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Communal Psilocybe semperviva/hoogshagenii grow?

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#601 Celestialexplorer1



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Posted 14 October 2020 - 08:48 AM

The FCs I have up rn are sorta JOC style tubs that work great for pans and mexicana but I think they may be too airy for sempV. They are on a cycle for the fogger at 3 mins and then fan 1 min and off for 10 mins and over again. So I’m wondering what type of FC is everyone using for these? Can’t seem to find the info. Currently have three tubs up now with two foggers. So when it’s done I can set one seperate from the others .

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 10:25 AM

I used containers with a few holes covered in medical tape (3M transpore, which breathes a bit better than micropore). Currently I have my jars in totes with a few holes/medical tape with perlite in the bottom for humidity. No misting or fanning except what's necessary to keep the casings moist. These don't need active FAE as long as you have enough holes for them to breathe.


This same setup works fine for mexicana.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 06:54 PM

CE1, I'm doing my semp FC Captain Future style, just a tall tote (I think it's a 30-something liter) with two holes on each end at the floor covered with micropore tape. I keep the walls dewey, and mist the actual casing every 2 or 3 days. I open the top and freshen the air once every day or two. Keeping it stone-age simple here-- only dim ambient light from my light rack, which is on a 12/12. That part I'll change in a couple weeks when we move and I can put it into the rack with more light once I have space--


Here it is tonight-- I got my first pin starting!!! (look center-left)

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And since we're at it, have a look at my cased grain tray tonight--

I had seen it stall for growth for over a week, and moved it up to the higher part of my rack where temps reach 80 or so from the heat of the LED T5's below-- and it was just the kick it needed.



And here's one for experienced growers -- guess which way the light was positioned relative to the tray:





After taking these pics, I made the decision to clean up the tray, and I have removed most of the old, stalled little stubs that stopped growing a couple weeks ago. Most of them had begun to turn that dark brown ahead of rotting, and none of them are printable-- they totaled around 10g (ish) wet-- I used a low resolution scale, not my .001 unit which was in another room at the time I snipped the dead weight.


My hope is that the network will be able to move more energy to fresh growth with the old stuff cleared out, like it has done so delightfully with the stretchers you can see which have only existed for maybe a week or so.


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Posted 19 October 2020 - 08:04 PM

Still showing steady development of the tray this week.

Little wary of the color of the stumps I cut last week-- but it doesn't seem like contamination.

Would appreciate an appraisal/opinion:


My bag is shaping up-- now see well over a half dozen pins, and many more just behind those. It's not going to be a canopy by any means, but I like the way it's looking. In about 2 weeks I'll be able to get it off the cool floor and get FC temps back up into the 70's, which ought to help like it did with the tray :cool:


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Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:39 PM

Everything I did while I was sick either crapped out or I killed it. I couldn’t say which. The one clone tray is the exception, but I have doubts. I used the LC’s from the fridge to inoculate coir/coffee/wheat bran/WBS. Very much like Don Shadow’s recipe. A little more coffee and the grain is in the bag.

I prepped the WBS first because I made grain jars also. For the amount of grain in the sub I think it’s a smarter play and easier to get the moisture right. It was half a liter of finished grain to 1.5L of sub. I wound up real close to 1225g=2L. Inoculated with 120ml of LC each. Bags are moist and humid, but not standing in water. So long as the LC wakes up I expect them to colonize fast.

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:43 PM

These sempV have been super fast reminding me a really good pan culture. 2.5lb grain bag colonized in 9 days and all quarts in 10. I’m very surprised and it looks very healthy as well. So I spawned two quarts and the 2.5lb grain bag is thinking about a monotub.

Couple days ago
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Posted 20 October 2020 - 08:25 AM

after some months finally have some content to share.

started my semperviva culture from spore to agar, agar to lc.

ive noticed them moving fast which i am excited about.

i used lme lc (500ml water/ 1g lme) seems to accelerate the colonization time.

also put some spawn into their final fruiting tray and they are colonizing pretty good for 6 days. sub is hardwood, coir, coffee, verm, gypsum.

the plan is to fruit them in a shadowbox.
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Posted 20 October 2020 - 02:25 PM

2nd flush coming in both tubs.Screenshot_20201020-151953_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20201020-151743_Gallery.jpg
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 07:07 AM

nice!! my semperviva tub just started pinning. i'll snap some pics as more come in
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 10:15 AM

What kind of FC are you running those in or is that just a standard shoebox

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 09:34 PM

One is in a standard 6qt shoebox that is dub tubbed with another on top. The other bin is is like a 18qt with some Fae holes around 2.7 inches

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 10:59 AM

A dub shoebox with a lower nutrient sub. It has been pushing fruits for about a week now.

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM

Ever since I put a small, low-power LED white/blue light (it's an aquarium light that I am using at 20%) the newer semp growth has really started reaching up for it :)



Do you see the little bastard fungus gnat taunting me on the rim of the tall one?

I hates them....I HATES THEM!!!


Here's the whole tray today:




My mycobag is pinning like crazy-- they're everywhere! I'm very enthusiastic about how vibrant the growth appears to be-- it is very slow, but I am patient :)


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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:00 PM

Wow that bag is about to pop off with fruits!

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