Well, a few months ago, I started some tampanensis from a spore print (kindly sent to me by a mycotopian who really knows how to grow these things!). The mycelium grew vigorously, and I soon found myself with a bunch of colonized rye, and no manure. It was the middle of winter, and I just couldn't score any poo. So, I shrugged and spawned them to coir/verm. They took over the substrate pretty efficiently, but (no surprise!) have only produced a few gnarled fruits with shrunken heads, all spaghetti-thin and crooked as Satan's cock. Here's one of the funnier ones...it's about five inches long.
So, the fruiting is a joke...but I can tell that the substrate is bulging with stones. They're bulging up from the substrate all over the place. I've never grown these before, so what I'd like to know is: when should I throw in the towel, break up the tubs and harvest the sclerotia?
I figure I'll start a new grow during the summer, when the poo-fairy is working her magic in the local cow pastures.