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OfflineParanoidSchizoid
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Using a coleman cooler to colonize straw.
    #638264 - 05/20/02 05:31 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I am using a coleman cooler to colonize about 6 inches of straw. I was just thinking about putting the lid on the cooler and putting a hole in each side of the cooler. In one hole i would place a small vaccum cleaner HEPA filter and in the other a 3 inch computer fan running at a low speed. This would provide constant gas exchange and would keep clean air coming in. I had the fear that this would dry out the substrate. I currently cover it with plastic with many holes. Does anyone see any drawbacks in this idea. Hell, I think it would work as long as the constant air flow wasn't too much. Maybe I could put a weak bubbler humidifaction system in it and use a small amount of perlite with some hydrogen peroxide in the water. That would help to keep the substrate from drying out and would be sterile as well.


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Re: Using a coleman cooler to colonize straw. [Re: ParanoidSchizoid]
    #638265 - 05/20/02 05:37 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Or does there need to be some CO2 present?


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Re: Using a coleman cooler to colonize straw. [Re: ParanoidSchizoid]
    #638272 - 05/20/02 05:50 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

For colonization, just cover it up and leave it in a dark place. For fruiting, run a cool mist humidifier on a timer in there. Cut a small hole for co2 escape. This takes care of humidity and fresh air exchange.


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Re: Using a coleman cooler to colonize straw. [Re: bassplayer74]
    #638358 - 05/20/02 06:52 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

That sounds like the reasonable thing to do. I just like to go to extremes sometimes. I appreciate the reply. I wish you luck in your growing adventures.


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Re: Using a coleman cooler to colonize straw. [Re: ParanoidSchizoid]
    #638361 - 05/20/02 06:56 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Sound like you have done some thinking!! If I were you, Id turn the fan on for about 10 minutes about 3 times a day. This way, there is no worry about drying it up.


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