Did I Doom My Mycelium? (Shaking Inoc. Jars)
Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:34 PM
Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:41 PM
The intent of shaking is for when you're using grains as spawn. The idea is to break up colonized areas and spread mycelium around the jar to the individual particles of grain.
PF Tek really shouldn't be shaken. The dry vermiculite layer is there to act as a sort of filter to prevent contamination from invading the jar. If this layer becomes significantly compromised the project may fail.
Let those jars recover in a nice dark pantry. They will likely be OK.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:19 PM
Patience! Developing patience is important.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:37 PM
As myc and jk both said, shaking is for grains, but you're probably ok. The one thing I notice, and which may make a difference, is a lack of micropore tape. The standard PF tek calls for placing micropore tape over the holes after you inoculate the jar. Many people don't bother with this, because the dry vermiculite layer creates a fair barrier against contamination. In your case, that barrier may be compromised, and the micropore tape could be a reasonable insurance policy. So, what's done is done, and you are just going to have to hope for the best outcome (which is still rather likely to attain) but if the holes are not covered with that tape, it is the one thing which you can do at this point to improve your chances.