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Cardboard as an insulator

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eulercornea

I have this longer skinny closet that is great for mono tubs. so i was wondering if i were to line the walls with cardboard to help maintain the temperature when fruiting? or would the cardboard retain to much of the humid inside? 

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MagicalCriminal

Monos are pretty closed up to maintain humidity. Don't believe there would be an issue lining the closet but why? Fruiting is done at a lower temp than incubation. I keep my house pretty cool 72* and use the coolest part of my house 67-70* for fruiting.

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MycoPete

cardboard and high humidity is a bad combination.  What is the temp of your room and closet?  Are you using supplemental heat?

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MagicalCriminal
8 hours ago, MycoPete said:

cardboard and high humidity is a bad combination.  What is the temp of your room and closet?  Are you using supplemental heat?

He said he wanted to line the closet not the Mono. Humidity in the closet shouldn't be much higher than in the room. all he's going to be doing is insulated heat at a time when he wants it cool.

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MycoPete
On 9/11/2019 at 7:32 AM, MagicalCriminal said:

He said he wanted to line the closet not the Mono. Humidity in the closet shouldn't be much higher than in the room. all he's going to be doing is insulated heat at a time when he wants it cool.

A winter coat or blanket would work better than cardboard, also note that cardboard attracts contamination (it is dead wood afterall).

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MagicalCriminal
2 hours ago, MycoPete said:

A winter coat or blanket would work better than cardboard, also note that cardboard attracts contamination (it is dead wood afterall).

That's a big coat or a tiny closet. Also note again, he is asking about fruiting. Not many of us live in igloos where you might need to warm a fruiting area.

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