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How important is a drip shield, really?Dr. Cubesis IIIplinkerdink42015 1 12-13-01  11:57 pm
Keeping cakes fully loaded?jaredjared14 1 12-16-01  12:28 am

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Snoopy (Snoopy)
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 - 08:27 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that everyone stresses or, atleast in all the grow chamber plans, that a drip shield is needed. I understand that big drops of water can damage the cakes.. mine have been fruiting for about 3 days, and I don't have a drip shield...... is it really nessacery? And if so how nessacery ..... will the drops ruin some of my flushes?
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Marx2k (Marx2k)
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 - 09:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If your humidity is high in your terrarium, the difference between a drip shield and not is the difference between having a healthy casing. Nice and moist but springy and airy or having a mud pie. I would recommend a simple piece of plexiglass bent in a "U" form over your casings, pressing and holding itself against the sides of your terarrium. Cheapest and most simple drip shield you can get.
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Trollhunter (Trollhunter)
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 - 09:43 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

never used one my self,just put some vasaline on the lid and spread it out .will stop the water from forming on the lid.and by the way have not posted in a while ,hope every one is doing well.
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Snoopy (Snoopy)
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2001 - 09:51 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marx2k Yah I think I saw your friends setup with the bent plexiglass on a preivous post. I used to work in a glass facility that also did plexiglass so I am pretty sure I know what type to get..... just being lazy. I think i'll do that Ushape idea tho sounds like a good idea, and Troll, good call on the vasaline on the drip shield will probably incorporate that with what marx2K's idea.
Thanx
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relic (Relic)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 01:57 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

in my experience, you only need a drip sheild when you use a humidifier, esp. ultrasonics. drip sheilds can also help keep from getting spray directly on your cakes if you use a mister.
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Marx2k (Marx2k)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 06:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I dont know. For me, Id much rather just bend some plexiglass and put it in my terarrium than spread vaseline all over the lid of my terrarium. Seems a little cleaner.

But thats just me.
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relic (Relic)
Posted on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 09:00 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol marx2k, i'd have to agree with that.
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SYDYSTYK (Addict)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 10:14 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Syd's Spray Sheild
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if anyone wants the details let me know
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Snoopy (Snoopy)
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 11:46 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow that looks really nice, I'll have pics of mine posted soon.... no digital camera have to take with regular camera and then get them scanned. But are you at all concered for the cakes on the edge? It looks like there may not be enuff room I have like 5" Shroomz growing parrallel with the floor sticking out the sides. Just wondering if you ever run into space issues with that setup, as I have more cakes to put in there but I feel like I don't have enough room.
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SYDYSTYK (Addict)
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 12:58 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they grow aroud each other and the sides
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relic (Relic)
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 10:31 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

syd, drops of water aren't a big deal unless they drop onto either a pin or other mushroom. if you get growing shrooms wet they will turn blue and abort.
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Fanaticus (Fanaticus)
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 08:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A good thing about the shield, is that it will add two more surfaces laden with drops and fog inside the terrarium. This will add a significant plust to the humidification. the surfaces through the central area of the terrarium makes for much better humidified air than with the normal 6 sides of a terrarium. the two extra sides really do a great job of humidification PLUS, protecting from a drippy lid.

PF
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 02:38 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good point , extra surface area to mist.

Shroom Glossary
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Scotsman (Barrowland)
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 07:52 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i just read a post there that says if using perlite u dont need a shield true or false
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Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer)
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 11:30 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check it out dude.

The reason for a DRIP shield is for water dripping from the top of the enclosure.

if your terrarium or whatever you use has a round top, you are fine. If water is going to bead above your mushrooms, you need a drip shield, and thats all there is to that.
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 11:44 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i've never bothered with one.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:03 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cant you just smear it with vasoline? I read that somewhere
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:06 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yup, that will greatly reduce condensation.
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Canadian Mushroom Grower (Canadian)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:08 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If PF cakes are growing in plastic tub with perlite on the bottom, do you still have to spray or can you just keep adding water to the perlite.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:26 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If its humid enough, you dont need to spray. But after openning it to check/pick the mushies, you might wanna mist the sides to help boost the hummidity
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Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:38 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

have you ever tried shaving cream ontop of the rubbermaid? i know for a fact if you get shaving cream and whipe it on a mirror it wont fog up.....(of course you have to clean it off of the mirror first).... im wondering if it would work if you put it ontop of the rubbermaid? anyone wana test :X

thanks, let me know :)
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Trollhunter (Trollhunter)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 12:47 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

vasoline is all i ever used .you dont need alot just a thin layer .
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 08:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have never used a drip shield. As for misting with Perlite, you should mist whenever the walls of the container are dry, and you should spray the walls, not the cakes. You don't have to be picky, just effective.

As for dripping lids... Throw a sheet of plastic, rubber mat, or some bubble wrap on top of the 'maid and you will find dripping from the lid is not such a problem... Try it, it works. A thin layer of insulation on the lids promotes most of the condensation to the walls.
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Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn)
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 03:01 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good idea nook .