Appetizer plate top-Grow chamber for $2 , pics

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By nuecrew (Nue) on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 09:26 pm:

I thought one of these would be good for one big round flat cake. Or whatever. From watching my Hygrometer it doesn't seem hard to achieve 100% humidity by simply misting the insides of the plastic occasionally. Dripping isn't a problem for me if the temp. is consistent in the room. The plastic tops have a tab that when mated makes a good place for a piece of duct tape. A piece of tape opposite secures the tops from shifting.
I was able to make a "Poor man's terrarium" top by putting a glass bowl in the top for wieght and holding it over a hot electric stove element. As you carefully heat the plastic the bowl pushes the plastic down. If one could find a "poor mans terrarium" top shape in a household item of build one you could thermoform a perfect functioning top. The thermoformed top warped some, around 1/4" on opposite sides from holding it on opposite sides while heating. A heat gun could be used to relax the warp on a counter top. Lids are $1 at a nearby Albertsons grocery.terrariumopen terrariumthermoform

By Underground_Shaman (Shaman) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 08:50 pm:

That should actually be okay for spawned casings like straw, as they do not need 100% Rh


By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 08:55 pm:

Get the right sized Pie Pan in there and you will take maximum advantage of the available surface area

By nuecrew (Nue) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 09:26 pm:

I am "testing" one w/ flat cake. Thought it might be a quick fix for most of us broke people. Also disposable if need be as opposed to glass.

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 09:37 pm:

I still dont get why you melted the lid?

By Lichen (Lichen) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 10:15 pm:

to give the drips a place to run?

By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 06, 2001 - 10:24 pm:

Wouldnt the curved shape prevent that?

By Patrick (Valence) on Friday, December 07, 2001 - 01:17 am:

I like those containers. Use a circular pie pan and wax the top and water will run off it better. I would also find some kind of gasket material so it is better sealed. Use some tape on the back to make a hinge. Some ideas.