Can Myc eat trich ?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:27 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:38 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:55 AM
although not common.... if the triich dosent get a good enough foothold... and the mycelium has more of a major foothold , it is possible for mycelium to take over the trich....
this isnt typical and you have a very small chance of this happening
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:03 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:12 AM
mycelium and contams will compete until someone wins
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:15 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:17 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:22 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 09:26 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:28 AM
one more question ? If you PC PF cakes to long and they get a brownish tinge are they ruined or will they still colonize ?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:40 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:40 AM
i would isolate that jar if it colonizes 100% and fruit far from area...
i might even toss it..
like i said it could happen but its not likely
the center could be contamed as they said...
better off be safe then sorry
and hey thanks for the comments im glad i inspire somebody!
Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:39 AM
do not open or attempt to fruit...........as doing so will simply release billions of trich spores......
---the mycelium will not beat the trich
Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:42 PM
'cause although it took a month for the mycel to cover the quarter sized contam, it did cover it. Strain was Creeper.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:57 PM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:16 PM
now as my favorite star once said.."so do you feel lucky?..do ya?"
Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:58 PM
Siam is right, you'll have a hella mess, trich spores everywhere.
The jar that I spoke of never got opened indoors, it went to the yard.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:43 AM
Trash can tek. Trying to save one jar is not worth the chance of messing up future grows.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 09:10 AM
Wow !!! differing opinions :greenboun everyone loves a controversy so... FOAF will quarentine the jar and see if the mych wins... if it does ...a small neglect casing to see what's what. Is it possible that, over time, a genetic mutation may happen that would enable myc to consistently beat trich ? Do you think you could isolate the trait easily ?
Because of its chitinases, Trichoderma can be a parasite of other fungi. Remember that the cell walls of fungi are primarily composed of chitin, a polymer of n-acetyl-glucosamine. (Can you name the other major group of organisms that contain chitin?)[ crustaceans ;) ] In nature one can often find Trichoderma parasitizing the fruiting bodies and mycelia of other fungi, such as the fruiting body of Hydnochaete to the left. Trichoderma is a particular problem in the mushroom cultivation industry, where it can parasitize the Mycelium and fruiting bodies of the fungus. This is known as green mold disease of mushrooms. When the mushroom is parasitized, it develops a green mold over the surface, making the mushroom ugly and deformed. When the Mycelium is parasitized, the ability of the cultivated mushroom to grow is severely compromised because the mold saps it strength, benefiting from the hard work of the mushroom's exoenzymes to degrade the substrate . See this link at Penn State for more information on this disease and its impact on the mushroom industry.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 09:27 AM
1. A succession of organisms in an ecological community that constitutes a continuation of food energy from one organism to another as each consumes a lower member and in turn is preyed upon by a higher member.
so again, the answer to your question is no. well, not in nature at least, as it would disrupt the natural balance
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