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OfflineMych
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parafilm before or after the agar cools?
    #4316695 - 06/20/05 12:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

so i poured my first agar dishes yesterday. I tried wrapping the parafilm around them while they were still hot, and managed to splash some agar onto the top lid because i couldnt keep them perfectly level while doing this.

are you supposed to wrap them after the agar cools to prevent this? if not.. what methods can i use to prevent this issue?


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Re: parafilm before or after the agar cools? [Re: Mych]
    #4316728 - 06/20/05 01:07 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

While their cooling, I wrap around the entire stack...cut yourself a little 2" peice off the end for individual petris, and cut 4 inches off the end for wrapping stacks. I dont know if Parafilm is breathable, if its not the same stuff as Glad Clingwrap, I dont think it is, and if at all possible you should use that stuff..

Then when you got a stack of 5 at a time (also helps condensation apparently, the stacking..), put your finger on top of the dish and put pressure to hold them steady and go around the stack with the little roll of clingwrap. Then, after completly cooled, unwrap and rwrap seperatly. Dont know if this is easiest, but it works :smile:


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Re: parafilm before or after the agar cools? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4316751 - 06/20/05 01:14 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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scatmanrav said:
While their cooling, I wrap around the entire stack...cut yourself a little 2" peice off the end for individual petris, and cut 4 inches off the end for wrapping stacks. I dont know if Parafilm is breathable, if its not the same stuff as Glad Clingwrap, I dont think it is, and if at all possible you should use that stuff..

Then when you got a stack of 5 at a time (also helps condensation apparently, the stacking..), put your finger on top of the dish and put pressure to hold them steady and go around the stack with the little roll of clingwrap. Then, after completly cooled, unwrap and rwrap seperatly. Dont know if this is easiest, but it works :smile:



ha nice.. i actually ended up doing a "stack wrap" on the remaining dishes as i knew i would have to take it all off and do them individually once i inoculated them.  Not sure why you would wait till the cool to REwrap them if you are going to have to unwrap and rewrap yet another time just to innoc them though.


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Re: parafilm before or after the agar cools? [Re: Mych]
    #4316770 - 06/20/05 01:20 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well, when I do petris, it would be 40 at a time...I'm not going to inoculate all those the next day or anything and they cant sit around my bathroom till they do. So I rewrap the ones I'm not gonna use, and probably keep a stack sitting there till that night, then inoculate open air on the back of my toilet.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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