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Offlinetripin420
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what a fukkin desaster
    #2663565 - 05/11/04 04:02 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

ok i need a lil info here this never happen to me befor. i had about 75 fully colonized jars fully free of contam. i cased them into bread tin, i used them whole then cut a few to fill in the gaps. i have a filter for all my air going to the totes, i change teh filters every batch. well heres what happen 4 days after birthing i found green mold going every where so i took all the tins and put them out side to hope it would stop spreading, h2o2 was no help. any way they been out there for a lil bit i went to look at them today and its way to dry out i guess so i figured all was lost and threw them away, but i wanted to inspect what went wrong. so i dumped all the tins over and looks like the green mold started from the top (the verm layer) u can see the mold growing down into the cakes some of the tins only half was infected with bacteria. but it was to late i had touched everything by now. im thinking somehow my verm is carring bacteria it didnt only happen in 1 tote it happen in every tote i had. i just bought this bag of verm. its like a 20 lb bag i would hate to waste it next time i case u think puttin a ratio of h2o2 and water in the verm and mix it befor i case, u think that will help? i didnt do 1 thing def then any other time all the totes were sterlized and so forth! i need opinions and some suggestions

ps im using the same water source as always making the verm moist so i know that cant be it


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2663605 - 05/11/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

did you sterilize the verm?


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: day_tripper]
    #2663611 - 05/11/04 04:13 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

na i never strelize the verm from my understanding verm is already sterlized


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2663695 - 05/11/04 04:38 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Thats probably how it happened then. I fill a large microwavable bowl with verm, wet it down so theres a puddle in the bottom, Microwave for 3 mins, stir with clean spoon, then nuke another 3 mins. Cover with foil or syran wrap and let it cool.


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: day_tripper]
    #2663701 - 05/11/04 04:39 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

is that the same way u do coir or or peat moss the only reason i didnt switch to them casing layers is cause it was more work lol but now that i have to do it any way i mine as well go with the better casing layer


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2663979 - 05/11/04 06:00 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

not sure actually, i have yet to do a casing layer with more than just verm


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2664175 - 05/11/04 06:41 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

verm is by no means sterile.


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: baraka]
    #2664200 - 05/11/04 06:45 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

wow i must of just been plain out lucky for the last year and a half i have never did any extra prep work to the verm as a casing layer except adding water. and i never had this problem. i was under the impression that verm is heated to such a temp when it is being made that its sterial. and i learned that here like a year ago i been so far away from the fourms in the past 6 months. well im doing away with verm then moving to the almight coco coir heard that stuff is amazing.


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2664765 - 05/11/04 08:35 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

No helpful advice for you, but 75 jars colonized? wow :smile:

You mean a friend in Amsterdam right? :wink:


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Re: what a fukkin desaster [Re: tripin420]
    #2664972 - 05/11/04 09:18 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Oh man I feel so bad for you man, thats terrible!! 75 cakes gone after all that work!! I would sterilize the verm in the microwave from now on like daytripper said. We should all do this so this kind of thing doesnt happen!


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