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apples

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« on: October 26, 2004, 08:26:25 PM »

ive had like 4 cakes in indirect sunlight for 7 days at room temperature, and still no mycelium has grown, did i do somthing wrong or is it possible there not getting enough light cause its winter here?
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004, 01:56:29 AM »

You havent provided much information to go by.

There could be many reasons why you are seeing no growth/germination.

a. the spores are not viable (worst case scenario unlikely if you got spores from a reliable vendor/friend)
b. compromised sterile technique, and there is bacterial contamination of the jars(check if there are any funky or wierd smells)
c. the incubation temperature of the jars is either too low or high (check to see if it is the right incubation temperature range)
d. Incorrect water content in substrate (too low will prevent germination)
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004, 07:45:22 AM »

thanks indiashroomer
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004, 08:01:00 AM »

the only problem there could be is not enough water, can i fix that? and 2 of the jars smell a bit sour..
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2004, 06:37:28 AM »

> 2 of the jars smell a bit sour..
Then they are bacterially contaminated and can not be saved.
How did you sterilize the jars?

>is it possible there not getting enough light cause its winter here?
They don't need and light at this stage.
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