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OfflineMdubya
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Incubator question<cakes are really wet.
    #1164504 - 12/23/02 10:00 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Question:: I have a small rubbermaid container w/a reptile 30-60 gal heating pad underneath it. I also have an inch of water the jars are sitting in.

>My problem is that these cakes are really wet inside, the lid is off the rubbermaid, and the lids are really loose too.
>So should i just let em go, theres 9 of em. they've been in this bin now for like 20 days and there not fully colonized on the bottom..??


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Mdubya]
    #1164525 - 12/23/02 10:04 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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I also have an inch of water the jars are sitting in.


So are you growing shrooms or contams? Ditch the water, get an aquarium heater.


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Skikid16]
    #1164559 - 12/23/02 10:11 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

what? aren't they supposed to get warm.. the heater is heating the water up just to get a little warm to heat the jars.
That aquarium tek requires two tubs plus the aquarium heater which burns up all the time , plus the heater's always blow up/fail..
>Is my settup risking contaminates or what..?
>Is NO water better than having some?


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Mdubya]
    #1164583 - 12/23/02 10:16 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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That aquarium tek requires two tubs


I have two incubators, one with the two tubs that you speak of, and one with a simple styrofoam cooler.

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plus the aquarium heater which burns up all the time


I don't even get what you are trying to say with this statement.
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Is my settup risking contaminates or what..?



With standing water, you are inviting contams.


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Skikid16]
    #1164638 - 12/23/02 10:38 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Really, so pretty much im opening the door, single file line boys on the right , girls on the left.

Very interesting, thankyou..


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Mdubya]
    #1165220 - 12/23/02 04:06 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

No you are not opening the door to contams by having water in your incubation chamber.  Make sure your chamber is clean, clean it with bleach.  Place some hydrogen peroxide in there close it up so it is dark and keep it at eighty deg little warmer little cooler that is all you have to do.  You need the water in the chamber for a few reasons, one is moisture for your substrait two it helps maintain a more even temp for the substrait.  Take the moisture out and keep your heater on and your jars will dry out and be use :grin:less..  Next time dont leave your lids loose only one small hole in the topcenter with a synthetic cotton swap as a filter and pacageing tape to hold it on while you pc the jars and incubation.  That is all I ever do and most of my jars are ready in a couple weeks... 


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: dankman68]
    #1165390 - 12/23/02 05:53 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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one is moisture for your substrait




The moisture used for the substrate recipe should be more than enough already. If your cakes are drying out, it's because you didn't add enough water during preparation.

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it helps maintain a more even temp for the substrait.




Huh?

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Take the moisture out and keep your heater on and your jars will dry out and be use less..




Not if you're following Anno's incubator tek. The heat is generated from warming water UNDER the actual chamber that holds the jars.

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Next time dont leave your lids loose




IMO, and IME, the tightness of the jar's lid has no impact whatsoever on the substrate, unless you screwed up your ratios during preparation.


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1165733 - 12/23/02 08:10 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Angry shroom is the man ! Just do what soulnds more logical..


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1165816 - 12/23/02 08:46 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I agree, Angry.  :grin:


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Skikid16]
    #1165869 - 12/23/02 09:25 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

What happened to that excellent picture you had in your sig Ski?  :smile: 


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1165908 - 12/23/02 10:23 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I lost it, I was trying to put in a new one, and I lost the old one. Damn it, damn it straight to hell !!!!!!.


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Mdubya]
    #1166030 - 12/24/02 01:24 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Go buy ya a heating pad and incubate with that, the water shit is a really shitty way to incubate and they will colonize really fast without gettin the substrate wet. Also keep your lids tight like ski told ya to do...The only reason for keeping lids loose is if ya go with the max fruiting formula Ie:pftek 1/4 rice 1/2 verm 60ml water. I use this formula and i never leave my lids loose except when sterilizing.....I`ve been mad for fucking years,...totally bonkers. TxTek... :smirk:


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Re: Incubator question<cakes are really wet. [Re: Mdubya]
    #1166205 - 12/24/02 04:28 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

if hte cakes are too wet, nothins gonna grow in it


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