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InvisibleHallucinogen
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Debating about verm sterilization.
    #2586607 - 04/21/04 01:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I dont know if I should sterilize my verm before I put it on top of my cakes and dunk and roll, what do ya think.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2586681 - 04/21/04 01:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Better safe than sorry.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2586690 - 04/21/04 01:44 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Pasteurize... do not sterilize.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: ChiLong]
    #2586697 - 04/21/04 01:46 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I know someone who has done both, and it made no difference. He also used verm with no pasteurization or sterilization and it worked fine also.

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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2586741 - 04/21/04 01:55 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, definetly sterilize your verm. Some people jsut microwave it with water for a few minutes. I like to just throw it in a small caserol(sp?) dish in the toaster oven for a half hour. Just make sure you let it cool haha.

But anyway, I had some fine grade verm and I dunked and rolled a cake, and mealworms, or at least they looked like mealworms hatched out. It was very strange, so now I just make sure I kill everything in it.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: thisspock]
    #2586836 - 04/21/04 02:30 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

thisspock said:
Yes, definetly sterilize your verm. Some people jsut microwave it with water for a few minutes. I like to just throw it in a small caserol(sp?) dish in the toaster oven for a half hour. Just make sure you let it cool haha.

But anyway, I had some fine grade verm and I dunked and rolled a cake, and mealworms, or at least they looked like mealworms hatched out. It was very strange, so now I just make sure I kill everything in it.




Mealworms ? fuck that!
Anyways, so what is the best way to sterilize the verm ?


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2586915 - 04/21/04 02:56 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Whatever is most convenient for you that will do the job.

Like I said, a lot of people just add some water and mcrowave it for a bit. 3-4 minutes. Maybe let is sit a while and do it again, just use a gladware container, the plastic will hold up and they are cheap.

If you search the site you can find out whatever you need to know.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: thisspock]
    #2586940 - 04/21/04 03:01 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Searched and didnt find squat, thats why I asked.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2586999 - 04/21/04 03:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I put some verm in a large mixing bowl and nuked twice for 2.5 minutes each. Just make sure you add some water to it first. To cool faster I mixed a small amount of bottled water in.

Everything turned out A okay.


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: frock]
    #2587029 - 04/21/04 03:26 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

How much water should I add to the bowl ??
And what perlite, should I sterilize it too or no ??


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2587158 - 04/21/04 03:57 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Hallucinogen said:
How much water should I add to the bowl ??



you want the verm to be just a hair moister than field capacity when you nuke it. this is b/c some of the water evaporates in the microwaving process
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And what perlite, should I sterilize it too or no ??



some do, some don't. my foaf never did and was okay...
also, i would like to add that i would def. reccommend that you nuke yr verm for longer than two cycles of 2.5 minutes
my foaf usually does 2 cycles of 5 min
in between the cycles he checks on the moisture content
and remember to let yr casing layer cool to room temp before you apply it


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Re: Debating about verm sterilization. [Re: Hallucinogen]
    #2587310 - 04/21/04 04:49 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Hallucinogen said:
How much water should I add to the bowl ??
And what perlite, should I sterilize it too or no ??




If you do want to take the time to sterilize the verm (i haven't had any problem not sterlizing) Add enough so when you squeeze it a few drops of water comes out. As for the perlite i would just add h202 to it.


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