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Contamination? Newbie Help **Pictures**
    #3256975 - 10/20/04 06:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

My PF style 1/2 pint jars are about 1/3 colonized after 2 weeks. 1 of 8 got contaminated after a week. I didn't cover the jars with tin foil. Is it likely that the others will be contaminated although they aren't already.

Any advice would be appreciated.

See my jars at :
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/bjared2004/jars.jpg

Looking good?  :smirk:


Edited by actionshroom (10/20/04 06:11 PM)


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help **Pictures** [Re: actionshroom]
    #3256985 - 10/20/04 06:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You should have used tapered jars. I hope you don't have a problem getting the cakes out. But They look good be patient and good Luck.


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: actionshroom]
    #3256993 - 10/20/04 06:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

possible but only one way to find out... wait it out and see. There is a good chance that they will be ok. Did you boil or PC? with boiling there is a better chance that a couple will get infected, but if everything else was done correctly, more than half should make it. i did 24 jars boiled and 5 got contamed. Now Im using a PC and all are well.

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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: beejay]
    #3257030 - 10/20/04 06:22 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, I pressure cooked them for 45 minutes. I think I'll be able to remove them from the jars because the mycelium shrinks the cakes doesn't it?


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: actionshroom]
    #3257128 - 10/20/04 06:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

They look just fine and that tapered jar thing doesn't concern you your jars will be fine the problem is with non-tapered jars where the opening is noticably smaller than the jar itself. :wink: GL you got it going actionshroom!


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: hyphae]
    #3257190 - 10/20/04 06:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks, hyphae.

Also, the growth of the mycelium seems to be slowing down. It looks like the substrate is becoming dry. Would it be okay to inject water into the substrate with a sterile syringe?


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: actionshroom]
    #3258299 - 10/20/04 11:31 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Not suggested..just wait them out. Flip them over. Hopefully you dont have tape covering the holes..


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Re: Contamination? Newbie Help [Re: actionshroom]
    #3258539 - 10/21/04 12:16 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You may need to incubate in a humid environment to minimize moisture loss. Also you really want foil covers this will help hold in moisture besides. Foil comes off the roll pretty clean (close to sterile) so it's still a viable option IMHO. GL


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