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Dream setup?
    #3251096 - 10/19/04 12:38 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I'm sick of all of this McGyver bullshit with Styrofoam coolers and aquarium parts. I'm much more interested in the science of mycology than I am in the construction of inaccurate ducttape-and-chewinggum lab equipment. What are the most refined, accurate, and reliable grow rooms y'all have seen?

In other words, given $1000 (give or take) and an average-sized closet, what would you build? Yield is of minimal concern (a hard trip a week would be adequate), but precision of environmental monitoring and control are.


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Re: Dream setup? [Re: Evilredcup]
    #3251120 - 10/19/04 12:48 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

if you only want a small amount of yield why would you spend so much money on a setup?

$69.95, Cave with humidity control, Continental US Shipping Included

that with a pressure cooker should provide you with the results you need, although Ive had no problem with my McGuyver methods. GL


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Re: Dream setup? [Re: beejay]
    #3251141 - 10/19/04 12:55 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

If you want to spend lots of money, go ahead hire a few engineers. You can easily blow $5000 on design and labor. Hell, you can even build a clean room if you really want to spend thousands of dollars, get anti-contamination suits, large compressors and air lines and such.

If you want to build a clean grow room and work rooms, this isn't a place for you. You'll need someone with skills, not only to conceive, but construct as well. You want a professional job, hire a professional. Don't ask for advice and then turn around and say it's crappy.

Personally, I'm offended a bit, because every idea I have, I had to spend number of hours to simplify and make it practical. You want to do away with "inaccurate ducttape-and-chewinggum lab equipment", I suggest you find yourself a contractor.


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Re: Dream setup? [Re: Sam1912]
    #3251182 - 10/19/04 01:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You spend your 1000 bucks, I will stick to my McGyver bullshit and have a good laugh thinking about the 1000 bucks I saved while i'm tripping balls.

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Re: Dream setup? [Re: Evilredcup]
    #3251196 - 10/19/04 01:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Given the fact that this site is essentially based around the casual (and therefore NOT professional) mushroom grower, your post seems just a tad out of place.

If yield is of minimal concern and you're tired of "MacGyver bullshit" go buy a syringe and a Mycobag. :rolleyes:

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Re: Dream setup? [Re: mushrea]
    #3251218 - 10/19/04 01:18 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

McGyver was awesome, don't knock his talent.

McGyver could make a terrarium out of a paperclip, match box, and a pair of soiled underware.

Anyway, why would you want to have something so high tech to grow something that has been growing in nature for thousands of years? I mean.. you aren't going to get any better results if you had a $50,000 lab other than more space to grow.

You already said you're only interested in one hard trip per week. If you fixed up 12 jars and inoculated them, waited a week and did another 12, and then just keep innoculating 12 more jars every 2 or 3 weeks you would have a constant supply of mushrooms. Way more than enough for one hard trip per week. On top of all this it would only cost you around $90 for everything to set it up probably. It's not like you're differing from what you'd get in a professional set-up as long as you maintain your sterility.

So get innoculating.

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Re: Dream setup? [Re: Silven]
    #3251228 - 10/19/04 01:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

How about your own tropical island to grow on. We could all pitch in and buy one.


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Re: Dream setup? [Re: Evilredcup]
    #3251236 - 10/19/04 01:27 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

martha stewart setup is pretty cheap and is nice and professional...but if you want 1 hard trip per week then all you need to do is run a bulk grow once or twice and you are set for ages. have you really done any research on shroom growing??


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