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Offlinepleezr
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incubation
    #520552 - 01/14/02 02:32 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

there are 2 ideas of incubators that are somewhat the same. 2 rubbermaids of the SAME size stacked with aquarium heater and water inbetween, and then there is 2 rubbermaids of different sizes(one biger than the other). now they both work off the same idea but can one be better than the other? I am going to make one today but i wanna know if one can be more accurate in incubation. has anyone done both? I would think that having a smaller rubbermaid in a larger rubbermaid with water sorounding it would be the better way to go but wouldnt the smaller container float? or woould haveing heat from the bottom(2 of equal size be the better way to go? or could they be pretty much the same? any sugestions?


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Re: incubation [Re: pleezr]
    #520595 - 01/14/02 03:16 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

If you use a cooler instead of a rubbermaid the heater won't
use so much electricity trying to keep up. Just put it in a
rubbermaid tea picher or glass jar, put foil over the top to
slow evaporation, and set your jars all around it. Get your
temp. right (84 deg) before you put it all together so you
don't cook the babies. Good luck!


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Re: incubation [Re: pleezr]
    #520672 - 01/14/02 04:33 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

I tryed the 2 same size rubbermaids with the submersible heater.....and had problems.
I use One large Rubbermaid with a smaller one inside for the jars.
This works much better IMO.
The submersible aquarium heater is a 50 watt one.
Yes the container with the Jars will float a little.
That really isn't an issue.
And if you have enough jars in your incubator, it won't float.

I have 2 set ups.

I think you will be happy with this set up.
:smile:


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Re: incubation [Re: Roadkill]
    #520724 - 01/14/02 05:28 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

what kind of probs did you get from the 2 same size rubbermaids? what is the deal with the first pic, you have 2 little containers in there, what for? casings? its kinda hard to tell. l will prob go with the 2 different sizesbeing that it is working for you. i am gonna need sumthin big enough to incubate my jars and my casings...mabey ill make 2


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Re: incubation [Re: pleezr]
    #520763 - 01/14/02 06:08 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

"what kind of probs did you get from the 2 same size rubbermaids? "
I couldn't get the Temp up to snuff....so i bagged it.

The first picture has 2 containers with jars in them.

I made the second one for just that purpose....casings.
I have some racks that fit inside so the casings will be above the water.

Good luck!


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Re: incubation [Re: Roadkill]
    #520832 - 01/14/02 07:22 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

why incobate casings?


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Re: incubation [Re: tomatofarmer]
    #520836 - 01/14/02 07:25 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

You incubate casings until mycelium pops through the top and cvers 30-50% of the surface, then it comes out of incubation into the terrarium with light.

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Re: incubation [Re: pleezr]
    #520837 - 01/14/02 07:26 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

could save a few bucks and simplify the process. put water 1/4 the way up and the heater submerged. than make a shelf to rest the jars on. get like 2 bricks, and a piece of plastic/metal/glass/whatever to make a shelf above the water. put the cap on the container and it will work itself.

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Re: incubation [Re: rottenhead]
    #520877 - 01/14/02 07:56 PM (22 years, 1 month ago)

thats a good idea, i though about that, but i think haveing a seperate container inside would be more precise in regulating the temp(having water surround the actual icubation chamber


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Re: incubation [Re: Trail_Blazer]
    #523239 - 01/17/02 06:40 AM (22 years, 1 month ago)

30%50% - more like as soon as the first rhizos pop up - after all your looking for light / air exposure to start the fruiting cycle as soon as possible - not overlay - the casings there to provide moisture and not to act as a substrate :-)


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