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OfflineTonearm
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Is a heating pad safe?
    #1428508 - 04/04/03 12:34 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Is it safe to use a brand new seedling warmer as a heating pad for incubation? Maybe those things weren't meant to be used indoors because of the risk of fire?


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: Tonearm]
    #1428811 - 04/04/03 02:35 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, just make sure they arent gettign too hot. If the container is hot, its too hot. Get you a thermometer to put in there.


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: Tonearm]
    #1428942 - 04/04/03 03:40 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

as you say, the risks are greater than with other methods - but many report great success with them, and love them.

the dangers are twofold: 1) overheating kills mycelium and can burn the house down. practice first with a max-min thermometer to check how high it goes, and set it on some tiles to get rid of the heat. and 2) radiant heat - all the heat comes from one side, and can dry out the bottoms of the jars. don't know how to get round this one.

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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1429785 - 04/04/03 08:42 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What do you guys think is the best non-radiant way to get heat?


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: Tonearm]
    #1430456 - 04/05/03 01:51 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, jars will dry out really quickly. afoaf just uses a cookie rack in his tubs while the jars are colonizing so the CO2 will sink to the bottom (with the tape off) and the direct heat of the pads won't be so harmful


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: Tonearm]
    #1430494 - 04/05/03 02:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I met a guy at a party that uses a heating pad in his incubator.
This is what it looks like empty:

With some liquid culture jars and some BRF jars:

He just built it last night so he doesn't know if it's gonna dry out his jars. It does seem like the heat is too focused though. The jars right over the pad are a little too hot and the jars on the edge are a little too cold. Any suggestions how he could maybe diffuse the heat a little to even it out?


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: Mahatma Mersh]
    #1430786 - 04/05/03 05:45 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Here's what I do for incubating my mushrooms. First, let me tell you I'm new to these forums, and I am new to mushroom growing. I used the PF tek, and bought 250ml widemouth canning jars, it came in a pack of 12. I took 6 jars, made up the yummy substrate, added the spores, and magically, I had mushrooms in 2 hours.. Jk.. I put a folded sheet in the box, so that there was ample ammounts of slack hanging over each edge, then i set the jars inside, lined them up, and dropped a thermometer in. I then sealed the box using the folder one flap over the other method, wrapped it all in a green garbage bag and put the " incubation chamer " in my upper layer. the top of the box, sits about 5 -7 inches from a 60 watt bulb facing horizontal, rather then verticle. I put a tinfoil covered peice of card board over top of the light, to direct more heat and light downward, and i put a peice of normal carboard, on one side, to deflect the light and heat into the upper lair ( the upper lair is a little cubby hole in my closet. This usually keeps the mushie jars at about 78-82 degress fereinheit, which is a very good temperature for colonization, from my exp. This is my third attempt. This doesn't dry out the spores at all, and I find, if I turn the light off for a couple hours, after i check on the progross, and mark the progress on the jar with a felt tip marker, and turn it back on after i wake up, ( i check them before bed) it seems to stimulate growth for some reason. I am trying to grow the Tapalpa straing, of psilocybe cubensis, and for the first 2 weeks, nothing was showing up on any of them. I did use a heating pad for about a week, on medium, the jars were directly on top at first, and i thought this would dry out the moisture, so i put the heating pad ontop of the jars, but had about 4 folds of a sheet in between. This made the box reach 92 degrees ferenheit, and i thought they were doomed for sure... after that i kinda left them to get cold, the temp in the little box dropped to about 55 degrees ferenheit, what ever that is in celcious, it was too cold.. but then, I brought them up to the light, and behold, it saved them. I don't know what it is about that but when people tell you to use the " cold shock" method, I actually think it can work. Anyway, I just thought I'd give you all a new shroomers idea, maybe you can adapt it, it might worok well, btw i plan to switch to a lower wattage light bulb... thanks for listening guys....


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: The_LosT_SouL]
    #1431083 - 04/05/03 11:55 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I've had a heading pad running 24/7 in my filing cabinet for about 6 months now. No fires yet, still holds the pefect temperare as well.

And no, my stuff hasnt dried out either


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: razer]
    #1432806 - 04/06/03 03:29 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I've found that the heating pads, which usualy dont have a thermostat on them, tend to get too hot during the day (about 70 outside, 90 in the incubator) Because a heating bad raises the temp a certain level above whatever room temp is, not to a certain temp.


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: photovorix]
    #1589256 - 05/29/03 05:23 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

ive heard that my whiskers cat has seen some one doing thigns that utilize 24-7 or even timered heat pad use, ocmpeltely padded w/towels, never messed with after inital bedding placement. works liek a charm in a luckstorm


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: goatywoaty]
    #1589704 - 05/29/03 06:56 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Zoo-med makes a heater controller that has a wire with a thermometer on the end. You can plug 2 devices into it, and it will regulate them to maintain the temperature you set it for at the location of the thermometer at the end of the wire. It does this, at least with zoo-med heaters, not by letting it heat up 10 degrees higher than you'd want, then cool down to 10 degrees below, but by keeping constant power going to the heating elements at just the right amount to maintain that temperature. I swear by mine :0

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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1591207 - 05/29/03 11:25 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I used a heating pad and damn near killed my first attempts.... they are still not fully colonized after 3 weeks which sucks for Lipa Yai's. The only way to go is to invest in an aquarium heater and make a tupperware stacking container as in the alien TEK. Use a rubber gromit to put the heater control outside so that you can adjust it... it works wonders. I just built mine and i can't believe i grew without it. If you approach shroom cultivation like a science it is unconscienable that you would have something like a heating pad incubating your jars, at least in my experience they fluctuate alot in temperature.


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Re: Is a heating pad safe? [Re: lemunhed]
    #1591326 - 05/29/03 11:50 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

yeah man, if your worried about to much heat just get one of those dial type timers and get a lot of the clips that go in it, then you can set it to turn off every so often, works great for me.


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