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Hey all!

Woke up to this in the monotub can anyone confirm my suspicion of cobweb mould??

Cheers all! I'm just obsessing over the possible contam

 

EDIT: I'm a hypo (myco?) chondriac 

 

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Hi Moose,

 

I'm by no means a monotub expert or a cobweb mold expert, but I remember reading a post on reddit about this, and the focus point was  YOU. DO. NOT. HAVE. COBWEB.

Cobweb is very rare, and sometimes myc is just thin/stringy like in the pic you have.

 

you need to look out if it starts looking like this

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Hope that helps.

 

MT

 

P.S. found the reddit link https://www.reddit.com/r/unclebens/comments/gzg5zd/listen_the_fck_up_you_do_not_have_cobweb/

 

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17 hours ago, Maximt said:

Hi Moose,

 

I'm by no means a monotub expert or a cobweb mold expert, but I remember reading a post on reddit about this, and the focus point was  YOU. DO. NOT. HAVE. COBWEB.

 Cobweb is very rare, and sometimes myc is just thin/stringy like in the pic you have.

 

you need to look out if it starts looking like this

lk585otwae131.jpg
 
 

 

 

Hope that helps.

 

MT

 

P.S. found the reddit link https://www.reddit.com/r/unclebens/comments/gzg5zd/listen_the_fck_up_you_do_not_have_cobweb/

 

Woah, thanks so much!

I guess im not alone in my hypochondria haha 

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It may not be cobweb, but it's not healthy mycelium either. Some sort of nasty.

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4 hours ago, Northerner said:

It may not be cobweb, but it's not healthy mycelium either. Some sort of nasty.

its definitely not strong growth, something i should be worried about? it hasn't really taken off

any "fix"??

Cheers!

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Nah man. It's fucked. You can grow it out anyway if you like, but it's not a winner. Might get a small flush.

 

You could make an outside patch with the spawn. The cube will win the fight out there in a semi shaded position if you're warm enough. Might still be a bit wintery at the moment. Bury it 10-15cm thick with a 1cm casing sprinkled with grass seed if you have it. Cover it in plastic for a couple of weeks, uncover and water lightly. Will fruit 2 weeks later.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Northerner said:

Nah man. It's fucked. You can grow it out anyway if you like, but it's not a winner. Might get a small flush.

 

You could make an outside patch with the spawn. The cube will win the fight out there in a semi shaded position if you're warm enough. Might still be a bit wintery at the moment. Bury it 10-15cm thick with a 1cm casing sprinkled with grass seed if you have it. Cover it in plastic for a couple of weeks, uncover and water lightly. Will fruit 2 weeks later.

 

 

Here's the tote 12 days after spawning.

Any idea what the contam is or more importantly how it can be avoided in the future?

 

EDIT: I used probably half the grain spawn i should have in the tub so colonisation is expected to be slow, i'll continue to grow it out, no real harm in that

 

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@TheMooseZeus - so hard to tell from the photos. I notice that the mono doesn’t have the standard fae holes I’m accustomed to. It’s also pretty cold for growing cubes at the moment which seems to slow everything down and increase problems in my limited experience. Mycology will do your head in... just when you think you have everything down pat, trich will appear. Hopefully you get a decent flush for your hard work! Keep trying and learning. A great teacher of patience and perseverance!70BD8CF5-9F50-4065-AFA7-B6720FFBDC7A.thumb.jpeg.1f30993d8ab07cecceee4c7ac38c1bd9.jpegDay 18 and first few pins showing.

 

photos for motivation!

 

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2 hours ago, Zonad said:

@TheMooseZeus - so hard to tell from the photos. I notice that the mono doesn’t have the standard fae holes I’m accustomed to. It’s also pretty cold for growing cubes at the moment which seems to slow everything down and increase problems in my limited experience. Mycology will do your head in... just when you think you have everything down pat, trich will appear. Hopefully you get a decent flush for your hard work! Keep trying and learning. A great teacher of patience and perseverance!70BD8CF5-9F50-4065-AFA7-B6720FFBDC7A.thumb.jpeg.1f30993d8ab07cecceee4c7ac38c1bd9.jpegDay 18 and first few pins showing.

 

photos for motivation!

 

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God bless you! It's a bit of a mental game hey! And you're so right they're already giving me the lessons I'm after

Cheers!

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3 hours ago, TheMooseZeus said:

Here's the tote 12 days after spawning.

Any idea what the contam is or more importantly how it can be avoided in the future?

 

EDIT: I used probably half the grain spawn i should have in the tub so colonisation is expected to be slow, i'll continue to grow it out, no real harm in that

 

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It looks like some sort of slime mould. It doesn't appear to be spread everywhere, hopefully just isolated to that area you photographed up close. Putting salt on moulds can stunt them and give the myc a chance to outcompete them. It looks a lot better seeing the whole tub rather than seeing just that one small section. :)

 

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2 hours ago, Northerner said:

It looks like some sort of slime mould. It doesn't appear to be spread everywhere, hopefully just isolated to that area you photographed up close. Putting salt on moulds can stunt them and give the myc a chance to outcompete them. It looks a lot better seeing the whole tub rather than seeing just that one small section. :)

  

Woo! Glad to hear it - slime mould would be be interesting... its not particularly slimy (looking) at all

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8 hours ago, acasshia said:

@TheMooseZeus How did you go with this one? Did you have any success?

 

Sure did! Thanks for reminding me to make an update - it didn't spread any further than the picture and the tub was A-OK!

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11 hours ago, TheMooseZeus said:

Sure did! Thanks for reminding me to make an update - it didn't spread any further than the picture and the tub was A-OK!

Well done!

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