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Offlinemonkeymagic
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Pink and yellow mold
    #1768918 - 08/01/03 12:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I have tried to make about 8 quart wild bird seed jars and everytime i do it, it looks good for about 1 week... fully colonized. Then all of a sudden i take a look and it has pink and yellow mold in it! It has happened to every one of my jars. I have soaked the WBS in water for 12 hours before i PC them and i have also simmered it for 30 mins. They both get the same thing. Then only thing i can think of is when i PC the jars they don't fit standing up. I have to lean them against a glass bottle inside. They are at about a 55 degree angle. Next i'm going to try pint jars, hopefully that will work better.
Any one have this problem, or any suggestions?

PS this last time i inocced in a glovebox, but still same contams.

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Re: Pink and yellow mold [Re: monkeymagic]
    #1768965 - 08/01/03 12:55 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Are you certain the your spores are clean?


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Re: Pink and yellow mold [Re: Seuss]
    #1768991 - 08/01/03 01:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'm pretty sure. I got them from a vendor, ralphsters spores. They are probably like 4-6 months old, but I don't think that matters at all.


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Re: Pink and yellow mold [Re: monkeymagic]
    #1770102 - 08/01/03 05:37 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

How do you clean the needle between inoculations ?

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Re: Pink and yellow mold [Re: MAIA]
    #1770513 - 08/01/03 07:16 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i flame steralized it... although i do not have an alcohol lamp. I used i regular lighter and left it on for a good 15 seconds.
Oh yeah, and one more thing i forgot to mention. I used two different syringes, but still got the same contamination.
I'm just about ready to trash everything and scrub down my closet


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Re: Pink and yellow mold [Re: monkeymagic]
    #1777434 - 08/04/03 05:38 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Do you know you have to sweep the needle with alcohol after you flame it ?
Anyway, you should try good old PF Tek.

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