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Cultivation / Short, Fat and Stumpy
« on: December 23, 2009, 09:04:44 AM »
In my most recent trays, the shrooms seem to be stumpier and thicker than any I've grown before. Is this a FAE issue? The strains are Taz and TAK Mt. I have cakes in the same FC and they seem to be producing normal looking fruits. Anyone?
And yeah I'll post a pic eventually, but short, fat and stumpy pretty much says it all.

Cultivation / Popcorn results
« on: December 15, 2009, 02:26:20 AM »
Here is a breadpan of popcorn with a verm casing. First flush was 180 grams which is double what I usually get. I'm trying to upload photos.

Cultivation / Edward St. Vincent Millet
« on: December 07, 2009, 02:28:05 AM »
So, I've been reading good things about how fast millet colonizes and I thought I would add some to my next set of jars. I mostly do cakes and jars of popcorn. I thought by adding 1 cup of millet to 2 cups of popcorn I'd get a good comparison. What has worked for me with popcorn is to measure out what I'll use, cover it with 3" of water and PC it for 25 minutes. When I did that with the millet added, the millet all burst open and turned into sticky starch goo. I had to throw it all out. So my guess is, you just soak the millet for 12-24 hours to hatch any endospores but don't actually cook it. Is that right? do people use millet/popcorn combos?
  Note: went to store, bought more popcorn, innocced 6 jars. Life is good.

Cultivation / Honeywell HEPA
« on: November 14, 2009, 07:44:11 AM »
Hello everyone, been offline awhile. I bought one of those honeywell air purifiers but I'm not sure how others have set it up. The clean air comes out the top. Do people put them on their sides when working in the clean air flow? Or have people built a little flow-hoodie thing to direct the air down and over a flat surface? How do use them to best advantage?

Cultivation / Pining for Pins
« on: August 11, 2009, 10:21:19 AM »
So I had very good results with popcorn, at least, up until this point in the cycle. I've got 10 bread pans filled with PC cased with either 50/50 coir verm or 100% verm. I mist with 9/1 H2O/H2O2 and my tubs have 10 3/4" holes plugged with polyfil. In addition, my checking up on my babies leads to a complete air change every 6 hours or so. Nothing has shown any pins. They been in the bin for 10 days. Temp is 82, RH 99%. Suggestions?

General topics / 5MEODMT
« on: July 30, 2009, 03:51:32 PM »
 Just read a great book by a man "named" James Oroc called Tryptamine Palace. Has anyone on this board ever smoked 5meo or knows of a good extraction tek?

Cultivation / Popcorn just in case
« on: July 27, 2009, 03:34:30 PM »
So, how long for most people between crumbling the PC and casing and the signs of the first pins. I've got some Storm Chasers that were very aggressive colonizers. I'm just beginning to see the myc on top of the 50/50 coir/verm. Since my last attempt yielded little but trich I have high hopes (and dreams) for this run. Also have a few bread tins of PE that seem to be doing well. Will post pics when there is something to show.

General topics / Ralph's work habits
« on: July 17, 2009, 02:30:35 AM »
I'm giving a guy named Ralph my business for the first time. How long between order and receipt for people who have used him?

Cultivation / Trich or treat
« on: July 06, 2009, 02:56:50 PM »
So I had a tub of horse poo/coir/straw that I was colonizing with 3 jars of BRC. Tasmanians and Ecuadorians (two different tubs). Both got trich and I took them away from everything. One I gave up on and took outside. It was supposed to be warm and humid so I just put it in some deep grass. Came back before going away for a few days and there were 4 slugs crawling all over it and they were eating the trich and leaving the healthy rhizo alone. When I got back all the trich is gone. Not sure what to do next. I gave it a drink. Photos not available as Best Buy still has my camera for "repair".
  Anyone else experience this? -_-

General topics / Tasmanian Devils
« on: June 14, 2009, 04:55:26 AM »
  So a friend and I split up a bit of the harvest and did 3.2 g each. I got the Malabars and he got the tasmanians. From his description he had a more intense trip than I did. Lots of hilarity. Most of the time was spent looking out over the Connecticut River Valley. It was amazing when the fireflies came out just after sunset. I realized that I haven't fallen down to the ground laughing and rolling on my back for a very long time. Overall it was excellent. I plan to grow more T's.

General topics / Best time to harvest?
« on: June 07, 2009, 09:51:09 AM »
I've heard and read conflicting ideas on when the best time to harvest. For instance, I've heard that the shrooms stop producing psilocybin once the veil begins to break and puts its energy into sporilation. I've also seen plenty of pics with tubs full of open cap shrooms. It seems kind of silly to keep watering the shrooms beyond the point of their producing psychedelic material. After all, as soon as I pick them I put them in the dehydrator.
  What would Jesus do? :wub:

General topics / Preaching to the coir
« on: May 25, 2009, 11:28:10 AM »
So I've been having a longer time than I thought getting my 2nd effort to fruit. I had a small (the smallest possible) jelly jar of BRC that I put into a pie tin surrounded by sterilized coir. It seems to have spent the last week colonizing the coir. I dunked it in water for 12 hours prior to adding it to the coir. I've exposed it to light. The conditions seem right 99%RH @ 73F. Why is it not pinning?
  I crumbled another pint cake into a tupperware deep dish container filled with coir and it's doing the same thing. Have I been inadvertantly doing a bulk sub?
  These are malabars. I've heard the strain is a good fruiter. We'll see.

Cultivation / LC Newbie
« on: May 03, 2009, 11:28:18 AM »
So I was over at the  mycotopia web forums and came across a liquid culture TEK using vanilla extract. Now I can't retrace my steps and put up a link but I did the TEK and started some azurescens. At least, I hope they get started. I have had no luck getting the spores to get going in BRC or WBS or a 5# bag of pre-sterilized-ready-to-go-just-inject-the-stuff rye berries. NO sign of any activity at all. My long term plan has been to get a perennial bed started outdoors but it better happen soon or I won't get anything in the fall.
  Anybody here have success in the N.E. with azzies?

Cultivation / first contams
« on: May 02, 2009, 05:57:10 PM »
I had my first confirmed contams today. What I noticed was the BRF cakes changed color from gray/brown to a purply blue. The myc seemed to stop growing. I took it outside to open the foil. The texture was different too, a little slimy and it had the smell of sour apples. I still have 4 jars and a bag of grain with this strain so I'm not at square one but I don't like losing to contaminants. It can be contagious.

General topics / Favorite strains and why
« on: April 11, 2009, 07:30:19 AM »
Hello everyone. I am a newbie and am returning to using psychedelics after a many year hiatus. I've successfully grown and harvested about 70 dry grams of B+. I wanted to experiment around with low doses before doing a full dose in a wild and beautiful place in nature. There is still a lot of snow in the mountains and the lakes have not completely iced out yet_ long winter in this part of the North east.
  My experience: 1st tried 1 gram and felt nothing. 5 days later 2.0 grams and did have a threshold experience: not hallucinations but a definite sense that I had altered my consciousness. Two days ago did 2.25 grams and it qualified as a trip to me, strong visuals and a distorted sense of amusement. I went for a walk and many of the trees were leaning in one direction from the ice storms we had this winter. I said aloud to myself " Trees can't vote with their feet." This struck me as the most hilarious factual statement of all time. So the dosage seems to be exponential rather than linear as the difference between 2 and 2.25 was large. I will use 3g when I do "the real thing".
  My questions are what strains are people's favorites on this board? I've got a syringe of malabars and azurescens. The azzies are a long term project. Anyone had experiences with malabars that they can share? Mazatapecs are referred to as being {visual} what are other qualities of other strains. Faves and pans please. :mellow:

General topics / Dosage and levels _ my experience
« on: March 29, 2009, 02:33:37 PM »
So I have just under 17 grams dried and preserved shrooms I cut on Thursday. I took 1.1 gr (no name calling now) by putting them in a cup of peppermint tea and letting them steep for 20 minutes. Then drank the tea and ate the shrooms chewing carefully. So far nothing seems to be happening and it's been two days. :huh: I'm setting up for a proper excursion but I'm trying to get a feel for the right amount. Mind you my last psychedelic experience was 37 years ago so I'm just sticking my toe in the water. A big fan of Terrance but I'm not quite ready for a "heroic" dose.
  But if nothing happens at 1.1 (no sense of enhanced visuals no change of mood or energy) I'm tempted to go to 2 gr. My goal is to have a threshold experience. Then later this month I'll go for the 3-5 gr. I grew pc b+ and harvested a mix of veils broken and just starting to shred.
  Comments or other personal experiences?

Cultivation / azurescens and bird seed
« on: March 26, 2009, 01:22:11 PM »
Hello everyone, new to the forum and new to cultivating. I would have to give myself an A for the results so far with B+ but I'm having no luck with azurescens. I have inoculated two quart jars of organic bird seed. I soaked the seed for a couple of hours, drained and cleaned the water then boiled the seeds for an hour and a half. This became the substrate in the jars that I  sterilized in a pressure cooker at 15 psi for two hours and then let cool over night. After 10 days of sitting in a warm closet in the dark there is no sign of any mycelial growth. I did not separate out the sunflower seeds. I used a syringe with a commercial spore strain. I did not use it all and I've ordered another. What is the best way to proceed? Go to agar then grain?
  Has anyone tried using the vermiculite/brown rice flour mix with azurescens? Is it possible to mix spiral dowels with the PFTEk mix and go from initial injection to wood in one step?
Thanks :huh:

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