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Stinky feet smell?
    #391221 - 09/11/01 02:07 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I just harvested my first crop today. I couldn't smell anything really strong through the verm layer, but when I took the cakes out of the jars, they kind of had a sour, sweaty gym sock smell... is this normal? You can't really smell it unless you put your nose up to the cakes. I've noticed a couple iffy contam spots on the cakes but I'm not really sure if they're contamed or not. Any ideas?



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391248 - 09/11/01 02:32 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Sour smell normaly indicates contamination, separate good cakes from bad ones. One thing i can?t understand, you say you had your first crop then you say you took the cakes out of the jars, are using invitro ?

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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391251 - 09/11/01 02:34 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Ya, I had noticed that smell, which at first I thought was a brown sugary smell, in a bunch of jars that a foaf had that didn't colonize after over two weeks. I think he had a bunk syringe and the smell is just the wet smell of the rice flour. He tried to re-sterilize and ended up just pitching them out of caution, but now he notices that same smell every time he cooks up a new batch. I think its just the flour. However, I posted about this in contams forum and someone told me that the stinky feet smell could be yeast, which could or could not hurt your girls, depending on the type. Hope that helps :).



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391252 - 09/11/01 02:38 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Sounds like it might be a bacterial contamination. Its' not normal. What do your contam spots look like?



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391283 - 09/11/01 03:11 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

MAIA: Yeah, I'm using the invitro tek.
puscle: the spots are just small patches of greenish-greyish-bluish spots here and there. I'm a little hesitant now, this being my first venture and all. I did shake the jars around a little bit last night trying to promote some O2 circulation, not realizing that it would terribly bruise all the cakes in the process. Seems like I'm kind of up shit creek now. Live and learn I guess... I'm thinking maybe I'll just keep some of the larger shrooms and take a small dose for experimental purposes, then toss the cakes out and start over. But then again, a case of the pukes and shits doesn't sound too pleasant, either.



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391319 - 09/11/01 03:41 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

jars that have been cooked but not inoculated will have that honey-brown sugar smell. if it's not sour and nasty and if you don't see anything wrong with it, it was probably a bunk syringe.



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #391981 - 09/12/01 03:31 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Hey izlude, I had this happen to one of 6 cakes once.
Couldn't work it out either until I realised that this one cake had a couple of water droplets on the top, probably from sitting too close to the drip shield at the narrow end of the terrarium; and it stank like dirty feet just the same... 

Sorry mate :frown:, but I think that it is possibly water contam - I isolated my smelly cake, but it only got worse and I had to chuck it in the end.
The right smell should be a nice mushroomy/earthy smell, without anything sour anywhere.
           







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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: zhukov]
    #392453 - 09/12/01 05:14 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, pretty much all my jars had that same stench o' shit so I just decided to play it safe and chuck em all. What a terrible waste...



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Re: Stinky feet smell? [Re: izlude]
    #393155 - 09/13/01 09:30 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Really sorry to hear that...:(...did you work out if it was water droplets??  'Cos if it was, at least you can know that your innoculation & sterilisation techniques were ok; so next time just keep an eye out for any drips, and make sure the cakes clear the shield by a fair enough distance....good luck for next time :wink:

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