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    #3362763 - 11/15/04 05:03 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

OK, sorry I dont have a pic.

I have 2 bins of straw that were fully colonized when I added a casing layer of sterile coarse/fine vermiculite mix. Today I noticed a dark-grey kind of fluffy stuff over the top in both containers. I touched it, and found that it basically disappeared on contact. I tried to pick some up and look at it but it just disintegrated. It seemed to have no mass whatsoever. I have never seen this before.

I am thinking this could be the result of moisture rising, collecting dust from the vermiculite, and then collecting at the surface.. The vermiculite was kind of warm when i applied it. I had been incubating for 4 days before I checked them. Mycellium looks healthy. Sprayed with h2o2/h2o mist today just in case.

Has anyone else seen this before?
sorry, no pictures right now

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Re: grey shit [Re: acidblue]
    #3362765 - 11/15/04 05:04 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

I also forgot to note that there are no funky smells. I have had casings contaminate before and they were always occompanied by a sour milk kind of smell. Smells like mushrooms to me.


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Re: grey shit [Re: acidblue]
    #3363936 - 11/15/04 02:36 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Hmmm, might be cobweb mold. Keep misting with the h2o2/h2o mix, give it more air and more light.
Cobweb mold is one of the easiest molds to fight and one of the less harmful. Anyway, you'll have to control it before pining time or your batches will be poor, and the mushrooms will probably be small.

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Re: grey shit [Re: MAIA]
    #3391710 - 11/21/04 02:45 AM (12 years, 21 days ago)

i cut down into the substrate and noticed black rot on the straw, so much for that bin =(
owell, i got more stuff going, better luck this time!


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Re: grey shit [Re: acidblue]
    #3398339 - 11/23/04 02:43 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Uoh ! That's bad ....
Anyway, hope you have better luck this time man :wink:

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Black Straw [Re: MAIA]
    #3667310 - 01/23/05 12:34 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

A lot of my straw has turned black and looks like it is slowing down the mushroom growth, what is this shit?? is it mould? can it be stopped and what would cause this.


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Re: Black Straw [Re: nambi]
    #3677666 - 01/25/05 02:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Try taking some pics and post a new thread about your issues.
You should also try to give a better description of what's going on.

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