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Hey again all. Just wondering what you all thought about this picture of one of my bags. I just did a dunk about 2 days ago after my small first flush. I then looked today and discovered this spot which really looks like a blue green mold contamination. As always I am hoping that it may just be something else like bruising or an abort or something. I'm new to this all and this is my only fruiting bag so what do you all think. I hate to get rid of it because I'm seeing alot of pins on the substrate but if it is going to cause harm I guess I'll have to chuck it. Thanks to everyone in advance for any help offered.
That defiantly looks like a con tam, I'd toss it before it gets any worse. Better luck next time.
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Yeah thats what Im afraid of. I have so many pins in that bag that are growing too. Can anyone tell what kind this may be? Trich, Aspergillus, Pennicillin? It just really got me down being its my only bag thats really fruiting. Also i have one bag that looks like big salt crystals on top of the mycelium/substrate. Any ideas ? It looks like it could be water? Thanks for the fast input also Bugler I really appreciate it. Lastly since its in a bag would it hurt to keep an eye on it ? Should i harvest the fruits? Toss everything?
Well I was planning on fruiting it invitro but where I an it averages temps in the 40's so Im thinking outside is a no go. I read RogerRabbits advice on telling if it is bruising or mold but it is too moist to tell if it has a sandy like appearance or not. Also any clue on the crystal like substance I talked about? Water maybe? Thanks for posting Kizzle I appreciate you taking the time. Also should the bag be safe as long as it stays shut or can that contaminate possibly get through the filter? I drew a circle around it if it doesnt spread would that be a way to tell also? Sorry for all the questions everyone. Im at a loss...
I can't really make much of it out. Aerial mycelium can almost look like a gel when it's saturated if that's what you're seeing.
When green mold gets wet and a lot of the mold spores mix in the with the moisture it can leave a sort of greenish liquid on things. Might want to look for signs of that if you can't make out the dry texture.
Its frustrating I cant really get my camera to do it justice but if you look closely at the last image and zoom in you can kind of see what I'm talking about. It is right in the dead center. It looks like it is a fruiting body and not grain but I can't be sure.... I'll try to pop a picture tomorrow when I find my other camera but I cant promise it will do it any more justice. You can see like a mycelial ring in the middle of it possibly? Thanks again for talking the time to post and help I really do appreciate it.
The green looks like mold, at least in the picture. Then there are some fruit bodies. The crystal stuff you mentioned I can't make out.
Unless there's a hole in the bag, which I'm guessing there's not or it would have never gotten this far, any mold spores should be trapped in the bag. You could fruit them in the bag as long as it remains sealed without contaminating your house but when you finally open it to harvest them you'd definitely want to do that outside somewhere and then toss the bag.
One last question and I'll leave you alone I promise lol. If you look close at the middle picture (ie clicking on the box zoom thing) and scroll to the spot in question you can distinctly see two color differences. Does that have any significance as in regards to mold/bruise identification? Again thanks for the help. Great forum great people. These are for me and my friends so I would hate to get anyone sick with my negligence.
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