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Offlinelemon_lw
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What do you guys think?
    #3352109 - 11/12/04 04:34 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

About a week ago i yanked 5 jars out of my incubator because they had an odd smell to them, similar to sour milk. and i put them in a shoe box to see what would happen, i like to see the molds and such to get familiar with them. so anyhow i open up the shoebox today to take a look and they seem perfectly normal and they have all started to grow mycelium, but alot slower then they would in the incubator. they still have that sour smell to them but everything looks fine, do you think it would be ok to transfer them back to my incubator or should i wait longer to see what happens.


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3352140 - 11/12/04 04:41 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

I don't know much about contams, but it might be sour rot http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23418. I wold leave them in the box until someone who knows more answers.


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3352145 - 11/12/04 04:42 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

I'd say junk them. It could be a fermentation smell you get going on. Either way, everything I've ever heard is that weird smells are bad. I had a couple of jars do the same thing your talking about. I tried washing them with h2o2 and water really well. No matter what I did I couldn't get them to grow right afterwards. Maybe someone else has had this and had better luck though.


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3352148 - 11/12/04 04:43 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

I would wait that smell is bacterial contam most likely. Does the substrate look slimey or wet to you at all? Yeah like that link noodlesalad gave you that's what I was thinking I've seen it with WBS but not BRF.


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: woodzmun]
    #3352166 - 11/12/04 04:46 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

I just checked out the link. That was exactly what I had. It only pppoed up in the jars that I used rye flower with.


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: ymhrswrider]
    #3352209 - 11/12/04 04:54 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

in a minute ill try to post some pics, never done pics before so it might take a while


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3352259 - 11/12/04 05:03 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

alright my pics are to big, but ill tell you they really look perfectly normal. no signs of sour rot or nuthin. it has me confused also cause i thought they were gonners. but ill just make a makeshift incubator for them and see what happens


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Re: What do you guys think? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3352949 - 11/12/04 07:20 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

upon closer examination it does apear that 3 of them do have sour rot. my wife ended up pulling some jars that werent even smelly. good think they were in there seperate plastic bags.


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