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Looper (Looper)
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Post Number: 344
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 07:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm looking to buy a stir plate. Some kind of lab surplus link or something would be great. I'm also intersted in other lab supplies if i can get'em cheap. Any help would be great!!!
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Sweetness (Sweetness)
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Post Number: 4422
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 08:23 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ck Ebay. They have tons of lab supplies. I found a page of them by typing in 'stir plate'.
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Looper (Looper)
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Post Number: 346
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 08:51 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Sweetness. I checked them out and found a couple different brands. But they just have a plate that you can sit the jar on, it doesn't look stable for quart jars. They also look like they could possibly get my filter material wet. I don't know how they work. I guess i could make something to stick jars to the plate or 2 sided tape or something ghetto like that. Does the plate work in a circular motion or vibratory? The brands were Thermoline and something starting with a B, i can't remember. Anybody familiar with stir plates and how they work?
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neverblink (Dial8)
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 09:04 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this is the web site to a good lab supplier. www.carolinasupply.com
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rodger (Skyypilot)
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:13 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The stir plate doesn't move. Your jar sits on a plastic shelf and below that is a rotating magnet. You put an iron dowel in the jar with your liquid.
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Looper (Looper)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 01:44 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That's cooooool! Thanks brotha.
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Mycota (Mycota)
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Post Number: 152
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 12:36 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Best toy in world for liquid culture.

Flash froze stir bar, but see cyclone in water.

Once I acquired one, had dozen cultures going like MAD
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 31359
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 01:54 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

anyone out there
that can tell/show us
do-it-yourselfers
how to build one ?



Namaste


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rodger (Skyypilot)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 02:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If I ever build spore syringes for some silly reason, it will be with my magnetic stir plate. The cap can be set on a wire rack over the jar in front of a flow hood. Let the cap drop its spores right into the swirling water. It saves the step in the middle of making a spore print, thus reducing contamination risks.
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The smell of gun grease-their bayonets they shine.
Hes there to help them all that he can.
To make them feel wanted,
Hes a good holy man."
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Mycota (Mycota)
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Post Number: 153
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 02:52 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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End result looks like this w/2 prints worth of spores.
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Mycota (Mycota)
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Post Number: 154
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 02:56 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Just hanging a cap in a PC'ed sun tea jar, w/spigot removed & replaced with injection plug, also works well.
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Looper (Looper)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 10:23 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where can i get the stirring rod? Hobby store, or @ the grocery store? Or could i just use a metal bbq skweer or however it's spelled? Or what about steel ball bearings?

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Mycota (Mycota)
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Post Number: 155
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 01:38 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


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Where can i get the stirring rod? Hobby store, or @ the grocery store? Or could i just use a metal bbq skweer or however it's spelled? Or what about steel ball bearings?


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Pro grade off eBay @ $7 to $12 bucks each, depending on size & type.

Best & quickest is build your own.

Nails w/head cut off, small bore rubber tubing, RTV high temp silicone sealer gasket material tube (auto parts store.

Cut nails to length, tubing slightly longer, seal ends, cure a day & go for it.

I have 3 store bought stir bars. Started dozen more cultures & inovated these togather.

Works LIKE A CHAMP.
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Milk (Vitamin_d_added)
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 02:05 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A house-hold phonograph player works well as a starter for a Magnetic Stir-Plate. Detailed step by step instructions can be had in the book "The Construction and Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories" by Jack B. Nimble, available from Loompanics Unltd. Basically all one has to do is remove the motor from the turntable and mount this inside a coffee can or other suitable container. The speed of stirring may be adjusted by either using the speed controls that came with the player :-) or a fan speed controller (I have ALWAYS burned up the motor trying this one. Your mileage may vary). Pretty Simple Shit!
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 12:55 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


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Detailed step by step instructions can be had in the book "The Construction and Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories" by Jack B. Nimble, available from Loompanics Unltd.



hey
i have that book here somewhere,
i'll take a look-see

Namaste


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Looper (Looper)
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Post Number: 373
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:28 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool Mycota! That way it doesn't beat up your jars. Thanks.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i think i saw a similar contraption somewhere once, mycota, where the guy was using a power drill thru the lid to stir with.
magnetic is nicer, imo.

Namaste


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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 31441
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

archive material

Namaste


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a.k.a. Canadian Mushroom Grower (Purefficiency)
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Post Number: 119
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Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 03:50 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have an old blender base that works and have been thinking of ways to use this, and ideas?
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jakked (Jakked)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 04:22 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Or coat your metal with Plasti Dip.
http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/index.html

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Looper (Looper)
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Post Number: 437
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Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 04:32 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, that's a good idea. But will it survive the hot temps of a pc?
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