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OfflineStopThat
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Perlite Humidification Question
    #1493656 - 04/25/03 04:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

My pet prarie dog is trying to pin some casings,and seems to be having trouble keeping the humidity at or near 100%. He has a fish tank bubbler in his Sterlite tub,and has been spraying it daily,but the hygrometer (calibrated) still only reads at 90%. Would perlite in a tupperware container placed in the fruiting chamber have enough surface area to raise the humidity? If possible he would like to avoid having to cover the entire bottom of the bin with perlite.



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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: StopThat]
    #1493667 - 04/25/03 04:50 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

How large is the area?


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: ]
    #1493697 - 04/25/03 05:06 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Casings should be around 90-92% humidity. The casing layer holds a lot of moisture compared to a cake which needs 92-99% humidity. Guess it matters what you cased with though.


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: bansheee]
    #1493798 - 04/25/03 05:47 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

For best results,

Primordia Formation:
Relative Humidify: 95-100%.

From the FAQ, this page of which was taken from our holy bible, TMC.

edit: this includes both cakes and casings.


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: dog]
    #1493905 - 04/25/03 06:25 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The tub is 14x20.Pretty much your standard tub.Check the pic. Not a big tupperware/perlite combo, but I thought it was worth a shot.Last time he cased,he used straight verm,and the surface didnt colonize like this. He was thinking he might be getting overlay from low humidity.

Hard for him to get to the keyboard.Here's a link to the pic
Oh yeah,it's cased cow dung with 50/50 coco/verm.




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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: StopThat]
    #1495391 - 04/26/03 08:59 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

That bowl of perlite probably isn't doing you squat, you need more surface area of perlite, give in, cover the entire bottom of the tub with it. Or maybe you could rig something up so that you get some heat under that bowl to increase evaporation.
Just thoughts...


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1495689 - 04/26/03 01:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i filled up like 5 4oz jars with perlite, plus a try lid with perlite, and im using that + misting for humidification....seems to be working alrite...its taking a long ass time for my shit to pin so iono


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1495825 - 04/26/03 02:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

He checked this morning,and had some primordia forming. Kind of a noob,and was questioning if the humidity was high enough. Didnt feel like the hygrometer was accurate that close to the 100% mark.
Looks good for now,I'll get him to post some pics of the pinset,hopefully in the next few.
Thx for the advice everybody! My ground squirrell thanks you.


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: StopThat]
    #1495965 - 04/26/03 03:24 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Your setup looks fine - the moisture is condensing on the walls, so the RH must be OK IMO. Many hygrometers are not very accurate in the 90-100% region.
Good luck!


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Re: Perlite Humidification Question [Re: zeronio]
    #1504002 - 04/29/03 12:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Pics of the pinset, and evil looking mutant. Hope this one dosen't abort.It will look really cool if it grows to maturity.
Last time my prairie dog cased,he used a PF cake,and straight verm for casing,and he got almost no mycelia growing up through the casing layer.The pins just kind of poked out.However,the yeild was somewhat dissapointing.This time,casing dung,and using 50/50,the mycelum seemed to want to keep on growing,even after it had penetrated most of the casing layer. He thought this might be a symptom of low humidity.Pins appeared shortly after he started misting the container. Any suggestions or comments would be welcomed.









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