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Scaly skin on cakes
    #1736817 - 07/22/03 01:22 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

My cats lucky leprechaun put his cakes in his perlite terrarium and was waiting for the pins to form. However instead of the myc getting all fluffy it appears to be getting a strange skin on it. Is this due to not enough moisture? The cakes are all still white with bue bruising however this skin doesnt form knots and or pins. Anyone ever experience this before? It is almost like a thin sheet of plastic that the mycelium has turned into. Anyone have any ideas how he can get it nice and fluffy again? Is this a contam? Any helpo would be appreciated.... thanks...

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Re: Scaly skin on cakes [Re: Dracks]
    #1736982 - 07/22/03 02:21 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

maybe a little dry. you could take it out and dunk it, but it's easiest to just increase the humidity in the terrarium, methinks. but i don't know shit about cakes.


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Re: Scaly skin on cakes [Re: shirley knott]
    #1737410 - 07/22/03 06:28 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds like your cakes are too dry and some overlay is forming. Try raising the RH in the terrarium as shirley knott suggested. Dunking will add water to the cake, but it won't prevent the outside layers of the cake from dehydrating as long as the rh in the terrarium is too low.

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