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#1 SlipperyJack

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 05:26 PM

Fortunately I have not had the misfortune to experience trich yet.

Although I am a complete noob, so I expect that it is just a matter of time.

 

I am going through the Cornell indoor mushroom growing course at the moment.

There was a comment in the week 2 material that suggested that adding baking soda to your substrate can help prevent trich invasion.

 

Does anyone have any experience with that?

 


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:25 PM

Fortunately I have not had the misfortune to experience trich yet.

Although I am a complete noob, so I expect that it is just a matter of time.

 

I am going through the Cornell indoor mushroom growing course at the moment.

There was a comment in the week 2 material that suggested that adding baking soda to your substrate can help prevent trich invasion.

 

Does anyone have any experience with that?

There is evidence that mold germination can be stemmed by higher pH, however IME, mold can and will find a way to germinate, grow and sporulate, despite higher pH levels.


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 06:15 AM

I have never won the battle.

 

Treating it on the surface is a waste because it has already gone deep into the substrate.

 

If caught early I've sliced a tray or tub half and gotten a few but eventually it shows up.

Putting it outside in the graveyard producing the best IME.


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 10:15 AM

I honestly can't remember the last time one of my substrate's have gotten mold before the colony is spent.

 

I pasteurize for ridiculously long periods of time though. I still add pickling lime to my sub tho, it can't hurt. :tongue:


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