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OfflineWile
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Green mold in my fruiting tray!?! Help!
    #4574822 - 08/24/05 02:51 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Ok, I followed this guide to the letter: http://www.shroomwizard.com/growguide.html

I bought a Mexican spore syringe from http://www.micro-supply.com/

Everything went well up to now. My jars were GREAT, not a single bit of mold growing other than that beautiful mycelium. I put 3 jars into a big tray, then left it closed for a week like the guide said.
Well when I opened my tray up everything looked great. Just white mold on the top. But now 3 days later when I looked at my tray, the top of the soil had a bunch of green mold/lichen stuff growing on it as well as the white shroom mold.
Any idea what that might be? Am I going to have to trash my project or will my shrooms still be edible?


I didn't get a chance to put the top soil in the oven before I planted, but the rest of the stuff I did. You figure that's where I messed up?


*edit* I can post pictures later if anyone thinks that would help


Edited by Wile (08/24/05 02:51 PM)


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Re: Green mold in my fruiting tray!?! Help! [Re: Wile]
    #4574834 - 08/24/05 02:53 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

I didn't get a chance to put the top soil in the oven before I planted, but the rest of the stuff I did. You figure that's where I messed up?




ADDITION #5: This step is not necessary but it could help you have a better chance of harvesting a nice crop. The soil that you will be using in your fruiting trays can easily be sterilized by spreading it onto a cookie sheet and baking it in an oven at 325 degrees for 15 minutes before you add the vermiculite and water to it. By doing this you will kill any contaminates that could be hiding in it from when you purchased it. Remember, sterility is always important when cultivating mushrooms of any kind. By taking the extra time to be careful you could possibly be saving yourself from losing everything to a foreign contaminate attack.

A scetchy guide.. but..

Yes, I can pretty much say that is your problem. Though that guide has you sterilize the caseing at a high temp w/o water... I could see where it can work, but at good as other methods. You linked to the tek that you didn't follow all the way, and in the last steps it got ya. (just like I did with my first caseings :P)


Edited by Civ (08/24/05 03:00 PM)


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Re: Green mold in my fruiting tray!?! Help! [Re: Civ]
    #4574924 - 08/24/05 03:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

if you want a good tek look at the ones here on the site


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Re: Green mold in my fruiting tray!?! Help! [Re: kingfish4200]
    #4575293 - 08/24/05 05:06 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hi ive gotten the green meanie on my compost before and i saved it by just puting hydrogen peroxide on it to try to keep it from spreading to other parts of the substrate


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