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Psilocybe mexicana - Jalisco strain

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#1 Guest_psi_*

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:08 AM

Well, I'm back again with another visual bonanza. Photos are from a recent and ongoing grow of Psilocybe mexicana - Jalisco strain.

Spores were kindly donated by CaptainFuture.

All up, I made five small trays. The first three were grown using Waylit's Pan. cyan. tek, the last two were straight, cased WBS. The cased trays did better than the others, producing larger and healthier mushrooms.

All mushrooms produced so far have been completely sterile.

The first three trays substrate was made up of my usual composted horse manure/pine shavings mix, with coir and gypsum added. It was modified to work with Waylit's tek by mixing in buckwheat flour throughout the substrate to encourage growth through the substrate without the need of using grain spawn. I won't be using the tek again, as I find it very limiting.

Cased with 50/50 peat/verm with 1 part lime and 1 part gypsum added.

Temps ranging from the lower to the upper 20's (degrees celsius), plenty of FAE and high humidity.

The first tray, first flush:

First tray, second flush:

Second tray, first flush:

Third tray, first flush:

Fourth tray, first flush:

Fifth tray, first flush:

That's it for now.

Enjoy the (excessive number of) pics.

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#2 boatsoup


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:12 AM

great pix, thats a fuck load of mushrooms

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:20 AM

where those fruited outside, or just takin outside for the pics>>> either way nice grow

#4 Guest_psi_*

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

Yes, there were too many mushrooms there actually. They're all tiny and absolute hell to harvest.

They're grown indoors, but I like outdoors shots.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:48 AM


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:57 AM

Well done!! Mexicana's are cool looking little guys.
How was their potency ?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:05 AM

Wow, beautiful pic's and informative grow log. I can't believe out of all those fruitbodies not one dropped spores.
Nice work Psylence! Keep the grow reports coming I love the photography.
We had about six inches of snow dropped on us yesterday, the background of the photographs makes me want to move to your neck of the woods!


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:08 AM

Very impressive! Awesome flushes, great pictures.
What else can I say? Excellent work! :clap:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:27 AM

Great photograghy:bow:

Pardon my ignorance but is the sterility due to a mutation or manipulation of the grow tek? Do they still produce sclerotia?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:28 AM



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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:36 AM


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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:01 AM

Damn! I never had any luck casing wbs like you did. Lovely!

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:07 AM

Posted Image Awesome job! I like the outdoor shots too...

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

strickly breath taking:bow:

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:29 AM

Enjoy the (excessive number of) pics.

I don't think you can have too many pics like that. :bow:

#17 Guest_psi_*

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:06 AM

Thanks everyone, sorry for the delay in the reply, I'm in the process of moving house and have a tonne of dramas going on in my life at present.

Jigalow, I'm not sure about their potency, I haven't had time, or with my current headspace, the desire to eat any yet. I've read they are similar to cubes in potency, but perhaps someone with experience eating them can say otherwise?

Mycowarrior, the sterility is due to some unknown factor. It appears that it is genetic, but they were grown from multispore started on agar and wedges place in LC, so it seems odd that all the substrains would be sterile. The other options for sterility are environmentally based, but I can't work out where the problem lies.

To answer your other question, yes, there is still sclerotia production, but they are small and for me at least, not worth the effort of harvesting.

There won't be any updates on this grow. Unfortunately, due to the move, I've had to toss all the trays and didn't have time to take anymore photos. The fifth tray in its second flush began to show signs of sporulation, but the gills were only a shade darker than the cream colour of sterility and not even all the gills in each cap were sporulating. I tried printing a few, but the prints came out next to non-existant.

I'll be growing this species again until I do have prints to share with the community. I have more grains jars ready to be spawned from the same LC, but I fear the results will be the same. Once I move, I'll also be starting freshly from a wild print of the same species/strain which Alan Rockefeller generously sent me. Hopefully the fresh genetics in that will give better results.

Thanks for looking everyone.:bow:

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:49 AM

An update on the potency of these mushrooms for those who are interested.

A friend and I each had 2g dry the other night. I already had in the fridge, 2g grinded up and added to a small amount of water from 2 days before, which I was going to take, but ended up not taking. During that period of time the water had gone blue. So my friend and I weighed up another 2g, then added it to the mix from the fridge and then split the quantity into two even halves. We were both expecting a fairly mild trip due to what I had read...

Well anyway, the trip turned out to be anything but mild. As a matter of fact, I've never tripped harder in my entire life (bar perhaps DMT trips, but they aren't really comparable). I've tripped a fair few times, on a range of different substances and have gone pretty far, but never as far as on this trip. My friend agreed that is was likely her strongest trip to date too.

For the first part of the trip I felt extremely sick, something I've not experienced on mushrooms before. Due to that, it wasn't particularly pleasant. Once the nausea subsided, the trip commenced fully and became far more enjoyable, albeit, very intense. I won't go into the details of the trip, but suffice to say that these mushrooms are unbelievably strong.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:50 AM


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Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:52 PM

the last two were straight, cased WBS. The cased trays did better than the others, producing larger and healthier mushrooms.

i bet it's the millet.. i'm about ready to chuck all other grains in favor of it. the mexican species respond especially well to it.

truly outstanding work psylence! certainly archive material :bow:

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