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using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier
    #6200433 - 10/23/06 03:58 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i am running an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier constantly with two 5/8 in tubes mounted in the output vent. i have been running each of the two tubes through three coke bottles each to control the moisture output to my terrarium.
i have about 80% humidity and everything is looking good, but i am curious if you can use isopropyl alcohol (97%) intsead of hydrogen peroxide to keep the water sterile.
any experience or advice is welcome.


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Re: using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier [Re: lordlovely]
    #6200665 - 10/23/06 06:23 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No. Alcohol is death to mycelium. There is no need to keep water in a humidifier sterile. You also want humidity in the 90's.
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Re: using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #6200849 - 10/23/06 09:37 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

That is weird to see this as I just wondered this the other day but I just kinda figured it seemed like a bad idea and went and bought more peroxide,Glad I did before I killed anything


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Re: using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier [Re: Blutjager]
    #6201662 - 10/23/06 02:05 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

well, i hate to be argumentative, but alcohol does not equal death for myc. at least at the concentration i am using.
it may not be the best thing, but it certainly does not guarantee that your myc will die.
i'm going to switch back to h202 anyway.
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Re: using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier [Re: lordlovely]
    #6201701 - 10/23/06 02:20 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

the concentration you'd be using would be 100% pointless too then.  if its not strong enough to kill mycelium, its not strong enough to kill contaminates anyway.  there's no way around that, you can't pick and choose which members of the fungi kingdom you want to keep away with alcohol. :smile:


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Re: using isopropyl alcohol in humidifier [Re: creamcorn]
    #6206009 - 10/24/06 02:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

fair enough.
honestly, i really wans't sure that it was doing anything at all, that's why i asked. as soon as rr replied, i refilled my humidifier.
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