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OfflineGROWemNeatEM
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Paranoid about sterilization
    #2226291 - 01/07/04 05:07 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I am so paranoid that i will fuck up the shrooms i get...

I will be using glasses that are approximitely 1/2 pint,and i will sterlize them by boilin them in a big stove pot with a cap for an hour(after substrate is added of course)
I will be usin vermiculite and brown rice flour for my substrate
I will be using a rubbermaid along with wet perlite at the bottom and surran wrap around it


now i have read all the guides and it sounds easy enough, except the sterilizing, i am worried about contams

i am goin to use precaution but bein as i am on a low budget i cant afford fancy stuff

now wut should i do that is cheap and fool proof to guarentee sterilization and no contams, am i just worrying too much??


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Offlineoutaker
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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226301 - 01/07/04 05:14 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You may be worrying too much. Make sure you don't put wet perlite in the incubation chamber. You don't want barely any humidity, because that's how contams form.

A glove box is extremely cheap, and you can find every thing you need quite possibly in your household (look at the PF tek for glove box construction). Gloveboxes help decreases chances of contams.

Use lysol disinfectant to help make areas less prone to bacteria before working with your glasses. I think that's the best you could do to keep everything in working order.


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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226403 - 01/07/04 05:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)


You may want to use a rubbermaid with a plastic lid as a terrarium. A saranwrap is fine but it will soon become a serious pain in the ass when it's time to fan 3 times a day.

Just my two cents..

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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2226418 - 01/07/04 06:04 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

do you seal a terrarium with the plastic lid? or leave it loose so air can enter?


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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: MikeHuntShrooms]
    #2226774 - 01/07/04 08:40 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yes good question


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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: MikeHuntShrooms]
    #2226887 - 01/07/04 09:45 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Leave it on loosely. You want a little air exchange, but you have to keep the humidity high.

Air exchange can be completed when you fan it (some people do it 2-3 times a day).


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Re: Paranoid about sterilization [Re: GROWemNeatEM]
    #2226890 - 01/07/04 09:48 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I have a fairly good sized terrarium and find that perlite alone isnt quite enought to get the humidity i want. (95-97)
I was getting 90'ish with perlite alone with the lid on TIGHT!
If any air can get in your humidity level will drop. lots i listen to use perlite alone and have good enough humidity but every time you fan it the humidity is lost.
What I was told to do works great, get a cheep fish tank bubbler, $6 at a pet store and a airstone $2. Place a small container filled with water and place the airstone in it. This method works with the perlite, I use both and brought my humidity up to a constant 97% along with bringing in fresh air so reduces the need to fan. I only fan when i feel like it. once every other day. I also drilled a small hole perlite level to let the C02 out.(1/4") works very nice and alot less effort. The lid is shut tight.

Max


Edited by Max1 (01/07/04 09:51 PM)


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