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#41 llamabox

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:23 PM

Belmont, WV is the location of the bluefoot finds, Psilocybe caerulipes. Bethany is the name of another town in the area.

These are bieng tracked all along the Ohio river valley. 4 locations have been documented so far.

Guzman says they may not be Ps. caerulipes, and others have found Ps. cubensis in the state as well. So are we getting more and more fungi migrating north, or is there some type of odd cross breeding/evolution going on?

Have you found or worked with these yet Lazlo?

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:25 PM

I'm pretty sure that one of the MM hunting field guids showed shrooms even higher up than WV. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think I remember some in New Jersey and possibly New York. NJ i know for a fact was on the list.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:35 PM

I do know of Liberty Caps being found in the NY and NJ area. Even more north as far as the provinces of New England as well. Never heard of any cubensis or possible sub-cubensis being found though. I guess I should get to work on the species soon.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:03 PM

It's good to know that others have found similar species in WV as well llamabox. Once I get a duplicate fruit, i'll send Workman a print sample to see what he thinks.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:31 PM

So do these overwinter? Is the area prone to a very hard freeze for months at a time? I know the greenhouse affect will move cubenisis north eventually. There are areas here in my state that I've heard support them albeit down south but I'm sure they will move north especially if I can keep my ground warm this winter, lol.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:50 PM

Man, this area gets very cold and messy in the winter months. Lots of snow fall.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

Good luck fellas,I'm sure between all your efforts,you will achieve what we all set out to do, master this hobby by patience,endurance,and the will to find the perfect strain!!! WE ALL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 09:55 PM

Just curious... What usda growing zone were these found in?

http://www.usna.usda...ne/hzm-ne1.html

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:28 AM

Terra alta WV is in the green zone 5a.. winters are like southern michigan
but summers are cooler due to elevation ,,,which is why i find this thread:headbang: rather exciting....

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:22 AM

The "caerulipes" were bieng found in zone 5b. Say along a line with US interstate 70 and south to the Ohio river valley.

Bethany is in this area, and there have been locations documented in the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:32 PM

Be sure to gather as much spore mass as possible from any fruitings so the fields can be re-seeded as soon as possible after the idiots mutilate them.

Nice of the gov to watch out and make sure the pickers don't "OD" on the mushrooms! That was a funny comment...

I guess WVA has no real crime, since they can assign cops the job of watching a pasture, eh?

And the article also points out a blunder to avoid: leave the weed at home if you're gonna tresspass and pick illegal fungi!

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 12:20 PM

He also said he met with an environmentalist and an attorney from Wheeling-Pitt, which owns 160 acres in the area.
"We took them to the scene," Kazienko said, adding that since the meeting, Wheeling-Pitt has contacted the West Virginia University Extension Office and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
"They wanted to see what they could do to eradicate the mushrooms," Kazienko said.
He said there are other options, such as using a bulldozer to clear the area.


Lol, an environmentalist! My ass! I can hear the conversation now: "Well, we don't need those hippy folk wandering around trampling the environment. So lets just bulldoze, poison and eradicate this natural species!" Lol, lol- what a hypocritical jerk.

ANYWAY, any updates on this Lazlo?

#53 Lazlo

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 12:24 PM

No, not yet. The culture's on ice until I get time to mess with it. I'll most likely get the ball rolling when the outdoor temperatures cool down some.

I'm really concentrating on this Morel project for now.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:30 PM

This is very cool. I really think cubes could be used as an indicator species in determining whether or not global warming is actually occurring. Of course they would be used as part of the evidence.

#55 Lazlo

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:44 PM

If they are cubensis. The buzz was rather intense for such a small dose. Nice and clean with bangin visuals. I was impressed.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:53 PM

i've eaten lots and lots of mushrooms in terra alta,
but never found any growin from the ground.
usually given to me with a smile,
by kind folk at an old friends birthday party...

#57 Lazlo

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:05 AM

You know where Briery Mountain Lodge is? :)

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:00 AM

Then again, now that I look at the plates, the mycelium looks rather like cubensis.

Ahh, screw it! Let's get this thing going. :thumbup:

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:22 AM

interesting thread lazlo..:)

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:16 AM

good luck, lazlo.
watching with interest




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