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OfflineMoneyAddyct
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Quick Incubation Question
    #3130003 - 09/13/04 04:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

During incubation, should the tiny syringe holes in the top of the jar lid that were used for innoculation be covered?


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3130033 - 09/13/04 04:24 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Yes, the entire top of the jar should be covered by tinfoil. The holes should not be taped shut.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3130101 - 09/13/04 04:42 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

read it wrong


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3130189 - 09/13/04 05:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

This is actually something that some people argue about. I keep mine closed until there's very noticable growth, then take the foil/tape off to help with gas exchange so my colonization will go as fast as possible. I'm sure the foil won't hinder the gas exchange enough to hurt you, but I'd take the tape off if it were me.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: ZeroArmy27]
    #3130201 - 09/13/04 05:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Oh, I forgot something. I have that layer of vermiculite on the tops of my jars, so that will help stop contaiminants. I also put tyvek between the ring and the lid (I have 2-piece lids), that allows gas exchange while adding another barrier for those nasty contams. You can pick up Tyvek at your local post office in the form of Priority or Express mail envelopes, just look for the word Tyvek on them. It may say 25% post-consumer content, but that's just recycled Tyvek that Du Pont uses... not paper as some people seem to think. You should consider the Tyvek for your next batch of jars.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3130216 - 09/13/04 05:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have found that it really doesnt matter if you tape up the innculation points or not using PFTEK. I havent noticed a diffrence so therefore if i tape the holes i keep them taped. I HAVE noticed if you dont put dry verm ALL the way to the top the jar it is more likely to contam.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: kitteh]
    #3130268 - 09/13/04 05:44 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

If your jars are sealed air tight you will drastically increase your chances for unhealthy growth or/and stalled growth, I myself have seen tape stall jars many many times so you kitteh are one of the lucky ones or possibly your jars aren't sealed as tight as you thought. :wink: BTW foil will provide plenty of gas exchange, just don't seal it skin tight! :lol:


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: hyphae]
    #3130297 - 09/13/04 05:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Ok. That's all I was worried about--gas exchange. I won't seal the holes with tape, but I will cover the lid with foil (but not too tight). Thank you.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: kitteh]
    #3130373 - 09/13/04 06:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I disagree with the PF tek. I did 24 jars and taped the holes and got 2 jars to grow. Then on the next generation I did Magash tek with a 2 holes covered with tyvek and in about a week all 12 jars were growing mycelia. So I would say gas exchange is important. I had 1 jar with green mold but it is better to have 11 jars growing than no growth at all.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: AhHaHaHa]
    #3130470 - 09/13/04 06:36 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

>I disagree with the PF tek.

You didn't do the PF tek. PF tek doesn't include taping the holes. Next time you decide to badmouth a tek try doing it right first.


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Edit: I was wrong, live it up while you can.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3130910 - 09/13/04 08:18 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Easy there fastfred, I think you should read the first line under incubation of jars in the PF tek. The original version, not the simple mind.

"After inoculation of the jars, tighten the lid bands and retape the needle holes."


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Edited by AhHaHaHa (09/13/04 08:21 PM)


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3130924 - 09/13/04 08:20 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

  :shocked:


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: hyphae]
    #3131039 - 09/13/04 08:48 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Damn, I was wrong. Thanks for pointing that out AhHaHaHa. Now that I look at it... I don't think I ever read it very closely. It wasn't free back when I started, so I used the MMGG which was claimed to be based directly off of PF tek.

Now that I look at it I see that it doesn't even show tinfoil being used. You're right PF tek does suck. MMGG method is the way to go with PF jars.

Sorry AhHaHaHa.

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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3131451 - 09/13/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The PF tek for simple minds uses tin foil. Too much tin foil. Tin foil just doesnt seem sterile to me. I use a grain substrate with tyvek filters. Gas exchange is greater and is conducted through a filter that is very sterile, since it is PC with the jars. Quicker colonization time. More economical also with more nutritonal substrate. I paid maybe 12 dollars at the mill for a 60lb bag of rye grain. The rye expands when boiled so not much is used. A little more work but I think it is worth it. Going on 2 yrs on 1 bag. Check out Magash's rye tek, you might like it.

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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: AhHaHaHa]
    #3132216 - 09/14/04 12:27 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

>Tin foil just doesnt seem sterile to me.

That's why you put it on the jars and then put it through the pressure cooker.

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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3132670 - 09/14/04 01:49 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Jars should be incubated in the dark, correct? I know exactly where I'll incubate them. I have this one-tier step-stool that has a built-in toolbox/storage area currently with nothing in it. It'll fit 10 jars with no problem and it's completely dark inside. Since my room is usually between 70-80F, the inside of the "toolbox" should be just right.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3132784 - 09/14/04 02:15 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Yes, in the dark.

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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3132880 - 09/14/04 02:39 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i have my holes covered with a layer of tinfoil, would you recommend exposing those four wholes? growth is well on it's way.


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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: wds]
    #3133010 - 09/14/04 03:42 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Always keep the tinfoil over the top of the jar. The tinfoil is not airtight and will let gas exchange happen. The tinfoil prevents contams from dropping down through the holes.

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Re: Quick Incubation Question [Re: fastfred]
    #3133028 - 09/14/04 03:53 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

could someone explain how flipping the jars helps? when should i do it?


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