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By Maliki vision seaker (Maliki) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:19 pm:

I started a new batch of jars sunday been sick, so i didnt have time to sterilize them untill monday. I noticed a foul smell while preasure cooking. Pulled them all today to inoculate. My 1/4 pints where fine and my new kerr jars where fine . ALL of my ball jars had turned a realy red shade just in the brf verm layer . And it smells horid. Was wondering if anyone knows the name of this one? O this is a third time around for the ball jars this time i just soaked in bleach and rinsed well. The time before i cleaned with bleach and an sos pad. The 1/4 pints where cleaned at the same time with the same water and packed with the same ingredients all at the same time , but only the 1/2 pints turned. O well live and learn.

By Maliki vision seaker (Maliki) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:47 pm:

Molds can only be positively identified with a microscope. Bluish-green to green molds are usually
Penicillium or Aspergillus. Black to brown-black molds can be Aspergillus niger, Alternaria alternata,
Cladosporium herbarum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, or Stachybotrys chartarum (a highly toxic
mold). Reddish or pink molds are usually species of Fusarium. A site that is for molds that suround us and the efects of them.

By Trollhunter (Trollhunter) on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 04:37 am:

all i could find on that was some thing called lip stick mold or geotrichum ,family is moniliaceae, mycelium whitish at first then over time turns red . dont know for sure but just thought i would toss this in for what it is worth to ya . ow there is a nother that will take on a pink color called fusarium family name tubericulariaceae . peace