|Forum topic by superstretch||posted 01-23-2012 11:41 PM||712 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-23-2012 11:41 PM
Last week, I had a piece of spalted maple that I took to work to show a coworker.. It was a very nice slab that looks like a spalted burl, as the grain looks like cinnamon on toast.
Unfortunately, I left it in my truck overnight and we had a freak rain shower out of nowhere and the top of the slab was soaked. I brought it in to the house to dry and checked on it a couple days later. I had weighed down the center to try to get it back to its shape, but when I checked on it, it was now cupped the other way, like a bowl. I also noticed that there was some fuzziness on the top. When I flipped it over, I found that the entire bottom side was covered with a mold or fungus of some sort.My questions are
I couldn’t believe how fast ‘the fuzz’ grew.. It was about 36 hours between it being soaked and it being a culture site. Also, this wood was KDed at one point.. would/shouldn’t that have killed off the culture?
-- Dan, Rochester, NY