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Offlineces420
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    #320919 - 05/19/01 03:13 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

can i use pint or 1/4 pint jars for pf tek? on his website it says not to use pint but ive been to a number of stores and can only find sizes above and below a 1/2 pint. thanks in advance



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Re: jar sizes [Re: ces420]
    #320942 - 05/19/01 03:32 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

yes just use less substrate and do not pack it in there nice and loose is good

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Re: jar sizes [Re: ces420]
    #320958 - 05/19/01 03:51 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

the pint will take longer to colonize aka, more chance of contams taking hold, go with the 1/4 pints.

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Re: jar sizes [Re: ces420]
    #320976 - 05/19/01 04:08 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Your yields won't be squat. Pints will work fine (until you ready for quarts). If you're really worried about long colonization, only fill them half way.

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Re: jar sizes [Re: egghead]
    #321013 - 05/19/01 05:11 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

If i use pints and fill them half way how will the needle reach the substrate??




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Re: jar sizes [Re: ces420]
    #321090 - 05/19/01 07:28 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Good call man. That could be a prob. Maybe fill them 3/4 of the way then. Or even all the way. My FOAF has used pints that fully colonized w/ no pinning. He was using a pressure cooker, though. Not sure reliable it is to sterilize a full pint without one. Maybe someone else has some thoughts on it..

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