As we all know, cultivating Ps. mexicana requires good airflow, high humidity, and proper lighting. I have found the following setup to be perfect for cultivation of this species:
This uses a 32L Really Useful Box that I picked up from Office Depot:
The humidity source is an Imagine Gold Tropic Aire Humidifier Air Exchanger:
Which is powered by a Rena Air 300 air pump:
Using a 15/64 inch bit, I drilled a single hole near the top, which lines up with the hole already present in the snap handle and lid. This size hole perfectly allows the plastic airline tubing to fit securely and snugly into the box.
This is a shot of the total setup:
Here you can see where the hose fits through the handle into the side of the box:
A shot from inside the box, which shows how the dispersing tube fits:
And another from the side of the box to show how the hose fits through the hole in the handle, the lid, and into the box:
Another shot from the top of the box:
I prefer electronic sensors to estimate humidity and temperature:
And a GE 6500K Daylight CFL light source works best in my experience:
Here is a shot of the CN-Mexicana strain in it's early stages:
And of a culture my friend, the traveler/collector, fruited:
Edited by the_chosen_one, 22 May 2012 - 01:31 PM.
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