Observation 153937: Wallemia sebi (Fr.) Arx

When: 2013-11-30

Collection location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Hydrophobic spores floating on maples syrup

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Hi Patrick.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-12-01 16:47:54 EST (-0500)

I have heard two conflicting claims regarding the use of maple syrup that has been infected by mold. Some folks suggest just scraping the mold off the surface of the syrup and then using the syrup as usual. But I attended a talk at NEMF a few years ago in which an expert on molds said that it’s a bad idea to use maple syrup once it’s been infected. She mentioned health risks which I do not specifically recall.

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2013-12-01 12:06:43 EST (-0500)
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-11-30 12:35:24 EST (-0500)

Are you trying to filter the syrup? Are the pink sheets the fungus?

Created: 2013-11-30 11:07:26 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-12-01 16:01:40 EST (-0500)
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