question, should the jars always be moist on the glass inside?
Yes, tis a sign that myc is alive.
anyone else have a problem using jars that had inoculation holes punched in them and taped over and then later the cakes seem to be drying out? i'm thinking i should have used lids w/o inoculation holes cuz two of my invitro jars don't look as wet on the glass as other two.
You need at least one hole for proper Air Exchange, I've learned that much... and if you're going to inoculate straight to jar (instead of through the lid) I'd suggest you make the A/E port at least a 1/4 inch diameter. Also, use Tyvek or a waterproof bandage to keep the bugs out.
Might be your mixture, though, too. Gotta get the H20 and mix just right :pirate:
should i be opening them each day to air them out?
Every other day works fine, but by all means experiment... I did!
do you recommend dunking them again? one has been dunked already actually, but it still looks dry to me...
those two jars do like withered, blueing and thirsty, have they ever fruited? Might wanna try giving 'em another bath, say 15 hours in the fridge.
good luck :thumbup: