|By TooMushTrippin (Toomushtrippin) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 04:41 am:|
in a week or 2, i will be birthing 8 PF cakes. i had planned on using the rubbermaid plastic terranium with perilite method, but how can i keep the temperature up in the 70s?? should i buy a fish tank heater or something like that? any other methods? i don't have much space, if someone could recommend something to me and give me an idea of the cost and where i could purchase it would help me out. thanks
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 07:11 am:|
Go to the pet store and get an under-tank-heater, made for reptiles. I recommend Zoo-Med, medium size. Regulate the temp w/layers of insulation, newspaper, whatever. Shouldn't be over 30 bucks. If ya got the bread, have 'em order ya a Zoo-Med rheostat too, will be around $20.
|By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 02:07 pm:|
reptile pads are good.
heating pads are not.
other options include the fish tank heater in a jug of water, or a light bulb in a drop light nearby.
|By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 04:53 pm:|
I opt for the fishtank heater in a mason jar.. Keeps it nice and warm and also the water evaporates adding the the humidity... never hurts!
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 07:18 pm:|
Hmmm, My buddy bought a second hand glass heater...tossed it into a gallo0n jar and... well the thing must be broken. It gets to a certain temp and shuts off. The temp is adjustable... but it just hits a certain temp ( whatever it is set at i suppose ) and shuts down, permanently. The one time I did turn it all the way up, within a few hours it had dropped two inches of water in the gallon jar and began to burn the batting in the glass tube.... Maybe MY buddy should try with a new one...
|By TooMushTrippin (Toomushtrippin) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 10:56 pm:|
does a fish tank heater in a jug of water or mason jar make any noise?
|By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 11:22 pm:|
no noise at all.
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 08:09 am:|
Lol, I went to walmart and got one of those heat lamps you'd use for like a reptile. Red Bulb - also used as a warming light in fast food restaurants. You have the buy the bulb and the aluminum housing spearate, but the total cost was twelve bucks. (Bulb is 5.99 and this housing is 5.99. At first I had it really close to my grow chamber (I am using a 10 gallon aquarium). The temp shot straight up to 101 degrees. So I just moved the lamp back and now it holds at a nice 80 degrees even. Put a little reptile thermometer on the side of the rubbermaid. Just point the lamp at the top of the rubbermaid and leave it there for 10 mins. Take the top off and see whatthe temp is at. if its too hot give it some distance, if not move it closer. Just another suggestion. Also I hear since its red light, you can use it as a incubator tank for you jars and the light will not induce pinning. GOOD LUCK!
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 06:05 pm:|
REd light does not induce pinning??
My friend bought a bunch of those blinking red tail lights ( one for each shelf of his fruiting chamber ) and now I am hearing I need a different light!?!?
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 07:43 pm:|
lol, I am not for sure, but in a couple grow guides have read, they suggest you should only look at the jars in red light so as to not induce pinning. I'll let you know how it works out.
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 07:51 pm:|
In the meantime, I will have my friend switch to tap lights! :P
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 09:52 pm:|
I am using this little desk lamp as my source of white/blue light. I cut the piece of plexiglass larger that the top of my aquarium so the desk lamp just sits on the overhang of the plexiglass pointing straight down onto my floating mushroom island.
More Projects : Incubators (More ideas)
|By ben stealer (Benny) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 08:58 pm:|
hello, I was wondering about dual chambered terrarium in the PF Tek, it says any heating will work against the terrarium...but my room is in a basement and it gets quite cold here in the winter..thankx for any help
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 09:32 pm:|
My room is in the basement too, and the room temp has to be 60 degrees. So I went to walmart and bought one of those red heat lamps and the aluminum housing (total cost $13.63) and with just that I can get my terrarium up to 101 degrees. So I just hung it from the ceiling (it has a clamp) and it keeps my terrarium at a nice 81 degrees. Hope this helps.
|By ben stealer (Benny) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 10:23 pm:|
yeah that would work but with a heat lamp you would have to have it a fair distance away too aviod over heating though.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 01:41 am:|
i think the best way to heat a terrarium is with a pickle jar and fish-tank heater... IMO
|By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 02:36 am:|
It's O.K. to heat the room (closet ect..) where the terrarium is to the desired 75 degree fruiting temperature.
It's just that direct heat on the cakes provides a drying influence, some sort of indirect heat in the closet or room is fine.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 04:08 am:|
|By ggg (Ggg) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 04:33 am:|
Rubbermaid container with perlite and a undertank reptile heater.
Easy as pie.
|By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 04:39 am:|
Hey Plink... a fishtank heater in a pickle jar works great.
I was refering more to things like hot light bulbs.
Perhaps I did not word my response as well as I could have.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 04:45 am:|
it's okay brettie i really am an idiot
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 07:11 am:|
Fan of UTHs myself Ggg..