Deformed shrooms?

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By Kman (Kman) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 06:46 pm:

Just a quick question? I am currently in my first flush of 5 cakes. The question is I seem to be getting a lot of deformed caps on one of my cakes. Is there anything that could cause this? Strain, stress, thristy? Not to worried but if there is something obvious I would like to know. THX

By Nan (Nanook) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 07:04 pm:

Mutations are frequent. Batches of mutations may indicate something is wrong with the growing conditions... Or it may be that for some reason that particular batch of spores expresses a greater than average number of mutations... No way to know really without closely looking at a lot of variables.

Got a Pic?

By quote: (Quote) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 10:32 pm:

could be chemical residues, parasites, etc.
the possibilities are enormous.
i'd advise isolating that cake, just in case it is parasites.

By Kman (Kman) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 10:35 pm:

Ok thanx for the help, I was an unknown syringe from a deufus store owner so it might just be a lesser spores. thx

By Joseph Bleaux (Voyager) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 11:55 pm:

I have a problem with the shrooms (pf style) growing out in layers and the only way I can describe it is that it resembles a cabbage or artichoke. whats the deal? my first thought was lack of water, but this is after

By quote: (Quote) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 02:22 pm:

sorry, but this one is going to take a picture to diagnose. might just be a harmless mutant.

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 11:01 pm:

Does it look like cauliflower? Like a bunch of tiny aborts with no caps in big (~1/2" diameter)clusters? I have seen that before. It either happens a lot or not at all. It must be the particular strain you have. When I have seen this it has been on cakes in a terrarium with cakes of another strain. The other cakes in the terrarium did fine so I doubt it is due to humidity.

Also, what did you use for the substrate? Once I used some Rye flour (PF tek, otherwise), the fruiting was (compared to BRF) poor with several of these "cauliflower" patches.