Brand new member here, brand new to mycology altogether in fact. Degree in biotech so no stranger to microbial work but for the most part, fungi were the enemy!
Started my first BRF cake 8 days ago, bad news is I have not had ANY growth yet. Good news is that at the same time, no contams are showing, so literally no growth at all. I used some pretty old spores (3+ years), that I rehydrated in sterile water for 24 hours before inoculating. This is the only thing I can think of that would have caused this bad result. I did a full PC cycle, worked in a DIY flowhood, flamed needles etc, the works.
Should I give it more time or just toss it?