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John lennon (Johnlennon)
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 05:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi all
The temp in my terrarium is at 70F it is a correct temp?

I plan to buy a tempstat and a humistat by greenair, it is a good idea??
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 06:18 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd say 70-75F is good. Just basic room temp
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 07:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The clear storage cotainers i see u guys use look big and i am sure u i could get one in fact i looked at somthing similar, it was big and held about 10 cakes no prob but to me it was not air tight.
A little work with a sharp blade would help but i am sure i read of a better way to make them air tight any1 help.
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 07:17 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you can use saran wrap
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jared (Jared112)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 07:29 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You don't need it to be 100% airtight all you need is a lid that stays on good enough so that you can have your 90%+ humidity inside of it. Just make sure that where ever you decide to put it the room is sterile. I sterilized a small closed by vacuming and wiping the walls down with water that had 10% bleach in it. Then I loaded the bleach water into a spray bottle and sprayed the ceiling and the walls and the floor real good, I did that almost 3 weeks ago and it still smells like a sterile laboritory inside.
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 07:41 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you do not have a 'Clean Room' I recommend that you have it 100% airtight to keep contams from getting in there.
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Hippie (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:16 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

contams are going to get in everytime you open it, so i wouldn't worry about it too much.
fully colonized cakes are pretty contam-resistant.
and terrariums don't need to be air-tight, just a decent seal to keep humidity 90+%.
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:27 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

whats saran wrap,cling film?
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Hippie (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:37 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, real thin plastic film used to cover food dishes, etc.
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 09:10 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

tomorrow i will buy a bigger container thanks.
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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 04:09 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scotsman, if you put some weatherstripping/foam tape on the rim of the container it might help seal it off. It depends on how the lid fits on the container. I have had good luck with that. It would beat buying a new container if it does work.
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Drew Man (Dman)
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 02:18 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Currently in my 10 gallon fish tank I have a 100 watt fishtank heater inside a one gallon jug of Distilled Water. I have a couple good size holes in it to let out Humidity into the tank, But it doesnt seem to raise it above 75 Degrees. I have a lot of condensation as well on the cover of the terrarium and when I open it to Fan, some drips off onto the cakes every so often. If I turn up the heat on the heater the condensation seems excessive. Will the water falling from the cover hurt the cakes or is there a better way I could go about heating and humidifying my tank? Plus could a use a Black Light to stimulate Pinning?
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 05:27 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

75 sounds about right to me... however, i could be wrong
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 05:28 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh yeah, BTW... you should probably implement some sort of Drip Sheild if you're gonna have alot of dripping going on in there
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yagshroom (Yagshroom)
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 08:11 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Black lights aren't going to do if for you... you need to use a regular light bulb or a regular fluorescent light.
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Hippie (Hippie)
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 01:23 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

actually, i've heard that blacklights will work,
although i've never tried it myself.
as for droplets, just daub them up with a clean tissue if they land on cakes.
a thin film of petroleum jelly on the lid will reduce condensation.
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Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 01:01 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can a casing system be set up using only 9.5 inches of vertical space total?
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ggg (Ggg)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 01:16 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

flatcake
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 11:18 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah, that would be about the minimum.
some shrooms might hit the top, but they will bend to conform ok.
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whoever (Livedangerous)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 04:40 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how does one sterilize the terrarium? logically, i cant steam boil a 10 gallon glass aquarium. should i wipe the surfaces with bleach, peroxide, or 409 or would that be dangerous for the future shrooms? or do you even have to sterilize?
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Brettiejams (Brettiejams)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 05:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spray with a bleach and water solution or Lysol and let it sit for several minutes.

Then wipe it clean with some clean paper towels or other clean towels.
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 05:05 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I always fill a sink with bleach water and dip a rag in it, wring it out, and wipe the inside of the thing with that
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 06:16 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read up on the Sanitize FAQ
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 04:19 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

following old teks i had a coolerbox with a hole for light and a dripshield , i had perlite in bottom and the humidity over the last few days sat at about 90+ but today i bought a container like most folks use on this site i used 1.5 inch of perlite but the humidity is sitting at 85 how do i increase it,just add more water, the container i bought is 12 inch by 18 inch....hell i checked again there and its at 80 whats the lowest my PF strain can florish...my temp is 75 80
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 05:37 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

try to make sure it is sealed good... a good seal is crucial with perlite from what i hear... tried it once and got sick cakes... i just stick with my humidifier now... alot of people don't like them... but i do!
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 06:07 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so any ideas for raising hmidity , a bit more water..is 85 humidity ok will they grow at 85
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 06:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i don't know if adding more water would be benificial because you don't want any puddles of standing water in there... that is where the contams will breed... try and make sure everything seals tight... maybe put some plastic between the tub and the lid to help trap more of the humidity... they will probably grow at 85... but probably better a little higher... that's just my guess... i am by no means experienced enough for you to take my word as gospel... i'm just trying to help
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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 07:35 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If your seal isn't tight, which is probably the case if your humidity is going down. Seal it with rubber weather stripping.
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 07:43 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

whats rubber weather stripping....draught excluder
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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 08:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I could see it being called "draught excluder" in your region. That is a rather hilarious name for it as well. The stuff comes in a roll like tape. It is sticky on one side like tape. It is about a cmx3 in width. The top, opposite the sticky side is rounded. At least, all the rubber (non-foam) kinds I have seen are rounded. It is used to, as you put it, exclude the draught.
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 05:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

got it sorted i taped the joining bit with masking tape and todays temp is 90 all the way and outa 6 cakes i got about 10 pins well formed, thanks again
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 06:04 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

instead of adding more water, just add more wet perlite. 2-3 inches above water level will humidify even large containers nicely.
and, of course, seal the lid if needed.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 07:18 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mist?
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 11:44 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow Nan... how could we have missed a solution so simple
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:34 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doh!!!
brain
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 05:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

still at 90 and so many pins its hard to count them,1 small stepp for man 1 large stepp for me,now its waiting and watching for colour changes ect....pity i aint got pics.....thanks all
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nick waters (Nickobod)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 06:56 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My room isn't the warmest of places. Probably somewhere between 68-73 degrees. My pinners are fruiting but are rather slow. This is fine by me as long as this in not unhealthy. I was curious, if they could terminate at these temperatures, or if they will just continue to mature slowly.
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Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 07:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not really qualified to answer this, but let me tell you, I had some romeros fruiting, a few cakes of them, and I posted to this board about growwth being stalled... One of them grew to one inch, and sat there for almost three days, BARELY growing, At the end of that three days, growth EXPLODED. I did nothing different, changed nothing, just waited, impatiently, posting the same thing basically you posted above. I seriously doubt they will terminate, I'll bet my latest flush of Thai, that they will take off anytime now :)
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Underground_Shaman (Shaman)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 09:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those temps. should be fine for fruiting, albeit perhaps a little slowly, but NO PROBLEM.

In my experience, when veils open early, there are two main causes: water content and genetics. A too dry cake will cause premature veil opening, and some fruits are just smaller than others.

Dunk and case. Then wait.

Good luck!

Peace,
Shaman
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Underground_Shaman (Shaman)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 09:05 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, for your purposes I would wait on the dunk. Just keep the casing verm. moist and dunk after the first flush...

Sorry for being unclear.

Dunk and case is the best way to ensure proper cake moisture content after birthing.


Shaman