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olzo

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Colonization slow due to coffee & malt?
« on: September 10, 2011, 01:39:27 AM »

Hi all,

reinitiated my growing. Got a couple of ? I'd like to ask ya.
  • I used a coffee grinder to produce rice flour and there was still some coffee left. Can this destroy or halt colonization?
  • I added malt to the substrate because I had some left for colonization on petri dishes, where it is used to produce the agga substrate. Do you think this might slow / halt the colonization?
  • The spore syringes are more than a year old and I used destilled water to produce them. Could the spores be too old? Can destilled water slow / halt the colonization?
  • I might have put to much water with the syringes into the substrate jars. Can this cause problems?

I'm 5 days after inocculation now and nothing happens. I just started airing through opening the inocculation holes, maybe that also slowed colonization?

Thx in advance for the answers.
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Re: Colonization slow due to coffee & malt?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 11:23:45 AM »

The answer for you guys is no, coffe didn't slow it down, neither did malt. One worked, the spores were just a little old and i had contam too.
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