Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:05 PM
Well there is no doubt in my mind that all my recent shroom grows have been infected by an unknown bacteria or virus ,which produces an unpleasant reaction when consumed...
The first time was with redboys 2 months ago ..2nd time with amazons ,,and now my S americans are showing the telltale sighns of this nasty toxin....The first 3 pix are from my current SA grow and the 4th pic is the amazons...The appearance of spikey mycelium growing up the stem and the broadening of the base shows up about 3 days into pinning ..
Many caps never open fully and become stunted...
After my awfull red boy experience i just consumed dried mush from last summers crop with no negative effects..
So last weekend I wanted to try the amazons and took the precaution of simmering for ten miniutes as a hot tea - well guess what ...At three hours in ,i started getting this dry cough and clogging sinuses..the trip turned from colorfull to like a grimy dirty experience where nothing was really appealing any more...Once again i treated myself with raw garlic ...
The symptoms gradually subsided after about 6 hrs but could still feel abit clogged up the next day...
So my big fat question for all y'all is what the F#*K is goin on here...?
I'm shutting down all my grows till i get handle on this thing...
Now i'm leary of my recent ausi pans because even though i saw no "club foot" - they did have caps that would not open fully.....
I wonder if an alcohol presoak of the mush would kill the beast...
Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:25 PM
since its happened with 3 different stranins maybe its not the strains but comes from somewhere around you,do you think?
Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:45 PM
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 02:35 PM
You can develop allergies to anything. Maybe that is what is going on.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:16 PM
it sux but a couple pills helps big time
Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:12 PM
Best of luck to you.... your shrooms also look very normal to me. Lots of humidity in there!
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I'm familiar with the mycelium growing on the stems at elevated RH levels..but this grow is purposely at reduced hum levels and yet the spikey myc is still forming...I'll have some follow up pics tmrw...
Decided that i will do my next gro with filtered air exchange- hopefully pollyfill can do the job...
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If u look at these pics closely u can see that the myc radiates from the stem as corse hairs rather than the usual delicate swirling effect u normally see.....I'm starting to feel like the guy who claims to have been abducted by aliens...lol...gonna try a small dose ...
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