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Tape on Holes?
    #1092017 - 11/27/02 09:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ive been using electrical tape over the holes in my jars, ive read somewhere that thats not a good idea, why is this? and what should i use, ive read coffee filters work well.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092083 - 11/27/02 09:47 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

some people say that mycelium needs to have plenty of oxygen while colonizing, I dont believe it does and i know plenty of people that tape their holes.

a good compramize is to tape the holes until the substrate is 1/2 colonized, then untape the holes to allow some oxygen in.

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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: Zed]
    #1092113 - 11/27/02 09:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

There are two important factors here: air exchange and resistance from contams. Tape is one method, but electrical tape has a tendancy to absorb moisture from the air and loose its stickiness.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: TinMan]
    #1092205 - 11/27/02 10:29 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I put tape back over the holes after I inject and I usually colonize within 15 -20 days, So will I colonize faster if I leave the tape off, I use the standard PF method and use 1 - 1 1/2cc per jar. Temps are about 75 - 80.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092433 - 11/27/02 11:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The electric tape should be fine. I only think a good tin-foil cover is necessary.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1092447 - 11/27/02 11:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I agree with AM, I use tin foil only and my jars usually colonize pretty dang fast.



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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092583 - 11/28/02 12:41 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I find that a loose foil lid works best as well but if you do want to use tape micro pore tape is your best option as the mycelium can breathe through this barrier.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1092636 - 11/28/02 01:00 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Do u mean foil instead of a lid? or do u just crumple foil around the original lid with the inoc holes?


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092643 - 11/28/02 01:02 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

If you have a top layer of dry sterilized vermiculite you don't even need to cover the holes. I don't and I don't get any problems.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SixCee]
    #1092663 - 11/28/02 01:07 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I leave tape over the holes and usually get full colonization within 10 days.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092669 - 11/28/02 01:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I just use 1 piece of foil folded in half and moulded into a lid and then another piece of foil fit loosely over the top of that so you have three layers altogether.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1092744 - 11/28/02 01:38 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

So how do u go about steralzing with these tin foil lids?


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092762 - 11/28/02 01:44 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Just steralize them in the normal way ie. pressure cooking or steaming in a pot.


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Re: Tape on Holes? [Re: SubGen1us]
    #1092797 - 11/28/02 01:51 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Sterilize them while on the lids with the jars.


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