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Invisibledannycorona82
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What does coco coir smell like?
    #1989743 - 10/08/03 12:47 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, I know it sounds dumb, but I just started working with a coir casing and it smells a little off. The mycelium is colonizing the casing layer fine and I see no green or any other contam. I have more of the same casing material in a ziplock and it also smells a little funny. Could it be the way I sterilized it?(in the oven @ 200f for 2 hrs)


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: dannycorona82]
    #1989744 - 10/08/03 12:48 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Smells like what?

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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: micro]
    #1989757 - 10/08/03 12:52 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

It smells like if it was fermented or something, is that possible with coir?


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: dannycorona82]
    #1989768 - 10/08/03 12:54 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yeast. It shouldn't be too much of a problem -- just increase fresh air exchange (and lower humidity a bit if possible.)

That happens all the time to me and it almost never ruins the casing if you treat it properly.

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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: micro]
    #1989824 - 10/08/03 01:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Nice, thanks for the help... should I re sterilize the casing material I have left over?


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: dannycorona82]
    #1989906 - 10/08/03 01:48 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

200 f in an oven for 130 minutes? yeah it should smell burnt.
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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: Tremor1127]
    #1989923 - 10/08/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

it doesn't smell burnt...


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: Tremor1127]
    #1989924 - 10/08/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

it doesn't smell burnt...


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: Tremor1127]
    #1989927 - 10/08/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

was he perhaps adding water to it at intervals? and if he was I would hope he was using boiled/ing water.

I dunno, whenever my fish sterilizes coir he uses a PC.
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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: ar393]
    #1989934 - 10/08/03 01:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

no it was moistened and mixed with verm and then cooked.


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: dannycorona82]
    #1989935 - 10/08/03 01:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've had this exact same thing happen to me. Micro is absoultely right about it too...fan it a little and reduce the humidity a little.

Is it smelling when its wrapped up and colonizing in the incubator?

Just unwrap it in the incubator and you'll be okay.


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: angryshroom]
    #1990228 - 10/08/03 03:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

huh, in that case I will just shut my trap. :smile:


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Re: What does coco coir smell like? [Re: dannycorona82]
    #1990297 - 10/08/03 04:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've noticed a funny smell from coco coir as well tho I wouldn't consider it a bad smell...kinda like mothballs...anyways as soon as I was done incubating and put in teh fruiting chamber the smell dissappeared


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