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question on why humidity is so important..??
    #4694367 - 09/22/05 10:48 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

what purpus dose humidity play in growing.. its just to keep the casing/cake from drying out so fast?? just wondering cuz this summer i did a grow outside, and the humidity was very low.. like 30% and i got awsome shrooms.. the only thing was that some of the caps were cracked.. so wouldnt FAE be more important than humidity?

if you just mist your casing/cakes every day (till pinning) then dunk them between flushes, wouldnt that be enough?? cuz all my past grows have been just cased grain, and my big mushrooms avg. around 15-20 g wet.. but when i would pick from outside they were averaging around 90-100 g. wet. and it was just a grain casing that i dumped into my grass clippings pile, nothing special.

the thought just poped into my head.. wanted to see what other ppls opoins were..

heres some pics of a few from my first flush from outside.

and this was the average size of a big mushroom from my indoor grow

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Re: question on why humidity is so important..?? [Re: willmafingerdo]
    #4694499 - 09/22/05 11:36 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well humidity plays a big roll in your grow. It is important because yes, for one, it helps keep your material from drying out, and 2, it is important because you are trying to mimic the mushrooms natural growing environment.

Most cubies are from tropical/subtropical climates where the humidity levels are very high. When you are growing in a terrarium, you are trying to mimic those levels and keep everything as close to it's real growing environment as possible.

Certain strains of cubies will grow in various conditions. Some strains, like B+, have even been known to grow in very cold temps with very low RH...even though this is not optimal.

You keep the humidity levels up in order to receive optimal results in your grow.

FAE is very important, but I don't know if I would say one is more important than the other. Temp, RH, and FAE all play a roll in your grow and I think are all equally important.

People tend to ask for better ways to do FAE often because that is one of the harder things to do out of the three....getting temp and RH up isn't that difficult. That's why it may seem that FAE is more important, but they are all equally important.


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Re: question on why humidity is so important..?? [Re: srgtm1a]
    #4694784 - 09/22/05 01:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Because mushrooms are 92% water.

Getting the most out of your casings!, A pinning strategy.
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Gas Exchange vs. FAE

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Re: question on why humidity is so important..?? [Re: hyphae]
    #4695514 - 09/22/05 04:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i learned something new today :smile:

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Re: question on why humidity is so important..?? [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4695695 - 09/22/05 04:58 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I agree that humidity is important, but is it so important that you have to have such a presice level of it? I seem alot of grow guides that insist on humidity beinng 94-96% (not actual number, just a general range like this). When I grew over the summer, I just dumped some perlite with hydro peroxide and water (50/50) and it was perfect.

I grew golden teachers, which as I understand can grow in lots of conditions, but the humidity was enough to keep fine droplets on the side, which is what I was told to go for. So why is a humidity gauge so important, or getting to within precise ranges?

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