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how to obtain optimal temp for casing?
    #4720017 - 09/27/05 03:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

K so my jars should be done colonized within the next couple days, and i'm planning on casing it 60/40 verm and coir. Anyways, so after i case and let the sublevel of the casing colonize, light, temp drop, and FAE are needed to initiate pinning. Problem is i dont know how to drop the temp to around 72 since my house stays around 78 or so. How do you guys drop the temp and keep it constant?

Also, I have 6 1/2pint jars, what are suggestions for size of pans, and the number of pans to use for this? I was thinking 2 12x9 pans, but if anyone has better suggestions please tell.

edit: also one more quick question: would just a 1/2" of perlite with some water in the bottom of the FC be sufficent for humidity, or would I need to get a rH moniter and maintain the humidity?

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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: tristan1018]
    #4720091 - 09/27/05 03:41 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Adjust your house thermostat down to 71 degrees.


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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: Bamaman]
    #4720121 - 09/27/05 03:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

uhh any other way besides that since that will cost a shitload of money energy wise. And i know not every person turns the temp down to 72, so there has to be another way.


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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: tristan1018]
    #4720272 - 09/27/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

78 will be fine. My house is never below 77 (cheap ass roomates).
They will pine if you give them light and fresh air. lower Temperature might make it happen sooner but it will pin just fine nonetheless


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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: goofy98]
    #4720552 - 09/27/05 05:08 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

any answers to the other questions?


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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: tristan1018]
    #4720744 - 09/27/05 05:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I used 2 1/2 pint jars per 12x9 pan. I sterilized verm in microwave for 10 minutes on high in a microwave safe tupperware with lid slightly open. As for the amount I used 5 cups verm w/ 2.5 cups water. Wait for verm to cool completely, line bottom of pan with about 1/2 inch. Add your crumbled cakes, then add just enough verm to cover. Covered with foil waited 3 days, uncovered then transfered to chamber.

I had to cut the side edges off the pan to get them to fit in a 19qt rubbermaid.

Line bottom with moist perlite (use water/peroxide mix). Fan and mist at least 2-3 times a day. Depending how far along the colonization was it will take 3 days to a week for the pins to appear.

As for the temperature I live in south texas where it often gets 100+ outside in summer. My house stays about 78 - 80 degrees with A/C. As it is my energy costs are very high. I think that with enough air exchange the temperatures can be in the 80's no problem. Just think, in nature temps go well past 90 of course in the open air. Just a thought.


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Re: how to obtain optimal temp for casing? [Re: Dog_Z]
    #4720780 - 09/27/05 05:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

all the information here is very good and should lead you in the right direction.


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