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I might have really screwed up...
    #4532305 - 08/14/05 03:10 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I've currently got 6 jars cultivating mycelium. The jars that are furthest ahead are maybe 10%. So far there haven't been any signs of contaminents, but I forgot to put a filter in the jar so it's completely sealed. There's no way for gas to exchange- is this something that's going to really screw up my grow?

Edit: if it is, could I rub the top of the jar with rubbing alcohol, poke a hole (about 1/4 in) and stuffing it with cotton that's been rubbing-alcohol-ized? This may sound stupid, but I'm just grasping at straws.

Fake Edit: also would grain to grain possibly work to save it?

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Re: I might have really screwed up... [Re: projectlithium]
    #4532459 - 08/14/05 03:53 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

if you have a layer of vermiculite on top just loosen the lid and you should be fine i have never used a filter and came out fine

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Re: I might have really screwed up... [Re: kingfish4200]
    #4532971 - 08/14/05 08:21 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Good advice IMO. Just loosen the lids enough to let the gas seep out. I wouldn't try to poke holes in the lids.

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Re: I might have really screwed up... [Re: Hotnuts]
    #4532998 - 08/14/05 08:56 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You didn't specify what kind of method your are doin so imma assume pf tek.

If you used half pint jars they will colonize fine without air exchange being it's not a very large mass to colonize, but if you are using bigger jars you will most likely have problems because myc needs air exchange to colonize a larger area.

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