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Needle too small!!
    #4091846 - 04/24/05 04:35 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I have just got all my gear together for my first grow but have a small problem. the needle is not long enough and wont be able to penetrate 2 inches of the dry verm barrier. i was wondering if any of you people had any advice on the situation. would it be ok if i only had a tiny dry verm barrier and left the tape on during incubation?

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Re: Needle too small!! [Re: funnylittleman]
    #4091857 - 04/24/05 04:37 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

What size are your jars? 2" of verm seems excessive and probably too much.  You really only need 1/2" to 3/4" of verm on top... I'd suggest you start over and use more substrate, re-sterilize, and go from there.  You don't want spores germinating in the verm... GL bro :stoned:


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Re: Needle too small!! [Re: funnylittleman]
    #4091865 - 04/24/05 04:39 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

What kind of jars are you doing to have a 2" verm. layer? I thought 3/4" was about standard.
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Re: Needle too small!! [Re: HippieChick]
    #4092344 - 04/24/05 07:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i ran into the problem when i was working with pint jars. I moved down to half pint jelly jars and havent had any problems.

i know what you mean, you wanted to top it off with alot of verm cause you didnt want to throw a ton of substrate in the jars and have it take forever to colonize, but the damn needle is too short to get down far enough through the verm. Go half pint or deal with long incubation times.

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