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Advice: Cover the holes?
    #1514350 - 05/02/03 11:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The PF Tek states you should put tape over the holes in the jar lids after innocluation. I have read other things saying you should leave them uncovered to allow better air transfer, figuring that the vermiculite layer will prevent any contams. So tape or no tape?


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Re: Advice: Cover the holes? [Re: Rustmonger]
    #1514353 - 05/02/03 11:17 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think most people would say the dry verm layer will be enough. For grains on the other hand, its best to use Tyvek or some other breathable filter that keeps out contams. You could always innoculate then cover the holes with a coffee filter for extra protection from contams.


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Re: Advice: Cover the holes? [Re: distortion]
    #1514371 - 05/02/03 11:28 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

a foaf leaves the tape on until about 75% colonization, then takes it off.


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Re: Advice: Cover the holes? [Re: fizzacyst]
    #1514427 - 05/02/03 11:52 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

friend doesnt cover anything, cept with the tinfoil, but thats it.


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Re: Advice: Cover the holes? [Re: SHiZNO]
    #1514441 - 05/02/03 11:55 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

coffee filter seems like a good idea, except how many microns is a coffee filter? i think that many many spores and bacteria cannot be filtered through a coffee filter, then again, it could help prevent some since it would provide a medium for the unwanted spores/bacteria to stick to before entering the jar itself. the key is leave them alone as much as possible i think.


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Re: Advice: Cover the holes? [Re: SHiZNO]
    #1514442 - 05/02/03 11:55 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That is what I do as well. Make sure the foil is dry and just put it back over the top of the jars after inoculation.

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