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Offlinebeejay
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cotton instead of polyfil
    #3232650 - 10/08/04 12:37 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

can I use a cotton ball instead of the polyfil for my jars or is there something special about the polyfil? I also have some filter disks. How can I implement these with the jar lids? Mind you they are plastic and not the 2 part metal kind.


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Re: cotton instead of polyfil [Re: beejay]
    #3232703 - 10/08/04 12:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cotton is organic and has the ability to harbor contamination so its a bad choice. Polyfil on the other hand is polyester fiber and has no possibly nutrients so it wont be a breeding ground for cotams like cotton can.


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Re: cotton instead of polyfil [Re: Twister]
    #3233151 - 10/08/04 03:03 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cottons biggest downfall is it absorbs water poly does not :wink:


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Re: cotton instead of polyfil [Re: hyphae]
    #3233175 - 10/08/04 03:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Good to know. I had just heard about the contam thing. Why is water absorbtion such a bad thing? Is it related to contamination or is it an issue of loss of humidity?


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Re: cotton instead of polyfil [Re: Twister]
    #3233341 - 10/08/04 03:53 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Can be related to contamination depending on your lid setup and environmental factors. Polyfil is cheap.


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Getting the most out of your casings!, A pinning strategy.
Oyster Shell "Flour" $2 for 1lb. a hell of a deal :wink:
Not what is overlay but rather what overlay is
Gas Exchange vs. FAE

"We all have priorities. I used a closet once setup a nice little lab trouble was all the shit that was in there ended up in the bedroom that pissed off the GF then I ended up dumping her as she was getting in the way of my sterile culture technique! Ya I got priorities too!!!"


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Re: cotton instead of polyfil [Re: hyphae]
    #3233644 - 10/08/04 05:29 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cheaper then cotton balls.


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