Rust Colored Contam
Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:49 PM
What's going on here? Why is every single jar having this problem? It seems unusual that it's in the bottom of the jar every time.
I removed the contaminated jars as soon as I realized something was awry and went through all the proper sterilization techniques.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:55 PM
I've had lipstick mold problems before....really funky bright red/rust colored....could be the problem?
Another time I actually had some real rust in the bottom of my jars....I used a dremel tool to make my wholes in my pf jars, but didn't get out all of the metal bits that were left behind....which eventually caused rust spots in my jars.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:00 PM
Lipstick mold was his next thought, and he's not happy that every single jar is contracting it so late in the process, especially considering his extreme close attention to detail and cleanliness during this whole process.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:50 PM
It was during this process, he distinctly remembers having to use a brand new set of lids for all his jars and it's now extremely possible it is just rust. He feels a little silly, but is still hoping for the best.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:04 PM
See if the spot colonizes.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:18 PM
Nice rhyzo's too :)
Sending you good vibes for a successful fruiting!