Home | Community | Message Board


Vesp.co, Inc.
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinefelix
this and that
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 10,496
Last seen: 18 days, 3 hours
Using Soap as a Wetting Agent.
    #1444659 - 04/09/03 11:12 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

when making syringes or working with spores and water. has anybody used small amounts of detergent such as dishwashing liquid soap?


--------------------
Real botanists laugh at HPS systems, we do however use high pressure sodium in the parking lot. - artthug


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineA0999
Disco ish
 User Gallery

Registered: 09/27/02
Posts: 3,489
Loc: TEXUS
Last seen: 10 years, 2 months
Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: felix]
    #1444691 - 04/09/03 11:22 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Ive heard of people doing this, although i dont, but i heard its like 1 drop per syringe or something like that. I find no reason to do this. maybe for long time storage, but why would you wanna do that?


--------------------
Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: A0999]
    #1444700 - 04/09/03 11:24 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I beleive its Jet Dey rinse agent that most use, about one drop per 200cc...someone will be along shortly to confirm or deny...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: Theo Nanacatl]
    #1444724 - 04/09/03 11:32 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I forgot to add, this is done to lower the surface tension of the water and allow the spores to be evenly dispersed in the water to avoid clumping. This provides for more even distribution when injecting BRF, grain jars, etc.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheShroomHermit
Divine Hermit of the Everything
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 7,575
Loc: border of Canada and Mexi...
Last seen: 2 years, 7 months
Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: felix]
    #1444726 - 04/09/03 11:33 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

"To lessen the surface tension of the water so the spores suspend better. "
is the best explanation I've heard.

Anno recomends this recipe:
1 drop of dishwasher rinsing liquid per 200 ml of water

Don't know about soap though... best bet is to just get the dishwasher rinsing liquid and use that... 1 drop for 20 syringes is going to last you a very long time.

EDIT: Guess someone beat me to it.


Edited by TheShroomHermit (04/09/03 11:34 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTekNut
********

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 382
Loc: TX Gulf Coast
Last seen: 8 years, 16 days
Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: TheShroomHermit]
    #1445052 - 04/10/03 01:02 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I believe that you could probably use any surfactant or wetting agent, even some detergents would work well but I don't believe that real 'soap' should be used due to it possibly containing fats/oils and or lye.  I've heard that Jet-Dry works well and I would assume you could most likely use other substance as well.
I love those online dictionaries!  :wink:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=soap

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=detergent

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=surfactant

Best of luck!
-TekNut- 


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefelix
this and that
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 10,496
Last seen: 18 days, 3 hours
Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: TekNut]
    #1445741 - 04/10/03 06:38 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

alright! thanks alot guys. i knew it was something to do with dishwashing.
the main reason i need to use it is because i got lazy and made a personal print by just setting a cap in the bottom of a sterile half-pint. adding water and simply shaking the jar doesn't really loosen the spores from the glass. thanks!


--------------------
Real botanists laugh at HPS systems, we do however use high pressure sodium in the parking lot. - artthug


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedebianlinux
Myconerd - DBK
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 8,329
Loc: Over There
Last seen: 23 days, 9 hours
Re: Using Soap as a Wetting Agent. [Re: felix]
    #1445810 - 04/10/03 07:56 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I'm not sure if JetDry will help you there. Not doubting it tho. Report the results. Marbles are realy good for that problem. JetDry works miracles in syringes for preventing spore clumping and settling.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Casings & wetting agents
( 1 2 all )
SixTango 5,542 27 08/03/02 10:30 PM
by gamemaster
* Rooting agent? friend or foe? Anonymous 796 3 09/08/02 01:02 AM
by Anonymous
* BIG DADDY WET PASTURIZING MACHINE: agar 2,343 13 12/31/04 12:32 AM
by jeff01
* petris getting wet! pleezr 955 5 01/22/02 02:11 PM
by pleezr
* Are the safe to eat if someone wet em down pantera101x 1,196 5 02/15/06 06:08 PM
by Wronguy
* Re: Wet spot contam....... RipSnort 897 3 12/28/99 04:10 AM
by CLuB99
* Wet Spot or Not? pj541 871 3 03/20/02 09:31 AM
by pj541
* Wet to Dry Ratio of Pan Cyans? electric_candy 509 1 11/21/01 02:54 AM
by Anno

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, bodhisatta
1,063 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Kraken Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.037 seconds spending 0.008 seconds on 19 queries.