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Offlinearex7tt
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air exchange in jars
    #1816334 - 08/15/03 10:07 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ok if there are some PF jars that are about 90% covered and have been colonizing with the lids on tight, is it safe to losen to lids and get some fresh air or should i just wait it out? thanks 


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1816349 - 08/15/03 10:22 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i made the mistake of trying to loosen jar lids too early in the colonization process and my jars are stalled at like 65%

with your situation, i say loosen the lids and get some of that CO2 out of the jars, and they should colonize pretty quickly


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1816351 - 08/15/03 10:22 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

What I do is change the lids for a coffee filter and didn?t have any contamination yet. Of course, I keep everything very clean all the time. When I change the cover, I clean and spray everything like crazy (even me).


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1816353 - 08/15/03 10:23 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Just take the tape off the holes and flip the jars up-side-down. Then be patient...

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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: Diploid]
    #1816367 - 08/15/03 10:32 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think ill play it safe and put some filters on them, and then flip em, there maybe i CAN make everyone happy :smile: thanks for the input fellas


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1816431 - 08/15/03 10:59 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

don't take the lids off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: shirley knott]
    #1816488 - 08/15/03 11:20 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I never take the lids of or the tape off the inoculation holes. I found that if you don't pack the substrate too heavily, there's enough air in the substrate for the mycelium to colonize fully.
However, if you notice that mycelium growth stalls, you can consider loosening the lids to allow for some air exchange. If growth doesn't stall, why change anything?


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    #1817013 - 08/15/03 03:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I never tape the holes. A little air exchange is very important.

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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: Demiurge]
    #1817055 - 08/15/03 03:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I never tape the holes on PF jars either. Just put foil over them. It seems to prevent contams, and let them get enough air. Polyfill for grains.


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1817284 - 08/15/03 04:30 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I like to let them start for a week to a week and a half the remove the tape over the holes and put on a coffee filter for safety. Then put the jars back in upside down. Now a little secret, put a towel or cardboard layer between the layers of jars. Doesn?t make sence to take the tape off only to have the bottom jar plug the holes of the top jar.

 




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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: Magash]
    #1817859 - 08/15/03 07:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

im probably just being impatient, is been about 10 days and most of them are almost completely covered (half quart) so i think thats pretty good, just wanted to know what to do if the growth stalled


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: arex7tt]
    #1817894 - 08/15/03 08:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ps, you probably hear this all the time Magash, but ive read many many of your post and youre the fuckin shit man :smile: I dont know what i would do without my poor mans pod :-D


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Re: air exchange in jars [Re: shirley knott]
    #1818218 - 08/15/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Once the mycelial culture is established it is actually reasonably resilient to contaminants and such. What I do with my jars is I just take the lids off and give them a fanning every week or so when they are around 70-80% colonized. This gives them enough fresh air to last until they are completely colonized and can substantially decrease the time taken to do so.


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