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Hey fellas, I'm a newbie to mycology. I recently switched my PF brown rice flour cakes to new humidity chambers. I had perlite and I think quite a bit too much water in the containers. The next morning, the shroomies had all turned all greyish-blue and wilty, and they smelled like unbaked dough. I stripped the mushrooms from the cakes and the cakes are heavily bruised, but I see no visible contaminant that I have ever heard of. The reason I switched the cakes to the new containers was that in the old containers, the fruiting bodies repeatedly fell victim to severe bacterial blotching, both on the caps and stems. OK, I put these cakes in 3 new containers. One container has no problem, but the other two made the shroomies all wilt and bruise up, as I stated earlier. I'm going to keep these cakes just to see if I can salvage them. They smell a bit like the unbaked dough scent that I noticed after the first night in the new containers. Do you think this is a contaminant? I plan to dunk these cakes in a 200 to 1 water and bleach solution and see what happens. Any other suggestions? I already sprayed them with a h2o2 solution.
Alright, like I say, I'm new to this, so any wisdom you could share would be appreciated. Thanks!
Changing cakes from one environment to another might stress the mycelium making it bruise. Regarding the smell, well it surely isn't a good thing and you'll have to see how the situation develops. The dunk is a good idea Good luck .