Psilocybe caerulescens communal grow thread
Posted 11 October 2020 - 09:32 PM
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Posted 11 October 2020 - 09:52 PM
day two recovery tray
Cased it today on day two.
This looks like it’s gonna be a good one. Strong culture at least
Edited by Celestialexplorer1, 11 October 2020 - 09:52 PM.
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Posted 11 October 2020 - 10:55 PM
Oh now you’re calling me the smart ass? I learn from the best!
Generally I would rather be called a smart ass, then a dumb one, but, I have been accurately called both a various times in my life :)
Nothing but love for you Mikey, and there is no smart assery there, that is sincere
Edited by Juthro, 11 October 2020 - 10:56 PM.
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Posted 11 October 2020 - 11:33 PM
Very cool. Did you manage to get some prints then? It sounds like they are slow to pin, but grow fairly rapidly once pins appear eh?
As for substrate mix... according to experienced cultivators it sounds like sand is pretty important in both the sub and casing mix. I chose to use compost, sawdust and a high volume of sand because this seems approximately like what would be present in their natural environment. I’ve noticed that caerulescens is quite slow on grain spawn, but by contrast it is tearing through the compost/sawdust/sand mix, so hopefully that’s an indication that I’m on the right track. It also colonized a straight hardwood sawdust substrate very aggressively.
I'm trying to print them now and treating them like Semp, leaving them for 48hrs. I also put a damp piece of paper towel under the foil to help maintain humidity. I'll know more tomorrow.
I do have sand in my casing but not the sub. I wonder what benefits it provides in the sub, iron, maybe texture, silicates? I added it to my casing in hopes for better evaporation. I do add some powdered chicken feed to my subs which among other things has various minerals perhaps like what could be found in red clay soils? My grains plus a pinch of wood pellets are almost done colonizing. I'm thinking verm/COIR/wood pellets plus chicken feed, maybe coffee? maybe a pinch Hpoo? and now sand to consider?
That is what is so much fun about these threads, sharing all our different approaches and hopefully successes or even failures to learn from.
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 05:16 AM
Edited by DonShadow, 13 October 2020 - 05:19 AM.
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:55 AM
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Posted 15 October 2020 - 05:29 PM
Posted 15 October 2020 - 06:46 PM
Do you want the casing just standard surface conditions or do these like it wet/dry? I love the mexicana smell these have. Got another bag going this time with straw added.
They do smell nice! My casing was very damp when they first went into the FC where it sat...... After weeks, I decided to give it a thorough soak and a week (?) later pins started forming. From there it took 2 weeks to grow from pin to almost ready to print. I could've picked them at first veil break which might have been 9 days? My sub that fruited has straw, Hpoo, other stuff and a pinch of hard/soft wood pellets.
Unfortunately, another similarity for me w/Semp, I can't get them to print, so far.
Final dry weight minus material for cloning was 1.8g. I think the fresh mush may have been waterlogged? I added 10ml of water to my small sub in hopes of keeping the big mushroom cluster happy and growing.
Posted 15 October 2020 - 07:57 PM
Edited by Celestialexplorer1, 15 October 2020 - 07:57 PM.
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 01:37 AM
I cased and fruited all four of my bags today (two caerulescens, two zapotecorum). Incubated for 25 days.
Each were spawned to a modified PF tek substrate, and a compost/verm/sawdust/sand substrate.
Light: 452nm blue 12/12
CPU fan kicks in every 6 hours for 2 mins.
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 03:35 PM
so far im running a shadowbox with p.galindoi and sempervivas
Edited by DrepsiLocybe, 30 October 2020 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 31 October 2020 - 12:35 PM
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Posted 03 November 2020 - 11:01 PM
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Posted 04 November 2020 - 03:18 PM
Sounds like a pretty good setup, I think you'll do well. 14 days is still to early to be concerned about no fruits. I seem to recall it was at least a month before I saw pins the last time I grew caerulescens.
Posted 04 November 2020 - 11:15 PM
Posted 05 November 2020 - 06:02 PM
I would like to use coarser sand. Pebbly would be better creating more air pockets to stimulate primordia. I’ve always though that about perlite but never tried it. Seems like it would actually be good in casing.
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Posted 05 November 2020 - 07:21 PM
I have a 2nd flush that I'm waiting to drop spores before I harvest for printing.
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Posted 05 November 2020 - 09:04 PM
Posted 10 November 2020 - 05:37 PM
This is the caerulescens tray that’s been in fruiting for going on 20 days. I was wondering if you guys thought it might be too wet
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