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How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity
    #9868635 - 02/26/09 12:32 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)



these humidifiers do not work short term, but what i found was that if i take this tube and run it into the top on full blast for about 15 minutes, the mist condenses on everything in the smallest water droplets possible.  that kicks it into the 100% range for hours.  I have a ocillating fan that i fan it out with before i fog.  the shotgun FC seems to get around 80% rH if you don't have the walls misted.  I mist with a reptile spray bottle i got at the pet store (the kind you pump)  it works well to get the FC to 90-95% rH. 

The ionizing mister is no good for short or long durations though.  a little fyi  :smile:


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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: renfox]
    #9868733 - 02/26/09 12:52 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

If you saturate your cakes or other substrate with water, pinning performance will be poor at best.  The number 1 pinning trigger is fresh air exchange which causes a constant loss of moisture from the substrates.  You're doing the opposite of what your mushrooms require.  If you'll moisten that perlite, you'll have proper humidity without the humidifier saturating everything.

If your room air is extremely dry, run that humidifier in the room 24/7, but don't pipe it into the terrarium.
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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #9868783 - 02/26/09 12:59 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

those are some fun shaped cakes you got there....lol.


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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #9871402 - 02/26/09 07:55 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

Thanks a million.  I'm still an ignoramous. :smile:  Thanks for the guidance.  I just bought the your DVD & should get it today! 

I followed the online video and was worried that the humidity being 80-90 would be an issue.  the dry verm from the roll looks pretty dry.  I was looking for a Misting tek for cakes so I understand it better.  my hardest time with instructions is I tend to veer if i don't understand the reasoning behind the steps.    All the misting i could find in books was on casing type setups. 

should i mist? how often? on wals & cakes & perlite?(i ave been doing above so it falls down lightly) 

How often should I fan?  i have been doing it about 8 times a day so far.


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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: renfox]
    #9871864 - 02/26/09 08:56 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

Humidity being 80-90% is an issue. But i dont think your rh is that low.

Is your hygrometer calibrated, is it anologue??

The shotgun fruiting chamber when build right will give atleast 90%.

Check that you are getting a correct reading.

You will want to mist then fan 4-5 times daily. If the verm is dry, you will want to hydrate it. You can mist above your terrarium allowing a nice fine mist to fall inside. Dont mist the walls, which is useless the mostire must be in the air and the perlite. The walls will be slightly cooler, if you spray the walls, its just gonna stay on the walls.

doing it 8 times is fine, but be sure to mist before you fan. When you fan your terrarium you will dry out the air, misting helps replace this moisture.

I see holes in the sides, do you have holes in the bottom and the top?? very important that yuou hve holes in the bottom and topp aswell as the sides, you need air to be drawy up through the bottom, this helps with humidity.



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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: veda_sticks]
    #9872611 - 02/26/09 10:40 PM (12 years, 10 days ago)

Yes I have holes on the top & bottom as well.  I do have an analogue humidity guage.  i'll calibrate it (didn't know you could until testerday)

Do you think having an occillating fan outside pointing at the FC would help or hinder?  I'm concerned about the whole pin setting thing.


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Re: How I got my shotgun FC to 100% humidity [Re: renfox]
    #9872678 - 02/26/09 10:51 PM (12 years, 10 days ago)

i wouldnt have the fan pointing directly at your FC
this will only help dry it out and bring your RH down
just have it running in the room to keep the air moving

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