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DAMN!
    #3225078 - 10/06/04 11:54 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

alright, so this is my first batch, and my girlfriend is a biologist, so we figured we'd get this thing done pretty easily, right? wrong. We started about 8 or 9 days ago, and haven't seen anything in our jars yet. So today I check them, and 5 of the 8 have pink/red spots where we innoculized them. the other 3 don't look like anything is growing yet. So I've separated them all...can we still save the 3 that aren't red? and what have we done that caused the contamination? We followed the tek EXACTLY...the only change we made was that we couldn't find small vermiculite so we got coarser vermiculite and grinded it in a coffee grinder. also, we only steamed the jars for an hour...i've read other posts that say it should be for 90 mins...any advice? thanks!


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Re: DAMN! [Re: boomer1]
    #3225111 - 10/07/04 12:00 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

you must have done something wrong. you must PC for a decent amount of time, and inoculate over the oven. you really can't screw up the pf tek unless your a complete moron- which you are not in the slightest. you must have skipped some mundane yet important step. its real easy to get 90% of your jars good with basic procedure. don't grind coarse verm. its good stuff, just adds more space, thus faster growth in my experience. you missed something. go over your steps more in depth. if you follow what they say to a "T" then you can't really screw it up, unless ya get lazy or let ADD get to ya.


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Re: DAMN! [Re: ]
    #3225146 - 10/07/04 12:06 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

alright...thanks. the only thing i can think of is that we let the jars cool overnight before innoculating them....would that do anything? and why would it change anything if we inoculate over the oven? we followed that tek closely, i guess we didn't sterilize the needle after each jar. i suppose its time to try over again and just be a little more careful. should we try to save the 3 without red?


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Re: DAMN! [Re: boomer1]
    #3235858 - 10/09/04 08:50 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

no cooling overnight is a good thing. If you didn't use a pc then you shpold of boiled longer


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