|By Richard Warren (Tex) on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 01:03 am:|
I have started incubation on my jars. It's been about 3 weeks and not a whole lot has happened. In fact close to nothing has happened. What I think the poblem is is that the spores I injected the jars with were a little old. I'm wondering if it would hurt if i injected fresh spores of a different species into the jars. It's a question I've been wondering for a while. I didn't know if they would battle each other and ruin everything or if one would just grow faster than the other and not harm anything.
|By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 02:33 am:|
I take that to mean that the spores have germinated and there are visable white spots of mycellium?
I've read that mixing species is not a good thing. Also, just to rule out other possible problems in those jars, I'd use your other spores in fresh jars.
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 04:46 am:|
Different races reportedly will battle. But if you haven't had any germination in three weeks, you're probably not going to, and it would probably be OK, I'd guess..
|By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 02:17 pm:|
if nothing grew, i'd start new jars as the spores were prolly not 'too old' unless they are several years old.
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 05:02 am:|
I just wouldnt chance wasting your fresh spores on possibly contaminated cakes. I know its a hassle to make fresh jars, but its worth your time to. Are u sure your cakes were cool when you injected your spores???? Cool outside can still mean hot inside and that may have killed the spores before they had a chance to germinate.
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