|Drying & Storage||-|
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 12:13 am:|
After some storage time, do your shrooms stay cracker dry like they were when you first stored them?
|By Merlin (Merlin) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 01:52 am:|
They sure do. I put 'em in a 1/2 pint (rubber edge down) and then put in one of those little dessicant packs like you get in prescriptions or vitamins. Stayed "cracker dry" for as long as I leave 'em alone.
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 02:08 am:|
Where do you get those packs?
|By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 02:24 am:|
Hey Tam, you can use a peice of old nylon stockins, or get a nylon filter bag for fish tanks, and wrap some dessicant up in it to put in your longer term stash.
Old nylons would prolly be best, you could just cut out a small square and wrap desicant with it, seured with a rubber band, of course.
|By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 10:33 am:|
Tambo, the damp-rid tea pack works well. If you still want some of those dessicant packs. You can get some from department stores or shoe stores. They put them in shoes and cloths. If you ask them they will probably give you some for free. They have a lot and throw them out all the time. I got a whole bunch that way.
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 07:53 pm:|
|By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 08:08 pm:|
Those will work, not sure how big those "packets" are though.
|By Bjsloan (Bjsloan) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 08:10 pm:|
Just take a tea bag, fill it with dessicant and staple it together. Works great for my friends. They put two tea bags in a 10 oz. jar in the freezer. The shrooms are in a ziploc bag.
|By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 08:06 am:|
BJ, I've seen that set-up before I and don't quite get it. Are the shrooms in a zip lock bag and the bag in a jar with the dessicant? If the dessicant is separated from the shrooms by a zip lock bag, it would seem that the dessicant would be redundant. Is the dessicant supposed to get any moisture that sneaks in the jar so it can't sneak into the ziplock bag? Or is the dessicant in the bag with the shrooms? Just wondering.