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Using an electric Heater as an incubator?
    #2984845 - 08/10/04 06:13 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Instead of the old tub in tub, what if you put your jars in a closet with an electric heater. Mine has a thermostat on it so I could set the temp to 85 degrees and maybe put an ossilating fan in there to distribute the heat evenly. Would this work about the same as a tub incubator? I could insulate around the closet door to keep it somewhat air tight.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2984849 - 08/10/04 06:17 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

my jars are affaid of the closet.........

but yes.........any dark enviroment between 80 - 86 is fine

I guess you dont pay the power bill

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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2984858 - 08/10/04 06:23 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The problem you will have there is that the heater will dry the air out and over a period of weeks it could cause some drying of your jars. keeping the jars inside a large sealed container would prevent this i suppose.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: PsyllyMe]
    #2984864 - 08/10/04 06:28 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

a hotpad would never be able to heat an entire closet. a better bet would be in a tub with your jars, or else use a tub-in-tub and put the hotpad in where the heater and water would go.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: NNY]
    #2984877 - 08/10/04 06:37 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Not a hot pad, but an an electric heater. Like if your rooms cold as hell in the winter and your furnas isnt cutting it...youd use one of these. Its got a digital thermostat so I can set the temp to whatever I please. I dont know how accurate the thermostat is. I need to experement with a digital thermometer to figure out what temp I should set the heater to in order to get the air around my jars 85 degrees.

Would it matter if the heater was drying out the air? there couldnt be too much air exchange since they are pretty much sealed besides the polyfil. There couldnt be too much air exchange, atleast not enough to have them dry out due to the room they are in being dry. Or not?


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2984938 - 08/10/04 07:48 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You ought to put them in some sort of sealed container or bag. You could also seal off the top instead of using polyfill.

Put a blanket or something over the doorway for good insulation. Make sure the heater is small and weak, or has a good low setting so that it doesn't heat the room up too hot before it shuts off. Don't point it at your containers. Check your temps with a thermometer before using.

80 is a good compromise between wasting energy and heating your area up and the optimal 85 or so.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: fastfred]
    #2984959 - 08/10/04 08:20 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I've been looking at doing the exact same thing with my walk in closet. What I've gathered from this marvelous board is that the thing to use is an oil filled electric heater. Apparently they don't dry out the air as much and they give very constant heat. They're supposedly very efficient as well, although I find an innefficient electric heater difficult to visualize. They don't have fans which may or may not be a good thing. I think I'm gonna put a little commercial HEPA filter unit I got for free in my closet to get some air circulation. I'm very newbie though so you might do well not to listen to me.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: morian]
    #2984967 - 08/10/04 08:33 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

oh, my mistake, i misread sorry...its been a long night.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: NNY]
    #2984984 - 08/10/04 08:58 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

wouldnt you be worried about leaving a heater in a closet running? fire hazard?


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: crAckZ]
    #2984999 - 08/10/04 09:15 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

As long as you take everything out and strip it down you should have a problem with a fire. Especially with a oil filled radiator, shouldnt be a problem. You already should be taking everything out since your growing in there anyways.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: hawksapprentice]
    #2987401 - 08/10/04 07:20 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Do you think I could add a tub of perlite with water in it do make up for the heater drying the air out?


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2987432 - 08/10/04 07:25 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

man, just go with tub in tub so you don't burn your house down...... jebus help us!


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: mycopsycho]
    #2987540 - 08/10/04 07:45 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Some people never learn


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: KaptKid]
    #2987550 - 08/10/04 07:48 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

maybe they will once thier house burns down


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: mycopsycho]
    #2989476 - 08/11/04 03:50 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The space heater has many safety features built into it. I pushed it over on its front so the heater was blowing directly on the ground. It shut off within seconds. It has a built in shut off if it gets about 90 degrees. You can set it to any temperature youd like and it will auto shut off. Im not too worried about it burning down the place.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2989499 - 08/11/04 03:57 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah ....... put in the space heater and add a Humidfier.......

perhaps maybe another aquatic device too............


build a PMP

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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: PsyllyMe]
    #2990220 - 08/11/04 10:05 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You guys gotta remember if hes using a oil filled radiator its extremely safe.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: hawksapprentice]
    #2990302 - 08/11/04 10:34 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i'm sorry, but heaters aren't that safe no matter what kind they are. every winter i see people on the news that have become recently homeless due to heater malfunctions/human error. and i see this with electric and oil heaters. def. not something to fuck around with.


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: mycopsycho]
    #2993676 - 08/12/04 12:51 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Whether or not heaters are safe isnt important to me. Do they make suitable incubators?


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Re: Using an electric Heater as an incubator? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #2994129 - 08/12/04 02:21 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Hahahaha.

Misquote:

"Burning the house down is cool as long my jars are half colonized when they begin to melt."


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