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Black Stuff???
    #598548 - 04/04/02 01:22 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Alright so I have four jars (1 Hawaiin, 1 Stropharia (gulf coast?) and two PF). Anyway, I innoculated these jars march 25th and so far Stropharia is looking great, accept one thing. The Hawaiin is the only one not doing shit, and a small black patch was discovered. What is it? Contam? It's about .5 centemeters diameter. How should i dispose of the jar if it is contam? I'm a newbie to this, and wondering what to do- can it spread to other jars? I noticed some black in my prize Stropharia jar- PLEASE NO!!!!


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Re: Black Stuff??? [Re: quack180]
    #603789 - 04/10/02 12:43 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I think you got a contam. Watch it for a few days.....maybe the mycelium can win out over it. If you notice anymore growth of that black spot, your in trouble and throw it away.

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Re: Black Stuff??? [Re: quack180]
    #608802 - 04/15/02 07:53 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

DUMP it, Dump it Now...A few years ago I saw multiple jars contaminated multiple times. When you go to dump it, that black stuff(ergot?) spreads in the air like baby powder in a draft. I recommend pitching the jar, it will be worth it in the long run.

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