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Heating to make humidity?
    #2331444 - 02/13/04 05:02 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

This may be a bad idea, but I've been thinking of putting a heating element (like in a kettle) at the bottom of my Terrerium. Instead of emptying the collected water, it will heat it up, making a steam to humidify the chamber.

Then again the steam may be too hot for the mushrooms.

What do you think?


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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: teen]
    #2331475 - 02/13/04 05:13 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: Jared]
    #2331495 - 02/13/04 05:24 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

I think this shouldnt be in the advanced area.



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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: teen]
    #2336651 - 02/15/04 09:30 AM (13 years, 15 days ago)

depends on the strain and distance from the cakes/casing... I had a waterbed heater under my terrarium for a while doing experiments wth heat/water vapor generation...nost strains dont care for the extra but a few from more tropical regions seem to like it


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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #2340575 - 02/16/04 12:17 PM (13 years, 14 days ago)

just a thought:

standing water + heat = greater risk of contamination

again, just a thought


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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: teen]
    #2342439 - 02/16/04 07:13 PM (13 years, 14 days ago)

I had to put a heating pad under my PMP to get the temp up because of winter low temps. It deffinately raises the humidity. I'm having to constantly monitor it so as to keep everything in the proper ranges.


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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: teen]
    #2343066 - 02/16/04 09:47 PM (13 years, 14 days ago)

Humidity is good, steam is bad.

The idea is good if you avoid the bad.

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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: teen]
    #2346717 - 02/17/04 06:37 PM (13 years, 13 days ago)

Increased temps actually lowers humidity in a fixed system. Unless you are actually vaporizing the water, which occurs at temps way to high for mushroom growth.


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Re: Heating to make humidity? [Re: ]
    #2348066 - 02/18/04 12:58 AM (13 years, 13 days ago)

For cakes this may or may not work. For a cased tray, this is absolutely not recommended. Casings tend to make any small enclosure reach 100% humidity almost instantly. For a cased tray, the trick to a perfect fruiting isn't how to keep the humidity levels at 100%, it's to keep the level slightly lower. The higher the air turnover the closer to 100% you can go and still induce evaporation, but with a cased tray, you should never run at 100% except during misting intervals.


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