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#1 Metalneck

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hi folks,

 

Thought I'd share my cheap autofruiter design. Works a treat and I'm getting major yields.

 

1 x 37 Litre plastic storage box.

2m adhesive rubber D seal (provides airtight lid seal).

1 x very cheap fishtank air pump + tubing.

1 x 0.22 micron filter - Air in

1 x 0.45 micron filter - Air out

A timer switch.

 

Less than 20 pounds.

 

1) Stick the sealing rubber around the inside of the lid - overlapping on any joins.

2) Drill 2 holes in plastic box. 1 x slightly smaller than tubing, 2nd slightly smaller than 0.45 micron filter fitting.

3) Thread tubing through 'IN' hole- Mine is tight enough to be airtight. . Attach 0.22 micron filter.

4) Push 0.45 micron 'OUT' filter into other hole. Again mine is tight enough to be airtight.

5) Attach pump to tubing.

6) Plug in pump via a 24hr timer.

 

That's it. Done.

Good layer of soaked perlite in the bottom. Put your cakes or casing in on some tinfoil. Pop on the lid.

I set the timer at on for 1/2 an hour very 2 hours.

 

I get fast pinning and fruiting as the humidity & air exchange seem to be just right.

 

3rd flush- 3 days after soaking- note blue patches where I picked a few of the larger ones off for this evening!!!

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Cheap autofruiter

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0.22 micron - air in. 0.45 micron - air out.

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Lid up! Rubber D seal works well. Very cheap off ebay.

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Pump is the little grey thing! Box on the right is for drying - damp traps & metal gauze.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:14 AM

Nice!
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:27 PM

I'm posting for the "bookmark" (phone). Intelligent design!

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

My house is old and has green mould around in the winter, so I wanted a closed system to minimise contamination.

 

Seems to work a treat. The perlite ensures humidity so it's a case of letting it take care of itself and harvest when they look big enough.

I think the only issue will be 'in' filter blockage. Possibly the perlite may need a bit of estra water if fruiting is slow.

 

I'm not sure as yet how otten to change the filters. I have a bag full anyway.

I'm going to add a 0.45 micron filter before the 0.22 micron next time.

The rational is bigger particles get trapped in th 0.45 then the 0.22 will catch any stray bacteria.

 

I used to make all sorts of one off and non-comercial injections as part of my job. 0.22 microns was the standard filtration to remove any stray bacteria if we were unable to autoclave etc.


Edited by Metalneck, 26 February 2017 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

Pretty amazed that this is day 5 after the soak!! I added a teaspoon of yeast nutrient to the water. I think I need to check the ingredients, but on the pot it says something like essential minerals and vitamins for yeast growth. Seems the shrooms love it as much as my beer yeast does.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Today!

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

That's some cool design work. I love tinkering!
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

Day 6 after soaking and almost 1/2 a kilo :O

Harvested any opened caps or broken veils...plus the ones that fell off with them. It's about 1/2 the batch so It's looking like around 1kg when wet.

 

My friends are gonna be staying in at the weekend.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

Nice!

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

How often is your FAE? Is it always on?
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

How often is your FAE? Is it always on?

 

Hi,

 

I've set it to come on for 1/2 an hour or so every 2 hours.

I use one of these

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No contams and a great crop! Well, best I've had to date anyway.

 

The (rather large) 'cakes' I have in at the moment are a bit non conformist. They are 2 parts brown rice grains, 1 part verm, some coffee grounds and a handful of crystal malt (for brewing).

 

Brought rice to the boil. Strained. Mixed in the rest. Sterilised in bags and added colonised brown rice spawn.

 

When fully colonised I fruited my 3 'bagcakes' in my usual fruiting chamber for the first flush...spray & fan. Didn't get a huge crop.

 

I made my autofruiter chamber and transferred the cakes to it when 1st pinning (2nd flush). This was a better yield.

 

Soaked again and this time the whole fruiting process has been in the autofruiter!

This has quite amazed me, as the third flush has been by far the best. It has also been very very fast.I soaked the cakes a week ago today. So the pic above is 6 & 1/2  days.

 

The only reason I can think of is I have the humidity and FAE just right.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

No doubt....nice work................ :thumbs_up:

 

I have all kinds of insane electronics and test gear myself, DAQ, dedicated computing, switching relay racks and multiple types, Linux on ARM, 8051's, arduino, and etc. controllers.......... :smile:

 

Maybe I'll finish my mini fridge this year..........I have all the stuff just need to find the time...........

 

Fun stuff.............

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

Really nice!!!
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

No doubt....nice work................ :thumbs_up:

 

I have all kinds of insane electronics and test gear myself, DAQ, dedicated computing, switching relay racks and multiple types, Linux on ARM, 8051's, arduino, and etc. controllers.......... :smile:

 

Maybe I'll finish my mini fridge this year..........I have all the stuff just need to find the time...........

 

Fun stuff.............

 

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Star trek version. :biggrin:

Sound good.

 

I only have a tiny room as my man cave. It has beer-making  & shroom equipment. Numerous instruments, amps, a computer & recording prafinalia.

 

I had to go mini with the fruiter or risk wife-anger!


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

Wife anger is a bad........BAD...thing! No way I want a woman pissed at me when I'm growing mushrooms (other times either) ..............another advantage to woodlover beds in the forest (just in case the plan goes south) ..............IMHO.

 

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Yeah....I'm versed in the electronics and other high tech gadgetry.................

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Wife anger indeed is bad  :)

The above scenario has happened on one occasion. Can you imaging that :O

 

Well, my Cambos took a little longer that the Mazas, but they are lovely specimens. Hardly even oxidise when picked.

 

These 42 grams are currently macerating in my celestial teapot with a mint & licorice teabag.

Time for a relaxing soak in the tub before taking them for a test drive!!

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

Wife anger is a bad........BAD...thing! No way I want a woman pissed at me when I'm growing mushrooms (other times either) ..............another advantage to woodlover beds in the forest (just in case the plan goes south) ..............IMHO.



Yeah....I'm versed in the electronics and other high tech gadgetry.................

A

Wife anger is very bad. I know a guy at a private OMC, his wife flipped her shit and called the cops bringing them right to his canabis plants and a few monotubs i think it was. He came out alright considering but Wife Anger is real and it is scary........
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I have similar designs, very nice thread. Good to see them working really well.


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