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Psilocybe Zapotecorum 'Sawmill Group' Cactu/Rockefeller Collection


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#1 the_chosen_one

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:21 PM

once again, many thanks to alan rockefeller and cactu! :heart:
i am starting this thread a bit prematurely as success is not yet complete, but i feel comfortable enough get the ball rolling.
these first few pics are of the casing made from the trich contaminated jar mentioned in the semperviva thread. things stayed clean for a while, but then, as expected, it came back. so far i have been able to slow it's progress by applying a dilute vegetable oil soap which does not harm the mycelium, but slows the growth of the trich and it's sporulation.
much like semperviva it is pinning along the line of contamination. sawmill may be able to ward off contams like semperviva as well, but i have my doubts. the mycelium is not quite as thick and durable as semperviva. it's thinner and wispy more like panaeolus. only time will tell though. this one will remain under study in isolation.
there are a few more clean jars almost done colonizing as well. i'm feeling pretty confident we can get better results soon. my first attempt with another variation of this species made a little further than what is pictured here, and caerulescens vars tonila and colima are responding very well to island tek'ing.
spacecake had very good results and the best cultivated fruitings i have seen was elektrolurch's grows on straw some years ago. coupled with 'topias good vibes we can make this happen! i'd yell "charge!" but these move only a little faster than semperviva lol.
will be keeping you posted. ;)
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:32 PM

Nice bro! Just got my print in the mail day before yesterday!

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:49 PM

The force is strong in this project !

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:23 PM

Nice man! Excellent little Xmas present eh? I'm gonna be watchin' this one as well.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:05 PM

:thumbup:

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

:bow::bow::bow:

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:22 AM

this will likely be the last pics from this colony. trich is less than an inch from the fruits and it ate the last larger pin which was about 1" tall. the tallest in these pics is about 1 1/2" tall.

i think the next jar will do much better. if it weren't for the trich i think some of these pins would have made it to maturity as well.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:55 AM

this will likely be the last pics from this colony. trich is less than an inch from the fruits and it ate the last larger pin




Have you ever tried a fungicide?
There are selective fungicides (like Benomyl or Carbendazim)
killing only the fungi imperfecti ("molds"). Of course you can't
eradicate the trich completely, but it will have a massive debilitating
effect on the trich. Because the fungicide is liquid, it reaches not only
the surface of the casing but also the deeper layers.
I have saved many cultures in this way. :)
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:10 AM

Have you ever tried a fungicide?
There are selective fungicides (like Benomyl or Carbendazim)
killing only the fungi imperfecti ("molds"). Of course you can't
eradicate the trich completely, but it will have a massive debilitating
effect on the trich. Because the fungicide is liquid, it reaches not only
the surface of the casing but also the deeper layers.
I have saved many cultures in this way. :)


never tried those. wish i would have had some this time though. thank you for those names. i'll be researching for sure :)

the vegetable oil soap mostly slows but won't totally kill. it soaks in in much the same fashion without bothering the mushrooms too much. at least we got a few small pins out of the deal. i'm really looking forward to the next jar.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:51 PM

quick update. this try is looking much better. unfortunately the mycobag was knocked over by a cat, but i think it will be ok. and the lens was foggy. lol big hurry as usual but i was so excited i had to share.

more soon!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:00 PM

those are purty pins cant wait to see the end result!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:28 PM

Nice looking clusters! :dance: :dance:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:47 PM

:dance:

Well it is about time buster! :weedpoke:
I have been listening to him for months!!! :lol:
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:08 PM

:kewl::heartbeat

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:09 PM

Good going Tco.:thumbup:

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:20 PM

:dance:

Well it is about time buster! :weedpoke:
I have been listening to him for months!!! :lol:


HA! i only see you about once a month anymore.. just too busy to stop by and say high to ol' tco. :weedpoke: but i'll give ya some rep anyways :D

thanks again everyone! :love: they're getting bigger* and the caps are opening. more pics soon.

*that's bigger for these anyways :p most of the tall ones are at 3-4" tall with dime sized caps. quite diminutive when compared to the caerulescens.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Looking better this time! Can't wait to see them finished.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:46 AM

Looks great, Chosen One. :eusa_danc :bow: I am really looking forward to your potency report on these. As far as I understood from what Cactu wrote a few years back, this mushroom is the one held in the highest esteem by the indigenous people in Mexico, it's the one that "opens the gate to heaven" or something like that. Perfectly understandable that your cat was tripping over the bag. :teeth:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:51 PM

Looks great, Chosen One. :eusa_danc :bow: I am really looking forward to your potency report on these. As far as I understood from what Cactu wrote a few years back, this mushroom is the one held in the highest esteem by the indigenous people in Mexico, it's the one that "opens the gate to heaven" or something like that. Perfectly understandable that your cat was tripping over the bag. :teeth:


We tripped last weekend with 3grs. each and had a very spiritual and sacred experience. The potency is nearly as strong as with Semilanceatas though the visuals seem to be more 'silver' colored compared to the golden visions of Semilanceatas, which might be due to the large amount of Baeocystin in Semis. I had more silvery visuals with Cubes, too. (years ago on my first journeys)
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

Those Look nice..... Moar Picz Pleaz




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