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Well I made my usual maintenance rounds this morning and to my surprise... a contamination in one of my bulk grows. I haven't had any since I switched to straw so I was a little surprised. Anyways, I took it out and started disecting it in hopes of saving it and everywhere I went in it, it was contaminated. What's weird is that the surface (except for a tiny patch in a corner was completely contaminate free while the entire substrate was green. I've had problems with trich before so I'm familiar with the symptoms, but this shit was crazy. It was... I guess you'd say dusty which I guess was probably spores. I've never seen anything like it. Anyone have an idea what it could have been: it was a very dark green and as I said, Dusty? And it didnt touch the coir, just the straw. Needless to say it recieved a hasty trip to the dumpster.
Tough to say; Trich can vary in the shade of green, but Aspergillus/Penicillium can vary even more so----anything blue-green to dark-green can fall into that category, and only a microscope can tell for sure. I don't know what to say about the 'dustiness', except that it's bad news Good luck with the others, hope it didn't spread.
If its going to spread now it will be on the surface of your other grows. Whatch for Growth of a different shade of white on your trays. If you can spot it before it starts producing green spores it will be that much easier to get rid of. Good luck