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Bright red/purple inky contamination
    #1427059 - 04/03/03 09:14 PM (18 years, 9 months ago)

I decided to innoculate some jars with a syringe I made about 12 months ago. I never expected much, as it was made from a print taken from a mushroom picked in the wild.

The Mycelium is spreading really fast, but there's also this bright purple/red stuff in there. It looks really weird, not fuzzy at all. It looks like someone has injected a whole heap of red ink into the jar. There is also some black dots in the inky contamination.

They're going in the bin, of course. Just wondering if anyone knew what it was, or had experience with it before? Maybe 'lipstick mold?'

Oh yeah, just thought I'd add that the contam came from the wild mushroom print, not through unsterilised substrate or anything. The other substrate cakes innoculated with a sterile spore mixture are doing fine (well, no contamination - but no mycelium yet either).

It's a pity, you should see how fast this wild mycelium is spreading. Jars are half colonised after four days. Pity about the contam.

One of the jars shows good mycelium growth and only little dots of the red contam - is it possible the mycelium will successfully fight off the contam?

The contaminated jars have been removed from the heating tub, so they're now exposed to normal room temperature (19-24 degrees Celcius during the day). I haven't chucked them, but growth will probably slow or cease now.

I can provide photos if anyone is even interested.


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Re: Bright red/purple inky contamination [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1428137 - 04/04/03 08:19 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

i can't identify the contam but I can definitely recommend that you isolate wild prints with agar to avoid this problem in the future.


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Re: Bright red/purple inky contamination [Re: debianlinux]
    #1429581 - 04/04/03 07:24 PM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Bah, too much effort. I was just having a pot-shot.


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Re: Bright red/purple inky contamination [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1431416 - 04/05/03 03:13 PM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Forget about anything which is not pure white. Wild prints have to be worked out with agar.

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