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InvisibleLifenergy
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Popcorn and red water?
    #3364632 - 11/15/04 05:08 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

My popcorn has been colonizing for about a week with what looked like good growth at first. Now I am noticing that there is standing water in the bottom of the jar, and the water is reddish colored. I know there shouldn't be standing water. I chalk that up to my impatient ass not letting the popcorn dry long enough after simmering before I PC'ed it. The mycelium is looking greyish now and what's up with the red water? Should I toss it and start over, a little wiser for the experience? I'm sure this has happened to someone else. Any opinions?


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: Lifenergy]
    #3364644 - 11/15/04 05:12 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

well bro like you said you allready nawsered your question no patience


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: djred]
    #3364653 - 11/15/04 05:15 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

I know, you'd think I'd be better than that. I'm not a newb, but it is my first time with popcorn, and trust me, I'm kicking myself.


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: Lifenergy]
    #3364660 - 11/15/04 05:16 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Sometimes popcorn turns red without being a problem. But sometimes red "lipstick" mold sucks my fucking balls.


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: recalcitrant]
    #3364705 - 11/15/04 05:26 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Yea I don't believe that it's contamination, I think it's the gel that's mentioned in so many teks. I think the worst case scenario is that u just won't be able to use the bottom 1" or so of ur jar, big whoop.


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3365280 - 11/15/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

well im ordering my spores i have me jars and a bag of popcorn im going to soak my jars in some cofee mix over night,then drain let em dry for a bit,was going to add some yeast to the popcorn mix it up so it covers everyhting nice and covered. they say to use verm to catch any extra moister..so..thats my idea no reaosn why it shouldn't work..another thing is im using 2.6 gallon chamber to grow i have my ,
ultra sonic,i know you don't want to over saturate the casing's so im going to have play around..with the times on /off


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: djred]
    #3365642 - 11/15/04 08:17 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Just a thought...
are you using metal lids?

because sometimes if there is too much water and your lids start to rust... a bit of the rust color can mix with the water causing a rusty red tint... but I don't know if thats def. what it is... just something to think about. (sometimes ive gotten rust rings on my tyvek... after a while you get sick of rust and get plastic lids, buy more metal ones, or just spray your old rusty ones with plastidip... its like spray paint but coats the metal so it won't rust... its nice... more people should try it! :wink:


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: fishbutt]
    #3366047 - 11/15/04 09:39 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

good idea on the spray


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: djred]
    #3366105 - 11/15/04 09:50 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Im saying this in hopes of not being flamed. But Ive tried both popcorn, WBS, and Rye Berries. And out of all of them Ive never had trouble with rye. Im not saying its superior in any way, as most colonization times for grains are comparative, but I do need to say popcorn seems to have the most problems out of the three. It could be incompetence, or inexperience or both, but either way Id say rye is the way to go.

Granted not everyone can find it, but I live in a twon with lots of health food stores but no access to it this time of year. Do I cry about it? Do I substitue for popcorn because its easy to get? No.

I drive 120 miles south to a place with an unlimited supply for a great price.

Just my 10 cents.

This post is in no way saying youve done anything wrong, or are crying about not getting rye, maybe you just wanted to try popcorn. But I say use what works...I think theres alot more possitive feedback for rye experiences here. I know mine are.


Kido

Ive also had the red coloration in PopCorn jars before. I threw them out. If it doesnt look good, it probably isnt.


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Re: Popcorn and red water? [Re: call_me_kido]
    #3366207 - 11/15/04 10:07 PM (12 years, 25 days ago)

go to what we call elevator,feed shop. good call i might pass on popcorn but then it maybe worth the shot..each to thier own.


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