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Invisiblestrain
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Do I need a drip shield?
    #584154 - 03/20/02 12:42 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I built a sweet little setup with an ultrasonic humidifier, a valve, plastic tubing all connected to 2 large plastic bins and the humidity seems to be stabilizing at around 90 but there are water droplets forming on the 2 cakes that I am fruiting now. There is a dense fog in the bins is this normal?

Do I need a drip shield? Will this stop the droplets forming on the cakes?
I plan to case after I actually going through a complete cycle with cakes, will the drip shield still be needed when casing?


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Re: Do I need a drip shield? [Re: strain]
    #584176 - 03/20/02 01:25 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Hi Strain, I wouldnt worry about those droplets on the cakes, i used to have a drip-shield(transparent plexiglass) with perlite humidification, but after checking how it works without, i figured out ,that my set up doesnt need it...But because you are using a ultrasonic, maybe you need to build one....(Do you see the cakes suffering from too much water on them?If thats the case....then make a drip-shield) Another alternative way you might wanna try, is some vaseline on the inside of your terreriums lid.....a shroomerite reported success using this method in an old post...***good luck***


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Re: Do I need a drip shield? [Re: Sterile]
    #584194 - 03/20/02 01:48 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

It sounds too wet strain. Ultrasonic are said to make the most and densest mist/fog. Some peolpe route the mist through a maze of tubes and bottles, which may be good or not. Are you shure your humidistat reads accurately between 90 and 100% rH ?
About the drip sheild, If there is water droplets dripping on cakes or casings, a drip sheild is an effective tool.
Also, the humidifier does not need to run 24/7. It could be on a timer.


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Invisiblestrain
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Re: Do I need a drip shield? [Re: black_dove]
    #584202 - 03/20/02 01:57 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

How could I set up the timer?
I have a 15 min timer... please help!


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Re: Do I need a drip shield? [Re: strain]
    #584215 - 03/20/02 02:12 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

go to the store and get a 24hr timer that plugs into the outlet, and then you can plug your humidifier into it, set it to come on a couple of times a day for like 10-20 min, depending on how the RH is. if you have a thick fog, i would have to guess you have 1, 100% RH, and 2, a bad hydrometer(sp). hope this helps


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