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Fun Guy

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rust in lc?
« on: July 17, 2009, 03:03:43 PM »

so making a new lc with hawaii and have good myc growth but used a mason jar with metal disc lid.  have done this before and not had a problem but this time some rust dropped into lc.  Myc is still advancing but I wonder if this is going to affect anything?

p.s.  Have learned my lesson and I will find suitable plastic to use from now on but would love not to waste this batch as a week setback is no fun.
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 05:32:21 PM »

If I were you I would hurry and transfer as much as you can into multiple plastic contained lc's.

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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 01:40:22 AM »

I can't see rust as an invasive variable in your culture. Maybe in the immediate vicinity of the mycelium but not in the growth of the jar as a whole. I have had the same problem, using jar lids in 5-6 generations of pressure cooking, and it took nothing more then a thorough washing to eliminate any variables concerning yield or progression.
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 06:37:40 AM »

Fun Guy,
  I would go along with PW, in advising you to get on those transfers as soon as possible.
  Though you may not notice the negative effects immediately, rust is a highly invasive and corrosive mold which mutates during its natural life cycle, thus adapting to destroy and contaminate metals, infect blood, and tissues.
  ~Malabar    :mellow:
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 09:30:51 AM »

I have had the same problem in the past after reusing old lids as after a couple times the plating starts to come off and they begin to rust. I have had no problems with small amounts of rust affecting colonization or subsequent growth. Just make absolutely sure that it is definitely rust and not some type of contamination. I wouldn't waste the time or effort to transfer them as long as they don't smell funny.
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 07:50:46 AM »

Fun Guy,
  I would go along with PW, in advising you to get on those transfers as soon as possible.
  Though you may not notice the negative effects immediately, rust is a highly invasive and corrosive mold which mutates during its natural life cycle, thus adapting to destroy and contaminate metals, infect blood, and tissues.
  ~Malabar    :mellow:

Rust is iron oxide. Just oxygen and the metal from the lids formed with moister. It is not living. It does not have a life cycle. But I believe there is some rust colored molds.
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 11:48:57 AM »

OH GAWD~!

PW
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 12:33:08 PM »

Pw,
  I'm with you there,...   I thought we were over this a while back!  lol
    ~Malabar   :mellow:
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Re: rust in lc?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2009, 01:59:26 PM »

 :rolleyes: ^_^
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