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Microwave sterilization good/bad?
    #322203 - 05/21/01 03:55 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

How reliable is sterilizing with a microwave oven? How long would one wish to run it to sterilize such things as substrate and casing. Any help is appreciated.



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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: Great_Cthulhu]
    #322391 - 05/21/01 02:13 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

I've been gambling with microwave steralization: I just put things in there for 5 minutes, open the door for 1 minute and then repeat until I've nuked the fucker for 20 minutes or so. I don't like letting it go on continuously, because I'm affraid it could reach unpleasent temps.

But I don't see how contams could escape the destructive power of EMR radiation that strong! die die die

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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: Great_Cthulhu]
    #322436 - 05/21/01 03:20 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

I'm trying a better technique, before going to the microwave let the jars freeze inside your refrigerators freezer for a day, them set your microwave to half power, put jars inside and defreeze for about 2 or 3 minutes, now increase power to 3/4 of full capacity for about 2 minutes, set it back to 1/2 or defrost if you see there's too much heat inside, repeat untill ice is melted or heat it a bit more.
BTW, here you have some pics of colonized honeywater for you too see. Water was sterilized using this method.

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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: MAIA]
    #322440 - 05/21/01 03:24 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)
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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: MAIA]
    #322534 - 05/21/01 05:10 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

can u use microwave sterilization to sterilize substrate rye jars?



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Growing in honeywater? [Re: MAIA]
    #322560 - 05/21/01 05:48 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

How does it work to grow in honeywater? Are there any guids of it? What are the opinios of you who have tried it?

I would like to know everything about the honywater method if it?s good.

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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: Great_Cthulhu]
    #322589 - 05/21/01 06:17 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

I just recently sterilized two Ziploc containers in the microwave, PF style. I then innoculated them, and now they show great signs of strong mycelium growth. I sterilized them in the microwave for 8 mins on high, sitting in a layer of water about 5 mm deep. I also boiled water in a teapot and poured it into a mug when it was steaming and set that into the microwave so that the containers wouldn't lose any moisture. The tops popped off during sterilization, but I pushed them back on, and taped up the holes before I took it from the microwave to avoid contams. Let it cool down(overnight), and then innoculate. Make sure you put holes in the top before putting in the microwave. Enjoy!



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Re: Microwave sterilization good/bad? [Re: Teragon]
    #322994 - 05/22/01 01:52 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

so can u use it to sterilize grains like rye, bird seed, etc?



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Re: Growing in honeywater? [Re: Aleon_Niir]
    #323331 - 05/22/01 02:54 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

"I" did it this way:
1- Get a 250ml jar with plastic lid, punch a hole on lid and tape it.
2- Fill the jar with destiled water
3- Put 1/2 tea spoon with honey into the jar and mix it.
4- Microwave with it for 5 minutes, max power.
5- Take jar, put it inside freezer and let it freeze (it takes some time depending on freezer).
6- Take jar out of freezer and put it inside some container with water for 5 minutes to defreeze the glass.
7- Microwave it again (5 min) and then let it rest untill it's cold.
8- Grab spore syringe and inoculate with 1cc using the hole on lid.
9- Let jar rest on a heating pad at 75F or 80F.

Steps 5,6 and 7 are optional, i use this freezer technique when microwaving just to reduce contam. probabilities.
After 3 days you'll see mycelium growing inside the jar.
Good luck.

Cheers,
MAIA



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