Double-End Coir Casing Tek

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By Eatyualive (Eatyualive) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 06:29 am:

this is essentially a casing tek with coco fiber. there is one twist. the idea is that you have a run the mycelia through the top layer of coco fiber. at the same time the bottom layer of coco fiber colonizes also. so basically you pin both sides of your casing. doubling the yield. i just stumbled apon this tonight. it worked very well with my tex strain. it may only apply to this strain or other very photosensitive strains. i think mazatec may work along with classic pf.
1. caserole dish(clear)
2. coco fiber
3. distilled water
4. saran wrap or foil
5. needle
6. fork
1. basically case some pf cakes with a bottom layer of damp coco. then apply the crumbled cakes to the thickness of your choice.1/2" is usually my depth.
2. evenly spread the crumbled cake over the coco and even it out with a fork.
3. apply the top casing layer of coco.evenly spread the layer with a fork.
4. cover with saran wrap or foil and poke holes in it with a needle so the mycelia can breathe
5. let colonize for about 5-10 days.
6. . you can reapply coco to even the casing out or just use a fork to patch faster growing spots with ungrown coco.
7. the idea is to allow the casing layer to pin on top and on bottom which will double the yield as i discovered tonight.
8. i think invitro pinning may work. but if not just stick the whole caserole and casing in the chamber.
the tek is basically a casing tek. it is the idea that the pinning occurs on both sides( top and bottom) of the tray or cake. these pix show the mushies growing on bottom and top. also some of the pics are harvests.12

By quote: (Quote) on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 06:07 pm:

a real touch of genius there, the see-thru dish.
deliberate pinning of the underside, similar to invitro growing, turns what everyone long considered as undesirable, into a added bonus.
truly revolutionary thinking.
this should be publicized,
and of course could be applied to other teks which fruit in tubs/dishes.
my compliments, and congratulations.

By Fishy1 (Fishy1) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 03:22 am:

This does work well. When I found this out, I found that the cheapest container was the clear plastic domes that fit the black straw trays.
I had an uncased straw bed in one that refused to pin on the top, but did grow all on the bottom...Case, of course, for best results!!
Keep up the good work, EATY. fishy1

By quote: (Quote) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 12:04 pm:

those gladware microwave safe disposables would be good for this, too.

By Fishy1 (Fishy1) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 12:22 pm:

Yea, the clear domes are REALLY flexible. Makes moving the beds difficult.