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Humidity question...Help !
    #4088697 - 04/23/05 04:14 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hey there,
I can't seem to get my humidity up to the reccomended amount...
here's my setup:





Here's a nice battery operated flourescent light I'm using (Lowes)



The cakes in question...all birthed on different days (the one in the top left looks a little weird because it was cut in half to remove a small section that was not completely colonized....1st birth and got a little anxious !!):



And my cheap ass thermometer/hydrometer:



Only getting between 87% and 92% humidity and thats with books stacked on top to create a more airtight chamber (this apparently isn't working):


Any suggestions ? Please help !!!

Thanks in advance...friendliest forum I'v ever been a part of !


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: Turned_To_Stone]
    #4088704 - 04/23/05 04:16 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I doubt your "cheap ass" hygrometer is 100% accurate.  If its reading 87%-92% Rh, then its probably safe to assume you're perfectly fine... GL bro :stoned:


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: Turned_To_Stone]
    #4088712 - 04/23/05 04:21 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

What's the accuracy of the hygrometer? Some hygrometers can range as high as +/- 5%. Check the owner's manual or look on the manufacturer's website for this information.

You shouldn't have to make that chamber air tight to get the humidity levels where they need to be. I run at 100% using a plastic container with casing mix only. I can tell you with 100% accuracy that my containers are not 100% air tight.


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #4088716 - 04/23/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for the positive words NeedMoreSleep...being new I need all the reassuring I can get !


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: Turned_To_Stone]
    #4088723 - 04/23/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:thumbup: NP bro! :stoned:


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #4088801 - 04/23/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

thats quite a setup you got there. whats with the garbage bag around the chamber?

to get the humidity up, just mist the walls of the chamber. if it keeps drying out, then you container just isnt air tight enough, and your going to have to start shopping around for a better one.


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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: Abermelin]
    #4088852 - 04/23/05 05:11 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hey Abermelin,
Thanks for the input. I'll try the misting and see if that helps. I put the black garbage bag around the chamber to try and make it where light only comes through the top...the sides of my chamber were clear and I thought you were supposed to only allow light in from the top...am I mistaken in that assumption ?

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Re: Humidity question...Help ! [Re: Turned_To_Stone]
    #4089087 - 04/23/05 06:46 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

well, im not sure what your doing as far as fruiting goes, but the containers your casings are sitting in should be solid so it doesnt pin on the bottom, the box itself can be clear. If your just fruiting the cakes, then yeah, a garbage bag would make sense.


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