Pan Jam contam on agar?

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  1. Cigarsam77

    Cigarsam77 Member

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    Is this a bacterial infection on my agar? I have a few that look like this. Could I make a transfer and save this mycelium?
    Thanks for the input.
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  2. treewood

    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    can't really tell..i mean i say yes cauase I see two different colors of blue.... bacteria looks like slime and smells like stinky feet. Give her a whif. LMAO I never grew on blue agar before soo I really can't tell what I'm looking at.
     
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    FewTrueSeed Many meiosis

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    Might be beyond saving. Try taking a wedge from center of mycelium. Thats bacteria alright.
     
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    Thanks for the response. Going to try and keep the middle part alive and hopefully sterile with another transfer.
     
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    mycborg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try take multiple transfers to multiple plates. The one growing up the wall could also be good.
     
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    Mycborg, so even though this is a few spots of black mold surrounding the white mycelium I can make a clean transfer?
    Thanks for your responce.
    Also, there are a few that have some spots of bacteria.
     
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    mycborg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's possible, perhaps not always doable. Work slowly not to disrupt mold spores into the air. And cut from where it looks infection free.
     
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