Contamination Identification Photos.

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  1. RiverDweller

    RiverDweller Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    Looks like we need some new photos of the different types of contamination. Who's got 'em? I have one. I'll load it later.

    Here's the list from the sticky that needs photos replaced.


    Wet Spot; Sour Rot - Bacillus sp.

    Bacteria blotch - Pseudomonas tolaasii on

    Cobweb mold or Dactylium Mildew (Hypomyces sp.)

    Green Mold - Trichoderma harzianum, T. viride, T. koningii

    Lipstick Mold- Sporendonema purpurescens and Pink Mold; Red Bread Mold

    Blue-green Molds- Penicillium sp.

    Black Mold - Aspergillus sp.

    Pin Molds - Rhizopus sp.
     
  2. redcat

    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Yup....pretty much had them all one time or another. I don't have any pics to add but i'll be watching this thread.
     
  3. Larynx

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    Wet Spot; Sour Rot - Bacillus sp.

    This jar has been 100% for 2 weeks at the time of the photo. Notice how it that spot look wet and uncolonized?
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    Black Mold - Aspergillus sp.
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    @ larynx; What made you call that aspergillus? the only balck aspergillus I know of is A. niger, and it is extremely toxic. Did you do microscopy? When I see black mold, I think of black plaster mold Stachybotrys chartarum, but there are a few black molds.... edit I take that last part back, It's debateable, I read that in the mushroom cultivator. A. niger et al has it's uses, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_niger
     
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  5. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Pure speculation man. I'm not a contam expert at all. All I can ID is Trich and Cobweb haha. I do live in an old farm house, built in the 1880's. There are types of mold here that don't have a name lol
     
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    Good contamination photos Larynx, thank you for including them. Hopefully we can piece together a few more to include.
     
  7. MrBoomer

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    I don't know whats in this jar , but its all I got, it was funky I can tell you that, layered like a custard dessert
     
  8. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    HUGE bacterial infection is what it looks like to me.
     
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    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    I can probably get more lol. All I have to do is open a Petri in the house and it's like a grab bag haha. We tore the ceiling and roof off for repairs and when we did, shit hit the fan. (as far as molds go)
     
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    I wasn't trying to bust your balls larynx, I just wondered if you scoped them. At my level there are basically cobweb, trichoderma, brown mold, and bacteria, and everything falls into one catagory :)
     
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    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Oh you're good dude, I know man. That's the same way I feel. If it isn't myc, I don;t care too much about it, other than how to get rid of it lol.
     
  12. MrBoomer

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    other stuff to I think
     
  13. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Very well might be. Does your camera have a "Macro Mode"? It will allow you take super upclose pictures that are well focused. We might be able to see it better.
     
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    yes my camera does have that, but I have already PCd and disposed of the contents
     
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    What you saw is most likely clear bacteria. I had the same. It starts with a lot of myc piss (metabolites) and then halted growth. In my containers, there was a deep infection but later on you can see (prob not in your case due to all the metabolites, thats the clear stuff I think) if you were to look at a clean spot of mycelium with bacteria on it, small yellowish white specks, those are the bacterial nodes. It starts to discolor the rice after a while (it turns reddish) and thats a sure mark.

    Sometimes it smells, sometimes it doesnt. Bacteria will usually smell sour like rotten old socks.
     
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    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    IMG_1020.jpg IMG_1018.jpg I think this may be Rhizopus, not sure though. It's contam from a wild tissue sample.
     
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    Blue and purple mold
     

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    The blue trich almost just looks like bruising and the purple looks like dropped spores but I can tell it hasn't even fruited yet so it couldn't be either of those good pic capturing both types ill have to remever that