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Offlineflein
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how tall should the terrarium be
    #451381 - 11/08/01 08:11 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

how tall should the terrarium be?
I'm planning to build one with perlite at the bottom


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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: flein]
    #451403 - 11/08/01 08:36 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

I guess it kinda depends on what strain you're growing and with what kind of substrate. But the shorter the better. If your just growing P.Cubes my non-expert opinion would be to get something around 12" high. This give you 2" for perlite, 3-4" for your cakes or casings and then an additional 6" for a real tall shroom growing straight up from the highest point. Other strains can get much taller but I've never seen a P.Cube much over 5-6". If you can figure out the ideal height based on the estimated height of the strain your growing, having less space to maintain will help maintain a more stable environment. Large terrarium's become more difficult to maintain a constant environment.


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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: flein]
    #451404 - 11/08/01 08:38 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

I've only got 10 inches
I'm planning to put a heater on the top, so I wont need a dripshield


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Invisiblemrshrums
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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: flein]
    #451409 - 11/08/01 08:47 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

What strain are you growing?


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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: mrshrums]
    #451525 - 11/08/01 11:36 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

If it's the 'Z' strain, you'll need something at least 5 stories high.


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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: ]
    #451541 - 11/08/01 11:52 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

LOL. Piss on the Z Strain. If you're going to grow Pan. Tropicalis, 12" is a good starting point. For Cubensis, 12" is just fine.


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Re: how tall should the terrarium be [Re: flein]
    #451542 - 11/08/01 11:53 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

At the Temple our Sacred Chamber is only 11 inches tall, but it is quite wide, Most shrooms dont grow too tall, save a few exotics, and the taller it is, the harder it will be to maintain the humidity levels- 12 inches should work quite well
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