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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: xtonceagainxt on July 11, 2009, 09:17:03 AM

Title: First Time
Post by: xtonceagainxt on July 11, 2009, 09:17:03 AM
Hows it going everybody? I'm wanting to get my first attempt going. Only thing I have a question about was keeping temperature. I liked the idea on this site of using an aquarium heater and two totes. But how about when the cakes are taken out of the jars and put into the fruiting chamber/terrarium. What Is the ideal temperature then? and being that my house/environment is a little cooler.. How Do I keep that temperature up? Id appreciate some advice here.. Thnx
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: dub504 on July 11, 2009, 09:50:38 AM
fruiting temp should be 74-77 f. You could use the heater in a glass of water in your fc. There are a lot of different designs for fruiting chambers. READ @ www.shroomery.org (http://www.shroomery.org)
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: fungiguy on July 11, 2009, 09:54:41 AM
the temp in your fc should be around 75 degrees, about 10 degrees lower than your incubator. basically "room temperature". if it is too warm try moving them to the lowest floor of your house(basement). if it is still too warm, you can try filling a few cups with water, than freezing them. rotate the cups once a day and watch your temp. it should go down.
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: xtonceagainxt on July 11, 2009, 10:14:28 AM
my problem wont be being too warm. Im worried my home temperature is gonna be too cool.. im saying probably 65F. I was wondering how to keep the fc warmer. being that my home is cooler.. thnx
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: shroomzer on July 11, 2009, 12:07:35 PM
Maybe you could turn up the heat in your home to between 74-76 degrees.
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: fungiguy on July 11, 2009, 01:23:45 PM
put an aquarium heater, in a cup of water, inside your fc.
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: dub504 on July 11, 2009, 04:22:22 PM
I'm not a fan of the cups of ice to control temp. The temp doesn't stay constant and you let out humidity opening and closing the fc all of the time. I think it's better to just find a proper location for the FC.
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: malabar on July 13, 2009, 05:32:19 AM
   Anno,... 
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