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Incubation questions
    #3316916 - 11/03/04 10:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have a tub-in-tub set up to incubate my PF jars. Two rubbermaid containers where the bottom one contains water and a submersible aquarium heater.

The air in the top chamber that holds the PF jars had a temp of about 82. The concern I was having was the surface area of the jars felt very warm to the touch. So I placed a clean towel in the bottom of the chamber and placed the inoculated jars on top of it in hopes to keep the area that was in direct contact with jars a bit cooler.

The result of this is that the overall air temp in the chamber rose to around 86. I lowered the heater gauge a bit.

My questions are 1) are there any contam risks using the towel and 2) if I didnt use the towel, would the fact that the jars feel warm to the touch cause any problems with the mycelium(keep in my the air temp will still be b/w 84 - 86)

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Re: Incubation questions [Re: RootedGrowth]
    #3316941 - 11/03/04 10:25 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

86F?  that's still a good incubation temperature for cubies. :wink:  I hope that answers all your questions.

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Re: Incubation questions [Re: Sam1912]
    #3317010 - 11/03/04 10:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I know the air temp of 86 is pretty good. My concern was the towel causing contamination issues. If I do not use the towel it seems that the jars themselves are warmer than 86. In other words, the bottom of the container is hotter than the actual air due to the heater and water directly below it. The reason I put the towel in the chamber was to reduce that direct exchange of heat. Is it possible for the jars to get hotter than the actual air temp due to this set up?


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Re: Incubation questions [Re: RootedGrowth]
    #3317077 - 11/03/04 10:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

oh yeah.. that.. keep it dry and you'll be fine.

and no. direct HX you refer to is called conduction. Glass will not get hotter than surroundings. But if the glass is touching something hot, that portion will get hotter. In your case, I am almost certain you don't have myc damage. Plastic and glass are relatively poor heat conductors(actually, glass is liquid and it should be called convection). So, inside of the jar would've warm up much slower than glass surface.

Don't worry about it for now. You should be in the green on temps. It's very very hard to get temp above thermal death using an aquarium heater.

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Re: Incubation questions [Re: Sam1912]
    #3317102 - 11/03/04 10:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

So would ya say I could just take the towel out?


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Re: Incubation questions [Re: Sam1912]
    #3317105 - 11/03/04 10:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah puttinmg them on a towel was a good idea as long as it stays dry cause if the ouside of the jar is hot to the touch it could definitely kill myc good idea and yeah it should be fine i drape a towel over top of mine and i just change it every 3-5 days when ever i check my jars basicly or if it starts to feel even like it wants to be damp

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Re: Incubation questions [Re: phantasm]
    #3317139 - 11/03/04 10:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sounds good, thanks guys!


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