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Offlinemattch1
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liquid culture success or contam?
    #1822878 - 08/17/03 03:41 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Hey guys,
I made a few liquid cultures about 2 months ago and forgot about them.  I just found them again, and theres a ball of white puff at the bottom of jar, and little floating on the top.  Is this the mycelium or is it contams?  attached are pictures of the jar.Thanks,
MC :mushroom2:


 


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: mattch1]
    #1822927 - 08/17/03 03:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i would say that LOOKS like mycellium,(really hard to tell though) all you can really do is try and innoc a few jars at first, see if they grow clean, if not, toss it all out and start again.


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: mattch1]
    #1822975 - 08/17/03 04:11 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

looks good to me, but kinda thin .
how old is it ?


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: GregHimself]
    #1822976 - 08/17/03 04:12 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

EDIT : deanofmean...
Quote:

I made a few liquid cultures about 2 months ago




Yeah, the reason alot of people dislike liquid teks is that it can be hard to tell mycelium from contams... but that looks like mycelium IMO


Edited by Odiumjunkie (08/17/03 04:14 PM)


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823027 - 08/17/03 04:24 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

IME, contams sink and mycellium floats... So i think the floating stuff is healthy myc. and the white stuff at the bottom of the jar are contams. IMO and IME of course..... It's really hard to tell from the pic.s.....


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: ph_plus]
    #1823039 - 08/17/03 04:29 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

nansnook says


The wispy, emphermal stuff that stays on the bottom until you swirl it what a good clean culture should look like




:shake: IME mycelium sinks... :shake: 


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823077 - 08/17/03 04:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i may be wrong ..... :smile:


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: ph_plus]
    #1823084 - 08/17/03 04:39 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

So may I... :lol:

mattch1, I think we have, for the first time, established beyond doubt that mycelium either floats or sinks. May God have mercy on us all.


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823095 - 08/17/03 04:43 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it depends on the density of the water .
when i use tap water myc. floats .
in spring water it sinks .


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: deanofmean]
    #1823109 - 08/17/03 04:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Genius...


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823121 - 08/17/03 04:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

not really, i've just been doing this awhile . :smile: 


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823126 - 08/17/03 04:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Agreed!.... I should have spent months to ....... to....... what the hell!!!!.... That's deadly logical!....


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Edited by ph_plus (08/17/03 04:54 PM)


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: ph_plus]
    #1823129 - 08/17/03 04:54 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Mayby I could combine the awesome powers of tap water and spring water to suspend my mycelium in the middle of the jar... I mean, everyone would pay to see that right... It would be like... all suspended and stuff


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Re: liquid culture success or contam? [Re: OJK]
    #1823138 - 08/17/03 04:57 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

and you could rent 'em to a circus..... Miracle Mycellium Spots! They suspend!.... :lol:


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