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Offlinewikedanjel
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Other form of Incubation?
    #1122589 - 12/08/02 07:48 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

No matter what I do for some reason the aquarium heater incubation thing isnt working for me... the heater alway stops working, the water gets slimmy or something goes wrong.... does anyone know any other way of incubating jars? :confused:


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1122597 - 12/08/02 07:54 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

I have a great way but I doubt many people will be able to do it. Anyway, if you have a waterbed, like me, pull your matress away from the side a bit and put your jars between your matress and the liner then put the matress back. There ya go, 80F and it doesn't change by more then 1F.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: yogenfruzen]
    #1122622 - 12/08/02 08:07 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

A strong light will work but stealth is at stake when using it.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: SixCee]
    #1122626 - 12/08/02 08:11 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

The problem with using a strong light is the risk of drying out your substrate. It can be done with success, you just have a higher risk of drying out your jars than if you used an aquarium heater.

To the origional poster, how are you using you aquarium heater, what set up are you using?


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1122660 - 12/08/02 08:31 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

What type of fish tank heater are you using? I had a lot of problems with my first 2 fish tank heaters too. The first one broke and the second one filled up with water (it's supposed to be airtight!). The way I fixed it was to spend the extra $ on a nice heater. I spent probably $35 for mine but it's completely submersible and has a thermostat on it (the temperature is even measured in degrees, not just lo/hi). You can heat the incubator two ways. One is to have a large bowl/pitcher/container of water and put the heater inside of it (LOTS of humidity) and the other way is to get 2 watertight containers (that can be stacked one inside the other) and fill the bottom one with water. Submerge the heater and put the second container inside the first one. It should float on top of the water and your incubator should stay at whatever temperature you desire.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1123389 - 12/09/02 12:34 AM (14 years, 5 days ago)

Check a grocery store for a styrofoam cooler. Take an empty two liter soda bottle (or any other type of liquid-holding container) and stick an aquarium heater in it. Put that inside the styrofoam bin and put then put in your jars. Set the temp to whatever your tek recommends for incubating and wait. Very efficient.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: isam]
    #1123561 - 12/09/02 01:50 AM (14 years, 5 days ago)

Hmm I broke 3 aquarium heaters so far, I don't know how really... the first just stopped working, I am using the two containers stacked. I bought another one that was the same, small and cheap hoping it would work but they both failed in about 3 days. I bought a bigger more expensive one about 20 bux. and in a few days it went to shit just like the rest... Now I'm just annoyed, I'm not really trying to hide anything considering I have an entire room devoted to my mushrooms. I think I'm going to get a new one again and try the coke bottle in the middle thing. This way i can even buy 2 heaters and have more space to incubate more jars or get a bigger container. Thanks to all for your help.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1123669 - 12/09/02 02:33 AM (14 years, 5 days ago)

a heating pad under the bottom bin works, also try puting a splash of bleach in your water, then it wont get slimey.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: mlv]
    #1124673 - 12/09/02 01:24 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

here is cheap and you only need to have is heat pad , big styrofoam box

take the heat put it inside the box along one end of it then put your jar on the other side close it up adjust the temp once it been closed for 15 minutes .plus you can use the same box for fruiting chamber too. finding the box is easy go down to the pet store that has fresh or salt water fish they will have the boxes they ship them in they will give you some just ask but here a pic of one of my incubators



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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1124709 - 12/09/02 01:38 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

In reply to:

I am using the two containers stacked.


tell me you bought the submersible kind of heaters? If so, did you place the heater in the water and plug it in, or did you give the heater 15 minutes before plugging in?


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1125181 - 12/09/02 04:19 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

Quote:

tell me you bought the submersible kind of heaters? If so, did you place the heater in the water and plug it in, or did you give the heater 15 minutes before plugging in? 




yes I followed the instructions for a SUBMERSIBLE heater. Im just going to buy a better one and do something with a coke bottle or maybe the gallon jugs of water would be good. :grin:  


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1125216 - 12/09/02 04:31 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

Either spend the $20-$30 for a "Visa-Therm" brand heateror go cheap,and use the jar's box,and put it on top of the fridge.


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: ]
    #1125254 - 12/09/02 04:46 PM (14 years, 5 days ago)

please explain more. I am stoned and not taking it in.  :smirk:
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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1128946 - 12/10/02 02:53 PM (14 years, 4 days ago)

Hey share the wealth lol.

Ive got my prob fixed if the heater doesnt go out again then it should be just fine in the water jug thats in the middle, thanks to who ever said that. :grin:


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Re: Other form of Incubation? [Re: wikedanjel]
    #1129251 - 12/10/02 04:27 PM (14 years, 4 days ago)

Are there any good heating pads with temp control on them? I asked at the pet store and they told me they'd "Fry my fish" because you couldnt control the temp. I didnt want to "fry my fish" as he said so I grabbed a submersable one. Which I have also had a hard time working. Its very inconsistant with temps.


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