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I've been doing this for a couple years.. what I am about to describe is NOT myc growing at the bottom of stems (common issue from lack of FAE)...
Okay, my mushrooms have white fuzz on the bottoms- not mycelium, rather the fuzz is "pointed" all over. This pointy fuzz only grows on the bottom of the mushroom, working its way up slowly.. and does not try to colonize the tray at all.. the tray "appears" contam free. You can pinch right thru the infected mushrooms- they just crack right open as if it ate the inside, therefore this fuzz appears to be consuming the mushroom.
The pic isn't the best but look closely and you can see the little spikes all over on this white fuzz.. if I had let them grow longer, the spikes would've grown longer and been more visible... The pic isn't the best but look closely and you can see the little spikes all over on this white fuzz.. unlike normal stem myc.
Update: It is some kind of contam for sure, I decided to spray this fuzz with a mister, and the fuzz went away. But I already knew it was a contam I just figured at least one other person in the world has experienced a similiar issue.. and I'm curious what it is.
Quote: I decided to spray this fuzz with a mister,
Peroxide or just plain water?
Just plain water and the fuzz literally dissapears. I've had myc up the stems... it's very common.. that's not what this is, this shit is fuzzy with white "hairs" sticking out all over kind of porcupine like, It's not a question if it's a contam, the question is what kind? It's surprising that I'm the only person who's experienced this.
I could almost guarantee it's mycelium. It looks like mycelium. It's growing exactly where and how mycelium commonly grows on mushroom stems. And whereas mold would always colonize the substrate first and rarely and only after an extended period of time grow onto a mushroom, the growth is on the mushroom alone and not the substrate.
What might be throwing you off is genetic difference and if there something else wrong with the stem, perhaps exposed to unusual conditions that damaged it in some way, the mycelium growing off it might take a slightly different form.
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