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Dr. S. Stone PhD (Drshroomstone)
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:18 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

After screwing around with a couple of designs for a dessicant tub, I kept running into small problems like the moisture not draining properly and small aborts falling into the dessicant. Then by chance I walk by the tupperware section of my local store and spot what looks like the perfect solution.
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Just the usual cheap "gladware" style tubs that stack inside one another. I think it was 5 of 'em for 2 bucks. I noticed that when stacked there was a 1/2 inch plus gap between the bottoms, a perfect amount of room for a layer of Dry-Out.

So, with the help of my drill, I turned one upside down, and perforated the bottom with a bunch of holes. This one will hold the shrooms.
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I repeated this step on another, drilling fewer holes. This one will hold the dessicant, and the holes will allow any moisture to drain out.
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And that's about it. Just start with one un-drilled one. Slide in the one with just a few holes. Add Dessicant. Then slide in your shroom holding one, add shrooms and cover with a lid.
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Easy, cheap, small....I love it!


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Phatty Bong (Phattyb)
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 11:08 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool! I just made one from a tupperware/gladware thingie.I cut a hole in the lid for a small 12V PC fan,and drilled a bunch of holes around the side.After the mushies are 90% dry,I put them in the dessicant tub to finish them off.Works great!
It seems those little Gladware containers have 1001 uses in this hobby.
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Paw Paw.... (Alounacara)
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 11:32 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man that looks like it will work perfect
Still way cooler than Sucky.....
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JackKaruac (Jackkaruac)
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 12:11 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

never in my 3 years of shrooming ..I LIKE IT!
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Duke X (Dukex)
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Post Number: 284
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 12:32 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very nice...

Peace...
"Ill try to be around and about. But if Im not, then you know that Im behind your eyelids, and Ill meet you there." Terence Mckenna - Kona, September 1999
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Ramen Cowboy (Synth)
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Post Number: 149
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 01:53 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, assuming its pretty air-tight, thats just about
unbeatable. ive wanted to do someting like that
but i could never make anything that 'simple' because
i could never find the perfect tupperwares [like yours].
nice job =]
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Python (Python)
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Post Number: 787
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 02:00 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice work........
The substance provides continuous high, i'll give you one free, for every five you buy......
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Dr. S. Stone PhD (Drshroomstone)
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Post Number: 37
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 02:42 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for all the kind words everybody!

It's pretty darn airtight, you just have to give the top a little downward push. I suppose you could wrap the outside in some saran wrap if you can't find ones that fit together perfectly.

I picked these containers up at Kmart, if that helps in finding them. 5 in one package.

(Message edited by drshroomstone on August 18, 2004)
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JackKaruac (Jackkaruac)
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 02:59 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A quart with a pint of des. in it with a coffee filter for the fungi to rest on is as cheap and affective
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Dr. S. Stone PhD (Drshroomstone)
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Post Number: 38
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 03:43 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Except when your using the type of dessicant that liquifies, i.e. calcium chloride, Damp Rid, etc...
I started out just using a screen in a single container, but the moisture sucked out of the mushrooms turns the dessicant into a soggy mess. Kinda hard to drain and I'm sure that sitting in liquid reduces it's effectiveness.
Hence the dessicant sits in a perforated container with another solid container underneath it to collect the liquid.
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paradox (Paradox00)
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Post Number: 60
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 04:32 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what kind of dessicant is in the pic and where do I get some? thanks
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Ramen Cowboy (Synth)
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Post Number: 151
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 09:09 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

probably calcium chloride [a popular brand is damp
rid]. go find it at the home despot. ask where the
dessicant/damp-rid is. might be by the painting
section.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 24682
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 05:16 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice write-up
thx for sharing
archive material to drying

Namaste


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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 24684
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Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 05:24 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

a nice dessicant i like is
silica gel/crystals
used for drying flowers so it's at most craft stores, cheap too like $7 for 5 pounds
never liquifies
just heat to re-use
no nasty foul taste if it accidently touches the shrooms


Namaste


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ironresp (Ironresp)
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Post Number: 288
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very cool...i just bought a few before even reading this post but i never even realized i could use them the way you just showed.

such an easy solution too...sometimes im too focused on complex ways to do stuff then i see a post like this and wipe my slate clean.

awesome idea again dr.s
I had a friend once he took some acid
Now he thinks he's a fire engine
It's okay until he pisses on your lighter
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Tobynutz (Tobynutz)
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 11:37 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you have inspired me. maybe if my malabar cakes would finish colonizing i'll have a need for one of those. hurry damn it
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GOLLY (Golly)
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Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 12:09 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aye It's lovely. Can i take it home now?
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JackKaruac (Jackkaruac)
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 12:45 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hip the silica crystals are awesome! I've used them for a while in my tek method..In my car paint shop we used silica des. crystals to get the water out of our airlines through a trap system.I got rid of the old system for new technology and I NOW have boxs of this auto grade bad ass shit!!!

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HF (Highflyer)
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Post Number: 2456
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 06:49 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very nice. :-)
"I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way." - Robert Frost
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Forseti (Forseti)
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Post Number: 55
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 12:32 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sweet