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OfflineSilkSteel
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Is this myc or am I screwed?
    #4486730 - 08/02/05 09:14 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)



Like the title states, I'm wondering if this is mycelium growth or if its a contaminant. Its day four of incubation and I found this at the bottom of 2 out of 3 of my perlite/moss/BRF jars.






The third jar I'm pretty sure got waterlogged after boiling and doesn't show any growth besides the weird growth I saw two days into incubation:

I posted that picture here earlier and it was the general consensus that it was probably water rot.


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: SilkSteel]
    #4486742 - 08/02/05 09:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

mycelium your in the good !


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: SilkSteel]
    #4486750 - 08/02/05 09:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Not too sure if that is a contam or not, it looks pretty white. Perlite is definitely not a good choice at all for a substrate. Try BRF/verm next time and you will definitely see better results. Unlike perlite vermiculite holds tons of water which the colony needs.


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: PSiFr33k]
    #4486752 - 08/02/05 09:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

altho i do wonder why your using perlite , moss and brf thats a horrible substrate highly prone to contam , i would advice you rethink your method and go with the PF tek Vermiculite and BRF , will work alot better and less chance of contam


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: PSiFr33k]
    #4486765 - 08/02/05 09:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

OMG yay. :laugh:

No worries about the substrate.  I couldn't find any verm, so I decided to go ahead and make 3 jars out of perlite/sphagnum peat moss/BRF.

However, I saved the rest of the jars for when I could find some verm, and luckily enough I did. :smile:

What is striking me as odd is that the myc is congregating around the bottom of the jars - is this normal?  Perhaps thats where the end of the syringe was and thats why the first growth appears there?

I really hope these jars can make it to casing.  What would you recommend I do now to the jars?  Just leave them be, or perhaps intervene early and prevent them from going sour later?


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: SilkSteel]
    #4487166 - 08/02/05 11:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That myc looks good, but your substrate looks a little wet... next time you mix a batch, try reducing the water by 10% or so and see if the cakes colonise any faster... that second jar looks way way too wet, to the point where the myc won't colonize at all...


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #4487214 - 08/02/05 11:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah, I guess some water got into that second jar when I was boiling it. I found another jar that had excess water in it from my second batch - the verm/brf one. This one made more sense because the lid was dented and kept ripping the alum foil when I would screw it on. I put more foil over it to cover it, but I guess it didn't work. All I needed to do was pick it up to realize that it weighed A LOT more than the other jars. I dumped the substrate out right now, gonna get started on the third and final batch of jars tonight. Thanks for the help guys - much appreciated.


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Re: Is this myc or am I screwed? [Re: SilkSteel]
    #4487279 - 08/03/05 12:02 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

if its growing mainly at the bottom its prolly where you put most of the spore solution take that jar right now , and shake the hell outta it it should grow all over after that and be done in bout 7 days


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