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Slow or Stuck Jars - 1

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onediadem (Onediadem)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 09:26 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I started my 1 pt pf tek jars on nov. 18th. I flipped the jars 3 days ago, and now the mycellium headed toward what was once the bottom, now top is not rhizmorphic anymore, but a puffy white. There is also a transparent white around the edges of one of the jars by the the growing mycellium. other than that, they seem ok. a little tinge of tanish white is center of innoc sites. think I need to trash em and start over? I would rather be safe, than spend anymore time on these jars if you think they are toast. thanks all
live long,
pj
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onediadem (Onediadem)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 09:44 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On a second though, should You guys feel i need to toss them, Which area on my property should i dump em, with a possibility of something happening at a later date? Under trees? on a hill covered with trees? on an open feild in full sun? on a hill with no trees? The hill behind my house is covered with trees, stays moist yearound, wild ferns thrive there, a deep bed of fallen leaves.
What do ya think? I could uncover some leaves and dump them there, then recover with leaves. I think my jars are ok, but if not,?????
thank you,
live long, pj
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ShrooMaster (Shroomaster)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 10:39 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i once had the same thing happen to me. i chalked it up to contams.

i dont think you have a chance of gettin anything off a cake you compost now. winter cold will surely kill it, that is if you live in a place that gets cold. or if your even in the middle of winter now. if its summer or it stays warm put thm somewhere out of direct sunlight.
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 04:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

your cakes sound ok to me pam, no need to pitch them yet.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 05:52 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, it is not that unusual to have growth in a jar change in type and appearance as colonization progresses. Don't be so quick to give up and discard. I agree with Hip, I bet your jars are fine
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An guy (Boomer)
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2001 - 09:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

>>now top is not rhizmorphic anymore, but a puffy white.

That's what happened to mine when it got ready to start pinning. The cottony stuff also was big around the bases of the larger clusters. I, myself, think it's a specialization, an organ, if you will, for better air transfer when it's time for fruiting. Sort of like coral filters or gills. Or fuzzy white lungs.
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onediadem (Onediadem)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 12:26 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah, good deal, I will let them run their run their course and see what we come up with. Thanks guys/gals?
Simply marvelous darlings.
live long, pam
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An guy (Boomer)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 07:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yer so swayvee.

I loves me some swayvee.

Kin yew give me som morre lessons in swayvee?

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onediadem (Onediadem)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 08:55 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well guy,
I am really not so sure I have any swayvee stuff to offer, other than a big ole smile and wink, sorta like this babe
I also like the lung thing, kinda looks like it has velvet trim too, but evactly like you described. They seem a touch dry, by looks.
tra la la la la
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Sillycybin (Sillycybin)
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 12:28 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am going to go out on a limb here and
agree with Nan and Hippie and everyone else. I think your white growth is just another form of mycelium growth.

What no one else seemed to address was your question about tannish discoloration at innoculation points.If you are getting a bit of tan in the center of the innoculation points, it could be one of two things:

1) Your jars are a tad too wet and this is the 'yellowing' that is sometimes apparent.
Solution--if your jars are far enough along, remove tape to allow a bit of evaporation. Or leave 'em alone, they'll sort themselves out eventually.

2)You are being too fussy and over-observant :) It's just regular old mycelium.
Solution--quit worrying already! You know you followed the tek to the letter. Everything will be fine.

By now, a few days after your original post, you will know whether or not your tanning has become yellowing or not. But i just thought I'd post anyways.

silly to post so post-usefulness, isn't it?
Silly