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white fuzz
    #368754 - 08/08/01 02:55 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

I was growing Hippie invitro tek style, but I pulled them out the jars and put them into a terrarium - only one had pinning, everything else turned white and then stopped. Now in the terrarium only the one cake has actual mushrooms on it. The other 4 cakes, and now the good cake, are being covered in a white, gooey fuzz. Sorta like cotton candy. This is also covering the actual mushrooms that are growing and I noticed that some of it was on the lid of the terrarium now. Is this normal or am I contaminated?

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Re: white fuzz [Re: Kanuuker]
    #368788 - 08/08/01 04:19 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Your problem is that the humidity is too high. The white fuzzy mycelium is growing over your pins, because it's too humid. Are you fanning the terrarium 3-5 times a day? If not, do so.
What are you using to keep the terrarium humid? Whatever it is, use less of it. You want the humidity level to be in the 80-90% range. And no, this isn't contamination, it's just "humidation".

Also, what did you mean when you said: "everything else turned white and then stopped". Weren't the cakes white to begin with? Anways, lower your humidity.



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