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OfflineHannibal88
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HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant
    #1962974 - 09/29/03 04:25 PM (14 years, 14 hours ago)

First, I have a spiderweb contaminant that has made its way over a good 2/3s of my casing pan. Okay, so I didn't catch it quick enough. Bottom line is I'm still getting pinning, but the spiderweb is attacking the fruits as well.

Two questions:
First, is spiderweb toxic, and can the fruits that have been attacked still be picked, cleaned off, and "studied"?

Second, how do you deal with the contaminant without killing your desired fungus?


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Re: HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant [Re: Hannibal88]
    #1962980 - 09/29/03 04:27 PM (14 years, 14 hours ago)

:confused: :thumbdown: :shake: 


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Re: HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant [Re: shirley knott]
    #1963014 - 09/29/03 04:38 PM (14 years, 13 hours ago)

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shirley knott said:
:confused: :thumbdown: :shake: 




Okay, I get the point, but that's not very helpful.


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Re: HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant [Re: shirley knott]
    #1963024 - 09/29/03 04:40 PM (14 years, 13 hours ago)

If you are referring to cobweb mold (greyish fluffy weblike stuff that spreads like hellfire), it can be successfully battled with straight 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, which may stall or retard mycelium briefly but won't do it any permanent harm.  Soak the shit out of it and stop that shit in its tracks! :evil:

Best to catch cobweb as early as possible before it spreads or gets into the underlying substrate of casings. :shake:


Whether your particular contam is toxic, who can say.  But otherwise healthy looking fruits can be washed and evaluated.  I hate to tell anyone to follow my foolhardy example, but if they looked OK, I'd eat 'em. 


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Re: HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #1963039 - 09/29/03 04:45 PM (14 years, 13 hours ago)

Thanks for the hydroxide advice. I tried removal with a red hot spoon before, and a bit of salt, but that doesn't seem to be working. Go figure.

Hopefully this resolves well.


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Re: HELP - Spiderweb Contaminant [Re: Hannibal88]
    #1963052 - 09/29/03 04:48 PM (14 years, 13 hours ago)

true, but when it's already as far gone as you said, it's usually too late to stop. two thirds coverage? i wouldn't recommend anything but the great outdoors for it, and quick, before it fills the air and future projects.

on a more constructive note, if you catch it early, cobweb can be beaten by peroxide, salt, lotsa tricks - take a wander through the contam forum. more importantly, it's a wakeup call to improve your cleanliness. where did it come from? hands? the air? almost any idea you can try to improve sterility will serve you well in the long run.

sorry, dude. it happens.


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