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OfflineTripster
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What's the smallest needle size ...
    #3262507 - 10/21/04 11:19 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

What's the smallest needle size you can use to inoculate. I'd assume you could go small because spores are microscopic but I thought I'd ask. I used a 23g needle this last time but I have some 25g's as well that I might want to use. Last time the only one that clogged in any way was the Pink Thai Buffalo strain but it was loaded with spores to the point that I had 3-4 big clumps in there that I would have to shake up to break up in between every injection. The Pink Thai jar is the one showing the most myc growth for me so far so it definitely worked. What's the smallest you've used with success?


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Re: What's the smallest needle size ... [Re: Tripster]
    #3262676 - 10/21/04 11:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I've heard 25 didn't work so hot. Clogged alot. If 23 clogged even once, I wouldn't go smaller then that. I've never used less then 16 for spores but only because I've only ever used vendor made syringes. Other then that I use liquid cultures for which I use 20 gauge needles. I wouldnt go any smaller then that but thats for liquid cultures, obviously needing a much bigger needle.


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Re: What's the smallest needle size ... [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3262738 - 10/21/04 11:56 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know about the needle size. But if you didn't already know, do a search for jet dry, adding a drop of this will suspend the spores and prevent clumping.


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Re: What's the smallest needle size ... [Re: distortion]
    #3262787 - 10/22/04 12:08 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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distortion said:
I don't know about the needle size. But if you didn't already know, do a search for jet dry, adding a drop of this will suspend the spores and prevent clumping.


Alright, is something you could/would add to vendor bought spores though?


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Re: What's the smallest needle size ... [Re: Tripster]
    #3262816 - 10/22/04 12:13 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If the vendor made the syringe then the needle on it should be plenty big enough. I assume if your using a new needle the syringe wasn't vendor bought. If your just changing out the needle, reuse the same needle..just sterilize with flame and wipe down with alcohol.


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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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