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Is white fuzz contamination? * 1
    #3237832 - 10/10/04 01:18 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

It's a few days after they have been taken out of the jars (and they smelled very mushroomy when that happened) and the cakes are now covered with an 1/8th or 1/4 inch layer of fluffy white stuff. It looks a lot like cotton. This is my first time, so I don't know what to expect and I am fearing that this is not mushroom material but in fact some evil fungus set out to thwart me. Either that or I was dumb and they are contaminated. They are P Ecuador if that matters.

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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: GnuGeek]
    #3237842 - 10/10/04 01:24 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Is there any chance you could get a picture for us? It would help a lot. I'm only a newb so I cant really help you. From what I've read, if it's growing really quickly then its most likely a contamination. If it is growing fast, and is how you described then I'd assume it was cobweb mould. But it's never right to assume anything so try and get us a pic.

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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: arbalest]
    #3237879 - 10/10/04 01:40 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Without a pic, it's hard. But you should look at the contamination section and see some cobwebs. It's gray and streaky. Gray and white are a bit hard to tell apart, but if it's snowy white like the rest of your mycelium, you are probably okay. But I suggest you post a pic. Hyphae and Magash have the best eyes on this forum, IMO. They can break it down to sub-pixel levels, I think.

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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: Sam1912]
    #3238073 - 10/10/04 02:54 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

It is definitely white and not grey and from looking at the pictures, I still do not know.

I will try to get a camera, but I cannot just ask anyone, so I am not sure whether I will suceed

I lost 1 jar from contamination, but that was dark grey and very obviously not mushrooms. If these product shrooms will they be safe to eat or do I really need to figure this out? (I'm guessing the latter)


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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: GnuGeek] * 1
    #3238225 - 10/10/04 03:59 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

If its white then you do know. It's myc. They'll be fine. Cakes will grow lots of rhizmorphs and areial mycelium before fruiting.


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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3238239 - 10/10/04 04:04 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Def rhizo/knots.


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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: GnuGeek]
    #3238313 - 10/10/04 05:06 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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It is definitely white and not grey and from looking at the pictures, I still do not know.

I will try to get a camera, but I cannot just ask anyone, so I am not sure whether I will suceed

I lost 1 jar from contamination, but that was dark grey and very obviously not mushrooms. If these product shrooms will they be safe to eat or do I really need to figure this out? (I'm guessing the latter)





As far as I know, no one has ever accidentally fruited a poisonous mushroom while attempting to produce a consumable one.

It is possible I suppose, but extremely unlikely.

Even if it were to happen, the likelyhood that it would bear a close resembleance to the mushroom you were trying to grow, and fruit on the same substrate, are astronomical.


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    #3238337 - 10/10/04 05:28 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Is white fuzz contamination? [Re: GnuGeek]
    #3327593 - 11/06/04 02:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

White fuzz on a cake is normal, especially after a dunk cakes are known to fuzz up. White Fuzz on the base of mushrooms is an indication of high humidity and is no big deal.

Here is a pic of a cake that is heavily fuzzed yet fruiting great. You can see one is so fuzzed that is begin to blue on the entire outside. Once you dunk a really fuzzed cake somtimes it become matted down and wierd blue in areas but should always regrow some new fuzz after a dunk and fruit again.



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