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WHen collecting Copelandia cyanescens (Syn.=panaeolus cyanescens), you should always placed them in a plastic open container with the caps at one end and the stipes at the other end.
Try not to squeeze them when collecing them and carry the container around without shaking or bounding it as you walk. You do not want any shrooms in your collections to stain blue.that is psilocine escaping from the shrooms into the air.
If you see a bluing one in the container while harvesting, toss it back into the field or place it in a separate container. Any bluing Copelandia laying on top or touching any other speciomens you have collecteded will automatically cause the other mushrooms it is touching or laying on to also start oxidising to where they also will blue or thur to blue-black.
Here are several containers of how my mushrooms look when I harvest them. IT too me several years to learn how to lift a shroom from the manure without squeezing them so that they would not blue.
These are from Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bali, and India) but I also have many from for of the 7 Islands in the Hawaiian archipelego.
In the first two photos you can see a bluing shroom or two in their. I tossed them out.
Here is from another day. the above two images were one collection but an hour later I filled the tray. Took them to my bungalow on the beach at Lamai, Koh Samui Island and paid them out to dry.
Here are some full trays of perfectly picked Copelandia species.
The next two images are from Suphanburi Buffal House Farm, Thailand about a 2 hour or more drive from Bangkok.
And here are three different mushrooms from a turd in the left front entrance into the walls of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
There is a single specimen of Copelandia cyanesens and then some Panaeolus papilionaceus (non-active) species, and a Psilocybe coprophila (non-Active species known renamed as Deconica coprophila). I labled them. The Panaeolus papilionaceus is known also as the butterfly fungi. It was also previouosly known as Panaeolus sphinctrinus and or Teonanacatle by mistake of Schutles and it was also known as Panaeolus campanulatus. Not active. Rare to see the species all in a manure heap of Brahjman dairy cattle in Cambodia.
The Thailand Copeldandia above came from Buffalo Manure (pink and gray buffalo's Bubalus bubalis)
Image 1 is Copelandia cyanescens.
Images 2, 4, 5, and 6 are Panaeolus papilionaceus. They have a reddish stem and a slight black veil remnant also known as a ring. Ofen collected in Hawaii by shroomers who throw them in with their collections fo Copelandia cyanesens. they are not active but will not make one sick if eaten. Just not good to throw shit shrooms in with the good ones.
Image 3 is the non-active species Psilocybe coprophila, now known as Deconica coprophila.
Enjoy the hunt. When there are a lot of smaller copes that usually imples it is the end of the flushes. Bigger ones show the first to third fruigings in a short period.