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Offlinechigazer
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Poor Man's Terrarium
    #2063817 - 11/01/03 11:23 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

A foaf is having trouble with his cake pinning in a poor man's terrarium he setup. The cake has been in a 2 litre bottle with perlite and it's not pinning. Is he just being impatient or is there something else he needs to do?


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: chigazer]
    #2063828 - 11/01/03 11:28 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

it took 2 weeks for mine to pin in that
i finally got around to making a poor mans pod though


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: ChopperDave]
    #2063831 - 11/01/03 11:29 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

what's a poor man's pod?


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: chigazer]
    #2063835 - 11/01/03 11:31 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Its a rubbermaid tub thats full automated.
It has 2 airstones connected to a fishpump to exchange the air, and it uses Geolite to control humidity


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: ChopperDave]
    #2064068 - 11/02/03 01:59 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: GregHimself]
    #2064556 - 11/02/03 11:10 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

poor mans pod != poor mans terrarium

the PMP is a beautiful idea that uses geolite (or other clay/volcanic based "pebbles") and a fish tank pump to create close to optimum conditions, in an automated fashion.

the PMT is a two liter bottle cut in half with a cake placed on a wet towel or perlite, this is far from automated and needs to be fanned quite often.

in response to your pinning question, how long has the cake been in the PMT? how often do you fan? when did the cake hit its 100 percent colinzation point? temps?
-ar393



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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: ar393]
    #2068531 - 11/03/03 08:04 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

1) the cake has been in the PMT for about 2.5 weeks now
2) foaf's only been fanning once ever couple of days
3) the cakes hit 100% colonization about 5-7 days before he put them in the PMT
4) temp is at 78 *F


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: chigazer]
    #2068730 - 11/03/03 09:42 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

problem is number 2...fanning a couple times a day, not once a couple days
you could drop the temp a few degrees, but thats not your problem here. see above.

-ar393


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: ar393]
    #2069129 - 11/04/03 12:57 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I hated cakes for that purpose, they take forever and really don't seem to let you control them. I've wated well over 2.5 weeks for a cake to pin, and that was the last time I birthed a cake and fruited it whole. ar393 is right, I would fan alot more and definately try to initiate some pinning with the introduction of colder air and some light. What is your lighting like?


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Re: Poor Man's Terrarium [Re: W1ll1ams11]
    #2069256 - 11/04/03 02:16 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

ar393 is right. Fan more! 3-6 times a day!


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