|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 02:47 am:||
first off i want to say thank you to everyone here at mycotopia.. you have all been a very big help I have a small problem.. right now the day time temperatures reaches 85f. The low temps reach about 70-75 but rarely more. This is perfect for incuubation provided a good closet light at night.. but what about fruiting? i have hardly any cash and no air condition. im woried that these high day time temperatures will affect my fruiting when the time comes. i have no way of cooling down the fruiting chamber. i also read about dunking in the refrigerator to stimulate pinning. How will temperatues affect the fruiting if they reach 85f? are there any really cheap ways to cool down a fruting chamber?
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 02:56 am:||
good question, also my problem. with a fan my rubbermaid chamber gets to about 80-85 deg F. with about 90% humidity. this allright for fruiting?
i have 12 cakes that are all doing 'ok' in these temps , but not the same lightning fast fruiting that people seem to get.
any one got some answers for us?
Imok Urok2 (Imok)
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 03:36 am:||
Even though you will still be able to fruit at those temps,
a couple of ideas are:
to freeze a bottle of water and put in the chamber.
to hang a wet cloth in front of a fan blowing onto the chamber.
Try these suggestions and let us know what works the best for you.
Hope this helps
jack black (Bold_Cucumber)
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 03:04 pm:||
You probably want to try the ice deal for a couple of days to drop the temps and help initiate pinning, but once you get pins 80-85 is great.
Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer)
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 07:52 pm:||
Nice work imok
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 08:35 pm:||
thank you imok and jack for the advice. Only with the help of everyone here at mycotopia (and fanaticus!) was I able to make growing mushrooms a dream come true im really excited because after many many countless hours of research and effort, ihave my first jars ready and my 2 pf spore syringes ready to go.. i canteven believe the time has come.. i feel like a little kid in Disney World
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 08:37 pm:||
p.s. ill be sure to let you all know how my first attempt is going THANX EVERYONE!!!!!
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 10:05 pm:||
heat does not reduce fruiting,
that's just not true.
they will fruit just fine well into the 90's.
we don't usually recommend it for 2 reasons, neither of which are of much real concern, imo.
first, heat makes everything grow faster,
including other organisms, so if contams are a problem then reduce the heat. but if you've got everything nice and clean, no problem.
second, some claim that heat reduces potency
but i say it ain't so.
at least not while they are still living attached to the substrate/casing.
shrooms grown at 95 are just as potent, imo, as those grown at 75.
and a wet towel can be placed around the terrarium, or a wet sock on a jar, and a fan's breeze directed at them, that is called evaporative cooling, and it works good enough for our purposes.
Imok Urok2 (Imok)
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 10:15 pm:||
|Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 10:21 pm:||
exactly the answer i was hoping for. its gona be a really hot year here in hawaii.. i want nothing but the best for my new growing friends...thanx hippie! you have been much help throughout my learning experience.