So I injected a couple of bags around 10 days ago. One cambodian and one alacabenzi. after a few days the cambodian was showing nice white spots and humidity from increased heat in the bag. The alac however showed no humidity and upon further inspection I noticed little patches of green. Fuck so I chucked it.
The first time I skipped flaming the needle as they come in sterilized packaging it seemed like a unnecessary step. Figured I would try to finish off the alac syringe to try to pinpoint where the contamination happened from
Made a cheap ass still air box and flamed the shit out the needle, she was glowing red hot. Injected a second bag thinking it was my poor injection techniques that did it.
Just checked that bag today and I think i see those little green fuzzy fuckers starting to form again. wondering if this could be a bad syringe. Got them from spores101 and they guarantee replacement if you are not satisfied. Problem is shipping is as much as a new syringe so not really worth it to get the replacement.
Could this have been a bad spore syringe or likely just getting contaminated during injection?
Mostly wanted to try this to get a few different strains of cube, as the grow kit is only one type of mushroom
Ordering the sterilized bags from online and they are not very cheap. Basically down 50 bucks with wasted syringe, bags, and shipping. I am working on trying to find rye grain locally, and switch to teck jars to avoid shipping costs but have not had much success with the grain. I have a pressure cooker just need to get a canning insert or use jar lids to prop it off the bottom. And of course make the pf tek jars
Any advice on what direction I should take?
The simple solution would be to just stick with the grow kits for cost effectiveness and ease, but I do enjoy the hobby side of it. Trying to get better
Going for bulk spawn method from crumbled up grain spawn.
Edited by flashingrooster, 03 September 2019 - 04:35 PM.