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does freezing sterilize?
    #390593 - 09/10/01 09:20 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

could one freeze substrates or any substance to sterilze it?

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Re: does freezing sterilize? [Re: tort]
    #390620 - 09/10/01 09:45 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Absolutely not..contaminates simply go into a state of hibernation. So while it can't contam while its still frozen, it definitely can after it is thawed out...

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Re: does freezing sterilize? [Re: tort]
    #390842 - 09/11/01 01:03 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

hell no, even worse than that, the freezer is usually loaded with mold and other contams.



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Re: does freezing sterilize? [Re: tchyted]
    #390858 - 09/11/01 01:16 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

ok, ok! i got the point. it was my pet monkey's idea anyway!

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Re: does freezing sterilize? [Re: tort]
    #391006 - 09/11/01 08:05 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I used to make an extra step after PC the jars wich is putting jars imediatly inside the freezer, it's not the cold itself that kills contams, it's the temperature diferential(extreme hot -> extreme cold). It works if you have at least a -40?C freezer,also placing hot stuff in the freezer ruins it, so it's your call.

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