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newbie, pretty funny
    #1197513 - 01/07/03 12:11 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Well everything was going great until innoc time. Now due to impatience I injected either too little or too much. Hopefully 1ml is 1cc, is this right? Lol anyway I used one syringe to innoc 4 bags at 2cc per bag. It was a 10ml syringe so I'm hoping I got enough in. However as I was starting my second bag, the plunger wouldnt budge! Son of a...I never read about THAT! so I was super freaked out and then I took a close look at the needle. Some substrate got jammed in there! so in my panick state I took a match sterilized the needle which made a really fuinny sound and then pushed as hard as I could on the plunger which sent a few maybe even 3 ccs toward my face. Yeah that sucked. So I ruubed the needle down with some rubbing alcohol and continued, right pissed off. Well if only one bag is innoc'd at least I know why. I felt that I was really clean the whole way through but I don't know I am sure something bad is going to come from this... anyone have any jammed syringe stories?

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Re: newbie, pretty funny [Re: Gunther]
    #1197558 - 01/07/03 12:27 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

That is normal that some substrate gets jammed in the needle. Just pull the syringe out towards you by a few cm and reinsert.

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Re: newbie, pretty funny [Re: Gunther]
    #1197649 - 01/07/03 12:52 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

I usually just keep pushing the plunger until the substrate is pushed out (while in innoc. hole).

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Re: newbie, pretty funny [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1197947 - 01/07/03 02:23 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

my technique (seems foolproof as it works every single time) is to insert needle then slowly back out the needle as I plunge. this method allows you accurately "dose" and doesn't cause those big expulsions from built up pressure.

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