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OfflineJSshroom
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Re: A word about Contams [Re: ildanach]
    #7156467 - 07/10/07 03:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

sounds like you have a general allergy to fungus. To bad for you its the psilly kind


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: strawberryscoop]
    #8466809 - 05/31/08 10:56 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I would never eat a mushroom from a contaminated cake...nothing ruins a trip like thinking you're dying.

Speaking of DYING, can anyone point me to a PICTURE of the purple/pink contam that causes meningitis?

thanks!
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Ditto ftw. Reading this thread just makes me wonder sometimes.....


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: Karen]
    #10150852 - 04/12/09 09:03 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

This read was a great wake up for myself not to lead anyone to strange ideas but I suffered a CNS Lesion and lost my memory, I ASSURE U All that this was not self induced by any way, I won't get into detail.

I am having great Dreams and hopes of Success once I pick up a Pressure Cooker and some Spores;  G and I are gonna do the year round thing; and involving one of the Hallucinogens I Cherish; I live in the Centre of the 'Land', so Psilocybe Shrooms around here are very rare in nature.  I DON'T Want to brew up any Botulism or AIDS (hehe)..just kidding

Thanks for bringing up the SO MOST Important Topic! When I tryed at 17 It never dawned on me what I could end up producing, so this time I'm hoping P. Cubensis under the Bed ALL THE WAY!

Thanks to the P.C. God, for through my fears directing me through life safely. 



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Re: A word about Contams [Re: Dr.Feild Monkey]
    #10297368 - 05/06/09 05:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Shit, this is one of the most interesting and probably important mushroom threads Ive found so far personally...

SWIM just had to throw out TWELVE JARS that all had mycelium showing because of a grey nasty smelling mold.  I think it may have been "cobweb mold" but it was SWIMs first attempt at spawning mushrooms, so thats just my guess at what it was.

Anyways I was dumping SWIM's jars in the trash a couple days ago and stupidly took a few big inhales close to it, and all of these jars had to be like around 75% colonized with the gray shit.  Now, I realize this was a retarded move.  I had a dirty chest cough the rest of the day and was like coughing my fucking lungs out right after I did it.  Now its mostly gone away, its just like a small phlemy cough, but its definitly going away.  Thank fucking god it wasnt a worse kind of mold, i am relieved.  I was thinking about going to a doctor... I still might if it doesnt go away or gets bad again.  Ill just tell the doc I was cleaning a moldy fridge, that sounds believable lol

I like this thread tho... interesting stuff on here


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: MrHankyTheXmsPoo]
    #10411085 - 05/28/09 01:13 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Funny, while reading this thread SWIM had to throw out a jar because a slimey grey & red mass that was taking over its own little corner of the glass.  Before that SWIM's last casualty was to the black mold of doom.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: Alpheus]
    #10795939 - 08/04/09 01:43 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

quick question. im a newbie on mushroom growing and i couldnt find anything about this topic.

what if i boiled a contaminated mushrooms and make a tea out of it? is that gonna kill any harmful bacterias / molds?


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: jinzakk]
    #10798974 - 08/04/09 04:03 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Maybe, maybe not.

The thing is that it doesn't really matter if they are live or dead. The spores that some people are allergic to will still cause a reaction weather they're live or dead. Some of the toxins that might be present will be destroyed by heat, but some won't.

You'd be taking your chances the same as if you ate some moldy bread. 99.999% of the time you'd be fine, but you can never tell if some sort of rare bacteria or mold was present. It's extremely rare, but it's possible.

As far as is known there's never been a verified case here of medical problems from contaminated substrate or mushrooms.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: littlegnome]
    #10938697 - 08/26/09 01:56 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Hi everyone, I am very interested in growing magic mushrooms and my roommate told me that it would be a very bad idea because the spores can get into the ceiling and walls and create toxic mold which then can get the house condemned. Is this true? and if so can i just put a air filter beside my terrarium?


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: Chrismcd13]
    #10940598 - 08/26/09 12:15 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

That is untrue. The mushroom spores will only produce mushroom mycelium, which will only produce mushroom fruits, which drop mushroom spores.

However, it is a valid concern, because growing mushrooms needs a humid environment. This humid environment benefits the mushrooms AND foreign mold (which is floating around everywhere). So you might experience contaminated substrate

Most home air filters will do nothing but catch large particles such as dust and dirt; they will not filter spores from the air.

I recommend this video series:
http://www.mushroomvideos.com/BRF-Pf-Tek

Also, don't grow if your roommate disagrees


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #11046293 - 09/12/09 02:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have jars that have been colonizing for about 2 weeks now and a couple of them are developing faint yellow on the oustide of the cake. i'm just wondering if this is normal or if i should just chuck them and try again. or if it's possible to do a transfer with an uncontaminated piece of cake to transfer to a sterile one to start over. thanks a lot for your help.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: rosco420i]
    #11065294 - 09/15/09 07:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You're better off starting a new thread and posting a picture of your jar. Yellow could mean metabolites, but it could also mean mold.

There's no way to transfer it reliably. If you have a sterile jar, just inoculate it with spores


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: rosco420i]
    #11100965 - 09/21/09 05:03 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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I have jars that have been colonizing for about 2 weeks now and a couple of them are developing faint yellow on the oustide of the cake. i'm just wondering if this is normal or if i should just chuck them and try again. or if it's possible to do a transfer with an uncontaminated piece of cake to transfer to a sterile one to start over. thanks a lot for your help.




I had a jar that I forgot about on my computer desk,I found it the other day and it had some yellow in it, but it was full of shrooms. I picked the mushrooms from the healthy mycelium and let them dry, now I'm debating on whether to eat them or not.

I won't be gettin my hands on any shrooms for a while, should I eat these? Are there any serious health risks? Sorry no pics.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: Chad_7]
    #11107987 - 09/22/09 07:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

how old are they? the yellow is likely to be metabolites

don't eat the mushrooms if they are rotting or stink of bacteria


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: ABC]
    #11967304 - 02/05/10 10:23 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

This was much needed - Thanks.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: neutralizer]
    #12966842 - 07/28/10 03:48 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

>How come we don't have to worry about contaminated mushrooms in the wild

because contaminated mushrooms in the wild RARELY if ever survive long enough. They die pretty fast in nature, it's our man made perfect conditions that can have two things growing beside each other while eventually coming to a balance. The more vectors you introduce, the less likely a mushroom becomes to survive contamination.


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: rave420]
    #13926616 - 02/08/11 12:22 PM (10 years, 11 months ago)

Good question. I guess mother nature is the best mycologist around...


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: littlegnome]
    #15314388 - 11/02/11 08:31 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

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littlegnome said:
last time i sniff funky cakes to see how funky it is




same lulz


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: kaskade]
    #15521895 - 12/15/11 06:56 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Wanted to gratefully thank you for this thread and the posts of YSJ.  I know I will be far less tempted to "go in unmasked" for a save on my contams on agar now. I am embarrassed, in regard to my 3 decade expertise in aquaculture, that I did not fundamentally grasp the exponentially  greater spore ratio in a cultured mold...of any species vrs. naturally occouring , or dispersed ammounts in a non-cultured environment.
Quite and eye-opener , and again : Thanks Shroomery

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Re: A word about Contams [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #15680402 - 01/17/12 10:52 PM (10 years, 11 days ago)

good info in here thx


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Re: A word about Contams [Re: blazedmonkey]
    #16954819 - 10/02/12 10:45 PM (9 years, 3 months ago)

one potato, two potato three potato, four


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