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Thought this might interest you
    #318826 - 05/16/01 09:11 PM (21 years, 14 days 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.




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Re: Thought this might interest you [Re: Shroomdude]
    #760045 - 07/19/02 09:16 PM (19 years, 10 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


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Re: Thought this might interest you [Re: Shroomdude]
    #760426 - 07/19/02 11:22 PM (19 years, 10 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.

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cannot settle the unrest of those who follow.
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