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OfflineBurton124
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Bluing Mycelium?
    #473058 - 11/29/01 01:00 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I had just started my first time growing mushrooms in my room. Although limited to the supplies I figured I would still give it a try. I went and bought spores off line and got started when they got here. I used the brown rice and the, well that other stuff found at the garden story (sorry had a brain fart). Well anyways my jars were going along nicely but have REALLY slowed down almost to the point it's been 4 weeks and I am still waiting for the bottom of the jars to finish up. Since I am not going to use casing, I am just going to take the cake and put it in a one liter bottle and humidify it and grow them from there. I wanted to wait until I got some of those pin heads all the guide are ranting about. Well while waiting, for a long time, I notice a little bluing of my mycelium. I came to a conclusion that it's from the water droplets touching the mycelium because it seems to come and go on the spots where it's touching a water droplet. Well my question to you guys (finally) is that I ended up birthing one cake early just to see what would happen. Well it's sitting in the humidifier and it's not doing one damn thing. It's not growing or anything. I noticed tonight I dark blue spot of mycelium on the edge of the cake. I figured I would leave it there for now. But does it seem like something is wrong, nothing is growing and it's taking forever it to do anything!?!?!?!?!

Thanks for your time guys!!


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Re: Bluing Mycelium [Re: Burton124]
    #473088 - 11/29/01 01:25 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

hey,
one suggestion is to try birthing the cake normally, on a layer of moist perlite, and letting it fruit that way. i just started recently as well, and my jar has the same tiny water droplets that i think you're talking about. so far, no signs of any blue, but i don't think they are necessarily contams. this stuff is supposed to bruise blue. what strand are you growing? where did you order your spores? since this is my first time, i don't think i'm going to use casing, unless it turns out to be easier. i will find out after reading more and seeing what available resources i have. but i would definitely try birthing a cake normally. also, make sure you put it in a closed container over moist perlite to keep the humidity. however, fan the container out 2-3 times daily for about 30 seconds to get some fresh air in there. also expose the container to light for about..mmm, i'd say a good 3-4 hours of any type of indirect light (sun, desklight, whatever) should be good enough. and make sure it doesn't get too hot, they can stand a little cold, but make sure it's not too hot. i think 70 degrees is ideal. respond with any quetsions or comments. good luck. peace.
ps - do you snowboard?

...of course, this is all jus hypothetical :)


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Re: Bluing Mycelium [Re: rajisus228]
    #473097 - 11/29/01 01:43 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Yea I am not worried that much about the bluing as of the slow development. Man, I look at these other people?s pictures and show this THICK mycelium thriving in these jars after 14 days. WOW, guess it takes practice. I bought the Treasure Coast strand (Not knowing anything about what the easiest strand is) I bought the spores from www.sporechicks.com ran into a little trouble with them from slow delivery, I few e-mails later I had my package shipped next day mail, LOL. Well moving on yea, I will go and get some perlite. I don't have any, maybe that is why it's not doing anything in the bottle. Well thank a lot for the advice. If any one else has anything to say ADD IT!

P.S. I'm a big snowboarder, I live in California so I am waiting for the snow to hit the Sierra Mountains. Its snowing hard there now, woohoo


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Re: Bluing Mycelium [Re: Burton124]
    #473154 - 11/29/01 02:37 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Blue mycelium usually means a lack of water in your cake, at least when it's fruiting. I had a similar problem with my cakes, so I sterilized a syringe full of water ( boil water, draw boiling water into syringe, boil syringe, let cool ) and injected sterile water into my jars. Suddenly, the jars blew up, doubling in size every day.

Not sure if that's what your problem is... not sure if what I did was a good idea, either.

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