Salty is back at it again!
Came and went like a breeze through the trees, my old device that I logged on from has not been in a condition to be used for some time.
That being said, my first attempt at yielding these perspective-altering fungi went.. fairly well I'd say! Considering my working conditions at the time, it comes to little surprise that I lost a couple bulk sub totes to contamination, but not all was lost [for which I am grateful for if it weren't for the knowledge I obtained here, I may not have had a yield at all! So for that, I thank you all.] The GT's that I spawned in sterilized rye berries and transferred to coir/verm sub /and fruited/ graced my partner and I with perhaps not the most plentiful yield, but provided us with experiences that we didn't even realize we needed until we were in the moment.
So in hindsight, I'm not upset about the totes that were lost to contams. One of these days I will try to attempt to retrieve the photos from my mostly-broken device to share, as we had 2 BIGBOIS in the second flush in comparison to the others that grew near them. One weighing in at 121g fresh, the other weighed in at 96g fresh.
Both of which I proceeded to chop chop chop into a cup, squeezed about... 6 limes I think it were, and let it sit for a couple minutes before adding approx 4fl oz of Kombucha Tea.. gave it a swirl.. then said "teach me" and pounded it down.
That... I have no regerts for doing that. The visuals were beautiful. The flora around me in the yard (located on a private drive set back in a densely wooded/marshy area leading up to a river) seemed to grow and change in color from gentle blues to purples and around to subtle greens and yellows. Closing my eyes and listening to various notes played by my partner on her Keyboard in a sort of ambience..-esque manner resulted in some magnificent sceneries; from zooming through clouds to floating through what seemed like a body of what I could breath in (all the while retaining the cognitive notion that I am NOT a living species capable of flight or aquatic respiration)
About 2 hours after what felt like a peak, I started to become more and more self aware of my hallucinations and even procured the understanding of ways I could manipulate my visual experience through sheer desire to do so. Almost sort of like.... Augmenting my reality to the way I want it. The way I see fit.
The afterglow lasted for months. I felt a whole new connection with nature and the world around me. I was able to shed the negativity that plagued the back of my mind, and got closer to becoming the person that I want to be. The Teachers taught me the path I needed to take to become the person I want to be.
I became more determined, ambitious, and driven to achieve my goals and attain the future self that I caught but a silhouette of. The monotony of my work days as a CNC Machine operator seemed to melt away. I started to rather enjoy the line of work. Taking more pride in the field and more pride in my capabilities to do well and put in my 150% every single day I hit the time clock. I found myself being able to pull longer shifts more often with little to no mental repercussion from a 12+ hour work day. It really was a perspective-altering experience...
WHICH BRINGS ME BACK AROUND TO MY HEADLINER
Since then, I have procured a couple of Liquid culture genes..
Blue Meanie cube..
and Mazatapec.. [I like to abbreviate it with MZTP personally..]
BM, GT and MZTP are currently spawning.. the meanies should be ready for birthing in a few days.. GT's should be ready soon after by the looks of things
[pics to come]
And just like I have read time and time again, MZTP is notoriously taking 'er sweet ol' time. And that's okay. One of the things that the GT's taught me in my previous experience is that the crossing of paths will happen when it is time to happen.
I intend to begin working with Agar, as I will shortly have a sanitary and secure place to dedicate to the more sensitive tactics surrounding working with Agar.
I also intend to move away from coco coir as my substrate, and replace it with that sweet sweet "field chocolate" that I've heard makes such an impact on the yield and potency.
ON A SIDE NOTE
If I am misusing terminologies regarding the production stages/titles, feel free to correct me as I tend to see terminologies be used in various ways.
What I thought the core order of process for most teks seemed to be were:
I get that NOT EVERY tek is going to follow the same "order of operations" so to speak, this just seemed to be a common "core concept" I noticed while studying various teks and their processes of other individuals.
I do apologize for the lengthy -ish ramble thread.. I simply felt that I would like to get back on here now that I have another stable device to post/upload photos from that's not a mobile device and share my experience with the community that provided me with the knowledge I needed to achieve an end product.
If there's any further recommendations to how I should conduct my operations, I would be happy to receive them and any/all constructive criticism.
Here's a couple pics of my spawn bags from a couple days ago. I need to go check them out again and take more photos.
The MZTP, as expected, is spawning slower than the BM's and GT's, so I don't have any interesting photos as of right now to show for, but with the little activity I have seen, I can't imagine it being too much longer before more growth becomes visible.
More pics to come in time. If you got this far, thank you for taking the time to read my post in it's entirety, I appreciate you