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OfflineJJdubble
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sterilize the rolling verm?
    #3607552 - 01/10/05 02:04 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

hey...was i really supposed to sterilize the vermiculite i roll with?
cause in some of the teks i read...no one mentioned that...and the fact that u don;t need to sterilize the water u dunk in made me think it was ok!
are these cakes doomed or what?


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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: JJdubble]
    #3607798 - 01/10/05 03:06 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah, moisten (you'll get the feel for making it come out "field capacity", if dry, moisten with 10 % solution) put in microwave for 10 mins. or bake at 180 F for 35 min. I think is the bake.

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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: LouiseLouise]
    #3607812 - 01/10/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Sterilize it next time. I like to throw in a quart jar full and just sprinkle that out on foil to roll in. Mist with h202/h20 mix to moisten. It may be a good idea to mist the stuff thats on there with the latter if you didn't sterilize before you rolled. Don't mist pins though.


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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: JJdubble]
    #3607817 - 01/10/05 03:12 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i never sterilize my rolling vermiculite and havent ever had a contam from it. not trying to argue with louiselouise, if you feel safer sterilizing it then you should do it :smile:
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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: pebbles2004]
    #3607881 - 01/10/05 03:31 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

thanx for the input everyone!...i will try without sterilization...and if i ever have a problem.
i will use peroxide from then on....thanx!


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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: JJdubble]
    #3608239 - 01/10/05 04:55 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah, jj, i don't dispute, but better safe than sorry, imo, i haven't had any probs either

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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: JJdubble]
    #3608898 - 01/10/05 06:52 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I would have thought that sterilizing was all important. Then, a couple days ago I read that portabella's (i think) need some bacteria to initiate pinning. That got me wondering weather some bacteria would help cubes to pin.

anyone know?

Also, I dunk, but I never use sterilized water. Fully colonized samples are supposed to be able to resist contams. I would apply the same logic to rolling verm, which is supposed to be damn near sterile anyway, n'est pas?


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Re: sterilize the rolling verm? [Re: recalcitrant]
    #3609542 - 01/10/05 09:16 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'd say contaminated (non-sterile) dunking water would find its way to the center of a cake where there's always a chance things haven't been fully colonized yet. As for non-sterile verm, it would only cling to the outside of the cake so it wouldn't penetrate deep into the cake like dunking water does.


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