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Offlinetoikey
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smelly but looks fine??
    #2745911 - 05/30/04 08:10 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hey just birthed a cake that looked fine and healthy but got a slight whiff of sour apples..the cake looks fine 100% colonised and strong ropy mycellium... what is makin the smell?!?! ive thrown it in a baggy for now but i wanna know if i can use it or not!
the reason im so suspicious is that i noticed a def non shroomy smell even tho it smells shroomy as well and ive had a fairly high contam ratio this run
thanks for any help guys!!


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InvisibleNewfoundFreedom
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Re: smelly but looks fine?? [Re: toikey]
    #2746410 - 05/30/04 01:06 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Might be some form of bacterial contam. Is the smell coming from the terrarium of the cacke directly?


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Offlinetoikey
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Re: smelly but looks fine?? [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #2746461 - 05/30/04 01:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

it came from the cake, strate after i birthed it i noticed it, before putting it in the terrarium... im wondering how a bacterial contam could be there the whole time while the myc was healthy all the time and growing fast the whole time
just hoping i wont have to toss it but i doubt my chances are good :/


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Re: smelly but looks fine?? [Re: toikey]
    #2749533 - 05/31/04 12:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Sounds like some Bacillus contamination. If the mycelium looks fine [no slimy blotches or dark patches] I might be tempted to just go ahead and fruit it. Maybe give it a dunk in some peroxide or bleach water first.
A good general rule though; If it stinks, don't use it. Usually stinky cakes don't look beautifully-colonized, though.


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Re: smelly but looks fine?? [Re: toikey]
    #2755008 - 06/02/04 12:14 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i come across this alot a perfectly looking is the key word cake but its contamed to hell would fool anyone that dont smell it. rely on your smell is my main modo but dont take too big of a wiff


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Re: smelly but looks fine?? [Re: toikey]
    #2773100 - 06/07/04 11:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Just check on the mushrooms and primordia that grows very carefully, any "deformities" at all like oddly shaped or if the mushrooms stink, then throw it out. Your health is much more important than deadly shrooms


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