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keeping sterile
    #6589102 - 02/20/07 01:20 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

my jars are being steralized at the moment. im using this guide.
http://www.shroomery.org/8411/The-Magic-Mushrooms-Growers-Guide


Step 11 says to keep it in a dark place. My question, is will it be fine in the top of my closet? will it become contaminated through the 4 holes in the top, or do i have to put it inside something else?


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Re: keeping sterile [Re: EDll25]
    #6589113 - 02/20/07 01:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

it does not have to be kept in the dark. that's an outdated idea that isn't necessarily correct. you can keep them anywhere you want really.

it won't become contaminated through the holes, remember the layer of dry vermiculite you placed at the top of the jar? that acts as a filter that allows the growing mycelium underneath to breathe, yet will catch contaminates that might find their way through the holes. no worries there.


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Re: keeping sterile [Re: creamcorn]
    #6589192 - 02/20/07 01:52 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Tape the holes before putting in the PC or boiling pot, and don't remove until you inoculate. What I've seen happen is if the jars sit out, the dry verm gets some contaminant spores on it through the holes, then when you inoculate, your needle pushes the contaminants through the verm and into the substrate.

This has happened to me several times, but only on jars I didn't cover with micropore tape. The taped jars have been fine. Just a tip.
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Re: keeping sterile [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #6589233 - 02/20/07 02:05 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

All my PF jar contams happen just like that. I let them sit out too long, and push a couple mold spores down one hole when I inoculate. I'll try putting some micropore tape over those holes for now on.


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