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Offlinebemmers1
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Serious Dilemma...please help me!!
    #1724188 - 07/17/03 09:06 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

OK, this is my problem. My straw substrate was supposed to be colonized in about twelve days and it has now been over a month. The mycellium was growing well, and has now covered about 40% of the straw, but growth has been stopped for well over a week. Should I case this even though it isn't fully colonized? I know this is dangerous, but it seems that the mycellium has stopped growing and I don't want what I have to just dry out and get contaminated. Thanks for any suggestions!


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: bemmers1]
    #1724198 - 07/17/03 09:14 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Are u giving it enough air?? very important but if so slow or stopping growth could be a contam thats not yet visible.


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: phobey]
    #1724210 - 07/17/03 09:24 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

what do you mean by straw substrate, you said should i just case it.are you using straw to spawn something.maybe i misunderstood.sounds like your using straw in jars or something like you would a grain.i don't think that works rly that good so i've heard.mycelium loves straw and well ripp right through it unless theres a contam in there.


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: bemmers1]
    #1724258 - 07/17/03 10:23 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

My friend has never had any luck with plain straw.
Now straw/dung mix......thats a different story :grin:
Personally, I'd throw it out and try again. 


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: MrMaddHatter]
    #1724334 - 07/17/03 11:12 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

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MrMaddHatter said:
Personally, I'd throw it out and try again.   




throw is out?. . . . outside maybe.  :grin: 


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: switchstants]
    #1724350 - 07/17/03 11:21 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Yea, didn't even think of that. Thats an even better idea. Too early in the mornin for me :nut:


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: switchstants]
    #1724352 - 07/17/03 11:21 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for the help. I actually sprayed the non-colonized areas with some water yestertday, figured it was dry too. I am spawning on straw. my bad. It is a stupid kit, which I'll never use again, and cost me a fortune so throwing it out isn't really an option or I would. Any other pointers? Maybe I'll just try casing and see what happens.....


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: bemmers1]
    #1724380 - 07/17/03 11:39 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

If you want to case a media that isn't fully colonized (which is probably due to contam, maybe water ratio is off) you want to make sure that their is no un-colonized material under your casing layer to attract / nourish contams, and you wanna make suer that you rinse off the growing mycelia with some hydrogen peroxide to kill any nasty spores that may have alighted there.
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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: lysergic]
    #1724949 - 07/17/03 04:17 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

This sounds like a good idea, thanks for the help. I was thinking of maybe covering the uncolonized areas in salt and the colonized areas in the soil casing...what do you guys think? Any other ideas?


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Re: Serious Dilemma...please help me!! [Re: bemmers1]
    #1724971 - 07/17/03 04:29 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Another questio...the mycelium is growing up the sides of the stupid box that I got with this stupid kit. Before I case should I scrape this mycelium off so none is above the casing layer or what?


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