Should I see condensation on inside of my jars?

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By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 12:46 am: The Nook

Finch seed. looks dry.

By Swilly (Swilly) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 01:08 am: The Nook

well i'd say if you have no site of it something is wrong. you want to have a little bit at first then it will slowly go away once the myc. starts to gather it's.... shall we say drink for the stay!!!!
if it is really wet inside your jars then crack them a lil bit for a couple days and let them breath. i find this helps with contam's also .letting your jar's breath can work wonders if done the right way!!!!!!!
much love,

By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 01:53 am: The Nook

if its a bit dry will it colonize, albiet slowley?

By quote: (Quote) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 07:07 pm: The Nook

if it's too dry, usually growth will stop.

By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 11:59 pm: The Nook

Fisrst of all thanks to quote, nan and all the other who have answered my questions. I am seeing signs of success! One quick q though.
On the 2:1 ratio for bird seed/water for PC'ing jars. I soaked my seed for 8 hours at room temp and I think the seed swelled by about 40-55%. The tek I read said nothing about soaking the seed, but I wanted to make sure I got all the Bird-Kote off it.
With 354.9 seed and 177.44ml water in the original ratio I'm thinking water should be reduced to about 106 ml. Does that sound about right?

By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 12:47 am: The Nook

if you soaked it 8 hours, it might not need any additional water at all. what i would do, to avoid guestimating wrong, would be soak it another 16 hours, for 24 total, the use it
'as is', no additional water needed,
just load & pc.
too much water is very bad news,
so it's better to go this way.

By Mr. B (Argonaut) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 01:24 am: The Nook

I cut the water by 35% and am cooking it now. I'll consider it an experiment.

thanks Quote