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OfflineCray
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After injecting spores...
    #3868033 - 03/04/05 03:42 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm a little confused, I'm reading the PF-Tek and it says to tape the holes back up after injecting spores. I have a previous post and in it someone said to take the tape off for gas exchange.

So my main question is, My jars are in the incubator right now, I have injected 8 jars. So should there be tape on the holes still or not?

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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: Cray]
    #3868108 - 03/04/05 03:58 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

go with tape that has holes in it like a band aid for instance. i have this tape that is some sort of medical tape and is workin good to block contams but still allow gas exchange. but in any case wut most ppl will tell you is that u wanna keep the tape on until the mycelium gets a foothold and then take the tape off but id say go with the band aids! ive had many wastesd spores cuz i didnt do that until now.


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3868116 - 03/04/05 04:01 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

oh and a good test for seeing if the tape is suitable is to put it up to ure mouth and see if u can make any air pass through it if u can then its good if u cant then keep looking unless its all u got


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3868142 - 03/04/05 04:10 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The dry vermiculite barrier is plenty of contam protection, I see no benefit to covering up the holes. It's been a practice over the years I've never understood. It just chokes off the jars as far as I'm concerned.

Let them breathe, no tape!


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: Holydiver]
    #3868152 - 03/04/05 04:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

we just keep the foil on top of the jars.


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: Pupenhause]
    #3868251 - 03/04/05 04:34 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I agree take the tape off, What you want to do is keep the tin foil loosely on top, just too stop contaminants from landing directly on top of the jars near the holes. That with the verm barrier = no problems! Good luck buddy    :goodluck:


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: meehi]
    #3868577 - 03/04/05 05:23 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I go with the holes completely uncovered with a dry vermiculite layer on top of the cake. And I never get contams.


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: killme]
    #3869880 - 03/04/05 09:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

alright, yea I had Professional Masking Tape on it. I'll take it off!


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: Cray]
    #3870212 - 03/04/05 11:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: KaptKid]
    #3870360 - 03/04/05 11:35 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yes good move there Cray


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3870599 - 03/05/05 12:09 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Would my taking the tape off make incubation go faster? Most of my jars are mostly colonized already, so taking the tape off is safe?


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: RevMax]
    #3871992 - 03/05/05 07:01 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Take tape off, it'll almost definately speed up stalled colonization and is safe. Of course assuming you have the dry verm layer. Laters Peace


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: meehi]
    #3872150 - 03/05/05 09:11 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I used to use tape over the holes because I thought I had to or else they'd contaminate. After awhile the tape got real messy, so I started using a $5 Walmart hot glue gun. That was easier and I could get the little hot glue blobs off easier than tape. Eventually I tried the jars without anything. Guess what? After hundreds and hundreds of jars, I have never seen a problem. If you incubate your jars in a sealed place, you can drive up the humidity in your vermiculite barrier high enough to contaminate a jar without tape, but don't do that. Always incubate under stuff that can breath like blankets, towels, etc. so the vermiculite doesn't get moist.

Eventually, I got a sealer on Ebay for like $40 and about 100 spawn bags for $35 or so. With those and some rye you can say goodbye to all that jar stuff. I hated injecting all those little jars. It was real tedious.


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Re: After injecting spores... [Re: Cray]
    #3872195 - 03/05/05 09:58 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

micropore surgical tape works great and it's cheap too! I've used it for years with grain jars with great results.  :thumbup:


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