Edited by Celestialexplorer1, 14 October 2020 - 08:50 AM.
Communal Psilocybe semperviva/hoogshagenii grow?
Posted 14 October 2020 - 08:48 AM
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)
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.
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
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Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:39 PM
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.
Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:43 PM
Couple days ago
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Posted 20 October 2020 - 08:25 AM
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.
hope to have more content to show soon.
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 07:07 AM
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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 :)
Edited by coAsTal, 23 October 2020 - 02:37 PM.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:00 PM
Edited by Arch3type, 23 October 2020 - 04:00 PM.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 04:29 PM
Ok guys, I am finally in fruiting. Just one bag bc the other one is not quite ready. I'm hoping to ride in
on all the good vibes you all have already set in motion. This is my attempt at a CaptainFuture style
grow from bags.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 05:59 PM
Edited by Celestialexplorer1, 26 October 2020 - 06:00 PM.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 06:34 PM
I have 3 large clone bags colonizing fast. 7 days and this time I’m not experimenting really and the bags are just in my FC getting the same treatment as the pans I’m fruiting. Each bag is 2L of a different clone. At first there seemed to be a clear winner Colonizing faster, but I resisted disturbing them and they are all about caught up now. I’m thinking of doing something like modified shoeboxes within a fruiting chamber dialed in for pans. My thinking is I can keep humidity steady by doing some holes with lids on. Temperatures are always the issue for me and my automated FC is by far the steadiest place in the winter.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:15 PM
The tub is in my "fruiting breakfast nook" next to kitchen :D Pans are taking up my only dedicated space.
The tub humidity is high enough to blow out my digital hygrometer in there. It's pegged at 99...so it's at
least 95% in there. It's a pretty accurate one that I just finished using for a weed grow, so I know it just
doesn't say 99% all the time.
Have no idea if the tub configuration mirrors CF's exactly. It's just a guess. 1" holes on the short sides
at the bottom, and 4 on the lid. Polyfill is packed tight on all of them right now.
Edit: shelves are 4' and I have 4 of the shelves rigged with lighting. Two 5K and 1 6.5K lights on each
shelf. I grow microgreens with this as well.
Edited by Asura, 26 October 2020 - 07:19 PM.
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 09:37 AM
I dug up a pic that shows the FC design CF uses in a pic of his grow room that he posted several years ago, if you wish to have a visual of how he does them. It's a fisheye lens picture, which he uses often in the shares of his grows :)
Quick update-- Won't be long before I'll have to take the clear dome off the tray here-- the fruits are starting to touch it now
And my bag is progressing. I pulled my Tamp. var. Galindoi shoebox off the upper (warmer) shelf since I'm nearing my move and it was winding down from producing fruits, so I'm going to get the stones out of it.
I moved the Semp FC onto that shelf to allow it to warm up into the high 70's during the day about 2 days ago I think, and I'm seeing more rapid pin development now--
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:21 PM
That's the exact pic I based my tub design on. Going for "close enough".
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