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OfflineDarK_SavioR
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Proper humidity with reptile supplies?
    #310592 - 05/06/01 04:08 PM (16 years, 24 days ago)

I haven't been cultivating shrooms that long, but I thaught of an interesting way to maintain the proper humidity for those having trouble. I have a few geckos as pets and I had also considered purchasing a chameleon until I found out how hard it is to keep the proper humidity for chameleons. Chameleons, like P. Cubensis, require a humidity around 85%. Chameleons are usually kept in a large, very airiated terrarium though. But, with this in mind I decided to look into the auto-misters and such for chameleons. I found a few, but they're quiet expensive. However, I think it would be an easier but more expensive way of maintaining proper humidity for the more serious mycologists out there. I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to rig one up to your terrarium. Just a thaught though ; ) Here's a link to one of the auto-misters I found http://www.pro-products.com/promistproducts.html
Anyway, post a reply with any comments or further ideas on the subject. Also, you can probably find guides to building auto-misters for chameleons also. It would probably be a LOT cheaper and I'm sure you could modify it to be a nice accessory for your terrarium.



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Re: Proper humidity with reptile supplies? [Re: DarK_SavioR]
    #311006 - 05/07/01 01:35 AM (16 years, 24 days ago)

this has been tried b4, by ryche, and here is a conclusion to that:
How's it working?
Well, this is an update 11-14....the fogger sucks!!! It leaves to heavy of a water layeron the mycelium.He now uses perlite with the air pumped in as above. He never has to mist, only after a flush he mists the casing layer and thesides of the tank, then doens't mist again until the lid is lifted off or he harvests. If you have any comments, question, suggestions, further ideas, etc..., about the Hawk Tank,please feel free to email me, and I'll pass it along to my friend.

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here is the link:
http://www.thehawkseye.com/hawktank/the_hawk_tank.html



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Re: Proper humidity with reptile supplies? [Re: 40oz]
    #311126 - 05/07/01 06:17 AM (16 years, 23 days ago)

maybe you are just going about it all wrong...Those ultrasonic foggers are the same thing as an ultrasonic humidifyer (uses a little transducer plate to excite water molecules and mistify), except for one diffrence, the humidifyer has a fan too. There have been plenty of success with those, with added air exchange. I think you could get the fogger to work if you added some (major) air exchange and put it on a timer. Just fogg it up once in the AM and air it out after a bit.Do the same thing 12 hours later. Of corse you'd probably have to pay a pretty penny for this setup for all the Hepa filters and stuff.
If you had a pretty clean room you could make a casing and have the fog cascade down on it. No tank needed.
If it worked, it would look wicked ass hell in a blacklight, with all that fog and shrooms.
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Edited by anima on 05/07/01 06:18 AM.



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Re: Proper humidity with reptile supplies? [Re: anima]
    #311480 - 05/07/01 05:57 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

Ya, I was worried about it producing too much humidity also... They're commonly used for chameleons and the chameleons usually are in a screened off terrarium. I was also thinking about the timer idea, I currently use a dual fish tank pump and a 60 watt reptile light (about 3 foot above my rubbermaid terrarium) on a timer that will kick them both on for 12 hours. Its worked pretty well for me so far, but I've only harvested two batchs of B strain cubes this way. I haven't been cultivating that long ; ) I was just brain storming about interesting ways of cultivating the shrooms without much manual labor and, in this case, for cultivating larger groups of shrooms. Just a thaught though, for some people humidity doesn't come as easy. Anyway, at least I have something to tinker around with if I ever get too bored.

Also, does anyone know of any good recipes for the inoculation cakes besides the common brown rice ones. the finch seed recipe sounds pretty good, but I don't have a pressure cooker and dunno how well I could trust that recipe. Maybe a more simple recipe using bird/finch seed thats also good. heh, I might be dreaming but if anyone has any good recipes I'd be very pleased if you'd share them.



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