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#1 alwaterpolo

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:24 PM

A friend of mine's myco-bag was colonizing just fine for a few weeks. This is his first time and he didn't realize he needed it at around 86 degrees and when he moved to a warm spot it started colonizing fast. Anyways, it was doing fine until I think he put it directly above a heater that was pumping out about 92 degree heat. Now the bag looks as if there is no mycelium left (a few small clumps though) and the bottem is all black with water. Is there any way to salvage this?

#2 golly

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:03 PM

You can try just reducing the temp but if bacteria has been stimulated into growth from the excess heat, then the odds are pretty low..Smell the bags - that may tell you something..

#3 Hippie3

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:05 PM

probably not

#4 alwaterpolo

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:44 PM

It smells like damp rye...maybe a little sour

What would the bacteria smell like

#5 hottamali

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

If it smells sour it's contaminated. I'm not sure if that indicates mold or bacteria but it's bad. Keep in mind that all grains will have some odor but if the bag is soggy and gives off a strong odor you can be sure it is contaminated. Be careful when smelling just in case it is some real bad mold. Those spores can be very harmful

#6 Hippie3

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:52 PM

sour is not a good sign. bacteria.




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