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Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: zumplo on April 21, 2004, 03:22:35 AM
I'd like to know, once the inoculation is done, (I'm using jars with metal lids), if I should put some scotch on the holes of the lids or jut leave them opened ?
Thanks for your answer.
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: anno on April 21, 2004, 06:14:17 AM
Either put a layer of aluminum foil loosely over the top, or leave the holes uncovered. Sealing the jar is not good, because mycelium needs air to breath.
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: Jopo on April 21, 2004, 04:54:38 PM
Yes, but in the fanaticus article they use tape only and no tinfoil.  Air is everywhere, you can't escape it, unless these jars have some kind of super resistant to air seals, and not even zip lock bags can stop air from coming in.  Also i do think tape would be better for keeping contaminations out to a higher extent.
Not to be over-ruling, but i do think it's a good idea! :D
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: anno on April 21, 2004, 10:45:21 PM
Whatever works for you.
As for "air is everywhere", you might want to read this thread:
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.p...&Number=1226637 (http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=1226637)
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: Jopo on April 22, 2004, 03:16:32 PM
Maybe even not sealing it as tight as possible would help air exchange when having tape cover the holes, but this could maybe bring contaminations to form easier, i would not know.  There could be other solutions, maybe on my next batch i will test this.

Also where would i be able to find Organic Rye Grains?
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: anno on April 22, 2004, 11:39:21 PM
You can find organic rye grains in shops that sell organicaly grown foods (kinda obvious ;) ) and on the internet:

http://www.google.com/search?q=organic+rye+grain (http://www.google.com/search?q=organic+rye+grain)
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: zumplo on April 23, 2004, 07:34:39 AM
ok, now the holes are open, but I put a coffee filter on top of each jar as someone told me.
 
Title: once inoculation's done...
Post by: anno on April 23, 2004, 11:02:34 AM
Sounds good.