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OfflineRuStySC
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Cakes getting contaminated?
    #4439986 - 07/22/05 10:29 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I am looknig into growing shrooms, and it seems like the biggest issue is contamination. It seems like everything has to be sterile.

My question is, Can you stop worrying about contamination once cakes are colonized?

because I read all this stuff about dunking, and it seems liek you are wroknig with the cakes in open air, which doesnt seem to safe... Whats the deal?


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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: RuStySC]
    #4440009 - 07/22/05 10:34 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

once the cake is fully colonized it's pretty contam resistant. you can still get mold if you play around with it, lack of air exchange ect...

i've always dunked in pure h20, the cakes don't take on contams real easy

getting them fully colonized before something else reaches it is the hard(er) part


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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: RuStySC]
    #4440028 - 07/22/05 10:39 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

yeah the myc is pretty contam resistant after it has colonized 100%. if the myc becomes weak then contams can get a foot hold and take over eventually.
your biggest contam points are: improperly sterilized substrate, poor innoc procedures, and handling the jars too much while colonizing. i am sure there are some more points but they are the most important imo.
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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: RuStySC]
    #4440079 - 07/22/05 10:49 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

ok cool. Oh yeah, another question.

What do you think about adding a tad bit of isopropyl alcohol to the dunking water?


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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: RuStySC]
    #4440108 - 07/22/05 10:59 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

not alcohol but h2o2 (hydrogen peroxide) will work to help keep any contams down.
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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: backupwards]
    #4440147 - 07/22/05 11:13 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Ok cool, thanks alot.


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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: RuStySC]
    #4440173 - 07/22/05 11:21 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

no prob.
good luck with your first.
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Re: Cakes getting contaminated? [Re: backupwards]
    #4440570 - 07/23/05 12:36 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

EDIT: screw it ill start a new topic.


Edited by RuStySC (07/23/05 12:53 AM)


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