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OfflineJapher
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Cobweb mold... definite id?
    #408300 - 09/29/01 02:53 PM (20 years, 23 days ago)

about a week ago i cased two cakes with plain moist verm. i'm now worried that the growth on the casing layer is cobweb mold and not mycelium.

i know it's a hard to explain to a beginner, but is there any definitive visual difference between mycelium and cobweb mold? i mean, this just looks like mycelium to me :-

(this is not my casing, just an example that is supposed to be cobweb mold, but i find it hard to tell)

most of the colonisation on my casing looks like small, fuzzy balls of white. say, about the size of a piece of verm, but a hairy white ball.

also, the fuzz looks (hard to explain) kind of powdery maybe. i don't mean the actual growth looks powdery, but it looks as if there could be millions of tiny (and i mean absolutely minute, like the size of a grain of flour) water droplets throughout the growth.

so... good or bad?

Edited by Japher on 09/29/01 10:12 PM.



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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Japher]
    #408396 - 09/29/01 05:25 PM (20 years, 23 days ago)

The best thing that I can tell you is that cobweb mold is grey. Look hard and see if its white or grey.



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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Japher]
    #408716 - 09/30/01 01:09 AM (20 years, 23 days ago)

My friend had what I think is cobweb mold and it wasn,t as white (definately more greyish) in color and had a much more whispy appearance. Think for a minute...
...does a cobweb seem to take on such a thick white "look"?
Wait for an "expert" but my guess is that that isn't cobweb mold.



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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Japher]
    #408723 - 09/30/01 01:13 AM (20 years, 23 days ago)

before it gets to the stage in the pic, cobweb mold looks exactly like its namesake. very whispy fine spindles of mycelium that are famous for spreding fast, really fast. in a quart jar, i once had it colonize all around the entire surface of the glass in 24 hours.

second thing to note about it is that it tends to spred fastest on the surface, then it digs in. in a jar, it will cover the space between the substrate and the glass, but will APPEAR to not be deeper inside at all

prevention is the only cure. raise ph, avoid contam vectors, etc.



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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: tchyted]
    #411071 - 10/02/01 10:57 AM (20 years, 21 days ago)

Tychted, by raising the ph, you mean adding hydrated lime to the casing mixture, right?

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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Japher]
    #9168153 - 11/01/08 03:25 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

Japher said:
about a week ago i cased two cakes with plain moist verm. i'm now worried that the growth on the casing layer is cobweb mold and not mycelium.
<br>
<br>i know it's a hard to explain to a beginner, but is there any definitive visual difference between mycelium and cobweb mold? i mean, this just looks like mycelium to me :-
<br>
<br>(this is not my casing, just an example that is supposed to be cobweb mold, but i find it hard to tell)
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<br>most of the colonisation on my casing looks like small, fuzzy balls of white. say, about the size of a piece of verm, but a hairy white ball.
<br>
<br>also, the fuzz looks (hard to explain) kind of powdery maybe. i don't mean the actual growth looks powdery, but it looks as if there could be millions of tiny (and i mean absolutely minute, like the size of a grain of flour) water droplets throughout the growth.
<br>
<br>so... good or bad?
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<br><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small"><EM>Edited by Japher on 09/29/01 10:12 PM.</EM></FONT></P>





dude that is mycelium not cobweb fuzz/mold. There is a thread on here somewhere talking about how shitty the Shroomery's "official" ID's of cobweb are - mycelium colonizing on the surface and the "official" Shroomery word is to throw it out. The Shroomery is the best thing since white bread, but the official say/thread on what cobweb is just SUCKS.
  Cobweb mold looks like friggin troll hair, it's not a fine WHITE growth.


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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Japher]
    #14746186 - 07/10/11 05:11 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

these pics arnt very good but i really need help so i dont keep spraying my set with peroxide if its myc. please take a look and respond. the hairs look grey from afar. but close they look a little white with small black specks which makes it appear to be grey. It looks like very fine hairs like troll hairs


Edited by kudrow (07/10/11 05:12 PM)


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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: kudrow]
    #17742384 - 02/04/13 07:37 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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kudrow said:
these pics arnt very good but i really need help so i dont keep spraying my set with peroxide if its myc. please take a look and respond. the hairs look grey from afar. but close they look a little white with small black specks which makes it appear to be grey. It looks like very fine hairs like troll hairs




By black specks do you mean something like this?


Edited by Satanschild (02/04/13 07:37 AM)


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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Satanschild]
    #17742461 - 02/04/13 08:42 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

No he doesn't what he's talking about, cobweb mold by definition is a mold that causes cobweb disease. There are several of them. Most common in western countries is Dactylium. The black specks are pin mold. Cobweb does look different depending on what it's growing on. That's a great pic by the way.


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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id? [Re: Kizzle]
    #17743124 - 02/04/13 01:01 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Those most recent pics you posted do look a little too whispy and off the sub to be myc.  I would monitor it further though.  You should know in a day for sure.


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Re: Cobweb mold... definite id?- could this be cobweb mold [Re: tenotoge]
    #24369553 - 06/02/17 01:46 AM (4 years, 4 months ago)

Could this be cobweb mold?
It grew in a spot wher i removed a contam.
Any imput appreciated

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