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#21 kingkc

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:42 PM

I've heard that there are two differing varieties of african. I am familiar with the small variety. Less than one inch diameter caps about four inches tall. They good . I saw nothing really big though.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:56 PM

ones a pan species i think and the others a cube
(remember summin like a pan sub africana or summin to that effect.. could be horribly off course)


theres probs a lot more but mycology isnt as long running in south africa as in other places
much to explore :hippie:

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

:thumbup: if you find anything good let us know ;)

yeah i see a panaeolus africanus in a well known feild guide.
the cube strain is supposedly found on the
transkei coast of the indian ocean in southern africa


as far as the skull - the left eye put out a small shroom and some aborts
i think that is all sorry to say
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:19 PM

Lovely loookin shrooms! Well done with your results ,hopefully we`ll see more of Transkei (i think i have a print of it somewhere)

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

thx :hippie:

half the sub was flipped over.
the 'flipped' side flushed a decent flush as the
untouched side had only 2 fruits.
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after this the sub was sent outdoors to see if the african strain can fruit in colder temps.

the cake that fruited mutants
produced a second flush with
far less mutant traits.
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sent most of the prints over to topia for the print drive.:bow:
thanks for stopping by..:thumbup:

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:38 PM

Im growing that strain myself, but am wondering does this strain take awhile to fruit? Im going on three weeks with a pretty aggresive myc, it keeps overtaking the casing and hasnt pined yet. Luckily no contams.
ive recased to keep it from drying out and its taking over the casing again. I also salvaged this strain from a bad initial cake.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:37 AM

I have two cakes in the FC and they both have been DEC with a 60/40 Coir/Verm mix hydrated to field capacity then misted for two or three days after. this myc just takes over the casing. the cakes are a rye berries and poo compost mix and were pretty well hydrated when mixed into the compost. After the trays colonized I cased the top of the sub still in the tray and the Myc just took it over, so I popped the cakes out of the trays and DEC both and again the myc takes over the casing, still no fruits. just wondering should i keep the temp up towards 80 F or where I have it oround 72 F?. Also I have it in indirect sunlight during the day. would it be better to keep it in my cabinet where I can keep it more toward the mid 70's to 80 F with a 40 watt bulb?

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:52 PM

hmmm :eusa_thin
what kind of fresh air exchange are they getting?

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:45 PM

I fan them two or three times a day, or more if I think about it.
Should I cut a hole In each end of my FC and cover with tyvek or polyfill?

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:15 PM

Well Im frustrated. this salvaged mess just stopped growing. Everything was nice and white, cased and the casing colonized nice. now after several weeks nothing ever pinned and now nothing at all is happening and the myc on the sides is turning yellow and brown. Ive dunked them overnight to still no avail. Ive noticed I never see a real ryzomorphic growth, the myc just grows real dense and thick almost looks like a little white sponge. Im going to spawn another grain bag with some of the good mycelium and start again. But I begin to wonder is this some sort of mutation because of how thick it grows with no pins? especially when it takes over the casing very thick also? Im just not seeing where it could have a chance to knot. Has anyone had any experience like this? Or is there possibly something Im doing wrong? I mean Ive done everything in a glove box, mixed the rye with donkey doo compost and verm. Cased with 60/40 coir verm. all in the mini sandwich trays, the glad 20 oz throw aways (clear). birthed them cased them and kept them in a FC with pearlite on the bottom, H2O2 and water. had plenty of humidity, tried 72 deg F up to 82 deg F, and NOTHING!


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#31 wildburr

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

correction on above post the spawn was mixed in with donkey doo compost and coir to fluff it up not verm.




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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:06 PM

do you have any back-up african transkei spores left wildburr?
i would say try spawning some more in the mean time ;)

everything looks in good order to me though :eusa_thin
not exactly sure why they are not pinnig

keep trying, they will come :thumbup:

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:16 AM

No spores, Just the myc to take a piece of and put into some rye to try over again like I had to do before.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:05 AM

Hey Mycobri,
Those are really some strange alleged South African Transkei mushrooms. They do not at all look like what they are suppose to be,.

Yours look more like Elephant Dung strain or an Ecuador stringy strain.

Here are some to look at

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

Those look like cyanescen-cubensis!

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:17 AM

Those look like cyanescen-cubensis!


Actually, many species of the 115 or so Psilocybe mushrooms known to contain psilocine/psilocybine, etc, have upturned wavy caps. It is bit one of the many identifying characteristic shapes of mushroom caps of the genus Psilocybe.


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:13 AM

Hey Mycobri,
Those are really some strange alleged South African Transkei mushrooms. They do not at all look like what they are suppose to be,.

Yours look more like Elephant Dung strain or an Ecuador stringy strain.

Here are some to look at

mjshroomer


I know I'm bumping an old thread, I was looking for info on this strain,
and MJ is right, that looks nothing like A. Transkei. I hope mislabeled strains
aren't going around...just a thought..

#38 koldj

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:27 PM

They are. There are too many cubes around and fx for me a cube is a cube, so I don't give a shit if it comes from Arctic or Antarctic as long as it's a good and potent producer :P.




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