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Prepping for birth
    #1788953 - 08/07/03 04:47 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Ok, while my friends jars finish colonizing, he's trying to sort out a few details on the post birthing process. the plan is to cold shock / dunk in the jars for 12 - 24 hours in sterilized water, roll in sterilized verm and tranfer to a perlite humdified rubbermaid container. the container is clear to allow indirect light, light source will be flourescent, as it provides plenty blue spectrum light. Air exchange will be fanning 2 -3 times / day. Questions are these:

1). Is distilled water OK to spray the verm once rolled, or does it have to be boiled first?

2). Does the spray bottle need to be sterilized?

3). The container is probably 20 - 24" high. Is that too tall?

4). Do the cakes need foil or some other layer between them and the perlite?

Many thanks for all the help.

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Re: Prepping for birth [Re: flybynite]
    #1788969 - 08/07/03 04:50 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

1. distilled is fine
2. clean it i guess, not that big a deal in my book
3. might be, ask someone with more expertise, but i must say that ive read that a terrarium too tall or big makes it hard to achieve the preferred RH. I would get a small aquarium size rubbermaid tub if i was you, it only costs like $5.
4. i would put them on the jar lids....if not use some type of plastic lid otherwise your mush might get waterlogged. some people however have had success putting it straight on the perlite. if u do that, put some H2O2 in the perlite-water mix to disinfect before u strain and put perlite in terrarium

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Re: Prepping for birth [Re: rohitabong]
    #1789213 - 08/07/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

1:  Naw.  Tap + H2O2 is great.  And then you don't have to worry about sterilizing your spray bottle either.  :wink:

3: Nope, not if you don't have problems keeping the humidity up.

4: Yes, optherwise they can get soggy.

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Re: Prepping for birth [Re: Sev]
    #1789546 - 08/07/03 07:44 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I would use foil in between cakes and perlite, to keep jars available to colonize, that is, if I grew. . .

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