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Offlinekaleidiscope
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Gas exchange question
    #1854868 - 08/27/03 02:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I read through the FAQ pretty thoroughly and read through the "Importance of Gas Exchange" post from Anno. I also understand that RH around 50-70 is pretty necessary for colonization to take place at a steady rate. When I incubated and inoculated my jars, I put electrical tape over the holes. Is this OK, or will it not be able to provide enough gas exchange? And, also, if I were to remove the electrical tape to allow more flow, would the RH stay the same? I am curious because the environment they are in has a somewhat low RH (about 30).


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: kaleidiscope]
    #1854918 - 08/27/03 03:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

inverted lids?


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: kaleidiscope]
    #1854927 - 08/27/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Most people use breathable tape (or no tape at all) instead of electrical tape to allow some gas exchange. The dry verm layer on top of the substrate does a good job of blocking contamination with or without the tape. If you do use tape, know that jars frequently stall from lack of oxygen and it becomes necessary to remove the tape near the end of colonization.

My suggestion is that you use the dry verm layer on top as described in the PF Tek and leave off the tape. When the jars are about 50% colonized, flip them over and they'll usually finish colonizing fairly quickly.

The RH in the jars will usually be alright as long as you don't overheat them.

Good luck!

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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: Diploid]
    #1854955 - 08/27/03 03:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

dont use tape just cover the inverted lids with heavy duty foil---it works perfectly


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: fungusflip]
    #1855089 - 08/27/03 03:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks, I will remove the tape and go from there... :smile:


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: fungusflip]
    #1855314 - 08/27/03 05:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

fungusflip said:
dont use tape just cover the inverted lids with heavy duty foil---it works perfectly 




Couldn't have said it better myself!! :wink: 


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: wicish1]
    #1855396 - 08/27/03 05:25 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I would leave the tape on. IMO its not worth the risk. I just birthed some 4 month old popcorn cakes, healthy as can be with no air exchange before.


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: Vertigo]
    #1855456 - 08/27/03 05:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

4 month old cakes?!?! You're doing something seriously wrong if it took 4 months before you birthed...


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: darkmaula]
    #1855503 - 08/27/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ya 4 months is along time.. That was probley due to lack of gas exchange :\


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Re: Gas exchange question [Re: whole9]
    #1855573 - 08/27/03 06:29 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Seriously....my freind just Innoc. GT which is know for growing slow...and its at 10% after 6 days.


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