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    #3950182 - 03/21/05 07:08 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Okai guys im new here and this is my first post and also first try at mushies!.

I created 4 jars using PF-Tek for simple minds.
Ratios were used just like stated, then the lids were put on and these lids had 4 holes poked in them. Then they were covered in tin foil and put in a pot and steamed for 1 hour.

The were let to cool over night then in the morning they were inoculated with spores. Its been over 7 days and nothing, now i know it says not to panic until over 2 weeks but what i did was take one of my jars and open it right up and shove my finger in it to contaminate it and i closed it back up. Now even after several days this jar doesnt even have any contamination growing.

What could be so wrong that even contamination doesnt grow in it?

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Re: Beginner problems [Re: Ascension]
    #3950198 - 03/21/05 07:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

nothing is wrong just wait. If you did what you said and followed the teck percisly you will be fine. As far as the contaiminate jar it can take awhile to show up but it will show up unless you didnt penetrate the vermicule layer. In that case you now know why that layer is there.

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Re: Beginner problems [Re: goofy98]
    #3950239 - 03/21/05 07:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

What are your temps?

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Re: Beginner problems [Re: goofy98]
    #3950244 - 03/21/05 07:20 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

if it is bad it would have a funky smell like old feet or cheese...you wold know....anyways if it is not the right temp it will take longer to see anything happen...so keep the jars dark and warm and keep your fingers out of it (and i hope you washed you hands before you did that) keep an eye on that one for sure...that will not do anything but ruin it with contaims....i would give it another week or so and if you start to see any bit of white your good to go...good luck and keep those baby's warm...

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Re: Beginner problems [Re: Ascension]
    #3950457 - 03/21/05 08:20 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)


Quote from PF tek for Simple minds:

If you are unable to find or buy a pressure cooker, you can also sterilize the jars using a big pot with a lid.

In this case steam the jars for 1.5 hours in a pot lid on.

You only steamed them for an hour...not 1 1/2 hours like it says in the tek...so you didn't follow the tek very well.

Did you put the lid on the pot?

What is the temp that you are incubating your jars at?
This is very important!~
81 to 84 degrees F...is optimal.


The jar that you shoved your finger in...will probably contam.
From the inside out...so you might not see it right away.

Or your lucky...and it won't contam...and that would be shear luck!~


take care!~

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