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By rpe
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Do you presterilize your containers before adding media?
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By MikeB
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Manually? No. I rinse out pots and let them sit in the sun for at least a week before reuse so the sun's UV rays can take care of that.
By rpe
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Yes I do mean the baby food containers or whatever you are using for TC. Thanks Panman for pointing that out.
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By MikeB
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Again, I need to read the forum title before posting a reply.... :oops:

Yes, you want to sterilize the TC container before use. Otherwise, bacteria and/or mold will wreak havoc on your plants and media.
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By Hendre
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Always sterilise just about everything going into tissue culture. Here at uni I use the autoclave @121c for 20 minutes. At home you can use a pressure cooker to do so, just don't seal your containers entirely or they may explode!
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