let it cool completely.

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This document descibes a simple casing procedure involving the PF-Tek cakes.

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This document describes a simple casing procedure involving the PF-Tek cakes.

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(:title Casing PF-Cakes:)

Casing PF-Cakes

This document descibes a simple casing procedure involving the PF-Tek cakes.

You are going to need:

  • colonized PF-Cakes
  • peat or peat based potting soil
  • vermiculite
  • limestone flour
  • water

Fitst we are going to prepare the casing material. We mix 90% peat and 10% limestone flour and add as much water to it, that when you take a handful of the casing material and lightly squeeze it in your hand some water begins to drop from it.

We then put this mix into a plastic bowl or a plastic bag, and put it into the microwave for 5-10 minutes, depnding on the amount of the casing material. The goal is to get the casing really hot, and when this is the case, we take it out and let it cool completely.

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