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How to keep the grow warm?
    #3437906 - 12/02/04 04:21 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

I just got my spores and am going to start some cakes tomorrow. I keep my house at 60 degrees F in the winter. This is too cold for shrooms, right? If so, how do I keep the grow warm?


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3437911 - 12/02/04 04:22 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

search for tit, tnt. or heat bomb, the tnt is best though.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Psychoslut]
    #3437995 - 12/02/04 04:38 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

hmmmm... I wonder if I could use my old 20 gallon fishtank heater and pump to make a tnt with.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3438005 - 12/02/04 04:39 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

If you had a 20 gal pump and heater, you could make a TiT for $6 and be growin like a pro.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3438062 - 12/02/04 04:50 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)



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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3438069 - 12/02/04 04:51 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

what would I spend the $6 on?


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3438076 - 12/02/04 04:52 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

$3 for each tub for a TiT


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3438077 - 12/02/04 04:52 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

the tubs


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3438078 - 12/02/04 04:52 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

you don't really need a pump... just a fishtank heater... something like 50-100w, preferably with a remote sensor for heat.
TnT Tek

you can apply that to a PMP as well..

PMP Tek

just set your PMP in like its a TnT.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3438082 - 12/02/04 04:53 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

Do you have an ELECTRIC BLANKET?
Can be had for a few bucks @ thift stores.

Dung for FREE


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: lesstutrey]
    #3438084 - 12/02/04 04:53 PM (12 years, 6 days ago)

Yea apply the pump to a PMP. But if you're anal like magash you can put it in your TiT ;]


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: lesstutrey]
    #3441601 - 12/03/04 12:04 PM (12 years, 5 days ago)

I actually have two 20 gallon fishtanks in storage in the basement, with two pumps and two heaters. The heaters are the kind that grip the lip of the tank and hang into the water. They are not completely submersible. How do I rig a heater into a tnt without it being completely underwater? Use a smaller inner tub?


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3442249 - 12/03/04 02:54 PM (12 years, 5 days ago)

I have a question related to this too. I am currently using the TnT method and the inner tub is almost fully submerged in the outer tub (its not floating on top of the water). I previously used a heating blanket, which wasn't very effetive because it didn't maintain a constant temperature (shut off after an hour and would occasionally go up to the high 90s). But my main problem is that my fishtank heater only goes up to 90 degrees so that is what I have it set to because the thermometer/hygrometer in my inner tubs says that the temperature in there is only 75 though. Is there any way that I can bump that up 10 degrees somehow? My fishtank heater is a 50 watt one. Is that too weak?

I know its ideally supossed to be 86, but all I can get is 75. Im not so worried about the extra time it will take for the mycelium to fully colonize the jar. Im more worried about when I go to fruit having too drop the temp because the pf tek Im using say to drop it from 86 to 70-75, and since I'm already AT 75 I dont know whether I'd have to drop it to like 65 or just leave it at 75.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: punkgod94]
    #3443923 - 12/03/04 11:39 PM (12 years, 5 days ago)

what I did was bought a square heating pad, put the jars in a shallow box, wrapped the box in a towel and put the heating pad on top, covered with another towel. I got the heating pad at walmart for 10 bucks. I use a cheap fishtank thermometer furthest away from the heating pad, and it says the jars are always betweek 80 and 85... My house is about 60 or 65 too.


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3449058 - 12/05/04 09:08 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Just built a tnt with two 68L tubs and a 100 fishtank heater. It works great! thanks all. Now to start the PFTec so I have something to put in it...


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Re: How to keep the grow warm? [Re: Funkstah]
    #3449898 - 12/05/04 02:01 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Quote:

scottum said:
I just got my spores and am going to start some cakes tomorrow. I keep my house at 60 degrees F in the winter. This is too cold for shrooms, right? If so, how do I keep the grow warm?




PF says;
These fungi grow well at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. PF has even seen them growing perfectly at temperatures cooler than 60 degrees. They grow slowly when they are cool. When warm or at heated room temperature, they grow very fast. Strive for a growing temperature between 65 and the upper 80's. A too hot terrarium will result in lots of spreading mycelium, but no fruiting.

I just harvested my first flush, which was grown at 65-68F. It produced 50 grams wet.



IMHO heaters are for folks in a hurry. You get to harvest a few days earlier. I just want a flush now and then for my own enjoyment, and perhaps a buddy or 2. All the extra machinery isn't needed for my little micro farm. To each his own.


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