This is a multispore grow of Psilocybe Caerulescens var. Caerulescens "Tonila Group" from the Cactu/Rockefeller collection. Spores gifted to me by a member of the OMC.
The point was to see if P. Caerulescens could be fruited from a standard PF Tek cake, thus making them more readily available to the OMC.
Substrate is organic long grain brown rice ground in a standard coffee grinder, mixed with water + vermiculite in standard ratios.
They were cased with a sand/cactus soil 50/50 after full colonization. (about 2-4 weeks) [sidenote: this casing was pasteurized some two weeks prior to casing.]
They were immediately put into fruiting conditions: 95-100% RH with misting every three days or so. After about 14-20 days pins appeared.
When they first pinned one couldn't differentiate these pins from P. Cubensis pins, except for this silverly metallic luster on the pileus. They start out with this luster which eventually changes to a maroon/chestnut brown color. This then gives way to the pileus seperating from the stipe after ripping a diaphanous veil. When the cap starts to expand that darker color seems to turn into the more orangish/yellowish color that many psilocybes carry.
Still waiting for them to grow and hopefully they print! Pictures tonight!
Love you all!
Edited by the_chosen_one, 21 June 2012 - 12:46 PM.
moved to holding tank only