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    How do you sterlize the media by using a microwave? I've tried it in the past, but within 1 minute the media starts boiling and gets messed up.

    Has anyone tried this method? if so has it worked well and how do you do it?

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    I totally would not suggest this microwave idea to anyone. The best way to staralize things is in a pressure cooker. They are readly available, and cheap. You can even find em on ebay. I just bought a 22qt. cooker for $30. (including shipping).
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    really jon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] and I was about to buy one for 80 bucks! How much was shipping?

    I also would strongly reccomend not using the microwave... doesnt work out well

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    tamlin mentioned to me that was a great way to sterilize medium. Now, were you using the microwave on high? I did several pots of small medium on powerlevel 6 for about 2 mins 22 sec (its easier to just type one number) and I have had no problems whatsoever. I do like the pressure cooker idea though...

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    ps, I also let mother nature wash it for me, over a long period of time before microwaving it...

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    nonono, this is for tissue culture, not soil! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ May 27 2004,9:21)]really jon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] and I was about to buy one for 80 bucks! How much was shipping?
    Actually, i double checked, the winning bid(me) was $26, and shipping was $17. Just do a search on ebay for "Pressure Cooker" and you;ll find some GREAT deals.
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