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I inoculated a rice/vermiculite cake with an isolated strain of mycelium selected from an agar plate. Within 4 days I had three navy blue patches, but no other growth. I now have a cake that is half fluffy white mycelium and half navy blue. These two organisms appear to be discreet. The mycelium side is now fruiting. I have not found any record of a type of contamination that matches this navy blue growth, what could it be? And should I destroy the cake?
Most likely Penicillium. . .it can range from blue-ish to green. I can't think of any other possible navy blue contams, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. It doesn't seem like you can do anything but kill the jars