Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Hygrometer, Paul Stamets, Perlite, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineshirley knott
not my real name
 User Gallery
Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 9,105
Loc: London
Last seen: 20 days, 19 hours
Trusted Cultivator
lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?)
    #1173071 - 12/27/02 06:39 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

hi all. when i grew cakes, i obsessed about keeping humidity up. now i have casings, i want to lower it! :tongue:

the casings sit on perlite before they pin, then afterwards, the 'fruiting chamber' needs a few percent lower humidity.
the options i've considered: (1) remove perlite (2)more air exchange (3)raise temp a few degrees (4)cut holes in tub, filled with tyvek or other microfilter (5)paper towels? (6)bowl of dry vermiculite?

i've done (1), (2) and (3), but the machine still reads 100%. i'll try (4) when i can get hold of some tyvek. (5) and (6) i've just read about, but know no details.

Anyone? And can anyone recommend a GOOD hygrometer? (I'll pay for a good 'un). What are the models pictured in TMC pages 67 and 76?




--------------------
buh


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSubGen1us
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3,427
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #1173209 - 12/27/02 07:57 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

This is the one i use, i heard 1 person that didnt like it but its working great for me



--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMagashM
Da Bud Guru
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 5,875
Loc: Near Hilo
Trusted Cultivator
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #1173391 - 12/27/02 09:08 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Go with the air exchange. Check out meters by a company called -Oragon-


--------------------
All creatures tremble when faced with violence. All creatures fear death, all love life. If we can only see ourselves in others, then how could we possibly hurt another creature?


:growingweed: Join us at the Growery! :growingweed:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledog
straw dog

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2,790
Loc: Route 66
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #1173737 - 12/27/02 11:45 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

A combination of options (2) and (4) will work. I use the same model of hygrometer as SubGen1us with no complaints.


--------------------


Fascism (fash'izem) n. A governmental system marked by a centralized dictatorship, stringent socioeconomic controls, and often belligerent nationalism. see also: the Bush Administration.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinekanamit
Stranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Moldy FL
Last seen: 1 year, 4 months
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: dog]
    #20739147 - 10/22/14 07:23 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

What is the brand of that hygrometer you gentlemen are speaking of? The pic was deleted of the original post. I ordered one from a cigar store, but they canceled it due to availability. I bought one for a reptile setup, but it is cheap shit that doesn't allow you to even adjust the RH gauge, just the temp part. I can see where having a semi accurate piece is like mandatory. Thanx!


--------------------
"I'm not a TOTAL idiot. Some of the parts are missing!!"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheMustardTiger
Male

Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 4,678
Loc: Sunnyvale Trailer Park
Last seen: 1 month, 24 days
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #20739165 - 10/22/14 07:26 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

shirley knott said:
hi all. when i grew cakes, i obsessed about keeping humidity up. now i have casings, i want to lower it! :tongue:

the casings sit on perlite before they pin, then afterwards, the 'fruiting chamber' needs a few percent lower humidity.
the options i've considered: (1) remove perlite (2)more air exchange (3)raise temp a few degrees (4)cut holes in tub, filled with tyvek or other microfilter (5)paper towels? (6)bowl of dry vermiculite?

i've done (1), (2) and (3), but the machine still reads 100%. i'll try (4) when i can get hold of some tyvek. (5) and (6) i've just read about, but know no details.

Anyone? And can anyone recommend a GOOD hygrometer? (I'll pay for a good 'un). What are the models pictured in TMC pages 67 and 76?






This does not sound like a TC post. Anyone else thrown off by this?


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblewowimflabbergasted
say whaattt???
 User Gallery


Registered: 07/16/12
Posts: 16,845
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: TheMustardTiger]
    #20739324 - 10/22/14 07:57 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

It is 11 years old... :oldthread:


--------------------
VeraCrypt | TOR | Encrypt Texts
TempMail | Proxy | AMU Q&A
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheMustardTiger
Male

Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 4,678
Loc: Sunnyvale Trailer Park
Last seen: 1 month, 24 days
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: wowimflabbergasted]
    #20739373 - 10/22/14 08:05 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

I probably should have looked at the date. Thought I was trippin' for a second.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedeagonx
Genius Queen
Female


Registered: 09/18/14
Posts: 673
Last seen: 1 year, 2 months
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #20739508 - 10/22/14 08:28 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

shirley knott said:
...the machine ... reads 100%.




then you have the wrong kind, your device is measuring relative humidity "Relative humidity, expressed as a percent, measures the current absolute humidity relative to the maximum for that temperature."

You need one that measures Absolute humidity, I use an old mechanical one, that is calibrated manually every week, by soaking paper towel letting the water run out until it is wet but not dripping fast, and wrap the Hydrometer in it and let it sit a few hours, then turn the screw on the back until the needle reads 99%.

These are the best kind for your tubs, those digital ones are usually not as good as a good mechanical one because they usually have a thermometer too, which means its measuring relative humidity. Currently in my tub of damp perlite i have a digital one and my mechanical one, the digital one reads 73% my mechanical one reads 90%. absolute humidity monitors should never read more than 99%, because if the water content of the air is 100% then its just water, and no air.

Quote:

wowimflabbergasted said:
It is 11 years old... :oldthread:



:iseewhatyoudidthere:  :ohnowaitokay:


--------------------
:takingnotes: Primal Call's Cubensis Pinning Strategy & Troubleshooting Tek :takingnotes:

:mushroom2: SpitballJedi's The Basics:mushroom2:

hallucination illusion


"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us." ~Neil deGrasse Tyson


Edited by deagonx (10/22/14 08:35 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinekanamit
Stranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Moldy FL
Last seen: 1 year, 4 months
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: TheMustardTiger]
    #20739846 - 10/22/14 09:21 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

Don't mind me. I'm asking ?'s from guys that posted 11 frikkin' years ago. I will not read the forum without my glasses from now on!!


--------------------
"I'm not a TOTAL idiot. Some of the parts are missing!!"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinecronicrM
Troll Eater
 User Gallery
Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 52,764
Loc: Van Isle Flag
Last seen: 13 hours, 34 minutes
Trusted Cultivator
Re: lowering humidity (accurate hygrometer?) [Re: shirley knott]
    #20740214 - 10/22/14 09:22 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

This thread has been closed.

Reason:
:hehehe: old threads should be left for dead, hygrometer's really only need to be used when dialing in a martha style set up IMO.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Hygrometer, Paul Stamets, Perlite, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* A high quality fogger that's ran off of an accurate hygrometer? Simplicitry 311 2 07/04/09 12:32 AM
by Simplicitry
* PMP, questionable humidity, Reptile hygrometer ServantOfBaphomet 1,722 15 07/03/10 08:13 AM
by Nanoid
* Any tips to lower humidity in incubator?
CambodianCubes
369 6 03/10/14 06:58 PM
by nne-DeMiTri
* Post deleted by Administrator Tremor1127 683 7 09/11/03 08:11 AM
by dudeinblackpjs
* Need a Way to Lower Humidity... Anonymous 706 4 10/04/01 07:52 AM
by oscill8
* lowering humidity with perlite tech primalfuture 679 2 06/21/01 06:07 AM
by Frothy
* how to lower humidity? underground 1,350 9 08/25/03 09:54 PM
by deanofmean
* Lower humidity.....?? SpaceVox 555 3 02/01/05 11:08 AM
by Anno

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
1,206 topic views. 34 members, 117 guests and 32 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Lil Shop Of Spores
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.061 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.