I have some IMO 2 that I’m using in compost tea. A couple of batches of the IMO are separating with a dry layer on top and a pure liquid layer in the middle and a wet layer of rice on the bottom. Is this normal and should I stir it up before i use it? Do I risk it getting moldy?
i would guess that the rice may have been overcooked in those batches and the sugar pulled out to much water causing the separation (IMO2 should be like a thick paste or putty when finished) ….i would use them up first cause they do risk mold with the high water content ….i would think that the liquid still has a high microbe content as the microbes would have started propagating in the liquid so id think theres no need to stir it up but i dont think it would hurt to do so before use
Thx Dagoofman. I took me more than a year to get my first IMO collection. I knew it was possible because i’ve seen the mold in my composter. I live in a rather dry environment and found the ala dante rice drying out before IMO colonization. I have a new rice cooker with a harder rice setting that’s worked will. I’ve found with some experimenting if I soak the bottom of my cedar box in water to keep the rice from drying out and waiting for rain has been way to get IMO1.
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