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Offlinepillsbury420
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Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think?
    #1363264 - 03/10/03 03:19 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Hey all.. a friend of mine has several cakes in his terrarium.. he prepared a casing and put it in the incubator.  He didn't really expect it to work because he is a newbie... his terrarium is clear but the lid is solid.. he figured that his light in his room plus sunlight from the window sould come in the sides of the terrarium and provide enough light for the cakes.. but here is the problem.. he looked in the incubator and noticed he can see mycelium growing up through the casing layer.. it looks like his casing might actually work.. so for the question... is it required that he have some type of clear view in the top of the terrarium in order to pin/fruit the casing correctly?  or will the light coming in from all sides suffice?  If it's required.. could he just cut a hole in the top of the lid and tape a thick layer of some clingwrap?  Will this provide too much air exchange causing the terrarium to be low in rH?  Or maybe he can mist the casing layer and leave the casing out of the terrarium for an hour or 2 to get some light and then let it live in the moist terrarium for the rest of the day?  He doesn't have money to spend on plexiglass... what do you guys think?  Thanks in advance..  :confused: 


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363313 - 03/10/03 03:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I recommend using a flourescent plant light directly above them (on terrarium lid). You will get a better pinset that way. Though the ambient light of a room is sufficient, its not optimal.


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363315 - 03/10/03 03:34 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

This guy I know had some translucent containers at one time, and found that by installing a piece of Plexiglass in the lid, the mushrooms tended to grow toward the brighter light (i.e., straight up instead of in all crazy directions). I don't know if plastic wrap would work (might be a pain in the ass).


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    #1363321 - 03/10/03 03:35 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: MOE THE MAD SCIENTIST]
    #1363331 - 03/10/03 03:38 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Well.. like i said... he can't afford plexi glass (he is FLAT BROKE).... so clingwrap?? or maybe the 2 hours out of the terrarium deal?? anybody? thanks for the replies... (i'm drunk too :wink:


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363338 - 03/10/03 03:40 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

lol, I'm drunk off my ass too and don't have much better to do than sit on here and chat with you assholes LOL (just kidding, You guys are awsome!)


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363346 - 03/10/03 03:41 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Sorry, I missed that. Yeah, plastic wrap.


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: SHR00M0L0GIST]
    #1363352 - 03/10/03 03:44 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Damn.. i'm getting a lot of drunk replies but none informative :frown: 


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363357 - 03/10/03 03:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

lol


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: SHR00M0L0GIST]
    #1363431 - 03/10/03 04:13 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

you could just cut the lid and tape plastic wrap on there, or just take the lid off entirely and like expose to light like 5 hrs a day if you want, then cover with the other lid, or get a blanket or something.


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363435 - 03/10/03 04:15 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

*sips beer* Yeah, plastic wrap and duct tape. *sips beer*


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1363521 - 03/10/03 04:54 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Well.. i'm seriously considering the plastic wrap idea.. so if anyone sobers up by tommorrow.. and thinks it is a bad idea, then please let me know.. thanks all.


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363559 - 03/10/03 05:16 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Dude, screw straight up saran wrap -- get some 3 mil plastic wrap from a hardware store. It is very thick and durable. Tape it to the underside of the opaque plastic container. Man, if SWIM ever gets his digital camera back from that drunk ass nigga who stole it from him, he could post some pictures of his cheap (yet effective) set up.


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: MOE THE MAD SCIENTIST]
    #1363578 - 03/10/03 05:26 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

damn drunks!

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what was the question again?



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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: Roadkill]
    #1363598 - 03/10/03 05:32 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

anyways...
if you cut a nice slot in the lid and fold up a couple layers of plastic wrap, then tape it over the slot it will work fine! why wouldn't it? be confident. just do it.


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    #1363601 - 03/10/03 05:34 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'd actually like to know myself because my friend's are growing in all these crazy directions and loops and shit. If the plexiglass is the best way to go...any idea where I would be able to actually FIND plexiglass in that size?


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    #1363609 - 03/10/03 05:37 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

plexi glass at lowes...ace hardware..home depot...phone book listings...


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Re: Need light in terraium.. what do you guys think? [Re: pillsbury420]
    #1363634 - 03/10/03 05:44 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

your friend could put the casing in a clear plastic bag, if he/she is not too stoned to remember to fan 3-4 times a day . :grin: 


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Re: .:FeH:. [Re: B4rK0d3]
    #1363687 - 03/10/03 05:57 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Go to your hardware store and have them cut the glass to whatever dimensions you need, and it should only be like around $3 to $5.


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Re: .:FeH:. [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1363820 - 03/10/03 06:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Just an idea...

If you are worried about shroomies growing in all directions, why don't you aluminum foil your terrarrium and hang a flashlight or something from the lid?

You mentioned you are low on funds...if you could scrape $5 together (although I read in your other post $5 might be too much) you could get a locker light from Wal/K -Mart. They run on batteries...supposed to go in closets or something.

The plastic wrap on top would be good if you don't have room for a light inside the terrarrium. Just remember to eliminate all other light. :laugh:


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