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birdseed... contam?
    #1254579 - 01/28/03 08:06 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

My first experiment with birdseed is nearing 100% colonization (I think). Several areas of the jar look funky to me, but I do not know if it a contaminant or just my inexperience with birdseed. What do you think?

EDIT: There is no nasty smell coming through the filter.

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Re: birdseed... contam? [Re: dog]
    #1254593 - 01/28/03 08:09 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

looks strange to me, my jars are usually pure white - sometimes i'll get the mycellium piss (yellow metabolite) in them. I can't say for sure, but it looks like a contam - wait it out a few days, and if it's growing it's contam - if not, smell it and make sure it seems safe (waft the smell to your nose with a fanning motion of your hand, do not stick your nose in it).


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Re: birdseed... contam? [Re: dog]
    #1255462 - 01/28/03 12:43 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Looks to me like you used a little too much water and got a bacterial contam. I would wait and see if the mycelium overtakes it.

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