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OfflineSqueeky
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Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget
    #911762 - 09/27/02 09:30 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Hey all, before I get flamed, I have looked at serveral post about fruiting chambers and designs.  I just want to get a collective response of which would be recommended.  I currently have 10 jars colonizing and innoculating 10 more next week.  I plan on starting to produce about 10 jars colonized every 2 weeks.  Basically what I'm looking for a possible chamber that will support the large about of jars, which I plan on casing, also low maintence.  Unfortunitly although I've been reading these forums for about a year, I'm still a newbie, and newbie's like pictures :smile:  If at all possible can someone point me to a fruiting chamber design that will work on my budget and hold many casings.  Also I'd like to stay away from perilite as much as possible.

Thank You
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OfflineNeonBlack
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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: Squeeky]
    #911786 - 09/27/02 09:46 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

On a $60 budget, I think you will have a hard time keeping decent humidity without perlite.  I would grab one or two of the rubbermaid containers with the hinged tops.  I would also buy some perlite, a fish tank bubbler, and some hose.  I would run the bubbler into a jar with another hose running from the jar to a hole in your container.  In that container I would have the bottom covered with perlite and some holes cut into the sides just above the perlite.  Stuffing those holes with polyfil or covering them with filter disks would be a good idea.  One of those containers should have enough room for two of the square aluminum pans, you might can squeeze one more in in you had to.  I can't quite remember the dimensions of those pans.  Assuming five cakes per casing one of those chambers should work as long as you don't mind waiting for pinning.  If you had two then you could have a nearly continuous cropping cycle.  :tongue: 


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: NeonBlack]
    #911813 - 09/27/02 10:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm I the only person who can actually find cheap stuff?

BIG ass rubbermade (type) container (dont remembre the actuall size) from discount store: 7.99

Cool Mist Humidifier at walmart: 25.00

Digital thermo-hydrometor from Radio Shack: 19.95

Heating pad from walmart: 6.00

All the mushies I can eat: Priceless

All of this stuff was bought brand new, and I just found over half of it at the salvation army for about 1/4 the price, so Iif I had shopped there first, I could have had enough money left over to build a basic glovebox as well.


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[Re: Loop_Theorist]
    #911827 - 09/27/02 10:18 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)



Edited by matts (09/27/02 10:19 AM)


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: Loop_Theorist]
    #911852 - 09/27/02 10:38 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Damn, I was under the impression that those humidifiers were more expensive than that. I suppose I should have taken a look. That heating pad reminded me that I forgot to mention incubation. I personally used a fish tank heater placed inside of a jar of water. I had that inside of a cooler that was lying around. Worked great.


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: matts]
    #911897 - 09/27/02 11:11 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Complicated? maybe.  I'm the son of an engineer, if there isn't a ton of tubes and digital read-outs I dont think the jobs been done right.. but thats just me.

As for the quality of my digital thermo-hydrometer,.. I still have all the mushies I can eat :wink:

-Loop


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right beside tha money which right beside tha coke
Passin by tha coastgaurd, right under their nose.

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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: Squeeky]
    #912075 - 09/27/02 01:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

  rubbermaid containers btw 14-31gal range btw $6-$10....
    use those jars to spawn a bulk substrate (dung/straw, horse compost, etc)
voila...  no need for external humidification....  just put some 1 inch(2.54cm) circular holes in the side with polyfill or some other filter material for gas exchange .. mist occassionally
  low maintenance, no need for fancy humidity set-ups.  :smile: 


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget [Re: Squeeky]
    #912144 - 09/27/02 01:32 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Pearlite and a steralite container from target. Cheep, practical, and easy to deal with. I have a $50 cool mist hunidifier that I NEVER use anymore. It's just too much of a pain in the ass. Sure it's fun to play with, but that's not why we're here.



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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: matts]
    #912249 - 09/27/02 02:15 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

forget the hygrometer, they ARE NOT accurate at high humidities, and will only drive you insane.




I've heard about that, but is it really not necessary at all? I'll be using Perlite, and will have my fruiting chamber in my kitchen. The heater in my kitchen is a very dry sort of heat, so I stick a glass of water on top of it to keep some moisture in the air. I'm just hoping that this heating system of mine is not drying out my jars!

Also, can anyone tell me a UK Equivalent of a "Rubbermaid Container" as I'm really not sure what those are. After a Google Image Search I'm thinking that they're just bit tupperware containers, is that right? For my terrarium I was planning to use an old aquarium, but I've just dug it out of my mums roofspace and it's got a big crack in it. Could I superglue that up? I think I recall another post in here about the stuff in some glues being harmful to the cakes?!


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[Re: cookdandbombd]
    #912361 - 09/27/02 03:37 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: matts]
    #912679 - 09/27/02 05:44 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

it doesn't get simpler than this: i use a large filter-patch bag, with moist perlite on the bottom


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: Loop_Theorist]
    #912780 - 09/27/02 06:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

"Complicated? maybe. I'm the son of an engineer"
Well you know what they say about people who are engineers?

Engineers are people who didn't have enough personality to become acountants.  :tongue:


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget [Re: Squeeky]
    #913130 - 09/27/02 08:51 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

man go to your local dollar store type thing and get a big tub. my favorite kinda is the generic 70 quart (i think) clear tub with lid. its great, very long, like 3 feet, 1.5 wide probably, and not too tall, about 7-8 inches tall. i hate those big ass tall ones. then go get some perlite from lowes. your totaly will be like $10. throw in whatever else you like but i think thats all you wuold need.


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget [Re: zazz]
    #913138 - 09/27/02 08:53 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

oh yeah that tub i mentioned would be perfect for a lot of cakes and or a lot of casings. you could easily fit maybe 12 cakes or so in there. unless you are plannning on growing monsters, it will be plenty of room for upward growth


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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget [Re: Squeeky]
    #914388 - 09/28/02 08:41 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

I plan on starting to produce about 10 jars colonized every 2 weeks.



Have you already colonized jars in two weeks, or have you just "planned" it to take that long?

Dude, you don't need to buy a container that will fit 50 casings (we don't even know how big your casings will be). You can just ****buy more than one container**** Hey, how about that! Go to fucking Wal-Mart (or one of the other countless stores that sells them) and buy one (or more) of the 200 different Rubbermaid-type containers they sell. Your budget isn't going to be a problem.

In reply to:

I'd like to stay away from perilite as much as possible.



Then do. If you are doing casings, then you can avoid it very easily. Forget about perilte and humidifiers, you don't need that shit. Get some cheap containers and stick your casings in them.




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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 budget [Re: MechanicalMan]
    #914441 - 09/28/02 10:13 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i also wasted my money on a digital hygrometer. mine didnt help me at all. if your doing cakes anyway, its really not neccissarry. also, if water gets in it, it totally messes up the readings. i would save your money, it doesnt take a genius to know when your cakes need fresh air/misting.
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Re: Fruiting Chamber Recommendations, on a $60 bud [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #914464 - 09/28/02 10:31 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

"Well you know what they say about people who are engineers?

Engineers are people who didn't have enough personality to become acountants."


I hope you never need a pacemaker :wink:

Besides, I'm NOT an engineer, Hell, I went to art school :blush:

-Loop


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Pack-tight, midnight, ship it to tha coast.
Some take tha plane, you, you on tha boat,
right beside tha money which right beside tha coke
Passin by tha coastgaurd, right under their nose.

To the US-HEY where anyone can getny, MIA all the way to New Your city, you a twenty now....


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