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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73071 - 01/26/00 11:29 PM (17 years, 1 day ago)

I speak from painful experience when I tell you that it really all depends on how sterile your techniques are. Whether you use a glove box, oven rack, or a flow hood; whether you boil, microwave, or pressure cook; what kind of substrate you use; the list goes on.


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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73073 - 01/26/00 11:53 PM (17 years, 1 day ago)

you get what you put into it and even then sometimes it turns to shit for what ever reason. I have been lucky so far w/ no contams but I cased for the first time today and I don't have a good feeling about it, to many places that didn't go smooth...


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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73074 - 01/27/00 12:06 PM (17 years, 20 hours ago)

I'm boling the jars, w/ the verm/brown rice flour substrate. I'm wearing latex surgical gloves. And I'm storing them in my closet

I'm using that magic mushroom growers guid version 2.3 word by word.



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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73075 - 01/27/00 02:14 PM (17 years, 18 hours ago)

As far as Jars go I'm (knock on wood) 100% contam free (15/15 jars)

MMGG Tek
Pressure cook
wash hands
Long sleeve shirt
hankerchief over mouth/nose
Flame sterilize needle between each jar
Tap on holes till growth starts

Now I'm 0/1 on succesfull case. 1st and only case was lost to green mold (Shroom Wizards potting soil tek)

Seems the pressure cooker is what helps the most (from what I've read)



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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73076 - 01/27/00 02:35 PM (17 years, 17 hours ago)

I second Gadget's advice (though I've never worn a Jessie James bandana or tapped on the holes in the lids?). Pressure cooker is best. And I keep an open bottle of rubbing alcohol beside me and between jars, I dip into the alcohol and light really quick with a lighter.

Speaking more generally... the #1 cause of contams for me has been IMPATIENCE, in one way or another. Take your time and do it right.

GT



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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73077 - 01/27/00 05:36 PM (17 years, 14 hours ago)

If you're not casing, just putting the cakes in the terrarium, you dont' have to worry much about contams at that point. The mycelium usually is able to fight off contams pretty easy.

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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73078 - 01/27/00 05:41 PM (17 years, 14 hours ago)

Whoops, I meant TAPE the holes, not TAP the holes

(Ponce De Leon Typeing graduate, Find it and land on it...)



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Re: How easily can things be contaminated?
    #73079 - 01/27/00 05:46 PM (17 years, 14 hours ago)

I have used a pressure cooker with the oven rack method. after each jar i put rubbing alchol on the needle and flame it. i havent had any problems with contams but the first few times i incoluted too soon and i think the hot inside killed the spores to wait a day after you pressure cook them

Careful with that ax, Eugene



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