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Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha?
    #11346482 - 10/29/09 06:36 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

I plan on cultivating several strains in the upcoming weeks and was wondering if it is possible to get a cross contamination from kombucha?  I was last growing kombucha about 6 months ago and was wondering if there is any possibility that any kombucha spores or residue could affect my colonies?  I will be using the same area for my growth and fruiting so I just wanted to make sure that no kombucha could infect my mushrooms. 

I will not be using the same containers for my new growths as my kombucha. 

Also, can I use the 1 gallon sized glass cookie jars I was using for my kombucha (after sterilzation) for a grain inoculation or is that just too much?The cookie jars are similar to large mason/canning jars and cylindrical in shape. Non-tapered, but still has a mouth nearly as wide at the container, but the lid is just a simple glass lid that sits on top. Could I just seal these with tyvek? If I can re-use these for future growing projects that would be great!


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: kanglow]
    #11346493 - 10/29/09 06:38 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

Kombucha? Like the Kombucha mushroom people in the song sugar by System of a Down? Anybody? :grin:


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: Florida]
    #11346540 - 10/29/09 06:46 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

kombucha grows in liquid, so unless its a liquid culture i dont see how it would cross-contam and even then i doubt it . . kombucha is delicious


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: nightshd]
    #11346661 - 10/29/09 07:02 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

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Kombucha? Like the Kombucha mushroom people in the song sugar by System of a Down? Anybody? :grin:




If you name has anything to do with your physical location then we are neighbors!  I'm located in central Florida!  I have heard the song you are referring to, I just can't recall the name at this time. 

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kombucha grows in liquid, so unless its a liquid culture i dont see how it would cross-contam and even then i doubt it . . kombucha is delicious




Ok, cool.  I was leading the believe that, but I wanted to confirm with someone else.  Kombucha IS delicious!  I used to brew with green tea/black tea combo or white tea/green tea combo.  Many of my friends were skeptical to try it, but once they did they instantly became fans.  I was actually introduced to Kombucha from a friend's father who said he brewed his own tea.  After drinking it, he revealed that it was mushroom based and it immediately caught my attention (in a very good way!) I was so curious to try it myself that he sent me home with a culture and directions to brew my own.  Never have I felt so proud of myself by brewing my own mushroom tea. 

It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone with the passion for mycology.


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: kanglow]
    #11347035 - 10/29/09 08:02 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

"Sugar" by System Of A Down
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Yes we are I live in Northeast Florida
Fresh shrooms are legal in our state!!! Whooo! :w0ahhhhmahnnn:


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: Florida]
    #11347055 - 10/29/09 08:04 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

east cost of FL here

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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: noobieshroomie]
    #11347094 - 10/29/09 08:10 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

Had a "duh" moment...  lol.  Wow!  I think I need some sleep.  I'm from the WEST coast just north of Tampa...  lol.  What was I thinking?


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Re: Is it possible for cross contamination from Kombucha? [Re: kanglow]
    #11347107 - 10/29/09 08:12 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

i tried to reply but it said post was deleted

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