Introduction[edit | edit source]
A casing layer is meant to be applied after the colonization of a mushroom substrate. A casing layer, if properly made and managed will provide a non-nutritious top layer that provides a microclimate substantial for the formation of primordial production. This method is more common with “exotics” than traditional psilocybe cubensis.
True Casing Layers[edit | edit source]
One of the more tried and true casings is an easily made and prepared ingredients for an exotic variety. The recipe is as follows:
- One quart of vermiculite
- One quart of peat moss
- Enough lime (hydrated or not) until the pH level is 7.5
Add water until field capacity and then pasteurize. Pasteurization reduces the amount of “bad bugs” but will allow beneficial bacteria to survive and help the fungus fruit.