tek for syringe making? [merged]
Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:24 PM
Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:31 PM
Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:48 PM
this is best damn site ever!!
Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:34 PM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:39 PM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:48 AM
but have tried various vibrating objects
and still find ultrasound far superior
in breaking up spore clumps.
after numerous experiments
the only snag i've found with ultrasound
is you must watch the water temperature
so it doesn't go too high,
the sound waves heat the water in passing.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:05 AM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 02:22 PM
Because if there's no reason not to use it, jet dry apparently works well.
I make my prints in small jars, then suck up PC'd water (jet dry added before PCing) and blast it at the print. With jet dry, nearly all the spores easily came off the glass and mixed into the water without clumping. Without JD, I needed to scrape, there was some clumping, and they stuck to the syringe.
Strapping a syringe to a cat would never have occurred to me, thanks for that intriguing tip. Would a small, yipping crotch-stomping dog work in a pinch? The cats around my place are too hard to catch, but the neighbor's little dog is friendly enough and his yips are short, high-frequency bursts...seriously, I love that kind of thing, especially explaining it to someone else. I don't think I'd like to explain to my neighbor why there's a syringe stuck under his little preciouses collar, however, so tests will have to wait for now.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 01:32 PM
Aw, hell. I keep them in the fridge, so I hope that prevents it, at least until I shoot 'em into something. Might be a good thing if intending to use them soon after making the syringe...?
Anyway, thanks for the info, I'll keep an eye on 'em.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:38 AM
Do the spores get larger as they absorb the water and I should pssible see them in the water more clearly?
Any advice would help.
The strain was Treasure Coast
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:46 AM
Conventional wisdom says to wait 24hrs before inoculating jars so the spores can re-hydrate.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:49 AM
If you leave it undisturbed for a few months, you might get a very fine "film" of spores settling on the bottom, but usually they're invisible to the naked eye.
Don't worry :)
Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:54 AM
Thanks all make me feel a bit better
Posted 19 May 2006 - 01:04 AM