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    Just a Quick question. Instead of breaking little corners of this stuff off. Can i pre-expand the bricks and then air dry and air tight seal them up for later use? I am finding it a pain in the butt busting this stuff up just too use a little bit at a time for lay boxes.

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    I wouldn't seal them airtight if they've already been exposed to moisture -- that would encourage mold growth. What you can do is break off a chunk and soak it in water for several hours, then squeeze the water out of it and let it dry on a tray or something, then pack it loosely into an open-topped container so that it can stay dry.

    FWIW, I use coir in my composter. I find that the bricks break best parallel to their long axis and are easily split apart with an axe.
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    I have regularly expanded the whole brick and put it in a ziploc bag (extra large). It stays moist and I have not found any mold.

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    I expand the bricks in a plastic shoebox and leave whatever I don't immediately need. Then, I go back to the shoebox and take from it as needed. I have never seen any mold in the box of expanded coco brick.

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