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Strangeland (Waylitjim)
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Post Number: 349
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 09:43 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Respect goes out to BitterPill for the info and pics. :-)

This project was done this Fall in Western Washington.
Hopefully posts like this will inspire Mycotopiates to give Cyans a try.

B.P began last winter with alder woodchips from a pile behind an apartment that had produced in the fall.
The chips were kept over the winter in boxes in a garage where it further colonized.

In the spring, the woodchips were mixed with an equal amount of fertile mulch
and spread into 3 rubbermade bins.

Holes were drilled in all four corners of each bin and carboard was wet and laid
on the bottom of them. The bins were placed under shade of shrubs outside
and watered when necessary over the summer.
They didn't pin until mid to late october this fall.

Plastic bins were used in an attempt to extend the fruiting season.
When it gets too cold, they will be moved into an area where they cannot freeze over.

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1976 (Sadsoul)
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 10:25 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My friend will the wood chip that people use for hamster cages work for a setup like that, if not why? I'll apreciate your info.
Best wishes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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watero (Watero)
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Post Number: 29
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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 11:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it needs to be alder chips.
Strangeland that is the best pics of cyanescens i have ever seen in the last two years. I bet it will make it into the archives. WOW.
By the way the photography is great too. How many megapixels is ur camera?
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Strangeland (Waylitjim)
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Post Number: 351
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 11:30 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


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will the wood chip that people use for hamster cages work?



Many wood chips used for pets are cedar. Do not use cedar chips
or other conifer tree species like Pine, Spruce, Juniper, Redwood, etc.


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it needs to be alder chips.



Not true, many types of wood chips can be used.
Almost any hardwood tree will work, as long as it's a deciduous species,
meaning the leaves fall off in the Winter.

Here are some of the suitable tree species:
beech, maple, oak, birch, chestnut, alder, cottonwood, willow, aspen, poplar,
elm, spruce, douglas fir, sweet gum, sycamore ...

and a few more pics...

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Strangeland (Waylitjim)
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Post Number: 352
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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 11:55 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

These hardwood pellets work great for starting your Cyanescens spawn.

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"A wood pellet is a small, 1 inch long, 1/4 inch diameter piece of hardwood. Because of their small size, wood pellets burn cleanly and quickly to a fine ash. Wood pellets come in a wide variety of flavors ranging from alder, hickory and oak to cherry, apple or mesquite."

http://www.stayton.net/traeger/Search.bok?category=BBQ-Pellets
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1976 (Sadsoul)
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Post Number: 53
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:59 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Strangeland for the info and thats a nice grow!!!!!!!!!!!!I apreciate your !Help Bro!!!!!!
Best wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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candykid420 (Candykid420)
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Post Number: 99
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 04:05 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice grow :-) i am truly envious!
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raeb (Raebis)
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Post Number: 528
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 05:46 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very nice wavy caps
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Rather, we are here to collaborate and share our experiences
so together, we can grow and become stronger in what we do.
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iamfree (Iamfree)
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 10:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Beautiful mushrooms you have there. Is it possible to cultivate P. Cyanescens in So. California?
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Strangeland (Waylitjim)
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Post Number: 355
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Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


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Is it possible to cultivate P. Cyanescens in So. California?


To get a good fruit set, P. Cyanescens requires a temperature of 50-60 F
for at least 12 hrs a day. You can expect a couple nice flushes in the Fall/Winter.

Humidity can controlled by planting grass on the casing layer.

"I would use styrofoam containers, the type that are used for shipping fresh seafood. Make a 10:1 mix of hardwood chips and organic compost ie (black gold potting soil/compost)

Lay your colonized cardboard on the bottom and cover with 2 inches of chips. Add a 1/2" layer of straight organic compost on top and plant grass seed on the surface. Leave em on your back porch in the shade. Poke some holes in the bottom of the container for drainage just in case you get an unexpected large amount of water in it.

It will take about two weeks for the grass to grow. The grass will provide shade and humidity and will make the process of colonization and fruiting much more low maintenance."
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Hidra (Hidra303)
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Post Number: 2012
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 01:44 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

awesome!


archive material

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Tumbz (Tumbz)
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Post Number: 467
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 04:08 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Very Very Nice Pics!






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