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do casaings require external humidification?
    #1895034 - 09/08/03 06:02 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i have heard that they do and dont, can someone clear this up?


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1895066 - 09/08/03 06:10 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

No. My friend has never had to use anything except having to mist it every now and then. If you are more specific I could answer your question better.


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: LiL_KuSsH]
    #1895134 - 09/08/03 06:31 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

They can grow without, its just not ideal, IMO you want around 75-80%rh


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1897135 - 09/09/03 05:18 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

yes and no

depends on lots of things, like the ratio of casing to terrarium volume, ambient humidity outside the terrarium, moisture content of your substrate and casing layer...

unfortunately the only way to find out what will work best for YOU is experience.

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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: BrainFarmer]
    #1897165 - 09/09/03 05:45 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

its been my experience that misting is all you need


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: ]
    #1897709 - 09/09/03 12:19 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I think it depends on how big of a casing we are talking about.


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1897989 - 09/09/03 01:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Yes, humidify with a cool mist humidifier. This keeps temp low (75 degrees) and humidity high (94%). Humidify for 15 minutes every 4 hours. Also perlite in the bottom of growing area maintains a constant humidity. Also add Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) to water in chamber to decrease chances of mold infection.


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1898002 - 09/09/03 01:50 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

It does depend. In a lot of cases casings will provide enough humidity. For example if you have a casing that is in the bottom of tub all by itself , and the tub is not real tall it should be fine with misting. To me, the best solution is the cool mist. It will take care of humidity and provide air exchange. This does not mean that the casing itself won't need to be misted at some point though.


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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1898015 - 09/09/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

No. Why do you want to elevate the humidity if you don't need to? It'll just raise your chances of growing something else in there, too.

Fungi love humidity -- this includes *mushroom pathogens,* too. IME, the easiest way to prevent them is to keep the humidity down and mist lightly -- just enough so the casing doesn't dry out.

The casing *will provide the humidity by itself;* just don't let the casing dry out and the mushrooms will have all the water they need. There's absolutely no reason to put a *casing* at 94% rH -- this is rediculous. Cakes, on the other hand, are a different story.

-- Just remember to KEEP THEM COVERED so the humidity doesn't escape.

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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: micro]
    #1898060 - 09/09/03 02:08 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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micro said:
No. Why do you want to elevate the humidity if you don't need to? It'll just raise your chances of growing something else in there, too.

Fungi love humidity -- this includes *mushroom pathogens,* too. IME, the easiest way to prevent them is to keep the humidity down and mist lightly -- just enough so the casing doesn't dry out.

The casing *will provide the humidity by itself;* just don't let the casing dry out and the mushrooms will have all the water they need. There's absolutely no reason to put a *casing* at 94% rH -- this is rediculous. Cakes, on the other hand, are a different story.

-- Just remember to KEEP THEM COVERED so the humidity doesn't escape.

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I agree completly with Micro. The more humidity the more chance for contams. I have had much better luck with a full terrarium casing and just misting when looks dry. I also use a 1.5in hole on the top side of my terrarium. This allows for evaporation and helps avoid stagnant air.

This may not be the best tek for yields, but I am happy with mine. Also, if your just starting, I would go for a safer tek instead of optimal yield at first. Just so you can get some fruits.

The other thing is that cool mists require some tweaking in order to get the humidity right, and during that tweaking your risking ruining your whole casing if it not set right.

This is just my opinion though. Good luck.



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Re: do casaings require external humidification? [Re: thrice]
    #1898207 - 09/09/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I think the best way to go is just trying the casing by itself inside the container and measure the RH if it?s allright you don?t need anything else and that way you save a lot of time putting things inside and having to take them away afterwards because the RH is too high (ex: perlite), which sucks very much.


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