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OfflineFleaAccela
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how often do you personally have contamination problems?
    #3935493 - 03/18/05 01:52 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

was wondering how often you guys have problems with contamintion? im getting ready to try growing for the first time and im scared shitless about contaminating my batches.

i'll have to be straight honest. i don't exactly live in the perfectly sterile enviroment. i smoke indoors and my hepa hasn't had it's filter changed in quite some time. im generally lazy and dont pick up my clothes and wait until the last minute to do my dishes or clean my apartment. i take out the trash well after it's time to do so. my apartment has, and has always had, an extreme amount of dust in the house (before i started smoking indoors). my refridgerator can easily create a disgusting amount of dust on the top of it within 5 days.

all these factors are really giving me second thoughts in even trying in the first place. i dont have a pressure cooker and can't afford one. it will be some time before i can replace the filters in my hepa considering it will cost somewhere around $150 to replace both filters (the carbon and the inner filter).

i was thinking about giving it a shot using precationary measures like keeping the areas where i plan on working sterilized with bleach and lysol, using a dust mask, sterile gloves, boiling everything i plan on using as instructed in the mmgg tek, ect.

given these factors, do you think i will have a hard time growing without contamination happening everytime i colonize? also, do i have to worry about contamination when i put my cakes into my terranium?


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: FleaAccela]
    #3943718 - 03/20/05 01:13 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Any kitchen/bathroom/desk will be good to go with a swipe of iso alk, a spritz of lysol in the air and some tedious quick work from you.


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: dobinky]
    #3946793 - 03/21/05 12:16 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i get them very rare but i clean the counter, sink from dishes and with clean it with anti bacteria and Lysol...i go over board at times but i would not be concerned about how the house looks just the area you are doing it with...and wash your hands all the time when doing anything with the project...but everything should be fine...hope that helps..


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: FleaAccela]
    #3946966 - 03/21/05 01:18 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

If you have a small uncarpeted bathroom, it is easy to convert into a quasi/clean room. Simply close heat vent, remove all cloth, scrub everything down with disinfectant. Wear fresh washed cloths, hair covering, gloves, face mask, place whatever you are working with on counter top. Spray lysol all over everything, including your arms, do whatever it is - you want - with slow - calm movement. Almost like working in a quasi/glove box.

I started like that before I build a flow/hood. Contam rate is very low, if you are carefull & think about what you are doing - before you do it.


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: agar]
    #3948001 - 03/21/05 10:32 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, just convert a bathroom into a clean room. I bought the walmart bleach spray, a three pack of lysol and some clorox bleach wipes. I remvoed all fabric from the bathroom, cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. I wear rubber gloves, a mask, and a hair cover. I use alcohol on all the counter surfaces and on my hands and arms. Out of 68 jars, I have only had two contaminated so far, and those I think were due to the syringe, not me.


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: Photoguy]
    #3961466 - 03/23/05 09:29 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

awesome awesome AWESOME tips! thanks guys!!!! didnt even think about using spray lysol. getting excited by the moment :-)


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Re: how often do you personally have contamination problems? [Re: FleaAccela]
    #3965340 - 03/24/05 04:48 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Man I need to clean my bathroom wow, I have like this ring in the tub, pumice stone time baby.


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