Home | Community | Message Board


Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: pH Test Strips

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinechemkid
Be excellent toeach other

Registered: 06/21/02
Posts: 506
Loc: Between a rock and a hard...
Last seen: 12 years, 6 months
Dunk Tek Part II
    #699059 - 06/24/02 09:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

So when you dunk the cakes is a bleach/vinegar/water mixture recommended or just sterilized water? Why doesn't the bleach/vinegar kill the mycelium? Thank you

Chemkid


--------------------
An open mind is the greatest journey of all.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinechemkid
Be excellent toeach other

Registered: 06/21/02
Posts: 506
Loc: Between a rock and a hard...
Last seen: 12 years, 6 months
Re: Dunk Tek Part II [Re: chemkid]
    #699238 - 06/24/02 10:47 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have read all the FAQ in the shroomery and myocopatia and nothing makes mention of bleach/vinegar. It seems counterintuitive to me but then again I am a rookie so HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chemkid


--------------------
An open mind is the greatest journey of all.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineshianggu
member
Registered: 03/24/02
Posts: 171
Loc: Asia
Last seen: 12 years, 7 months
Re: Dunk Tek Part II [Re: chemkid]
    #699309 - 06/24/02 11:23 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Well, if you try a 1 part bleach 50 parts water solution it will be too strong and that will kill your mycelium. The 100 parts water, 2 parts vinegar and 1 part bleach (the strongest usable solution) is strong enough to help kill contams, but not so strong that it will kill the mycelium. I don't know why mycelium and the contaminants have different tolerance levels. Maybe someone else knows the answer to this.

About which to use; I guess if you feel uncomfortable using bleach, just use sterilized water. I haven't had any problems with the bleach solution though I use casings and just mist with it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSumGuy
addict

Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 556
Re: Dunk Tek Part II [Re: chemkid]
    #699516 - 06/25/02 03:06 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Doesn't an acidic environment promote the growth of contams such as trich? I would omit the vinegar .. personally I dont see where the bleach comes in but I don't work with cakes either.


--------------------
-SumGuy :cool:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHippie3
mycotopiate
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/07/99
Posts: 3,090
Loc: mycotopia.net
Re: Dunk Tek Part II [Re: SumGuy]
    #699588 - 06/25/02 05:02 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

the bleach is very alkaline, so the vinegar just balances the ph towards neutral, it doesn't make it acidic.
your best bet is to just dunk in regular water, then follow the dunk with a brief [10 minute] dip in the bleach sanitizer.
for more info, see the archives at mycotopia's message board under 'bleach dipping'.


--------------------
Admin @ mycotopia.net
Mycotopia


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: pH Test Strips

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Questions on Dunk TEK chemkid 826 2 06/24/02 01:58 PM
by CreamSodica
* Dunk TEK one more time...... chemkid 1,234 8 06/25/02 05:04 AM
by Hippie3
* Dunk Tek Uncertainty Mazatec Magic 2,240 5 03/09/08 02:45 PM
by dill705
* straw tek or dunk tek or both? cdlove69 1,369 4 07/24/02 09:40 AM
by BoB
* Dunk Tek Question MagashM 1,411 2 08/05/02 09:47 PM
by ZEPH
* Dunk Tek MagashM 1,729 2 08/05/02 08:06 AM
by cdlove69
* Dunk tek? Nickthetrip 1,798 16 07/06/12 12:49 PM
by RogerRabbit
* how long to heal after dunk tek? Cannabischarlie 1,273 3 01/26/06 11:10 PM
by soulsizzle

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl
765 topic views. 25 members, 101 guests and 36 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.028 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.