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Offlinegrnsmoke
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HELP HELP
    #369466 - 08/09/01 06:48 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

please help me.... i have been waiting over a week for pins.
Temp is 80 degress F, humidity is high enough to create droplets on top of plexiglass lid. Nothing happening. Is temp too high? If so how can i control it, i have no AC in the house.
I have weather seal along the top edge, and plexiglass was bending so i removed it, leftseal, and replaced normal ice chest lid.

what can i do to induce these pins? I noticed some green on the bottom of one cake, and i removed it, would it take over? I need to pin these things before the mold takes over and ruins my entire project.

please help.

thanks

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Re: HELP HELP [Re: grnsmoke]
    #369480 - 08/09/01 07:25 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Pinning is induced by several variables. Cooler tempatures, increased air exchange, and lighting. Make sure your fanning several times a day and giving them a few hours of light a day. You may try to lower the temp in your terrarium for half a day or so as well.

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Re: HELP HELP [Re: grnsmoke]
    #369485 - 08/09/01 07:33 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

I am in the humid lowcountry and even WITH AC its hard to get my casings under 80 degrees . . .what I am doing (someone more experienced please correct me if I am screwing up) is putting one of those plastic freezer things you put in coolers in the terrarium, rotating them 1-2x per day as needed to keep the temp around 75.
This is my first batch, so we'll see how it goes. I am already impatient for pins after 1 day.

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Re: HELP HELP [Re: AbeZard]
    #369491 - 08/09/01 07:42 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

You could try cold shocking by putting them in the fridge overnight.

Aside from that, make sure they are getting lots of fresh air.

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Re: HELP HELP [Re: grnsmoke]
    #369495 - 08/09/01 08:19 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

if you rig up an air pump that cools it significantly.

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Re: HELP HELP [Re: grnsmoke]
    #369782 - 08/10/01 10:33 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

grnsmoke:
man I dunno if this is feasible.. but it sounds like you're living in a warm place..
if it is humid enough... ie. not a fucking desert...
stick the container outside, in permanent shade.. [ let the ambient light pin 'em.. that is how they do it in the wild ].. and maybe lift the lid a lil' bit to increase air exchange + make sure the sides are opaque so the light won't cause pins to grow where you don't want .

it is cleaner outside than inside... so don't worry about contams.



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