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Test Tube Set Up Question

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#1 Offline JoeByron - Posted April 14 2021 - 4:16 PM

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How do you know that the queens can get the water? To me the cotton sometimes looks dry. Do you all open these test tubes and push the cotton deeper?

 

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 14 2021 - 4:46 PM

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Don’t touch the cotton. It’s cotton, if part of it is wet it’s all wet. It can be a little deceptive at times.
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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 14 2021 - 4:50 PM

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It is important not to stuff too much cotton into the water side. I use a little less than half of a standard size cotton ball.
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#4 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted April 14 2021 - 9:19 PM

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When I make them I just push the cotton in until the whole peice is visibly wet. 


Edited by MinigunL5, April 14 2021 - 9:19 PM.

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#5 Offline Lillyrose - Posted April 16 2021 - 11:48 AM

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Great question and now I must fix my tubes.
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