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OfflineOCTOPUSS
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    #3272277 - 10/24/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Ok I have my jars steaming right now. I was just wondering if I should Store the jars in a dark area, like in a container or just keep em out in a lighted area by indirect sunlight.


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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272280 - 10/24/04 07:06 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Myc needs dark.


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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272282 - 10/24/04 07:06 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

dark area.


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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272300 - 10/24/04 07:09 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Best suggestion is to make an incubator.  Tub in tub is a very good solution for about $35.  A lot cheaper if you can find old used aquarium heater. :wink:

If you don't want to invest in an incubator, try to keep them in the dark and around 83-85F.  If you keep the jars at 70F, you'll probably get them colonized in a month or two or three...  Using an incubator will cut that time down to about 10-20 days at 84F.

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Re: Starting Off [Re: Sam1912]
    #3272460 - 10/24/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What size wattage of the heater would I need??


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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272496 - 10/24/04 08:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I suggest 200w for extra couple of bucks... but 100w should be okay unless your winter months are really cold indoors.

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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272507 - 10/24/04 08:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

depends on size of container i have a 6 pints container that uses a 25 watt heat and a 24 pint one uses a 60 watt one doesnt really matter as long as it keeps the water at the right temp.

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Re: Starting Off [Re: phantasm]
    #3272523 - 10/24/04 08:17 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Alright Thanks I found a 100 Watt on Ebay for about 10 bucks thats not bad. SO i guess I will do the INcubator thing so I have faster results.


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Re: Starting Off [Re: OCTOPUSS]
    #3272603 - 10/24/04 08:35 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

you won't regret it. :wink:  Good luck!

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