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#1 spacecake

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

Well I'm aboud to give the Azurescens another try this year...!

A couple of weeks ago, I turned over my compost pile,..and to my suprize I found some healthy Mycelium.. (picture1) that was throwed away after a failed indoor (Azure) experiment last year...

The Mycelium looked and smelled great,..so I have cleaned it up a bit,..and it's going to be used now,for an outdoor experiment.
Some pieces are put on some wet cardboard ..so it will colonize the cardboard for later use or backup.(picture 2)

Last week I found some fresh woodchips and those were soaked for 5 days in water. (picture 3,4)
Then..I drained it very well,and mixed it all up with the Azure-myc.
I used a ratio of 5:1 (picture 5,6)
Only problem ,is that I don't know what kind of wood it is,but I will give it a try...

Nothing I used was sterilized or pasturized...

Hopefully it will colonize the chips in aboud three/four ? weeks or so...depending on temperature.
Then,I will expand the subtrate and add more woodchip with the same ratio...,and post more pics !

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:00 PM

Cool Space , u should have better luck outside in your climate, i would think..
Have any Azures or Cyans been grown in your area successfully...?

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:15 PM

Yeah lots of people grow them here..
This climat is perfect for growing them...!

In the summer the average temp is aboud 20-26 oC and in the winter the average is aboud -3 to 10 oC
And plenty of rain too !

I also have some Subaeruginosa's in the ground,but those will have to go ,to make room for the Azures (I don't want any competiton)...
But I will not throw them away,but move them inside.

The last (big) outdoor try was a failure,because the myc. was taken over by Inkycaps !

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:15 PM

Good Luck Space! Tried azures myself about 2 years back,lost to contams about4-5 months in. Hope fully outdoors you won't have that problem.once again ,good luck!

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:37 PM

Update ?

I have azures going on popcorn. Soon to be spawning them to wood shavings and finally alder chips/straw/potting soil in an outdoor bed.


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:59 PM

Update...?,sure !

Well,I think the Azure woodchips are now for 60-70 % colonized..!

Below is the picture of the tray,that I took this evening...
What shall I do ?...mix it all up again..,or leave it be till its fully colonized.
..I think it's best to mix it all up again...


Also posted a picture (little blurry) of a brf jar that I had innoculated (on 9 march)with an old Subaeruginosa syringe...
It was taken from an indoor grow..,so all is going well,and there are no signs of contamination.
Incubation temps of both species are around 18 oC
Because I have alot of woodchips this year,I will try this specie again too !
Last year I had no woodchips at all,but this year I have plenty ! :)

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:52 AM

Good luck Spacecake!
My azure bed didn't produce much last year, the weather really screwed with their fruiting.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

Thanks guys..!

The woodchips looked very good when I mixed them all up !
They were all attached to each other and smelled great !

No signs of cobweb or other contamination...
I'm probably going to expand this grow 5 times,because all is going well,..and I've got plenty of time before winter !

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:23 PM

,.......question...
What do you guys/girls think...,I'm gonne make the bed next week,because the tub is fully colonized...
I want to mix the chips with some verm and/or coir/peat and maybe some potting soil or something like that ,so it can hold a little more water in the summer.
Also because I'm gonne mix in potting soil,I can sow some (grass ?)seed in aswell .
What do you think..? good idea ?
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:32 PM

Oh btw ..the Subaeruginosa jars are doing great...almost done !

http://mycotopia.net...27&d=1207683110

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:58 PM

nice going !!!

I think this will be the strain that i try the pine straw with , just need to order the prints(lol):horse: If any one have any to trade I have a freash red boy print sent to me by a member so I have that to trade?

btw Very luck to find your spawn like that! I am watching:loveeyes:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

Sounds good to me Space, although i would go with Flaxseed if growing in the shade -sew thinly too, or the roots will overwhelm and suck the patch dry [grasses can quickly overgrow and dominate] ...

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:03 PM

I shall try to find Flaxseed,..don't know if they sell it here...

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:17 PM

Healthfood stores have Flaxseed...

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

good luck!!! I have some nice spores for this strain and have begun researching them to become familiar with their habits. :up:

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

If Cyanofriscosa and P. Ovids like it warmer & P. cyans likes it cooler, what does Azure like for outdoor bed location sunnier or shadier ?

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:25 PM

Nice one spacecake

good Luck with your outdoor beds
and your new spawn :thumbup:


hey i see that DVD i sent you :cool:

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:25 PM

If Cyanofriscosa and P. Ovids like it warmer & P. cyans likes it cooler, what does Azure like for outdoor bed location sunnier or shadier ?

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H


Azures are treaded almost the same as P.Cyan...
Cool,shady spots.
In my experiance,they collonize the quickest with a temperature of aboud 15 oC.
Gonne make pictures when I make the outside beds ,and post it here..a nice place next to fence of my neighbour and me,..out of the sun.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

good luck!!! I have some nice spores for this strain and have begun researching them to become familiar with their habits. :up:


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:06 PM

..More updates..!

I have made my outdoor bed today... :)
Not so big..,but I can make it bigger anytime I want right !

First picture shows the drained wet woodchips,and a mixture of vermiculiet and coir/peat ready to be put in my outdoor bed

Everything was put into the hole I made for my outdoor bed. (picture 2)

Then..,the collonized chips were added (picture 3),they were collonized pretty good,so it looked like a big cake..lol
I broke up the colonized chips,and mixed it thru the fresh woodchips.
(picture 4)

Some more peat/coir and potting soil was added on top of the woodchips, and some pieces of moss and grass seeds were added too !
(couldn't find flaxseed)
Also I want to cover-up the the bed with twigs or something,but I don't have it at this time...

I sprayed water on top of the soil and now the waiting game has started ! :D

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