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Cultivation / Re: My chamber design. Need some feedback
« on: November 30, 2010, 12:39:04 PM »
Got the hygrometer. Was running at 80% with no pearlite. Put about an inch and a half of pearlite back in. RH is now up to about 92% and temp is holding at 77 degrees. Have quite a bit of FAE so it looks good. Humidifier will run for about two days before being refilled. now to see if it will sustain good performance.

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Cultivation / Re: Light during colonization?
« on: November 30, 2010, 12:30:47 PM »
Thank you sir. Didn't sound right to me either. As I said, it seems the more I try to learn the more conflicting information I get. The internet is a wonderful/terrible place for info. I am sure I will have many more questions. Thanks

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Cultivation / Light during colonization?
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:10:32 AM »
The more i read the more confused I get. I have now read that light on your jars during colonization speeds fruiting. Is this right? Will it slow the colonization process?

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Cultivation / Re: My chamber design. Need some feedback
« on: November 23, 2010, 10:52:38 PM »
Still waiting on the hygrometer. Should be here within the week I hope. Yes I do have 2 half inch vent holes on the back corners. I removed the pearlite and am going with just the humidifier. When I shine a flashlight into the FC I can see just the slightest hint of fog.

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Cultivation / My chamber design. Need some feedback
« on: November 19, 2010, 12:34:03 PM »
I am a newbie. I love mushrooms of all types and have recently decided to grow my own. I have a couple cakes ready and am about to have my first birthday. I got this design from The Vaults of Erowid and wondered if anyone else had anything comparable that could answer some questions for me before I go and kill my first batch of babies. Any input would be greatly appreciated for, as i said, I am a newbie. My main concern is airborne water droplets and condensation. Should I put the humidifier on a timer? Should it run constantly? Should I be able to visibly see ANY vapor coming from the feed line to the chamber? [/img]

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General topics / Re: Possible way to add humidity?
« on: November 19, 2010, 11:17:53 AM »
The Vaults of Erowid have some ideas that may help. I thought they had some very useful information. I am a newbie and just built a semi automated fruiting chamber with an ultrasonic humidifier. I am waiting to receive a new hygrometer before i birth my very first cake. I feel like an expectant father preparing the babies room. Gotta be just right. lol

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PF - Tek / Re: Ultrasonic humidifiers
« on: November 19, 2010, 07:46:32 AM »
Here is my set up. I started with the pearlite then found Erowids design for an ultrasonic set up (with some minor changes). I do plan on adding a larger terrarium(shelf type)and or more tubs soon but I have cakes ready now and am anxious to have a birthday. I have ordered a couple hygrometers on ebay but they could be weeks. Think I may remove the pearlite and put the humidifier on a timer. I am trying to be as automated as possible, I sometimes must leave for a day or two [/img]

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PF - Tek / Ultrasonic humidifiers
« on: November 18, 2010, 01:12:29 PM »
Ok, I built this terrarium with a ultrasonic humidifier. I stepped it down until you could just barely see vapor coming from the line into the terrarium. I am building a lot of condensation on the walls. Is that too much moisture? Is there a good way, besides the crappy inaccurate hygrometers that I have found, to tell if my RH is correct? I also have pearlite in the bottom. Is that overkill?

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