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Old 03-23-2011, 01:12 AM
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Hey there, I'm a new comer to growing magic mushrooms. I have been growing an e-z grow kit from homestead books (some kind of ps. cubensis with small diameter caps), and everything was going well until last week when I noticed a snow white and fluffy sort of mold taking over my bag. I harvested enough mushrooms to make 12 dried grams before I noticed this mold. Now the mushrooms look sickly and have a brownish hue on the stems. I am pretty sure that these shrooms are goners, yet what I am concerned about are some shrooms that I picked and dried that looked very healthy but had a little bit of this white mold growing on their stems. The trace amounts of this cotton-like white mold on the stems seemed to disappear in the dehydrator, but is this stuff toxic to consume? Should I toss the ones that had a little mold on them?And are there any factors that bring about this kind of mold?
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:39 AM
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If it is cobbweb mold... while the shrooms are growing, you can spray a DILUTED mixture of h2o2, and it will get rid of it...

whether it is toxic or not? I am not experienced enough to tell u that... give me time... maybe I can find out.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:45 PM
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This cotton like gets on the stems when there are too high humidity in your chamber.
High and higher humidity is good and this white thingy is safe to eat, and safe for mushrooms.

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:18 PM
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Newbies frequently misdiagnose cobweb. Was it grey or white? Cube mycelium is white, cobweb mold is grey.

Also, how fast did it spread. Cobweb mold will take over the whole surface in just a few days.

If it was slow and white, it was probably mycelium. Fast and grey = cobweb.

But just for the record cobweb won't make your mushrooms toxic.

It is very normal to mycelium to 'fuzz up' at different stages of growth. And like the previous poster said it's also normal to see some fuzzy mycelium growing on the base of the stem. If it is excessive, the tub needs more fresh air, also as previous poster said about humidity.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:02 AM
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Thanks, for the wisdom. I had a white fuzz that sounds much more like mycelium. It was snow white and took a good week to cover the surface of my bag. Good to know.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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does cobweb mold look like a dark purple or gray dusting on fuzz? one of my cakes just developed that over the top within a few hours. is the cake done for or is it safe to just continue on?
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i dont know if u wanna call it purple... but def gray... I think that it looks totally different than myc and easy to tell the difference... but thats just me... if u spray the cake with DILUTED H2o2 it should clear it up.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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well, i definitely have some cobweb. as for the purple looking one, and it is for sure a purpley grey, we will be getting rid of that one. for the h2o2, dilute it half and half? also, will the spray be safe for the massive amount of new growth i have on that cake.
sorry i sound so in the dark, this is the first time growing and it has been an interesting learning experience.
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