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Offlineclimaxxx
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straw seems abit dry during colonizing
    #3662519 - 01/22/05 01:43 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

today i took a look at my colonizing straw, and the colonizatinseems to have slowed down, and i hoticed that it seems kind of dry, theres no condinsation on the plastic wrap. is there anything I should do? or is this okay? thanks


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Re: straw seems abit dry during colonizing [Re: climaxxx]
    #3662520 - 01/22/05 01:44 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I'd get a confirm from other ppl before you try this, but I'd mist it with Water + 5% h202


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Re: straw seems abit dry during colonizing [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3662628 - 01/22/05 02:18 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I misted a dry spot once with water and it colonized afterwards


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Re: straw seems abit dry during colonizing [Re: Arp]
    #3665697 - 01/23/05 02:21 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

You could try what myco junkie suggests. I dont know if you did but when spawning straw to a tub, you need to put the plastic wrap DIRECTLY on the surface of the straw. Also putting on a light diffuser from Home Depot or some such to press it down (with some bricks) without blocking the holes in the plastic wrap to breathe. An air pocket above the straw will cause it to dry out.


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