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USING WHOLE RUBBERMAID BIN AS CASING
« on: September 06, 2004, 11:16:49 AM »

I Have been reading about casing and was wondering if I thoroughly cleaned my rubbermaid bin, if I could use it as one big casing to use more volume. My question is would I put my cultured substrate down and cover with pressure cooked substrate down like normal, or would it be wise to throw down some pressure cooked substrate first, then cultured substrate,then a top casing layer. Or maybe another soil would work best to put down first since it would directly touch the bin.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2004, 02:16:19 AM »

You would put COLONIZED substrate at the bottom around 2 inch  thick and then 1/2 inch of casing atop of that.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2004, 09:20:48 AM »

That definitely sounds interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 11:13:06 AM »

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I Have been reading about casing and was wondering if I thoroughly cleaned my rubbermaid bin, if I could use it as one big casing to use more volume. My question is would I put my cultured substrate down and cover with pressure cooked substrate down like normal, or would it be wise to throw down some pressure cooked substrate first, then cultured substrate,then a top casing layer. Or maybe another soil would work best to put down first since it would directly touch the bin.
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I've done this before......it's actually remarkably effective, altho you have to be careful about cleaning the bin if it's been used for anything before.  A 20 min bleach soak followed by a dilute h2o2 rinse works pretty well for me.

Good luck!
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