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1st grow - contam? pix
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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: Adden]
    #2181838 - 12/16/03 08:45 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

thanks . kinda new at message boards.
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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: aelsbeth]
    #2181878 - 12/16/03 09:26 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Sure no prob. Here's an example.

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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: aelsbeth]
    #2184706 - 12/17/03 07:17 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Are you exposing the jars to light ?
For how long are they incubating ?
I think you're right about jar 1 and 3 but the others look like the mycelium is weak, maybe fighting something...
Anyway, only time will tell. Try un taping the holes and flipping the jars, if they are not ready in a week or so, you should toss them.
And thanks for that fix s2dope !

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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: MAIA]
    #2184737 - 12/17/03 08:48 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks, I'll do as you said and then wait.
They are in the dark and have been incubating for almost 3 weeks now. Since it's cold here, the temps fluctuate between 70 and 75F in the incubator, even with a reptile heater underneath. The discoloration has been there for about a week and not really changed. The rest of the jar does seem to be colonizing fine.
Thansk for the help.
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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: aelsbeth]
    #2184801 - 12/17/03 09:56 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Can you describe your incubator ?
You can achieve higher temperatures with some tweaks or with a different setup.

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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: MAIA]
    #2186011 - 12/17/03 08:13 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

The incubator is a large, translucent underbed type rubbermaid storage container. Right now it's under the bed so that it remains dark. It's raised just a couple of inches off the floor so that the reptile heater doesn't become a real fire hazard. I've made a ridge around the top lip so that the lid seals in order to keep heat/future humidity levels high.
We have wooden floors and it's quite cold where I am so not much in the house can stay toasty warm. When the heat is running, the box heats up to about 75F, but when it rests, it's at about 68F.
When I birth the cakes, I'll have a layer of perlite in the bottom.
I think that's it.
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Re: 1st grow - contam? pix [Re: aelsbeth]
    #2192921 - 12/20/03 03:29 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

If you can stack another container, it would be a good idea if you could buy a new one, just like the one you have now. Then, put water in the bottom, get an aquarium heater and dunk it in the water. Stack the terrarium and control the temperature with the heater.
Another setup. I've tried using the heater at the bottom of the terrarium and inside the perlite, without the second container. To do this you have to put a thick layer of perlite and more water. Adjusting a 25W heater at minimum potency should be enough for a medium/big container. This setup is more risky than other setups because you have to be very cautious to maintain a safe water level or else the heater will toast as the water evaporates. Anyway, adding more water twice a week is not that hard, just don't forget to do it.

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