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  1. GlassKrakr

    GlassKrakr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    @treewood I'm going to reuse the naptha for subsequent pulls. You never get it all out unless you evaporate it all. I did the second pull with fresh naptha on the first jar out of curiosity. I'll reuse the other two. How much more did you use?

    I squeezed out the last three jars with a t-shirt in to a large bowl. WAY better than putting the shirt over the jar. I split it between two jars.

    The first jar pulled pretty much clear. I was surprised. I didn't think anything would precip. It's not much, but it's pretty. It has spots all the way around.
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    When I poured the second jar it had a sludge. Since I was doing a pre base naptha pull I hoped it would take care of any problems. My internet friend hadn't been online since I started and I was getting worried. He got back to me toward the end of the process and said it was okay. I moved on with the steps and it pulled dark yellow. I'm talking I took something to pass a piss test yellow. It has the highest yield so far. It's side spots fall off when I handle it.

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    This is the second pull from the first jar with fresh naptha. I'll evap it down after the pour off and add it to the rest for future pulls. It only has one cluster of spots on the side.

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    This was the original jar that sat for 12 hours before going in to the freezer. Almost everything was free floating. A few spots stuck. Most poured out.

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    This is what I spooned out of that jar and the coffee filter. Maybe a little over .25 but I'll never know. I broke my scale that weighs small shit and it's going to vanish before I get another one.

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    Here's the naptha that came out of. It sat in the freezer for 36 hours. I know I could have reduced it to get more but why throw any out? If the goal is saturation, only start from fresh when you have to.

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    All in all I'm hoping for two grams from these. I'm going to tweak some shit for the subsequent pulls.
     
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    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I guess you used 250ml of naptha per pull....i guess they do say 1ml per gram of bark. Ya as long as you keep using the same naptha you should be fine as far as saturation goes. Yellow D is just as good as pure white. :) Some people might look down on you till they smoke it. :hehehe:

    I think your doing a good job.
     
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    Thanks. It got waxy at room temperature. It buned clear and left no residue. It was late before it was dry so I couldn't study it in depth. My brief study time was beautiful. Extremely beautiful.
     
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    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    updates?
     
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    Work, work, work. I'm warming it up and prepping agar right now.
     
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    This is what the mostly clear pull produced. I made a rookie mistake and didn't turn the jar upside down. The condensation quickly turned it to mush. I have some casserole dishes upside down drying now. I'm also reducing some naptha in a double boiler. I haven't had much time to mess with it because of work. We usually slow down when it's cold. It's only been cold about two days so far.

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    So it turns out evaporating naptha with heat is a really bad idea. I should have done more research about it before hand. I did it last weekend and got nothing from it. It can be done at a low heat, but that's not how I did it. I combined half of one jar with another and reduced it. The other half went in the freezer. It produced a little. The reduced naptha produced nothing. Lesson learned. Here's what came out of the non reduced naptha.

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