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OfflineGROWemNeatEM
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wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber?
    #2226404 - 01/07/04 05:58 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

before i even ask, let me just say that everyone here at the shroomery is more helpful then asking a porn star how to have sex (not that you'd need to)
but seriously, all of u guys are the best

So got any ideas?


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226416 - 01/07/04 06:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

2 rubbermaids that cost about 2 to 4 dollars each
fish tank heater 10-25 dollars
pillow case
tap water
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incubator

thats pretty much the cheapest ur gonna get..

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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226484 - 01/07/04 06:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Easy fool proof method is also to buy an igloo cooler, and put a jug of water with a fish-tank heater in the jug. THis gets the temp up quite nice.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226608 - 01/07/04 07:07 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i dont know how much electric blankets are, but Id be guessing no more than 25 bucks, that is what I use and it works awesome!


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OfflineGROWemNeatEM
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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: La_La_Land]
    #2226636 - 01/07/04 07:17 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

has anyone else tried electric blankets, do they work and how do i use them?


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226644 - 01/07/04 07:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.sacredshrooms.org/forums/show...;o=&fpart=1

try that, its Magash's "Poor Mans Pod" works wonders


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226650 - 01/07/04 07:23 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

If youre gonna spend 25 bucks, just get 2 big rubbermaids and a fish tank heater, you can regulate the temperature much more accurately.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: Fick_Duck]
    #2231322 - 01/09/04 04:10 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Im sort of a newbie at mushroom growing so im sticking with the pf tek. Im confused about the incubation. I thought i only had to incubate the jars during innoculation, not fruiting. I know you ahve to have humidity, im using the spray method. but what tempature should i keep the fruiting cakes? all information is very appericiated.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: KreeprCeepr]
    #2231353 - 01/09/04 04:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

fruiting temperature- aroung 75

you incubate only while they are in the jars after innoculation at 86 (optimal temp)


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: KreeprCeepr]
    #2231360 - 01/09/04 04:27 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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KreeprCeepr said:
Im sort of a newbie at mushroom growing so im sticking with the pf tek. Im confused about the incubation. I thought i only had to incubate the jars during innoculation, not fruiting. I know you ahve to have humidity, im using the spray method. but what tempature should i keep the fruiting cakes? all information is very appericiated.




You NEVER have to incubate if you don't want to. I never did and never failed. Just now that I do incubate, everything goes faster.

Incubate at 82-86 degrees F during the colonization process, and during the casing prosess if you are going to case. After the casings (or just jars) are 100% colonized, then take them out and put them in a fruiting chamber AKA a terrarium. This is kept at slightly over room temp, right around 74 F is perfect.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: KreeprCeepr]
    #2231395 - 01/09/04 04:38 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

You can't go wrong with a couple of big rubbermaids or sterilites, you can use them as incubaters, fruiting chambers etc. They are a must have.

It is best to stay away from electric blankets, they are a real fire hazard and you don't want to generate dry heat anyway. Use a submersble fish tank heater. You will want the water temp about 82F the jars will be slightly warmer.

KreeprCeeper .... during colonization you want to maintain a 83 - 85F temp with some air exchange. That's why the air can't be dry, or it will suck the moisture out of your cake.
... during fruiting you want to maintain a high humidity 90+ & good air exchange with temps in the low 70's.
I hope that helps.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: shroomstruck]
    #2231409 - 01/09/04 04:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

So can you fruit in your incubator if you drop the temp down and keep the humidity up? is there such a way?


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2231439 - 01/09/04 04:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

GROWemNeatEM said:
before i even ask, let me just say that everyone here at the shroomery is more helpful then asking a porn star how to have sex (not that you'd need to)
but seriously, all of u guys are the best

So got any ideas?



Here are some some pics and instructions on how to make a "tub-in-tub" (as some call it) incubator:


Hope it helps, good luck! :wink:


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2234408 - 01/11/04 07:28 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

If you had a waterbed with drawers directly under the heated mattress and stuck your jars in a container in one of the drawers would that work for incubation? Would you have to do anything for the humidity?


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: noresolution]
    #2234593 - 01/11/04 11:48 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

If you are incubating you dont need anything for humidity, if the temp in the drawer is around 85 degrees it will work great, if its alot lower your colonization will go much slower.


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: angryshroom]
    #2234600 - 01/11/04 11:53 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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angryshroom said:
Easy fool proof method is also to buy an igloo cooler, and put a jug of water with a fish-tank heater in the jug. THis gets the temp up quite nice.




ditto thats what i did, but to make it even cheaper use a styrofoam (sp?) cooler, you can pick those up for like $5 if you don't already have one...


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2234801 - 01/11/04 03:37 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

this girl I know, her friend's sister's dog said.. he likes to keep them in a box.. wrap them around his electric blanket all day.. was able to calibrate at what setting on the blanket would be ideal.. btwn 3-4 ended up being btwn 75-85... he'd only take them out at night... thinking maybe it would be like simultationg the cold night air.. maybe also giving the myco a signal to kick into gear fruiting?... who knows... you can never trust anything that licks its own balls...


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2235014 - 01/11/04 05:40 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

the one that works great and cost around 4 bucks is cheap styrofoam cooler 2bucks and a night light bulb dangling in the middle with aluminum fiol over it my freind uses that system when his regular inc i\s full and works the same


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: FallenShroom]
    #2235513 - 01/11/04 10:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I like this method cos it's free! :smile:

Put some xmas lights on the bottom of a card board box, and cover the lights with a towel or 2. Load up with jars and colonize in 1-2 weeks.

But I'm a ghetto mycolgist
-dk :cool:


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Re: wuts the Cheapest fool proof incubation chamber? [Re: simplemachine]
    #2235626 - 01/11/04 11:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

sounds like an amazingly cheap way to burn down your house!!


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