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« on: November 14, 2005, 02:06:59 AM »

hello,

I found Eric's Guide to Cultivating Psilocybe Azurescens/Cyanescens http://www.sunshine.net/www/1700/sn1730/pscyangg.htm

my first encounter with spores using this method ;)

anybody has used this method? any references?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005, 08:58:11 AM »

They require cold temperatures in order to fruit. So unless you have such a dedicated place, the only other way to fruit them is outdoors.

You should check http://www.fungifun.org/azurescens and http://www.shroomery.org/index.php/par/23955/
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005, 04:28:03 AM »

for substrate I'm using alder sawdust, natural rice flour and wheat flour, vermiculite... cooked in regular pot for 3 h. covered with wiper to keep warm...



the mycelium appeared in the jars after about 7 days... :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 06:45:13 PM »

Good so far, let's see if you can get them fruiting indoors.
If not, you can still use them to inoculate outdoor beds in the spring.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005, 02:45:04 AM »

As I read the method of fruiting them I know that they need a temperature about 10C (50F)... Now we have about 0 C (32F) - we have snow :) Under the house I have room and the temperature there now is 11C(51.8F) I think it will drop slightly in january and february, when they will be ready to fruit...

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005, 06:19:46 PM »

Sounds promissing, make sure you report back if you have sucess.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 01:24:41 AM »

that's how the cakes looks now... :) mycelium after 15 days after inoculation

the dark substrate with wheat, others with rice

any contamination???

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005, 10:18:19 AM »

Doesn't look like contamination.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2005, 11:24:23 AM »

I'm not an expert yet, but I think this is a real mycelium... :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2006, 10:44:36 AM »

Any progress?
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006, 08:12:00 AM »

mycelium still colonizing jars...

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 02:30:27 AM »

AT THE MOMENT





Does cyanescens mycelium colonizes jars so slowly?

temperature is 26C

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2006, 02:47:43 AM »

Slower than P. cubensis, yes.
I would go down with the temperature a bit, this is not a subtropical species.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2006, 08:20:24 AM »

maybe it would be wise to stab a needle into one of the holes of the jar to exchange air?
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2006, 01:38:51 AM »

There should be some air exchange, certainly.

Read http://www.fungifun.org/gas_exchange/
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2006, 02:53:42 AM »

the jars are colonized and it's time to colonize more wood chips, but according to the long colonization time, which I do not expected, probably I will bring them to the forest and will make a bed... The jar with the wheat is still in colonization process



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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2006, 11:58:57 AM »

You still could inoculate pasteurized woodchips now with your spawn.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2006, 02:58:09 AM »

Next step was accomplished.
Spawn was shredded and mixed with alder woodchips. The colonization of mycelium continue...



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Re: CYANESCENS GROWING
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2006, 04:49:19 PM »

Looks good, with this spawn to chips ratio the colonization should be complete fairly quickly.
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