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Offlineimliquid
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The odor of mycelium?
    #834447 - 08/21/02 09:30 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

as mycelium growth continues to move slow, if moving at all, i began to wonder if i had sterilized properly(Pf-tek, fine grade verm, brown rice flour, water substrate).. i just recieved a PC today, so i fugred it wouldn't hurt to waste jar.. so i opened a jar up poured the substrate out, and noticed a rather sour and bad odor to the substrate.. decidied to check to see if any other jars were like that, and they all seem to have the similar stench.. is this contam's, bacteria? or normal? if its not normal, what type of smell does normal mycelium growth give if anyone had cared to notice..


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #834451 - 08/21/02 09:31 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

sour smell = lost cause

healthy cakes smell like... dirt


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #834455 - 08/21/02 09:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

if i recall, it sorta smells like shrooms ... maybe just a little different?

dont trust me though


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #834535 - 08/21/02 10:04 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

dude the cakes should turn all white and smell EXACTLY LIKE SHROOMS FROM THE THE GROCERY STORE WELL MUSHROOMY.......... AND THEY SHOULD COME OUT FAIRLY EASILY......... Like a Contaminated Jar instead Smells like someones crap and sticks to the jar just like one.......... In my extremely limited experience.........



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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #834540 - 08/21/02 10:06 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Does it kind of smell like beer? I had a few jars that smelled like that! How long have they been at it? If there more than half way colonized, then you could case them in the jars that they already came in! I did this with 2 cakes that didnt fully colonized and they smelled 'off' but they grew healthy mushrooms!


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: bloo_sunshine]
    #834552 - 08/21/02 10:10 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

yea, i would continue to let them colonize, and only throw them away if the mycelium changes colors


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: bloo_sunshine]
    #834627 - 08/21/02 11:10 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I didn't find that it smelt like beer, a friend of mine said it smelt "alcoholish" but i didn't smell that at all.. its really like a sour disgusting smell to me.. i'll continue to let the remaining jars colonize, like i said i have not seen much mycelium progress at all in the last 3-4 days.. its been about a week since innoculation..


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #834661 - 08/21/02 11:42 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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so i opened a jar up poured the substrate out


If it "poured" out, it's either too wet or too dry.
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its really like a sour disgusting smell to me..


That's a very bad sign. I'd say start all over again. They should smell like unbaked bread dough.


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: TM]
    #834663 - 08/21/02 11:43 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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They should smell like unbaked bread dough.


You think yeast is preferable? I prefer mine to smell mushroomy...


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #834703 - 08/22/02 12:11 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I guess it's all in your nose. We're describing the same smell, we know what healthy mycelium smells like, don't we mickey?


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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #930250 - 10/04/02 01:14 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
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Re: The odor of mycelium? [Re: imliquid]
    #930257 - 10/04/02 01:15 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

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