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#1 Raptor

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:54 PM

I posted a while back wondering if it was easy to confuse cobweb w/ mycelial growth. Because my friend had some cakes or should I say all cakes w/ a whispy white outer coating. Now there's no signs of it being greyish. And if high humidity can cause this, then that may be the case. I thought it might have been cobweb since some cakes seemed to abort a lot. But then some have continued growing good ones fine. These two are his second flushers.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:22 PM

drip some peroxide on it directly. if it pulls away and melts like cotton candy on your tongue, then yes it is, if not then nope.
nice mushies btw

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:33 PM

well he said that he had sprayed it w/ h202 h20 mix before and it did sort of "melt" in that it's so light, the water hitting it made it collapse. So that would definately be cobweb. And so shrooms still grow w/ it fine like this instance?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:50 PM

no,
that's not cobweb.
any organic substance will sizzle with peroxide.
that's just fluffy mycellia which you beat down with the mist.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:09 PM

awesome, that's what I figured (that anything w/ that same structure would melt down). Thanks hip. So he IS suppose to beat down that mycelium web or just let it be?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:10 PM

no, don't mess with it, let it be.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:15 PM

cool

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:28 PM

ya, that cake looks very nice and healthy.......

with cobweb, you'll want to look for something with a greyish hue and no set pattern of growth.....you'll know...........just trust your instinct......

white mycelium will often times colonize verm casings on cakes or refuzz up after dunking or birth........you will also see fuzz on the bottoms or maybe even the tops of your shrooms.........this is mycelium as well............most white fuzz is a sign of good metabolic activity.........

nice work

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:10 AM

http://img157.images...817/day37fh.jpg
This is not coweb right? It's similiar to Tobynutz's casing and he said his casing had cowebs on it.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:05 AM

no tom-e, I don't think that looks like cobweb, just growth.

also update on this guys second flush, 2 cakes:

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:22 AM

http://mycotopia.net...51&d=1146440411

no sign of cobweb that i can see...
looks fine.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

greaat pics

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:49 PM

In liquid culture, what does cobweb look like?

it seems like i continuously contaminate my liquid culture because there's nothing growing in it. i stir it up to see if anything is growing and i get a faint white twister from what looks like sediment in the centre of the jar. could this be cobweb?

this is absolutely frustrating that i've made so many cultures yet none of them grow anything. no smell either...

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:51 PM

they myc will grow like white strands, and eventually turn to balls of myc, then you can shake it and break them up again.
you may be looking at a success story, not a contam. post pics

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:28 PM

sorry, no cam.

i know what mycelium looks like as i've had success with liquid culture before. these aren't balls.

when i stir the water up, i guess it picks up the sediment from the bottom of the jar and it shows in a white twister shape. i suspect it could be a contaminant because mycelium does not grow even after a long time (i haven't counted the days though so maybe i'm impatient).

ah well, maybe i fucked up in putting the syringes together and got some contam in it. too bad for me.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:17 PM

my cake is looking a little over fluffy lately... i fear it may be cobweb. i thought i saw a test for cobweb using hydrogen peroxide or something?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:30 PM

Spray it full on with the peroxide (3% I think) and it should clear the cobweb...

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:39 PM

well i'm pretty sure it was cobweb b/c when i sprayed the cake with the h202, all the fluffy stuff sizzled away.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:40 PM

thanks for the help

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:03 PM

myc will be fuzzy too , cobweb is a little grayer, and spreads VERY fast. can consume a cake in a day or two. so keep a keen eye out. dont want to harm the healthy myc.




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