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OfflineMuShi_KiNg
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Cup Tek
    #416572 - 10/07/01 07:13 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Guys i wonder if you could help me I cant find any 250 ml half pint jar's any where
I got 1 pint jar's But im going to use them to case I got 2 terrium's 1 for casing and other for cake's So How can i use a normal Kitchen half pint cup do i need special do i just use tin foil how do I Sterlize how long Any help will be great thank you


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OfflineMuShi_KiNg
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Re: Cup Tek [Re: MuShi_KiNg]
    #416782 - 10/07/01 10:13 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Nobody Please guy this is importent !!!!!


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Re: Cup Tek [Re: MuShi_KiNg]
    #416809 - 10/07/01 11:05 AM (22 years, 8 months ago)

you should use coffe mugs, i have done this in the past. use brown rice flour and vermiculite and h20, place it in a coffee mug put a layer of verm. on the top then place the mug into the micro wave with a dish on top of the mug. microwave it for about 6 minutes, let cool until cool to the touch. then without taking the mug out of the micro wave tilt the dish up and squirt some spore water from a syringe into the mug. tilt the plate back down. then get some plastic wrap and remove the plate and replace it with the wrap, put a rubber band over the thing and there you have it. the only down point is you cant see how far its colonized, but it works.

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Re: Cup Tek [Re: MycoGlowFlow]
    #416907 - 10/07/01 01:07 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

The problem with coffee mugs is that unless you have clear ones you cant see how the mycellium is growing and/or if there are contamination invading your jars. Normal 1/2pint drinking glasses will work. Use a double layer of tin foil held on by tape or an elastic band.



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Re: Cup Tek [Re: phrozendata]
    #416924 - 10/07/01 01:21 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

the microwave would really work for sterlizing it? I have always used like a buncha of big pots to boil water etc... for like an hour ........ such a pain in the ass but 0 contamination outta my jars yet.......... microwave sounds a lot easier..


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OfflineMuShi_KiNg
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Re: Cup Tek [Re: snoopy]
    #416930 - 10/07/01 01:30 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

Well Would I Microwave the glasses as well ? Would this work better for sterlizing doesnt the microwave cook from The inside out ? So wont that be better then boiling
Can i boil the cup's ? thanxz to everybody


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Re: Cup Tek [Re: snoopy]
    #416932 - 10/07/01 01:30 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, i agree, would microwaving 1/2 pint canning jars with substrate work?

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Re: Cup Tek [Re: MuShi_KiNg]
    #417016 - 10/07/01 02:49 PM (22 years, 8 months ago)

okay, truth is you can use just about any container that can stand the heat. it is prefered to use ones that you can see through and with a tapper that is bigger at the top so that you can remove the cake when it is ready.

non-translucent containers may have difficulty initiating pins invitro.

pressure cooker sterilization is still the prefered method for those who don't like wasting their money throwing away contamned substrate.


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