Posted 14 July 2007 - 12:54 PM
I was prompted by Prankster to look at my Psilocybe semperviva spores (aka Psilocybe hoogshagenii var. convexa) in cold storage. The last time I grew this species was in 2002 and when I opened up the prints I realized how few spores I actually had. Tiny light partial prints that might now be dead after over 5 years in storage. These prints were generated from the original Heim collection from the 1950's and are almost irreplaceable. I felt sick that through my neglect I had lost this species.
Fortunately, all plates germinated well and are well on their way to being transfered to substrates for grow out. And now I know that I can safely store spores of this species for at least 5 years.
I feel so much better :eusa_danc And now we dance!!!
Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:12 PM
Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:16 PM
I'm going to dig into my old photos for some of the specimens I produced. They aren't as nice as those but apparently thats because I used grass seed instead of straw.
Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:43 AM
This is the source where the original cultures come from
DSMZ - Fungus: Psilocybe semperviva
I think Elektrolurch buyed them from B.I.O
Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:14 AM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:42 PM
but only the semperviva proved fruitable.
Maybe some strains was selected for other benefits then fruiting. The also work with liquid surface cultures and i think they also save strains how produce many mycel with an high psilocybin/psilocin content.
Maybe somebody had an source where the abilities of the different strains are.
B.I.O was an good grower and i think many peoples get cultures from him but maby they dont try the other dsmz strains much or they really dont produce fruits after this long time storage.
I dont know how B.I.O get the cultures in the past, today there is not much chance to get cultures from them. It would be nice to try some of the old ones out. Maby anywhere in the world are some left in private hand, so it would be nice to give them out :loveeyes:
The strains only die when nobody try to grow them.
P.S. Forgive me my bad english, im an German :nana:
Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:10 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:15 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:22 AM
Im glad it didn't die out.
Hows the potency ?
Posted 01 October 2007 - 01:30 PM
I haven't been working on this as quickly as I should but healthy cased trays are now in the fruiting chamber.
I did notice that the wild sample's mycelium is behaving much differently than the known samples. I looked at the spores under the microscope and they are indeed some other species. The unknown culture is very aggressive and I am hopeful that it will fruit and reveals its true identity.
Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:16 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:34 PM
They build good clusters. Keep us updated :eusa_clap
Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:54 PM
btw Workman, did you know wich strain from dsmz was your original? They have 3 but i think only B.I.O knows wich one is a fruiter.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:21 PM