Fae on brf jars? Noob please help.

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  1. headinthaclouds

    headinthaclouds New Member

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    I am just starting out and have read alot dozens of pf tek write ups and watched even more videos. I cannot seem to find any info about either leaving the injection holes open or covering them with micropore tape. I have done everything else they are already inoculated as of 10 hrs ago and I put mp take over the holes for now. I posted this question on the shroomery on fb and all I got was two people arguing one dating yes and the other saying no. Please help! Btw I have 2atched the gold standard let's grow mushrooms video series several times and no mention of what I'm talking about
     

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  2. GGTBod

    GGTBod Chronicles of Bodley Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    I'd say yes leave tape on, if your holes are open to air during colonisation period
     
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    GGTBod Chronicles of Bodley Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    But hopefully others will chip in with what they would do, I'm by no means at all any authority on it all :D
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    I'd cover the holes with micropore tape. Got any pictures of your jars ?
     
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    I cover mine with tape after injecting just in case. Seems to me it can't hurt and might help if the hole doesn't seal for some reason. It might be unnecessary, but it only costs a small piece of tape and a few seconds just to be sure.
     
  6. MushroomMike

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    You do want some kind of filter after innoculation, the goal is to create a sterile environment where the mycelium doesn't have to compete with contam. By keeping them open you defeat all the sterile work that came before. Micropore tape should be fine, but it never hurts to take extra precautions.

    My jars are set up with a layer of dry verm to the brim of the jar, so the lid makes contact when closed tight, then micropore tape over my 4 innoculation holes, then I put a folded paper towel over the lid secured tight by a rubber band.

    This gives me 3 layers of filtration and still let's the myc breathe.