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OfflineNoFuture
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ack!... contam?
    #1578606 - 05/26/03 04:04 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

my friend has these birdseed jars that have been chillin' for about a week and are just starting to colonize... temp has been good and grow area is pretty sterile, the myclecium has started at the bottom of the jars and is very white and healthy looking except for some light brown swirls that look similar to a coffee stain.... its not very noticable and im prolly overreacting ( i hope )... any1 ever seen contam that looks like this?


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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: NoFuture]
    #1578656 - 05/26/03 04:19 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

could be dehydrated mycelium, open it up and give it a smell.


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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: soochi]
    #1578790 - 05/26/03 05:16 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

Be carefull opening things up and taken big wiffs of contams..............


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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: NoFuture]
    #1578830 - 05/26/03 05:34 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

My friend has seen a light brown discoloration to small areas of the mycelium. He associates it with dry conditions/substrate.

He says not to worry about it so long as the mycelium shows steady growth. If growth stalls you might try rehydration.

Opening jars to check for contams is a bad idea. You'll only expose the uncolonized substrate to further contamination. You should be able to see and/or smell any contams with out opening the containers anyway.


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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: dog]
    #1579055 - 05/26/03 07:26 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

i see.... overal my friend says mycelium looks nice and healthy... how would he go about rehydrating.... just adding small amounts of distilled water?


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Re: ack!... contam? *DELETED* [Re: NoFuture]
    #1579117 - 05/26/03 07:49 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: Quintessence]
    #1579141 - 05/26/03 07:58 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

sweet!... ty for the link, it doesnt look like anything on the page, im probably just paring out, ill let it chill for a while and if it starts to reak or get worse ill have to toss it...


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Re: ack!... contam? [Re: NoFuture]
    #1579231 - 05/26/03 08:32 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

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how would he go about rehydrating.... just adding small amounts of distilled water?



Distilled water, tap water, whatever. Just make sure that you STERILIZE it before using it. Add a small amount, wait for signs of recovery and if necessary add a bit more.


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