Double End Casing

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By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 11:10 pm:

I've heard about it a lot, but I'm still not sure what it is. I was reading something in the archives that talked about it, but didn't mention dunking the cake, so am I right to say that the double-ended casing tek is a way to rehydrate the cake for future flushes instead of dunking the cake? Right now I'm growing in an aquarium with perlite humidification and things seem to be going well. For the 2nd and 3rd flushes I plan to dunk the cake for 12 hours. My cakes are now sitting on tin foil without any verm on or under them and I'm getting good growth. Is double-ended casing needed in this kind of set-up? If so, where is a good tek for it?

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 11:44 pm:

Doule ended casing Tek from PF

Double-end Casing Tek, (above)

Check out these links for more info on the tek.

You are correct that Dunking and the double ended casing tek are both means to rehydrate the mycelium.

But you do not necessarily have to use one instead of the other, although there are those who use each, seperately.

I like to use them both in conjunction with one another.

It's up to you, really.

By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 01:58 am:

Hi guys. I'm wondering if it's really necessary to use double end casing if your tank's humidity is high enough. I know that it's mentioned a lot on this site, but at the same time I see many, many photos of cakes in full bloom that obviously do not have verm on both ends. Is it a matter of opinion? I've been using the perlite tek so far & the walls of the tank are always wet. Thanks.

By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 02:32 am:

Nothing happened in my terrarium until I double cased. then immediatly I noticed growth.

By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 07:07 am:

I'm getting growth, I just wanted to know if it's only something you do to help humidity.

By Nugdumper (Nugdumper) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 07:14 am:

The double ended verm casing is there to do one thing, provide moisture to your cake. However, if you are using something like an inner resevoir(a hole in the middle of the cake for water injection purposes), then the double ended verm casing is pretty obsolete. This simple casing isn't necessary to provide humidity, if you are using a cool mist setup or perlite humidification. In fact, recent studies by my associates here indicate that the double ended casing may be the cause of many 3rd of 4th flush contamination problems. Try dunking, or creating a resevoir in your jars pre-colonization. You will surely see positive results.

But No, the double ended casing is not necessary for humidity purposes.

Quo's Voodoo Tek : IR Tek

By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 08:21 am:

Thank you.

By Pinhead (Pinhead) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 09:11 am:


I agree with the 3,4 flush contamination idea, I think its possible the end has uncollinized food that ends up giving a foothold slow but sure to the goodies. but not sure,

wasn't the end cap idea submitted to speed up end the collinization of the bottom of the jar because it was the last thing to cover up ??
use a longer needle I sapose. with the end cap in place you can't tell. if the food is covered inside, at the end untill it's open.

I dont plan on using that tek anymore.

By Nugdumper (Nugdumper) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 09:57 pm:

I beleive you are referring to using dry verm in your jars to speed up the colonization of the bottom of the cake. I was referring to a double ended casing of wet verm after birthing the cake. This wet verm will introduce contams to your cakes after 3 or 4 flush's, but if you can supply your own sterile water through a hole in the cake, the contam problem is nearly eliminated. I've managed to take cakes through 7 flush's using the IR.

By Vwaddict (Vwaddict) on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 09:06 am:

when applying the double ended casing tek, you wait until the first flush is finished right? or do you birth and case it immediatly? and which end is up on the first case when flipped? I have put my cakes in a lid of verm immediatly after the birth, verm layer of the cake down in the verm filled lid? can someone clear this up for me? quote? fanaticus?

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 09:20 am:

Case upon birth (consider dunking). Both ends are the same.

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