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Forced fruiting experiment for P. Ovoids...


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#21 eastwood

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:06 AM

Good luck..

#22 golly

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

I took the P.Ovoid tray back out of the fridge after about 2 months of chillin..

Tray has been sitting under a tree for about 10 days and now showing signs of life
around the edges -pin dance..:dance:

They're a bit tiny right now but will get a pic in a day or two..
Temps have been 50-70F which is close to their normal springtime fruiting temp..

#23 waylitjim

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:36 PM

Did you put the tray in the freezer too, or just use the fridge?
Cool experiment Golly, glad to hear it worked!

#24 golly

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

Thnx Jim...It never went to the freezer...

#25 limeade

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:50 PM

wow this is interesting!

I've wondered if this would work with Azures never thought about P. oviod

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:00 PM

Well done Golly ! :eusa_clap

Can't wait to see those pictures...!

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 05:14 PM

Cool...
So what would be the procedure with azure/cyan..? I guess u would bring them inside after fruiting ,so they can continue to Colo at room temp, then set them out in early spring to fruit b4 temps warm too much...

Now would be a good time to start a cyan tray which could be ready to go outside by March...Hmmm -mebbe i try dat...

#28 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:45 PM

:dance: i hope yours do well. my quickie one didnt work. you were much more patient,lol.

#29 golly

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

Here's the newest pins ,about 11 so far..
Squirrels have been messing with 'em..:nunchuck:

Gonna need a lot more pinnage to call this a success but it's interesting non the less...

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#30 spacecake

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:16 PM

Nice !... :eusa_clap

Aren't the squirrels affected from the Psilocybin ?

#31 golly

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

The squirrels are mostly looking for places to bury their walnuts..

Turns out ,there is a lot of side pinning as some light is penetrating the tub walls..
So i flipped it out to harvest and will let it remain as a cake for any further fruiting..There were some really dense masses ,although not too pretty..

At this point , i think the test was worthwhile,especially since new pins are still forming..We def fooled 'em into flushing out of season...

So the plan now ,is to wait for another flush ,then let the myc recover for a month at room temp..
After that ,i'll set the tray out for their natural winter chill , so they can fruit again in April..

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#32 spacecake

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:47 PM

Are you gonne try someting next time,to prevent side pinning Golly?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:29 PM

What were the temps like during this forced-fruiting ? Many of us have greenhouses that could be heated to a certain temp during winter. :eusa_thin

Great job BTW.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:24 PM

Temps primarily 50s - 60s..I can't eliminate the crack around the edges ,so i think i'll flip
it out as a cake to begin fruiting next time and have the tray cover it loosely, to hold moisture..Mebbe elevate a half inch for air flow around the cake...

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:49 AM

nice work golly! i know side growth is sometimes not welcomed but to me, that looks great. and a few more runs and you will have that strain down! you could lay down a black plastic bag in the tub before hand when you spawn.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:00 PM

Nice work!
Thanks Golly. This gives me great optimism for my efforts. ;)

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

So now it's 6 months later for this tub and the normal fruiting time for Ovoids.
I was concerned that there wouldn't be any fruit but they are just running a bit late..
The tub had been left open outdoors and wouldn't fruit till i stuffed a crumpled garbage bag inside , to hold humidity at the surface..
Within 4 days , it showed signs of pinning and none from the sides this time..

It's tough to say whether the forced fruiting last fall , caused a reduction in spring fruit..

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#38 spacecake

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:08 PM

That's a smart thought on that garbage bag...
Pretty cool,that you got shrooms shortly after !

#39 greenmeanie

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:10 PM

Interesting. If you could add substrate and incubate indoors over the winter (after fall fruiting), you might lose the spring flush but be better equipped for another forced fall flush.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:28 PM

Nice, you definitely showed some patience. I'm glad to see your efforts have been rewarded!
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