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Hippie3 (Admin)
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from http://www.mushmush.nl

Cultivation on riceflour cakes
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This document gives instructions on the cultivation of Psilocybe cubensis on a sterilised substrate of riceflour, vermiculite and water.
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These polypropylene jars are used. They can withstand the heat of a pressure cooker. Of course glass jars can be used just as well.

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Four holes are poked into the lid with a sharp pointy object (a syringe needle for instance) . If you are using glass jars with metal lids you can use a nail and a hammer to punch four holes into the lid.

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The two main ingredients: vermiculite and brown riceflour.

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First the dry ingredients are mixed: 4 cups of vermiculite, 1.5 cups of riceflour.

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Two cups of water are added and everything is thoroughly mixed:

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The resulting mixture will look like this:

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The jars are loosely filled with this mixture. The part of the jar above the substrate is cleaned with a paper towel.

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A layer of dry vermiculite is put on top of the mixture. This acts as an extra barrier for contaminants

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The lids are put on.

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And a double layer of tinfoil is crumpled over the jars.

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The jars are put in the pressure cooker...

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and sterilised for 1 hour.

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The jars have cooled down:

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The needle of the syringe is flamed and the tinfoil is removed.

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The jar is inoculated through the four holes that were made in the lid. 1 cc should be enough for one jar. More sporewater can result in faster colonisation.

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The tinfoil is replaced and the jars are put in a clean warm environment. The jars will colonise completely in 15-30 days (depending on strain, substrate, temperature and volume of sporewater used.
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When the substrate is completely colonised the cake is taken out of the jar and put in the terrarium. We found that a plastic tray with wetted vermiculite inside an filter patch bag works perfectly for single cakes. Depending on temperature and strain mushrooms will appear in 5-20 days.

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Harvest time!

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Nilla (Nilla)
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Ive always wondered if there is a jar that is a little bigger then the 1/2 pint and smaller then a pint?
So bassicly a jar that will fully colonize nicely but hold a little more substrate.}
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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check out the microwave safe gladware at the supermarket,
a wide variety of shapes and sizes available.

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Hippie3 (Admin)
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looks like a fruit cup to me,
could be for any variety of uses.
i've used square ones too b4.

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Hippie3 (Admin)
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here's one source-
http://shop.essentialsupplies.com/cgi/search.cgi?t erms=Plastic::Clear::Jars&category=Clear_Plastic_J ars

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Admin (Admin)
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btw,
the holes can be punched
AFTER sterilization,
e.g. right when one innoculates,
just slide sharp needle thru
plastic lid.

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Admin (Admin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 02:00 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here's another source-
http://www.containerandpackaging.com/
look under plastic tubs.

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