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Offlinecrappypants
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Funky Smell - no visual contam
    #2683035 - 05/15/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Well my last 6 jars finsihed colonizing, look fine, but when opened had a funky smell. Didnt smell like the typical shroomy smell. I dont see any sign of contamination but am unsure what I should do with them. These took 2 weeks longer than the other 6 because they only colonized on one side and it took forever to cover the whole jar. dont know if its just cuz they are old or because it is contaminated. Please help.


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Re: Funky Smell - no visual contam [Re: crappypants]
    #2683266 - 05/15/04 07:41 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you could isolate them in a poorman's pod. 2 liter soda bottle cut in half with some moist perlite on the bottom. put that in a seperate place than the rest of your setup.


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Re: Funky Smell - no visual contam [Re: crappypants]
    #2685049 - 05/16/04 02:54 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Im not sure but it sounds like it may be bacterial in nature. The bacteria arent always as obvious as molds and will certainly halt the growth of the myc. You may try slicing off the bad and keeping the good. Take the good part and crumble it into a freshly pasteurized substrate after a good h2o2 dunk and let the beneficial bacteria try to cleanse away any residual bacteria that was still present. I have seen this work,but no guarantee it will always do the trick.


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Re: Funky Smell - no visual contam [Re: Mykey]
    #2686300 - 05/16/04 02:04 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with Mikey; It wouldn't be a bad idea to just pitch and start over, but might be interesting to try growing it out in a little bulk substrate. Just make sure there are no areas that look even slightly moldy. . .


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Re: Funky Smell - no visual contam [Re: crappypants]
    #2686828 - 05/16/04 04:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

If you can do an outdoor grow in your area, try that. I've heard of many people doing successful outdoor grows with contaminated cakes, so whether it is actually contaminated or not something will probably grow :smile:


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Re: Funky Smell - no visual contam [Re: crappypants]
    #2690300 - 05/17/04 08:01 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Yeap, i would toss it and start over.

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