Are these spores contamanated?

Discussion in 'CONTAMINATION' started by PainfullyAware, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. PainfullyAware

    PainfullyAware New Member

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    I recently purchased a penis envy spore syringe and before inoculating a few grain jars I used a tiny bit in an Agar plate to try and get a culture going. A few days passed and I noticed two small green molds but the rest of it looked ok. After cutting out the two small green molds I checked on it the next day and there is now green mold everywhere and it appears all these separate green molds are in fact the penis envy spores themselves. Does anyone know if this means that the spores themselves are contaminated? This is the first time I have ordered from www.mushrooms.com, anyone ever had any problems with this vendor? Any thoughts guys?
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Give it a few more try’s..I’ve ordered from them. I don’t remember what I ordered and don’t remember having any problems with them . There are a lot of things can go wrong. Are you using a flow hood ?
     
  3. PainfullyAware

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    Im still using a still air box but am working on building a flow hood.I have started a few cultures with some Myc and the results are 100% better then using spores from a syringe...but when i only have spores from certain strains i really have no choice. I had contamination before but it was always a few spots here and there separate from the Myc i had growing. This was the first time the spores themselves had started molding.
     
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    Sounds like the syringe might be garbage but I agree with redcat, I think it is worth a few more tries if it doesn't work out complain c: it is what I would do