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OfflineOaxacana
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Hydrapod worth $185
    #420912 - 10/10/01 02:39 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Does anyone know if the Hydrapod is worth the $185 price tag? Being able to go 2 weeks without any maintenance would be great if it actually works.


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Offlinejonnyshaggs420
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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Oaxacana]
    #421497 - 10/10/01 11:23 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

As far as materials and labor goes. yes its worth it.

It does produce good flushes on cakes. You can leave it for some time.

But in my eyes its not really worth it. If you have the know how you can get far greater numbers of mushrooms for less, but it takes more work. If your a lazy newbie its a great system, if your more advanced I wouldn't spend the money.

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #421739 - 10/11/01 08:02 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

No way is it worth it.

You can build a system that will produce just as many shrooms for, ooh about $10: a transluscent storage bin with some perlite for humidity. Works brilliantly. If the pod really does manage to squeeze out a few % extra then big deal - just innoculation a few extra jars.

The thing doesn't even keep the right temps or produce light!

The way I see it is if you are justifiably lazy and don't want to progress with the subject beyond cakes then why spend that sort of wedge when you can get the shrooms you want for virtually nothing? If you do want to go more advanced & get bigger yeilds then get into casing grain or dung or straw. All they require is a bit of know-how and effort and IME don't need ANY humdification at all.

If you want to get all technical then spend your dosh on an ultrasonic humidifier - at least it's grow with your interest. But if my honest opinion is just keep it basic and concentrate on learning the subject.



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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NDK]
    #421803 - 10/11/01 09:41 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

"Does anyone know if the Hydrapod is worth the $185 price tag? "
that is all in the eyes of the beholder... many people pay 20$ for mdma pills despite the fact they are truly "worth" pennies.
i might consider getting one of those if i had alot of money and if it regulated temp...
but yes, you can create your own grow chamber for MUCH cheaper....

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Oaxacana]
    #421816 - 10/11/01 09:57 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

For the guys living off collecting pop bottles and cans, yeah it probably ain't worth it.

For the folks who enjoy spending time working on their projects, (certainly nothing wrong with that) it probably ain't worth it. Although if they are also gadget freaks, I don't see how they can resist... :3)

For the folks who have the spare change and enjoy not having to fuss over their projects, it IS worth it.

Leaf

Edited by leafblowerz on 10/11/01 10:58 AM.


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    #421909 - 10/11/01 11:39 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)


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Offlineuniboner
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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NuShroomPharmerII]
    #421959 - 10/11/01 12:30 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I am not trying to be mean here, but the hydrapod flushes i've seen so far have not impressed me at all.
Honestly, i've had better flushes in my early days using 2L pop bottles bottomed with pearlite and fitted with a small $6 fish pump.
I respect the work that has gone into the pod, but unfortunately I do not share the optimism for the results

Anyways, im not trying to start another flame thread here, just putting in my 2 cents.

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: uniboner]
    #422012 - 10/11/01 01:31 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Unibomber- did you see the pictures from themd9?



I can speak from my personal experience with my hydra-pod and its working real good for me. I feel that it's worth the money I paid for it. I already got my monies worth on the first round and am enjoying the second round already. It does alot more than what everyone sees about it - it rehydrates the cakes and feeds water to the flushes so they do good - much better than perlite and rubbermaid. I know cause I have done my own share of perlite set ups. If I had a camera then I would take pictures and post them so you could see that it works better than the perlite teks do. here's some perlite pictures from the gallery -







maybe you guys don't see a diference between them - but I do.




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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Crestone]
    #422033 - 10/11/01 01:47 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Crestone, I have a question. Does Mcmann suggest to place the cakes in the pod before seeing in-vitro pins or after?



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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: zantac]
    #422093 - 10/11/01 02:53 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

you should email him - he answers his emails real fast and will answer just about anything if you ask him the right way. He answered my questions I had before I bought my hydra-pod from him - while he knew that I was making my own clone pod. I think thats pretty decent of him to do. after all - he didn't have to. you got me curious now so I will ask him for you - he knows me pretty good by now. ;) I'll let you know.


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    #422150 - 10/11/01 04:09 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NuShroomPharmerII]
    #422156 - 10/11/01 04:20 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

My monkeys uncle has been considering buying a hydro-pod...they seem very easy and with my monkeys uncle busy work schedule he rarely is home. Automation is the key for him and to be honest with you this monkey just sits around and smokes monkey herb when he is home so building a system like that just seems to be time consuming. Anywho...he remembers hearing about a hydro-pod discount for shroomery members awhile back...is this still going on with the all bullshit thats gone down?


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NuShroomPharmerII]
    #422157 - 10/11/01 04:20 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Well that's cool, it should speed things up considerably. Waiting for those pins to show in the jar can take forever.



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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NuShroomPharmerII]
    #422176 - 10/11/01 04:41 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Im sorry, but im not impressed by those pictures at all.
As I said, I have had better results from a 2L bottle.
(1 cake per bottle ofcourse, still, each cake had more, and larger mushrooms)
And that only cost me about $1.29 cdn at the time, but can be counted as free as I actuallty drank the pop.

Those cakes on perlite look pretty bad.. A little too bad if you ask me.. But whatever.

Point is, given the choice, I, personally would go with the 2L pop bottle as I am yet to see pictures of flushes better than my 2L pop flushes ..

I think at least 10 shroomery people have these things now. If it's so impressive, why havn't i seen any impressive flushes posted yet? That just makes me think.. And why aren't there actual growing pics on the pod's website? That makes me think more.

Whatever..

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: NDK]
    #422582 - 10/11/01 10:06 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

NDK

>"You can build a system that will produce just as many shrooms for, ooh about $10"<

Aren't you leaving out a few other issues? You're the guy that was actually boasting about the FARTY DALLAR GROW SYSTEM in that other thread, aren't you?

Please, do tell us all about it. Ehhh, yeah "a transluscent storage bin with some perlite for humidity" heheh. Brilliant, just brilliant.

Somebody roll me a phatty!

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: ]
    #422859 - 10/12/01 04:40 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

not worth 185 at all, for one tenth of that you can make one just as good or better from one trip to home depot or walmart.

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Oaxacana]
    #422932 - 10/12/01 06:35 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

It's all according to what you want.

I personally go away on business trips for several days at a time and having the POD makes that very easy. No fanning/misting etc.. Aside from making sure the room temperature stays fairly steady for fruiting, it really is maintinence free...

If you have that type of need, and the extra money to blow I'd highly recommend one.

But don't listen to me, I'm just a sock puppet for the evil corporate powers.. =) LOL

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Tec-9]
    #422978 - 10/12/01 08:12 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Tec-9

How does your AIGHTEEN DALLAR GROW SYSTEM deal with fanning/misting issues?

Leaf


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: ]
    #422988 - 10/12/01 08:34 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Here is my 40$ Grow system

1) 21 Gallon Bin from Kmart ----------------------------- 2.99
2) Bag of perlite from scottys --------------------------- 3.19
3) Roll of saran wrap -------------------------------------1.99
4) Fish tank pump and hoses --------------------------22.00
5) 20W Florescent lamp -------------------------------- 8.00
6) Timer -------------------------------------------------- 8.00
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Total 46.17


It is fully automatic, goes from cake / casing to pin in 4-8 days. required no mmisting or fanning, and gets signifigantly larger yields than the hydro pod.


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Anonymous

Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: darkfly]
    #422995 - 10/12/01 08:44 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I believe you.

Take a trip to the Spore Lab @:
http://www.SporeLab.com
email: getspores@sporelab.com

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: darkfly]
    #422998 - 10/12/01 08:47 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Darkfly

How do yo employ your fish tank pump to eliminate manual fanning and misting?


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: ]
    #423036 - 10/12/01 09:47 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

For $185 you can get the 15 pound DB kit and a couple spore syringes. As long as you can read directions and are somewhat sterile, you can produce massive amounts of fruit compared to a few cakes in a Pod.

How much was the original Mushroom Cultivator? I thought that was a great piece of equipment, becuase you could do every thing in one little Myco Center (Innoc, incubate, fruit, print, etc).

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: uniboner]
    #423054 - 10/12/01 10:06 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

where are the pix of your impressive flushes?


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: darkfly]
    #423055 - 10/12/01 10:07 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

are we supposed to take your word for it or are there pix to back this up?


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Anonymous]
    #423072 - 10/12/01 10:35 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I don't have pics, and you don't have to take my word for it.
thats your choice to make.

But everyone seems to be taking the creators word for it. I still havn't seen any pictures on his website.. If you had such an amazing creation that does such amazing things and was charging up the wazoo for it, wouldn't you want people to see that the thing was worth it?
That just blows my mind..


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: uniboner]
    #423123 - 10/12/01 11:27 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

If you really can do better flushes than the hydra-pod with your walmart kits then please post the evidence. Untill you can post some pictures of cakes that top the ones that themd9 posted of his hydra-pod - then we should'nt have to post any more hydra-pod pictures untill then. I do'nt have a camera - so I can't post any of mine. but someone else could I bet.

Pictures has nothing to do with the hydra-pod being able to work as claimed. What youre saying is that mcmans hydra-pod doesn't work at all and that's why he doesn't show pictures of it on his website. Well then - what are you going to say when the shroomery is filled with pictures of good flushes in hydra-pods - better ones than your walmart kits? Are you still going to use that for your excuse I wonder?

If you ever emailed mcman and talkd to him personaly then you would know that he is extemely paronoid and safe and thats why there are no pictures on his web site to criminilize him self. I doubt that mcman will ever show pictures on his website - ever. He was real clear about it when I first emailed him about buying one. If he shows the hydra-pod being used to manufacteur ilegall substance then he could end up busted.




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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Oaxacana]
    #423164 - 10/12/01 11:59 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

"Is it worth $185.00?"
Really it all depends on the person. Does it produce decent flushes with minimal effort? Yes.
Can you do better with alittle more effort? Again the answer is Yes.
Whats more important to you? Time or Money?
If time is more valuable to you than money then it would probably be worth it to you for $185.00. If your into learning more about shrooms and cultivation then you would probably be better off learning how to provide the proper grow environment on your own. My personal opinion is that one would be better off in the long run learning to culitivate mushrooms without $185.00 hyrda-pods cause the experience you gain will provide you with an almost infinite amount of fruits compared to what you can grow with 1 hydra-pod. Of course if you wanna spend $18,550 for 100 hydra-pods well thats another story...lol


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Crestone]
    #423179 - 10/12/01 12:12 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

hehe.. thats just funny.
I didn't say his pod didn't work at all, I just said if it's soo great, why didn't he put up pics, or even link to a completely seperate site with the pod pics.
As bad as the US is for anti-drug tactics, i don't think you can go to jail for selling buckets. But then again, people go to jail for longer terms for smoking a J than manslaughter over there so i could be wrong.

Regardless, considering the $185 is required for the pod, i think the pod needs to do more proving than the people who don't think it's proved enough.
The age of naive consumers died with the internet going mainstream, and now we witness what happens to people who underestimate the power of the consumer.

If anyone tried to sell me a magic bucket for $185, they damn well better have pictures of exactly how magical it gets.

But then again, im one of those strange people who investigate something before dropping a load of cash on it.

And by the way, ralphster has pictures in his spore side of the site. as he and mcman have their pages under the same domain, meaning they are both responsible despite the disclaimer claiming they are seperate entities.
If mcman was truly not posting pics because he is paranoid, why isn't he paranoid about ralph's pics, because in reality, they can send him to jail just as much as any other pics.

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: uniboner]
    #423202 - 10/12/01 12:43 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

setups like the solfood machine and the hydra-pod are not made to be grown by the hundreds - they are designed for the small time personal user - like me. I would never by 100 of these things and I do'nt have the months or years to blow while waiting to learn to gro mushrooms like you may have had in your situation - so for me the hydra-pod is a great by. I had a terribble time trying to grow homestead and pf and when I found the shroomery here I learned to use rubbermaids and perlite and I got flushings - but they sucked compared to these. Maybe I did'nt fan enough or mist enough or to much - but my shrooms looked scary and were'nt to be proud of. I had hairy stems all the time and I just quit eating them cause they scared me to even eat cause they never looked right. I did that for way over a year and now I buy a hydra-pod and the flushings are way better - by far. So - I speak from experience in both worlds and I am telling you my side of it. I do'nt care to waste another 2 years learning what you know about mushroom cultvation - that does'nt interest me. I just want to grow shrooms for my self and *not* fail most the time. That's why I bought the thing and exactly what its doing for me - so I'm happy and I think it's worth the money I gave for it. I got almost 2 oz from 2 flushings and I am getting more from them so if you add it up - I am getting my monies worth.


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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Crestone]
    #423247 - 10/12/01 01:43 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

If it suits your needs, more power to ya.
I was just saying hat I cannot justify getting one of those because of my past experiences. That is all.

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Re: Hydrapod worth $185 [Re: Crestone]
    #425114 - 10/14/01 12:38 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Crestone = McMan

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