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Excess water?
    #4621461 - 09/05/05 02:55 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have a little excess water in my jars, and I was reading the PF tek regarding this. They say to loosen the jars a little. I'm also a bit confused as to whether or not I should have tape over my lid holes and foil over the lid. According to this thread , they recommended removing the tape and foil lid.

So, my question really is, should I just take off the foil & tape and let the jars get some air (and maybe evaporate some excess water)?


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Re: Excess water? [Re: oniq]
    #4621477 - 09/05/05 03:04 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

as long as you keep them in a contam free environment... this shouldn't be a prob... the layer of dry verm is acting as a contam barrier as well


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Re: Excess water? [Re: theBRINK]
    #4621487 - 09/05/05 03:11 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Since there is not much air exchange going on, will this hinder growth? I just inoc. about 3 days ago. I believe I saw some growth already, but we'll see.


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Re: Excess water? [Re: oniq]
    #4621541 - 09/05/05 03:43 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You're actually going to want a little air and gas (CO2) exchange during colozination, regardless of whether or not there is excess water, so you should remove the tape and the tinfoil. As he says, the vermiculite on top acts as a contamination barrier. Just make sure you and your environment are as clean as possible when you do this, because the vermiculite is not infallible.

Excess water, as I'm sure you know, increases the risk of contamination. But that depends on how much excess water we're talking about. Can you post any pics?

This pic probably doesn't help, since it is a fully colonized jar--but anyways you can see that a fair amount of water has condensed on the sides:


Edited by Land_Crab (09/05/05 03:50 AM)


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Re: Excess water? [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4621548 - 09/05/05 03:53 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'll see if I can get a pic up later today, but I'll take the tape & foil off for air exchange. Thanks.


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