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Offlinematt66
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mycelium balls on casing
    #2600773 - 04/25/04 01:42 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

first true attempt at casing (Allen strain). Did 1" verm, 1 crumbled colonized cake, then another 1/2'-1" verm layer on top (super simple casing tek or something of the sort). No contams, smells good, misting/fanning multiple times a day, in approx 70 degree Fahrenheit room, indirect light etc. Myc seems to be spreading quite slowly (from what I've read/imagine). I cased probably 10 days ago. Some nice bright white myc poking through here and there (not much), but a ton of "balls" from small pebble to extra-large gumball size which have myc in them, but appear to be mostly compacted vermiculite.

(1)Is this OK?

(2)anything I should/can do to correct this...at first I was crumbling the balls up when they would appear, but now I don't know what to do.

(3)Should I poke the casing with a sterlie frok to mix it up a bit, or just leave it alone? Thanks!


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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: matt66]
    #2600811 - 04/25/04 01:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Dude thoses are pins leave them alone


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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: matt66]
    #2600838 - 04/25/04 02:02 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If they look like these your fine.

Happens with PRs alot.



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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: Magash]
    #2602776 - 04/26/04 12:02 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Wish they did! Not man, doesn't look like that at all! The balls are brown, compacted vermiculite. There is some evidence of mycelial growth inside, but nothing like those bright white nuggets you have. And no pins either. They are unattached to anything. They are sitting on top of the verm like a bunch of different-sized kickballs in a gymnasium:loose and free floating. There is some white here and there, but very little. I'd say it's 95% brown. And the white that does show is in tiny isolated areas. It's white, definately not contaminated, but not nearly as bright the white as in your white blobs. And also, thee are no pins, or shrooms involved at all yet. I don't think I'm even close to seeing pins. I'm fanning, misting 3-6x a day. I make sure the top verm layer is moist enough that if i pinch some between my fingers hard, some water will come out. Wish I had a camera...


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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: matt66]
    #2605396 - 04/26/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

any help on this one?


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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: matt66]
    #2606010 - 04/27/04 12:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Mycelia is a-sexual, they don't have balls! ;-)

you should be ok, best advice; don't fawk with it


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Re: mycelium balls on casing [Re: germin8tionn8ion]
    #2606743 - 04/27/04 03:57 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

maybe yar knots grew on the inside of the verm and they are pushing it up and as a result it just looks gray but actually inside you have white nuggets of myclia :laugh:  i would leave it a little longer yet if your really worried get a pic up.

Later NoG


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