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OfflineMark31186
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New Perlite Inbetween Flushes?
    #4687893 - 09/20/05 10:58 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Few Questions:

1) Is it necessary to change the perlite inbetween flushes?

2) Is using a bic lighter ok for sterilizing the syringe (some guides only mentioned a bic lighter where as others said it was no biggie and some even said dont even think of using one)?

3) Last one, If i decide to use Peroxide in the perlite, is there a way to measure how much or is it a few "glugs" as i saw in another post. Im growing cakes not casing so i dont know if that changes anything...

THANK U!  :mushroom2:


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: Mark31186]
    #4687920 - 09/20/05 11:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

1. No

2. Yes, but it will leave black soot on the needle. Use a paper towel with alcohol to wipe it.

3. You don't need to put much peroxide in the water. 1 or 2 "glugs" should be fine

Good Luck!  :thumbup:


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: FooMan]
    #4687932 - 09/20/05 11:06 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks :smile: one quick thing... what kinda of rubbing alcohol? 70% or higher?


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: Mark31186]
    #4687943 - 09/20/05 11:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the higher % the better


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: Mark31186]
    #4687945 - 09/20/05 11:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Any idea what temp to dunk at also? room temp water fine?


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: Mark31186]
    #4688033 - 09/20/05 11:32 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Room temp works, but the consensus is "cold shock." Put them in the fridge while dunking for 12-24 hours.

EDIT: I wish people would make up thier minds. It seems cold shock isn't used that much.

Look here: http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4686907/an/0/page/0


Edited by tokey666 (09/20/05 11:39 PM)


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Re: New Perlite Inbetween Flushes? [Re: tokey666]
    #4689290 - 09/21/05 08:11 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Cold shock isn't needed but it can still help trigger pins just as a cold front comes in just before the storm. "Cold shock" is more for cold weather species "temp drop" is a pinning trigger for cubies as well just not as extreme.


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