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I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES]
    #4240211 - 05/31/05 03:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Honestly, I'm VERY disappointed. After drying the mushrooms from my first flush [only one casing, B+] I got a HUGE 7.9 grams. Wow. Though I wasn't surprised, seeing as how they were all small and skinny.







I'm guessing it's a humidity issue, but I just can't win in this department. I purchased this humidifier a couple days ago in hopes of solving the problem, unfortunately here I am. Now the humidifier you see there is the EXACT one I bought, I would have liked to get one of these but was unable to find one.

Now, my terrarium max?s out at 75%, and the humidifier leaks! The reason the humidifier leaks is because I had to clog 3/5 vent holes on the front with cotton to help increase the output to the terrarium [via a 5/8? hose barb connected to the upper area of the reservoir]. This creates a backpressure in the humidifier causing water to leak out between the reservoir and the impeller unit [there is no seal between these two pieces].



Has anyone used this humidifier? How did you modify it? Did you have any trouble with it? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I honestly can?t believe that a cool mist humidifier I just paid $30 for can?t raise the humidity to a necessary level in a terrarium so small [it only fits 2 casings]!

Thanks for any help. I?ve got 2 casings [Equador] getting ready and I want this thing running smooth when I put them in]. Oh, and sorry for the shitty pictures!



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Re: I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES] [Re: SEN_DF]
    #4240257 - 05/31/05 04:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

How much substrate was used and how deep was it?


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Re: I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES] [Re: HidingInPlainSight]
    #4240270 - 05/31/05 04:05 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

its nto a humidity issue, its a substrate issue, what were u using for substrate and how deep was it? by the sound of it im guessing pf substrate and not more than 2 inches deep


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Re: I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES] [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #4240288 - 05/31/05 04:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Use like an inch of Verm on the Bottom and then 4 inches of Substare then another 1/2 or inch of Casing layer on Top!
+more Moisture and Air Exhchange and you'll get Bigger shrooms!


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Re: I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES] [Re: SouthPArk]
    #4240340 - 05/31/05 04:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

WOW! 4 inches? Really? Damn. Well, it's any easy problem to fix at least.

I had used 1 inch of wet verm on the bottom, and the same on top as per quite a few things I read. The casing I do have does seem weak too. What could I do for the two I started? They were done the same way [1" verm on top and bottom] but have yet to be taken over, they're only two days old. The pans they're in are a little shallow [only about 1.5" of clearance left] so 4" is out of the question [plus that still seems a little deep to me].

Would throwing some wet verm or maybe even peat moss onto the top [once it starts to case] help the situation? Anything better I could use? I only have an inch to work with [I'd like to keep the .5] and would like to utilize this as best as possible.

Oh and a quick question, when it comes to misting the casings, I feel a little uneasy. Should I just give the surface a couple sprays or should I get it nice and moist with like 10 sprays or something? I have a mister that shoots pretty fine so there?s not much danger of large drops.

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Re: I just can't win! 'Crappy flush' [PICTURES] [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #4240347 - 05/31/05 04:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You got it right on the fucking nose lordoftheshroomz!


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