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DirtBagDan

what gage syringe to use with lc

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Any advice on gage of needle for use on lc? Any good sources online?

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16 g

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Thank you

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And eBay for online. Rural king has them in 25 packs. 16 is good just be gentle with your ports

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I find 18 ga. works just fine and no plugging or sticking syringes from over sized mycelial mass, although I do have a tendency to shake my lc and break it up. I've used 20 ga but too small for my liking and better suited for spore syringes. 16 are a little large IMO as I use injection ports and not rtv injection sites on my lids. Good luck with it, LC's are great.

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Have picked them up at tractor supply before

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I believe a 16 gauge is perfect.  If you are using quarts you want a 16 gauge that is 4" long ( 3" works ) to get around in the jar easier.

 

I could not find any 3" or 4" 16 gauges.  I ended up buying the 4" 14 gauge and those do really tear up your ports.  However, I will gladly continue to use the 14 guage long's vs a 16 gauge short.

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It's hard to find proper needles at those gauges that aren't blunt tipped.  I did find 16 gauge that are 1 and 1/2 inch long after seeing.serious searching.  I'd suggest looking at vet supply places once you're getting that big.  @Void425 I'd love to use 14 gauge if I can find them.  I still struggled getting the LC sucked up in 16 gauge.  And I had the lid off the jar in a  +pressure box trying to get the easiest bits.

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49 minutes ago, RhythmAddict said:

It's hard to find proper needles at those gauges that aren't blunt tipped.  

I have been using the blunt tip ones.  Sometimes it can be a little tricky puncturing the bag to innoculate, but generally they seem to work just fine.  Easier then fighting with a short needle....a bit safer too if your clumsy.

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