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Invisiblepuscle
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The Pink
    #346886 - 06/22/01 08:57 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

I've seen this before and remember it as innocuous. That is to say, the jars fruited. The mycelia invitro is pastel pink in color. Any thoughts or experience?



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Re: The Pink [Re: puscle]
    #348470 - 06/25/01 09:29 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

And now it's turning purple where it's the densest. Still, the mycelia is winning. Anyone?



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Re: The Pink [Re: puscle]
    #349460 - 06/26/01 06:40 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I seen a LITTLE bit of that on a couple of my cakes that I just recently cased... it didn't get any larger than it was the second day it had appeared for me though. It was a very light pink, about 1/2 inch long and 1/2cm wide. not big and it looked like the mycelium was handling it fine if it was a contam. Someone stated that it could just be excrement form the mycelium or something. When I cased my cakes I just broke off the pink stuff. Mine was towards the bottom of the jar also... it was only on 2 of my cakes, one was just a very very small area and the other was the 1/2 inch x 1/2cm area. Dunno, I'll tell you if I die : )~

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Re: The Pink [Re: puscle]
    #349531 - 06/26/01 09:18 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Are you looking for a diagnosis? That's tough without microscopy. Mucor spp. can be purplish, but will usually take over a cake [very fast growing]. There are hundreds of other possibilities, the vast majority inocuous [if not colonizing a big part of the cake]

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Re: The Pink [Re: Suntzu]
    #349864 - 06/27/01 09:22 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Well, I ended up dumping most of the jars. I'll grow out a few and see how they do. Thanks for your comments.



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    #350648 - 06/28/01 11:08 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Send to me, I can investigate!

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Re: The Pink [Re: nononsense]
    #351224 - 06/29/01 06:00 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Heh! I ended up making a major 12 cake casing with the 1/2 colonized jars. Couldn't bear to just toss 'em.



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