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Invisiblepsyconaut
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Ugh
    #1149368 - 12/17/02 03:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I let my shiitake block rest far too long after the first flush (but in a relatively sterile environment). However, after soaking for 36 hours I noticed it had a kind of "skanky" smell. Is this relatively normal?

It's starting to pin, so we'll see what happens.

In other news, I lost my elm oyster block :-(

-psy


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Re: Ugh [Re: psyconaut]
    #1150148 - 12/17/02 09:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I wish I knew what  "skanky" means.  :grin:
My blocks also had kind of unpleasant smell after first soaking. They produced shrooms anyway and they still look healthy. It seems that they're very hard  to contaminate once they're colonized. I bet yours will be ok too.



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Re: Ugh [Re: zeronio]
    #1150156 - 12/17/02 09:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Somewhat foul and acrid, but not a sickly sweet smell like most bacterial infestations smell like.

I would tend to agree that it'll probably be okay....I doubt it'd be happily pinning right now if anything was too wrong. But just wondered if it were "normal".

I'm thinking shiitake blocks are about my favourite cultivation method and strain these days. :-)

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Ugh [Re: psyconaut]
    #1290228 - 02/08/03 06:28 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I did the exact same thing this week, except it's the 2nd flush on one block, and 4th on the other. I left it to go dormant for about 2 - 21/2 weeks. Then after a 24 hour soak, it smells foul. How did your project turn out? It smells like old chinese food in my house.


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Re: Ugh [Re: Raadt]
    #1298972 - 02/11/03 08:31 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Apart from the rancid smell, worked out okay. I noticed the fruit weren't as special as my first flush...

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Re: Ugh [Re: psyconaut]
    #1299131 - 02/11/03 09:16 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

What medium did you use and have you tryed before :smile: ive got some colanising pegs that are half done and i have more than i need for the logs ive got so im going to try and spawn some to a good medium(open question to all)any advise would be cool.

I was thinking of using oak wood chips and bran 4 to 1 but wondered what you all were using.


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Re: Ugh [Re: G a n j a]
    #1299359 - 02/11/03 10:20 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

1:3:1

alder chips/alder sawdust/bran


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