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Mushroom cultivation => PF - Tek => Topic started by: JaRRn on May 21, 2004, 10:03:24 PM

Title: Temperature
Post by: JaRRn on May 21, 2004, 10:03:24 PM

 Though out the entire process from jar to terrarium is the Temperature to remain on 30degrees (86f).  

Title: Temperature
Post by: anno on May 22, 2004, 08:42:05 AM
From the inoculation until the jar is visibly colonized, the temperature should be  from 80-85?F for fastest results.
From then on  the temperature should be around 74?F. (+- 4?F)
Title: Temperature
Post by: JaRRn on May 22, 2004, 08:21:57 PM
OK thanks
Title: Temperature
Post by: psilly on September 02, 2004, 05:32:31 AM
I use an incubating chamber with a thermostatically-controlled aquarium heater.  Through trial and error I've learned to set the thermostat at 80' during daylight hours (more on this below) and 84' overnight.

My incubator is kept near a large window, with a thin cotton towel draped over the top.  The towel is thin enough that you can see light through it if you hold it up in front of a window, allowing for indirect sunlight during the day, and is dark black so that it readily absorbs heat.  Even though I keep my house at an air-conditioned 70-something degrees during the day-- the black towel and sunlight generally keep my jars much warmer than this during daylight hours.  The aquarium heater is mainly there to keep temps from falling below 80' on overcast or cool days, and it hardly runs at all during daylight hours in the summer months.

With this technique I average visible colonization within 2-4 days and full colonization at around 14-20 days tops.

Keep in mind that these results are with edible and medicinal mushrooms only.  I don't grow illegal mushrooms of any kind.