Home | Community | Message Board


Zamnesia.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: ½ Pint Jars, Humidity Meter, Hygrometer, Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinehyper_dermic
stranger withcandy

Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 736
Loc: the land of excess
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Perlite Problems
    #903177 - 09/24/02 12:41 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Right so heres the problem....
ive got a large rubbermaid bin with about 2in of perlite in it...
added some water.....
the bottem inch of perlite seems quite moist (i added alot of water)

but humidity only rises to about 90%... i still cant crank out that extra 5%

ive read a bunch of the faqs about perlite, and they all say add about 1/2 an inch of water.....
but the perlite seems to soak up the water...
do they mean, add enuff water to make the bottem 1/2 inch of perlite very damp? or should you actually SEE 1/2 inch of standing water under the wet perlite?

there is no standing water in my perlite... its just VERY VERY damp at the bottem 1/2 inch...
perhaps this is my problem?
i didnt want to add too much water since everyone says thats the worst thing you can do to perlite....

ive got to get my terraniums up to 98% humidity within a week or 2, ive got several jars that are around 95% complete


thanks in advance

[hyp]


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblematts
matts

Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 3,649
[Re: hyper_dermic]
    #903184 - 09/24/02 12:45 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemickey_rourke
Illegal Smile
Registered: 07/18/02
Posts: 3,333
Loc: Playa del Carmen
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: hyper_dermic]
    #903189 - 09/24/02 12:47 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I agree with matts. Your hygrometer is probably not properly calibrated.


--------------------
"I tried to put it all behind me, but my redneck past is nipping at my heels.." -- Ben Folds Five


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblematts
matts

Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 3,649
[Re: mickey_rourke]
    #903197 - 09/24/02 12:49 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehyper_dermic
stranger withcandy

Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 736
Loc: the land of excess
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #903198 - 09/24/02 12:49 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Hmmm well, i got PLENTY of surface area for the perlite.... and its ALL damp
so i suppose its my hygrometer...

i have the electronic radioshack kind...
cant calibrate it....
fuck....

[hyp]


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehyper_dermic
stranger withcandy

Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 736
Loc: the land of excess
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Re: Perlite Problems [Re: matts]
    #903206 - 09/24/02 12:53 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

on a side note, the instructions that came with the hygrometer says its +/- 7 at +80% humidity.. so basically its friggin useless :P....
it would still make me feel better if i could see a 95% humidity on it...

bah, my coolmist was probably working fine as well, but the damn humidity gauge wouldnt read above 92% so i switched to perlite + coolmist
(perlite for constant humidity, and coolmist for fresh air exchange.... ultra lazy man's setup)

[hyp]


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblematts
matts

Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 3,649
[Re: hyper_dermic]
    #903207 - 09/24/02 12:56 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)



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

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Humidity Meter, Hygrometer, Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Digital Indoor Thermometer/ Hygrometer @ radioshack 50% off tps 647 2 07/09/04 01:31 PM
by tps
* Hygrometer Upgrade Suggestions TrippingBillies 704 1 06/20/02 07:34 AM
by Anno
* Using both: moist perlite and humidifier trumie04 1,601 6 09/08/07 03:28 AM
by
* Coolmist humidifiers and the like camplo 1,097 1 08/16/08 09:34 PM
by Blutjager
* first time posting! -premature pinning on bulk, and coolmist not cutting it in greenhouse- RR maybe? imnotthere 3,925 17 02/25/08 09:48 PM
by imnotthere
* Hygrometers....need help! FredMeyer420 1,975 9 07/24/02 09:06 PM
by sixpac440
* wierd results from my coolmist outlawimmortal 366 0 07/01/07 11:57 AM
by outlawimmortal
* A tip on humidity guages (hygrometers)
( 1 2 all )
World Spirit 2,599 24 07/11/03 04:25 AM
by Anno

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
1,134 topic views. 41 members, 183 guests and 31 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 19 queries.