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Supprise! forgotten about woodlovers in woodchips/compost heap..


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#1 JACKOLANTERN

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 07:19 AM

Went to check a wood chip/compost pile and found these guys. Psilocybe Cyanescens or maybe Azurescens as both types where spawned to bagged wood chips and thrown on to the heap and forgotten about.

The mycelium seem to be strong and even are eating on some corn cobs and stalks I had thrown on the pile. I will add more photos to this post as they develop further.

 

These chips where thrown in back in May.

 

 

I really love the strong rhizomorphic mycelium clinging to the wooden border of the compost bed where they are popping up from. Its been constantly raining and temps shifting from 60's and 70's to low 40's.

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 11:10 AM

very cool

what climate zone are you in and how long  ago did yo inoculate that bed ?

 

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 12:12 PM

very cool

what climate zone are you in and how long  ago did yo inoculate that bed ?

 

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To answer your question. This bed was inoculated in May with 4 bags chips straight from the bag and no pasteurization. "Insert popular big box store brand wood chips dyed red with iron oxide here." and whole oat spawn that had been fully colonized. The zone the hellish North is between 4a and 5a a bit cold I know. Extra measures will have to be taken to help them along to survive. Also this is a deep bed the chips are about a foot or more deep and entirely colonized. I dug down in a corner and its still fully colonized.  Also barn waste softwood/hardwood chips and garden/veg scraps etc are added to this pile and is occasionally stirred and turned by a flock of yard birds looking for tasty bugs and left over veggies. I had an attitude of "If it is to be then so be it. If not then it wasn't meant to be." All in the spirit of experimentation and giving back to the earth.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 05:42 PM

Very COOL ! ....Jackolantern 

I have seen others pic's of wood lovers peeking  threw early fall light snow ! 

 

Are you going to mulch your bed  with a few straw bails when the winter hard freezes come ?

 

I know a fellow that got them to live threw a zone 4 winter and  fruit the following fall ..

So good  luck to you ! JACKOLANTERN.....GREAT ! WORK ! just wow !

 

I am going to try a few wood lovers in my deciduous forest land i own  .

I'm in .....Zone 5a.... in the central BUM-PHUK Region U.S.A

 

One of  my bucket list dreams is to naturalize  a wood lover that will proliferate with no extra care  here, Maybe  one of several Wood lovers or a  Gym ?

In my area in 40 + years i have never found a wild  active mushroom .

 

i think that the Ovoid  is  a Good /best candidate as they are  the Most Cold  n Tolerant and Heat Tolerant .. of the wood lovers . not sure how heat  and cold tolerant an active GYM would be ? any one know PM me .

The summer heat here in zone 5a  is  a concern just  as much as the cold winters .Itis normally in 90's f and very humid  up to 110f  for a few days .

as cold as -20f for short periods here in zone 5a . 

 

AGAIN  CONGRATS..... JACKOLANTERN !.... OF ZONE 4

Are you going to clone the most vigorous  and cold tolerant ?

 

 

BEZ


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Posted 23 October 2021 - 12:51 AM

It appears that your philosophy was well rewarded. What a bunch of cuties  :wub:


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#7 JACKOLANTERN

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 05:11 AM

I will most likely cover them for winter. It does drop down to -20's for short periods here as well. Maybe give them some straw and cardboard too lol.



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 05:18 AM

I probably should have posted this in another place instead of here. I was having trouble posting it to the wood lover thread.



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 01:08 PM

Maybe a mod will move this thread  to wood lovers thread .

If your going to put straw bails over bed  . they are a lot cheaper  on  craigs list or facebook from hobby farm than from a garden center or farm store ,,,,,, straw bails that is not  hay bails

 

BRZ






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