First, a few words about myself and my debuts in mycology... Also please bear with my english as it's not my native language.
My name is ***** ******* (hehehe), I live in Belgium and I'm an almost 40 yo ADHD in search of new experiences. Been growing my beloved plant for 20 years, I even administered my own forum (The Vibes Collective) about landraces preservation and cultivars for a few years...
So been there done that, I needed something new to try and grow. Of course, after weed, I needed something tricky to keep my interest peaked long enough in order to actually go to the end with it (Attention Deficit, got to live with it).
Guess what ? :D
It's now 2 months later, and I've spent hours and hours and hours reading and ordering on the net...
My lab was completed last month, from the laminar flow hood to the tools needed for Agar work, the FC and incubators are working perfectly and I made tens of experiences, from container sizes and lid teks to grain types and additives, on agar with peroxyde , with a few strains of psilos and edibles, namely :
- P.Cubensis Cambo/Z-Strain/Mex Dutch King/PF Red Spore,
- P.Mexicana A/Jalisco,
- PanCyan Jam/Hawaii/Goliath
- Psilocybe Azurescens Astoria Ossip
- Pleurotus Ostreatus/Djamor
None of them, except the Cambo that first came in a growbox from Holland (and that I kept on Agar and LC), have fruited yet. Quite a few have been lost to molds and bacterias, some aborted but still have a few ml left in a spore syringe and the rest are actively colonizing as my sterile technique finally got good enough to see fast mycelium growth. It's exciting as in the next few days, I'll be spawning my first jars and fruiting my first PF cakes of the PF Red Spore :dance:
The ones in the incubators are :
- P.Cubensis Cambo (WBS)/Mexican Dutch King (WBS)/PF Red Spore (rye & BRF)
- Panaeolus Cyanescens Hawaii (WBS & rye)
- Psilocybe Mexicana Jalisco (rye and BRF to fruit, lolium for sclerotias)
- Psilocybe Azurescens (secondary wood spawn in beech/chestnut for my back garden)
- Pleurotus Djamor (toilet paper :P)
I still got spores of P.C.Teonanacatl, PanGoliath, P.Mex.A for later grows and I'm expecting sclerotias from the mail (dunno if it's a sponsor here so won't name it) that I'll clone (right at reception, they should be fresh enough).
That particular vendor didn't have all of the sclerotias, but it was VERY cheap so I took the ones I didn't have in my genebox yet : Atlantis, Tampanensis and Pajaritos (I really don't know which strain it really is, though, probably a variant of Mexicana's from Guatemala - they wouldn't answer my scientific request ;))
Once I'll have successfully grown them, I'll order the last one missing from my collection, the Galandii.
I also found my first big project in magic mycology : grow P.Semilanceata indoors and make sclerotias of them... :evil:
That's enough for now, I'm still a newbie though as 2 months ago I had no clue as how to grow a shroom :smokin:
Feel free to comment !
Edited by SillyCone, 03 July 2011 - 12:21 AM.