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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Vermiculite

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    #1399522 - 03/22/03 01:51 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

well, don't ask me how i did this, but i really fucked up when i prepared the substrate (broken rice, brf, verm & water) and now i can clearly see water flowing away if i tilt the jars. i put dry verm on the top and bottom but its not enough to soak up the excess water.

for a few weeks now the cakes have been colonizing the drier parts, and are taking longer to colonize the wet parts. the water doesn't seem to have done any damage yet, but it also looks like it cant get out.

the jars are in a shoe box which i now put in front of the window where it will get direct sunlight a few hours a day. i know this is stupid, but i figured its the only way to get some water to evaporate. if the jars get too hot, well too bad.

my question: should i wait until the water is gone and hope for invitro pinning? or should i case the soggy mess which will probably never colonize 100% and hope that it won't turn into a swimming pool for contams?

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    #1399529 - 03/22/03 02:09 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

This is messed....

The only thing I could think of is to tilt the jars and hope that the water drains out as good as possible.

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    #1399602 - 03/22/03 04:18 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Also consider letting them colonize upside down for a while - the water will hopefully run away from the too-wet areas, it'll let a little air in, and evaporation may help. It's how it worked for us for a couple of our jars which were too wet and stubborn.

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