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whats the worst that could happen.......
    #1325264 - 02/21/03 06:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

if you ingest a contaminate? could you really die? isent the worst that could happen was that youd become violently sick?


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Re: whats the worst that could happen....... [Re: sancho]
    #1325308 - 02/21/03 07:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It depends on the dose and type of contamination i would think, my friend ingest 2 grams of a contaminated one and he got very ill i wouldnt reccomend it.


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Re: whats the worst that could happen....... [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #1325627 - 02/22/03 12:08 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)


throw it out ! :shocked: 


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Re: whats the worst that could happen....... [Re: sancho]
    #1326168 - 02/22/03 09:47 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

if you ingest a contaminate? could you really die?




Yes

Quote:

isent the worst that could happen was that youd become violently sick?




No



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Re: whats the worst that could happen....... [Re: sancho]
    #1329013 - 02/23/03 03:40 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Taken from the contamination FAQ:

Black Mold (also Yellow Mold and others) ? Aspergillus sp.

Very common in agar and grain culture, and in compost making. Found on most any organic substrate, Aspergillus prefers a near neutral to slightly basic pH. Well used wooden trays and shelves for holding compost are frequent habitats for this contaminant in the growing house.
Species range in color from yellow to green to black. Most frequently, Aspergillus species are greenish and similar to Penicillium.
Aspergillus niger, as its name implies, is black; Aspergillus flavus is yellow; Aspergillus clavatus is blue-green; Aspergillus fumigatus is grayish green; and Aspergillus veriscolor exhibits a variety of colors (greenish to pinkish to yellowish). These molds, like many others, change in color and appearance according to the medium on which they occur. Several species are thermophilic.
Some Aspergillus species are toxic. Aspergillus flavus, a yellow to yellowish green species, produces the deadly aflatoxins. A. flavus attacks cottonseed meals, peanuts and other seeds high in oil that have been stored in hot, damp environments. Of all the biologically produced toxins, the aflatoxins are the most potent hepatacarcinogens yet found. The toxicity of this species was largely unknown until, in 1960, 100,000 turkeys mysteriously died from an outbreak of this disease in Great Britain.
Since A. flavus grows on practically all types of grain, this species is of serious concern to mushroom spawn producers. Careful handling of any molds, particulary those of the genus Aspergillus, should be a primary responsibility of all managers and workers in mushroom farms.
Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger, two thermotolerant mesophiles, are also pathogenic to humans in concentrated quantities. The affliction is called aspergilliosis or "Mushroom Worker's Lung Disease". Spent compost is the most frequent source of Aspergillus fumigatus.




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    #1330085 - 02/24/03 01:34 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Penicillium is another common contam. If somebody is alergic and eats mushrooms that have been infected, the results can be deadly.


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    #1334130 - 02/25/03 10:53 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Worst that could happen = DEATH


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