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tatortot33

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Water under my tinfoil
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:33:48 PM »

I think that there was a little bit of water on the top of my jar lid like in the middle of the 4 drilled holes I used for inoculation when I put the tin foil back on top. Would that raise my chance of contams or will it probably sink back into the jars on to the dry verm and be fine? I'm probably just being paranoid but I figured I'd ask to make sure. Thanks guys!
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 04:54:50 PM »

wait i don't understand, when you inoculated your jars there was water on top of the jars? you should have used a cotton ball with alcohol or something like that to clean the jar top. just before you inoculate..
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 05:05:25 PM »

Well i used like a little sterile gauze pad with alcohol and wiped the top but it seemed like there was some water and alcohol on the top, not a lot but a little bit. I dunno. Maybe it was a stupid question lol. Sorry =(
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 05:18:25 PM »

yeah maybe, lol.  this is what i do, when remove my jars from the PC. i remove the tinfoil wipe the jars down and cover the holes with medical tape...
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 05:41:34 PM »

Ok, ya, i totally forgot about medical tape. I'll do that for sure next time, thanks!
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 07:29:08 AM »

wait, so you cover the holes AFTER sterilization? In the "Let's grow shrooms" video I thought he covered them before. Or maybe you do it twice? But don't the mycelium need air to grow?

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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 10:35:00 AM »

The myc don't need air to grow in the jar, it need it in the fc after.
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Re: Water under my tinfoil
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 02:39:06 PM »

I put the micropore tape over the holes in my jars and then cover them with foil before I sterilize my jars and have had good success so far ( probably 100 jars up until now ).
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