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North Spore Shop: Bulk Substrate

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OfflineStonerSteve
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the jars
    #574930 - 03/10/02 07:39 PM (20 years, 6 months ago)

Ok so the jars are going fine, showing growth, and are in a good temp range, BUT...they look dry. I know people leave the lids on during colonization but the cakes inside just look way too dry. On some of the not so full jars there is a little condensation on the walls, but in most of the jars the substrate looks like its loosing all its moisture. The jars are in a wooden box with a set of curlers (for hair) in there for heat. it stay between 80-85 but I don't have a temp. The curlers are about 6 inches away from the jars and in total darkness. Should I get rid of the curlers and just let them be at 70 degrees? Or is it just my imagination that the jars look dry? BTW they are BRF in 1 pint at a 3:1:1 ratio of verm:brf:water (in cups). Thanks guys.


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Invisiblepuscle
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Re: the jars [Re: StonerSteve]
    #574956 - 03/10/02 08:11 PM (20 years, 6 months ago)

You're baking them dry with that dry heat.


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Re: the jars [Re: puscle]
    #575008 - 03/10/02 09:49 PM (20 years, 6 months ago)

Alos you need to get a thermometer to make sure your temperature is correct.:)bluhoney 


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Re: the jars [Re: StonerSteve]
    #575266 - 03/11/02 04:54 AM (20 years, 6 months ago)

what can i buy to use as a heat source?


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Re: the jars [Re: StonerSteve]
    #575283 - 03/11/02 05:12 AM (20 years, 6 months ago)

An incubator like this one.....

http://www.fungifun.org/pf/incubator.htm


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Re: the jars [Re: StonerSteve]
    #575370 - 03/11/02 07:35 AM (20 years, 6 months ago)

A heat rock used for reptiles works good to. Just put it in the general vacinity of the jars, not to close. The radiant heat will keep it warm enough.:)bluhoney 


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