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Sterilization Question
    #443692 - 10/31/01 11:58 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Will soaking my jars in Pine_Sol Cleaner & Antibacterial solution prior to adding substrate to them be a good sterilization technique?

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Re: Sterilization Question [Re: Phake_ld]
    #443697 - 11/01/01 12:03 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

It might be ok if you rinse well afterwards you will want to dilute the pine sol first also, I know with bleach a 10% solution is recomended. Why dont you just use bleach.
Actully I dont think it is necessisary if you are going to PC the jar though.

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Re: Sterilization Question [Re: gusb232]
    #443716 - 11/01/01 12:25 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Indeed, a good soak in 10% bleach is highly advised. You shouldnt leave submerged for much longer than 12 hours or else you risk a residue buildup to create on the jars. A good six hours is advised. You'll have to wash the jars out with hot water and soap after too. I would also advise to dry them with a paper towel or clean cloth. You just spent all that time getting them rather sterile and you certanily dont want to rub a bunch of contaminates on them.

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Re: Sterilization Question [Re: phrozendata]
    #443717 - 11/01/01 12:26 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

blah blah blah... pc'ing or boiling them is good enough

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