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sterile verm?
    #4585406 - 08/26/05 10:31 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i have an opened bag of verm that i'm about to use in an upcoming grow, would the chances of contamination be higher due to it's exposure to outside air? vermiculite is heated past the point of sterilization to get it to puff up like it does, so i would think it would be pretty much sterilized in an unopened bag. should i use it or go buy a new one?

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Re: sterile verm? [Re: shafty]
    #4585419 - 08/26/05 10:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

no its not sterilized. no you dont need to buy a new bag. It will however be sterilized when you put it in the pressure cooker for one hour at 15psi :smile:

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Re: sterile verm? [Re: shafty]
    #4585420 - 08/26/05 10:36 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

you can sterilize it with several minutes in the mictowave, just dampen it and nuke

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