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Offline Tigris308

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Mold on/in wheat bags?
« on: December 28, 2011, 04:27:39 PM »
Hi all.  Have a quick question for anyone who can answer.  We bought some bagged wheat a couple of years ago and recently opened it to store it.  The wheat looks fine, but their is a powdery mold on the outside and inside of the bag.  Is it dangerous and if so, what can I do to prevent throwing it out?

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 04:45:18 PM »
this might be ergot, check into it, ergot is very dangerous

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 04:49:28 PM »
this might be ergot, check into it, ergot is very dangerous

ergot is a fungus, so this likely is not ergot. ignore me..

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 08:25:59 PM »
Sure it is not wheat 'dust'?

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 06:45:25 AM »
Pretty sure it isn't dust.  It's dark green :)

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 10:38:43 AM »
Ew ew Ew.. if you don't have much.. cut your losses. Use it for mushroom mycelium or see if it will grow in the garden so you can harvest more. I WOULD SO NOT EAT! It is not Ergot, but even if you do not get 'sick' from it, it can start allergies to wheat or molds.

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 04:41:51 PM »
Ew ew Ew.. if you don't have much.. cut your losses. Use it for mushroom mycelium or see if it will grow in the garden so you can harvest more. I WOULD SO NOT EAT! It is not Ergot, but even if you do not get 'sick' from it, it can start allergies to wheat or molds.

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LOL, had to +1 the comment for your entheusiasm and I also totally agree.  My ex-wife had one mold exposure for just a handful of months and she was never the same again.  She had mold sensitivities/allergies the rest of her life.  Absolutely not something worth messing around with.

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Re: Mold on/in wheat bags?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 01:45:35 PM »
Yup -- cut your losses and toss it. 

Also, I'd recommend not feeding it to any livestock - namely chickens - if you have any.  Learned that one the hard way. :(