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poking holes in lids
    #1241693 - 01/23/03 05:26 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i have read from different sources that you can poke one hole in the middle and try to reach the glass with your syringe. or you can poke 4 holes and reach the glass.....
Now that i've gotten lazyer i would like to try the one hole method, and was wondering if it really matters where you squirt the spores?
i know it's benifitial for the spores to run down the glass but what if it's just dumped in the substrate, how much difference would it make? (timeing wise?)


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Re: poking holes in lids [Re: mikejwill]
    #1241706 - 01/23/03 05:31 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Fewer points of inoculation = longer colonization time.


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Re: poking holes in lids [Re: mikejwill]
    #1241766 - 01/23/03 06:14 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i used one hole before but made several inoculations, rotating the needle in the jar each time.


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Re: poking holes in lids [Re: mikejwill]
    #1241781 - 01/23/03 06:21 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Longer colonization for sure. If you're still prepping lids, try doing a whole shitload at once and get it over with. I have had some success using the tall thin half-pint jars with one hole, but I squirted the same amount of syringe water in the hole I use in the 4 hole method. Also, it had to be done slowly for good results. So, it didn't really save any time.


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