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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

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After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
(sorry for the messy desk :D )
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

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After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
You're growing this mold in anticipation of spalting lumber right? If so i thinks its a really cool project. Im not sure that i will ever get the science behind it but im excited to see it happen thats for sure. Good luck!
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
@ chrisstef

(Fungus, not mold, only fungi actually spalt wood; molds only spalt human lungs ;) )

But yep, you got it, my goal is to grow spalting fungi to make my own spalted lumber :)
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
See i knew i wouldnt get the science behind it … lol. Regardless im willing to wait a year to see what happens.
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Messy desk…....... busy mind!! This is really interesting Thomas, looking forward to seeing how this works out. Don't I remember you studying physics at the university?
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Messy desk no sir you should see mine?it's full of final demands from the Russian mafia.aka the children Alistair
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
@ Chris: I'm sure as hell if we start discussing bacteria in relationship to beer you would get it straight away :p

@ Ken: yep, I study physics but I also have some remaining knowledge on biology, chemics, and many many other things. Too many actually ^^'

@ Alistair: hehehe, kids, you know ;) as long as they provide the wood and beer!
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

Rectangle Circle Font Parallel Symmetry


The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Thomas my wonderful mad sientist! It is amazing. I look so much forward to see what will come out of this.
The best of my thoughts my friend,
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Project overview

In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

Rectangle Circle Font Parallel Symmetry


The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Hey Mads, I for sure won't come out with something as beautiful as your scraper holders =D
I've spent part of the day routing out MDF for part two. More to come tomorrow ;)
Cheers my friend :)
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

Rectangle Circle Font Parallel Symmetry


The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Awesome idea! I can't wait to see how this works out! I am in the process of spalting some maple, but I am going about it like a crass animal compared to this contraption of science (mine is a big red tub with dirt in the bottom) been 8 months now and I got some good color going, but I am really going for the black veins and the white of the Trametes. What woods are you going to work on. I have read that Populus, Acer, and Betula families take in the most green pigment almost as well as Quercus.
Oh BTW: al fungi are molds, not all molds are fungi.. :)
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

Circle Rectangle Font Parallel Drawing


After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

Rectangle Circle Font Parallel Symmetry


The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
Beech mainly, it works just fine :)
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

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After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

Rectangle Circle Font Parallel Symmetry


The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
or maybe the other way around.. isn't yeast a fungus? hmmm.
 

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In this series I will follow the making of a specially-designed box for petri dishes into which I'll grow Chlorociboria species fungi.

I of course could have come with your average box, but as cultivating fungi on agar is quite delicate matter, because of the risk of contamination by airborne molds, I ended up with a forced-air, filtered design for the box, with pressured air provided by a fish tank air compressor, which is quite overkill for the oxygen needs of fungi.

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After some serious thinking for a few weeks, I ended up with a design incorporating two compartments side by side: a filtration stage on one side, and the main culture chamber for six petri dishes on the other side, a major condition being that the whole system must fit into the Muji drawers I have in my dresser, away from light.
The culture chamber is covered with a lid with an inset glass, to allow for periodical checking of the growth status of the tiny beasts (which only grow under no light conditions!). Rubber foam on the underside of the lid helps keep everything free of any entrance paths for airborne molds, and in any case of a tiny air gap in the lid, the pressurized culture chamber remains isolated from molds anyway.

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The petri dishes receive pressurized, filtered air from under the base plate. The base itself is made up of three 3mm MDF layers: a base plane, an isobare (constant pressure) air distributing plane, and an air delivery and dishes holding plane. Individual air outlets ensure that each petri dish receives an equal amount of air, and three auxiliary smaller air outlets direct the airflow towards the air exhaust layers of the filtration stage. This is blatant overkill, but I like overkill, and Chlorociboriae have revealed to seasoned pro biologists to be a bear to grow anyway. So whatever helps harness these suckers is good for me: when the time comes to grow them, I want them healthy and well fed.

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In part two we will review the making of the air-ducted base of the box.
NICE.. beech has amazing Parenchyma cells, thats gonna be HOT!
 

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the air-ducting base plate

This post is about making the base and its two routed layers.

Here I'm routing the air distributing plane, with my Dremel fitted with a tile router base and a downcutting bit, which prevents cutting all the way across the MDF in case the bit comes loose and keeps the edges of the routed channels nice and sharp.

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I sized my air channels wide enough that I don't have to be really picky about their exact width, as long as Bernouilli's law is respected (that's why the intake path is wider than the following paths). Long story short, to get even pressure on the outlets, you have to have equal pressure along the air paths. Not rocket science, even though it's part of what actually makes rocket science ;)

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After 14 minutes of routing, I have my air distribution layer done and ready to be sanded. I will seal it later, once the base is fully assembled, with liquid varnish, force fed into it, then blown out with pressured air. This will ensure that no moisture gets trapped here and no molds already present in there can develop.

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The top layer of the base receives its template. I switch the Dremel to the plunge router attachment, and drill out the 2 mm air outlets to the petri dishes. The central 1mm air outlets are drilled and slightly countersunk at a 45 degree angle to force the airflow towards the output filter intake.

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Here you can see the light peeking through one of the central outlets

Brown Wood Circle Tints and shades Symmetry


(I know all this probably sounds chinese to many of you… I'll make sure to post a video of the actual airflow of the finished box, with smoke to make it visible, once all is said and done; actual visualization sure helps understand what this system is all about!)

The three layers of the base are then glued together, ensuring even pressure on all the surface. The recesses for the petri dishes are routed out after the glue has fully cured and the air distribution system is sealed. Meanwhile, the three glued layers of the base are allowed to cure overnight in the, er, press.

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The routed out recesses for the petri dishes, this took some time as I only have a 2 mm aluminum machining bit for my Dremel.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Beige Wood stain


A quick sanding with the same setup helps get everything smooth enough and it's also a very easy way to remove the template residues.

Next step: build the frame.
 

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the air-ducting base plate

This post is about making the base and its two routed layers.

Here I'm routing the air distributing plane, with my Dremel fitted with a tile router base and a downcutting bit, which prevents cutting all the way across the MDF in case the bit comes loose and keeps the edges of the routed channels nice and sharp.

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I sized my air channels wide enough that I don't have to be really picky about their exact width, as long as Bernouilli's law is respected (that's why the intake path is wider than the following paths). Long story short, to get even pressure on the outlets, you have to have equal pressure along the air paths. Not rocket science, even though it's part of what actually makes rocket science ;)

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After 14 minutes of routing, I have my air distribution layer done and ready to be sanded. I will seal it later, once the base is fully assembled, with liquid varnish, force fed into it, then blown out with pressured air. This will ensure that no moisture gets trapped here and no molds already present in there can develop.

Rectangle Wood Flooring Tints and shades Beige


The top layer of the base receives its template. I switch the Dremel to the plunge router attachment, and drill out the 2 mm air outlets to the petri dishes. The central 1mm air outlets are drilled and slightly countersunk at a 45 degree angle to force the airflow towards the output filter intake.

Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Rectangle


Here you can see the light peeking through one of the central outlets

Brown Wood Circle Tints and shades Symmetry


(I know all this probably sounds chinese to many of you… I'll make sure to post a video of the actual airflow of the finished box, with smoke to make it visible, once all is said and done; actual visualization sure helps understand what this system is all about!)

The three layers of the base are then glued together, ensuring even pressure on all the surface. The recesses for the petri dishes are routed out after the glue has fully cured and the air distribution system is sealed. Meanwhile, the three glued layers of the base are allowed to cure overnight in the, er, press.

Wood String instrument Musical instrument Gas String instrument


The routed out recesses for the petri dishes, this took some time as I only have a 2 mm aluminum machining bit for my Dremel.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Beige Wood stain


A quick sanding with the same setup helps get everything smooth enough and it's also a very easy way to remove the template residues.

Next step: build the frame.
Movin right along the big sodabowski … lets grow some fungus!
 

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the air-ducting base plate

This post is about making the base and its two routed layers.

Here I'm routing the air distributing plane, with my Dremel fitted with a tile router base and a downcutting bit, which prevents cutting all the way across the MDF in case the bit comes loose and keeps the edges of the routed channels nice and sharp.

Wood Art Flooring Office supplies Eyewear


I sized my air channels wide enough that I don't have to be really picky about their exact width, as long as Bernouilli's law is respected (that's why the intake path is wider than the following paths). Long story short, to get even pressure on the outlets, you have to have equal pressure along the air paths. Not rocket science, even though it's part of what actually makes rocket science ;)

Wood Twig Tints and shades Rectangle Beige


After 14 minutes of routing, I have my air distribution layer done and ready to be sanded. I will seal it later, once the base is fully assembled, with liquid varnish, force fed into it, then blown out with pressured air. This will ensure that no moisture gets trapped here and no molds already present in there can develop.

Rectangle Wood Flooring Tints and shades Beige


The top layer of the base receives its template. I switch the Dremel to the plunge router attachment, and drill out the 2 mm air outlets to the petri dishes. The central 1mm air outlets are drilled and slightly countersunk at a 45 degree angle to force the airflow towards the output filter intake.

Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Rectangle


Here you can see the light peeking through one of the central outlets

Brown Wood Circle Tints and shades Symmetry


(I know all this probably sounds chinese to many of you… I'll make sure to post a video of the actual airflow of the finished box, with smoke to make it visible, once all is said and done; actual visualization sure helps understand what this system is all about!)

The three layers of the base are then glued together, ensuring even pressure on all the surface. The recesses for the petri dishes are routed out after the glue has fully cured and the air distribution system is sealed. Meanwhile, the three glued layers of the base are allowed to cure overnight in the, er, press.

Wood String instrument Musical instrument Gas String instrument


The routed out recesses for the petri dishes, this took some time as I only have a 2 mm aluminum machining bit for my Dremel.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Beige Wood stain


A quick sanding with the same setup helps get everything smooth enough and it's also a very easy way to remove the template residues.

Next step: build the frame.
Soda you rock!
It is way too cooooool.
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Mads
 

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the air-ducting base plate

This post is about making the base and its two routed layers.

Here I'm routing the air distributing plane, with my Dremel fitted with a tile router base and a downcutting bit, which prevents cutting all the way across the MDF in case the bit comes loose and keeps the edges of the routed channels nice and sharp.

Wood Art Flooring Office supplies Eyewear


I sized my air channels wide enough that I don't have to be really picky about their exact width, as long as Bernouilli's law is respected (that's why the intake path is wider than the following paths). Long story short, to get even pressure on the outlets, you have to have equal pressure along the air paths. Not rocket science, even though it's part of what actually makes rocket science ;)

Wood Twig Tints and shades Rectangle Beige


After 14 minutes of routing, I have my air distribution layer done and ready to be sanded. I will seal it later, once the base is fully assembled, with liquid varnish, force fed into it, then blown out with pressured air. This will ensure that no moisture gets trapped here and no molds already present in there can develop.

Rectangle Wood Flooring Tints and shades Beige


The top layer of the base receives its template. I switch the Dremel to the plunge router attachment, and drill out the 2 mm air outlets to the petri dishes. The central 1mm air outlets are drilled and slightly countersunk at a 45 degree angle to force the airflow towards the output filter intake.

Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Rectangle


Here you can see the light peeking through one of the central outlets

Brown Wood Circle Tints and shades Symmetry


(I know all this probably sounds chinese to many of you… I'll make sure to post a video of the actual airflow of the finished box, with smoke to make it visible, once all is said and done; actual visualization sure helps understand what this system is all about!)

The three layers of the base are then glued together, ensuring even pressure on all the surface. The recesses for the petri dishes are routed out after the glue has fully cured and the air distribution system is sealed. Meanwhile, the three glued layers of the base are allowed to cure overnight in the, er, press.

Wood String instrument Musical instrument Gas String instrument


The routed out recesses for the petri dishes, this took some time as I only have a 2 mm aluminum machining bit for my Dremel.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Beige Wood stain


A quick sanding with the same setup helps get everything smooth enough and it's also a very easy way to remove the template residues.

Next step: build the frame.
Nice! Cool design even if I wasn't excited about it's purpose.
 

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