Home | Community | Message Board


Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Agar, Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 11 months
Perlite Problems
    #2110550 - 11/16/03 02:36 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, I know. I'm sure this has been covered many times before...

So anyway, I have my PMP set up, with two bubble wands under about three inches of perlite with two inches of standing water. I've got two casings in the terrarium.

My problem is, when I go to check on the terrarium there is no moisture on the sides or anything. I've been spraying the sides, but I thought the whole point of perlite was so I didn't have to spray? If anyone knows how I could solve this problem that would be very nice.

By the way, one of my casings is showing hyphal knots but I think I birthed the other one way too early. It's probably only 30% colonized. Any ideas on what I should do with that? They've both been cased for like two days.

And thanks for all your help, as always.


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRogerRabbitM
Bans for Pleasure
Male User Gallery

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 42,021
Loc: USA Mountain Northwest
Last seen: 7 days, 9 hours
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: MycoCat]
    #2110582 - 11/16/03 02:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Get rid of the standing water and you'll have all the humidity you need.


--------------------
Download Let's Grow Mushrooms



semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat

"I've never had a failed experiment.  I've only discovered 10,000 methods which do not work."
Thomas Edison


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMagashM
Da Bud Guru
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 5,875
Loc: Near Hilo
Trusted Cultivator
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: MycoCat]
    #2110602 - 11/16/03 02:57 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Your pod is fine. Sometimes it has taken days for moisture to build up on my pod esp if it was just put together. The new water you added was probably cold. When it is the whole chamber is cooler then the air outside the chamber and it takes a while for moisture to build up on the sides.

If you have knots on the casing they seem to be liking it.


--------------------
All creatures tremble when faced with violence. All creatures fear death, all love life. If we can only see ourselves in others, then how could we possibly hurt another creature?


:growingweed: Join us at the Growery! :growingweed:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 11 months
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: Magash]
    #2111229 - 11/16/03 12:38 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks for all the help.

As a side note, the perlite on the top is very damp. Should I add another bag on top of the damp perlite so it can wick more moisture into the air? Or should I just leave it alone?

Thanks again.


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePolecat
Tuga

Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 147
Loc: Casa do Sino
Last seen: 2 years, 1 month
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: MycoCat]
    #2111285 - 11/16/03 01:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yep, respect the 1 water layer for 4 perlite layer +/-

about the uncolonized cake, it's not a good idea keeping it inside the terranium, contams will attack it for sure. The best you can do is to take advantage of the colonized part of the cake by using it to colonize grain substracts or develop some agar, honey or whatever tek

:smile: peace


--------------------
www.cogumelosportugal.forum-livre.com


O Caos é uma Ordem por decifrar.
Chaos is Order yet to decipher.

Jose Saramago


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Agar, Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Perlite Problems hyper_dermic 1,155 6 09/24/02 12:56 AM
by matts
* Perlite Problems ! Kotton 347 3 09/18/05 04:57 PM
by peavyxs
* perlite problems kungpow 569 6 10/31/05 01:43 PM
by UnsolvedX
* perlite problems 4_two_O 510 1 03/30/03 02:02 PM
by TheShroomHermit
* HELP! Perlite Problem??? shroomer9 5,011 4 11/20/01 03:47 PM
by FreakShow
* Perlite Problems (Humidity) ...end of my rope
( 1 2 all )
13eetleJuice 2,425 20 02/09/06 02:23 PM
by Premedman1
* Perlite problem GanjaNamja 1,658 18 04/18/04 10:23 PM
by GanjaNamja
* perlite problems Zmann 685 2 10/01/01 06:23 AM
by psillyshroompha

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
538 topic views. 23 members, 82 guests and 25 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Gaiana.nl
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.