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How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber?
    #3451797 - 12/05/04 10:38 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I have a grow chamber that can fit 2 casing containers I bought.

The concern I am having is, the 2 containers take up most of the base of the terrarium, not leaving much perlite exposed directly to the air.

Would this hurt my humidity significantly?


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: RootedGrowth]
    #3451843 - 12/05/04 10:46 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

hmmmmmm. good question. i would think it to actually effect it. bt i could be wrong. so how bout this go buy one more container and then no worries.


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3451856 - 12/05/04 10:48 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Use an air pump through the perlite and prop the trays up on stilts/pillars via cups or something above the perlite


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3451858 - 12/05/04 10:48 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Well I think I either need to buy some smaller casing containers, a bigger terrarium, or just put one casing in each terrarium(which is just silly).

Of those 3, I guess I just need smaller casings until I get a martha stewart.  :frown:


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3451861 - 12/05/04 10:49 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Ideally you want as much exposed perlite as possible but here's a link to the grow log section where a guy had a similar setup as to what you're talking about with great results. http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...e=0&fpart=1


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: RootedGrowth]
    #3451862 - 12/05/04 10:49 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Excellent idea Spliff, thanks bro!


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: RootedGrowth]
    #3452486 - 12/06/04 12:53 AM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I'd say you don't really need much. I had 2 casings that basically covered the whole area of perlite but still had plenty of humidity in my terrarium for the casings to fruit. I don't have a hygrometer to test how much humidity there was but there was sweat on the sides of the walls with the occasional rundown.


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Re: How much surface area of perlite needs to be open when using casings in a grow chamber? [Re: Shroomsbrrr]
    #3452500 - 12/06/04 12:55 AM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I also agree you dont need much, but if you're truely worried you should elevate the cakes/casings off the perlite. You can do this with wire fence mesh sold at any hardware store. It is like chicken wire.


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