|By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 01:34 am:|
Call it newbie impatience but I put my cakes in the Terrarium (spelling?) after they were covered in the White Mycelin, but without the pinning.... they have been in there for 3-4 days maybe and still no change, how long should it take to start seeing some growth, if they weren't pinning in the first place?
ALSO: How can i tell if its humid enough if I am without a Humidity Guage? the walls/ceiling is dripping wet, that enough?
|By Lichen (Lichen) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 01:40 am:|
yes, if the condensation is dripping down the wall and ceiling, it's plenty humid. If you waited a week after 100% colonization to birth, you should see pins within a week, and shrooms grow out from pins in 4-5 days or so.
|By Nuecrew (Nuecrew) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 01:59 am:|
Snoopy, more important than a humidity meter is a thermometer. Try to keep your shrooms at a consistent temperature. I think when the air goes from warm to cold moisture condenses on the cakes and inhibits pinning. As long as there is moisture on the walls and top of your terrarium it is wet enough. Let them have indirect sunlight during the day when they first pop out.
|By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 03:47 am:|
Lichen, and Nuecrew, appreciate your prompt response. What would be the ideal temp to keep them at, my apartment varies... its usually at about 71 during the day and 68 probably the coldest at night... should I place a heating pad under the terrarium on low? perhaps boost it up a little bit?
|By Nan (Nanook) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 04:04 am:|
About 75* at night. You want them to hit about 82*F during the day. I am pulling these numbers right dirty out of my arse guys, no rinse.
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Third post down by Hatcher... Undertank heater. Use H2O2 to keep the Perl damp. Double-end case the cakes and mist (infrequently I would think). Rated for wet use under weight.
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 10:36 am:|
Wish I had mentioned that UTH's are for reptiles, so found at your local pet shop. Recommend Zoo Med #RH-5 medium 30/40 gal. for 10 gal. aquarium set-ups. I run mine off Zoo Med rheostats, not necessary, but nice!
|By Black Star (Mr_Bug) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 01:46 am:|
Thanks Hatcher! I've been waiting for some real specific info on heaters! How much should it cost?
|By greenthumb (Greenthumb) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 03:31 am:|
My buddy paid $20 ea. for his. Runs two of them on timer under large perlite rubbermaid setup. Seems to keep temp pretty constant with mellow heat. These seem perfect because they are engineered for reptiles so they never get to intense. He use's the timer because he's cautious.
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 08:23 am:|
You're welcome Black...can't recommend them enough. I use 10 gal. aquariums, but I bet they'd heat a 20 gal. rubbermaid...gotta use cardboard spacers with my tank/plexiglass units...