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OfflineProphetMckenna
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Please help a mushroom advocate
    #3761895 - 02/10/05 02:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)


I guess what I'm trying to find out is what is the best way to "heat" a growing chamber? My apartment temp is usually 70 degrees. I need 85 for the first stages of growth. Also I was curious about how often air exchange needs to be made early on. I thought they thrive on Co2 ? ALso if they need to be in complete darkness, How do you check their status? Thank you


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InvisibleDNKYD
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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: ProphetMckenna]
    #3761905 - 02/10/05 03:03 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Tub in tub is what I use. Two 18 gallon tubs. One has water in the bottom with a 200w submersible fish tank heater that has a temp dial control on the power cord. I use it for incubating and fruiting.


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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: DNKYD]
    #3761924 - 02/10/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have a container in my desk drawer with a small heating pad underneath it. Keep it at a constant 82!

If you want pics let me know...


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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: ProphetMckenna]
    #3761950 - 02/10/05 03:19 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

1st off...build an incubator to start colonizing your jars.
You can worry about the fruiting chamber later.

Simple Incubator:
I suggest using 2 rubbermaid containers and a submersible aquarium heater.
And a temp guage to read the temp inside the incubator.

I like to use one small and one large rubbermaid container so the aquarium heater doesn't have a chance to get smashed.


Put your submersible aquarium heater inside the bottom larger rubbermaid.


Then add your water to the bottom container with the aquarium heater.

Then put the smaller container inside the larger container.


Plug the aquarium heater in.
Put the temp gauge inside the incubator...in the top container.
Play around with the temp setting on the submersible aquarium heater til you get the inside of your incubator at 81 to 83 degrees F.
This might take several hours.

Put your jars in the top container and shut the lid...done.
You just built an incubator.

Good luck!~


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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: ProphetMckenna]
    #3761958 - 02/10/05 03:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)



I also use a 45 gal tub in tub.Tnt is the best way to start IMO.

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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: KaptKid]
    #3762109 - 02/10/05 03:49 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I've got mine in a 18 pack case on the top of my computer monitor. They stay at about 82 degrees and are almost fully colonized. It's frikkin fungus, it's bound to grow. Not to mention I'm too poor to even afford a plastic tub. Hell that beer box is from the last time I've even had beer.
Moral of the story,
Send me money.... or beer.


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Re: Please help a mushroom advocate [Re: Woland]
    #3762255 - 02/10/05 04:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Tub in tub is the best method IMHO. I tried using a heating pad but there were too many problems. Too hot near the pad, temp fluctuations-hot days made the temp go above 100, cold days made the temp go too far down. Tub in tub is very easy to make and keeps the stuff at a constant temp.


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