Mold in the test tube.

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JackPayne
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Mold in the test tube.

Post: # 19040Post JackPayne
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:11 am

Hi guys, this may sound like a stupid question but I was wondering, everyone says look for mold in the test tube, but I've found myself wondering what I'm looking for? I understand that it would be on the cotton, but I don't know what colours or how obvious it is meant to be. for example white or grey mold would be very difficult to see in cotton, so any tips??
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Re: Mold in the test tube.

Post: # 19041Post XxStrongHeroxX
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:38 am

mold can grow in like a silk form like this https://www.google.com/search?q=mold&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjdy7md7I_TAhUMIsAKHSutDdAQ_AUICCgB&biw=1242&bih=602#imgrc=6JrUYr2bx4NH4M: Or it can grow in spots
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Re: Mold in the test tube.

Post: # 19043Post Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:47 am

Yellow mold is usually the one that ends up being a problem, but that usually only happens if the ants were overfed protein or fed protein inside the sealed tube.
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JackPayne
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Re: Mold in the test tube.

Post: # 19044Post JackPayne
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:42 pm

Ok, I haven't fed my queen, yet but I'm feeding her a drop of honey on Monday before I leave on holidays.
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