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Offlinepiopio
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blue mold
    #6976626 - 05/28/07 09:08 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Hi everyone i have a question.

I started to grow the mushrooms using a grow-kit and all went ok until the last two days (that are the last days of the gowing cycle) when i noticed that a blue mould has grown in some zones of the box and has make a dent in the lower part of some mushrooms.
I immediately harvested the mushrooms and before placing them to dry i've cutted the bad parts with a scissors (when i made it i've noticed that the white part of the stem becomed immediately blue,is it normal?)

What i wuold like to know is if i still can eat them or if is better to throw them away.

Someone can tell me how to act please?

Thanks


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Re: blue mold [Re: piopio]
    #6976634 - 05/28/07 09:13 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The blue on the stem is bruising. It means that there is psilocybin in those mushies of yours:thumbup:. Was the blue that you cut off the same exact thing? Or was it more of a green? Blue is just bruising, but green is BAD.:thumbdown:


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Re: blue mold [Re: TheEnd]
    #6976906 - 05/28/07 11:09 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

First of all thanks for the answer.

I'm using a grow-kit and i'm sure that a blue mold has grown in some zones of the growkit and has reached the lower part of some mushrooms, and that's a point. Then there the fact that the blue color camed out only when i cutted the mushrooms in the stem.
So maybe they are two different aspects, not related.

What i would like to know is if the mold has ruined the mushrooms or if i can eat them after cutting the mold-infected part.

To answer to your question if i have to say a color it would be blue.

Thanks


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Re: blue mold [Re: piopio]
    #6977075 - 05/28/07 11:52 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds like bruising...

is the blue anywhere but on the mycelium/mushrooms?

if you can provide a picture, please do so


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Re: blue mold [Re: piopio]
    #6977145 - 05/28/07 12:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

First off, this ought to be in the contamination forum if you suspect a contamination, but whatever.

I've never heard of a blue mould before. Usually, when people see what they think is a blue something-that-shouldn't-be-there, it turns out to be mundane bruising of odd-looking mycelium. Pictures would be great, but if you can't get any, could you describe the texture of it? Is it fluffy or stringy? Is it growing, and if so, how fast? Is it light or dark blue?


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Re: blue mold [Re: exagram]
    #6977170 - 05/28/07 12:21 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

try wiping a cotton bud over the suspect "green" areas.

if it comes off it's a contam,throw it.
if not it's bruising and ok.


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Re: blue mold [Re: deucedbi9]
    #6977247 - 05/28/07 12:52 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Blue mold is penicillium. It's what blue cheese salad dressing is full of, and is not toxic unless you're allergic to penicillin shots. However, penicillium is normally a contaminant of agar and grain cultures, not casing or substrates. I suspect bruising as well, but 'grow kit' doesn't tell us a darn thing about what kind of substrate you're using.
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Re: blue mold [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #6980852 - 05/29/07 07:16 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for the informations.

I'm sorry but i can't provide any picture because i don't have a digital camera.

Yesterday i harvested the rest of the mushrooms (is it normal that when thay start to open they become from dark brown to very light brown?) and i cutted what i thought was the bad part (a small portion at the bottom of the mushrooms).

The mould is not so dark and the color is beetween blue and green, it's not growing fast and today i will try the cotton test. To complete the description the mold has not gone throught all the mushroom, i found it on some zones of the substrate and on the bottom of some of them.

Now they are drying (is it ok to leave them on an absorbing paper in a room NOT at direct light but also not in the dark?), so for you would be ok to try them? What will eventually be the worst thing that can happen?

I know that without picture it's difficult to give a definitve answer, but i hope i've explained well the situation.

Again thanks a lot for helping me


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Re: blue mold [Re: piopio]
    #6980862 - 05/29/07 07:31 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Sounds like bruising to me.

The caps (top of the mushroom) of my golden teachers go from dark brown to a goldeny light brown when they open, I don't know if all cubensis strains do that.

What strain of cubensis are you growing?


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Re: blue mold [Re: Nibin]
    #6981379 - 05/29/07 12:05 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Use some diluted peroxide on the "blue mold". If it fizzes like mad, you're looking at mold, if not, then not. I suspect it's not blue mold, since you're probably growing on a rice-based substrate.

Brown caps are not unusual, nor are brown stems, as long as you're talking about a friendly, tannish color. Look at the pics on the site.


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Re: blue mold [Re: figgusfiddus]
    #6985653 - 05/30/07 04:27 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I'm growing mexicans (stopharia cubensis).

I can't try the mold test because i've already thrown away the box, but thanks to all for the information.

When i'll eat the mushrooms i'll let you know if i will be still alive :grin:


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Re: blue mold [Re: figgusfiddus]
    #15634047 - 01/08/12 11:11 AM (9 years, 1 month ago)

Will the peroxide damage the mycelium? If not, why why not just coat this mysterious blue mold you think might not just be bruising (it is) until it's al fizzled away. Penicilin  vanquished.


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Re: blue mold [Re: Michaelshroomincap]
    #15634080 - 01/08/12 11:22 AM (9 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Michaelshroomincap said:
Will the peroxide damage the mycelium? If not, why why not just coat this mysterious blue mold you think might not just be bruising (it is) until it's al fizzled away. Penicilin  vanquished.



Almost 5 year old post, some of those people are not on here anymore.


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