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Wilty dead shrooms, heavily bruised cakes
    #2551849 - 04/12/04 06:07 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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!

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Re: Wilty dead shrooms, heavily bruised cakes [Re: Bounce]
    #2554981 - 04/13/04 04:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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 :wink:
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