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    #1524198 - 05/06/03 12:24 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I just inoculated 10 jars of popcorn with AMA and I was wondering if I should tape the holes on the lids to keep them sterile. Is that necessary?  :confused: 


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Re: Popcorn [Re: vas]
    #1524223 - 05/06/03 12:32 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

popcorn is a grain. they need air exchange, but it needs to be filtered air exchange - polyfill, tyvek etc.

if you forgot to allow for this, hopefully you have plenty of little holes you can now cover with a breathable tape like micropore. if you only have only tiny hole, er.... :frown:


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Re: Popcorn [Re: shirley knott]
    #1524250 - 05/06/03 12:46 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I made 4 ?big? holes on the lids and I put a coffee filter inside, for some reason!!  :tongue: 


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Re: Popcorn [Re: vas]
    #1524313 - 05/06/03 01:11 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Coffee filter might not be enough, try adding a layer of tyvek rubberbanded to the top (you could prob doze in R-OH, to be safe- dont think its necessary tho) or cover with a foil layer. Suggestion only


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Re: Popcorn [Re: apuffball]
    #1524434 - 05/06/03 02:02 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

you should be good with just that filter for now, i mean not much more you can do now


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Re: Popcorn [Re: SomeMycologist]
    #1524937 - 05/06/03 05:18 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I only have one small hole in my grain jars. It is about 2mm in dia. How badly is that going to affect colonization.


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Re: Popcorn [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1526393 - 05/07/03 01:51 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I've kept the innoc holes covered for about 6 generations of the dudes and had no problems. Also one time I made bigger holes in the tops and stuffed them w/ some polyfil to act as a cork to innoc through. I didn't notice an obvious advantage there.


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Re: Popcorn [Re: Vertigo]
    #1526459 - 05/07/03 02:10 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

ok this is what ill do ill cover some of them with tape and the other ill leave them as they are and ill get back, 2 you all.  :laugh: 


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