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My heatpad setup
    #4647962 - 09/11/05 11:02 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Okay, I tried building a heatbomb, and cannot say it exactly worked out :smile:.  I'd give it a try if I had my own place, but for now I'm only trying to make two cakes as a first attempt.

Temperatures have cooled and I really want the mycelium to colonize the cakes faster.  What I did was put a heat pad under a glass baking dish filled with warm water.  Then I turned the heat pad on and placed the two jars in the water.  Its been about 6 hours in these conditions and the temperature is about 85F around the jars.  I also covered the setup with a rubbermaid tub and I've noticed it getting more humid in the setup as well.  So it turned out to be a win-win and I will probably use something similar later on.  Sort of a make-shift TiT I guess.

Any comments or ideas?

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Re: My heatpad setup [Re: oniq]
    #4648021 - 09/11/05 11:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Sounds like a great idea. I tried something similar on my first grow. I just used a heating duct :-p It worked out alright.

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Re: My heatpad setup [Re: Myc0Maniac]
    #4649158 - 09/12/05 04:32 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

wow. why rush so fast? it's going to take anywhere from 2weeks to a month to get your jars fully colinized... and it sometimes takes longer. The more you rush, the sloppier you get. Take your time, stick them in a warm spot (doesn't even have to be HOT, 70f would do you fine).

As for the jars in water, w/ the top on (causing stale air)... is just another way to lead to un-needed contams.

Do you have a fishtank heater? If so, find a tall glass jar (big enough to hold the fishtank heater), put the heater in and fill w/ water. Then, throw all that in a sealed container. Check out my pic, this is from when I first started (3 yrs ago?)


I dont even grow these things... I just post for this guy that knows a guy, who's sisters boyfriend dumped about 2 months ago.

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Re: My heatpad setup [Re: alienated]
    #4650524 - 09/12/05 04:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Let me clarify, I have the whole setup in a container, and what I put over the top doesn't close all the way down, so air can exchange from the bottom. I've got steady 85-87F temps in there, compared to the flucuations from 60-90 that were occuring before.

Though I like your idea and will give that a try next time around. Its sorta like a heatbomb, but it just sits in the jar?

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