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Neowulf

This is not my tek. It is my version of Shotgun Fruiting Chamber


The Shotgun Fruiting Chamber (SGFC) is one of the most basic yet effective fruiting chambers you can make. Its simple and cheap to construct. My first harvest came from a SGFC and i was very happy.


Supplies

1 tote with lid (at least 12in tall)

perlite

drill/soldering iron/ something to make 1/4in holes

Tutorial

Making the SGFC is extremely easy. All you have to do is take your tote and drill 1/4in holes every 2 inches on all 6 sides

(4 walls lid and bottom)

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Now that you have all your holes drilled you want to take your perlite and fill it to at least 5 inches deep. Once its filled with perlite you want to take it to the tub and give it a good thorough rinse to get out any dust and also to collect water on the perlite. Rinse it for about 5 minutes then set it aside to drain for 15 minutes.

Now that your perlite has drained take a pen or something similar that will fit into the holes you drilled and poke each one out so that they are not clogged up by perlite. Take your tote to its final resting place and set it so that its elevated a few inches above the surface so it can get airflow through the bottom holes.

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Add your cake on a piece of foil or a jar lid. Do not let your cake rest on the perlite.

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Now that you are setup you will want to mist you SGFC 3-6 times a day. Just mist the side walls and the top layer of the perlite to remoisten. Do not mist the cake directly. When your done misitng the walls and perlite take the lid of the tote and use it to fan the inside of SGFC. Fan for about 20-30 seconds. When your done fanning mist the lid give it a few good shakes to get any excess water off so it doesnt drip onto your cake and place the lid back on top.


After you get a few harvests with the SGFC you are pretty much ready to move forward into either Bulk tubs/marthas or stay with cakes and get an auto fruiting chamber. If you would like to stick with cakes and make an automated fruiting chamber check out

https://www.shroomology.com/topic/856-neowulfs-take-on-poor-mans-pod/

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Mr.Greenthumb

are the shrooms in the pic if the cake an OI strain? looks just like mine ^^

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Good Wulf Good,Simple And Easy . You put a way more perilite Than me , I Should Try, This Sounds Very Nice. :jackedup:

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Neowulf

4x4 ive always read 5 inches is what your aiming for when it comes to SGFC. I think it helps in keeping humidity higher longer. Thnx Taven figured i would beef up the cake teks since no one else really does them. Im enjoying cakes =). I dont use this box anymore though i got that poor man pod the other day.

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OStricher

I just noc'd my 1st brf cakes 2 days ago and I should have amaranth cakes going by this weekend. ;)

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GreenDragonism
Just checking - one question. I have heard that using the blue opaque totes help keep contams down. Anyone have any comments on this method? Thanks. And thanks Neo for the great post ;)
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Neowulf

Not speaking fact but I highly doubt that color has anything to do with contamination.. Also remember if a substrate is fully colonized it is highly resistant to contamination.

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floydshaman

the theory behind using blue tubs is that it filters out red spectrum lights that green contams such as algae use to grow :D thats why using a blue tub or a bluer light on a clear tub helps cut contams

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Neowulf

i really cant speak to the validity of that. I can say however though if your leaving your tubs long enough that algae can grow in them your asking for problems anyways. keeping a clean FC is very important in the success of later flushes. After each flush when your cakes are dunking clean it out and get it all fresh again. After sitting for a week or 2 exposed to the air who knows what kinds of things can get in. Just a theory buy there is enough holes in a sgfc to allow all the regular light in the algae would need. mine is/was a 27qt tub and it had at least 200 holes. So if its true it would be a better option for something like a pmp

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this guy SWEARS by the blue...and he knows what he's doin.......

small LED strips from walmart inside the tub

*notice the lack of perlight

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Neowulf

looks cool wonder what hes using for humidity you got a link? if its an OMC pm me it But that isnt a sgfc at all nothing like it either. So why blue might hell in his case a SGFC would still let all the light needed in. Another thing is im not sure what type of led he is using. if hes using regular old leds then (not sure on light theory) but wouldn't white light contain the same red light he was trying to omit? Remember dont take my word as law. There is always someone know knows more, does it better, can improve upon or some technique yet undiscovered. Always be willing to experiment to answer questions you might never know what youll find. I believe back in the day people didnt know you could get 2nd and 3rd flushes form cakes till someone tried it. Experimentation is key to advancement

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floydshaman

i have grown like that before and just had a ultrasonic running ina sealed off room sort of like a martha but i was using tubs his looked sealed off but mine had holes on top and sides covered with tyvek so they allowed moisture in and out and fae as well. i have a friend who does something similar and rigs nebulizers to do his rh and fae for him and it runs through a medical grade hepa filter. as far as the blue light yes a white LED would contain spectrum that you were trying to eliminate in the first place but if your tub is blue then you will filter most of it out. Also you can grow mushrooms under any spectrum light the point of using LED would be to use one specific spectrum sort of like when you use them to grow pot you use the blue and reds only anyway one of us should look up the whole green contam thing. i do know that when you buy perlite from miracle grow its a good idea to wash your perlite very well because the plant food in there can cause for algea growth on your perlite as well. Does any body know if certain fungus has cholorophil?? certain green molds maybe?? like trich? just wondering and im guessing thats where we could probably agree to wonder if blue light really cuts contams or not..

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