Turtlegirl, how long have they been colonizing? Has the mycelium stayed away from that spot since the beginning of colonization? I see something suspect, but it is hard to tell without clearer pictures. I won't go all sideways like some here in this thread have.
You have a legitimate question and you deserve a legitimate response.
If everything in the jar but that area is colonized you have two possible outcomes.
1. It hasn't colonized that area yet.
2. It's a potential contamination issue whether it be bacterial or mold.
Mycelium from my experience tends to stay away from certain bacterial infections when colonizing, or create what's known as "myc piss" to help combat whatever bacteria it could be. Mold is very likely to overrun the mycelium from what I have noticed, but a clearer crisper picture would help to narrow all this down.
I say this because you could have a black mold or some other mold not being seen due to the picture quality. I don't see trich as it is quick to turn green. The last picture farthest on the right in your post is the clearest of them all. Something does look off, but again it comes back to how long it's been colonizing, temps, sterility procedure, and or the product you are getting. The factors are fairly numerous so the best way to move forward is to narrow down what it could be.
Are you buying pre-sterilized jars? You may be getting from a vendor not worth dealing with.
Are you getting spores from a place not well known or not reputable?
Turtlegirl, the factors can be many. The best way for us to help you is for you to give us as much information as you can.
Edited by Baphom3t, 15 January 2021 - 04:16 PM.