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OfflineTheGreatButtPaca
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Do Jars Need Circulation?
    #3253471 - 10/19/04 10:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Do inoculated jars need circulation to colonize? or can they be kept air tight and sealed up?


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OfflineAhronZombi
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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3253483 - 10/19/04 11:00 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

if your just using PF style flower and verm you can keep it tight sealed, but grain like seed and millet need air. in order to provide air exchang ew/o contams goto the usps website and order some free tyvek envelopes, dont be stupid like i was and pay 10$ for a box of them at the store


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: AhronZombi]
    #3253501 - 10/19/04 11:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

They do not need circulation but myc produces co2 and if it can't escape, it will build up which is bad. You need to have a release. Not fresh air but just so gases don't build up. If doing the PF tek tape should never be used, just foil over the dry verm layer and lid. Remove foil to knock up then put foil back on. Grains, as mentioned use a hole that is not taped over (usually two holes, one taped over after innoculating) covered with tyvek.


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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OfflineTheGreatButtPaca
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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3253663 - 10/19/04 11:34 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Do you think that it will produce too much co2 before I birth the cakes... (appx. 4 weeks)
If so...
can i fix it or is it too late.. (jars are sealed and inoculated)


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3253790 - 10/19/04 11:58 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

if your doping verm/rice 4 weeks should be fine, but you should shake and turn over the jars every few days to speed them up


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Offlinehyphae
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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: AhronZombi]
    #3253944 - 10/20/04 12:29 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Not air tight or sealed up, they stay closed, tape off the holes lids covered with foil. CO2 is excellent for vegetative mycelium growth FYI! :wink: Also if using lids foil goes over the lids not under. :wink: GL guys


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: hyphae]
    #3254541 - 10/20/04 02:40 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks all.

Good to know ... about the CO2!!!

If you pressure cook the jars with the rubber side down but the lid is left loose, will the jars still be sterilized?


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3254667 - 10/20/04 03:14 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

If you have holes in the lid your fine, either way everything sterilizes if done properly. :wink: seal up just makes taking it off slightly easier. GL


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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: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: hyphae]
    #3254746 - 10/20/04 03:35 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

thanks hyphae

the help is appreciated.


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3254901 - 10/20/04 05:10 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah I said foil over the dry verm layer and the lid..meaning foil on top of everything :smile:

"if your doping verm/rice 4 weeks should be fine, but you should shake and turn over the jars every few days to speed them up"

You should not shake them nor should you turn the jars over every few days. Once should be more then enough, I can't see exceeding two flips though.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3255148 - 10/20/04 09:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I did a test and taped over some of my jars' lid holes, and it was immediately obvious that they had slowed down. After a week, they were several days behind the untaped jars in growth.

I've found that turning the jars upside down speeds colonization compared to just rightside up, too.


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OfflineTheGreatButtPaca
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Re: Do Jars Need Circulation? [Re: discman1]
    #3257476 - 10/20/04 07:50 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

thanks everyone...

I'll let you know how my jars do soon... until then wish me luck.


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