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dessicant setup
    #835902 - 08/22/02 11:44 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I've got a tupperware container and some DAMP RID (calcium chloride pellets) and some mushrooms.

I fan dried the mushrooms for a long time, so now they _look_ dry, but many are still kinda soft and flexible (I live in the south and the humidity is always high).

Here is my dessicant set-up:

i put damp rid on the bottom of the tupperware (a little more than enough to cover the bottom surface), then i put 3 layers of paper towels on top of the damp rid, then i put my shrooms on top of the paper towels... Is this a good set up? someone on the msg board suggested it, but i think the paper towels will get soaked? i need to dry fast, my shrooms are rotting
i hate the humidity here


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[Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #835910 - 08/22/02 11:47 AM (21 years, 6 months ago)


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #836070 - 08/22/02 12:46 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Use a patented Baby_Hitler Sock Jar?.



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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #836077 - 08/22/02 12:48 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

hey sweet idea!!
how long does it usually take to dry out a toe-full ?


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #836104 - 08/22/02 12:58 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Fan dry first, then put in jar. Should be cracker dry in 24 hours.

I've noticed that when I put more fan dry mushrooms in with the already cracker dry shrooms, the cracker dry shrooms will soften a little sometimes before going cracker dry again.

2 sock jars may work better, one for drying, and one for long term storage. I mean, you already have an odd sock anyway.

And for God's sake use a clean sock!


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #836117 - 08/22/02 01:02 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

your post made me chuckle


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #836160 - 08/22/02 01:16 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

Hey baby hitler are you sure Moe didnt come up with that? Im sure i saw a post from him describing a jar/sock idea like that....

Dessicant setups dont have to be all the same, or complex. I just put dessicant(epsom salt actually) in one side of my chamber and the mushrooms on the other. They dont touch eachother so its fine!

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Re: dessicant setup [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #836203 - 08/22/02 01:35 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I put my dessicant in the bottom of a Rubbermade and set a wire mesh letter holder that I got at Wally world over the dessicant, upside down. The letter tray holds the shrooms off of the dessicant and they dry pretty quick.


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: matts]
    #836241 - 08/22/02 01:52 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I've never gotten the "slime" matts describes above. Maybe because I pre-dry in the dehydrator. The desiccant seems to pull the moisture out of everything .
The sock jar is a really good idea if you don't have too many to dry.


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: marathonman]
    #836247 - 08/22/02 01:54 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

unfortunately i have a ton to dry -- i might make a lot of these hitler sock jars



(not a literal ton)


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Fd3000]
    #836259 - 08/22/02 02:01 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

You're right. I found this thread in search:

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=703552&Forum=CatSearch-1&Words=sock%20jar&Match=And&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=703552&Search=true#Post703552

I swear I came up with it on my own though, just a couple o' weeks before moe posted his tek.


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Re: dessicant setup [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #836547 - 08/22/02 04:15 PM (21 years, 6 months ago)

I was always under in the impression that it was better to have to airspace below the damp-rid as well. This gives the slime a place to go and lets the damp-rid do its job better. Also, putting your shrooms right on top of the damp-rid lets them soak up the slime, making them wet, which is exactly the opposite of what you're trying to do.

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