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OfflineAngryHatter
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Odd contamination question...
    #1455041 - 04/13/03 06:32 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Hey, I'm new and just wanted to introduce myself and start off with a question that I couldn't find an answer to...

If you have a jar that has already been innoculated and no mold at all is growing but no mycelium has started yet, does this mean that it will eventually begin to colonize? Is there a possibility that no mold will grow but it will never colonize?

Let's say that the strand is B+ and it was innoculated within 4-5 days. Thanks.


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: AngryHatter]
    #1455082 - 04/13/03 06:55 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Yes. If the conditions (temp,etc) are not correct it may not begin to colonize or may colonize very slowly. Another possibility...the spores you used to innoculate were dead/un-usable. If you experience the latter, you may not get colonization or mold. If condition are right and spores were viable, you shouldn't have a problem...it should start colonizing very soon.


Edited by Zwieback0 (04/13/03 06:58 PM)


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: AngryHatter]
    #1455084 - 04/13/03 06:56 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

what is your temp


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: fugu]
    #1455152 - 04/13/03 07:37 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Temp is 80 consistently.


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: AngryHatter]
    #1455261 - 04/13/03 08:21 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

You could pick up the temp a bit to speed things along. Give it a few more days, 4-5 is borderline. Probably too early to worry. Oh yeah, and it's strain, not strand.


Edited by cheesenoonions (04/13/03 08:44 PM)


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: cheesenoonions]
    #1455400 - 04/13/03 09:44 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

My deepest apologies on the typo. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: AngryHatter]
    #1455591 - 04/13/03 11:15 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I've heard of mycelium taking up too 2 months too start..so just gonna have too wait...I know it sucks but nothing you can do :smile:...I'm currently on my first grow...and I got lucky....mine showed first signs within 5-6 days and my temp is only around 70..I did some jars since first signs of growth and they all started within 5-6 days as well....actually I'm a couple days away from being able too case...and haven't had a contam yet :smile:


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: ]
    #1455820 - 04/14/03 12:50 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I've had some that took 21+ days to show a sign.
Don't give up!


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: sunburst]
    #1455888 - 04/14/03 01:21 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

do not wait that long.


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Re: Odd contamination question... [Re: fugu]
    #1457019 - 04/14/03 02:33 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

THese are REALLY long incubation times. IF you past 15 days, check your technique for flaws. Your temps are off, your substrate is too wet, your syringe making sucks, or there may be too much (or not enough for that matter) air exchange.


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