CLOSET SETUP, AUTO ?'s air exchange
Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:01 PM
also i am planning on getting a FMRC ionizer, what do you think? YAY or NAY I mean if i shower and stuff before i go into the room with the closet do you think i should get it just for safety. I recently had a small trich prob with my cakes but that was from my neglect to exchange air , FOR SURE, because i had to work a lot.....I will bleach clean everything
any other things you guys think i might need, i have a hydrometer, hair style coming from torka}, and other stuff from my cake grows and etc......
just anything you think i need to make the closet work would be great along with ideas?
Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:12 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:51 AM
i know if mycota views this he will say autoclavable bags and an impulse sealer.....which i should get lol
Posted 03 February 2005 - 07:46 AM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:21 AM
I also keep my coolmist in a tray to catch water leaking from it, saves me alot of headaches. You still will have to water once or twice a day - to fill up the humidifier, it does however save you from opening the fruiting chamber unnecessarily. In your case, you will still have to open it to check up on stuff, cuz I doubt you have a see-thru door.
Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:31 PM
ultrasonic humidifiers don't help with spore dispersal, that is an ultrasonic water bath for jewelry you want to get for that-<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>
i will have to open the closet periodically, but the less the better.........
rodger, do you have any links where i can get a humidistat.......and how would i use one in conjunction with a cool mist.....
ill do a search and read but more info would be great, thanks
Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:21 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:23 PM
also your plan sounds good, so if you are suggesting i take and inch off the top and bottom of the door, i will; the room has carpet too----is this a problem, the closet will be lined with plastic, should i leave plastic over where the door is----i am assuming no plastic over the door from what you described.......and i will get the humidistat
also, should something catch the mist from the cool mist or should it be rigged up with hose, or should i just put it in there and let it act normally........i suppose i would have to rig something to keep the casings from getting wet/misted from the machine especially after primordia form........
i was thinking about colonizing rye or wbs and spawning to straw/horse poo or dung what do you think about this .........do you have another substrate mix you prefer......i will be getting ph strips off fungi.com unless you know better ones for ph.
and i plan on using foil trays, etc unless you think something is better, going to do some 2-4 inches sub depth.......case with verm/coir or something....
Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:37 AM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 03:29 PM
ultrasonic humidifiers don't help with spore dispersal, that is an ultrasonic water bath for jewelry you want to get for that- completely different.
actually one can use the ultrasonic humidifier for spore dispersal.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 04:01 PM
Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:37 PM
Thanks for reading... and thanks for any input!
Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:49 PM
i like to mist by hand.......
Too much hydration can have negative effects on the cakes...
also if you humidifier is simply suppling the humidity automatically and you still have to fan by hand there is no point to have a humidifier for your terrarium/cakes.......id just do it by hand and keep total control.........
however auto is nice to have, really nice to have but i wouldnt do it unless both your misting and air exchange are automatic......
Posted 21 March 2005 - 12:12 AM
Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:28 AM
the condensation can be from extra humidity building up on the lid, or just from difference in tempatures from inside the bin to the outside relative tempature of the room they are in.
you dont want drops constantly raining on your cakes, maybe a drip shield would be needed.
Posted 21 March 2005 - 05:26 PM
I leave a small aquarium air pump on 24/7. This gives a constant supply of fresh air and eliminates the need for fanning. Just watch the humidity to make sure it doesn't get too low and adjust the air flow down a bit if it does. (or make the tropic air stay on longer)
Posted 21 March 2005 - 06:37 PM
The timer I use is the cyclestat 4 timer at this website. It's pre-wired so all you do is plug your humidifier into it and set the timer. Scroll down to find the timers. http://www.littlegre...controls2.shtml