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InvisibleTomandjerry58
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ive never had so many contaminates
    #1906315 - 09/11/03 05:38 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ive been growin for the last 8 months and have never seen so many contams. ive seen pink and green. used salt and cut the contams out and they still grew.


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1906359 - 09/11/03 05:52 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Air tight terrarium ?

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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: MAIA]
    #1906628 - 09/11/03 07:09 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

no it has two holes in the top. 1/2 inch. i used glass and surface cleaner instead of 91% alcohol to clean it out this time. the green came when i used an unsterilized casing mix. but i have never serilized it before. for just pf cakes


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1908677 - 09/12/03 06:03 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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the green came when i used an unsterilized casing mix. but i have never serilized it before.




Then you should next time. 5 minutes inside the microwave is enough.
You should also think about covering those holes.

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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: MAIA]
    #1910075 - 09/12/03 05:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

well i think ive found the source of my mold. i look at my bathroom sink today and find that it has been leeking for sometime now and has an wide variety of fungus in it:(

i mean ive probably done over 200 jars and never threw this many out. everyday i throw one out. i might have thrown out 10 out of 200. i did 40 jars last month and now have 13 left:(.

bought some lysol today. been spraying everything around the terrarium.

heres my dilima i have thirteen pf jars cakes one hawk casing that i just put in a seperate terrarium 4 mal jars that im going to case this weekend and a burmese quart that im going to do a bulk tek on this weekend.should i just get rid of the pf cake terrarium which has been the source of all the contams? and close off the room and lysol everything before i walk into the room? any comments would be greatly appreciated. ive had so much success in the past with this hobbie. I think this is the first time its going to crash and burn. right now i would be happy with a quarter just to trip on with my wife.oh and the thirteen pf cakes are pinning really well.


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1910899 - 09/12/03 10:17 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Without a microwave, how do you sterilize vermiculite? If in the oven how long should it cook and at what temp please?


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: spacedragon]
    #1910920 - 09/12/03 10:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

put in jar just like pf holes and everything. sterilize in pot or pc.


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1911015 - 09/12/03 10:53 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

spray the air in the room with 'OZIUM' before using lysol. OZIUM ionizes particles in the air and drops them to the grown. it doesn't sterilize the air it just removes things from it. it really works good if you spray the air and then just let the air settle for 10 or 15 minutes before using lysol then after that you should have some nice sterile air. turn off all fans and other devices that circulate the air too of course. lastly build a nice box like mine. you can see it on the grow log forum the thread is "my magic box" i have very few if any problems with contamination mostly because i only open the box when its neccessary. this type of terrarium can be made to be fully automatic with virtually no maintainence whatsoever and in almost any size. hope i helped in some way.







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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: fungusflip]
    #1911112 - 09/12/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yeah i need to get me a box like that. thats really awsome. you should double end case with STERILIZED verm. your yeilds will double.


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Re: ive never had so many contaminates [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1911470 - 09/13/03 01:54 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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preschooler said:
yeah i need to get me a box like that. thats really awsome. you should double end case with STERILIZED verm. your yeilds will double.


yeah i'm in the process of doing that right now actually thanks for the advice.


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