Fan and/or Vape on Timer (Automation Ideas)

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  1. Yeastieboy

    Yeastieboy New Member

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    Does anyone put a small fan on a timer in the general vicinity of your fruiting tub to move air when you’re not around? I am thinking about some automation, perhaps with a cool mist vaporizer as well. Interested in others setups, cycles and successes with something like this!
     
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    for mono tubs i dial my tubs in via FrankHorrigans techniques on the shroomery. can be found in my journal over on that site.

    https://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/23059135

    now if i had an extra humid or hot or stagnant air in my fruiting chamber i would use an automated system. most likely a 10 min on hour off kind of deal. indirectly blowing around the room. But then again it is just so easy to properly stuff poly in holes and fan if need be.
     
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    Interesting. I am just using BRF Tek and planning to fruit in a holy tote suspended within a large chest freezer. I am using a thermocouple to monitor the air temp and kick the unit on/off as needed to maintain 77F. I do the same thing with wort fermenting (beer brewing) in this chest freezer. I was thinking of also putting a small fan off to the side of the tote to move air periodically on a timer.
     
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    Well. I am off to the races. No vaporizer at this time but freezer on Johnson Control, FAE pump running, and light and fan on separate timers...
     
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    Fortunately, I also have remote surveillance...
     
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    I use a floor fan and put it on rotate.
     
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    I wish you much success'
     
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    Yeah i have done the same. Fan moves air around 5 times a day for 15 minutes.
     
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    Day 6 no pins... I don’t think. Getting nervous. Have six more jars to add tomorrow. Should I add more water to the perlite in addition to my misting routine? How long should I be applying a fine must? Cheers!
     
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    What are you growing? My Golden Teachers took 9 days to pin. My B+ Cubes took just as long. It looks like you have it 99% humidity, and 81 degrees which is what I keep mine at. Patience my friend. And research how long it takes your specimen to fruit regularly. I'm no expert, just my experience.
     
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    Thanks for the reply and reassurance! These are Ecuadorian Cubes. I had done some reading, but you know how the internet is. Some folks say they see pins in 3 days, others say you should definitely see them in 5-7, and yet others say 1-2 weeks is normal. Frankly, I am just bored and inpatient. I'll keep it up and hopefully post a fruity photo soon.

    PS... Do you think I was wrong to place the cakes on moist verm? I saw someone doing this somewhere and it seemed to make sense for keeping the cakes moist. However, there appears to be a little white fuzz growing around the bottoms, for better or worse.
     
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    Growing shrooms will make you have the patience of Job, since you have no other choice but to wait for it to do what it's going to do when it feels like doing it LOL.

    The white fuzz is because of too much moisture or humidity, and FAE or removing some of the water MIGHT help. In all of my grows no matter how much I fanned or ran an air hose, I always seem to have the white fuzz. It's frustrating.
     
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    Added four more cakes to the choir last night.

    Went to mist today (Day 8) and see two pins on the first set of 5 cakes. So exciting! Cant wait to check in the AM!
     
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    Congrats man!
     
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