Jaap Turkenburg wrote:The kit came with 2 pre-sterilized "cakes" in an airtight plastic pot. i inocculated these per instructions with a sterile needle (i worked sterile, i have lab experience). these cakes were fully colonized and crispy white when i took them out of their container for the first flush.
i put them on a layer of vermiticule with plenty of water, and let them sit in the light and aired them per instuctions (2x day). after a while they started to turn brown as if they were just dieing off. to save them i made new growing substrate with vermiticule and coffee grounds wich i sterilized in an oven. (250C for 1 hour)
when i put the browning cakes in there they started growing again and colonized the entire substrate again, and were looking healthy white. but same thing happend, they just sit there and start to turn brown again after a couple of weeks (see pics)