Is this a lost cause?

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  1. MycoMike

    MycoMike New Member

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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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    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