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wizdumb

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caseing
« on: October 19, 2008, 09:05:33 AM »

Most of the caseing recipes in the tek and abroad are of the  non nutritive type.  I've been having success caseing with a mix of dung, straw, worm caseing, oyster shell and vermiculite.  Obviously nutritive.  Then a very thin layer of verm. on top of the mixture layer.  Are there disadvantages to this method?   
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gdizzle

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Re: caseing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 11:12:24 AM »

how much vermiculite do you consider 'very thin' that you add to the top... i case with straight verm and only add 1/4-1/2" to the top of my substrate
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Re: caseing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 11:54:42 AM »

1/8 inch of verm. on top of dung/straw,oyster shell mix.
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gdizzle

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Re: caseing
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 02:35:04 PM »

you don't want a nutritious casing layer it is more likely get contaminated 
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Re: caseing
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 05:33:23 PM »

I have used 100% coir as casing and it's mainly used for bulk spawning like what you are describing.
I have also used top soil as casing which is 100% non nutritive.
Them verm you are adding is non nutritive.
Oyster Shell is a optional ingredient and is not really need imo.

The casing mix you are using sounds alot like a mix for bulk sub.
The dung/straw is meant for spawning/spawning to bulk, not casing.

Baph


 
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