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Metho in alcohol lamp for sterilising.

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Hi guys, 

I got an alcohol lamp the other day to make sterilisation of anything metal involved in inoculation etc. quicker and easier. I looked up what to use in it and saw that methylated spirits should be fine. 

 

Anyway a friend picked me some up from Coles but when I looked at it, it specifically states not to use it in a spirit lamp. Does anyone know if this is some legal BS or should I actually not use it? 

 

See pic for label. It's violet dyed 'diggers' metho. 

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Metho (alcohol) is perfect for your alcohol lamp, and exactly what you want to use

A spirit lamp is different, hence it uses spirits and not alcohol.

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Thanks for the reply, the box the lamp came in says alcohol lamp and spirit lamp on it. Bit confusing, but I'm guessing it's referring to a cooker/heater on the warning. 

 

Either way I'm not dead and it seems fine. 

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I found jet lighters that stay on are the best to use if that's any good

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Thanks botanist, I'll look into getting one down the track :wink:

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