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OfflineDanimal
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Drying out
    #679630 - 06/15/02 06:48 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I'm attempting to grow mushrooms for the first time. I made the substrate with correct ingredients and put it into 1/2 pint jars. However, by the time that was done it was 3 am so I waited to sterilize the next day. I used a pretty fine grade of verm and I was wondering if the jars might dry out overnight, and if so, what does that mean. Any help is appreciated.


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Re: Drying out [Re: Danimal]
    #679650 - 06/15/02 07:09 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

they shouldnt dry out over night. if your paranoid put the aluminum foil on to prevent even further air exchange.


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Re: Drying out [Re: Danimal]
    #680197 - 06/15/02 01:42 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

No thats ok if you kept the lids on. I've done that before with no problems.


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Re: Drying out [Re: staindblue]
    #680253 - 06/15/02 02:09 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

do your jars seem slow or something. because i'm experiencing the same problems right now. how many days has it been


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Re: Drying out [Re: walt]
    #680806 - 06/15/02 06:53 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

do your jars seem slow or something.
It's way too early to tell. I made the substrates on Friday(14) and only sterilized and innoculated on Saturday(15). I'll probably upload pics in the picture section so people can watch its growth and point out goods/bads.


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Re: Drying out [Re: Danimal]
    #680878 - 06/15/02 07:31 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

you should see colonization in a few days after inculation. i normally sterlize my jars, then wait and inculate the day after to let them site. i would imagine it wouldnt dry out, 1 time i had some jars i inculated with a dud syringe, it never colonized, but keep much water in them for weeks. and they smelled like shit too!
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