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Too hot to fruit
    #637048 - 05/20/02 12:58 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I live in a fairly hot area. Temperatures of 30 degrees plus are the norm here. I've cased my EQ jars and put the container the trays are in downstairs where it is the coolest, 27 degrees.

After 2 weeks of growth and no pinning I put 2 ice packs inside my container to try bring down the temperature to the 23-25 degree range. This has been overkill though, since the temp dropped down to 21 at times.

I'm assuming temperature is my problem since the humidity is fine.

Is there anyone who has had problems with too high temperatures when trying to get their casings to fruit? Any solutions? Your responses are appreciated.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: shianggu]
    #637069 - 05/20/02 01:44 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

yeah, even 27 (81f) is a little warm...id expect slow growth at that temp. Its too bad that the ice packs are inconsistant cooling devices. have you considered buying a small cooling unit/AC and putting it in a small room with your casings?
i cant come up with much else right now, but ill keep thinking. it shouldnt be too hard to lower a small rooms temp by 5 or 6 degrees.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: HotDamn]
    #637098 - 05/20/02 03:04 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks for the reply HotDamn.

If it comes down to that, I'd get an AC for my babies, no problem. My wife will think I've lost it though, LOL!

I've already sent my order for a Cambodian print. I heard they do well at high temperatures. I'd rather not trash my current project though .


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: shianggu]
    #637129 - 05/20/02 03:49 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

You will really like the Cambodian's

They are my favorite!

They are a very forgiving strain too.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: Roadkill]
    #638581 - 05/21/02 03:49 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm sure I will , thanks.

"Forgiving strain", thats what I need when it comes to casing.

I read somewhere that an ultrasonic humidifier will drop the temperature a little. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thank you.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: shianggu]
    #638587 - 05/21/02 04:03 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i also have high temps in my place (l live in greece,temps can gow up to 35!!!)

what can i do to cool down my cakes? (i dodnt case yet:-) )


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: Hamurabi]
    #638594 - 05/21/02 04:15 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

There's a thread in the advanced forum about keeping jars cool.

http://shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum4&Number=635094&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Hope that helps.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: Hamurabi]
    #639908 - 05/22/02 06:00 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hamurabi, I found a pretty good way to keep my fruiting chamber at the correct temperature. It?s pretty simple.

At first I put ice packs around my trays on the perlite. This caused the bottom of the container to be too cold and nothing fruited.

Then I got some plastic hooks and glued one on the wall of each fruiting chamber/container and hung one ice pack in each container. I got some aquarium air pumps with bubbler stones and put the pumps in a separate small container with 2 ice packs inside and connected with the bubbler stones inside the containers.

The cool air from the air pumps circulates the air inside the fruiting chamber nicely and prevents the cold air from collecting at the bottom. With no ice packs sitting on the bottom, the perlite isn?t so cold anymore either.

Today was about 36 outside, room temp 27 and inside the fruiting chamber a nice 24. Got my first pins today!!! And that?s after the trays sitting there since the beginning of the month at too high temperatures. I seem to have found my growing groove (hopefully).

There?s some nice info on air exchange and using bubblers in the MMGG at

http://www.mushrooms.drugsinfo.net/mmgg/mmgg.htm

Hope this helps when the time comes to birth your cakes.


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Re: Too hot to fruit [Re: shianggu]
    #639957 - 05/22/02 07:05 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Anything around 80F is still fine for fruiting. If anything they will grow a bit FASTER at that temp. If you feel like you must drop the temp a few degrees then get a COOL MIST humidifier.


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