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fanning the incubator!!?!?
    #4671357 - 09/16/05 10:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Alrighty, I may have gone bonkers, but ever since I started fanning my incubator once a day, my colonization rate has almost tripled. I have been colonizing the same rice jars for over 3 weeks now and finally they are growing.

So I am guessing that this air transfer is helping. The jars are upside down without any tape. I guess the fresh oxygen is getting in and making them colonize faster.

Any thoughts to this? And what about contams?

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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4671468 - 09/16/05 10:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

a while back i heard of someone shooting welding 0 into their incubator and they had a growth spurt....  :thumbup:

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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4672573 - 09/17/05 03:02 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've never believed there to be much need for fanning when growth is in that stage. It just dosen't seem like it should make too huge of a difference. Myco growth just seem to occur more quickly as time progresses due to the nature of how the network is formed.

Whether or not it is making a difference, I wouldn't worry about contams too much. You do have a layer of vermiculite on top and fairly small holes in your lids, correct?


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: soulsizzle]
    #4672610 - 09/17/05 03:15 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm of the opinion that incubators should at least have their exchanged every few days at most. This is usually accomplished by people checking on progress. I'm not sure that multiple daily fannings would be appreciably helpful, but I certainly don't think an incubator should remained absolutely sealed throughout the entire colonization period.


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: mycofile]
    #4673149 - 09/17/05 07:50 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Most likely it helped because the air was stale in there. Unless you're trying to grow in a cold basement, you don't need an incubator. I only use a simple bookshelf in normal room temperature. Jars are exposed to regular room light from day one, and no extra heat is applied. Colonization speeds are normal. In fact, I'll say this again, any temperature over 80F is going to be counterproductive. Molds and bacteria will be encouraged more than mycelium. Good luck with your grow.
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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4673257 - 09/17/05 09:53 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Gas exchange is important as well as high levels of CO2 during vegging. I've had myc rip through a quart jar (grain) in 4-5 days at 84F. Temp wise I recommmend 82-86F as being optimal as far as molds and bacterias there should be none if your sterile culture technique is not flawed IMHO. I to have colonized in the canning jar box with perfect results, no holes in the lid just slightly cracked. I have seen far too many peeps stall their jars because of a lack of air exchange. You say no tape does that mean you never used tape at all on those jars? Holes in lids right? Air-tight incubator?


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: hyphae]
    #4673471 - 09/17/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thats the for the very thorough replies!

For the questions posed to me: Yes, I have a layer of verm at the top.

I used tape on the jars, but some of it melted due to over pressure cooking for an extra 30 mins. I had the foil on the jars for the first week. Holes are in jar lids, all tape removed at 1.5 week mark. Air-tight incubator.

I do believe the air exchange has helped a GREAT deal. Why else do people say put them on their lids?


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4673590 - 09/17/05 12:16 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I was fanning, in the beginning, up to two and three times a day. Then i tried not fanning for 1-2 days at a time, and my myc started tearing through most of the jars. It's been 17 days now; 9 jars are 50%+ and the other 3 just started a week ago. 3 or 4 of those 9 jars are between 75-85% colonized. So, I have to agree with fanning them every day to every other day if they aren't out in the open.


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4674749 - 09/17/05 06:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

tokey666 said:
Thats the for the very thorough replies!

For the questions posed to me: Yes, I have a layer of verm at the top.

I used tape on the jars, but some of it melted due to over pressure cooking for an extra 30 mins. I had the foil on the jars for the first week. Holes are in jar lids, all tape removed at 1.5 week mark. Air-tight incubator.

I do believe the air exchange has helped a GREAT deal. Why else do people say put them on their lids?




Air-tight incubator. Thats your problem right there bro. GL


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: hyphae]
    #4674881 - 09/17/05 07:48 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Air Tight eh? :smile:  Well its a TiT. Are you not supposed to use the other lid or what? I am trying to not attract TOO much attention to it. If I crack it, light will get in.


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Re: fanning the incubator!!?!? [Re: tokey666]
    #4675084 - 09/17/05 08:56 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm sure it's not air tight bro most are not unless you weather striped it and even then...............


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