If you are lucky enough to have a well-behaved airing cupboard which maintains the correct temperature, you may never need to build an incubator. However, if you don’t and you are going to pursue your hobby for a while then it is a good idea to make some kind of container which can be kept at a constant stable temperature. Your cultures will grow quickly and there is less chance of contamination.
A simple solution is to get a large storage box (or polystyrene box) and place a heat mat in the bottom connected to a thermostat (or timeswitch).
When places your MycoFarms or Mycoboxes inside inside it is a good idea to sit them on a thick book or something similar. This prevents the bottom of the kits drying out and provides a gentle heat from the sides.
It is best to locate your incubator in a warm location if possible as this means the temperature will fluctuate less and you will use less electricity.
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