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#1 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 05:26 PM

Psilocybe papuana

After some cleaning on agar, I was able to put Ps. Papuana to a pint of grains fortified with wood. I believe it took 2 weeks to finish the grains. The pint of mycelium on fortified grains was added to a sterile bag of bulk substrate. The sub was covered by mycelium in 2 weeks. It was thinly cased with C/V/sand and soaked with a spray bottle of water. The cased bag was placed in a tub on wet, salted perlite and the lid was put on. After a week the lid was removed and the tub was turned into a modified dub with air hoses attached. The air comes from an aquarium pump bubbling through water with H2O2 added.

4/4 was the official "FC" date, first pic of pins was on 4/12. Second pic was 4/15. Most recent photos were 4/18. I'm really excited to see these beauties growing and hopefully I'll get some teeny tiny prints out of it. I plan to make a clone from this flush and fingers crossed that if I get a second flush, I'll get some larger specimens. These guys are only 1"-1.5" tall, max. I almost need to harvest them with a butter knife......maybe smear them on some toast! :) Last photo is out of order, it is the sub BEFORE casing.

I also have some Ps. Papuana mycelium on 2lbs of brown rice and pearled barley, that might be interesting too.

For my sub, I used:
3C vermiculite
160g COIR
3/4C pine bedding
35g hard/soft wood fuel pellets
1/4C gypsum
4Tbsp powdered chicken feed
3.5C water

PC 2hrs at 15psi

For casing:
48g COIR / 1C vermiculite / 1/4C playground sand

Temps have ranged from 68-78F during colonization and fruiting.

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 05:58 PM

At least their numbers make up for their size. Awesome spread. Have you sampled this strain?

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 06:44 PM

Nice job Yoshi! Very cool looking mushrooms.....

 

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#4 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 06:49 PM

Thank you both!

Not yet Oldpunk but I will report back when the time comes.
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Posted 19 April 2021 - 08:27 PM

That’s beautiful

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 09:22 PM

This is a beautiful looking species first I've seen great work!


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Posted 19 April 2021 - 11:11 PM

Thank you gents! I agree Sandman, they are beautiful, I love the look of the clusters. Some of the pileus have what looks like remnants of the torn veil hanging from them and some of the exposed lamellae really caught my eye too.
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Posted 20 April 2021 - 09:02 PM

An experienced friend from far away says these are his favorite of all -- he's an aussie, and has had just about everything native to the region including Zaps-- so high praise for these indeed...

 

I have a print of these too, just love that you have such great details on how you cultivated them so I can do the same-- and look forward to an experience report.

 

Great work my friend--


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:16 AM

Thank you coAsTaL! I think I read these have baeocystin in them and that helps make for a happy time? Hopefully I can find out in the near future. :)

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:25 AM

NIICE WORK YoshiTrainer   p. Papuana  is a  cool looking mushroom   ..

Can you tell me what kind of natural climate to they  grow in? ..  tropical or temperate ?

thanks

 

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:38 AM

https://en.wikipedia...ilocybe_papuana

https://en.wikipedia...New_South_Wales


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 12:34 PM

I have  a good amount of Ps. Cyanescens mycelium on rye grain. I was hoping to get a bed started this spring, but I think it's getting rather late. Should I sterilize, or pasteurize some hardwood to get it to grow onto wood? If all goes well, I'll probably just continue expansion on wood until next spring, when I put a bed outside. Does this sound like a good plan? All suggestions greatly appreciated.


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#13 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:24 PM

Phlegm, you might try posting this in the woodlovers thread but yes, sounds like a good plan!
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#14 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:33 PM

I had to harvest last night, things were starting to get a little fuzzy. I attempted a couple prints and clones, hopefully I get lucky!

The harvesting wasn't too bad, the clusters pulled away taking some casing w/it. They went into the dehydrator and were crisp by morning. The hardest part was getting the dry casing off with a toothbrush. I couldnt get it all so, this batch will get lemon tek and filtered. I guessing between .5-1g would be a good starter dose, we shall see.

I'm going to give it a soak and put it into a bigger tub, hopefully with better FAE.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 10:37 AM

I'm sorry. My Bad. I meant for that post to go in Arathu's Communal Woodlover's thread. I toked a little bit of a salad joint of my Chemdog 91, and Chem D, with a hash snake. Then I saw your thread, and I was compelled to check it out. Forgot where I was, and posted here. I'd be very happy if a moderator moved it.

Oh, and BTW Yoshi, if you're looking for a new guinea pig for the Papuana....... I'm your Papuana guinea pig. This is an awesome thread.


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 07:22 PM

Hey these look beautiful, can we get a bio assay?

Storming the gates, possibly?

Even if it ain't all good. It's all good enough.
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Posted 23 April 2021 - 08:55 PM

Whoa! With your hand in there it really puts into perspective how little those guys are. Really cool.

Happy trails!
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#18 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 11:26 PM

No problem at all Phlem! After a salad like that, I'm not sure I could even find my phone let alone post. :)

I'm hoping to test them as soon as I can Dark. Storming the gates might take a little longer, I need forest and rivers for that.

Thank you Oldpunk, I'm hoping for a second flush with some larger specimens to clone. Plus i put it in a larger tub that will hopefully allow for better FAE. In pictures, the wild mush are small but not quite like this. Then again, after testing, it may be the best mushroom ever and I'll just have to deal w/tiny fruits. :)

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 10:35 AM

I have  a good amount of Ps. Cyanescens mycelium on rye grain. I was hoping to get a bed started this spring, but I think it's getting rather late. Should I sterilize, or pasteurize some hardwood to get it to grow onto wood? If all goes well, I'll probably just continue expansion on wood until next spring, when I put a bed outside. Does this sound like a good plan? All suggestions greatly appreciated.

https://mycotopia.ne...g/#entry1483338

 

Dig it...... that worked well.....nested linking.....

 

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 03:34 AM

Great work Yoshitrainer! This is not a species many have cultivated so a real commendable effort!

 

It's my opinion this is quite possibly the most potent species known to date. I've tried most species over the years and on average I'd rank these a notch above woodlovers (azurescens,cyans, allenii, subaeruginosa etc) Having only tried them fresh I'm not sure how they compare dried but I do recall Heyowana (the guru on papuana) said they lose significant potency dried. I'm not sure it matters too much as they could do with some watering down. Fresh they're just ridiculously potent.

 

Size wise your specimens may be on the smaller side but that said the species in nature sits somewhere between P.subaeruginosa and semilanceata. It's possible to find real heavyweights with 60-70mm caps and 10mm stipes but they're outliers and never growing in clusters which tend to produce numerous smaller sized fruits.

 

P.papuana fruits at sea level along the sub tropical coastline of NSW but also in the hinterland at altitudes of 1200m. At altitude they experience heavy frosts and can be found fruiting alongside P.subaeruginosa in chilly winter months while at sea level they'll fruit in the hot humid summer months when pans and cubes abound. It appears temperature isn't much of a factor when fruiting this species.


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