Home | Community | Message Board


High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop for:   eBay Lighters   Amazon ½ Pint Jars

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMinimumEfrt2
enthusiast
Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 293
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
using regular lighters during innoculation
    #2533135 - 04/06/04 10:56 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

can i just use a regular old bic cigarette lighter to sterilize the needle?? if not how could i make an alcohal lighter?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleJohn
ssdp.org

Registered: 08/08/03
Posts: 7,026
Loc: Vancouver, B.C.
Re: using regular lighters during innoculation [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2533144 - 04/06/04 10:59 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

yeah bic will work, kills the fluid though and takes a while to get red hot.


--------------------
There's a thin line between sanity and insanity... and I just snorted it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedistortion
 User Gallery
Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 603
Loc: Murder Mitten Flag
Last seen: 2 years, 6 months
Re: using regular lighters during innoculation [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2533149 - 04/06/04 11:03 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

AFOAF just uses a bic on the needle for 5 or 10 seconds, doesnt wait for it to get red hot. then he wipes off the black soot with a paper towel soaked with 99% isopropyl alcohol.


--------------------
Think for Yourself. Question Authority.

-Timothy Leary


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMinimumEfrt2
enthusiast
Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 293
Last seen: 6 years, 8 months
Re: using regular lighters during innoculation [Re: distortion]
    #2533311 - 04/07/04 12:08 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

would a towel soaked in rubbing alcohal work?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblejimi
Experienced
Male

Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 44
Loc: Greenwood Memorial Park
Re: using regular lighters during innoculation [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2533354 - 04/07/04 12:23 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

Home-made alcohol burner tek:

1. Buy a wick.
2. Find a small bottle with a metal lid (a baby food jar would work great).
3. Drill a hole in the lid of jar. Make the hole as small as possible, just large enough to squeeze the wick through.
4. Pull the wick up about an inch or so.

Done, but in the long run, ordering a burner would be easier/more efficient than using a bic or making your own burner. It would pretty much last forever, unless you cracked it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePsilygirl
cyan goddess
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 4,418
Loc: PNW
Last seen: 5 months, 2 days
Re: using regular lighters during innoculation [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2533390 - 04/07/04 12:37 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

all i do is pass the flame of a bic lighter under the needle for like 5 seconds or so, then rub it with a paper towel in isopropyl. i usually dont wait for it to get red hot, it's not really necessary.

i work in a lab and when we flame-dry/sterilize this sort of stuff, it doesnt need to get red hot, just hot enough to burn off any residual compounds (in this case, any bacteria/spores in the air). use your own judgement, i guess, and if red hot makes you more comfortable, then go for it.

then keep the needle in an isopropyl-soaked paper towel until you are ready to use it. the less time its exposed the less chance of contam.


--------------------
"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows."


Puget Sound Mycological Society


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop for:   eBay Lighters   Amazon ½ Pint Jars

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* The Needle shitdog 481 1 10/31/01 02:48 PM
by jonnyshaggs420
* giant syringe - Innoculating 2 liters of verm with 300 ml LC 1 shot giant syringe Magicius 2,849 12 12/16/12 01:19 AM
by Mycopath666
* Syringe Needle Sterilization DigiAngel 1,745 11 09/28/01 03:25 PM
by darkfly
* b mongoose539 1,126 12 06/12/07 05:26 PM
by powerofelf
* Honey Water Tek Innoculation - Slow/No Growth? ahaig 842 3 04/15/02 06:24 PM
by SIR_JAS
* Double innoculation? topiltzin 756 2 02/16/04 07:12 PM
by Rose
* Sterilizing the syringe needle (What is acceptable?)
( 1 2 all )
Gogol 2,701 21 10/07/08 04:19 AM
by c1dh3d
* sterilizing needles hippie_cune 791 3 08/01/06 09:48 AM
by tonyperez420

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
779 topic views. 9 members, 53 guests and 19 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Original Seeds Store - Cannabis Seeds
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.03 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.