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Hello! Is this just caused by co2 buildup/ grain too dry/ or slight bacterial contam? Jars have 1 polyfill stuffed hole. I'll spawn them anyway but just curious. Thanks!

Hello! Is this just caused by co2 buildup/ grain too dry/ or slight bacterial contam? Jars have 1 polyfill stuffed hole. I'll spawn them anyway but just curious. Thanks!

TheNotoriousA

Spikey growth is rhizomorphic mycelium. It is healthy, vigorous mycelial growth. People drool over jars like this. Don’t listen to the other misinformed comments here. Good job on the good grow.


DirtyHarry133

Thanks for the positivity! While i disagree it is bacterial as the other person said, i kind of also disagree that rhizo is better than tomentose, but i do appreciate the kind words, i'm not trying to be a dick. I played ALOT with agar lately and tomentose can turn rhizo and vice versa because of many environmental factors. Regarding grains i just have a feeling that myc turn rhizomorphic like this when the grains get too dry even if there is no contamination in the jars. It probably tries to move faster because it hopes to find wetter grains I'll post updates after spawning


Seasoningsintheabyss

I wish my jars looked like this. Looks great.


RepresentativeFig782

Looks like strong rhizo growth, man.


Chuckitcharlie

Shake it see if it recovers. Smell it then decide for yourself.


laksemerd

Why is this downvoted? Seems like generally good advice to me


fetusfarm

The smell test is not definitive. See the link I posted.


fetusfarm

The spikey growth indicates bacteria


DirtyHarry133

Is it a general rule? Cause i don't see other signs of bacteria (metabolites, wetspot etc). Not saying it's not, i'm just asking. I spawned jars like this before witgout any issue but i just now thought to ask


fetusfarm

Spikey growth is a telltale sign of bacteria


IamTheChosenOne100

You have absolutely no clue what your talking about. Please stop spreading misinformation. Those jars are amazingly healthy. Great job op. Keep up the good work.


fetusfarm

I mean, I linked a source from this sub’s namesake website. Everyone is saying I’m wrong, but not why. The pictures in that thread on the shroomery look just like op’s jar. I was just trying to educate and help out.


fetusfarm

You can totally spawn bacterial jars, but I would do a shoebox


idlanrafiqi

Seriously? 🙄


fetusfarm

[seriously](https://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/27187543/vc/1) Edit: I don’t understand the downvotes


RepresentativeFig782

Because rhizomorphic growth is NOT a sign of bacteria. Hence, the downvotes.


fetusfarm

Healthy rhizo looks different to me. The photos in the link show the difference quite well.


Cheensly

MSS, LC, G2G or other?


DirtyHarry133

Agar wedges


Tiny_Amoeba1300

This is after a shake, right?


DirtyHarry133

About 5 days after a shake. It looked 80-90% colonized vefore shaking


tattvamasi108

Reminds me of Lion's Mane pins.