Home | Community | Message Board

Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater, Hygrometer, Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Your Reality

Registered: 11/17/01
Posts: 2,290
Loc: Inner Eye
Last seen: 6 years, 4 months
Terrarium PROBLEM!!
    #548313 - 02/11/02 10:16 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Ok. Like many threads ive posted before, I have a real cold space. Round 65 avg temp in my room. Im trying to get a good fruiting chamber goin. Have a 20'ish gallon rubbermaid, have 2 50w aquarium heaters to keep it warm and does the job. Th e problem is humidity. With casings I need 85-90% RH right? I Opened the jars for moisture but they emit so much moisture tha it goes up to 99%!! If i keep the heaters shut they emit no moisture what so ever, and the RH goes to 65'ish.

I also have an airpump for air exchange. It doesnt lower the RH enough for casings. Even with it on 24/7 with the aquarium heater jars open, the RH is still 95-99.

So what I did today is put 2 holes with filter patches over them with perilte in my terrarium. Doest look to great. I think ill put 2 more holes so that the humidity goes lower, cuz the humidity is stil at 94%

Am i being too cautious? What would you do with a cooler enviroment? Let me know. Big prob for me.

If u need more details that ive forgot to incude let me know.



When it comes
I'll know, I know
Just take my clothes and leave
And I'll be gone

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
old hand
Registered: 06/27/01
Posts: 1,293
Last seen: 2 years, 10 months
Re: Terrarium PROBLEM!! [Re: Northernsoul]
    #548357 - 02/11/02 10:55 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

My room was converted from a garage into a room quite a while ago, of course they forgot to include any type of extra insulation. It gets quite cold in here in the winter. From the description, I have about the same rubermaid container, and what ive found to work best is perlite and h2o2/water with a sunbeam three setting heat pad. On the highest setting it keeps the temperature at around 80 +-5 with by the looks of it 85% - 90%

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
this and that
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 10,496
Last seen: 5 months, 15 days
Re: Terrarium PROBLEM!! [Re: Northernsoul]
    #548366 - 02/11/02 11:02 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

why not just poke a small hole in the jar's cap? or maybe a couple holes...

Real botanists laugh at HPS systems, we do however use high pressure sodium in the parking lot. - artthug

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 10/27/98
Posts: 5,389
Loc: The Matrix
Re: Terrarium PROBLEM!! [Re: Northernsoul]
    #548540 - 02/12/02 03:22 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I would question your hygrometers accuracy. If in fact your humidity is too high, I would place foil over the openings on your jars. You can adjust the ammount of foil covering the openings to your jars therefore moderating your humidity levels.


The Shroomery Bookstore

Great books for inquiring minds!

"Life After Death is Saprophytic!"

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater, Hygrometer, Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Heater/Humidity in Terrarium Question dopeheaddave 517 2 08/23/05 08:30 AM
by dopeheaddave
* first casing with terrarium problems... WebLiZaRD 871 7 06/23/04 10:38 AM
by WebLiZaRD
* humidity/terrarium problems and Q's ArcofaJourney 1,426 10 11/01/06 06:16 AM
by ArcofaJourney
* Terrarium setup... mrshrums 1,803 14 09/30/01 02:07 PM
by Jammer
* terrarium humidity problem mushboyS 725 3 07/02/05 02:09 PM
by coda
* Mycobag & Humidity Chamber spl_punk 1,017 2 12/15/03 03:46 AM
by spl_punk
* My problem and how i solved it... kykeon 2,488 18 08/24/11 09:00 AM
by Fungus_monk
* terrarium humidity elusis13 1,618 4 08/25/08 11:10 AM
by RogerRabbit

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
649 topic views. 8 members, 46 guests and 25 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 14 queries.