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    Can you pressure cook or boil a sealed vial?

    If I decide to cycle again I want to take every precaution possible to ensure I never get an infection. I was thinking if I could pressure cook or boil sealed vials I would kill off any possible bacteria and also filter the oil before injecting to ensure no particles are getting thru. Is this possible with rubber stoppers because wouldn't they melt?

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    You could get some stetile vials then filter you oil in to them them pressure cook them i can't remember at what psi i think it's about 15 psi it's for about 45 min and it doesn't melt the rubber
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    If you filter the gear through a .22um whatman syringe filter into a sterile vial you should be good to go. I you want to pressure cook that good too but I don't think it's necessary.

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    Yes. I pressure cook all my sealed vials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    Yes. I pressure cook all my sealed vials.
    Would you mind sharing how you accomplish this? Thanks in advance.

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    you can also boil them.. a procedure called 'tantalizing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotchGuard02 View Post
    If you filter the gear through a .22um whatman syringe filter into a sterile vial you should be good to go. I you want to pressure cook that good too but I don't think it's necessary.
    If you want to be extra cautious this is what I would do.. Filter the gear through a .22um syringe filter into another presealed sterile vile..

    You can use a pressure cooker to do the final sterilization. 15psi for around 30 min. I prefer a pressure cooker that has a metal tray inside that keeps the contents in there elevated slightly above the water..

    Hit the lab section and do some searching, lots of info on this subject...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonada8 View Post
    you can also boil them.. a procedure called 'tantalizing"
    That would be Tyndallization (named after the scientist John Tyndall).
    But it requires 3 separate boils and is probably less effective than autoclaving.

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    ^^ thanks, i figured i spelled it wrong..

    and how many people have access to a autoclave?


    like it was said above, check out the lab section.. lotta info there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    That would be Tyndallization (named after the scientist John Tyndall).
    But it requires 3 separate boils and is probably less effective than autoclaving.
    I think he was thinking about how tantalizing all that test looks together in one pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonada8 View Post
    ^^ thanks, i figured i spelled it wrong..

    and how many people have access to a autoclave?


    like it was said above, check out the lab section.. lotta info there
    It's just a pressure canner. You can buy them at any department store for a reasonable price.

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