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#1 waylitjim

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:59 AM

Do the PP containers that Hip sells have filter discs or air holes?
Is there any air exchanged during the incubation period, or will they colonize fine without any exchange?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:09 AM

only one way to find out
buy a set of 12! :P jk, im not sure. but id also be interested in knowing the secrets.
if i had to guess id say he just has a dry verm layer on top.
lets see how acurrate i am

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:23 PM

If the PP containers (PP = Polypropylene) can colonize in 2 weeks with no air exchange, then they are much easier then jars. Jars can be a pain...dealing with drilling holes, tyvek filters, and rust. PP containers seem so much easier anc cleaner. I'm suprised we don't see more of them.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:05 PM

Hey there waylitjim, I think these microboxes might be just what your looking for. They have a built in air exchange filter, are re-useable. I believe that its advisable to leave plastic style jars 1/4 open when PCing - to stop deformation. I just got a load of pint sized ones, and am very happy.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:41 PM

where did you pick those up sah?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for the info sah.
I suppose it would be easy enough to make a filter patch for each lid.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:48 PM

Actually I won them for being the 1000th member at magicmushroomforum.co.uk - great bunch of chaps for us UK myco addicts, and an incredible stroke of luck for me!

Im in the UK, so you might want something closer to home:

http://www.micro-science.co.uk

I know MushMush sells them too, but I have never ordered from them.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:07 PM

This site has some interesting info....

http://www.mycelia.be/comfolder.htm

Sporeworks also sells them.

http://www.sporework...&cat=258&page=1

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:05 AM

use my homemade Microboxes

http://mycotopia.net...html?1103427525

but when i use pf cakes with the pp, i just have my 4 innoc holes, no drills, i just stab it with a pen, and use the tin foil cap. i use the microboxes for grains so i can shake and stuff. Hope that helps

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 05:53 PM

Checked out the sponsors, just cant find pint sized canning jars in plastic. Plastic seems the way to go--holds up and half the price! You guys know of a place selling plastic pint canning jars? Cheked Meijer and walmart, NOPE. Online source with cheap shipping is ideal. Thanks guys... :p

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:04 PM

hippie has posed links to them b4. But they aren't canning jars, they just need a specific recyle code

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:44 PM

I think they have to have a 5 in the recycle triangle. Not quite 100% on that though. I haven't found any plastic pint jars around me in stores yet either. Good luck in your search.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 08:20 PM

I use the plastic take home containers that the local Chinese food places give me. They come in three sizes. The smallest makes some dandy little PF cakes.
I have not been able to find a cheap plastic jar, the only ones I've found have been very expensive, at Plastics.com.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:11 PM

I use the plastic deli containers for my liquid cultures. I've never done cakes in them. Nice pics Toad, thats cool looking. And a good solution.

#15 waylitjim

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:23 AM

Pretty much any polypropylene container can be used in a P.C
Look for the PP5 symbol on the bottom in a triange.

Make your own or buy them premade called microboxes...
http://www.mycelia.be/comfolder.htm

Sporeworks also sells them.
http://www.sporework...&cat=258&page=1

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:02 PM

http://www.container...p?itemtype=Tubs

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:26 PM

Do the PP containers that Hip sells have filter discs or air holes?
Is there any air exchanged during the incubation period, or will they colonize fine without any exchange?


my jars have 6 air holes which should be left open
for just a little filtered [by the dry verm. layer] air exchange

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:26 PM

archive material to containers/supplies

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:01 PM

WayLitJim, you can avoid having the rust wreck your tyvek by putting a metal washer betwen the lid and the filter.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 11:23 PM

Thanks BB, that's a good tip. This was a pretty old post. I eventually went with all plastic containers, and the manure/brf recipe used in my Pan cyan tek. I got these containers for about 25 cents each, so I stocked up and took my jar collection to the thrift store.

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