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OfflineGanjaNamja
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Incubator problems
    #2454811 - 03/20/04 05:10 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

well i tried to begin my first grow...i only got to 4 jars until i decided to wait till my pressure cooker comes..anyways...i innoculated these 4 jars and they have been in the incubator for 2 days...just got the thermometor today and the temp inside the incubator is only 78....

here is the outside of incubator


here is the inside...


it?s just a 50 watt heater in a planter?s peanut glass jar...im not sure if the heater i have is strong enough...it?s on the highest setting...can?t adjust by temp on it either...should i return the heater? or is this one fine and should i just incubate differently?


Edited by GanjaNamja (03/20/04 06:21 PM)


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454847 - 03/20/04 05:24 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

78 sounds fine, 80 / 85 would be optimal. With that temp,
your incubation period will only be somehow longer :wink:

Patience will be the key...


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454849 - 03/20/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Your pictures aren't showing up...


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454855 - 03/20/04 05:27 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

anyone else having problems with my pics?


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454859 - 03/20/04 05:30 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

wouldn't you consider 78 degree temp for a $13.99 water heater kinda a waste? anything i could do?


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454867 - 03/20/04 05:33 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

No pics.


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454879 - 03/20/04 05:36 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

is your heater fully submersible? If so you should look into tub in tub method incubator... much more even heat and easier to regulate.

50W should be plenty, my buddy only uses a 25w heater i think.


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454884 - 03/20/04 05:37 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

yeah i just thought the cooler might be better and easier to manage at the time...it was only 10 bucks


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454952 - 03/20/04 06:01 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

How big is the cooler?


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454975 - 03/20/04 06:07 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

dam i dunno why the pics aren't showing up...

well it's a 34 quart cooler


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2454983 - 03/20/04 06:10 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Upload them to the shroomery so we can see them...


You could try to find some container that will fit inside the cooler (some sort of tupperware or something) and you could use the cooler for tub in tub...  Kind of like how my buddy did his with a cooler and a mop bucket for example.  Pretty easy to set one up if you get creative :smile:


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2455009 - 03/20/04 06:18 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Use a larger body of water. The more that you can make heat escape from your water the more often the heater will turn on and the warmer your tub will be.

You can increase the heat escape by increasing surface area and reducing thermal resistance. Use a large metal container , that will speed it up.

*note to self, go get a large metal container for heater*


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: PseudoPsychoSix]
    #2455023 - 03/20/04 06:23 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

PseudoPsychoSix said:
Upload them to the shroomery so we can see them...


You could try to find some container that will fit inside the cooler (some sort of tupperware or something) and you could use the cooler for tub in tub...  Kind of like how my buddy did his with a cooler and a mop bucket for example.  Pretty easy to set one up if you get creative :smile:




yeah i actually have this...which can fit inside the cooler...


and fits 12 jars...


i might try and do something with this


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: mg420]
    #2455027 - 03/20/04 06:25 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

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mg420 said:
Use a larger body of water. The more that you can make heat escape from your water the more often the heater will turn on and the warmer your tub will be.

You can increase the heat escape by increasing surface area and reducing thermal resistance. Use a large metal container , that will speed it up.

*note to self, go get a large metal container for heater*




yeah some of the coolers had a divider in the middle you could put in...so you could put water on one side and use a heater on it...with jars on the other...this one doesn't...was thinking i could make one somehow for the cooler...but i will actually just try to get a bigger jar for more water


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2455052 - 03/20/04 06:32 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

use a heating blanket like a electric blanket and put in the cooler you will have it 86 dereece easy

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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2455764 - 03/20/04 11:41 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Hey GanjaNamja, funny we are at the same stage...
I tried somthing almost exactley like your set up with the jar, but ended up doing tub in tub, because it meant no humidty problems (if you ever use polifil); temperature seems to stay more stable; with clear tubs I don't have to open it to look at the thermometer (just move my sweaters aside...clever camouflage I thought.)

As for the metal container thing, I really wanted to do that too, but just couldn't find a metal container tall enough for the heater.

And btw, a 50watt submersible heater is proving powerful enough.


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2455774 - 03/20/04 11:43 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

yeah im wondering what kind of metal container would fit the heater...maybe a coffee can?


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2455795 - 03/20/04 11:49 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Just keep in mind metal + water = rust.

Be careful.


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: PseudoPsychoSix]
    #2455828 - 03/21/04 12:00 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

PseudoPsychoSix said:
Just keep in mind metal + water = rust.

Be careful.




You can use aluminum, or some stainless steel alloys are rust resistant.


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Re: Incubator problems [Re: FirstAvailable]
    #2455934 - 03/21/04 01:00 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, I was referring to the coffee can idea.  Coffee cans will rust pretty quick.  :smile:


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