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|Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 07:14 pm:||
By Fanaticus (Fanaticus) on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 -
A very hip incubator for the hippest shroom web site on the scene - a gift tek from PF
This little job is perfect. It is all I need and I mean ME. This little baby can give you plenty of jars hot for teacher.
all parts are cheap at hardware and lighting stores (USA)
this is a shelf of a bookcase. I have a cloth that hangs over the front to keep heat in (attached with thumb tacks)
at the top is a strip of wood with standard light bulb fixtures wired in parallel (if one light goes off - the rest stay lit) notice no light bulb in the middle fixture. you have lots of choices and great control with your heat source and light bulb radiant heat is what the doctor ordered for fungi cultures.
under the light strip is a LINE VOLTAGE THERMOSTAT (120 volts) available at lighting stores (don't bother with hardware stores for this gadget) it is really cheap - about 14 bucks american. you just wire it into the wire that supplies power to the bulbs (from the wall socket). You don't need to fuck with your house electricall system for christ sakes (burning down the house) the instructions come with the thermostat for wireing into an extension cord ect.
then there is the thermometer to monitor temps.
you can dial the thermostat to keep a perfect temp constant and it works by itself, all automatic of course.
you can use light bulbs of any power, but the low powered 25 watt bulbs are nice or you can use any wattage, but the higher the wattage the more heat will generate and the lights will go on and off more frequently. So if you use lower power bulbs you can minimize on and offs to make the bulbs last.
and of coures - PF jars