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I'm growing some Golden Teachers in a mycobag. It's been a little over a week since I injected the solution with the spores in it, and I have the white fuzz growing over the top and down the sides. However, I can also see black areas in the substrate around the sides of the bag too. I don't have pictures for you guys, maybe I can get them later, but I guess the question at this point is, is there any reason for there to be any black at all?
This is the first time I've done this.
Also, assuming this is contamination, is there anything I can do with the mycobag to do something to salvage the operation? And what if I let the shrooms grow... is there any chance some of them will be ok, and is it possible to inspect them to tell for sure?
By the way, the site said to keep the bag out of light, so it's been in a very dark environment. However, I also am pretty sure that light discourages the growth of mold.
Would it be bad for me to leave the mycobag in the light now, so that in the event that this is in fact mold, I might be able to slow it?
If you guys think it's most likely contaminated due to the fact that there are dark areas in it, maybe you could suggest ways I could save this. Like opening up the bag and moving clean areas to a jar or something.
let it grow in the dark a bit longer, if the black areas grow (arent actually the substrate itself) then you need to toss it, leaving it in the light would be no good as that would send a signal to the mycelium that its time to fruit, not colonize...
if its already contaminated, i doubt youd be able to save it that way, not to mention you might put your health at risk....and if its NOT contaminated, messing with it risks actually introducing contams....