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OfflineAeolus1369
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Terrarium question
    #649762 - 05/28/02 03:53 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have a few weeks during the summer in which my parents will be out of town and I'll be trying my hand at mushroom cultivation. They will probably return around the time when the mushrooms are in their fruiting cycle. The terrarium will be in my closet and I was just wondering if there was a terrarium design that doesn't require as much maintenance as the dual chamber terrarium in the PF TEK for the sake of discretion. Has anyone had any luck with just using perlite to regulate humidity? What about gas exchange...do I still need to fan out the CO2 etc.? I was planning on getting a big tupperware container and using that with the suggested 1/2 inch of perlite. Any feedback?

--Aeolus


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #649766 - 05/28/02 03:56 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

if your parents dont condone this i say dont do it but thats just my opinion


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: SmashedMe]
    #649770 - 05/28/02 03:58 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

duly noted, but if all goes well...they will be none the wiser. If I don't find a low maintenance alternative, I can finish up at a friend's house (though I don't imagine cakes travel all too well)

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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #649779 - 05/28/02 04:09 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I beg to differ, I've taken cakes from my friends basement over to a house about 30 miles away, to an old farm. I think we even stopped to get gas and eat. That casing worked out fine for me!! LOL! Yeah, that whole day was a blast.


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #649869 - 05/28/02 05:44 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

You probably won't be happy with any kind of tupperware container, unless it's pretty large. My friend uses 2" of damp perlite, and that seems to keep the humidity pretty high. For a container he uses an opaque 73qt Sterilite bin with a hole cut in the lid and a piece of plexiglas glued over it. On the side, about 3" from the bottom of the bin, he has cut a 2"x2" hole and glued a filter disc over it. A whole bag of perlite, 1/3 gallon of water, and two glugs of H2O2. Keep in a closet with a gro-light above on a vaguely 12/12 cycle. Fan 2-3 times daily, and mushrooms stay pretty happy.
The 2x2 filtered hole in a side allows CO2 to flow out of the box, since it tends to be heavier than the air. Add a small air pump (with appropriate air filtration) to make the setup more automated.

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Re: Terrarium question [Re: FanaTEK]
    #651683 - 05/29/02 05:35 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

If you add a aquarium air pump for 5$ a filter on the bottom, and inline filter, and a 12 inch bubble stone to put under the perlite you don't even need to bother fanning. Leave 'em in your closet and come back in a couple weeks!!


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #652429 - 05/30/02 02:46 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

look up the chronic tek very low maintenance no misting no fanning no perlite


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: bigslick]
    #652878 - 05/30/02 09:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I searched for the chronic tek and I found a reference to it, but the hyperlink seems to be broken...http://www.mycotopia.net/discus/messages/5/7618.html?#POST25386

can anyone post it here or e-mail it to me?

--Aeolus


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #652918 - 05/30/02 09:48 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with the parents thing as stated above, but if there's really no stopping you, for a stealth operation I'd probably go fer the mycobags. Seem easy enough to keep hidden away etc. though cant say I've actually used them myself. As for transporting cakes or casing; this should pose no problem. Added if you don't wanna go the mycobag or terrerium route there's always invitro.


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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #653072 - 05/30/02 10:37 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i also was forced to grow mushrooms im my closet a long time ago. I used the two chamber pf tek terrainuim with a humidifier and a timer(perilite on the bottom). I timed the humidifier to come on for 30 minutes every 2 hours. It's virtually mantinace free except you have to drain the water build up about every 2-3 days. (use a turkey baster, or put a spiket on the bottom) Its really easy...and quiet for the stealth opp...worked for me! stayed stealth for two whole batches! but do me carefull!!!!

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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #653482 - 05/30/02 02:01 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Personally I just use a simple rubbermade tub (obviously one with a lid:) and a couple inches of damp perlite at the bottom of it... Fan once or twice a day and thats all there is to it

Also, make sure you get a clear lid at least... my first one was dark blue, with the lid being completely non-transparent and didnt let enough light in there. (or at least it seemed that way... still worked out, just had the mushrooms all growing up the sides looking for the light



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Re: Terrarium question [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #653938 - 05/30/02 05:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

click here to read the Chronic Tek.
Its a very simple method, and it'll alllow you to grow in very small places.


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