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Well, the latest batch of my FOAF's is looking mighty weird. The Stems have begun to grow wider, but have less 'holding up' power, the shrooms droop. Also, it was readily noticeable that these shroomys were not producing any spores.. Strain is Treasure Coast, and good fruits have been produced from spore sample, but this newest contam seems to have taken over. Cuttin open the stem the long way has shown it to be 'hollowed' with a sickly green wet fungus inside.. Outside, cakes look fine (normal BRF mix).. Needless to say, I would not risk the eating of them... But what is it? I guess back to step one., but please post if you have any info. This is my unlucky day, discovered this today on all 15 fruiting cakes and also busted myself up something bad on my scooter: lots of blood, hands, knee, face and I think my thumb is fractured...typing with one finger. Well, lets hope things get better. Peace.
Did you cut the cakes and tried to see if they were contaminated ? Needless to say the stem can be hollow and the green could be bruising, my Puertos bruised with a greennish coloration, did they smell bad or anything ?
You had bad luck dude, hope everything goes well from now on .
The cakes actually look just fine, inside and out. I usually have very low contam rate, about 5% maybe. I'm lucky enought to own an America PC and my incubation chamber has hepa circulated air.. I though I was getting lucky with the mutation I was seeing (looked like double stems, and no spores!) I was really getting psyched and figured this would be worth cloning, but alas, the mutation is probably from whatever contam that screwed the shroomys up. Young shrooms cut open showed small light green flecks up the length of the stem, as it matures water(?) fills stem and green goo thickens and multiplies. Whats scary is you cant't tell that there is anything really wrong from the outside. I had some early fruits which i dried (before i knew there was really anything wrong.. i thought the drooping was probably co2 problem).. The dried shroom looked just fine. Cutting it open did not really show any tell tell signs of contam, so the contam is likely more than 99% water. I of course threw it out anyways. So far contam is isolated in one chamber, I should change the perlite, but there are other cakes from another batch in there, so I think I'll let it fruit and see if I can trace the contam back (jar or chamber origin?). I'm a little suprised no one has seen this before, oh well. BTW: wounds healing nicely