By trent (Cali_Sk8r) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:40 am:

hey again, um so when i made my PF jars, a little over a month back, i made one extra jar as a test jar that i didnt inoculate, or put spores into it. So It was doing fine all the other jars started growing and that one never changed which was a good sign, and now all my jars have been in the terrarium for about a week and a half and i just looked at my test jar the other day and in 3 differant locations, is light red spots. They look kinda like what the mycelium looks like when it first starts. These spots keep getting kinda bigger each day, which makes me curious. There are no smells, which i take as a good sign, so i want to let this grow out and see what happens. I figured i'd post here just in case i'm growing some kind of horrible bacteria without knowing it and should dispose of it instead of let it grow. So i probably confused everyone but if you caught it, please give me some advice on whether to toss it or see what happens thanks.


By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:47 am:

See what happens, but keep it away from your shrooms. Also, you say you smelled it. This means you must have opened the jar, right? If so, contams probably got in. I once had two jars that I neither sterilized nor innoculated. They soon boasted every color of the rainbow, even some new ones that nobody had ever seen.


By trent (Cali_Sk8r) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:54 am:

yah, I've opened the jar a lot, im sure it's contamination, it's just so interesting, i was only worried about toxicity, so i posted to see if anyone knew if it was really toxic. Haha it's great how easily amused i am.


By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 08:29 am:


Contams can be dangerous!


By Kaijan (Kaijan) on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 11:39 pm:

Do NOT inhale contents of jars either

Your really taking serious risks inhaling any contaminated jar.. There are harmful spores that would love the chance to incubate inside your warm/moist lungs.

Just think about that every time you breathe around your hobby. In other words, ALWAYS wear a mask! better safe then sorry.



By wycrobro (Newman) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 04:53 pm:

I just noticed little red spots on my agar but unlike mold it seems to be moist looking like gel.Im thinking Im just going to through the hole thing out container and all. its a cheap container and is not pc safe. so no point in keeping it. I just wondered if anybody has seen these wet red dots before?


By Underground_Shaman (Shaman) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 06:06 pm:

gooey red spots sounds like bacteria...

probably best to pitch it.
sorry to bring bad news



By Hippie (Hippie) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 06:08 pm:



By wycrobro (Newman) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 07:09 pm:

I thought so R.I.P.
no big loss.


By oneness (Shroomness) on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 06:22 am:

ok i have got some pink to magenta areas of discoloration on a couple of my cakes

what is it?
contam, normal, ect..
Please help


By Nan (Nanook) on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 06:25 am:

Not normal. Shades of tan with invitro cakes... But pink and magenta sounds out of place and I would guess contam.


By oneness (Shroomness) on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 03:07 pm:

Thanx much nan


By jack cracker (Cptcracker) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 08:24 am:

I saw some of the pink on agar once and on cakes later. I let it grow out on the cakes to see if it would fruit! Then I took the time to look it up and found out it was fungal. Needless to say the result was tossing the cake and starting over.


By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 06:48 am:

Oneness, how old are those cakes with the pink? I get a redish/pastel color on cakes sometimes after a few flushes. Especially if the cakes lived invitro.