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OfflineMetatron
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Wrinkled caps, rather ugly
    #2621807 - 04/30/04 03:54 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Hey everyone, I recently started up another casing to give myself some goodies for the summer and it's not going as well as usual.  This is from two fully colonized rye jars which usually fruit very well.  The caps look wrinkled and have turned dark brown.  All the caps are kinda damp, just a slippery kind of wet.  I've noticed that on most mushrooms though.  So here are three side by side to get an idea what they look like:



In this picture you can see two questionable caps at the bottom and one at the top.  Some of the normal looking ones are in the middle and you can see the wet sheen they have.



If anyone knows what causes this, please let me know!  Thanks!! :smile:


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Re: Wrinkled caps, rather ugly [Re: Metatron]
    #2622809 - 04/30/04 07:31 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

have they came into contact with any petrol-based chemicals?


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Re: Wrinkled caps, rather ugly [Re: mrTtheH]
    #2622946 - 04/30/04 08:08 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

No I dont think they have been in contact with any petroleum chemicals. The only thing that could be in there is Lysol. I cleaned the tub with lysol and let it dry thoroughly before putting the casing in there. It's a 18"x16"x20" rubbermaid box turned upside down so the CO2 can be evacuated just by lifting the box. I cleaned the casing tin with isopropyl alcohol and thats what I use on all my gear. Thanks!


Does anybody find any reason that these would NOT be suitable for consumption in some form of human?


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Re: Wrinkled caps, rather ugly [Re: Metatron]
    #2637016 - 05/04/04 03:49 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

It could be due to high Rh but it's hard to tell or some sort of contamination. Are the caps slimy on the inside ?
Anyway, i would avoid eating those as precaution.

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Re: Wrinkled caps, rather ugly [Re: Metatron]
    #2642974 - 05/05/04 09:38 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

What strain is that? I thought when the stems get all fat like that there is too much water or a water deposit. Please correct me if I am wrong.


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Re: Wrinkled caps, rather ugly [Re: Shorttyd]
    #2643001 - 05/05/04 09:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think that strain is just plain old Ecuador. It MAY be the Koh Samui SS but I doubt it. Who knows what super strain really means. I didnt realize that an overly wet casing could cause a bulking issue like that. With the recent drying of the casing, the little guys have shot up nice and tall so I think that lends validity to everyone's suggestions! Thanks so much!


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