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#41 Phlux-

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

oh thanks mycospora

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:08 PM

oh thanks mycospora


I had a hardtime finding these papers and they are not complete.

1. 1994: Integration journal.

The first is by Jochen Gartz, Derek Reid, Mike Smith and Al Eicker.

as far as I can tell, the information is from 1994.

Locations for Psilocybe Natelensis.

Odor similar to other bluing species of Psilocybe.

Habitat: Scattered in fertilized rich soil in pastures, not on animal dung.

January.

Known only from the type locality.

Studied materials, Natal, between Volksrust and Bristol at O'Neil's Cottage (Temperate zone, 1500 m height).

specimens gathered at this site are deposited in the herbarium of the University of Leipzig (LZ) and the National Collection of Fungi in Pretoria (PREM).

They are a large bluing species of Psilocybe, not hygrophanous and have viscid deep brown caps when moist. In drying they fade to a whitish color similar to slightly to the whitish straw color of Psilocybe cyanescens and many other species.

[O'Neil's Cottage: altitude: 1500 m, latitude 27 degrees 30'S. Longitude 29 degrees51'E, mean annual temperature: 17 degrees C, mean annual precipitation 917 mm, mean daily minimum temp. coldest month: 1,4 degreesC, absolute minimum -10 degrees C.

It is clear that there are a lot of locations in South Africa which should have very similar climates and P. natalensis should therefore be widespread, although as we found, not popping up all the time.

In contrast tothe Psilocybe cyanescens-complex which grow in the late fall expecially after a shorty freezing we foound Psilocybe natalensis in pasture at temperature over 30 degrees C in the full sunlight.

The black people from the Aulu tribe who live near O'Neil's Cottage are not aware of the psychoactive action of the mushrooms and don't eat mushrooms at all.

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1999: Mycotaxon

Habitat:
On an irrigated lawn, Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort, Royal Natal National Park, Bergsville District, 25 March 1998. ORUM 3920.

It was there in a visit to the Hlalanathi Drankensberg Resort at the Royal natal National park in march of 1998 that specimens of an ivory-white Psilocybe were collected, which, after a short interval of time, exhibited a blue-green cruising at the base of the stem when handled.

This new sighting was approimately 250 km from the original locality, both collections from Gartz et al., 1994, and this one from Reid and Eicker, 1999 were both found in KwaZula-Natal Drakensberg range 250 km form O'Neil's cottage in the same KwaZulu-Natal region.

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I hope this helps you.

Season is listed as in january.

#43 Phlux-

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:08 AM

thanks for that man

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:59 AM

:thumbup:hey anybody in s.a no of any good mushroom hunting spots in capetown??

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:28 PM

Hey all

Thought I'd introduce since we share a country:
New to the site & mycology (1st grow underway)
Great to see some people from the south here!

Peace

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:27 PM

Welcome to TOPIA blue !

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

Welcome to topia!
What are the laws like in S.A
for mushies and herb?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:00 AM

Welcome to topia!
What are the laws like in S.A
for mushies and herb?

illegal, sad but true,

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:32 AM

Howzit Bru's & Chinas,

Just a friendly high from a noob here in Plumstead.

In my imagination, I just innoculated 12 PF Tek jars with Thai P Cube spores that I did not buy from a head shop in Amsterdam that I'm quite prepared to swear I never visited.

If my imaginary plants produce imaginary fruit, I'm hypothetically prepared to dream exchange.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

In my imagination, I just innoculated 12 PF Tek jars with Thai P Cube spores that I did not buy from a head shop in Amsterdam that I'm quite prepared to swear I never visited.


LMFAO
:lol::lol::lol:Welcome to the site feel free to ask phlux or any other members here for advice on growin or any questions you have that we may be able to answer. For dreaming purposes only of course...:headbang:

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

... that I did not buy from a head shop in Amsterdam that I'm quite prepared to swear I never visited ...


If truth be told, I was so goofed I would not even recognise the shop in a police line up.

Welcome to the site feel free to ask phlux or any other members here for advice on growin or any questions you have that we may be able to answer.


Schweet my bra (= thanks)

I've been cruising the Shroomery Forums for a few days now and seem to think I know enough about what I am not doing at this early stage.

Sort of :/

You'll either hear my shouts of success, my cry for help, or my begging for more spores in a week or three.

Until I wake up of course ... and smell the coffee. :eusa_shif

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:47 AM

Howzit Bru's & Chinas,

Just a friendly high from a noob here in Plumstead.

In my imagination, I just innoculated 12 PF Tek jars with Thai P Cube spores that I did not buy from a head shop in Amsterdam that I'm quite prepared to swear I never visited.

If my imaginary plants produce imaginary fruit, I'm hypothetically prepared to dream exchange.


HEre is a page of the actual growth of Soutrh African Transkei strain. Enjoy the grow log, A few nice flushes which produced P. cyanescens Wavy Cap stlyed cubensis like shroomies

http://www.mushroomjohn.org/SA1.htm

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I know you will enjoy this grow log.

Go to the species strains index for several Thai strain Grow log images

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 04:49 AM

A few nice flushes which produced P. cyanescens Wavy Cap stlyed cubensis like shroomies


Now you've confused me :eusa_sile

As far as my limited knowledge goes, Cyanescens & Cubensis are 2 different strains.

{ edit: I think I mean 2 different species ... no ? }

So do you refer to: actually physiologically cubensis but looked like cyanescens ?

Please explain the reality level above ...

... and give me a quick rundown on the difference between Cya and Cube:

  • different grow ?
  • different trip ?
Cheers mate

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:55 AM

RichShroom ask

=RichShroom;709206]Now you've confused me :eusa_sile

As far as my limited knowledge goes, Cyanescens & Cubensis are 2 different strains.

{ edit: I think I mean 2 different species ... no ? }

So do you refer to: actually physiologically cubensis but looked like cyanescens ?

Please explain the reality level above ...

... and give me a quick rundown on the difference between Cya and Cube:


Psilocybe cyanecens and Psilocybe cubensis are two different species, and Psilocybe cyanescens should never be confused with Copelandia cyanescens (Panaeolus) cyanescens)./

Wavy caps are considered to be one of the many macroscopic characterisics belonging to the genus Psilocybe. A fe wavy cappped shrooms can be Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe Stuntizii, etc/

6 photos to show wavy cap in Psilocybe cyanescens in both lawn and woodchip varieties. A related species, Psilocybe Maire grows in Nothern Algeria.


Lawn Varitry of Psilocybe cyanescens (cold weather species)

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

Woodchip vatiety of Psilocybe cyanescens (cold weather species)

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

3 images of lawn and woodchip varieties of wavy capped Psilocybe stuntzii:

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571274

Two images of naturally occurring Psilocybe cubensis in dung:

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

One image of in vitro grown in the Nederlands of normal Psilocybe cubensis strain from Mexico:

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

Now sometimes, in vitro grown mushrooms can look nothing like they do in their natural habitats. P. mexicana (Mexico and Guatemala) and P. samuiensis (Thailand and Cambodia) look entirely different when grown indoors, as do the copelandia cyanescens grow ten inches tall indoors and outdoors grow two to five inches or so.


Three images of the indoor grown Psilocybe cubensis with wavy caps from Transkei, South Africa.

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

One image of the Ban Thurian strain of Psilocybe cubensis grown indoors from Koh Samui, Thailand with wavy cap:

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1242571675

Of course, how you grow them, what kind of grain you use, the kind of compost, pasturized, etc and weather current parameters make a difference inwhat kind of shrooms you can produce. Many who get these strains are capable of reporducing even more.

Penis envy shrooms produce a lot of fruiting bodies ut one one or two may have spores on them so one perpetuates that particular strain by making spore swab sticks to keep the strain going.

mjshroomer

Hope that shows how a capcan become wavy in certain strains and growing conditions.

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#55 Moo

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:27 PM

Very nice post, thank you Mushroom John. Beautiful pictures.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:03 AM

Great pics ... informative and some quite beautiful.

Thanks mjshroomer ... I think I've got a bit of a better grip now.

Transkei's look interesting ... close to where I grew up. Also the source of a lot of the SA street 'erb. And the spot of many a great relaxo-chill puffing holiday in the unspoilt wilds.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hi All

This post was the reason for registering and for the fact that i see Phlux is from KZN.

Hi All

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:17 PM

Hey fellow countrymen and womenz.

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#59 Yetti

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:39 AM

quite a few of us Africans ,

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:36 AM

hoesit outjies!

zol grower here, originally from the eastern cape, but living in the big smoke on mud island right now growing biff in my backyard :teeth:

follow the progress here: http://mycotopia.net...ing-2009-a.html

loving the hunt for the local shrooms...

laters

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