fungus mites ID pic
Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:35 PM
I had these mites in grain spawn one time. I looked around in my room and there were mites all over a bail of straw I had stored in leaf bag. Man, they were everywhere! I wiped every single thing down in that room with bleach water and bombed it. If i'm not mistaken, I still had problems even after that. I can't remember.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:42 PM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:05 PM
It's really interesting that you mention the straw in a garbage bag. That's how I'd been keeping my straw bale outside (standing upright to repel rain covered in a black plastic bag). Didn't think to check for massive fungus mite infestations before use! The batch with the bad infection was from straw treated with steam (wallpaper steamer method) and I'm almost certain it did not get pasteurized well enough. A second batch from the same straw (more thorough steaming) is fruiting pretty nicely. The batches co-mingled in the same FC for a bit so I'm keeping my eye (and magnifying glass handy)...
Enjoy the pics!
Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:41 AM
Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:34 PM
I cleaned out my FC as a precaution, but I think they came in with the under-pasteurized straw I was using rather than migrating in by some other means.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:23 PM
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