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 on: September 09, 2014, 05:12:44 AM 
Started by Nashimiron - Last post by Nashimiron

Thanks for the reply. I've discovered it might also be not enough air (and oxygen) getting in to them.

So to keep the air flowing through I've made more holes in the container they are in and hopefully the next lot won't be so hairy.

 on: September 09, 2014, 05:08:04 AM 
Started by Nashimiron - Last post by anno
A bit too much humidity.

 on: September 09, 2014, 03:45:32 AM 
Started by Dusan - Last post by Dusan
my name Dusan and this is my first post :)

I have question about petris, agar mix and agar preparation instructions...
For growing some kind of mushrooms we need petris with agar...

Can we avoid this agar and what can replace this?
And if we can, do you have some instruction?

 on: August 30, 2014, 05:06:23 AM 
Started by Nashimiron - Last post by Nashimiron

Introduction first off - I've just joined this forum and got loads of info from it which has shown me how to get my growing project up to the fruiting stage successfully. For a first timer the info here has been excellent.

I've looked around for answers to this question already, but wasn't sure from the replies I found what the answer is. So I've got my shrooms growing nicely in my fruiting container (a big plastic box) and they have a bright white fur / fuzz growing from the cakes up the stems. They seem to start off with the fur just at the base, and as they grow it grows with them working it's way up the stems. I've attached some pics so you can see what I mean. I don't know if it's cobweb mold or just mycelium, but maybe someone more experienced than me can say for sure.

What do you guys think? What causes this? Too much humidity? Too little humidity?

 on: May 28, 2014, 10:20:41 AM 
Started by Davie K - Last post by fmrc
Because I saw there was interest in this subject, I post the Contents Page of "THE  GOLDEN  DOORKNOB", Copyright 2001.  For any more information email
"A note to new cultivators, Information about the author, Independent Mushroom Grower's Network, Sclerotia, Sclerotia Cultivation In General, Psilocybe Mexicana, Psilocybe Tampanensis, Psilocybe Tampanensis - Bringing Live Culture From Sclerotia, Psilocybin And Psilocin, Psilocybe Cyanescens, Converting A Refrigerator To Grow Cold Weather Loving Mushrooms, Gymnopilus Spectabilis - General and Chemistry, Gymnopilus Spectabilis Cultivation, Using Your Microwave to Sterilize Mushroom Growing Media, Psilocybe samuensis, Panaeolus subbalteatus, Psilocybe Cyanescens - Establishing Outside Fruiting Beds, The Chronology Of Psilocybe Cubensis In America, The History Of Psychoactive Mushrooms, Psilocybe cubensis, Panaeolus cyanescens, FMRC's Spore Bank, A Note On Mushroom Laws."

 on: May 28, 2014, 10:04:40 AM 
Started by fmrc - Last post by fmrc
I pass on a recent email I received about the future ClusterBusters Meeting..............slp/fmrc
2014 AHS Meeting-AHMA Conference


Dear Friends of Clusterbusters

Clusterbusters will be presenting our latest research, a collaboration between Clusterbusters and researchers at Yale University at the American Headache Societies 56th annual Scientific Meeting.

The 56th Annual Scientific Meeting is designed for physicians, psychologists, scientists, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with head, neck, and orofacial pain.

June 26th-29th, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

American Headache Society 56th Annual Scientific Meeting

Immediately following this meeting, Clusterbusters will attending the AMHA conference which is being held in the same venue.

Education and support for patients with Migraine and other Headache Disorders, family, friends, and others who care. Sponsored by the American Headache and Migraine Association. For more information or to register, see Ease Headache Migraine Second Annual Conference

Members of the American Headache and Migraine Association can apply for travel scholarships.

AHMA Members Apply for Travel Scholarships Here

While the entire conference is informative and a great opportunity for all headache sufferers and family, we are happy to point out that one of the sessions during this conference will feature Dr. Peter Goadsby speaking on managing Cluster Headaches.

This dual conference event will allow Clusterbusters to meet with all the leading headache specialists to discuss treatments and help educate the medical community regarding the needs of cluster patients. We will be reaching out to those attending who still need to become informed of the efficacy and need for properly prescribing oxygen as well as the wide array of all standard and alternative treatment options.

Our attendance at AHMA's conference allows us to reach out to the patients and families living with cluster headaches and other related headache disorders. Better understanding of cluster headaches among the entire headache community will improve the diagnosis process and help everyone find a treatment plan that suits them.


 on: May 21, 2014, 09:43:25 AM 
Started by fmrc - Last post by fmrc
The #48 "TEONANACATL", The International Journal of Psychoactive Mushrooms ("TEO"), May 2014, is now posted up for free read and download.  Go to and then click "TEO Journals" off of the Main Menu.
Some of the Articles in this Issue:
How Psilocybe Cubensis appears in the Wild, Was This the First Home Cultivation of Psilocybe cubensis? Panaeolus subbalteatus Notes, Psychoactive Mushroom Sclerotia Notes, FREE Mushroom Spore Print Sample SOO81 Amanita muscaria.  Enjoy.  Stephen L. Peele, Curator FMRC

 on: April 30, 2014, 02:44:39 AM 
Started by mikepellerin - Last post by anno
Well, the spores of the unknown mushrooms will off course land on your A. bitorquis substrate, but since it is already colonized, nothing bad should happen.
I would be more concerned by green and black molds which could also be in the cellar, those could potentially contaminate and destroy the substrate.

 on: April 29, 2014, 11:28:51 PM 
Started by mikepellerin - Last post by mikepellerin
As the title suggests, I'm a newbie to mushroom growing. I want to grow Agaricus bitorquis (this will be from a kit), but I have a question about possible cross breeding/contamination.

I live in New England in an old post-victorian house that has a tamped earth/victorian construct basement. It maintains the proper temps for mushroom growing, but sometimes when we heavy rains, I get some water in there. This often produces some fungi (mushrooms) of unknown type on the floor.

My question is this: Will the appearance of these unknown mushrooms contaminate my planted stock. My kit will be well above the floor.

Thank you in advance,

 on: April 29, 2014, 12:22:38 PM 
Started by David de Kabouter - Last post by fmrc
To my knowledge, that species does not produce sclerotia.  Is there a chance it is some other culture and is marked wrong?  I will say those do not look like any other sclerotia I am familiar with.  If that culture does produce Panaeolus subbalteatus mushrooms, you have stumped your toe on a new find.  Get back to me with pictures of the mushrooms.  I will then tell you what to do from there.  Send information to
Stephen L. Peele, FMRC  Author of "THE GOLDEN DOORKNOB".  A book devoted to mushroom sclerotia, published by FMRC

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