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InvisibleFreedomFight
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Half cakes -- An experiment
    #4486820 - 08/02/05 09:44 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The idea is a half pint jar filled with half the normal BRF/Verm substrate cake.  Single hole in the tin lid with polyfil in the hole.  No top verm layer.  Think it will work.  I am thinking to not inject into the cake but let the spores cover the top a little and colonize that first holpefully to keep contamination out.  Rip it apart  :laugh:


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Re: Half cakes -- An experiment [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4486850 - 08/02/05 09:53 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

well, one question for you....WHY?

I'm sure it will work, but what purpose does it serve?

not having a dry verm layer is going to open you up more to contam, not less.

are you saying you want to do half the cake, let that colonize, and then put more brf/verm on top of that??

that is a bad idea if that is your plan. The more you "play with" or handle a cake, the greater possiblility you are going to get contaminated.

just stick to the 1/2pt full with dry verm layer.


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Re: Half cakes -- An experiment [Re: srgtm1a]
    #4486892 - 08/02/05 10:11 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

srgtm1a said:
well, one question for you....WHY?

I'm sure it will work, but what purpose does it serve?

not having a dry verm layer is going to open you up more to contam, not less.

are you saying you want to do half the cake, let that colonize, and then put more brf/verm on top of that??

that is a bad idea if that is your plan.  The more you "play with" or handle a cake, the greater possiblility you are going to get contaminated.

just stick to the 1/2pt full with dry verm layer.




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really why? you stand to gain nothing by doing this except possible contam problems.
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Re: Half cakes -- An experiment [Re: backupwards]
    #4488048 - 08/03/05 02:15 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

But, once a layer is colonized isn't it pretty hard to contaminate? Well, if the top layer colonizes first then it will act as a shield. Since there isn't much substrate it could colonize pretty fast as well. I think you can do grains with the polyfil filter so what makes a cake more prone to contams?

The plan is to case the cakes, possibly without even breaking them up because they are a good depth already.


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Re: Half cakes -- An experiment [Re: FreedomFight]
    #4488831 - 08/03/05 09:49 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

your "half cake" will probably contam long before it colonizes.

trust me, stick to the full 1/2pt. what you are attempting makes no sense. I see your reasoning behind it, but it doesn't work that way.

if you want a smaller cake, use a smaller jar, but still use the dry verm layer. the half cake is a bad idea.


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