BRF cakes were spawned to BRF substrate at a ratio of 1:2 (two colonized and pining cakes [in vitro] cut into small cubes/pieces (~1.5cm3), placed on baking pan and covered with freshly PC’ed BRF mix derived from four ½ pint jars).
The two spawn cakes were innoced on 4/20/19 and birthed on 6/3/19. That same day, I cut the cakes into ~ 1.5cm cubes and spread on pan. Note that it looks half assed in pictures because I did not have a smaller pan to try it where it fit nicely.
NOTE: the odd dark brown/red contam looking line on the cake is likely a mixture of rust from lid and myc metabolites. But if anyone has any other thoughts I like to hear them. I removed the 1/3 of the cake that had the line upon it and discarded it.
As of 6/7/19 it appeared to be colonizing nicely but I noticed two small spots of black specs (pictures below but they are not nearly as clear as in person—and I need new camera). I used sterile tweezers to remove the spots. I initially thought of using a straw to accurately drop a couple drops of iso-alcohol on the areas but did not. This gave me an idea I have never seen discussed here.
There are many grow reports on here where people have salvaged contamed bins through various methods—with the hope that if you hold off the contam long enough, the desirable myc will contain the contam sufficiently to get at least one flush.
Has anyone tried using a high power laser (such as the blue lasers that people are using for parlor tricks at cocktail parties these days) to surgically decimate a small contam patch? My thought was that this may work to kill the contam in a fashion that does not risk disturbing it and thus distributing its spores throughout the rest of the bin.
Edited by ilikethings, 08 June 2019 - 09:31 PM.