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Is the lid required?
    #591086 - 03/27/02 04:44 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Last night I sterilized my first substrate jars (I hope). I placed eight jars with aluminum foil over the tops in boiling water and left them there for an hour, without a lid. I haven't innoculated them yet. Do I have to sterilize those damn things again because I forgot to put the lid on? Can I let it slide? Please advise...


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: monkeylove]
    #591138 - 03/27/02 06:08 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I've gotten by with just plain foil on my jars , but I had a PC to do the work. You may well run into problems.


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: monkeylove]
    #591595 - 03/28/02 05:12 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

My advice is definitely to resterilize and do it with the lids on. Or preferably to redo the substrate preparation, because there's a good chance you could have boiled the moisture out of your jars as well.




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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: monkeylove]
    #591597 - 03/28/02 05:18 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Do you mean that you didn't have a lid on your pot of water? If that's the case, then resterilize the jars with the lid on until cooled.


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: 2shrewmen]
    #591601 - 03/28/02 05:36 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

If he did it with the lid off the pot, he needs to redo the substrate preparation.  There's always the hard way of learning this... three weeks after inoculation, still no germination.  I wonder what I did wrong?? :smile:

 


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: theseeker]
    #591607 - 03/28/02 06:29 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

>If he did it with the lid off the pot, he needs to redo the substrate preparation.

Why?

It's sufficient if he resterilizes the jars with the pot lid on.


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: Anno]
    #591868 - 03/28/02 02:24 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I've boiled the moisture out of my substrate before, just didn't want the same thing to happen to him. :smile: 


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Re: Is the lid required? [Re: theseeker]
    #591879 - 03/28/02 02:38 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

hmm... that?s a point I didn?t think of...
You might be right.


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