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will they dry allright?
    #665373 - 06/06/02 04:53 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I am drying my shrooms by placing them in a ziplock bag along with a medium-sized bag of dessicant (taken from a guitar case). I have cut the mush up into smaller pieces, and they are not touching the dessicant. In other words, I am using the ziplock bag in place of the conventional tupperware setup, which requires wire mesh and stuff that I don't presently have the time to go out and buy. Does this sound like it could work?

Also, I went to my local Lowes store yesterday to try and pick up some Damp-Rid or calcium chloride or something of that nature, and they didn't have anything like that. It's supposed to be in the painting section, right? This pisses me off, mainly because it's a brand new super-duper, fuck-yeah, home improvement mega-complex. They have no Damp-Rid? WTF? Anyone have any idea where I could pick some up?


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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: monkeylove]
    #665397 - 06/06/02 05:15 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

If you can't find any just make sure to fan dry them for at least 24 hours(place them infront of a fan they will dry real quick). Ive never used a ziplock for drying so I can't speculate if it will work.

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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: monkeylove]
    #665398 - 06/06/02 05:15 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

My suggestion: Place the shrooms in front of a fan for 24 hours, and if you want them even mnore dry afterwards, place them in the setup you described.

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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: monkeylove]
    #665827 - 06/06/02 10:00 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

If you do a search using the word dry or drying, you'll be amazed at what you see.


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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: monkeylove]
    #665938 - 06/06/02 11:06 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I had the same problem finding desicant. So I went to a craft store and bought some silica gel (flower drying kit) and it worked ok. However later that day I orded drierite from the company webpage and it came within a week or two and it works great

So I would say, like everyone else, fan em for 24 hours then put them into a drying chamber with either the silca gel or drierite (the webpage is http://www.drierite.com/ ) Just be sure to keep an eye on them because the bigger mushrooms will spend the dessicant really fast (I've had a handful rot in the drying chamber because I assumed it would be ok for a couple days

just my 2 cents

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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: monkeylove]
    #667348 - 06/07/02 10:19 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I got Damp Rid from Wal-Mart. There was a ton of it there!!

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Re: will they dry allright? [Re: Aithin]
    #667422 - 06/07/02 11:22 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, Home Depot, Lowes, and Wal-Mart around me don't carry DampRid at all. I found some at ACE Hardward.

I got some drierite also, but found that it doesn't work as well as DampRid.

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