Do you use tap water????
Posted 12 December 2005 - 08:57 PM
I use distilled water for my syringes and liquid cultures because my tap tends to germinate the spores and carmelize karo.
Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:27 PM
They worked just fine...
The two gallons of distilled water are sitting on my "mushroom crap I could have spent more wisely on" shelf.
Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:42 PM
Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:09 PM
The solution: I've been filling up empty gallon jugs with the tap water, and leaving a little air space on top. Once, twice, or three times during the day I'll open it, and blow in it, and vent out the excess chlorine gas which has evaporated. After a day or two, no more chlorine. Nice water for rooting or whatever actually. I've been seeing better results already. ;)
Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:15 PM
Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:39 PM
"In addition, scientists have discovered chloramines can create their own disinfection byproducts, such as N-nitrosodimethylamine. And this specific disinfection byproduct is a human carcinogen.
Some research links chloramines to bladder cancer. It's also believed the ammonia used to create chloramines in water can cause nitrate levels to rise and hurt young children."
"Chloramines are very difficult to remove from water by using reverse-osmosis systems or water softeners. Distilling water also won't remove them. But they can typically be removed with the right granular-activated carbon filter.
The problem: Public water supplies typically also contain other toxic substances that may not be removed by granular-activated carbon. No water filter exists that treats all problems."
Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:45 PM
Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:37 PM
Sometimes i'll drop an airstone in one if i'm bubbling guano tea.
No need to cover it up with a lid, open air is great.
I don't know if the ammonia is a bad thing, ammonium nitrate is commonly used in chem fertilizers.