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Title: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: PyramidHead1128 on May 14, 2009, 03:51:44 PM
Ive just put my cakes into my fruiting chamber yesterday and have been trying to keep the temperature and humidity up high.

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The temperature is about 72 degrees and the humidity is around 80%.  Im wondering if this is suitable for them to grow in and if they will grow fast.

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Ive had to put in a rock heater because the temperature was not high enough, it's been only a few hours and it hasnt made that much of a difference.  Im guessing ill just need to wait a little while longer before i see it affecting the the temperature.

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As for the humidity ive had to plug up the many holes i made to try and get it higher.  Its gone up a little but im worried it might not be enough.

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Is everything im doing OK?
Is there something i need to change in order to make the growing of these better?

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: k12357 on May 14, 2009, 03:59:37 PM
you should definitely try to get your humidity higher.  other that that it all looks good.
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: heartx on May 14, 2009, 04:19:10 PM
Yeah your humidity need to be higher than 90, and I don't think you need that rock heater
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: shroomzer on May 17, 2009, 04:51:46 PM
Agree  with  heartx....
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: psilocybin warrior on May 17, 2009, 06:10:19 PM
They are right, Take it out. It will also expose more surface area and you're RH might jump up to where you need it. If I had your resources, I would bury the rock heater under the perlite if it is submersable which would help in evaporate the water on the perlite.

PW
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: jrfungi on May 18, 2009, 08:56:26 PM
http://www.shroomery.org/9047/Poor-Mans-Pod

cheap and easy to use, this will take care of your problems..


JR
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: PyramidHead1128 on May 19, 2009, 04:56:42 PM
Well its been 7 days in this condition and ive tried to keep the humidity up with a sprayer and basically misted every corner of the fruiting chamber and everything has still been the same.
Im following the "Poor Mans Pod" from the shroomery tomorrow and im going to transfer the cakes into that fruiting chamber.
Do you think if the conditions get right then the cakes will grow?
Or are they already worthless because of how long they have been out with good conditions?
Thanks.
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: MT on May 19, 2009, 05:47:15 PM
It's probably not too late. transfer them to your new FC and try to get the RH higher. As long as they haven't gotten contaminated they should be OK.
Title: Re: New Fruiting Chamber with Cakes (Pictures)
Post by: veda_sticks on May 19, 2009, 06:54:21 PM
Your first problem is probably that cheap hygrometer that your using. many low humiditry reports of humidity are due to inacurite readings.


You need hygrometer that you can calibrate. It will have a screw on the back, wrap it in a damp towel and after 1 hour adjust to read 99%.

Heating your terrarium is not a good idea. heating a terrarium directly will actually rob you of humidity, as it will cause lots of condesnsation to form on the walls (which  incidentaly is not a sign of high humidity). moisture condensing out of the air is no good, you want that moisture in the air. Some condensation however is normal since when loaded with substrate will raise the terrairum a few degrees. 72F is fine for fruiting cubensis, there not picky and willl fruit anywehere from 69F-80F.

Yo had the right idea drilling holes in your terrarium, as fresh air exchange is a very important pinning trigger, and is also our number 1 defense againts contamination during fruiting. They just look to big.

dril 1/4 inch holes ever 2-3 inches, in all 6 sides, top and bottom, and raise your terrarium of the table its sitting so air can get in through the bottom. that design will give you atleast 90% if not mid to upper 90's. Ive even heard of it maintaining 90% with the lid of.

PMP's are ok but that requires extra expense of an air pump, which really dont cut it for FAE . Mit then fan your terraium a few times a day.
Also, i ice boost is giving your substrates bright light in the daylight range on a 12 on off schedule. Inderect sunlight is fine, a few minutes of direct sunlight can hlep stimulate pinning. But if you can use natural light. A CFL bulb marked daylight or 6500K works great.