Contams & Troubleshooting
Useful tips on dealing with problems that appears during Mushroom Cultivation
Short library with TOP non-contam problems and common mushroom contaminants
Overlay & Stroma
If you find Overlay and Stroma symptoms: cottony, cloudy, mat-like or crust-like dense mycelium. Contamination or not? Why overlay appear? Is it possible to fix overlay and stroma?
Bruises or contam?
Why magic mushrooms turned blue and have bruises? Why mycelium bruised? The main differences between bruising and mold contamination in mushroom growing
If you find your pins and mushrooms have stalled, stopped growing and their caps turned black
Fuzzy feet and caps
Long stems, Fuzzy Feet, White Dots on mushroom caps or Fluffy Caps. What all these symptoms mean to a mushroom grower
Black spots on shrooms & mycelium
Strange black spots suddenly appeared on mushroom caps and mycelium. Why is this happening? Is it contamination or not? Is it safe to take such mushrooms?
Yellow liquid appeared on the mycelium, mycelium turned a yellowish color, strange yellow-brown line appeared on the mycelium. What could it be? Contamination or mycelium metabolites aka mycelium piss?
Cracked & split caps
A split or cracked mushroom caps and stems are neither contamination nor a disease. These symptoms indicate dehydration or imbalanced parameters in the fruiting chamber, which can be fixed. It can also be a genetic mutation that cannot be fixed
Green mold aka Trichoderma
Signs of Trich contamination. Why Trich appear on the 2-3 flush? Add one magic component and forget about Green Mold contamination in mushroom growing. What to do with mycelium contaminated by Trichoderma Mold
Mycogone aka Wet bubble
Shapeless masses, fluffy blobs of mycelium ooze with amber yellow orange brown liquid. Mycelium piss or wet bubble disease aka Mycogone perniciosa? Symptoms of wet bubble contam. Why mycogone appeared on mushroom cake? How to treat wet bubble disease?
Cobweb mold contamination is one of the few molds are possible to treat. Cobweb disease symptoms. Cobweb mold treatment guide. How to prevent cobweb contamination. How does cobweb look like vs mycelium
Help! Overheated mycelium
What if I overheated mycelium in jars? What temperature kills mycelium? Is it possible to save spawn jars if incubation box had high temperature for a few hours?
Natalensis: fruiting & overlay issues
All-in-one grow bag is not a magic pill, especially, when it comes to Natalensis cultivation. Aggressive behaviour of mycelium leads to overlay which is a common issue for Natal. Here we talk about what can be done if growbag already suffers from overlay
DIY Mold Test on Agar
Mold spores are everywhere. But how do you know what airborne contaminants are present in your home? Make a simple air sampling test on agar to check the air quality in your workspace for mycology or any other places