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OfflineDNICEONER
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Marsh mellow topping in my jar???
    #2613128 - 04/28/04 10:08 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

One of my half-pint jars isn't coming along that fast. It's about 40% colonized, and it seemed to slow down a lot. I didn't think much of it, but nevertheless, I took a closer look at the jar (its one amongst many) and I noticed, that when looking through the small air holes, I saw white instead of the brownish-black verm color. So my first thought was, "is this myc?", so I take off the lid, and to my surprise, the whole upper layer of the cake, which is supposed to be verm, was the thickest, whitest, milkiest?, mycellium I have ever seen. This is the first time I have seen so much myc on this part of a cake!! Ofcourse i've seen rhizomorphic strands sprouting up into this section of cakes b4, but goddamn, it looked as if there wasn't any vermiculite layering on the top at all... but I know there was...
somehow the myc has totally covered the verm, leaving no site or clue to the verm layer. I wish I had my digital cam, this stuff looks like that frigging marsh-mellow in a jar stuff..
I am pretty sure that the bottom and sides of the jar are colonizing a lot slower because the myc covers the air holes entirely... Is there anything I should do to allow more air in? And secondly, should I birth this cake and place it into the terrarium upside down?? I would hate to see that beautiful whiteness face down on a butter lid-top. Let me here from the pros. -DLN


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: DNICEONER]
    #2613158 - 04/28/04 10:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

First make sure it there isn't any contam (smell it) Assuming that the sides and bottom are at least surfaced colonized I would have tried birthing it.


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: soochi]
    #2613187 - 04/28/04 10:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

nah man theres no contams, and the bottom and sides are not totally colonized on the surface atleast... to me, this is a tricky question..... do I have to wait, no matter how long, for the whole jar to get colonized, even though the top layer of myc wont let any air in...


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: DNICEONER]
    #2613219 - 04/28/04 10:31 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, exposed uncolonized substrate is contam heaven. Try flipping the jar, don't worry too much about hurting the myc, despite its looks it pretty resiliant (especially when heavily rhizomorphic) you may get some blue gray bruising, this is normal. If the substrate looks excessively wet then contam and slowed growth are expected.


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: soochi]
    #2613564 - 04/28/04 11:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

What I meant to say, was should I sterilize a syringe, and poke holes or something to allow air exchange? I'm telling you, it must be 3/4 inch thick of rubber-looking myc. It looks like caulk. There can't be any air getting in.

And second, should I still place the cakes in the terrarium right side up? or in this case, upside down?


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: DNICEONER]
    #2613803 - 04/29/04 12:39 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

maybe sterlize an empty jar in your dishwasher or something, and do a direct transplant putting the cake upside down in one fell swoop? just a thought. then your cake could breath again, and since it's just jar to jar, all of two seconds of air time shouldn't hurt worth a damn.


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: jux]
    #2613833 - 04/29/04 12:49 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

interesting.....


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: DNICEONER]
    #2613860 - 04/29/04 12:57 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i would recomend sterilizing better than what a dishwasher can do..


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: mrTtheH]
    #2613867 - 04/29/04 12:57 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yeah, i would use my cooker, but the basic thought was interesting to me


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Re: Marsh mellow topping in my jar??? [Re: DNICEONER]
    #2614114 - 04/29/04 01:58 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

a PC would definitely be better if you have one. since you do, then yeah, do that.


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