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OfflinePsillyNinjuh
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Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!!
    #808146 - 08/10/02 02:50 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

There are some really strange tan colored tumor like growths on a few of my friends cakes. It looks like a different species of fungus he has never really seen anything like it. Strangest thing is that the cakes are still pinning. Some of the growths are very large and others are smaller....anyone have any clue what is going on?


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #808152 - 08/10/02 02:55 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

are the fruits going to be safe to eat?


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #808249 - 08/10/02 05:51 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

sounds like regular primordia? does it have a bulbous shape? sometimes a cake will grow basically bulbous 'primordia' which essentially is mushroom flesh but in that strange shape


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: utopianglory]
    #808283 - 08/10/02 06:27 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

it does look like mushroom flesh however some of the growths have become enormous in size and the color is different from the other primordia, some have become irregularly shaped...

btw no digi cam


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810067 - 08/11/02 02:43 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

well the cakes are continuing to pin...some nice meaty lookin pins...I still dont know what the tan colored bulbous growths are on the cakes...maybe another type of fungus is living in harmony with the cubensis...very strange


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810127 - 08/11/02 05:57 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

what strain? may be sclerotia....the mycelium makes these to store food. (i think)


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: felix]
    #810135 - 08/11/02 06:12 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

I posted on this months ago. About a possible new strain. What kind of spores and did you get them from a vendor? It is fine to eat them. I have. When i broke up my cakes i found the same growths inside. It was sclerotia from all i could determine.


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: rosewoodpete]
    #810227 - 08/11/02 07:48 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

The spores are tazmanian from a vendor...the fruits look like regular tazzies...then there are these bulbs growing on the cake as well...rhizos are growing right up to and around the bulbs...


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810258 - 08/11/02 08:03 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

also, if you determine that the growth is sclerotia, you can actually eat that too i have never had it but there is a good bit of information about sclerotia out there. this is a picture from sporeworks.

http://www.sporeworks.com/gal8/closeup.jpg

is that something like what you have?


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: nonsence]
    #810414 - 08/11/02 09:28 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

well it is heard to tell from that pic with them smashed up against the jar like that...but what have may resemble that but growing off the cake in open air. Since the cakes went into full fruiting mode the growths seemed to stop enlarging....ill try to have a pic of the harvest plus the growths later this afternoon. Will sclerotia form on with cubensis or what? These are definitely tazzies....


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810506 - 08/11/02 10:27 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Those tumors are knots. You have nothing to worry about


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810537 - 08/11/02 10:49 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Well I have some good news (I think). My friend pulled some of the shrooms off and one of the fleshy growths....this thing was bigger than any of the caps he harvested and amazingly it stained blue. Should he eat it? Maybe this is common phenomenon but in my countless hours at the shroomery I've never seen any pics or heard of anything like this....


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Re: Tumor like growths on cakes....HELP!!! [Re: PsillyNinjuh]
    #810552 - 08/11/02 10:58 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

ah.. this never gets old...
"Its naat a toomah!"
without pics it is difficult to say, but it is probably fine (retarded strain or just sclerotia)


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