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    #2740542 - 05/28/04 07:54 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I am growing mushrooms using the PF Tek with tuberware containers as growing terrariums. I have used this method several times before with a fair amount of success. This time after the second flush and right before my cakes were about to give up the ghost I noticed something strange, my mushrooms had become a breeding ground for fruit flies(?). Even though I had pretty much harvested everything that I was going to get this still concerned me a lot! Especially if this means that they laid their eggs a week or so previous to my discovery! Has anyone had this experience or knows anything about fruit flies? Should I be using air-tight containers? How can I keep this from happening and should I worry about the shrooms I already picked? Thanks for any advice.

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Re: flies [Re: Yul]
    #2741754 - 05/28/04 03:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

You shouldn't worry about the shrooms you've picked but try to get a more air tight terrarium or move your growing material to another "cleaner" area inside the house.


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