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OfflineTheHobbit
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Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium
    #1044146 - 11/11/02 06:50 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

This is my first attempt, and I'm having trouble maintaining humidity above 90% in the terrarium - any suggestions? It's 4 PF cakes on perlite which is already seemingly too wet just from spraying; i just moistened the perlite initially in a colander. Temp is around 72.....1 cake has produced 1 shroom, but i don't see anything else on them. This cake and another have been in there for 5 days, the others were dunked last night for 12 hours (i know these need some time). Am I just impatient, I thought I'd be seeing notable pinning by now beyond that one shroom.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1044161 - 11/11/02 07:03 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

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Am I just impatient 


Yes  :smile:

If you have damp perlite in your fruiting chamber and the chamber is sealed then your humidity is ok. Perlite is fool proof.

All you need is regular fanning and patience. 


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1044163 - 11/11/02 07:04 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

soundslike my first efforts before I got my humidifier.
I don't think it's humid enough.

Try piping in mist from a humidifier - got mine from US to UK by internet. Cost $80. Worth it.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: dog]
    #1044179 - 11/11/02 07:12 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks, from what I'd read it would seem to me that a combination of perlite and spraying would produce more than ample humidity. I thought i might just be a little impatient (although the other response makes me wonder if getting a humidifier at some point wouldn't be a worthwhile investment).


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: shirley knott]
    #1044183 - 11/11/02 07:13 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

What type of humidifier would you recommend, i.e., brand name so I can do a quick search for something ideal for our purposes.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1044205 - 11/11/02 07:21 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

man  fuck the perlight.........buy that if u wont small mushrooms.....an by a *kenmore humitifire* if u wont it to break...i went trow 3 KENMORE HUMITIFIERS{ultra sonic $80bucks} one was broke as soon as i took it out the box}
an they all broke within a week  . then i tryed a homWELL COOLED AIR HUMITIFIER
{$50 SEARS}an its lasted me 6 months edleast none stop running an i only have to refill it once a month.........if u wont to know more PM me :laugh: * HOMEWELL*the best
p.s im drunk!! :smirk: 


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1044564 - 11/11/02 09:37 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Make sure you have 1 1/2 to 2 inches of perlite and only no more than 1/2 inch water, that leaves plenty of perlite surface exposed for moisture to evaporate.
Do that and keep your temp straight and you won't need a humidifier.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: AcidSmurf]
    #1044685 - 11/11/02 10:28 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks...i need to put more perlite down, for one thing.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1058671 - 11/16/02 08:15 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I live in UK. I got mine on the internet at breathfree.com last summer, posted to me and costing $65 + some postage.
I got the Vicks 5100, and adapted the outflow with candelwax (bluetac would work) and a plastic hose. I have to use a transformer, cos it has a US plug and uses 120V.

Mine is on a timer - the best I could find gives only 20 minute intervals, so to avoid all those drying stages in coke bottles, I just pipe it in for 20 mins 3 or four times a day. With a hole in the bottom of the terrarium ( a plastic storage box), the humidifier also causes air exchange at the same times, so I don't need to mist OR fan. Fully automatic -that's why I recommend it for low-humidity UK.

Shirl.


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Re: Problem maintaining humidity in terrarium [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1058683 - 11/16/02 08:20 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Mr Dog is correct. Perlite is foolproof for pf cakes.

When done correctly, of course :wink:





 


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