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humidification + casings?
    #2345360 - 02/17/04 01:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

if some one were to use a 66 qt terrarium that holds 3 6.5" x 10" casings, would a 1.5 in layer of perlite with 1/4" of water be over kill?


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Re: humidification + casings? [Re: drewcifer]
    #2345459 - 02/17/04 01:36 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yes and no. In theory casings do not require extra humidity because they generate their own.  If people do humidify their chambers it is with a coolmist humidifier. Perlite can be used but my dog suggest you don't. From his experience it was a mess and completly unneccesary.  If a humidifier on a timer is not an option my dog suggest hand spraying three to four times a day and fan as well. But he's just a dog.....whats he know? :razz:


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Re: humidification + casings? [Re: lamik4]
    #2345584 - 02/17/04 02:23 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I agree with the dog. Skip the perlite.


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Re: humidification + casings? [Re: mycofile]
    #2348097 - 02/18/04 01:03 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I run cool mist plus circulating PC fan with about 25 minutes of ultrasonic every 4 hours. The PC fan turns off when the cool mist cycles on to prevent it from ruining the fan. The cool mist and the PC fan produce a very high relative humidity, but it is not quite at 100% apparently because I do get a tiny bit of evaporation (I'd guess the two end up producing maybe 98% relative humidity). This tiny, tiny bit of evaporation is actually very desirable for a cased tray and produces better formed mushrooms.


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