Fruiting a sclerotia producing strain?
Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:10 PM
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sclerotia are 'stones' that are developed in the mycellium after longer than fruiting times have elapsed. 6 months or longer it seems according to somethings i've read. I believe they are stronger than fruitbodies? never tried em. I know they are a lot less water % when fresh. like 70% rather than 90.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:34 PM
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:32 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:08 AM
Can you fruit a stone forming strain?
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:32 AM
3, you crack me up!
I'll take your second question. And I will answer with a link.
You will need to read that whole thing and the links it gives. That may still not answer all the fruiting questions, so I will look a little more for another link.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:17 AM
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:37 AM
Old Spore Works Mexicana Gallery
Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:26 AM
Yeah thats what I meant. I should have been more specific though esp. as that other thread show that people are mostly using hydrated lime.
actually workman always uses calcium carbonate from what i've read
Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:31 AM
Posted 12 February 2006 - 03:23 AM
Posted 12 February 2006 - 02:34 PM
like say take a good sized stone..
break it into peices and mix with a good organic compost
as i understand it the stones have all the nutrients they require to fruit
from what i've read that is how they have gotten morels to fruit indoors
which is also a sclerotia producing mushroom that is generaly considered difficult to cultivate indoors
of course it is just a theory..
but it would be really cool to see somebody try
taking a clone of any fruit you can get would probibly help your chances exponintialy too
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:14 PM
of the mexicana 'B' Strain from workman
and after searching the archives for days on end cant find anything other than pics from the sporeworks site.
anybody with pictures or info on this species,
or even mex a as im sure they require similiar conditions for fruiting (mid seventies lots of airflow?)
but my friend said one of her pen-pals in Holland was thinking of growing A, and B strains
-the 'A' mainly for sclerotia production and possibly to toy with finding a solid-fruiting substrain once settled into her new digs
-the 'B' because the pics of the mex a fruits in the archive and sporeworks' shots of the MexB fruits in abundance look so damn yummy she just has to give fruiting of a mexicana variety a try:D
My friend's penpal thinks that the Mex. B is the better choice for a fruiter, but is aware that sclerotia production is not up to par with mexA.
What would be your choice to experience the novelty of fruting the some of the same specimens that were used in the world's first isolation of Psilocybin and Psilocin?
all comments, thoughts, pics, and sage welcome
open mexicana/sclerotia discussion here :)
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:22 PM
alas after some efforts i haven't gotten much more than a few aborts
so 'fraid i have little to offer as sound advice other than what is written elsewhere.