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F.MercuryKing

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Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:46:28 AM »

Hi , im new on this board and just started my first growing of the Golden Teacher mushrooms..

Im just curious to know if i have done it right or if this is this contamination that is called Cobweb?

it looks ok to me but im not sure though...
Can it be fatal if it indeed is Cobweb ?

Here is the pics of it

http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00220bx2.jpg
 
http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00221ob6.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00222qy6.jpg

The second and third pics are the base of it , under...

It smells like Mushroom when i picked it up and smelled underneath it..
Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2008, 11:31:22 AM by F.MercuryKing »
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captshroom

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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 10:51:30 AM »

Look ok to me (but I'm pretty new). I have eaten fruit from a cobwebbed casing and I'm not dead yet...I'm "Grateful" for that!
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F.MercuryKing

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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 10:55:21 AM »

you have? so then its must not be that dangerous huh? so you think i should keep these and not throw them away?

thanks man
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 02:31:14 PM »

Your cake/s are fine.
Those are metabolites and are quite common.
Cobweb is not harmful and mushies can be ate from trays the have had cobweb.

There is a trick to cobweb if you catch it early enough.
H2O2,aka Hydrogen Peroxide,just buy a bottle like they sell at any drug store and screw a spray nozzle on it and spray.
Cobweb will kinda melt away on contact with H2O2.

Baph
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 03:45:41 PM »

lookin real nice....hope you post pics when u see the first signs of a mushroom


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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 07:44:40 PM »

Your cake/s are fine.
Those are metabolites and are quite common.
Cobweb is not harmful and mushies can be ate from trays the have had cobweb.

There is a trick to cobweb if you catch it early enough.
H2O2,aka Hydrogen Peroxide,just buy a bottle like they sell at any drug store and screw a spray nozzle on it and spray.
Cobweb will kinda melt away on contact with H2O2.

Baph

cool baph, im going to keep that in mind!! very useful tip!
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F.MercuryKing

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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 05:33:20 AM »

Thanks Baph and High
They are in 76 F tempeture

About the humidity , i use soaked perlite and i use a water pump in water to keep it moist.. but everyday i have to lift out the cakes and spray the walls of the plastic terrarium.

So my questions is , does it hurt or slow down the process of the mushroom cakes when i take them out for a minute to spray the terrarium?
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Baphom3t

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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 07:48:08 AM »

You have a hydrometer so you know what your RH is?
It won't hurt them to pull them out for that short time.
But if you know what your RH is in you FC you may not have to do what your doing.

Baph
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 07:55:10 AM »

whats a hydrometer? is it expensive?

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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 10:23:35 AM »

a hydrometer is like a thermometer but it measures humidity instead of temperture and its a must in this craft.  And no they r not 2 expensive, i got mine for a little over 20$ but they have a lot cheaper 1's.  mine shows both temp and humidity.
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 10:30:52 AM »

i see.. i must go buy one. Can it be hurtfull if the terrarium is to moist?
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2008, 11:22:08 AM »

Cakes need to be in 95 -100% RH.
So getting it to moist isn't really a issue unless the cakes start looking overly wet.

Baph
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Re: Is my colonized substrate Mycelium or Cobweb?? PICS
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2008, 01:46:47 PM »

thanks baph , you seem to know alot about growin! thats great that you share your info with us other. Lets keep this knowledge spreading around  -_-
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