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Posted 23 July 2021 - 04:22 PM

Might just be the picture lighting, the one on the right looks good, nice white mycelium. You can also see the growth rings those are another good sign of healthy spawn. See the way the mycelium forks out in a nice circle


However if that is grey colour growing in the left jar it looks contaminated. Might be one for disposal, if your unsure you can separate it from the rest until it becomes clearer what is going on in there

Edited by FLASHINGROOSTER, 23 July 2021 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 05:21 PM

It doesn't look grey looking at it in person, except where it is growing across a sunflower seed, but just to be sure i will isolate it and keep a close eye on it.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 05:33 PM

I am one of the few who went straight to WBS many years ago, I've never made a cake Ever(but.. I've kind of wanted to just to DO it for some weird reason).  I now run Oats, but WBS has been good to me(at least 3 or 4 40lb bags worth) and your prep looks decent for a first time grain jar.  It looks like there is corn in there, which I prefer without, but it can still work.  I remember first thinking as a new guy, Popcorn or Bird Seed, went WBS for being Cheap and plentiful anywhere.  


That left jar is Suspect(looks dull and webby)... watch her like a Hawk!  

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 07:03 AM


Liquid cultures are great for long term cost but they can give some difficulty with contamination. Your jar may sour on you and you end up injecting ten or so jars with contaminated LC.


This is kind reaching back into the thread, but if you do get that liquid culture going, or next time, it's good to do a test jar or two to make sure it's good.

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 03:20 PM

Isolate that suspect jar. I would give it a shake too, if it's contaminated you will know for sure in a couple days
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