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InvisibleBigwelby
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Perlite Humidification
    #377307 - 08/23/01 09:40 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

With perlite humidification it seems to me as though it would be hard to maintain a certain humidity, especially if having to open the chamber a few times daily to fan for air exchange. Is it best to have some form of heat in the terrarium to help keep the moisture up? I'm interested in knowing how all of you set your rigs up because i want to build mine right the first time.



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Re: Perlite Humidification [Re: Bigwelby]
    #377334 - 08/23/01 10:18 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

with perlite you need to fan it 3-5 times a day. Yes, you can use other methods that will not require you to fan, or you could buy a growing kit like McMan's Hydra-pod (myco-tek.com) Heat keeps the moisture up? No, you don't need a heat source, unless you're in a cold climate. Some people put a cup of water into their terrariums and then put a light into the water... This keeps it warm and keeeps humidity up. Most people just use perlite, and fan. It's the price you've gotta pay for shrooms...

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InvisibleBigwelby
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Re: Perlite Humidification [Re: Shiznitz]
    #377356 - 08/23/01 10:52 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

cool. I don't care fanning at all...i just thought with all that opening/closing of the terrarium it would lost a lot of the humidity in the air, but if ya say it works it does!

the temp around my place is about 60-70 degrees and i can't imagine a bunch of wet perlite sitting in a case making things very humid...but we'll see i guess



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OfflineTheShroomster
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Re: Perlite Humidification [Re: Bigwelby]
    #377371 - 08/23/01 11:07 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

hey budy

for your info. I have use 20 gal container with perlite before, and timed it to see how long it takes to get 90 % humidy. after aplying wet perlite it to 3-5 minutes. wow thats fast. buy a humidy guage. when it starts to get low add water and h2o2.

hope this info helps



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Re: Perlite Humidification [Re: TheShroomster]
    #377418 - 08/24/01 12:18 AM (16 years, 1 month ago)

i find 2 daily sprayings is good w/ perlite. pertlite
should be kept damp all over but without ne loose water.
keeping it drained does wonders.


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