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OfflineYellowSubmarine
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The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1
    #1127351 - 12/10/02 02:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well that's it. Just threw away 2 more casings. They caught the mold. How do I prevent this from happening in the future?

Where can I get polyfill or Tyvek filters so I can control what air gets pumped into my system.

Where can I buy that stuff I think it's h2o2 so I can treat the water that's being sprayed into my terrarium.

Any other suggestions about why I always get molds on my casings? Could it be the humidity levels or the damp perilite?

Thanks


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #1127375 - 12/10/02 02:17 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Where can I get polyfill or Tyvek filters so I can control what air gets pumped into my system. 


You can get polyfil in the crafts department at Walmart, and tyvek can be obtained at the post office (in envelope form).
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Where can I get polyfill or Tyvek filters so I can control what air gets pumped into my system. 


Pick that up in the pharmacy dept of walmart after you got your polyfil.
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Any other suggestions about why I always get molds on my casings? Could it be the humidity levels or the damp perilite?


It could be many reasons: improper sterilization of the substrate, filthy growing condtions, filthy grower, etc. 

Hint- Lysol is your friend :laugh:


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: Skikid16]
    #1127408 - 12/10/02 02:30 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

haha. filthy grower....


where can you get h202 to treat the water source?

I got 2 good flushes out of these casings so I don't think it is the substrate but, how can one go about properly sterilizing casing layers?


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #1127412 - 12/10/02 02:31 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

oh yeah, how often does one lysol and when? every time you open the lid? everytime you prepare a casing layer?


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #1127491 - 12/10/02 03:03 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

H2O2 is Hydrogen Peroxide, i think it's like maybe $1.50 for a bottle at any pharmacy.....I've been told by my neighbor's cat that h2o2 breaks down in sunlight,and was also told that the bottle the peroxide comes in works well for not letting in any light


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: YellowSubmarine]
    #1127517 - 12/10/02 03:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

In reply to:

oh yeah, how often does one lysol and when? every time you open the lid? everytime you prepare a casing layer?


I spray before every fanning, I also wipe my arms with an alcohol soaked towel, and while fanning, I try not to breathe on my casings.
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how can one go about properly sterilizing casing layers?


I actually pasteurize my 50/50+, sorry for the confusion of saying sterilize. here's a tek http://www.thehawkseye.com/50-50casing.html


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Re: The fungus that attacked the Cakes.. Chapter 1 [Re: Skikid16]
    #1127541 - 12/10/02 03:16 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

thanks for the good info guys. i've actually been overly careless about my crop lately. i derserved it. haha  :wink:


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