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In a sealed bag of cheese can mold use up all O2 and produce CO2?

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#1 jiljilbean

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:28 PM

hey guys,

 

I have a silly question about mold....

In a sealed bag of cheese, is it possible for mold to use up all the O2 in the bag and produce CO2?

 

we tested a sealed moldy bag of cheese and there was little to none O2 in it but a high volume of CO2.

 

Just curious on you thoughts and help....Thanks



#2 Hank Major

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:10 PM

Fungi need oxygen to respire just like us, and we would use up all the oxygen in a bag in a few minutes. So yes, I think the mold would eventually use up all the oxygen and replace it with CO2.







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