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Offlineisam
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Two questions...
    #1022432 - 11/04/02 10:42 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

1) I was sterilizing my jars (by steaming, I don't have a pressure cooker) and after they were done, there was a white film/residue around the sides and bottom of the pot. What is this and how can I prevent this?

2) It's my understanding that mycellium should colonize in darkness. Would a black light bulb have any positive or negative effects on colonization when used as a heater?


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Re: Two questions... [Re: isam]
    #1022438 - 11/04/02 10:45 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

1) I think someone on here once said to put vinegar in the water before you boil, but it may have been something different.

2) I'm not sure if a black light would effect it either way, but why not just use a fish tank heater for heat? It won't dry out your jars, and it doesn't have a detrimental effect on the mycelium, which the black light may. Good luck


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Re: Two questions... [Re: cheifdog24]
    #1022450 - 11/04/02 10:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Black light is hot..As shit! !!Hot As Shit!! A blacklight once melted a ac adapter for my phone!! Id go for a aquarium heater


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Re: Two questions... [Re: cheifdog24]
    #1022451 - 11/04/02 10:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I can't find a fish tank heater that can be completely submerged in water (the gap between my tubs is only big enough for the cord). Are there any other alternatives to heat it?


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Re: Two questions... [Re: isam]
    #1022455 - 11/04/02 10:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

A heating pad under a towel perhaps.


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Re: Two questions... [Re: isam]
    #1022471 - 11/04/02 10:57 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

You don't need a completely submersable fish tank heater, just a jar and a 50 watt clip on heater (i got mine for $10 at PetCo)

heres a pic of my setup:



Temp stays steady at 85-86 degrees


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Re: Two questions... [Re: BitchCakes]
    #1022491 - 11/04/02 11:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks BitchCakes, that is the most helpful post so far.  I'll do that, I was wondering how to get it in water when I can't submerge the whole thing.  I'll go out and grab one of those heaters (my other one broke, spilled water on it when it was hot, bad idea :smile: and hopefully will be going in no time :smile:  You have the same tub and heater as me too hehe. 


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Re: Two questions... [Re: isam]
    #1022500 - 11/04/02 11:08 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hehe...I lost my first heater to cracking too, I took it out of the water when it was still hot  :smirk: 


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Re: Two questions... [Re: BitchCakes]
    #1022607 - 11/04/02 11:53 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i believe the residue is the mineral deposits from hard water. if you got your water from the tap that's probably what it is... just my two cents......do i get change back?


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