When I’ve done transfers from Liquid to Agar, and Liquid to Grain, all appears to be clear. But when I’ve made transfers from Liquid to Liquid, so far I’m seeing the mycelium get all brown… doesn’t look good.
I’ve been using a fresh syringe, and transferring in a flow hood. The only thing I can think of right now, is to try to spray the top of the LC jar with alcohol before piercing it, which I don’t think I’ve been doing. Anyone else have any tips on what I might be doing wrong in my LC to LC transfers?
Here are some images of the clean tests:
[A] (I believe) mycelium everywhere from when I tested LC to agar with too much LC
[B] small bit of mycelium from the smaller test I did of just a drop of LC onto agar
[C] a close look will reveal white fuzzy mycelium growing in this landscape of grain
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[D] after liquid to liquid transfer, mycelium strands have brownish tint / particles in it
[E] same as above
[F] large brown clump