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 Post subject: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Though it is strongly recommended not to do this at home, I would say it is an important piece of info to put out there, should something happen and you cannot acquire it at the drug store or your very own supply runs out. (I mean, hell, if you're going to die from some disease and this is the only possible chance you have left. It's more than worth a try. I know people (older) who say their parents use to make this and they are still around so something must have been done right.) I was thinking about it the other day start looking around the net for some info on how to make it and this is what I found. Seems pretty basic but yeah, be very careful when mixing it and follow the instructions to the letter.

Though I cannot personally guarantee that this will work. This is the site where it came from: http://www.howtodothings.com/

Did you know that penicillin can be grown outside of a lab? This mold-based antibiotic can be grown as a science project using a slice of bread. Please note that these instructions should be used for experimentation only; when there is a medical need for penicillin, it should be obtained through a doctor. Making penicillin does require some scientific equipment, and it is very important to keep the area sterile while you are growing penicillin. Here’s how to make penicillin:

Supplies:

Slice of bread or citrus peel
750ml Erlenmeyer flask
Media (see Step 4)
1000ml (1 L) graduated cylinder
Several clean milk bottles

1. Prepare a penicillium culture. Expose a slice of bread or a citrus peel to a 70 degree Fahrenheit environment. A blue-green mold should develop.
2. Sterilize the equipment. Place the flask in the oven at 315 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour, or sterilize in a pressure cooker for at least 15 minutes. Wash the milk bottles.
3. Fill the Erlenmeyer flask. Cut the bread or citrus peel into small pieces and fill the flask. Allow to incubate in the dark at 70 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 days. After this incubation period, the flask can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 10-14 days.
4. Prepare the media. Dissolve the following ingredients, in the order listed, into 500ml of cold tap water: 44.0 grams Lactose Monohydrate, 25.0 grams cornstarch, 3.0 grams sodium nitrate, 0.25 grams magnesium sulfate, 0.50 grams potassium phosphate mono, 2.75 grams glucose monohydrate, 0.044 grams zinc sulfate, 0.044 grams manganese sulfate. Then add enough cold tap water to make one liter. Use hydrochloric acid to adjust the pH to between 5.0 and 5.5.
5. Fill the bottles with media. Fill the milk bottles with this media. Use only enough so that when the bottle is placed in its side, the media does not reach the plug.
6. Add the penicillin spores. First sterilize the bottles of media in a pressure cooker or in the stove, as you did the Erlenmeyer flask. When they have cooled, add approximately one tablespoon of the spores from the bread or citrus peel.
7. Incubate the bottles. Allow the bottles to rest undisturbed on their sides at 70 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 days. If the culture has worked to produce penicillin, it will be in the liquid portion of the media following this incubation period. Finally, filter the media and refrigerate immediately. If you must use it, although this should be avoided, use as soon as possible.

The penicillin made from this experiment should not be used unless it is a survival situation. It is possible for other, toxic molds to grow along with the penicillin, even if you know what you are doing. It is also possible for mold inhibitors to grow, stopping the growth of the penicillin spores.

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Very nice post, and very useful!! Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:06 pm 
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now that's cool, and a real piece of knowledge to keep forever to pass down to your grand kids. the time frame well if i needed penicillin then i think the infection would have killed me before i could make it also fo those out there you need to make enough so the person can take at least 250mg/3xday@7-10 days, hydrocloric acid might be a problem to obtain not sure if a swimming pool place would have it.

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 Post subject: Re: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:37 am 
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I wonder if the penicillin obtained from the vet clinic would be safe enough for human use in a desperate situation? I always seem to have some of that laying around.


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 Post subject: Re: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:32 pm 
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in the recepie hydrocloric acid is used to adjust the pH, you can use any other acid to do so. like vinaigar
I dont think you could find HCl in swimming pool place, what they sell is javel water in its solid form, sodium hypochlorite.

but if you are looking for HCl, you have best chance to find it in the section of tiles cleaners!

And remember, never mix any cleaning products together!!! It can produce deadly chemical reaction. Especially with javel water and tile cleaner!!! one is a strong basic liquid while the other is a strong acid!


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 Post subject: Re: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:37 pm 
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By it over the internet, direct from thailand :wink:

or from yer local feed store. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How to make Penicillin
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:41 pm 
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vision-master wrote:
By it over the internet, direct from thailand :wink:

or from yer local feed store. :lol:



One Question?

How trust worthy is that site especially coming from Thailand - no offense intended toward that country. I was just brought up with the idea, not to buy these kinds of meds over the net unless you know for sure that the site your purchasing it from is trust worthy.

There are many cases in the past from people getting the wrong kind of med or something some schmuck put together himself and packaged it looking professional to make a quick buck.

So, how honest are they? That's all.

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