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OfflineChronic420
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Is this jar OK?
    #3524851 - 12/20/04 06:08 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Can anyone tell me if this cake is contaminated, my other ones either had black dots on it or turned grey. For these cakes i had to open the jar lids after sterilization to scrape in spores, with this procedure, is there almost no chance for success?



Thank you for your help, Chronic


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: Chronic420]
    #3524886 - 12/20/04 06:19 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

doesnt look contamed by the picture ! but yeah by the sounds of it might be !


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: liveby]
    #3524901 - 12/20/04 06:23 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I cant see but opening the jar after sterilising it is asking for contams unless you do it in a sterile environment like a decnt flowhood or a glovebox.
But still id inoculate with a syringe if you use spores.


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3525045 - 12/20/04 07:02 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yeah buy a syringe from one of the vendors, dont open the lids after you sterilised..also you cant have used a vermiculite barrier in those jars, which greatly reduces your chances of contams. bottom line: Dont open jars to scrape in spores unless you have access toa flowhood, use a syringe.


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: Chronic420]
    #3525106 - 12/20/04 07:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

black dots and turning gray sounds like cobweb. But, this jar looks ok. Maybe you got lucky.


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: nycomyco]
    #3532065 - 12/22/04 04:10 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Heh, thats for everyones help.  I have one last question though.  If one jar is nearly completely covered in mycelium, but the bottom looks like it is starting to get cobweb, would the jar still fruit safe mushrooms, thats the only jar that i thought was contaminated that i kept, but i will most likely be throwing that one out also.  Hope my last one makes it, will start some new ones with a syringe, as soon as i can find a useable syringe :smile:.  but that you all again, Chronic


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: Chronic420]
    #3532070 - 12/22/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

give us a pic , cobweb at bottom?


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Re: Is this jar OK? [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3533575 - 12/22/04 11:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

No it wont but it might not be cobweb at the bottom. Its not safe to keep if theres ANY contams ANYWHERE on the mycelium. The picture you posted I see some black to the bottom in the middle...that could be some more pinheads.

You transfered spores open air..theres a reason we take all the trouble to sterilize the stuff in the jars..gotta keep it that way..there is very little chance of success when doing it open air. Had you used a glovebox a few more may have survived..


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