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#1 usagolden

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:57 PM

Season is only weeks away, and I am very excited to go crawl around the woods for a couple months. This year I plan on cloning the little buggers and growing them indoors over the winter as well as making some big ol' outdoor beds. I plan on documenting and sharing this ovoid season as much as possible.

I hunt them along a few creeks and also know a few mulch spots, in the West Virginia area. Does anyone else hunt ovoids? Where at do you find them?

If anyone had some pictures, I think we'd all enjoy seeing those.

The Ovoids are coming!

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

Yup, they're worth the effort..I think i've managed to naturalize them in my garden
[ now in third season]..April is the big month here, so not much longer...

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:05 PM

How did you go about? were you very sterile or did you just toss a few mushies into the garden? I have tried tossing the ends of some, but never put much effort into it. I think I am going to try liquifying some fruitbodies and using it to nocc up some bleach pasturized woodchips, then a garden. Also and liquid cluture clone to some steralized grain, wood, or combo jar (undecided).

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:16 PM

I generated spawn from a print ..Grew it out on a cake mix, then mixed the colonized cake with wood mulch/chips..It's the most reliable method for establishing a patch imo.

I have heard of your slurry method working with woodmunchers but have no direct experience..Think Stamets mentions that in his book.. He mixes a bit of molasses
in the slurry for an immediate nutritional boost..
I would still recommend the spawn method for backup..

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

Found some Ovoids! No pics, sorry. Next time for sure.

didn't find very many, just a few. i predict next time it rains things will start to get crazy. woo.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

There have been a few people finding them recently. Some just turned up in Kentucky, a state where they have not been found before.
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#7 usagolden

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:29 PM

that is awsome.

I was walking around in the eastern panhandle of west virginia earlier today, a place where they don't grow native, and was thinking that all it needed was a couple spores. the conditions were good.

they are slow starting this season it seems, but they will pop as soon as the weather is right.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:54 AM

I'm only seeing a few this year, coming from the patch..A solid block of Myc is mostly dormant so far..

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

Found my first ones of the year today. Don't mind the date on the pics, it's wrong.

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#10 usagolden

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:09 PM

Nice!:loveeyes:

I am thinking around the 10th things will start to really
POP

sure do hope so

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:00 PM

Here's a few coming now, in the third year patch..
They're running a bit late but getting some decent rains now..

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

Those look different from other ovoids I've seen. Not sure the proper term for it, but I've never seen caps that wavy before they're fully expanded, only after.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:55 PM

i l probably find the answer befoer there is a repy, but, is the ovoid edible or hilucenigenic?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

i l probably find the answer befoer there is a repy, but, is the ovoid edible or hilucenigenic?


Magic :)

What kind of wood mulch do they grow from?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

those pics look like something ive seen, mush-room? never heared of it. any reportsof these being found from, a random location, lets say,mid west or southern illinois? pretty close to kentuck, i think my chances may be good. how about poisonus lookalikes?

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:01 AM

you probably have been asked this before williams, but why do you have your ssn in your signature?

#17 usagolden

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:25 AM

Golly, I do not think those are ovoids...the gills are the wrong color, the stem doesn't seem right, and the caps are all wrong...:eusa_thin
compare them to boomers pics, which are definately ovoid (except for maybe one of them in the first picture). there are major differences...maybe cyans?
What do you think?

junch, they love the alder trees in the wild. love em. they seem to like the Japanese bamboo stuff that grows everywhere

they are native to the Ohio River Valley

I have this nice little (big!) patch i like to call the Mushroom Mine. it is out by some local coal mines. i love that place.:loveeyes:
really, the valley is one giant mushroom patch, you just have to poke around:eusa_danc

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:40 AM

They can look quite different, depending on temp and moisture..
All grown on mixed hardwoods but proly , mostly maple..
Here's a couple pix from same patch last season, the wavy cap was from the same batch but matured in warmer drier weather..

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#19 mycophone

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

That second picture looks more like baeocystis to me. Could just be me though.

#20 usagolden

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:57 AM

Yea, definately not ovoid. wrong color gills. very similar to ovoid, though




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