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Do all contams smell?
    #4034393 - 04/09/05 03:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I'm worried because last time I messed up i got this really smelly bacteria. It was a pain to rid the smell. I think my techniques are imrpoved and I will succeed this time with at least some of the jars. Are all contams gonna smell terrible? How long into colonization till I don't have to worry about contams anymore?


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4034856 - 04/09/05 06:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Are all contams gonna smell terrible?




Not positive, but there has to be some contams that won't smell. As far as I know cobweb doesn't smell..

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How long into colonization till I don't have to worry about contams anymore?




You are going to have to worry about contams until you pick the mushrooms and even afterwards until you eat them. Although, cakes are much more resistant to contams when they are fully colonized. The mycelium provides a barrier to the nice wet vermiculite, and it produces an enzyme that helps fight off contams.

Just make sure you keep a dust free grow area, use lysol, and always wash your hands when working with your grow.

Good luck!


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: hooperdooper3]
    #4035049 - 04/09/05 07:26 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Bacculis smells like the second coming of the Dumpster Gods...
On a casing green doesnt smell
I outta be a Contam Forum Moderator because i am the contamination king...**bow at my feet :mad:


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: PawPaw]
    #4035054 - 04/09/05 07:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you may be the contam king but I run the farm


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4035144 - 04/09/05 08:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

black is awefull!!! My last grow was tainted with nothing but that and my friends house smelt like a morgue.


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: camelsmoker]
    #4035489 - 04/09/05 10:40 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Usually bacteria have terrible smell, some fungi smell, but most of them don't (just a nomrmal moldy smell). If the fungi contams are to big and/or old they smell more.


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Re: Do all contams smell? [Re: PawPaw]
    #4035714 - 04/10/05 12:09 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i thought you DIDN'T want contams? :bow:


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