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PREVENTING MOLD GROWTH, idea with ""MYCO-TONE", other fungi, and/or small UV lights
    #783874 - 07/01/15 04:39 AM (2 years, 9 months ago)

i saw this soil that has mycellium in it called myco tone and was/am wondering
maybe the mycellium will help prevent foreign mold contamination

i was thinking about it after reading this

"Laboratory tests have shown P. semilanceata to suppress the growth of the soil-borne water mold Phytophthora cinnamomi, a virulent plant pathogen that causes the disease root rot.[37] When grown in dual culture with other saprobic fungi isolated from the rhizosphere of grasses from its habitat, P. semilanceata significantly suppresses their growth. This antifungal activity, which can be traced at least partly to two phenolic compounds it secretes, helps it compete successfully with other fungal species in the intense competition for nutrients provided by decaying plant matter.[38] Using standard antimicrobial susceptibility tests, Psilocybe semilanceata was shown to strongly inhibit the growth of the human pathogen methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The source of the antimicrobial activity is unknown.[39]"


Finlay AR, McCracken AR. (1991). "Microbial suppression of Phytophthora cinnamoni". In Lucas, John. Phytophthora: Symposium of the British Mycological Society, the British Society for Plant Pathology, and the Society of Irish Plant Pathologists held at Trinity College, Dublin, September 1989. Cambridge, England: Published for the British Mycological Society by Cambridge University Press. p. 387. ISBN 0-521-40080-5.
Keay SM, Brown AE. (1989). "Interactions between Psilocybe semilanceata and fungi of its habitat". Mycological Research 93 (4): 554–56. doi:10.1016/S0953-7562(89)80054-1.
Suay I, Arenal F, Asensio FJ, Basilio A, Cabello MA, Díez MT, García JB, González del Val A, Gorrochategui J, Hernández P, Peláez F, Vicente MF. (2000). "Screening of basidiomycetes for antimicrobial activities". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 78 (2): 129–39. doi:10.1023/A:1026552024021. PMID 11204765."

also if one puts a small aquarium UV light set to run every now and then or a low power one to be put on with the light cycle, perhaps it will control above ground contamination on leaves, stems, flowers and raise THC levels

also for the heck of it, i was wondering about the idea of a hermetic growing chamber (with sterile inlets for watering or nutrients, if needed,with uv treated reservoirs), with pre-pasteurized/sterilized soil. with a seed drop chamber or something. since the seed may carry contaminants and can't be pastuerized, maybe if it is swabbed lightly with alchol before being airlocked into the chamber which is later innoculated with the above written about mycellium to combat any later possible infections. then no smell has to be dealt with as it is hermetic and if water is need it can be loaded into the chamber, UV sterillized while sealed and then pressure equilizedly added to the grow chamber.

yea it sounds ridiculous but i bet it so cool like a space chamber or something

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Re: PREVENTING MOLD GROWTH, idea with ""MYCO-TONE", other fungi, and/or small UV lights [Re: 0000000000000]
    #783883 - 07/01/15 10:15 AM (2 years, 9 months ago)

Good idea for mushroom growing but mold just isn't a big enough problem to go threw so much trouble. I've been growing since 1985 and have only had mold on buds 4 or 5 times and every time most likely cause I was to lazy to do something I should have done.


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Re: PREVENTING MOLD GROWTH, idea with ""MYCO-TONE", other fungi, and/or small UV lights [Re: Magash]
    #784011 - 07/01/15 05:16 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

I have a advanced LED light that cost me about 300 bucks
but it does both infra red and u.v. in the red wavelength
Now when ever someone mentions HPS I think about the cost effectiveness
but I really don't like all those wires hanging around.

My problem really was keeping the soil aerated
I know how sunlight, bugs and worms and stuff loosing up the soil.
The only idea I had was to mix perlite into through out the soil and keep it warm with a incadecent light bulb torwards the bottom of the pot (but outside of where the run off is caught)

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Re: PREVENTING MOLD GROWTH, idea with ""MYCO-TONE", other fungi, and/or small UV lights [Re: Mof]
    #784084 - 07/02/15 03:04 AM (2 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah...use different soil entirely or water less ect...
I find its good to remove any dead/dying bottom growth as well...

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