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Question about brown streaks on stemsscilly psymanjim brown3 1 02-07-02  07:51 am

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Patrick (Valence)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 08:41 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've just read in another post about shrooms that have stripes (fairly wide not pin stripes) or one stripe of darker colored stalk running up them. Does anyone know what causes this or is it bad? or how to prevent it? is this the water logging and the transparency look that I have read about?
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 09:04 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have seen stripes on the stems of shrooms that were not waterlogged... And I have seen waterlogged shrooms that had no stripes... But generally it is considered a sign of overhydration.

For whatever that is worth...
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 02:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not sure what causes it, but whatever it is, it isn't harmful, and the shrooms are still edible. It could be a weak colony, it could be some kind of contam, or it could be too much water, or maybe some combination of these. I can't pin it down. Right now I have several cakes in the growing chamber, of the same syringe and the same substrate; one cake has shrooms with stripes and the others do not; there is no significant difference between one cake and another in water content or anything else. Why does the one cake have striped shrooms? I'm not sure...
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 02:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i've been told the stripes are indicitive of a harmless bacterial infection, caused by excess water content, but who really knows ?
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 03:16 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that sounds somewhere near the mark
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Patrick (Valence)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 09:06 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of the shrooms with the stripe has split in half. At first I thought that it was two pins that had combined into one head. some sort of genetic mutation but after stareing at it I realized that it had split. its still growing and the head hasn't darkened any so I'm going to let it continue as it's only about an inch. Anyone ever seen this before?
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 09:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Humidity too low.
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Tripitydoodah (Tripitydoodah)
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2001 - 03:15 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have been throwing away those shrooms because of stripes. i thought they were contaminated. they were coming out of some cakes that were contaminated. i thought that maybe it was from too much peroxide in my water sprayer
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Lichen (Lichen)
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2001 - 03:18 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it's a bacterial infection, we think, but it certainly isn't enough of an infection to hurt you; you can eat them

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