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    #698652 - 06/24/02 05:57 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

I know you guys are tired of my newbie ass asking all these questions but hey if you can't come here for help then the land of shrooms is doomed!!

Anyway, I have read in some TEKS that after innocculation you should cover the holes in the jar with tape, foil, etc. I also read that the dry verm. on top is enough to keep the nasties out. Air exchange is good for mycellium growth so should i cover them or let the Verm. keep out the germ??

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Re: Incubation [Re: chemkid]
    #698708 - 06/24/02 06:22 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

In my experience it isn't necessary to cover up the holes used to innoculate the jars. The layer of dry vermiculite will be sufficient.

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Re: Incubation [Re: chemkid]
    #698734 - 06/24/02 06:39 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

I usually cover the holes until the mycelium gets going for a few days and then I uncover them.

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Re: Incubation [Re: chemkid]
    #698750 - 06/24/02 06:59 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

The layer of Verm will protect against contams. Don't bother with tape, just cover the jars in tinfoil. This will retract contams floating in the air.

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