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InvisibleDrD525
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Smell, "very mushroomy"
    #527661 - 01/21/02 10:26 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

what EXACTLY are colonizing jars supposed to smell like? Mine smell sort of "intense", not sweet or sour just semi revolting, is this normal?


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: DrD525]
    #527685 - 01/21/02 10:56 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

they shouldnt smell revolting. They have a really mellow mushroom smell. Its not a bad smell at all.
Sounds like bacteria...can you give a little more description?


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: DrD525]
    #527690 - 01/21/02 11:05 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

I hope you mean what does a "colonized" jar smell like? I don't recommend you try smelling a "colonizing " jar. Contam issue. Usually the only time I smell a "colonizing" jar is when it's sour.


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: ]
    #528536 - 01/22/02 09:45 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Well, the smell is similar to the smell of the fresh substrate, sort of like cereal, it's just a more pronounced/noticable smell. On second thought, I accually wouldn't call the smell offensive. But, what EXACTLY should they smell like, what is "mushroomy"? Should this mushroomy smell be different from the smell of the fresh unsterilized substrate? Thanks for the info!


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: DrD525]
    #528559 - 01/22/02 10:21 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

My friend uses plastic lids on his jars, and when he opens up his incubator he notices a kind of sweet "warm cereal" type smell. This is normal. If he smells a VERY STRONG sour type smell, it means at least one of his jars is rotten. That type of smell can dominate a room. Sniff the outside of each jar and find the one with the problem. It's pretty easy to tell. Find it and remove it or otherwise it will make all your other jars stink. Peace.


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: ]
    #528564 - 01/22/02 10:28 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

They smell like store bought mushrooms to me..
Very pleasant.. I am a big fan of mushrooms (store bought)

I love it I have no problem eating fresh shrooms


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: Syd_barret]
    #528724 - 01/23/02 01:20 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

I think i know what you are talking about. Its no big deal, just the substrate. However if they begin to smell bad like your sink, gym shoes, or various other rotten items then it is bacteria.


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: fresh357]
    #528730 - 01/23/02 01:28 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah,"like a sink". That's a perfect way to decribe it.


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Re: Smell, "very mushroomy" [Re: ]
    #529124 - 01/23/02 03:33 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Have you ever smelled mushrooms!? Dryed mushrooms kinda have the same smell but in the incubator its a little more sweet or fresh smelling from the ones that you get dryed.

Sour smelling leads me to think something else is growing in there besides mycelium... :/


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