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    #2321056 - 02/10/04 02:13 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Do you have a microwave? Tired of messing up w/ your karo teks?

heres your solution:

supplies your gonna need:

1 package of small microwavable containers - like these:



1 bottle cheap imitation light syrup - like this:



1 package cheap plastic wrap - like this:



total cost should be under $5

ok now heres what you do:

1) pour about 200ml's of water (around 5 ounces) into the container.

2) add a teaspoon of light syrup to the water(im sure more could be used to increase results, but this is just what i did)

3) put a peice of plastic wrap over the top of the container, and then put the lid on top of that - like this:



4) microwave the container, with the lid slightly cracked (so the container doesnt melt) for 5 Minutes . when its done nuking, open your microwave and push the lid down so its all sealed in there (carefull, its hot)

5) let cool for a few hours, or untill it is room temperature again, and then lift up the lid slowly, flame sterilize your syringe, and put in 1 - 2cc's of your left over spore solution.

6) toss these guys in your incubator (im using a double tub setup)



7) after a few days you should start to see some myc. growth in the solution. after about a week and a half your container should look like this.



i shake the containers around every few days and let the water sloshing break up the myc. no need for glass chunks.

when your ready to innoculate, just lift up the lid, and poke the needle of your sterile syringe through the plastic wrap and suck up how much ever juice you need.

congratulations...you just spent $5 to turn 2 cc's of spore solution into 200 cc's of spore solution. easy as pie in a microwave too.


well i hope this helps someone. enjoy everybody.

~JSlice~


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: angryjslice]
    #2321080 - 02/10/04 02:22 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

WOW Sounds fantastic I think Ima try this tonight once I get home from work, THANKS!


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: angryjslice]
    #2321129 - 02/10/04 02:40 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I have done the same thing with half pint jars. Wrap the plastic over the top and nuke. When done nuking put the lids w/hole on, and incubate.
When they are ready just poke the needle thru the hole and suck up.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: SillllyFressshhhh]
    #2321234 - 02/10/04 03:14 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

SillllyFressshhhh said:
WOW Sounds fantastic I think Ima try this tonight once I get home from work, THANKS!




Shit!  I'm gonna quit my job, go home and try it...NOW.  :lol:

Nice tip, jslice...tanks  :thumbup:

I would consider using two teaspoons of syrup to 200ml, ,though, but it shonuf worked.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: angryjslice]
    #2321418 - 02/10/04 04:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Is that last pic what a fully colonized solution looks like?


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2321681 - 02/10/04 05:21 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

that last picture is when ive taken it out of the incubator at this point...its colonized enough to the point that i can make 20 syringes out of it.

~JSlice~


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: angryjslice]
    #2322055 - 02/10/04 10:38 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Why does this seem too good to be true?

Does this really work?

Is light syrup the same as corn syrup?

Is it actually sucking spores into the syringe, or mycelium?


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: MagicBrownie]
    #2322073 - 02/10/04 10:42 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah it works, i did the same with a little molasses. and itll be myc in your syringe not spores. so not legal to trade.. jus wanna make sure everyone knows that. dont want to get yourself in trouble


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Yarry]
    #2322091 - 02/10/04 10:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

How long can i wait to inoculate a jar with the syringe?

Will it be just as fast and effective as spores?


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: MagicBrownie]
    #2322118 - 02/10/04 10:48 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

It's lots faster cuz the spores are already germinated, cutting out at least five days.

Also, it seems to grow faster in general, plus you no longer have to be stingy with your apores.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2322131 - 02/10/04 10:51 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

This is the best news ive heard in a long time!

i only have 3 cc's of solution left in my syringe, and i cant wait to give this a try!


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: MagicBrownie]
    #2322213 - 02/10/04 11:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

using liquid culture ive colonized half pints completly in 5 days. this isnt anything new that hasnt been done before, but i havnt ever seen a pictorial or instructions for karo in the microwave.

~JSlice~


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Yarry]
    #2322281 - 02/10/04 11:16 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

YarryShroomer said:
Yeah it works, i did the same with a little molasses.




How well did the molasses work? Was it normal dark molasses?


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2322301 - 02/10/04 11:19 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah normal dark molasses, it worked pretty well, same amount of myc just a little harder to see cuz its darker. i didnt really do any measurements, just filled a half pint jar with water and added molasses til it looked slightly darker then whiskey. tossed on saran wrap and a plastic lid and microwaved er


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Yarry]
    #2335240 - 02/14/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

When your incubating the karo container do you need to have holes punched in it for gas exchange?


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Nickster_154371]
    #2335288 - 02/14/04 08:18 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

^^^no it should be as well sealed as possible.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: simplemachine]
    #2335562 - 02/14/04 10:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

^^^ yeah, sealed tight. The culture will live for a few months off the air already in there, which is really nice.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2336714 - 02/15/04 10:15 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Aren't the Shroomery sponsors going to be really pissed off at whoever created the Karo Tek? Oh well ... hehehe


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: gugglebum]
    #2336772 - 02/15/04 10:57 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Aren't the Shroomery sponsors going to be really pissed off at whoever created the Karo Tek? Oh well ... hehehe




The tek prolly has been around longer than most of them.

Unfortunately, it's the nature of the business (the spore part, anyway) that you may or may not see a lot of repeat business.

Happily, most of the sponsors seem to be holding their own.


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Re: Super easy karo tek [Re: angryjslice]
    #2337017 - 02/15/04 01:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

do you poke through the plastic wrap when injecting the spores? or do you lift it up?


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