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OfflinePharmette
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green mold
    #865023 - 09/05/02 06:59 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

This is the second time this has happened to me. I do the pf tek everything looks fine, healthy looking jars, clean room... i take the cakes and crumble into layers with a potting soil/verm/organic compost mixture and get a really healthy first flush... then as the shrooms mature in the first flush I start to see little patches of green surrounded by white. YUCK. I get no more flushes after this. Last time I tried a couple of casing containers with just straight verm to see what would happen like maybe it was the compost... or moisture. But it happened there. So I guess I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone, or at what step is the contams getting in? Anyway thanks...


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Re: green mold [Re: Pharmette]
    #865029 - 09/05/02 07:02 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Moving to the contam. forum...


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Re: green mold [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #865075 - 09/05/02 07:25 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

my bad you're right... a little slow today...


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Re: green mold [Re: Pharmette]
    #865964 - 09/04/02 04:55 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Did you sterilize or pasturize your casing material? On my last casings I ran out of sterilized casing material and tried straight verm on one casing. It turned green by the middle of the first flush but the other casings were fine.
I lost two more to the green after the second flush but that may have been because they had been within the same terrerium as the first bad one.


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Re: green mold [Re: imjustagirl]
    #866442 - 09/06/02 03:11 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I pastureized it... maybe that has something to do with it. damn. Thanks for the info. :smile: 


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Re: green mold [Re: Pharmette]
    #868757 - 09/07/02 10:36 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

... and what about your compost mixture, sterilized or pasteurized ?

MAIA


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Re: green mold [Re: MAIA]
    #869105 - 09/07/02 03:07 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

All pastureized... So I guess the question now is how do I stop it from happening again? The straight vermiculite system has worked in the past but the shroomies are really small when I do that. There is a way to avoid these contams but I'm trying to figure out at what step i'm doing something wrong.


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