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Jim (Jibisndreamland)
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Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 04:30 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you put the aluminum foil on the jar after the lid is sealed?(before sterilizing) Also, if the answer that that question is yes, Do you take the aluminum foil off before putting the syringe into the holes to inoculate? If anyone has some tips on not getting contaminants into the jars, id really appreciate it. Thanx
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Jim (Jibisndreamland)
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Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 04:43 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also, when the jars are fuzzin up(forgot what the process is called), do you leave the foil on there?
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
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Post Number: 1030
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 05:35 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome to Mycotopia


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Do you put the aluminum foil on the jar after the lid is sealed?(before sterilizing) Also, if the answer that that question is yes, Do you take the aluminum foil off before putting the syringe into the holes to inoculate? If anyone has some tips on not getting contaminants into the jars,...



Yes, it keeps the water from dripping into the jar.
If you only have one layer of foil, yes.
If you use two then take the top one off, innoc through the
bottom layer and replace the top layer.
Flame the needle between jars or cut a makeup sponge
to a size just longer/twice wider than the syringe,
soak it in alcohol and stick the needle through it.
That way when you push the needle tip through the hole
in the jar the sponge will retract and when you remove
the syringe it will re-cover the needle and re-sterilize it.
Be sure to keep your work area as clean a you can and
keep yourself as clean as you can (shower before, wash
your hands before starting work, use a mask so you won't
breath on your work area, make a glove box and shoot
inside it after sterilizing it)
See the archives for simple glove boxes you can make cheaply.


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Also, when the jars are fuzzin up(forgot what the process is called), do you leave the foil on there?



The jars are colonizing when they fuzz up.
Leave the foil on till the jars are 100% colonized
and then you can remove the foil so the jar can breath better.
Since you are new I would suggest using the invitro tek
to fruit at least a couple of your jars since it is
almost 100% guaranteed to give you fruit and allow you
to see the entire shroom life cycle.
Hope this helps :-)
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Jim (Jibisndreamland)
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Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 05:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It did help, very much. Thanks a lot!
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 13093
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 05:08 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice explanation, imok.
archive material to lids/foil

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