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InvisibleTinMan
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Substrate Sterilization
    #1158702 - 12/20/02 06:58 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

For a plain verm casing, does the verm HAVE to be sterilized, since my previous attempt w/ P. cubensis resulted in a cobweb casing?


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1158756 - 12/20/02 07:18 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Yes. Why risk it?


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1158763 - 12/20/02 07:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I am not sure if I am getting what your asking but I think my answer is no......not technically, you could pasturize it......


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: upupup]
    #1159498 - 12/21/02 06:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

But, has anyone created a straight verm casing without applying any heat to the verm and not gotten any contams?


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1159501 - 12/21/02 06:12 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: ralphster44]
    #1159507 - 12/21/02 06:15 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i didnt sterilize the verm and i have no contams:-)
but the best would be to sterilize it first. why risk it?


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1159750 - 12/21/02 09:06 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Never having tried such a thing I cannot say from experience, though I don't see technically why it would not work as most of your contams need something to eat and verm has no nutrative value thus no food.......


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1160370 - 12/21/02 03:38 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I hate to derail, but I was just wondering why you would case with plain verm?


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: bytecode]
    #1160399 - 12/21/02 04:00 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Cuz it works...


I've never sterilized my verm casing... just weted it with water out of the tap.



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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: Loop_Theorist]
    #1160453 - 12/21/02 04:15 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Why not? Previously, I used plain verm which had already been dampened w/ water and it grew cobweb, even though I used the most sterile of procedures.


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: TinMan]
    #1160516 - 12/21/02 04:45 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

When you buy verm in bags it comes sterile.


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Re: Substrate Sterilization [Re: FuNgUsMaN420]
    #1160568 - 12/21/02 05:06 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Haha... if it did, then sterilization would be pointless.


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