Coco Coir (Casing Layer & Substrate Additive)
Coco coir provides many benefits to the mushroom cultivation process. In addition to moisture retention, the porous structure of coir material enables excellent gas exchange, water supply, and is highly resistant to contaminants. It is primarily used as a casing layer in monotubs or as a substrate additive. However, it can also be used in garden beds as an alternative to peat moss. If using as a casing layer on fully colonized substrate, it does not need to be pasteurized or sterilized.
Coco coir is made from coconut husks, is a 100% renewable resource, and biodegradable. It also has traces of Magnesium, Calcium and Nitrogen that contribute to the growth of mushrooms.
Important: Coco coir should only be added to monotubs and trays once it's fully colonized and pinning.
Please note that large (20+ lbs) bags of coco coir are not eligible for free shipping.
Coco coir is best stored in a cool, dry place. Because it can easily absorb moisture, we recommend storing in food-grade, air tight buckets with Gamma lids.
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Shipping times were as expected, and the Coco Coir was of high quality as everything that I have ordered has been thus far. Good price too compared to other places that I looked. Highly recommend to friends and family.
Shipping times were as expected and the Coco Coir was of high quality as everything that I have ordered has been thus far. Good price too compared to other places that I looked. Highly recommend to friends and family.
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Thank you North Spore for your attention to detail and for sharing your knowledge. This is my first grow, I have decided to go with the monotube design, I modified North Spore's concept a little, with automation. Since the environment is now active and controlled, I do not see the need for 4" vent holes. I experimented with several sizes and found 10 1" holes, 3" from bottom works very well. North Spore used positive presser when ventilating, vacuum is more efficient. I bought the 'INK BIRB' Humidity Controller. The INK BIRD has two output ports, one called humidify and the other dehumidify, I plugged the fan into the dehumidify and now have sequenced controlee over both events. In my initial experiments I realized this was necessary for accurate controle, the humidity in my tubs varies by 0.5%, a decent delta. Being a retired Biomedical Electronics Engineer with emphasis on research, I did my part! Finding more information on the North Spore site than all other sites combined. Clearly North Spore has been doing this for quite sometime. Equally, the products North Spore have developed for mushroom production is impressive. I realize this is a hobbies for me, patients and cleanliness must be observed. I will post my results good or bad, if I fail it would be due to oversite, Since I have all bases covered, I do not see a potential for failure but you really never know what the mushrooms are thinking, since I approach this from a professional view, I am confident! I would not have been able to get this far, without help from North Spore, Thank You, Robert Toth