Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Humidity Meter, Hygrometer, Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 63
Last seen: 15 years, 4 months
Thought this might interest you
    #318826 - 05/16/01 09:11 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

I'm still a newbie of sorts. I have successfully colonized cakes and have had successful fruiting as well, however, not as much yield as I planned on, and my cakes would dry out and shrink right after the first flush.

I have a fairly airtight aquarium which has perlite to humidify. I realize now that my humidity gauge was not telling me that I needed more moisture. Now, after dunking my cakes and birthing a fresh one, I have added water daily to my perlite and am getting an extremely healthy flush this time around.
I just had to post this to state that you should never completely trust those humidity gauges.

Hope this didn't bore you too much.




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
NASA trainedpsychonaut
Registered: 05/22/02
Posts: 617
Loc: The Great White North
Re: Thought this might interest you [Re: Shroomdude]
    #760045 - 07/19/02 09:16 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

You're referring to analog hygrometers, correct? If so, they're notoriously inaccurate...especially at very high humidity.

Remember, RadioShack is your friend


It may look like a button mushroom right now, but wait until you see how it grows!

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Registered: 12/29/01
Posts: 559
Loc: Born on a mountain, Raise...
Re: Thought this might interest you [Re: Shroomdude]
    #760426 - 07/19/02 11:22 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

I started out with the same problem. My first try almost
crashed because of a bad gauge and it wasn't an analog. It
was a little red digital gauge that said "Sper Scientific" on it
from technika.com Beware of those cheap little peices of
junk! Mine went to 99 % when it was actually in the 80's
Worst thing is you can't calibrate them. ($22.50 wasted)
On the other hand I have found some cheap analogs for
3 bucks each that were accurate after they were calibrated
as long as they weren't dropped or handled roughly. Shipping
them in the mail almost always knocked them off where they
had to be re-calibrated. But then they work fine again.
But I agree, Radio Shack is the way to go. Just make sure and
look at the range on the back of the box. The difference
between the $20 gauge and the $30 remote sensor is 10
bucks well spent.
Hope that helps someone out there.

The rest of those, who have gone before us,
cannot settle the unrest of those who follow.
(Finding Forrester)

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Humidity Meter, Hygrometer, Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Checking Your Hygrometer Calibration Nighted 2,176 2 02/26/02 08:24 AM
by cookiewhore
* hygrometer - digital versus analog kukusz 952 5 05/31/03 11:20 AM
by kukusz
* how do you calibrate humidity gagues? euginer 591 2 03/07/02 05:27 PM
by angryshroom
* Calibration of Analog Hygrometer... Mklangelo 1,366 8 11/16/01 02:42 PM
by Mklangelo
* Digital Hygrometer+ Analog. which is right? Mdubya 1,259 3 12/10/02 05:47 PM
by cheesenoonions
* Calibrating electronic hygrometer CrabbyAss 805 7 08/24/03 10:09 PM
by wicish1
* digital or analog hygrometer? DiarYofaMadmaN 1,001 6 03/18/03 06:43 AM
by greenshaman
* ? about radioshack hygrometer Chemical_Smile 741 2 03/17/02 09:47 PM
by cookiewhore

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
634 topic views. 34 members, 158 guests and 32 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.029 seconds spending 0.008 seconds on 19 queries.