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Microwave sterilization for Agar
    #2078201 - 11/06/03 09:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I was wondering if its possible to use the microwave to sterilize agar intsead of other means. Is this a relativly contamination-free method?


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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: Rohypnol]
    #2078320 - 11/06/03 09:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Hmm, yes I suppose you could.



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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: angryshroom]
    #2078393 - 11/06/03 10:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

but you're probably gonna wanna use the agar on WBS or popcorn jars, that should be PCed anyways...so why not just PC the agar? areyou really that strapped for an hour of time (from start up, PCing, cooling, pouring and cleaning)?

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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: ar393]
    #2078575 - 11/06/03 10:53 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

that's just sloppy. You may have luck and you may not. It's a crapshoot. The only surefire way to sterilize something is to pressurecook it. Don't even bother about cutting corners and doing things half ass. The only thing microwaving does is vibrate water molecules till they gain enough energy to escape as steam. Therefore, you will not get above the boiling point of water. Now I was wondering since all of this controversy over the irradiation of foods why someone in the mushroom industry at large has not utilized radiation as a means to produce spawn. I don't even want to hear any crap about how this is unnatural and dangerous and would produce by products which would end up in the mushroom. I personnally believe it would be a safe and effective way to produce sterile grain spawn


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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: Rohypnol]
    #2078764 - 11/06/03 11:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

have you seen this ?
this page starts out with an agar recipe, but read on .


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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: deanofmean]
    #2082171 - 11/07/03 09:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

hmm, irradiation....yeah i got something in my backpack that can do that, oh wait no i dont.
-ar393


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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: ar393]
    #2082231 - 11/07/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

no i was asking the question in general not as a suggestion that this would be a viable option for home enthusiasts.


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Re: Microwave sterilization for Agar [Re: o0PapaSmurf0o]
    #2083359 - 11/08/03 09:10 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

yeah I noticed that after I posted. my bad.


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