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After Casing Layer...fruit immediately or colonize more?

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Hello,

Just wanting some advice.  Once my bulk sub is fully colonized, should put my monotub into fruiting conditions immediately after casing, or should I let the casing layer colonize a bit before fruiting?  I have seen Tek with both ways.  Tell me what you guys think.  Thanks.  

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Agreed with capt, case then fruit immediately.

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Okay thanks.

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