Home | Community | Message Board


FreeSpores.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Hygrometer, Perlite, Ultrasonic Humidifier

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinekillswitch
psychonaut

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 29
Last seen: 12 years, 3 months
Something is Missing
    #667990 - 06/07/02 09:14 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I've grown shrooms from cakes and casings a few times and I still get about the same results each time. My shrooms look weak and unhealthy compared to most of the stately ones pictured in the forums here. That is to be expected, but what is the difference? I guess the main problem is getting the correct environment for the shrooms to fruit in. Especially when you pretty much have to guess like with humidity. My setup is as follows: I have a cool mist humidifier that runs for 2 minutes every couple of hours. I'm not sure if that is the right amount. Light cycle is 12/12, and I fan about once a day. I used alien's shroom tek for colonizing the B+ jars and cased with 50/50. How do people get their shrooms to grow straight up? Mine end up twisting around and falling onto themselves? Today, I ran my humidifier for a couple minutes until the grow chamber was fogged and around 3 minutes later, all the humidity had dissipated. Is this the problem? The humidity level is rising and falling too quickly? Should I try to create a more airtight container? How would I go about figuring out what I am doing wrong? Thx for any insight you guys may have and I apoligize about my rambling.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Something is Missing [Re: killswitch]
    #667998 - 06/07/02 09:29 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

"How would I go about figuring out what I am doing wrong?"

Well, first off you need a hygrometer. Without that you'll never know what your humidity is at and maby thats one of the problems. Maby you should fan more than once a day to. The basic rule is at least 3 times a day. Not sure about the cool mist humidifier b/c i've never used one myself but to me they seem complicating. Thats the only things I could think of right now, maby some one else can help to.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinephishyfriend
newbie
Registered: 05/14/02
Posts: 34
Loc: new england
Last seen: 14 years, 5 months
Re: Something is Missing [Re: killswitch]
    #668002 - 06/07/02 09:30 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

do you know how much humidity you have???
cool mist sux in my trials you should use perlite unless your powering a large grow closet. if you want your shroom to grow more uniformly then make sure light only comes from the top of your terrarium this seems to help a little cause if light is coming from every angle they grow at every angle. make sure your temps are good usually room temp is fine especially since summer is amongst us. let me know your humidity(if you dont have a gauge see how much condensation is on the walls) and temp and ill see if i can help you get your conditions where they need to be also include the area where you live(not the exact location but area)cause that makes a difference


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinegrowin
addict
Registered: 03/11/02
Posts: 484
Last seen: 9 years, 3 months
Re: Something is Missing [Re: killswitch]
    #668097 - 06/07/02 11:16 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

when i started growing i got a print from ralphe's 44.
i started growing the cambodians but had poor results.
a few weeks later a friend came back from amsterdam witha print of mexican (or hawaiian - i forget).

anyway there was a big big diffrence. the amsterdam print was much more commertial. it grew much faster much biger much heavier.
clearly genetics.

check where u got your print from.

a growin original


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNecron99
Protect youreyes from flyingsugar!

Registered: 09/08/01
Posts: 735
Loc: SATx
Last seen: 3 years, 9 months
Re: Something is Missing [Re: killswitch]
    #668402 - 06/08/02 07:01 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Use perlite for humidity.....


--------------------

"Puny earthlings do not yet know the meaning of the word suffering!!"



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinekillswitch
psychonaut

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 29
Last seen: 12 years, 3 months
Re: Something is Missing [Re: Necron99]
    #668706 - 06/08/02 11:38 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Thx for all the tips. I think I might switch over to perlite like suggested or maybe even use it to even out the humidity increases/decreases and still use the humidifier for short bursts. My casings are starting to look healthier.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineseattlekid
Stranger

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 87
Last seen: 10 years, 7 months
Re: Something is Missing [Re: killswitch]
    #669841 - 06/09/02 11:47 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i suspect that your humidity levels are probably too low. My friend uses a cool mist humidifier and he runs his 24/7. He finds that it not only provides the proper humidity levels but also great air exchange. Read shroomgod's humidifier tek if you haven?t already:
shroomgod's humidifier tek
Hope this helps


--------------------
Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Hygrometer, Perlite, Ultrasonic Humidifier

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Re: ShroomGods Humid Tek The Brain 511 3 04/07/00 10:08 PM
by rebelmoon
* Humidifier/Enough Humidity? Dead Shaman 546 1 10/02/01 03:50 AM
by Anonymous
* Cool Mist Humidifier Connected to a Hose ACN45 911 2 12/14/05 06:13 PM
by Wronguy
* ShroomGods humidifier tek lysergic 1,835 10 06/19/03 06:21 PM
by kukusz
* Post deleted by Anno Anonymous 625 4 10/02/02 02:22 PM
by
* Humidifier lowering room's humidity? Menziesii 816 9 11/24/08 07:24 PM
by Menziesii
* humidifier not humidifying. where is the humidity? hongus 1,281 8 10/17/01 12:40 PM
by hongus
* Humidifier Lowering My Humidity ddp43 647 8 04/25/09 07:27 PM
by ddp43

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
575 topic views. 9 members, 37 guests and 15 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.048 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.