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Offlinemitemouse
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Any Suggestions?
    #3096976 - 09/06/04 12:54 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I currently have 90 pounds of some really good mushroom compost and about 15 mycobags that i will use for spawn. what i really want to do is to have the least amount of maintenance and have a good flushes. I am planning on buying 10-15 18 gallon rubbermaids and setting up a powerful air pump(Rena 400) to all the rubbermaids. Im going to construct the rubbermaid to have a CO2 drain hole right above the substrate and a clear top for light to come in.
what else should i plan on doing to make this set up automatic?
any suggestions are welcome!

My lights will be on timers, should my air pump be too?


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3097087 - 09/06/04 01:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think your air pump may need to be all the time if its serving 10-15 rubbermaids.

With that much spawn I fear you are going to run afoul of spreading yourself too thin. Especially if you case.


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: utopianglory]
    #3097156 - 09/06/04 01:26 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

what do you mean by "spreading yourself too thin". Is 15 bags not enough for 90 pounds of compost?


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098063 - 09/06/04 07:48 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

wow. good luck with that.
i assume this isn't your first time?


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098066 - 09/06/04 07:53 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Screw a airpump just do open air casings...it will take some attention so they dont dry out but your going for a first flush harvest evidently so why even have a air pump?


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098074 - 09/06/04 08:06 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hmm, what are you gonna do with so much shrooms. Stock a lifetime supply of shrooms??


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: bastard_turtle]
    #3098075 - 09/06/04 08:09 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I suggest donating them to old people who've never tripped.

Think how bad it would be to live your whole life and then die without ever trippin'. That would suck.


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098118 - 09/06/04 09:05 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

mitemouse said:
what do you mean by "spreading yourself too thin". Is 15 bags not enough for 90 pounds of compost?




I mean that managing this grow is going to be quite tough. If you want to case them then you are going to be spending a lot of time with your tubs and you may find yourself unable to focus on each tub well enough to get the most out of them.


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098203 - 09/06/04 10:07 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

christ on a stick you are gonna have a bunch of shrooms

I would leave that air pump on constantly

I have a similar setup (although smaller) and leave the pump on all the time. Keeps the air moving and the humidity stays right up where its supposed to be. I just have aliminum foil baking pans with the casings inside the tubs with perlite on the bottom

works like a charm

good luck - let me know how it works out for you


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: KaptainK]
    #3098412 - 09/06/04 11:25 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

no this isnt my first time and of course im giving them away. I just want to grow once and get everything i need for a year. I dont want to have to worry about being caught up with maintaining a system and keeping it hidden for awhile. I rather only be paranoid for a month!

Hey Alounacara,
how do open air casings work? Do i just do all the fanning and misting by myself?
Cause i want a system where im not touching it till its ready to picked.


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3098443 - 09/06/04 11:51 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Also how should i incubate 10-15 rubbermaids? Should i let them sit there and let them generate their own heat OR put a space heater in the room where they will be?


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3099057 - 09/06/04 02:51 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

bump


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Re: Any Suggestions? [Re: mitemouse]
    #3099092 - 09/06/04 03:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

incubate them in the terrarium, with the lid closed, the airpump off, and a black plastic sheet over the top. they'll be cosy without a heater, and the middle guys might overheat.

good luck with your project - i assume you are growing oyster mushrooms?


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