Home | Community | Message Board


Azarius
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinehooperdooper3
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 61
Last seen: 9 years, 8 months
My glass heat tek, what you think?
    #4005756 - 04/02/05 07:03 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I don't know what works better, glass or plastic.. but heres a really simple tek if you want to use glass.


Suppies (costs under 20 bucks):

Sobe ($1.50). 8 inch submersible aquarium heater ($13). Teflon tape ($.88). 100% silicone aquarium sealer ($3).

Steps:

1. Drink Sobe

2. Clean the bottle and fill with water to about the bottom of the iguana tail on the bottle. (the glass lizard, not the sticker one)

3. Wrap the aquarium heater with the teflon tape until it is just a little bit bigger than the sobe opening so that you can twist it into the bottle.

4. Inster the heater into the bottle by twisting it in carefully and when the heater is almost flush with the bottle opening, seal around it with the silicone.

5. Wait a while, if you wanna be safe, wait overnight, or if you're like me.... 2 hours and I haven't had a leak, but i don't recommend rushing things.

To conclude, I take no credit for the heatbomb design, I just have an alternative to the original that is really easy, cheap, and less of a fire hazard. I really don't know how well this will work compared to the plastic design, but I will be sure to let y'all know.

peace


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehooperdooper3
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 61
Last seen: 9 years, 8 months
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4005950 - 04/02/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

No response huh? oh well.

If anyone else has experience with glass heatbombs, let me know how you find the right temp for your incubator. I'm having trouble figuring out where in the box to take the temp.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHolydiver
Stranger
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/20/01
Posts: 5,156
Loc: The midnight sea
Trusted Cultivator
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4005954 - 04/02/05 08:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I'm not really familiar with the heat bomb anyway, but I get the general idea of aquarium heater in a bottle.

How is this any different? Just curious.


--------------------
To find a place to live between the negatives and positives.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCiv
Pinning
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 2,509
Loc: California
Last seen: 1 year, 7 months
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4005961 - 04/02/05 08:08 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

No response huh? oh well.

If anyone else has experience with glass heatbombs, let me know how you find the right temp for your incubator. I'm having trouble figuring out where in the box to take the temp.




Yeah we talked about sobes when ohm first posted the heatbomb tek. I used a sobe with a 7.5watt heater in it for 3 months. Now I use Milk Jugs with 20watt heaters. The heatbomb is more of a temp regulator, I don't rely on them to do the work, just keep it steady.


--------------------
"...Gal's seem to hate the thought of blending chicken shit in a blender.
So, wash it well afterwards & DON'T tell them..."  -Agar


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehooperdooper3
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 61
Last seen: 9 years, 8 months
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: Holydiver]
    #4005967 - 04/02/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

not really that dif. I just used a glass bottle instead, and find teflon tape to be the easiest to work with for making the heater fit snug. When I tried the original tek the hardest thing was getting the heater to fit well. Just a cheap easy alternitive to the original. I'm also trying to find out if anyone else uses a glass heatbomb and what advantages/disadvantages they have noticed.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehooperdooper3
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 61
Last seen: 9 years, 8 months
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4005981 - 04/02/05 08:14 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

what do you mean, "I don't rely on them to do the work, just keep it steady"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineKaptKid
Spaced Pirate
Male User Gallery

Registered: 12/11/03
Posts: 6,248
Loc: Bright Side of the Sun
Last seen: 1 month, 4 days
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: Civ]
    #4006197 - 04/02/05 09:21 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Civ said:
Quote:

I don't rely on them to do the work, just keep it steady.




? ?? ??? ???? ..... ......


:sun:


--------------------
Child of the 60's, Tripping ever since.


:sun:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinespud303
Pizza Punk.
Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 124
Loc: 303
Last seen: 6 years, 1 month
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: KaptKid]
    #4006651 - 04/02/05 11:04 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

"No response in one hour, better re-post"


--------------------
this is my signature.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblechunder
marker

Registered: 08/11/02
Posts: 965
Loc: The City
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: spud303]
    #4006675 - 04/02/05 11:13 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I use a sealed heatbomb in a coleman cooler and it keeps temps very steady. I always wondered why people went to the trouble of building Tub-in-Tub incubators when heatbombs work so perfectly when used in an insulated container like a cooler.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRoadkill
Retired Shroomery Mod
Male User Gallery

Registered: 12/11/01
Posts: 22,598
Loc: Snoqualmie, Wa.
Trusted Cultivator
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: chunder]
    #4008771 - 04/03/05 04:35 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

chunder said:

I use a sealed heatbomb in a coleman cooler and it keeps temps very steady. I always wondered why people went to the trouble of building Tub-in-Tub incubators when heatbombs work so perfectly when used in an insulated container like a cooler.




I have always wondered why people waste their time building a heatbomb.  :smirk:


--------------------
Laterz, Road

Who the hell you callin crazy?
You wouldn't know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating froot loops on your front porch!


Brainiac said:
PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePawPaw
Picktish TexasStyle....

Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 8,243
Loc: was born down in the sout...
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4008804 - 04/03/05 04:45 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I just turn the light on in my closet if i need to incubate :smirk:
I dont use a terrarium either...i just do a open air casing
Of course you have to keep tabs on the humidity levels by leaving the lid open just right :thumbup:
I dont get all technical and complicate things...plus im hardcore lazy and i learned most of that from Roadkill :tongue2:


--------------------
Come to Paw Paws place there will be no sleeping tonight

Eric just wants to catch reds ..
Don?t look back, don?t look back
He?s right on your trail
Don?t look back, don?t look back
He?s just a step away from hell
WDYWFM?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRoadkill
Retired Shroomery Mod
Male User Gallery

Registered: 12/11/01
Posts: 22,598
Loc: Snoqualmie, Wa.
Trusted Cultivator
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: PawPaw]
    #4008816 - 04/03/05 04:48 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

pleezr used to keep his jars in the cabinet over his frig...and on top of his frig.
and he had really fast colonization times.

there is no right or wrong way to colonize jars!~

its whatever works for you!~

Luv ya pa bro!~


--------------------
Laterz, Road

Who the hell you callin crazy?
You wouldn't know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating froot loops on your front porch!


Brainiac said:
PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePawPaw
Picktish TexasStyle....

Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 8,243
Loc: was born down in the sout...
Re: My glass heat tek, what you think? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4008830 - 04/03/05 04:51 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I used the cabinet over my stove that had a light underneath it...It kept my jars at perfect colonisation temps


--------------------
Come to Paw Paws place there will be no sleeping tonight

Eric just wants to catch reds ..
Don?t look back, don?t look back
He?s right on your trail
Don?t look back, don?t look back
He?s just a step away from hell
WDYWFM?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Pint Glass PF TEK (irish tek) TheLegend 3,593 11 03/23/06 08:52 AM
by blackout
* Colonization Heating teks? lordlovely 624 4 09/29/01 01:32 AM
by Jammer
* heating tek MycoDorkus 499 1 10/29/01 10:31 PM
by MycoDorkus
* Heating Martha GH Flop Johnson 737 4 03/01/07 02:26 PM
by etam
* Pint Glass Tek? 4bin 558 3 03/15/05 03:47 PM
by Roadkill
* Incubation Heating Methods Silven 1,295 12 10/01/04 03:30 PM
by Rockstar69
* Heating Issue Ghosty 596 8 06/05/05 10:33 PM
by Ghosty
* introducing the 'heatbomb'
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 all )
ohmatic 43,668 110 06/19/16 11:42 AM
by bodhisatta

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
1,115 topic views. 48 members, 235 guests and 58 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.05 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.