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Offlinewatchthemusic
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how necessary is a drip shield?
    #575634 - 03/11/02 09:45 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

well? how necessary is a drip shield?


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575708 - 03/11/02 11:47 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

bump


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575743 - 03/11/02 12:33 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I don't use one.


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575821 - 03/11/02 01:53 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I don't use one either i don't have any problems and my humidity is like 100%. I could see how they could help, but it isn't required.


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575847 - 03/11/02 02:24 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

We're newbies and still learning, but I think it depends on what form of humidification you're using. If you're hand misting you definately need one. With an ultrasonic humidifier it's optional. With perlite I don't think you need one at all. We're using an ultrasonic, but still have a drip shield to be safe.


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575848 - 03/11/02 02:25 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

We're newbies and still learning, but I think it depends on what form of humidification you're using. If you're hand misting you definately need one. With an ultrasonic humidifier it's optional. With perlite I don't think you need one at all. We're using an ultrasonic, but still have a drip shield to be safe. shrewman1


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #575872 - 03/11/02 02:54 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

i don't use one...
i mean if you think about it... in the wild it does rain... strange concept but it's true...


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: girlskater]
    #575914 - 03/11/02 04:06 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

>>>i mean if you think about it... in the wild it does rain...
yes but if you look at the natural environment and cycle of the mushroom it fruits best after rainfall (when the mycellium 'drinks'). and afterward the grass or whatever surrounds is moist and keeps the microclimate humid for pins to form and they fruit after the rainfall. water falling heavily on the primordia can harm them.
i dont use them right now but i plan on it in the near future possibly because i may be going to build an ultrasonically humidified custom grow chamber; and im not sure exactly how much water will be falling from my outlet hoses until i try it. (syill gotta buy a humidifier yet too).
just dont let a heavy layer of moisture fall on your cakes while pinning or fruiting; mist heavily between flushes or dunk.


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #576294 - 03/11/02 11:57 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

It will definately depend on what you are using to raise
the humidity. If you are using a humidifier and water droplets
start to bead on your cakes, you'll need one. Diffusing through
2-liter bottles will decrease the need for it also. :peace:


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Re: how necessary is a drip shield? [Re: watchthemusic]
    #576510 - 03/12/02 04:15 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

We used three 2-liter bottles, and there is still a lot of condensation throughout, that would probably be dripping. So in our case a drip shield is necessary. Why take the chance if you're using a humidifier? You can always remove it. shrewman1


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