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Grow Kit Contam -
    #1530546 - 05/08/03 01:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

SWIM used three growkits successfully  (please no lectures about how kits are bad value for money :smile: ) but SWIM got this bag of shit out of his fourth one, after no less than 3 days since he placed it in the tank:



SWIM followed exactly the same procedure he did for the previous three kits so he can only imagine he must have got hold of a dud :frown:
Is this salvagable or is it a question of chucking it away and giving the tank an extremely good clean out and trying again?

It's a pity as SWIM found a ?25 growkit to be a good investment which gave pretty good yields :frown:


 


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Re: Grow Kit Contam - [Re: spleen]
    #1530615 - 05/08/03 01:53 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Is this salvagable or is it a question of chucking it away and giving the tank an extremely good clean out and trying again?




Second choice.
Btw, try to get perlite and use it to rise the humidity, just water is not a good choice and can lead to contamination.

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Re: Grow Kit Contam - [Re: MAIA]
    #1530649 - 05/08/03 02:03 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Btw, try to get perlite and use it to rise the humidity, just water is not a good choice and can lead to contamination.




Thought so :frown: SWIM Thanks you for the pointers

Has SWIM  just been lucky then with the previous kits?
SWIMs using boiled then cooled water or distilled water from work (SWIM works in a lab and the water is ultrapure HPLC grade) and so far the tank/water/aquarium heater has been fine.

Looks like SWIM is going to be up to his elbows in bleach solution pretty soon :smile: 


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Re: Grow Kit Contam - [Re: spleen]
    #1530891 - 05/08/03 03:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Has SWIM just been lucky then with the previous kits?




Most probably, contams are like "fish in the water", they can travel very easilly in this medium. Adding a pinch of bleach in the water used for humidification is allways a good idea, it doesn't hurt mushroom growth.

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Re: Grow Kit Contam - [Re: MAIA]
    #1537750 - 05/10/03 09:46 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, looks like trichoderma; what did you use for casing? Ususlly trichoderma is caused by either casing with non-decomposed plant matter or small amounts of uncolonized nutritious substrate.

It can also just be a high sporeload in the air; do you use a HEPA filter at all? It is a bad contaminant; I would spend a bit of time trying to salt, clean and isolate it and all of its spores.... the key is to try to catch the infection early on; that looks like too much to try to handle at once; maybe just throw it out if you have more, but there is a bit of a chance you can stop it (not much, though; sorry.)

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Re: Grow Kit Contam - [Re: micro]
    #1537931 - 05/10/03 11:19 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

that green nasty is sporulating and there is lots of it. Nothing is salvagable and get that nasty out of there before you spread its spores all over your grow area.

Id recommend a thourough clean up after a monster infection like that. You usually can spot the green earlier before it sporulates once you can notice how it grows.


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