|By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 06:39 pm:|
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|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 06:48 pm:|
Hmmm Good question!
You have any updated pix of your baby??
I would think that, no, that wouldn't work...
How about....Nah, that might not work either.
Novice that I am, maybe a fish tank tube heater in a gallon of water.
Maybe a heat pad between two sheets of glass?
I dunno, did you post this same question at the shroomery??? You will prolly get more in put there than here, but better quality here
|By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 07:42 pm:|
I would mount some light bulbs under each shelf.
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 09:22 pm:|
I knew it would happen!
|By Karna (Karna) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 10:37 pm:|
Dunno why you'd want to heat it unless it's frigid in there, so I'm assuming it is frigid in this room.
In that case, I would heat the room to about 65-70 or so using a small space heater
|By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 10:41 pm:|
I don't need to worry about too much direct light? My shelves are grated and some light will get thru the bottom of my trays.
|By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 10:46 pm:|
Although the optimum fruiting temp varies from mushroom to mushroom, 84 deg F will work nicely for most P.C. varieties... It's about 70 deg F in that room.
|By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 11:29 pm:|
B: 84 is an incubation temp, not a fruiting temp. Mid 70 or mid-upper 70's is what you need to shoot for in a fruiting chamber. Shrooms love light, air exchanges, and high humidity
People keep em in the light 24/7
|By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 12:48 am:|
I was reading up on the Cambo's I'm going for. Your right about the incubation temps. Don't Cambos and Mexi's fruit better at higher temps?
|By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 01:21 am:|
Sure you can experiment with fruiting them at higher temps. It may work for you. But there is a balance between temps where shrooms are resistant to contams, and temps where contams have the advantage.
Trich, Cobweb, Slime Mold, Rot... All do best at incubation temps... While fruiting shrooms and cakes are most contam resistant around 75*F. I have fruited in the 90's before... But it only took a few days before contams rolled in and wiped out every cake.
One of the reasons incubation temps are effective is because the jars are sterile. The mycelia does not have to compete.
|By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 03:18 am:|
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That makes alot of sense Nanook. Here is a chart from Stamets 1958 book "The Mushroom Cultivator" I must have been thinking of something along these lines when I recommended higher fruiting temps. :-)