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#1 Randys67

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:42 PM

What do you do when your spawn bag been growing a month and it has colonized about 1/2 of bag and I have much water in the bottom of the bag.....mix what I have with casing and through the water and uncolonized grain in the trash?

 

Or just let it go?  Will it absorb the water ...it can't colonize it can it?

 

Or stick a sterile needle in the bag, draw out water, and then cover with micropore tape?

 

Thanks for any direction,

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 07:10 PM

I'm guessing bacterial infection?  Smell sour?


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 07:10 PM

Hey Randy? Did you know there is a sub-forum in Mycotopia that is dedicated to anything grow related? Or do you ever wonder where all your magic grow related topics get moved to?

(Fungi: Magic Mushrooms

 

Ask and answer questions and share your grow experiences related to all psychedelic mushrooms.)


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Posted 28 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

Will do Mikey. Ty

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 08:18 PM

I'm guessing bacterial infection?  Smell sour?

No, smells like mushrooms....hmm...thanks, perhaps, that's it



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 09:30 PM

I learned this trick from Col. Sandy, I think.

 

Bring your bag to the edge of the shelf that it is sitting on.

 

Tug at the bottom corner of the bag, to make a low spot that hangs over the edge of the shelf.

 

Your water should run down there and get off the grain.  If not you can try again, or tip the bag forward and support it with some playing cards, matchbook, stack of parafilm, whatever.

 

Once drained away the bottom grain should colonize quickly, then you can use it as normal.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:31 PM

I learned this trick from Col. Sandy, I think.

 

Bring your bag to the edge of the shelf that it is sitting on.

 

Tug at the bottom corner of the bag, to make a low spot that hangs over the edge of the shelf.

 

Your water should run down there and get off the grain.  If not you can try again, or tip the bag forward and support it with some playing cards, matchbook, stack of parafilm, whatever.

 

Once drained away the bottom grain should colonize quickly, then you can use it as normal.

Thanks so much.  Just did that.  :)))))



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:59 PM

I learned this trick from Col. Sandy, I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is he a colonel now? I thought he was a major.    ;)


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:23 AM

What do you do when your spawn bag been growing a month and it has colonized about 1/2 of bag and I have much water in the bottom of the bag.....mix what I have with casing and through the water and uncolonized grain in the trash?

 

Or just let it go?  Will it absorb the water ...it can't colonize it can it?

 

Or stick a sterile needle in the bag, draw out water, and then cover with micropore tape?

 

Thanks for any direction,

Rumple

 

 

I just looked at your photos, That is 100% bacterial! That looks like the poster child for wet spot bacteria...You're gonna want to toss that one and either look to your inoculate or your inoculation procedures to determine what went wrong... Considering our recent discussion regarding bags, I am guessing that was a already prepared bag you bought... It could potential have been contaminated when you got it, but I think you probably introduced it...

 

Either way, that is gross looking...

 

I have had actual water buildup due to using substrate that was too wet when I was in a rush... It kinda gets pushed out as the myc works its way through... It colonizes more slowly, giving contams more time... The additional moisture content also makes it easier for the bacteria to get a grip. They usually go bad earlier that is typical either way...

 

Your bag looks like a lost cause from where I sit... I would go back to the drawing board on that one...


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:01 AM

Rats. L o lol. This hobby is disappointing AND fun. I will do that. Don't take top and grow ? Lol. I'm sure not. I'm sure it was me. Did some PE and it was fine

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:33 AM

That looks pretty nasty in there.. You are not going to get good results if you try to spawn with that...



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

Ty Brother. Ty. Wont

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:11 AM

Happens in grain jars too usually once the mycelium has fully colonized the grain it forces out excess water and causes pooling... usually not a problem since everything is sterile, rarely has it caused bacteria "rarley" .... but then again if some kernels displayed wetspot I'd just dig around the area or sometimes they'd get spawned, usually at a 1:1 ratio a few kernels of bacteria never spread to something worse.

It's normal for the bag to sweat since the myc is producing heat (think I covered that already)

After taking a look at ops bag everything I said is hogwash, that's not water pooling, its bacterial sludge from wetspot...although the pooling water happens, your bags are in total bacterial bloom.

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 02:43 AM

Groan. Ah just B+ anyway. Will be disappointed if PE doesn't work tho

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 02:43 AM

Ty sir

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

I pitched one bag but took top off the other and am incubating 1:1. Looks good so far. PE been fruiting 9 days and mycelium growing up black plastic (all rhizmorphic...not mold) but no pinning. Zzzzz. Lol

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:55 PM

I've never fruited pe but absolutely everyone says it takes longer to pin.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:39 AM

So I hear. Looking pretty tho. Weather strpping eliminates my need to spray water or fan. Got a fan pointed near FC and it always has moisture on the sides. I'm pretending it's "growing" more psyicibin. Lol9c90fa18fe805be99b235aa89f03a17c.jpgb10013e127d96bf9e7158209e58b4821.jpg

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:28 PM

My baby PE is pinning after 14 days! My heart is so 232d0fc32f70c855b6de8b92fd918cd0.jpg

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:29 PM

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