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Dessecation Chambers
    #493176 - 12/16/01 08:56 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good/cheap way to make a dessecation chamber? Looks like the fan only gets them so dry.. I've heard of people using epson salt as a dessecant?


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: FreakShow]
    #493274 - 12/16/01 11:07 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

what im planning to do is take the racks from my dehydrator and place the mushies on all the racks except the top one and put dessicant on the top then cover wit syran wrap.. should work out rather good.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: FreakShow]
    #493294 - 12/16/01 11:22 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

fan for a day then move them to a PF/MMGG drying chamber.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #493436 - 12/17/01 02:15 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Epsom salts are horrible. I tried it, it didnt work.
Grab some silica gel. For 10 bucks you can get all you need.
Toss that in a cheap sealable container with the mushies and you're all set.
Oh, and the silica gel is reusable.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: razer]
    #493497 - 12/17/01 04:22 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

damp-rid is the drying god. blue box i think, at your local
(well supplied) grocery store. in the cleaning section, near mr. clean.

put some in a tupperware bowl. make a rack out of anything, and set in there for a day or two.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: felix]
    #493513 - 12/17/01 05:31 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

damp rid is the shit


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: felix]
    #493521 - 12/17/01 05:43 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

cool..!
as far as a sealable container, any suggestions? Do i need to keep the dessecant below the mushies but above the bottom?


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: FreakShow]
    #493526 - 12/17/01 05:52 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

a jar, a tupperware thing, anything sealable.

should look like this . <--periods are blank space

|................|
|................|
|....-----|)...|
|.-----|)......|
|dessicant|
|________|

you should make a screen or something, anything to keep the mushies above the dessicant. i don't know if you want them sitting in the dessicant, probably not too healthy.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: felix]
    #493527 - 12/17/01 05:54 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

get the idea..lol
i really need a drawing program or something.


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: felix]
    #493594 - 12/17/01 08:24 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

damp rid isnt available everywehre


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: razer]
    #493597 - 12/17/01 08:29 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

damp rid isn't but simialr products should be easily available somewhere near you


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Re: Dessecation Chambers [Re: FreakShow]
    #494203 - 12/17/01 10:27 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

If your cheap, you can get Silica Gel for free. Just go to the shoe store and open up a couple boxes (it comes in those little pouches tucked inside the shoes and says "DO NOT INGEST"), you can also find the shit lying on the floor in shoe stores. It's easier if you know someone that works there, but anyway you get my point.


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