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#1 shoomer

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

I had a couple jars get trichy JUST after full colonization (probably a wet needle being drawn through the dry verm layer with badly applied tape) a couple runs ago and instead of chucking them, i decided to see which would "win out" if I kept the jars sealed and sergregated to another area.

 

Looking in on them today  i found this:

 

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You can see tiny mushies  in the red circles and the trich'd out area circled in green.

 

I'll try to keep you all updated as to the "jar match" as things unfold.

 

If it wasn't so cold out I would have thrown these out and they would have been fruiting in the compost pile I'm sure. :smile:


Edited by shoomer, 03 March 2017 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

Here we are a mere 12 hr. later and about 60-75 degrees around  from the area pictured above.

 

I swear these weren't here last night but the size kind of discounts my observation abilities.

 

HB_II.jpg

 

You'll see in this pic a nice grouping of 4 in one spot, 1-2 in another, and the end of the trich slick from the pic above. These are (well, could be since the tape has fallen off a couple) Pink Buffalo.

 

The other trch'd out jar (1/4 pt.) I put in a mid sized Glad container w/ enough water that it shouldn't dry out too badly (the cake is not sitting in water, but the indent around the bottom is filled) but a whole lot of nothing else going on w/ it except the appearance of new green dots on the previously fully colonized (although the trich dots say it's not so) cake.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

I don't know if you have ever thought of the "bulk" thing , but I figure you should be thinking of it now , since you were thinking of throwing something out; you may as well crumble what you have and give them what they want -room and food to grow.

As you can see those little pins are cramped beyond anything imaginable and are at the same time being kept from their full potential. Common sense says add what is good to some horse dung and let things do their stuff.

Carry on with peace.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

I would never crumble a moldy brf jar into a bulk substrate.  That's just asking for a disaster that will cover your grow space in mold spores, compromising all your future grows.


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:59 AM

You are both right.

 

I'm going to take pan's advice and here's why:

 

I'd planned to let the cakes fruit once then dunk and slurry them for bulk (60/40 straw & manure).

I know they do fine from straight straw from my last run (over a year ago) when I made mini straw logs using bread bags but they're supposed to be dung lovers so why not give them what they love.

 

What I'd ID'd as trich may have been myc that was dried out (if bluing is a side effect of that) and caused the coloration I had mistaken for trich.

Instead of steaming as most would and is perfectly acceptable for BRF, I PC'd them w/ LC baby bottles @ 15psi for 1.25hr. as they'd be waiting for the LC to populate in the BB's I made with them. Seems the PC caused a couple  to look as if they were completely filled but when opened the sides were ~1/8" thick but the middle was hollow 1 3/4" down causing the sides to dry.

 

Good news is that this pushes my BRF success rate even higher!

Bad news is my ability to identify trich (through the jar) is highly suspect.

 

They are now both birthed into separate plastic togo containers away from the main FC just to be safe but I think after the first flush to see what size/vigor they have, into the blender they will go.

 

Pan was right as when I looked at them tonight the pins had started bluing from the pressure, which is why I birthed the 2nd one tonight and found out about the dried BRF.

 

Sorry folks, there is no race at this time (but I could be wrong about that too ;-) ).


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:13 AM

The pic looks like bruising to me.  There's nothing wrong with growing pins invitro (in the jar).  The pins will grow about as large as they would in a conventional fruiting chamber, just a bit slower and conforming to the constraints of the jar.

 

But any jar or sub that is suspect should always be isolated.  If you are unsure about whether it's mold or bruising, take a q-tip or paper towel and gently rub the suspect area (once the cake is birthed, of course).  If any color bleeds off, it's contamination--mold spores.  If not, it is bruising.


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#7 shoomer

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

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But any jar or sub that is suspect should always be isolated.  If you are unsure about whether it's mold or bruising, take a q-tip or paper towel and gently rub the suspect area (once the cake is birthed, of course).  If any color bleeds off, it's contamination--mold spores.  If not, it is bruising.

 

​Too true (as I found out above).

​I was surprised when i slammed the 2nd jar outside not to see a cloud of spores.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

Just an update:

 

The isolated "infected" sample was bruised and not trich'd out.

 

Case in point.......isolated.jpg



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:08 AM

Way to go!  It's good to know that you can still trust your gut on things even though you are getting help from good people that are only going by a photograph.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Amen brother(or sister).

​I hadn't even thought of bruising until MLB brought it up and when I birthed them the bruised areas were bone dry.

​I'd like to thank the 'topia community for the well wishes and good insight (I have problems w/ 1/2 pt. diamond pattern jars making everything out).

​Seems I'm just days away from finding out if it was worth it.  :biggrin:



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

Yes , you should have results soon and I hope they are positive; all things are positive if view is right. 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Sorry.....I almost forgot about this once the trich scare was over.

 

Here's the state of the state yesterday. :wink:

 

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Thank you all for your interest and advice!


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