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OfflineaNewPerception
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poking holes in jar lids?
    #2730392 - 05/26/04 12:53 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

how do u guys put holes in ur jar lids? the ball metal ones. i tried to drill it but the bit keeps moving around and i end up making a hole nearer to the middle than i want to. Spaced out holes are just to spread the spores around to colonize faster, right? has anybody tried just having two holes and innoculating .5 cc into each?


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: aNewPerception]
    #2730420 - 05/26/04 01:03 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I use a drill press :smile:

If you are using a hand drill, you can either use a drill bit with more of a point on it (take a look at the bits at the store, some have a little cut-out near the top that makes starting on a smooth surface easier), or make a dent with a nail first so the bit doesn't wander.

You can innoculate in 4 or 6 locations from two holes.  Just put the syringe in at an angle, if it has a long needle you can easily reach halfway across the jar to get about the same locations as you would with 4 holes.

I used to innoculate in the center too, because I found a couple of cakes that were fully colonized on the outside, but when I sliced them into layers for casing I found that some contamination had started in the center and been completely enclosed so it was not detectable.  By innoculating in the center I figured I'd reduce the chances of that.


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: aNewPerception]
    #2730424 - 05/26/04 01:05 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I've seen it done both ways. You can also do with just one hole if you use a sweeping motion. I personally use a screwdriver and punch from the bottom to the outside but the drill does give a cleaner cut. Do it from the bottom to the top, and before you drill, use something to make a small indent to keep the bit from sliding. You could use a screwdriver for this as well I'd imagine.


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: aNewPerception]
    #2730428 - 05/26/04 01:06 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I just use a hammer and nail. It's very easy to do. Takes about 2-3 hits and it slides right in.

More holes = better chance of colonization all around the cake, but it also has a better chance of becoming contaminated during innoculation


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #2730431 - 05/26/04 01:06 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

punch frmo the bottom to the outside? pleace clarify


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: aNewPerception]
    #2730497 - 05/26/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

I use a hammer and one of those cheap little computer screwdrivers. All it takes it one hit and it goes right through...


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Re: poking holes in jar lids? [Re: aNewPerception]
    #2730630 - 05/26/04 02:05 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)



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