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mf (Fishbone)
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 09:06 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On my last night in Amsterdam I found a shop called Smart (JP) Botanicals. It was like a candy store of natural psychoactives.

I have wondered about something the clerk called philosopher's stoned. They looked like odd-shaped stem-colored pebbles. My guess is that he grew cultures under conditions which would encourage large hyphal knots to grow.

Thanks, just wondering how to make them(if it's worth it). They were relatively expensive so I thought they might be worth checking up on.

peace
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ShroomVator (Shroomvator)
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 09:13 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe they are actually hallucinagenic mushrooms in the truffle family. Thats why they are so expensive. At least, I remember reading that somewhere.
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Malformed (Malformed)
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 10:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.sporeworks.com/philobag.html
i think that should explain it fairly well.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 10:29 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Certain species such as Psilocybe Mexicana produces sclerota. I believe its 40% dry matter rather than 8%
Yes, they can be grown, but I'm no expert on that. Basically I think you just use a big jar and let it colonize in the dark for a few months.
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 11:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out Archives: Non Cubie Shrooms: Sclerotia production
for a good description on how to grow sclerotia.
Fairly easy, it looks like, just takes longer than regular cubies.
Hope this helps :)
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mf (Fishbone)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 03:05 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great! thanks guys
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 03:24 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some images from that archive material that are uploaded pics
instead of the linked pics in the thread currently there.

Millet from Forest Floor
stones2
stones1

Una from the shroomery has many post on sclerotia.
{note while he and millet both use grass seed, the same results can be had from brf}
#Post616445
stones3

Anno from the shroomery
#Post606965
stones4
stones5
stones6

Hope this helps :)
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Derby (Derby)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 04:18 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those things look really nasty, do you eat them?
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 04:34 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup, just like mushies
Hope this helps :)
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mf (Fishbone)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 06:53 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The web-site says that the third one dowm weighs 125grams! must be dense as hell. Also said they taste better-kind of like nuts in taste and texture.

I'm getting some bags and a mexican strain.
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Dirty Wop (Anotherdirtywop)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 01:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice IMOK!
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Hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 02:31 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sweet, imok, thx.
these are growing in popularity as they basically grow 'invitro/neglect' with little to no care needed after inoculation until harvest time.
good for steath as well.
only real draw-back is how long they take to fruit, which can be several months.

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