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increasing humidity?
    #3389872 - 11/20/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

quick question for y'all
i have some cakes in the fruiting chamber which consists of a rubbermaid container (one of the big ones), with perlite on the bottom (pretty moist), with 2 airstones in it with a fish tank pump.
Now, the temperature remains around 75F from what the thermometer says, but the humidity is really low, around 60%. I have the rubbermaid container covered pretty tightly with saran wrap to keep in the humidity (seems to be not working or something tho) and i only take it off to fan. If i feel the sides of the rubbermaid container it is pretty dry, and the only part thats fairly humid is the way bottom next to the perlite...

any suggestions as to what could be going on and how i can fix this problem with the lack of humidity?

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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: tps]
    #3389895 - 11/20/04 06:09 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

how many inches of perlite do you have and how many inches of water?


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: derx]
    #3390157 - 11/20/04 07:28 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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derx said:
how many inches of perlite do you have and how many inches of water?



after reading thru some of the perlite tek's i realized i had way too much water in there, so i made it like an inch of perlite and a 1/4 of water, just enough so its really moist and drips a little when you pick it up, but not so moist that there is puddles everywhere.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: tps]
    #3390296 - 11/20/04 08:24 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

Most teks I read suggest 2" perlite, 1/4-1/2" of water. That's what I have and I'm at about 80-90% humidity and still working on it.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: Tripster]
    #3390866 - 11/20/04 11:09 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

add a ultra sonic into the pmp? maybe its a bit of work? cost? i have a pmp im setting up and im going to use my ultra sonic along with a wand and air pump.. maybe its not what most people..


Edited by djred (11/20/04 11:12 PM)


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: djred]
    #3390870 - 11/20/04 11:12 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

there is NO need to add a humidifier to a PMP


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: djred]
    #3390879 - 11/20/04 11:14 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

heres a tip
if you lower the temp by just a couple of degrees you will
increase the relative humidity


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: djred]
    #3390880 - 11/20/04 11:14 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

For what it is worth go and buy an ultra sonic humidifier. Every one who wants to grow an abundance of shrooms should buy the thirty five dollar piece of vital equipment


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: derx]
    #3390883 - 11/20/04 11:15 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

ok dunno just throwing out ideas. well if he is low on humidity then why not? if i have 1 laying around couldn't i use it? or is it just not what people do? for making a pmp. i know what a pmp is,but if having rh problems..just ideas..


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: djred]
    #3391476 - 11/21/04 01:34 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

sure if he has a spare one around why not use it. But its nonsense to spend $30 on a piece of equipment he could get away without just by using perlite the correct way. Obviously if he has that low of humidity with perlite he is not using it correctly. It sounded as if he had a ton of water in there. It seems like he has fixed his problem. We will find out tommorow whether or not he has.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: derx]
    #3391534 - 11/21/04 01:51 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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I have the rubbermaid container covered pretty tightly with saran wrap to keep in the humidity (seems to be not working or something tho) and i only take it off to fan.




you got an airpump with bubblewands going 24/7 you don't need to fan, thats probably why your humidity is low... the air pump provides the fresh air and makes fanning useless.. The pmp is the as magash says also the lazymans pod. try not fanning and see if your RH goes up.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: lesstutrey]
    #3393319 - 11/21/04 05:17 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

thank you all for the suggestions, I will be looking into getting a humidifier in the future for more grows, but for this one after taking out most of the water, i checked today and noticed the humidity has increased A LOT.

seems the problem has been solved, thank you all for thhe help.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: tps]
    #3393330 - 11/21/04 05:19 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

good job


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: basidospores]
    #3393395 - 11/21/04 05:40 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

If you bake your perlite until its dry, and then add the correct amount of water it should go up. I was having similar problems until I did this. With only perlite my chamber is 90-100% all the time.


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Re: increasing humidity? [Re: basidospores]
    #3393402 - 11/21/04 05:42 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

i must say your avatar is by far the best ive seen tps, that some crazy shit. and good luck on keeping the rh up man it can be a bitch sometime, atleast it has troubled me for the short time ive been growing.


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