Home | Community | Message Board


SoulSpeciosa Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Contamination Forum

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinerhesusmonkey
Stranger
Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 3
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!!
    #641530 - 05/23/02 10:37 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

HELP!
My shrooms have been wilting and turning dark and decaying before they're fully grown. Today I found tiny (like .5 cm) greyish bugs... too small to clearly make out exactly what type... either a tiny fly like creature or maybe mites... they're shaped like a tiney grain of rice, and there are hundreds of them eating into the stems and sitting on the caps. (My roommate assures me that he can see the bugs too, so ';m pretty sure they're there.
What Can I Do To Kill The Little Bastards That Wont Hurt My Crop?!?!?!?!!?
Please help!


--------------------
I've only talked my way out of traffic tickets twice:
Once on Acid, and once on Mescaline.
Go figure.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 16 days, 10 hours
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: rhesusmonkey]
    #641579 - 05/23/02 11:12 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The easiest thing would be to dump them and start over. Be sure that you pasteurize or sterilize any substrate or casing mixture before you use it to kill off any eggs. Also be sure that any vent holes are plugged with polyfill or have a screen over them to keep the insects out of the terrarium.

If you want to try and kill them off, you have a few options, though these are off the top of my head... no idea how well they will work. First, I think you will probably lose your current flush. I would get rid of all the fruit and pins that I could. If I could strip off the casing layer, I would do that also. You can then try to soak what is left in h2o2 for 12 hours or so. That might do the trick.

If you feel really daring, get a pack of cigs and soak them in water for 24 hrs. Get rid of the cigs and use the tabaco water as an insecticide. Nicotine is a very powerful poison. I have used this method with house plants, but never with mushies.. donno for sure what it would do to the mycelium/fruit.

I would not use an insect spray of any type on them. I would be too worried about the poison getting concentrated in the fruit and people getting sick.

Again, I haven't tried any of this... just guesses on my part.


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinerhesusmonkey
Stranger
Registered: 05/23/02
Posts: 3
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: Seuss]
    #641600 - 05/23/02 11:23 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for the advice.
For the moment I'm holding out hope and trying to exterminate them.
As a preliminary measure, I filled a mason jar with rubbing alchohol soaked paper towel, then I sealed the bin and let it heat up. If the gas chamber trick doesnt work... (I'm sure it wont help with the eggs...) I guess I'll have to try scraping everything down.
I'll post results as they come.
-RM


--------------------
I've only talked my way out of traffic tickets twice:
Once on Acid, and once on Mescaline.
Go figure.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletriptor
member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 123
Loc: Confussion
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: rhesusmonkey]
    #643229 - 05/24/02 12:18 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

there is a pest strip out there that will kill crawling and flying insects you can hang it in the closet for a few days and see the results. It is made by Hot Shot. I have used one for some time now and have had no return of the mean ol bugs. Don't let it come in contact with any thing though because it does contain poison. Only hang it in the vicinity of you experiment. It works best in a closed room in order to concentrate its power.


--------------------
Zippity freakin doo dah


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheShroomHermit
Divine Hermit of the Everything
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 7,575
Loc: border of Canada and Mexi...
Last seen: 1 year, 3 months
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: triptor]
    #643236 - 05/24/02 12:22 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Yes. This will not stop those in the larval stage. But it will help against future investations


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheShroomHermit
Divine Hermit of the Everything
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 7,575
Loc: border of Canada and Mexi...
Last seen: 1 year, 3 months
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: Seuss]
    #643238 - 05/24/02 12:24 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I have a knacking feeling that these bugs landed on sterile substate after he cooked it, rather than surviving the intense heat of his sterilization process.. If there were any flaws in his sterilisation, wouldn't he have bugs and green mold/bacteria/other nasty contams?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletriptor
member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 123
Loc: Confussion
Re: Tiny Bugs are eating my babies!!! [Re: TheShroomHermit]
    #643912 - 05/24/02 08:43 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

They actually eat the mycelium and dig into it to lay eggs. I watched a few sad looking cakes in wonder for a week, before I threw in the towel on their little world. sorry bugs:)


--------------------
Zippity freakin doo dah


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Contamination Forum

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* thousands of tiny bugs! countZero 1,239 6 12/08/04 09:25 PM
by Suntzu
* Colonies of tiny bugs forming insides a tub of horse manure SweetCannabis 1,186 1 01/23/09 02:32 AM
by RogerRabbit
* Bastards are back. Bugs on shrooms How do I kill them?
robanero
1,249 10 09/28/07 03:53 PM
by robanero
* stick insect to myc contamination, this possible? Piccas ikkes 885 6 02/01/09 02:10 PM
by birdisaword
* Insecticidal Soap and casings GnuBobo 1,985 3 05/05/05 02:39 AM
by GnuBobo
* Bug Infestation... and the party that followed. saunter 1,662 15 04/03/05 03:37 PM
by winelover
* WEIRD BUGS ON MY FRUITIN BROWN RICE CAKES AND IN MUSHROOMS PLS HELP!!! fonguz 848 2 08/17/07 06:31 AM
by exagram
* The white bugs that won't die caffinejedi 562 1 05/14/07 07:16 PM
by RogerRabbit

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, cronicr, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte
1,310 topic views. 1 members, 4 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:

Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.