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Offlinecodyblake
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sterlizing the needle
    #871435 - 09/09/02 11:08 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I'm just wonderig, when sterilizing the needle, is it necessary to get it to red hot, and if so, can i do that with a regular cigarette lighter?


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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: codyblake]
    #871438 - 09/09/02 11:11 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I got mine red hot with a regular cigarette lighter.


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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: Bilge]
    #871440 - 09/09/02 11:14 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

how long did it take? i got mine from sporeworks, I don't know if everyone uses the same size needles but I have whatever size sporeworks gives.


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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: codyblake]
    #871445 - 09/09/02 11:19 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I have never bothered to flame the needle. Roadkill once posted that he never uses flames and I listened to his advice and just use alcohol to steralize. Works fine.


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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: codyblake]
    #871449 - 09/09/02 11:23 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I got my syringes from sporeworks,16 gauge needle,I sterilized mmy syringes by getting it red hot with a cig. lighter then wipeing with an ALCOHOL swab.


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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: Phuk_Lyfe]
    #871457 - 09/09/02 11:27 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Just swab with alcohol and skip the flame, 91% alcohol kills everything!


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[Re: Ripple]
    #871466 - 09/09/02 11:34 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: sterlizing the needle [Re: codyblake]
    #871786 - 09/09/02 08:31 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I've never used a flame to sterilize. I boil by syringe and the needle, put them in a ziplock bag, wait for them to cool and then wipe the needle with an antiseptic disinfectant wipe just before injecting. I never have any contamination problems so it seems to work ok.


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