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dessicant alternatives
    #423383 - 10/12/01 05:48 PM (20 years, 9 days ago)

my cheetah is getting tired of having to wait 3 to 4 days for her little friends to dry in the dessicant chamber, and was wondering if the black shirt/work light drying tek (which is supposed to work in 24 hours?) is basically just as good?

any other decent but more speedy alternatives?

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Re: dessicant alternatives [Re: honeyroasted]
    #423408 - 10/12/01 06:05 PM (20 years, 9 days ago)

Yes, be certain to keep temps around 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) or lower, no hotter.

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Re: dessicant alternatives [Re: puscle]
    #423451 - 10/12/01 06:45 PM (20 years, 9 days ago)

Is that really how long it takes to dry with dessicant? That sucks I just went out and bought a big bucket of damp-rid.

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Re: dessicant alternatives [Re: honeyroasted]
    #423485 - 10/12/01 07:13 PM (20 years, 9 days ago)

I would not have the heat up that high (100). I keep mine at 84 f +/-3. Depending on the size (water weight) of the shrooms, they are usually ready within 24 hours. I then move them into a desiccant chamber to keep. I use Epsom Salt as my desiccant. You must bake the Epsom Salt to get the water out first.
These are two foolproof, economical, and easy methods.

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Re: dessicant alternatives [Re: Groove_N]
    #423884 - 10/12/01 10:53 AM (20 years, 9 days ago)

Of course, you could always use silica gel. Works fine and very cheap (it's in those little bags in clothes, etc.). I buy 3 bags for 25 cents. :)

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