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Incubator helper.
    #1350303 - 03/04/03 03:59 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Ok if you use one of these the kind that uses the sub heater. Put in one of these pumps  it will circulate the water so the incubator stays more evenly heated throughout the entire incubator. The incubator will heat up much quicker and the temps in the incubator will be within 2 degrees of the setting of the pump.
Hope it helps someone :grin: 


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1350358 - 03/04/03 04:26 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Good advice


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Shroomism]
    #1350368 - 03/04/03 04:33 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Iv read that humidity is needed even in the incubator. Is this true? If so how much?


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Legoulash]
    #1350437 - 03/04/03 05:12 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You don't need to add humidity to an incubator, as long as your jars do not dry out, there should be enough humidity from the water in the substrate.


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Skikid16]
    #1350463 - 03/04/03 05:27 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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as long as your jars do not dry out



What would cause this??
The flying space coyote i know is using a fishtank heater in a jar of water as his heating agent. would this cause a substrate to dry?


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Legoulash]
    #1350473 - 03/04/03 05:36 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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What would cause this??



I've heard of heating pads drying out substrate....but I've also have heard of them being used with success.

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is using a fishtank heater in a jar of water as his heating agent. would this cause a substrate to dry?


I've used that application, and have had no problems with the substrate drying out.


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Legoulash]
    #1350531 - 03/04/03 05:59 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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as long as your jars do not dry out



What would cause this??
The flying space coyote i know is using a fishtank heater in a jar of water as his heating agent. would this cause a substrate to dry?



you should be fine with that setup .
this would not normally happen unless a dry heat source is used .and, probably would not be noticeable until rh in the incubator is below 50%
rh acts like heat transfer, the grater the difference, the faster the rate of exchange.
so, dry air will suck moisture out of the jars until rh is equalized .


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1350732 - 03/04/03 07:54 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

hey man wut kinda fish tank heater & pump are those? brand & size please... thanx (=


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Joker902]
    #1350918 - 03/04/03 09:24 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Pump is a 60 gph. Came out of a decortive fountain that sits on a table.

The heater        I use a 100 watt  :grin: 


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1351243 - 03/05/03 01:42 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I'm assuming you can aquire the pump and the heater at a local pet shop or fish store, etc? And do you cover your rubbermaid bin with that blanket or use a lid?


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1351359 - 03/05/03 03:56 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

That looks like a Tronic heater.  I bought a 200W Tronic "Submersible" which is not truly submersible, it has a "water line" depth marker and so on... but you submerse it with success?

Also, be careful with the dial, they break very easily!  :wink: 


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Torey]
    #1351905 - 03/05/03 08:31 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Same maker different models of heater. The one with the water line I would not stick in the bottom of a incubator.


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1352226 - 03/05/03 11:15 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

hey magash.

i use the tub-in-tub incubator, and i wonder if maybe it doesn't get too humid in there. any thoughts?


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: shirley knott]
    #1352571 - 03/05/03 02:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I've heard it can get high (humidity) but the one I've seen :wink: has never gone over 70%.  I hear it's not good to let it get to low or it can draw moisture from the jars.   


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1355780 - 03/06/03 11:46 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

"all words were forwarded by my neighbors manager @ kfc"

thanx man, im actually using the incubator for a terranium... i live in a cold area & my room temp is 60-62 )= ive decided to use the incubator & throw in some IPA or bleach into the water to keep contams away... thanx for the scans of the product... i bought this other fish tank heater & put it in, & it wasnt water tight & it looked real scary X=


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Joker902]
    #1356147 - 03/07/03 05:14 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

using it as a chamber in the cold is a killer idea.  :grin:


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1975019 - 10/03/03 04:59 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

One more. People can use this one.


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Re: Incubator helper. [Re: Magash]
    #1979007 - 10/04/03 03:01 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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Magash said:
I've heard it can get high (humidity) but the one I've seen :wink: has never gone over 70%.  I hear it's not good to let it get to low or it can draw moisture from the jars.   




I've got a tub in tub set up that I have also used as incubator/terrarium.  It's humidity stays right at 90%.  I put some self-adhesive foam tape weatherstrip (3/8in.-w /16in.-thick)  on the underside of the lid where the container makes contact and it holds humidity great.  Without the stripping I couldn't get above 78%. Got it at wal-mart.  I also have 2 10-15 gallon  submersible fish tank heaters and a large bubble stone.  The stone runs 24/7.  Good environment control. 


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