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OfflineCapstem Sporegill
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Is smell the best test of clean spawn?
    #25305684 - 07/03/18 04:24 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Hi, mycologists.

species: Panaeolus Cyanescens (Jamaica)

I recently set up 8 jars from agar. One of them colonized really fast and then got a patch of mould in the bottom.

The next five did better. When they were fully colonized and I opened the jars to put to bulk substrate, they smelled great - a pure smell of delicious mushrooms. You almost felt like you could have eaten the stuff.

The remaining two jars:

(1) The mycelium in one jar looked weird, so, rather than immediately throwing it out, I gave it a second chance, shook it all up and let it recolonize.



(2) The mycelium in the next jar looked normal, but was taking way more time than the previous jars to spread through the grains. Also, the grains looked compacted and there was visible moisture in the jar.



Today, I opened opened both jars and did the smell test on them.

Neither of them smelled disgusting, but they completely lacked that fresh mushroom smell that the others had going.

Is this cause to be suspicious?


Edited by Capstem Sporegill (07/03/18 04:26 AM)


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: Capstem Sporegill]
    #25305720 - 07/03/18 04:57 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Smell is absolutely not the test to be judging spawn by. Smell is an afterthought.

The best test is your eyes and those jars look suspect to me.


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: elasticaltiger]
    #25305744 - 07/03/18 05:25 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks for your reply, Elasticaltiger.

Could you explain why the jars look suspect (so that I can get a better idea of what to look for next time)?


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: Capstem Sporegill]
    #25305836 - 07/03/18 07:33 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Elastic is right.
A bit bacterial & Looks like there are 2 fungi species in the 2nd, pic fighing for the reign and have marked their teritories.. Migth be pan + cobweb. :derfase:


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: pacmanbreed]
    #25305936 - 07/03/18 09:07 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Those wet looking grains look bacterial


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: ManifoldPrime]
    #25305956 - 07/03/18 09:29 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Smell is one part of a tool kit. Appearance is the no1 test.
Sometimes things smell absolutely fine and are absolutely not.


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: bodhisatta]
    #25306071 - 07/03/18 10:50 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Not all farts stink


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: sandman420] * 1
    #25306130 - 07/03/18 11:22 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

How reliable is the shake at 100% and check recovery in 48 hours method?


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    #25306290 - 07/03/18 12:50 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Pretty reliable Imo


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Re: Is smell the best test of clean spawn? [Re: bodhisatta] * 1
    #25306837 - 07/03/18 07:21 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

I almost forgot the shake. Thanks for bringin it up :takingnotes:

1.) Visual
2.) Shake&Recovery
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