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OfflineQlop
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Hydra-pod question....
    #1109392 - 12/04/02 10:13 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I will be recieving my hydra-pod soon and I would like to know if there is anyway possible you can do a casing inside of it like I think I saw on the website (I think it is just crumbled up cakes formed into a dome but I really don't know). I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me how in the pictures of the hydra-pod they made that large mound that all the mushrooms grow from instead of just putting in the indiviual pints. If you could please elaborate on the process I would greatly appreciate it because it would save a lot of space.

http://www.micronmagick.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=catalog.Catalog&categoryID=9


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Qlop]
    #1109395 - 12/04/02 10:15 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i don't think that's a casing on the website. my experience was that humidity was always too high for a casing. i moved to a rubbermaid.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Qlop]
    #1109572 - 12/04/02 11:55 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

those in the pictures are just casings stacked on each other. They do this, I think, to help with moisture. If anyone else knows why else they would do this, let's hear it.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: friggin wigga]
    #1109658 - 12/04/02 12:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i still don't think those are casings. they appear to be cakes. they are stacked to more efficiently use the space.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Bilge]
    #1109672 - 12/04/02 12:57 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well it is one big thing and not several different things thats for sure....I'm thinking they crumbled up all the cakes like you would for a casing and just stackedem...however I'd like confirmation before I do this.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Bilge]
    #1109678 - 12/04/02 01:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

oh, sry my bad. I meant to say those are cakes stacked togetha, on top of each other. My bad.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: friggin wigga]
    #1109699 - 12/04/02 01:09 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Let me know what you think of the hydra-pod.........looked like a gimmek to me though. Thought about fashioning my own though, but dont know if it would be worth the effort........
Anybody have exp. with hydra pod?


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Qlop]
    #1109717 - 12/04/02 01:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i think it's one big cake. i guess you could crumble your cakes into a container and let them grow together again but i don't see any advantage but several disadvantages to this. either way, it is not a casing though it may have some casing material stuck to it ala verm-topped cakes.

mycotek (the guy who made the pod) suggests stacking 2 pint cakes, so i'd guess he either did that or used one giant cake. one way to be sure: PM mycotek.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1109726 - 12/04/02 01:22 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i have a pod. i used it to begin fruiting several cakes. after the first flush in the pod i cased them and haven't turned back since. now my pod just takes up space. an $8 rubbermaid with a $4 air pump and water/perlite do all the work now.

if i had it to do again i would have listened to the many people who say just use a rubbermaid. i'm not dissing the pod; it works great for it's purpose: growing on cakes. but you can get results that are just as good or better with a lot less money and/or doing casings which are easier in the long run, imho.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1109764 - 12/04/02 01:43 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I havn't used the hydra-pod, but it seems like a self automated mushroom cultivator to me. I would like to get one, but don't wanna pay the big bux for something that Bilge says takes up space. I currently case and it seems to work for me, but if I didn't have to worry with it, it would be all the world better.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: friggin wigga]
    #1109774 - 12/04/02 01:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

hmmm.....what about getting a large paint bucket, filling it with hydroponics, and making a cover out of a clear plastic bag.....??


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Bilge]
    #1109779 - 12/04/02 01:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

In reply to:

if i had it to do again i would have listened to the many people who say just use a rubbermaid. i'm not dissing the pod; it works great for it's purpose: growing on cakes. but you can get results that are just as good or better with a lot less money and/or doing casings which are easier in the long run, imho.


I totally agree. Why pay 200 bucks for growing cakes? Casings are easier and higher yielding than cakes, and IMO, bulk is easier than casings. Buying a pod seems like a waste, at least to me.


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: Qlop]
    #1109826 - 12/04/02 02:20 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: friggin wigga]
    #1109956 - 12/04/02 03:01 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

I would like to get one, but don't wanna pay the big bux for something that Bilge says takes up space




Buy Bilge's Hydropod.  :grin:


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Re: Hydra-pod question.... [Re: MicronMagick]
    #1110172 - 12/04/02 04:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well I like the fact that I dont have to build anything cuz I'm lazy. I like the fact it does everything for you besides cut them down and dryem  :grin: I like the fact its pretty decent size and it is perfect for where it is going and finally I just like the damn thing.....+ I don't have bills to pay or kids to take care of so I figured why not I'm lucky for a few years but until then I'm gonna relax have fun the lazy way until I venture into the real world completely on my own. I'm young why not enjoy it to the fullest! I don't wanna be old and look back and wish I had done so many thingsthat I hadn't like a lot of older people I know  :tongue: This is supposed to be a fun hobby not another job for me.


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