Common Types of Contamination

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  1. LuckOfTheFryish

    LuckOfTheFryish Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    I thought it would be good to post common types of contamination you can come across when cultivating mushrooms, and some pictures of them, so people can become more familiar with them and recognize them if they occur.

    Wet Spot; Sour Rot - Bacillus sp.
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    Bacteria blotch - Pseudomonas tolaasii on Psilocybe cubensis
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    Cobweb mold or Dactylium Mildew (Hypomyces sp.)
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    Cobweb mold on Psilcybe cubensis pins
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    This will happen to your mushrooms if you allow it to mature:
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    Green Mold - Trichoderma harzianum, T. viride, T. koningii
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    Good batch next to a green mold infected batch:
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    Lipstick Mold- Sporendonema purpurescens and Pink Mold; Red Bread Mold

    Lipstick mold: [​IMG]
    Pink Mold or Red Bread Mold: [​IMG]

    Blue-green Molds- Penicillium sp.
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    what it will look like on the inside: [​IMG]

    Black Mold - Aspergillus sp.
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    Pin Molds - Rhizopus sp.

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    Hope this helps out!

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  2. McDude

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    Damn you beat me to it! Was going to work on a thread like this tonight and tomorrow. O well....nice job :thumbup:
     
  3. LuckOfTheFryish

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    =P glad i could help! feel free to edit as you see fit. cheers!
     
  4. jokefox

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    nicely done
     
  5. Professor PinHead

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    Yea, you guys should sticky this thread. :boxer: Good Job.

    We need some description too though I think,.....

    Can you link those to definitions somewhere?

    Maybe Wikipedia.:popcorn:
     
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  6. LuckOfTheFryish

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    ok i got most of them linked up to their wiki pages. some of them were kind of tricky to find but i think they should be easily recognized by sight. such as the cobweb mold.
     
  7. Professor PinHead

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    :thumbup: Excellent!
     
  8. SEM

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    Excellent job! If anybody needs any of them, I have plenty!
     
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    Im glad you had a bunch of different pictures of each kind of nasty. I died a little when I saw that cobweb mold. I hate you cobweb mold
     
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    :gunner2: cobweb
     
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    This thread kicks ass, thank you!
     
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    Photos in the original post don't appear at all for me. :(
     
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    That is because the original pictures are no longer in the albums.
     
  15. Professor PinHead

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    Yea, fry deleted his account. :(
     
  16. CAPN_TURTLE

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    Any reason why? Also if someone already hasnt this is an importan subject and someone should redo this writeup.
     
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    Well, I have a nice jar of funk-and-not-mycelium that I could contribute. Maybe we should make a post to gather new photos of all the types of contamination.
     
  18. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    I have been having trouble with Bacteria too. I could post a few pics of my straw logs. I believe it's Sour Rot. Pasteurizer broke and I had a batch go through dirty. Smells like Betelgeuse's butt crack.
     
  19. LuckOfTheFryish

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    sorry. ill redo this. may take me a minute but ill get it done.
     
  20. 3sheets

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    Most of my troubles have been with the green.