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Offlinebekyndnunwind
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Top half of jar colonizing slowly
    #4008698 - 04/03/05 04:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hi, is it normal for a pf jar to colonize on the bottom first and then the top half?

Right now the jars are looking like this:


Sorry about the crappy drawing :tongue:

The white on the bottom is mycelium and has filled in the bottom completely, but the top half is coming along alot slower.

Is this normal?

The jars are from pfjars.com and they are on day 13.  Any comments are welcome.


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Re: Top half of jar colonizing slowly [Re: bekyndnunwind]
    #4008710 - 04/03/05 04:07 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

They're probably fine. Is it stalled growth, or just slow?

Perhaps if you turn the jars upside down for some air exchange that might help.

It seems like the last bit takes a little longer than the first. If you just wait a little bit, the jar will most likely colonize.


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Re: Top half of jar colonizing slowly [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #4008714 - 04/03/05 04:09 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Ya, I was wondering if it's ok to turn them upside down. There is alittle water condensation on the inside. It isn't stalled at all, just taking its time going up.

I'll try turning upside down and we'll see what happens.


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Re: Top half of jar colonizing slowly [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #4008715 - 04/03/05 04:09 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

It sounds pretty normal. When you inject your spore solution, it pools down the sides of the jar. Most of the spores settle and germinate there first.


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