|By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 03:06 am:|
I've wanted to ask this for a while, but couldnt because w/o a picture it would be a pointless thread. I realized today that I could just set the jar on my scanner and get a decent pic.
|By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 03:12 am:|
Here's a close up on the spot, you cant see it well in that one.
At first I thought it was verm pressed against the jar, but its been like that for a few weeks. Its weird because nothing is growing at that spot. Its just a brown spot.
|By Patrick (Valence) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 03:27 am:|
I have had a few spots like that. No matter how much time I gave it, it never grows over it seems. I never waited that long. At first ( just like you ) I thought that it was maybe a big clump of verm that I may have missed in my mixing. Then I had a little larger one that I could clearly see chunks of rice not colonizing. I think that it may be rotting of the rice. On mine. I birthed it and scrapped it away and it was mushy kind of. So I scraped it down to where there was good growth and cased it with a little verm. Worked out great.
|By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 04:02 am:|
Could this be water damage?
|By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 04:18 am:|
It looks to me like a contam that was walled off by the mycelium and is contained. When you birth, cut the spot out and make sure it does not extend deeply into the cake.
|By Brad (Raze) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 01:16 pm:|
|By dr. stein (Ipitythefoo) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 10:09 pm:|
yeah, i believe nan is right; i had a few similar spots on two jars from my last batch and when i cut into them i found that although it was light brown on the outside it ran black all the way to the center of the cake.
be careful to cut it all out if it is contam'd.
|By Swilly (Swilly) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 01:25 am:|
looks like a pin to me
|By Brad (Raze) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 05:10 am:|
Its not a pin, I'm 100% sure of that
|By quote: (Quote) on Friday, December 14, 2001 - 07:13 pm:|
nan's right, bacteria.