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popcorn attempt
    #2977421 - 08/08/04 04:33 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The following anecdote is purely fictional.
I've been attempting to grow with popcorn lately and have run into what may be a problem. I soaked the corn (yellow, grocery store brand) for 24 hours, starting and finishing the soak with a vigorous boil. The corn was then drained, loaded into pint jars, and sealed with poly-fil lids. Since no pressure cooker was available the jars were baked, sitting in a pan of water, for about 90 minutes at 250-300. After cooling the jars had about .5 - 1 cm of water in the bottom of each (which I've read is a no-no). Anyways, they were innoculated with syringes of unverified quality from spores101 (golden teacher). After seven days of incubation at around 80 degrees some of the water has disappeared, but what remains looks milky, and has stringy/filmy growth on the surface. I'm hesitant to open one up and take a whiff, because I don't want to lose a potential good jar. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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Re: popcorn attempt [Re: scotthorn9]
    #2977436 - 08/08/04 04:50 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

hmmm "pools of water on the bottom of a jar are never a good thing...or so ive heard. Condensation droplets are ok but if u have milky pools of water in there that is not a good thing. It almost sounds like (from your not too great description) like it could be that wet spot bacteria thing goin on. What do u mean by stringy and what color is it. Also how long has it been since inoculation?

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Re: popcorn attempt [Re: scotthorn9]
    #2981419 - 08/09/04 01:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Try to use less water. you are better off with less water than too much.


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Re: popcorn attempt [Re: scotthorn9]
    #2981720 - 08/09/04 03:18 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

dude.. I've tried popcorn in multiple different ways.. I've tried it alone, with WBS, one with a G2G, one with a spore syringe... no matter what I changed as a procedure I made sure do drain my popcorn and WBS for at least 30 minutes.. the few teks that are up on the shroomery are real good and I do believe that that point was stressed. what has happened so far you ask.. all of the quart jars that I've tried have showed signs of growth.. the g2g worked out unbelievably well..

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