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Questions about incubation
    #4672528 - 09/17/05 02:51 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well today I inoculated 17 jars in total, 5 with B+ and 12 with PES Hawaiian. My incubator is basically a long and short plastic box, I covered the inside with 2 trash bags and set the jars on top. I left the holes uncovered and removed the foil aswell is this fine?

Threw a blanket over the jars and its sitting at 81 degrees right now at night and with a peak of 84 during the day.

Am I doing anything wrong?


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672558 - 09/17/05 02:56 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have been reading some grow logs and ive been seing that the jars still have the foil on during incubation.

I dont have my holes covered or the foil. Did I screw up?


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672578 - 09/17/05 03:03 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i dont think it was a good idea to take off the foil. i wouldn't panic because the top layer of verm is supposed to keep out airborn contaminates, but you should probably keep the foil next time to make sure of sterilization. but again you say that you have the jars in a large Tupperware thing and covered with trash bags. i basically use the same thing. i haven't had a problem with contamination, but i dunno if the same can be said about jars with no foil. its probably OK. i would use Oust to kill the bacteria in the air before putting on the lid. dont kill the jars just because you took the foil off. wait a week or two to see if the jar grows without contaminates. i beg for a second opinion.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: losfreddy]
    #4672604 - 09/17/05 03:13 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well I had to take off the foil for inoc. all the guides I read didnt say anything about puting any foil back on it.

Should I go ahead and just cover all the jars?


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672647 - 09/17/05 03:26 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Sure. It won't hurt.

The verm. is an excellent contam barrier on it's own, bit some peeps like the added security of a dust cover. You can use the foil. Some like to use 2 coffee filters and a rubber band. Whatever you use, don't make it air tight. Have to allow for gas exchange.

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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: HippieChick]
    #4672776 - 09/17/05 03:57 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Should I be worrying about the substrate drying out? The holes arent covered, but I threw a blanket over the jars and its in a sealed tupperware. DO I have to be worrying about them drying out?


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672816 - 09/17/05 04:08 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Nope. You're fine. Relax. Just leave em be and wait. It's the hardest part,lol.

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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: HippieChick]
    #4672918 - 09/17/05 04:40 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Actually, you want the holes uncovered, because you want to allow some gas exchange during incubation. No need to worry about drying out, since the holes are so small. If the jars are completely sealed off then there will be a build-up of CO2 inside, which the mycelium are not crazy about.

There are no air-tight containers in nature, and the conditions of nature are what you are striving to emulate, more or less.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4672932 - 09/17/05 04:45 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well I placed some foil loosley over the jars. Since thats what I have been seeing from grow logs. Lets see how that goes.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672937 - 09/17/05 04:46 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

-and you have normal lids on top as well, right?


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4672951 - 09/17/05 04:50 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have the 2 piece lids normally put on. metal side up.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672961 - 09/17/05 04:54 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Sounds good. Trust me though, if you have the lids on, I would not be worried about them drying out. I have always left the lids uncovered, and they have never dried out. I'm not sure exactly what the effect is of reduced gas exchange--it may just mean that things will colonize more slowly.

But your setup now sounds fine. I would just ditch the tinfoil, but that's up to you.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4672964 - 09/17/05 04:56 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well I can always go snag off that tin foil, brb.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4672984 - 09/17/05 05:04 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Eeh, usually the foil is left on, thats part of the contamination barrier. I guess just wait and see. Your temperatures sound fine.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4672988 - 09/17/05 05:06 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Unless you are incubating in a dirty area, the lid and the vermiculite will ward off the contaminants. I have never had any contaminants. Just handle the jars carefully, and make sure everything including you in the immediate area is clean.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Land_Crab]
    #4672998 - 09/17/05 05:10 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Im incubating in a walk in closet in my hallway, it isnt connected to the AC so that was a plus. My sisters kept clothes and shoes in that room but I sprayed lyssol around the whole room before the jars were even brought in.


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Re: Questions about incubation [Re: Smartweed]
    #4673008 - 09/17/05 05:15 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Then good luck. Tallyho!


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