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Offlineaxtv
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incubator problem help please..
    #1620647 - 06/09/03 02:52 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Im using one of those medium sized storage totes for my incubator. I have a plastic container w/ water in it with a fish tank heater on the highest heat setting inside the container. My thermometer is only reading 80-83 degrees inside the tote. Right now there is nothing inside because im just doing experiments to see how Im going to keep this thing heated. My question is is there anyway I can raise the temp a couple more degrees? These were my ideas so far...

1. Get a bigger container to put the fish tank heater in. Also is there any other kind of container that gives off heat better then plastic??

2. Try to cover the opening before the lid with a t-shirt or something to try to trap heat. Any better ways to trap heat?

I know that the mycelium gives off some heat while colonizing and what not but id still like it get the temp up to around 85-86 degrees. Thanks for any suggestions!


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Re: incubator problem help please.. [Re: axtv]
    #1620671 - 06/09/03 02:59 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Bleech a towel in the wash and cover that opening before the lid with that (spray it with lysol if it is relatively new/clean). Or you can cut some holes in the bottom of the container as I described here (http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=157411) that lets more heat (and humidity) into the tub. also, 80-83 is really a fine temp, I wouldn't get anything new just to get 2 degrees.


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Re: incubator problem help please.. [Re: axtv]
    #1620673 - 06/09/03 02:59 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

83 degrees should be enough. Keep in mind that your jars will hold some of the heat possibly maintaining a few more extra degrees.


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Re: incubator problem help please.. [Re: Ainasko]
    #1620677 - 06/09/03 03:00 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

thanks guys..ill see if it keeps the temp steady and if it does ill leave it.


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