Is my grow kit contaminated?

A contamination is caused by an impurity in the atmosphere or in your hands. It may happen when you touch your grow kit with your bare hands, but also by the air. Fungi are all around you, constantly. From the air, on the ground, everywhere. To decrease the chance of contamination, you should wash your hands and maintain the environment of your room clean.

Identifying a contamination isn't hard. Normally, the mycelium of your Kit is white. Any other color may be contamination. If your kit Smells bad, it's certainly contaminated.
But, there are exceptions:

Blue/Green: The mycelium in your kit has been bruised. This is not a contamination, and your kit will grow without any issues.

Lightyellow: Older kits can find a yellow glow. They are not contaminated but only kept for a long time or not under the correct circumstances. You ought to begin developing this kit straight away, because keeping the kit longer will cause lower yields.

Any other Colors like pitch-black and pink or orange should be considered contaminated. A contamination is something to avoid, but it might happen to the best of mycologists. If you're unfortunate and something awful is from the atmosphere, it could occur.

In case you have several kits growing, and one is contaminated, then eliminate that kit at once! The others can get infected easily.

Sometimes There's green mould on it, that is trichoderma, and is a common contaminant. It's found in dirt and all Around the World naturally. It may cause complications with substrates and casings, however Is relatively harmless to humans. Harvest what is there, and Throw that whole container. Clean your growroom!

 

 
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