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Question about Trich. contamination
    #11412028 - 11/08/09 05:45 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

howdy,
thanks to this website I have had lots of success growing mushrooms from cakes, which is awesome. 

however, I have recently been quite busy, and last week I went for about 5 days without fanning the inside of my poor man's pod, which I usually fan a few times daily.

when I went to check on the cakes that I had in there after the 5 days of not fanning, I found one cake had a huge spot of what I believe was trich growing on it.  about 1/3 of the cake was covered in the white mold (which had a few spots of green on it).

I disposed of the cake immediately, as well as the others that were in there. I even threw out the two cakes I had recently birthed that hadn't even flushed yet, just to be on the safe side.  I was going out of town for the weekend and didn't wanted to come back to a fruiting chamber full of trich-cakes.

I've never had a contamination before, until now.  I think it could've had something to do with that fact that I was a bit reckless while handling this particularly cake in between flushes/ not fanning for days.  It was also on the 3rd flush, so I think it could've been the weakened mycelium.

Basically, my question is.  Do you guys think I should attempt to sterilize my poor man's pod before I start using it again?  Only one cake in there got trich, the others seemed to be fine, even though I chose to toss them.

Is my next grow a sure fail?  Are there too many trich spores in my fruiting chamber now, or does it probably not matter??

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I usually have great luck with the search function here, but I couldn't really find anything on this. 

Thanks!


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Re: Question about Trich. contamination [Re: shroomtown]
    #11412085 - 11/08/09 05:53 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I would clean out the PMP with bleach+water rinse it good and use again


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Re: Question about Trich. contamination [Re: Shea25]
    #11412140 - 11/08/09 06:02 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

thanks for the response :laugh: 

do you think I should clean the geolite with bleach as well?

any other responses are greatly appreciated!!!  thanks guys!


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Re: Question about Trich. contamination [Re: shroomtown]
    #11412213 - 11/08/09 06:13 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Put the geolite in a cloth bag and soak it under the bleach water.


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Re: Question about Trich. contamination [Re: Breakfast Crew]
    #11412902 - 11/08/09 07:59 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

bleach kills bacteria not trich
it would be helpful to clean it out with bleach but make sure you follow it up with another cleaning using 70% isopropyl aka rubbing alcohol
alcohol kills spores because when its mixed with water gets into the spores to kill them through osmosis
bleach will not be accepted however into the walls of the spore as well or at all


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