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OfflineLilDon697
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Substrate too dry?
    #562665 - 02/25/02 04:13 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Hey . .i did my first 12 jars! I boiled them though. Im not sure if the substate is too dry though and if it is can i wet the filter that is over the top of the jar to moisten it?


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: LilDon697]
    #562717 - 02/25/02 04:53 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

how can i tell if it it too dry and what do i do about it?


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: LilDon697]
    #562752 - 02/25/02 05:23 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

youre using filter disks on 1st jar attempt? i wouldnt recommend it...
theres no way for you to efficiently check the moisture in there. thats why youre so careful when measuring it out and must keep it fairly sealed up. incubating in an enclosed incubator will keep moisture loss to a minimum. if you feel liek theyre too dry try injecting more sterile water in ther (5-10cc) but its probably not worth the effort/time.


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: BeppoMarx]
    #562769 - 02/25/02 05:41 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

yea it is my 1st try!
i dont have syringes . .wouldnt look go if i have em around . .my mom might get suspicious!!!!
can i wet the filter disk and get it moist?


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: LilDon697]
    #562798 - 02/25/02 06:15 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

no. wetting the filter disk will attract contams and they will grow through your disk easily. adding water rarely works anyway; make some more jars with lids on them with the 4 hole setup and put filter disks on top of teh lid under the retaining band. this will at least attempt to keep your moisture in.


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: LilDon697]
    #562799 - 02/25/02 06:16 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

dont wet the filter you will end up just growing mold on that.....what makes you think they are too dry?


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: DrAbeLincoln]
    #562806 - 02/25/02 06:22 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

well the substate can be shaken but its really retains its form even when shaken!!!


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: LilDon697]
    #562958 - 02/25/02 09:12 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

what type of substrate did you use..I'm assuming brf and verm because you boiled it...if so then I think you are ok...brf and verm isnt shakable really..its keeps the form of the jar thats why its called a cake....if you followed the PF Tek to the letter I think you'll be ok


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Re: Substrate too dry? [Re: DrAbeLincoln]
    #562965 - 02/25/02 09:16 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

ooh ok . . .well i used rye flour but the mmgm guide says its suitable to substitute with. I guess ill just wait and see (n its not so much that it isnt shakeable but it seems like inside its cooked or really hard) mayb in a day or two i can get my cam workin to post pics!


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