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Re: Cutting out Contam...any advice????
    #69815 - 12/29/99 12:32 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

In order to be extra sure that there is no possible means of this mold to spread and ruin your crop then cutting it out would help a lot. I would suggest cutting it out with a steril knife down to the cake substrate itself to make sure none of it is left underneath. You can replace what you cut out with more steril casing soil and it will be fine. Another suggestion would be to make sure that your giving your shrooms enough air. Chances are that you've got high amounts of humidity and thats exactly what this mold loves. So you can either reduce you humidity level a little or simply air out your set up a lot more that you have been. This mold loves CO2. If your too afraid of cutting it out then either keep spraying with h2o2, or sprinkle the infected area with baking soda or salt. Trichoderma loves acidity, so if your casing happens to be a little low in pH then adding an alkaline compound (baking soda, salt) will raise the pH and stop this contamination.

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Re: Cutting out Contam...any advice????
    #69817 - 12/31/99 01:30 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Dont worry so much, look at it closely.. it could just be the cakes turning blue as the Psilocin and Psilocybin oxidize! if it looks like the mycelium is turing blue, that is probably what it is.. if its fuzzy and growing.. then :frown:

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Re: Cutting out Contam...any advice????
    #69818 - 01/01/00 04:03 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

I've had success with using diluted bleach to eliminate infections on casing.
I just remove the visible signs of the infection then wet the surface with bleach, it never grows back.

At the low concentration that is used it is not a health hazard. If you think it might be, you should be aware that Burger King uses bleach water to rinse their food containers and trays.

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Re: Cutting out Contam...any advice????
    #69819 - 01/02/00 02:31 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds alot like penacilin from what I read. I suggest you cut it out with a sterile knife, and spray with straight h2o2 (3% store brand). The h2o2 won't hurt the mycelium to much, so don't worry about that, but keep spraying the area for a while, and expect it to come back once the first flush is through.


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Re: Cutting out Contam...any advice????
    #69820 - 01/05/00 06:02 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

this is a little late and im not going ot tell you same things again, but i will suggest this.......invest in a HEPA filter for your home....you get these brand new on Ebay....just go and enter HEPA in the search area and your there also check out Yahoo! auctions as well.....expect to pay 50+ for a good new one.....but in the long run it will speak for its self.....definatly will cut contam rate.....

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