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Mycelium or Mould?
    #2133709 - 11/25/03 12:09 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Hello! below is a link to my first attempt at mushroom cultivation.
Would you please look at the picture and help me determine whether this is Mould or Mycelium?



I know the picture isnt very clear but maybe experienced shroomers would know :smile:
They have been innoculated for just under 2 weeks now, I thought there should be more mycelium by now - if it isnt mould, obviously my conditions arnt quite right.
Any info would be appreciated please :smile: 


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: mikeyASD]
    #2133713 - 11/25/03 12:10 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Pics are fuzzy, but i'd say you got yourself a good set of myco, your all good.


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: mikeyASD]
    #2133717 - 11/25/03 12:13 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it isnt a very good pick, but it sure does look like mycelia to me. what temp are you incubating at?


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: automan]
    #2133729 - 11/25/03 12:19 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I agree, it grows in the same pattern as mycelium.


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: SixCee]
    #2133757 - 11/25/03 12:33 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The top of my wardrobe is 25.5 degrees
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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: mikeyASD]
    #2133888 - 11/25/03 01:49 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

pic is weird but looks like mycelium from here


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: GonzoCool]
    #2133951 - 11/25/03 02:15 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Any suggestions as to why it is growing so slowly?


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: mikeyASD]
    #2134137 - 11/25/03 03:45 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it could be a variety of things from the moisture content of your substrate to the amount of spore solution you used. Before beginning this of course you would have done all the prerequisite research and you know that using a heavier spore injection results in faster colonization.


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: mikeyASD]
    #2134367 - 11/25/03 09:30 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

That pic is horrid. But stalled jars usually indicate a couple things: Too much moisture, lack of air exchange, improper incubation temps, the substrate could be too packed (this goes along with too much water) or a contam (smell it to find out).


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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: soochi]
    #2134424 - 11/25/03 10:04 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I can't see anything in those pics.... If it's slow-growing white shit it's mycelium. As long as it keeps growing it's fine -- if it stops growing altogether there's a problem.

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Re: Mycelium or Mould? [Re: micro]
    #2134575 - 11/25/03 11:47 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I would put them in a warm dark place and forget about them for about a week. As long as the are sealed pretty good I would suggest the hotwater heater closet.


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