Is this a lost cause?

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  1. MycoMike

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    D5329FBC-2529-4990-B2FC-7E34BE26DB50.jpeg C725D17C-7C65-477F-9EA3-D6FF706F81BB.jpeg Hi ya’ll,

    I collonised everything without any trouble, but since starting to fruit I’ve not seen any progress. Two off the cakes had a tumble when the cat knocked the chamber and now on those two there seems to be something growing... is it just bruising, or is the job fucked? Its on the bottom. Water had been pooling on the tin foil so im worried its mold
     
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    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    Wipe it with a q tip, if the color wipes off on the qtip its mold, if not its bruising. My guess is mold though

    Edit: i expanded the pics thats definitely mold toss those now and check the others, clean and disinfect the fruiting chamber
     
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    Shiiit. I’ve got them all dunked together. If i save the others now they’ll be strong enough to might off any contamination right?
     
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    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    Possibly but prepare for the worst
     
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    So I’ve written this batch off, doubled down, and inoculated another 10 jars. In the meantime, in a totally separate area I’m continuing the failed ones out of curiosity. I’ve cut out any signs of the mold (it was only a tiny bit), cleaned the cakes and redunked em, sterilized the fruiting chamber, and put them back in... just to see what happens while I wait for the new cakes to colonize. So far they are looking okay, and I’m seeing a bit of growth on them. No sign of mold, and some whispy white bits forming on a couple of them. I’ll post some pictures once theres a bit more progress
     
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    They looked pretty normal on harvesting. But i half dried them out, put them in a jar over night with intention to continue the next day and they are soo blue/black... im hoping this is a sign of potency? 111628AA-6F86-4000-83F5-893F8BF56601.jpeg
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    They still look OK . STOP sealing undried mushrooms in a jar unless youre trying to ruin them. Immediately put them in front of a fan to start the drying. How are you planning on drying them down ?
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    You want them"cracker dry" before sealing them for storage. Cracker Dry is when the mushroom snaps in half when done drying and makes a snap noise like breaking a cracker...also crumbles like a dry cracker too when enough pressure is applied. Once you see and test a cracker dry mushroom for the first time you'll know immediately. Most people use a dehydrator for this or a dessicant chamber.
     
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    In the past I’ve just put them in the oven with just the fan on (no temp) for a few hours, but these are much girthier than the lib caps I picked. I’ve aquired a dehydrator and will set them away properly tonight
     
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    A good flush on this second attempt, although I’m still getting greening on some of the cakes... should I worry about the mushrooms on these cakes, or if they’re still managing to grow its all okay?

    Bottom right is the worst effected. Theres a slight greening on the one above it too. I had quite a bit of this on the previous batch, and have put off eating the mushrooms fearful that it might do me a dicky tummy? The fruits themselves look pretty darn good though AE8913A4-48BD-4437-AAFA-0F0BAB8435A7.jpeg
     
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  11. LuckOfTheFryish

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    Just in my own opinion id say the mushrooms are doing a good job of fighting off the mold. If the fruits arent super moldy id think theyre ok to eat. I personally would get rid of those cakes though
     
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    Harvest them and use them, they'll be fine.
    I'd yank the green ones out of that tub ASAP or it'll spread like wildfire!
    Either trash them or start an outdoor graveyard for them. Mother nature sometimes kills the green and you'll see another flush.
     
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    Will they fruit outdoors? I've though about crumbling the cakes into a planter before. I'd love that!
     
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    Yeah there is a chance for them to fruit outdoors. Climate pending, of course
     
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    Got a great yield, for all those that are interested. Just over 20g dried. I took a 2g dose last Saturday, and they were incredibly visual. 5h trip. I’m made up that these have just grown in my kitchen!
     
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    Always good when you get fruits, especially if you had hiccups along the way
     
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    Nice. Try not to eat too much at once. 2g doses are great.
     
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