Home | Community | Message Board


Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Contamination Forum

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Rye Grain, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinecoop
The Rookie

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 189
Last seen: 13 years, 21 days
NEED CONTAMINATION INPUT FROM THE EXPERTS :)
    #2533201 - 04/06/04 11:26 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Let me tell you a story so just bare with me.  I ordered two syringes about 2 months ago from a vendor on this site (confidential to protect their image).  One was Hautla (sp?) and the other Mazetapec.

I just started to fruit my 6 jars of Mazetapec and everything seems to be okay with them.  On the other hand, I made up some jars with the Hautla spores using very clean methods, only to have NONE of the jars with any colonization and a very sweet, yucky smell within.  I knew right off the bat that due to the smell and time with no colonization, the jars had to be contamed.

My main question is this.  Would you think that the Hautla spores were contamed from the beginning??  I used the remaining spores to go through the Karo Tek, and they are starting to colonize inside the mixture.  If the spores are contamed, I don't want to waste time and money to go through with them again.

On the other hand, do you think it could have been the Verm or Organic Rye Flour??  I used the exact same stuff on the Mazetapecs and things seem to have worked out fine with them.  Do keep in mind that all of the jars turned out the same.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!  Thanks!! :smile:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMAIA
World-BridgerKartikeya (DftS)
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 7,276
Loc: Erra - 20 Tauri - M45 Sta...
Last seen: 11 months, 5 days
Re: NEED CONTAMINATION INPUT FROM THE EXPERTS :) [Re: coop]
    #2534379 - 04/07/04 11:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

"Do keep in mind that all of the jars turned out the same"

Just the Hautla jars ?
Anyway, it does look like a contaminated syringe. You should PM or email the vendor and explain him what happened.
PM me if you need further advice.

MAIA


--------------------
Spiritual being, living a human experience ... The Shroomery Mandala



Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecoop
The Rookie

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 189
Last seen: 13 years, 21 days
Re: NEED CONTAMINATION INPUT FROM THE EXPERTS :) [Re: MAIA]
    #2535252 - 04/07/04 03:17 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I contacted the vendor and they were nice enough to send me a syringe of Puerto Ricans at no charge to me.  So, I guess basically I should discard the jar of spores made using the Karo Tek with this syringe.

Oh, another thought that I just had.  With regards to the Karo Tek, does the entire mixture contain spores, or is it just the white clouds??  The reason I ask is because I had success with another syringe using this tek, and I sucked up all of the white clouds with an empty syringe.  The thing is, the clouds stay together.  So, does that mean when I inject the cloud into the substrate that is the only part that will grow??  I'm just confused on this because if the other liquid inside contains spores too, then I'm wasting some :smile:  Thanks!!


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleJoshua
Holoman
Male

Registered: 10/27/98
Posts: 5,389
Loc: The Matrix
Re: NEED CONTAMINATION INPUT FROM THE EXPERTS :) [Re: coop]
    #2535576 - 04/07/04 04:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The clouds are conglomerates of mycelium. An effort should be taken to break these masses up in order to have a more homogenous mixture. When you draw a cloud through a needle tip a fair amount of mycelial shearing will occur. I method I have employed to increase this is repeated drawing through the needle tip.

Joshua


--------------------
The Shroomery Bookstore

Great books for inquiring minds!

"Life After Death is Saprophytic!"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMAIA
World-BridgerKartikeya (DftS)
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 7,276
Loc: Erra - 20 Tauri - M45 Sta...
Last seen: 11 months, 5 days
Re: NEED CONTAMINATION INPUT FROM THE EXPERTS :) [Re: coop]
    #2539098 - 04/08/04 02:25 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Most spores germinate to create mycelium which seem like clouds, when they are restricted to a liquid medium such as karo.
So, "the clouds" are the result of the germination of spores. If spores germinate you'll have no spores but you are now on the next stage of fungal development which is mycelium.

MAIA


--------------------
Spiritual being, living a human experience ... The Shroomery Mandala



Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Rye Grain, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Contamination Forum

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* contamination problem - please give adivce E Tard 1,595 2 04/05/03 05:22 PM
by E Tard
* Bright red/purple inky contamination oO_wombat_Oo 1,649 3 04/05/03 03:13 PM
by MAIA
* consequences of growing on contaminated substrate? Papa_Smurf 1,977 7 02/13/02 04:55 PM
by Papa_Smurf
* is this petri contamined? (pic) lepiota 1,569 7 06/18/05 10:37 AM
by drugsaregood
* Does most contamination occur early on? firsttimer101 1,165 4 02/17/05 06:46 AM
by agar
* B. anthracis contamination? C_Dog1 830 3 09/07/04 10:02 PM
by C_Dog1
* Possible way around contaminated shrooms?
( 1 2 all )
Juggles 6,681 20 06/23/01 07:01 AM
by madscientist
* Mycelium or contamination? Stix Russell 1,068 5 03/17/04 03:45 PM
by MAIA

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, cronicr, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
845 topic views. 0 members, 6 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MushroomCube.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.021 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 16 queries.