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karo germination?!?! or mold?
    #3403018 - 11/24/04 12:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

ok well my friend innoced some karo jars like 5 days ago, this morning he woke up and looked inside his TiT to find little white spheres floating in the karo. Most of them were simply very samll white spheres, though some jars had spheres with dark spots in or on them. Looking almost like spores or something. is this normal, one of the jars looks like it is a sphere of mold of something. obviously he will wait and see what it looks like later, but waht are some good rules of hand for contamed Karo? he obviously doesnt want to uncap and take a whiff, because this would most likely introduce contams if they aren't already in there. Just wondering if dark spots in the beginning are ok. thanks


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: DubiousDuo]
    #3403027 - 11/24/04 12:04 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I have a lot of dark spots as well, that look like spores that just collected there as well, but it may very well contamination. Pro's plz help on this one!


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3403031 - 11/24/04 12:05 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

they sound exactly like what mine looked like and they grew just fine


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3403037 - 11/24/04 12:07 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

alrighty, thanks, i suppose he should just wait it out and watch, if the stuff stays healthy and looks white and mycelial then YAY, if it turns green or gray or the texture is off, he will smell it, and determine then whether or not to use. I guess wait and see for now huh.


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: DubiousDuo]
    #3403127 - 11/24/04 12:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

They should be cloudy fluffy balls, sounds like your doing well.


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: Gr0wer]
    #3403231 - 11/24/04 12:55 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

So can I get a specific clarification that the darker spots on the initial myc growth is safe/spores? I think I recall having them on the jar that is now looking quite good, but I'm experiencing them on half over my other liquid cultures.


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3403274 - 11/24/04 01:06 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

like i said it sounds just like mine even the little spots which i assume is spores also think about how they like to clump up in the syringe and then think what if you have a bigger thing for them to hold onto, they will clump on it and you will see all those lovely little spots. thats the conclusion i came to.


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Re: karo germination?!?! or mold? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3403454 - 11/24/04 01:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

They have spots on them often. It is often difficult to tell if its contamed unless you try it.


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