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InvisibleSixTango
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Bottom Watering
    #885643 - 09/16/02 01:40 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Anybody ever try bottom watering a cased  bulk substrate in a plastic container with small holes in the bottom?

By simply setting it in another container, with a small amount of clean water in the bottom.

Or, using a landscape type material that will "wick" water into it?

A foaf has a tiny experiment going on -- doing this & it appears to be working WELL. :laugh:

Always wondering.

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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: SixTango]
    #886362 - 09/16/02 07:14 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I believe that the pod attempts to do this..
There have been several cake teks which attempted to do this.
as for personal experience, with the containers I used I placed a single .7 cm, appx, hole in the middle..
I would flood and drain after each flush, randomly..
I honestly do not think it made much of an impact..


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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: SixTango]
    #890082 - 09/18/02 04:02 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

My cat has some of the expanded clay balls sitting just above some water on egg crate. He put a fine mesh over them and then a layer of coco fiber, then his crumbled cakes and then a case of coco fiber. Works good. Never have to water and the clay sucks up the water and transfers it to the shrooms.


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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: Hef]
    #890824 - 09/18/02 11:36 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i have suggested using wicking material before to wick in water/nutrients, but i've never got around to trying it as i still can't seem to get that whole grain/water ration thing down very well. still working on that, if you have any tips. tell me how it goes if you try the wicking thing.

does anyone know why my rye grain clumps together and why the mycelia growth is so slow?


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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: vaporbrains]
    #892067 - 09/18/02 10:04 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

sounds like you might have too much water... also some people (like Stamets) recommend adding a little bit of gypsum to rye grain to help prevent/minimize clumping.
Have you done a moisture analysis of your grain? If you can find out the moisture content of the rye grain (before adding any other water) then you can tailor the amount of water needed to optimize the final moisture content.
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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: Alkaloids]
    #892315 - 09/19/02 12:22 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yo, Alk,

Nada problem with grain spawn ?

I'm talking about "watering" a whole container from the bottom, as was done to the pot in the example below.

6T :tongue:



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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: Alkaloids]
    #892321 - 09/19/02 12:26 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yo, Alk...................

Now the Raccoon blush's. Disregard the post -- above. Bong hit #4 & I thought you were talking to me. Ooopp's.

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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: SixTango]
    #892862 - 09/19/02 09:32 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I just tried what you are talking about with my 3 one cake casings, and it did not go well. All three got too much water in them in a very short amount of time.

I still like the idea, I just know I will have to keep experimenting.

good luck to you

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Re: Bottom Watering [Re: SwondPooping]
    #893158 - 09/19/02 11:32 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The Raccoon simply lines the bottom 7 up the sides of a pot with landscape cloth material that is a spun polyster fiber (sort of like real thick filter disk material). It wicks water into the pot -- without it being submersed into the water. The water in the bottom of the rubbermaid type tub also maintains a very high rh in there.
6T :tongue: :wink:


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