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Hi
Phyto culture been going well so decided to start doing pods….
Noticed plenty of pods running around but also build up at bottom of container…..

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Can someone give on-site to what it is…. Either contamination, dead pods or other and correct me if I’m doing anything wrong…..

Looks like build up like when you clean sponges out ( brown little bits )

Sterilised jar with rubbing alcohol, added pods and feed pod culture feed as per instructions….. lights on lowest setting via adjustable dimmer for 12 hours…..

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Its not clear in the pic, but its called mulm, which is a collection of dead pods, pod waste, dead phyto, etc... Its a normal buildup in all our cultures. It won't harm the culture until harvest time about 3-4 weeks. Then I clean the container out completely and start over again.
 
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Its not clear in the pic, but its called mulm, which is a collection of dead pods, pod waste, dead phyto, etc... Its a normal buildup in all our cultures. It won't harm the culture until harvest time about 3-4 weeks. Then I clean the container out completely and start over again.
Thanks for the good info….
 
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Thanks for the good info….
Its not clear in the pic, but its called mulm, which is a collection of dead pods, pod waste, dead phyto, etc... Its a normal buildup in all our cultures. It won't harm the culture until harvest time about 3-4 weeks. Then I clean the container out completely and start over again.
Best way to Harvest is by running through a 50 micron filter and try to keep as much of the mulm out of the new cycle?
 

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That's called mulm that's the good stuff . Leave it until it becomes really thick then reboot the culture
 

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