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Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving?
    #875114 - 09/10/02 03:09 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I've read all of "The Mushroom Cultivator," but it seems really vague on this. Also, given very sterile conditions, how long could i run bulk substrate innoculations from the same mycelium jar? Thanks a lot, and sorry if this is covered somewhere that i overlooked.

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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875153 - 09/10/02 03:31 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

yes. screw them on till you feel resistance.


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: Shaw]
    #875168 - 09/10/02 03:37 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

thanks very much. this will be my first time growing. i?m growing in a chest:

where the jars are, i?m going to put a 9" tall humidifier that should take care of the temps and the humidity. the interior is plastic lined, so i can clean with bleach easily. does anyone forsee any problems with this setup?

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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875171 - 09/10/02 03:39 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

lights?



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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875180 - 09/10/02 03:41 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

might not have enough room to grow....to short...not tall enough.




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Brainiac said:
PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: Roadkill]
    #875190 - 09/10/02 03:44 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

i thought lights were only needed to initialize pinheads. i will have room for 10 inches of growth. i think that's probably enough. air will be exchanged, also.

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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875198 - 09/10/02 03:47 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

nope....you need light.

maybe string up  some christmas lights inside your trunk.  :grin:

 


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: Roadkill]
    #875203 - 09/10/02 03:48 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

but you don't want any at all until after casing, correct? i could run lights in there after, very easily. thanks.

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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: Roadkill]
    #875205 - 09/10/02 03:49 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

How long do those battery operated "sticky" lights last? I've had LEDs run continuously for a year and a half on two AA batteries for instance. Maybe there is something like that he can find that wouldn't require cords.

Edit: Jaidormi, you don't want light until you're ready to fruit.


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #875217 - 09/10/02 03:53 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

cords are no problem, because i just run them out the back into an adjacent socket. how do you think i can run a humidifier in there?

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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875225 - 09/10/02 03:56 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

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how do you think i can run a humidifier in there?



Hehehe..  I didn't read your initial post, I was just making a suggestion concerning lights based on Roadkill's comment.  I thought you might have been using the chest to help camoflauge your project and didn't want cords or anything else hanging out of it.. :wink: 


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: darshan]
    #875299 - 09/10/02 04:21 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Get a fish tank , they work great and have many options for extras .


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Re: Do i need to cap my grain jars while autoclaving? [Re: tripndicular]
    #875365 - 09/10/02 04:38 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

i would use a fishtank, but fishtanks full of psilocybian mushrooms tend to arouse suspicion from parents.

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