BRF jar Grow wiped out by trich in FC -what went wrong?
Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:36 PM
Following the M4M tech on my 4th grow. BRF jars seemed to incubate well and no sign of contams at birthing. FC is aquarium with plexiglass lid , I wiped down FC with alcohol between grows, reused perlite , after 24 soak in bleach water, heavily salted water used for perlite. Using a 'grow light'
5 hours a day over aqariums
Cakes had seemed to take a bit longer to recover from dunk and roll than prior attempts time to re-show pins approximately 2weeks. However the weather has been colder with this grow so rate of growth was not yet a concern. The tank with the worst outbreak did have a basementy smell to it early on, however no cakes developed the green tint until this week.
I stopped misting thinking this might be the culprit as I could see standing water below the pearlite, and still had condensation on 2 walls of the tank.
I also cut back on the fanning and FA with the concern I was just adding contams and blowing them around.
The only environment change from the previous successful grows is now on central heat instead of FA /- open windows.
Cause of trich?
Besides good housekeeping, should any additional decontamination procedures be implemented?
I have a new bag of perlite, retiring this batch to the garden and plan to bleach water soak the tanks and lids.
Once I rid the grow area of the contams my goal is to attempt a larger grow. I have read through a few of the bulk teks etc. Not sure which would be the most logical next step though.
Veteran growers your thoughts? I have a jar of fully colonized grain, just not sure which direction to go with it.
Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:43 PM
A simple cleaning fixed it for me.
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:46 PM
Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:02 AM
Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:21 AM
To be fruited as cakes, they shouldn't be birthed till you see pins in the jar.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:44 PM
Posted 19 January 2019 - 01:23 PM
Jkd has really good advice. Wait for a pin or 2 before birthing. Or at the very least give them 4 or 5 days after they're fully colonized.