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Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR
    #2743792 - 05/29/04 10:38 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Ok this is really getting anyoing!!!

After my last encounter with (what I am pretty sure was) bacteria I very thouroughly cleaned my cool box and sterilized the perlite...
Yesterday I put another 3 fully colonized cakes into the box and by today they are starting to have a smell...

Whenevery I fan out the air in the box it has a smell. I checked and it is comming directly from the cakes. It seems that whatever is causing this has not yet spread onto the perlite since the perlite itself (after taking it out) does not have any sent...
What could this be? And what could be causing this?
I only have 1 EQ syringe and made a total of 9 cakes with it (the latest to of which were only inoculated 2 days ago). The first 4 I had to throw out and the three in my box now seem to have something wrong with them as well... can someone help me, it is inevitable for me to get something going soon because if I don't get a spore print of one of these last cakes that was it... though I do have a fresh Mexican strain spore pring, but still I want my EQ's to come through...

What should I do.. wait some more and see what happens or throw these cakes out with the last ones and hope that the last 2 (currently colonizing) will come out ok.. and what can I do to ensure that they work... perhaps a poor mans terrarium or something that has the least risk of contamination would do the trick to get a garuenteed succes of getting an uncontaminated spore print..
What do you guys think?


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2743835 - 05/29/04 11:10 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

are you dunking your cakes?


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: peleg]
    #2743843 - 05/29/04 11:14 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

No I haven't been dunking them... I only found out about dunking when I started visiting this forum the other day.
My next cakes I will try to dunk though. Or should I even take my cakes back out and dunk them now?


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2743872 - 05/29/04 11:32 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

go ahead and dunk, the reason i asked is on my last batch after dunking they had a funny smell till everything dried up and aired out, do you still have some in the jars? if so wait till ya see a pin or two till ya birth, but i do know that upon birthing fresh cakes they should have an "earthy" smell to em...what you other guys think? peace Gypsy


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: peleg]
    #2743885 - 05/29/04 11:38 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Well my next cakes wont be ready for about another week and a half (I have them at 80 degrees and used up the rest of my syringe).. but when they are I guess I'll wait till I see pinheads forming.

Lol I asked infact if I should wait to birth these cakes but I was advised to go ahead to get the air exchange...

I guess it could be an 'earthy' smell.. the thing is before I put them in the terrarium they didn't smell yet...
Anyway, are they safe to keep growing or should I toss them away (the ones already in the terrarium), if you guys think I should keep them I will dunk them over night and replace them tomorrow...

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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2750382 - 05/31/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

any updates?


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: peleg]
    #2752042 - 06/01/04 04:11 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Updates...
Well, I've pretty much decided its not bacteria. I dunked the cakes a few days ago and after taking them out they smellt just like fresh mushrooms... now back in the cool box the smell builds up again each time but its definetly jsut comming from the cakes and nothing has infested the box, my guess is its just the natural humid smell of the cakes (something I didn't knew existed) but I don't guess I'll be sure if things are ok still I start seeing some fruiting activity... which I hopefully will by the end of the week...
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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2752185 - 06/01/04 06:29 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

do you have your cakes on anything plastic by any chance? I remember having a slight bacteria type smell from my cakes cause they were on plastic lids


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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2752244 - 06/01/04 07:56 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

If you're not used to mycelium scent or odor it might smell like something odd.
If the smell is not particularly strong and it dissipates after some fanning, i'd say you don't have to worry about ....

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Re: Oh man my cakes smell GRRRRR [Re: MAIA]
    #2752254 - 06/01/04 08:07 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Yes it goes away after fanning... and it doesn'T smell *very* strong.. not to mention that my cool box is plastic... so yeah


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