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Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma
    #11175812 - 10/03/09 05:41 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I recently had a small breakout of trichoderma on some cased cakes that were pretty much spent of nutrients.  Now that i'm cleaning out my fruiting chambers, what is the recommended method of cleaning my fruiting tubs of trichoderma spores to ensure there is no new contam of the next batch of cakes going into the chambers.

Diluted bleach spray?  Peroxide water spray? Boiling water?  I just want to ensure that my next batch doesnt pickup the spores from this corrupted batch.

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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: Sunfrost]
    #11175820 - 10/03/09 05:43 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

i've heard that bleach breaks down into material that can be colonized by fungus. so idk if thats your best option.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: StaleShrooms]
    #11175864 - 10/03/09 05:50 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

just clean it with a wipe down of bleach, wipedon with vinagar....wipedown with alcohol, then spyar it with oust/lysol.... trich.. spores stick and cling .and its better safe then be sorry...


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: StaleShrooms]
    #11175892 - 10/03/09 05:55 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Bleach is getting a bad rap around here, (sorry trusted cultivators). I do realize that bleach does break down into contaminate food, this is true. BUT, bleach is one of the few chemicals that does not leave a residue IF you rinse it away properly. That is why it is used for fish aquariums. Soaps leave a residue and would kill the fishies.

If it were I, I would use a 10% bleach solution. Followed by a THOROUGH rinsing, followed by an alcohol wipe, which will evaporate.

Please don't flame me for using bleach. If done PROPERLY, it works well. :2cents:


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11175920 - 10/03/09 06:00 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

yes..10...% solution to water is what i meant...i wouldnt advise using 100% bleach....


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: botanisthype]
    #11175953 - 10/03/09 06:04 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)



I used that followed by a nice rinse and IPA rub-down. I'll let you know if the fungacides come to kill my grow in a week.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11176047 - 10/03/09 06:18 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

i use spic and span or lysol cleaning products


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11176079 - 10/03/09 06:26 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

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BrandNewbie said:
Please don't flame me for using bleach. If done PROPERLY, it works well. :2cents:




Bleach does what it does, but it doesn't do everything.
It's very effective against bacteria, that's why it's such a great foodservice sanitizer. Against spores, it's less effective.

And even 10% is high- really just a capful in a bucket of water is enough, that will get you to about 100ppm.

Warm water wash w/ soap, rinse w/ water, rinse w/dilute bleach, rinse w/ clean water. That'll clean almost anything off of almost anything.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: Sunfrost]
    #11176140 - 10/03/09 06:43 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks everyone!  Great advise, lysol is what i have on hand and is therefore what I will use. 

Just wanted to make sure I didnt have to burn my fruiting chambers to kill the little buggers.

Anyways, thanks again, always quick and accurate info from this forum.

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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: Sunfrost]
    #11176204 - 10/03/09 06:58 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Napalm, dynamite, and flamethrowers are also very effective. however, lysol and some soap should be a good alternative.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11176251 - 10/03/09 07:11 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

i soak my shotguns with bleach water between flushes. i put the tub in the tub and soak a few hrs then rinse with really hot water, sides inside & out. from there i put the top back on allow it to drain a few hrs, fluff the perlite a bit and put it back in my area after i wipe that down with bleach water as well.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11176255 - 10/03/09 07:11 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

:nonono: Dynamite just spreads the spores around!


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: Doc_T]
    #11176303 - 10/03/09 07:24 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

i use 50% alcohol. i take a full bottle of it and dump it into the FC and let that sit over night.

then i wash it with hot water, and bam good 2 go.

no probs so far with this method.


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Re: Cleaning Fruiting Chamber of Trichoderma [Re: brand0n]
    #11176361 - 10/03/09 07:36 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

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:nonono: Dynamite just spreads the spores around!




Thats why you hit it with the flamethrower first, duh.


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