Neurospora "lipstick mold"

Discussion in 'CONTAMINATION' started by kingpsilo, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. kingpsilo

    kingpsilo Well-Known Member

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    So I took some tissue from the inside of the cap on a wild texas pan cyan.. put it on agar.. thought everything was gravy after 2 transfers.. and BAM.. THE RED NINJA SHOWED UP.. I'm on transfer 5 and that sumahmabich keeps piggy backing into the next plate, and I'm getting the most outter strands furthest away from the wedge..anybody ever successfully clean up a culture with this lipstick mold? If so, what's a good method or technique to beat it?
     
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    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    I've never heard of anyone getting rid of it aside from tossing everything that's infected. Neurospora sitophila can get everywhere if you mess with it for very long.
     
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    I read a thread on another forum of a guy who had a victory battling this mold, but it didn't have any useful info for me to do the same.. I've got that culture from Ms of the same wild pan cyan.. I've done a second transfer of that.. no signs of contam on the first plate. Kinda weird.. you'd think since it's a wild print it would have been crazy contamed, but so far I guess that's my best bet on successfully conquering the wild texas pan cyan.. if this mold pops up on plate 5, I'm done with her.. I don't want to risk getting this contam everywhere.. I've been pc'n every plate infected.. thanx @muskie
     
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    DreamingRaven Gothic Mycologist Mushroom Doctor

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    I've never seen anyone have good results fighting that vile red monster. I see it now I just throw whatever it is in straight into the trashbin. Evil stuff it is.
     
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