|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 06:46 pm:|
i noticed some blue spots on top of one of my cakes. and was wondering if it is contaminated. i also noticed some grey and green spots on another cake. is it possible to cut the cakes in half ( i have pint cakes) and dunk the cakes. or just start over. all of the spots are on the top of the cakes or near the top.
|By quote: (Quote) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:00 pm:|
pics are really helpful in these kinds of situations.
blue is usually ok, maybe even grey or green tints.
but then green can also mean disaster.
the first thing to do is to test the suspect spot.
spray a little water on it,
does the color run or wash off ?
if yes, then it's mold.
if not, then it's prolly just bruised flesh.
do this test first, and let us know b4 proceding.
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:09 pm:|
here are the pics.
|By Nan (Nanook) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 07:26 pm:|
Can't tell. Do the contam test with water and a gentle rubbing with a clean finger. I suspect it is normal discoloration.
|By quote: (Quote) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 08:06 pm:|
agreed, they look ok, but still test them.
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 08:18 pm:|
i sprayed a little water on the spots and rubbed them with my finger. the spots just got darker. what does that mean?
|By Liberty_Caps (Liberty_Caps) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 05:30 am:|
well In my experince once u see green fuzz throw them,, whenever I see it and leave it for awhile it usally spreads to all my cakes..
the only contam problem I have is my cakes turn blue in some spots then the next day they have green shit on them I had to throw 3 cakes today because of this shit!!!
well good luck
|By Mike Damarius (Catcher84) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 08:11 am:|
If the spot got darker its probably not contamination. You probably just brused the cake.
|By quote: (Quote) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 12:39 pm:|
yeah, they sound ok, just bruised tissue.
|By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 05:28 pm:|
after that flush would u guys suggest him to break up the cake and do a hongus casing? to be on the safe side? it looks kinda odd, never seen that before.
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 06:54 pm:|
what is the hongus casing?
|By Nan (Nanook) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 08:28 pm:|
Hongus Casing Tek
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 10:47 pm:|
some of the spots are a dark blue or black color. i did the test but the color did not run or go away. it just got darker. are they still ok? the green spots got darker also. i am thinking about getting rid of them. am i just being paranoid or are my concerns justified. i am going to put more pics up so you all can see them.
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 11:02 pm:|
here are the pics!!
|By quote: (Quote) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 11:07 pm:|
wait and see...nothing to panic on yet.
a few days will tell for sure,
as mold spreads fast, whereas bruising doesn't.
|By Liberty_Caps (Liberty_Caps) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 08:18 pm:|
well I have a quiestion on contam's I made a flat cake and its doing really good besids today I noticed some green fuzz on 1 side of the cake so I sterlized my knife and cut out the spot.
so my quiestion is how the hell do u fight back aganst this damn green fuzz/mold???
It attacked my innerreserve cakes to
I never had a problem with contams but in the last few weeks I've been getting my ass kicked
|By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 08:54 pm:|
sorry to say but by the time you see green mold, you're already pretty much screwed.
i'd pitch the bad ones, sterilize the terrarium, and start anew, if i were you.
|By Lichen (Lichen) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 08:59 pm:|
unfortunately, once the green has a hold on your system, there's very little you can do, in my experience. It usually means it's time to start over, clean out your growth chamber, isolate suspected contaminated casings and cakes, and try again. Once the green gets going it's pretty hard to get rid of it.
On cakes, toss em.
On casings, try to isolate, cut out, and treat with limewater. The best way to fight the green is to keep constant watch and get it when it first appears. The problem is, when there is green present, there are usually spores from it somewhere else that you cannot see
|By Lichen (Lichen) on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 09:00 pm:|
Well, Quote's post crossed mine, in the time it took to type it out
|By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 05:10 am:|
Serial, in some of your pictures it looks like your cakes are not completely colonized. Is this the case or is that some verm you put on the top (which would also be a "case" I suppose). In your pictures, however, it really appears to be an uncolonized area. If not completely colonized you are doomed to have contams. Also, the first picture of your 11/17 post looks pretty bad.
|By serialkiller1 (Serialkiller1) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 02:39 pm:|
your right they are not fully colonized. i have 1 pint jars and made the mistake of taking them out when i saw the pins on the cakes. since then all the spots have gone away and is starting to pin again.