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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:34 PM

Thanks Toad, I was wondering the best way to put the big cabinet in my garage to use :)
Thanks for the ideas

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:45 AM

:cool:

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 12:10 PM

had something very similar for my chinese water dragon

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:00 PM

i have a gqf foam egg incubator that can easily control temp and humidity i figure it can hold about 12 1/2 pint jars i plan to use it as both an incubator and as my terriarum has anyone else used one of these

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:05 PM

I have always dreamed of having one of these for incubating jars, i remember growing chicken eggs in school as a youngster and i could imagine nothing better to use as a chamber,... humidy,... temperature control ... what more could u ask for. The only thing u have to be warry of is too much light in the box, Incubation is done in the dark usually although if you read previous posts Python does a good job of describing the differences of invitro incubating ect ect so if u can block out the light with a blanket or something you should have the most prime incubation chamber ever - hope all goes well ...

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:02 PM

today, I bought a 30/60 gal fishtank heater, 2 rubbermade tubs,50 QT. size, in the bottom bin, I am mounting my 'heater to a jar to hold it about midway in the water, so it will not be on bottom, or the top. I am using coffee cups as 'spacers', the top tub, holds 24 half pints almost perfectly! I also bought a digital thermometer, indoor/outdoor type at wallyworld for about 10.00$, I will be putting the outdoor 'probe' amongest the incubating jars, keeping my temps at 79 to 80 degrees. you folks are great....having a hella time finding vermiculite though....anyday now my spores should be here! YEHAAAAAAAAAAA!

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:42 PM

looks good,
that'll work.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:09 PM

thanks hippy!....spores are on the waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy.......yehaaaa:flash:

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:28 PM

That's a nice looking TiT you've got there. Have you checked every garden supply store in your area for the vermiculite? Most places that sell plants/potting soil usually carry it.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:05 PM

I have tried the usual suspects....crapmart,wallyworld, belowe's, now I am off to the nursery for the real thing! I am soooo excited about this....you all have been a great help! By the way, I am testing my incubation chamber warmth setting right now, getting it 'close to what I be needin':dance:

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:37 PM

Lowes has it, if you got one of those in the area.


Look up Garden centers on google in your area.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:46 PM

Ace Hardware, if they don't have it in stock, can order it for you. Just tell 'em you are growing orchids, if they even ask...

Nice TIT design, by the way.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:13 AM

learned everything i need to know so far from you folks! this is going to be great! i spend WAY toooooo much time reading all that is written here, and has been written in the past.....but still I have questions.:eusa_pray

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:20 AM

learned everything i need to know so far from you folks! this is going to be great! i spend WAY toooooo much time reading all that is written here, and has been written in the past.....but still I have questions.:eusa_pray


Don't worry' we will help set you straight!

Great job on the incubator; I am advising my friend's friend to upgrade his to a similar setup, excpet with a rolly thick insulated coleman style cooler for the outside tub holding the water for the internal tub, heater and other goodies...

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

Hey, do you put water on the bottom of that tank before you submerge? If you do, how do you keep water out of the fucking thing? =(



If not, whats another way to set up an inc... I got a 75 watt Fish tank heater, and a 55liter ( 15 gallon ) plastic tub.


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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:12 PM

it is a TiT...meaning a tub in a tub, two same size tubs, put water in the first one, the tank heater, then place the 2 nd tub on top of it, then put the jars...

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:15 PM

Yes i can see that from the pictures. I did the same thing and when i submerged the heater the glass tube got filled with water. I dont think thats supposed to happen.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

you need to use a fully submersible heater,
not all aquarium heaters are,
the fully submersibles cost more $$$
the non-submersibles will shock/electrocute you...

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:12 PM

For my totally submersible...the 30 to 60 gal...was 22.00$ at wally world...on my test run, this thing is really awesome, very hot for the amount of water
it is a Tetra, in a TiT 50 qt. rubbermade.....about 4 gals of actual water..my empty jars are in there....I am still adjusting the temps...as I have read, 2 degrees HOTTER INSIDE the BRF TEK half pints....I am new to this also...but want the correct situation....I have a deadline....so failure, to some degree will/can happen, but I want only the very MAXIMUM SITUATION....i AM on the right foot here....eh?

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:22 PM

aim for 80*F
that's plenty warm and still 'safe'




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