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Contam or not contam... that is the ?
    #1701560 - 07/10/03 02:50 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

What do you think?


The smell is NOT pleasant but is exactly what my pet sloth would expect a week old pile of incubated compost and straw to smell like. It is moderate to strong and is for lack of better terms "stail" This smell would fit into any laundry hamper or barnyard with no problem.

The Growth is all white in color with no visible sign of yellow, green, ect.

The growth is cottony and rises off the top of the substrate




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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: dickmcplentie]
    #1701824 - 07/10/03 07:07 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Is the smell amonia like ?
Anyway, i've had a similar thing with straw a couple of times. The mycelium germinates and colonizes mostly the top and it becomes weak, it's called stroma, if the mycelium doesn't get thicker in a week, you should dispose the whole stuff.
Btw, that casing looks very wet.

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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: MAIA]
    #1701847 - 07/10/03 07:43 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

HoHo has had that problem too. The rancid smell on horse shit.
At first HoHo thought it was cobweb... so HoHo threw it in a tub, then a lot of pinheads started forming...

You should be fine, as long as its colonized all the way thru.


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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: daba]
    #1701928 - 07/10/03 10:11 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

she followed a tek from the grow log forum. The tek calls for simply covering the tray with foil (no holes) and leaving it for 5 days. she followed this tek because she's waiting on a few peices of equipment and it sounded like she could keep this uncontaminated. She's confident that this is to blame at least in part.

What should she be doing to help?

The smell isn't ammonia, it really smells like stail shit & straw.


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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: dickmcplentie]
    #1702049 - 07/10/03 11:27 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Maybe bacterial contamination. There's not much you can do now.
Wait and see if the one week period does bring something better.

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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: MAIA]
    #1702519 - 07/10/03 02:34 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

So you wouldn't unwrap, or poke holes in the foil? It is currently in a Sterlite Box with nothing in it other than the 2 trays. She can set up perlite, H2o2, ect. for humidity, but she is waiting on a cool mist humidifier for air exchange. She can always fan it but it will do very little good with the foil on.

Thanks for the help


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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: dickmcplentie]
    #1703187 - 07/10/03 05:35 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

No don't fan, that's not needed at this stage.
Some of what you're doing is correct, i also let casings colonize with foil, holes and everything but don't unwrap at all. The problem is, the mycelium should colonize the substrate and become a solid white block. Try this, pull the substrate with a sterile knife and see how it's going at the sides and bottom, then report back.

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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: MAIA]
    #1703204 - 07/10/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

will do


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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: dickmcplentie]
    #1707702 - 07/12/03 02:58 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

So the tray that she had open to get the pics above is green as can be, therefore trash. The other looks & smells good, she can only hope that alcohol did the trick & it didn't get contaminated while she was checking it.
She looked through the substrate and it looked like growth had started throughout casing, It looked fairly even and was probably just to immature to have formed anything ryzo, thus the look of cobweb. She has decided to chalk this one up to inexperience and push on.

Any help would be great, but at this point there is little she can do but sit and wait for the other tray to do whatever it is going to do.


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Re: Contam or not contam... that is the ? [Re: dickmcplentie]
    #1708173 - 07/12/03 11:42 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Sad to know that, Not much you can do.
Good luck with the next try !

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