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OfflinePanTrop
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Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator??
    #92242 - 01/29/00 08:48 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

I have found all the needed componets to build a rather cheap and effective incubator almost identical in function to a egg incubator, but it wont have humidity as our jars dont need humidity to incubate. Im just courious to know if anyone has built one?

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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92243 - 01/29/00 10:32 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

My incubator is quite simple. First of all, Start w/a large card board box. Make sure It is large enough to house a rubber maid container that is 1'6" by 2'6". Wrap a down sleeping bag or a few blankets around the container for extra insulation. The heat source consists of a thermostat wired to a light fixture . The whole unit is placed in a large tin can that is mounted to the middle of the rubber maid container. Use a 40 watt bulb and play around w/your settings untill your happy w/the temp. I keep mine around 80 degrees.

[This message has been edited by The Alchemist (edited January 29, 2000).]



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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92244 - 01/30/00 12:18 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

My incubator (for petris) consists of a small styrofoam (1 1/2" thick) cooler. It has dimensions of 15" wide, 8" high and 22" long. I have a home made digital temperature controller with an external probe suspended in the air inside the cooler. I use a heating blanket underneith which is switched via the controller. I keep this to within 1 degree of optimal 84-86 temp. I have a similar setup for jars and casings but consists of larger, food type styrofoam coolers and infra red heat lamps.

I also have a setup for my Ball python that uses a 60watt ceramic element, the only thing here (desirable for snakes) is that it creates a hot spot. I am conisdering using a separate heat box with fan to provide more even heat for a big incubator. Ultimately I'd like to find an old (non working) bar fridge due to its excellent insulation and shelves.



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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92245 - 01/30/00 01:10 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Call up the beverage distributers in your area, those big refridgeration coolers you buy pop/beer out of are usually supplied by the distributer. When they die and can't be fixed economically, then they usually sit outside their bldg. till they make a dump run. Be nice and offer to haul one off if they have it, and you might just end up with one.


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92246 - 01/30/00 06:16 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92247 - 01/30/00 10:53 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Eh, nice idea about the beverage cooler guys, thanx man, it's worth a shot : )


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92248 - 02/04/00 08:50 PM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Adjustable heating pad underneath a rubbermaid container, set inside a box or on a dark closet shelf.


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92249 - 02/05/00 07:40 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

Has anybody experienced drying of their jars because of this??


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92250 - 02/05/00 09:01 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

I only ever used to use sealed jars (metal lid inverted so metal is to glass) and I never has moisture problems. I am going with a filter disk setup this time so I will let you know. Stamets recommends drilling a 3/8 to 1/2" hole in a metal lide and then putting a filter disk underneith, he says that it prevents excess drying.


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #92251 - 02/06/00 09:41 AM (17 years, 4 months ago)

I've never had problems with jars drying out in any variation on the incubation theme.


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Temp Control Schems [Re: Anonymous]
    #649840 - 05/28/02 05:24 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Hey Dirtydog, i'd be real interested in seeing the schematics for that temp controller!
thats right up my alley!
thanks
H


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Re: Anyone Ever built, or in the process of building an incubator?? [Re: PanTrop]
    #650255 - 05/28/02 10:20 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

>Im just courious to know if anyone has built one?
Yes, http://www.fungifun.org/pf/incubator.htm .


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