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White mold/contamination or perfectly normal? PIC
    #567119 - 03/01/02 07:05 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

yo.

growing some classic pf cakes using a perlite+aqaurium setup for the terrarium. when i first opened the jars for birthing, there were white (possibly light grey, which worried me) wispy-like structures pertruding through the vermiculite layer.

since all the jars had this and they didn't have any other odd colors or odors, i decided to birth them all. it's been a couple days and there are some marshmellow like structures at the base of a lot of the pins and shrooms. i wanted to post a pic and be sure that they are safe as i usually don't see this stuff growing around the base.

can someone please identify these white patches as normal growth structures or contamination?



thanks.

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Re: White mold/contamination or perfectly normal? PIC [Re: omegatron]
    #567721 - 03/02/02 02:18 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

That's where mushrooms come from. It also looks like you let invitro pinning ocurr. Keep going and give it time, you'll see what i mean.

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Re: White mold/contamination or perfectly normal? PIC [Re: MAIA]
    #567802 - 03/02/02 04:08 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

yah, i did let invitro pinning occur. didn't have the terrarium setup in time... :smile:

looks like the first flush is done now.

thanks for the response..

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Re: White mold/contamination or perfectly normal? PIC [Re: omegatron]
    #568735 - 03/03/02 05:07 PM (16 years, 3 months ago)

Its fairly common for the bases of the shrooms to have fuzzy white mycelium on them. I don't remember the cause... too much or too little humidity or something like that. If the fuzz isn't white, but grey, you probably have cob web (though usually I see it in the casing first rather than the fruitbodies).


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