Communal Woodlover Grow log
Posted Yesterday, 05:10 PM
have to ask if springtail's will cause damage to mycelium or not? I have some tubs which are free of them and a few others which are full of them, they spread very quickly. Are there any easy ways to eliminate them without doing harm to the mycelium? Thanks.
Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Nice going manos way to start off the season! Keep us updated
We're forecast for a soaking rain here in the PNW that will get things poppin shortly!! 3 months of being bone dry I'm ready for rain;)
Northeastern members should be able to grow several native species in your region like P caerulipes,P ovoids and P quebecensis.
All those in the sub tropical/tropical regions wishing to grow woodlovers should give P zapotecorum and P careulescens a shot outdoors in prepared chip beds. Once established these could be maintained for years. I've found they both do well on naturescapes mulch.
However, I know of P azurescens/cyanescens growing in Sept with temps in the mid 90's and lows in the 60's in the Willamette Valley and also a member here had them fruiting in the high desert northwest with hot and dry conditions. Perhaps it's the shortening of day light which is a trigger?
Keep it up everyone we're right at the beginning of the season, yippeee !!
do you ever find P. Stuntzii in your area? regards mjroom.
Yes I've found P stuntzii along the coast and Willamette Valley. I'll post pix if I come across any this season. I've found them among grass and mulch. I'm attempting cultivation outdoors too. Tried them a few times and they pack a punch. Definitely much stronger than what you will read about them. I hope a new potency study is performed on all active mushrooms.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM
All this worry about hydrating the beds. What happens in nature? They dry out remain dormant and then reappear. That is what I am observing. Too much water and other competitor mold and fungi appear IME. This was going on long before man was on the scene.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Seeker that's fine if you live in the PNW or another Mushroom Paradise.
I live in the Midwest way out of the natural growth zone for these psychoactive woodlovers.
Our temps often range from summer of 90's - 100F, winter often 0F to -20F The humidity during fruiting season is often to low to allow pins to grow to maturity.
I have to work to keep these alive, we are in a sever drought, water in summer and do all I can to increase the humidity in harvest season.
If I left it to nature I probably would have nothing to pick.
I would rather cultivate my cyans than "Tripp vicariously " through other growers.
Edited by Heirloom , Yesterday, 10:46 PM.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Season is winding up here, still a little warm but always a few early fruiters.
This is a fish tote I prepped last year and transferred some of what I hoped was Ps, quebecensis mycelium laden wood.
The wild patch is just starting as well, get some pics in the morning.
Libs are starting to fruit as well.....
Now I just gotta get all this weed harvested and trimmed up so I can devote more time to the shrooms.
Now back to work.............
Edited by Wolfedawwg, Yesterday, 11:58 PM.
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Posted Today, 08:31 AM
I wood love to get my hands on some Quebecensis they would grow here perfectly being that I live across the street from Quebec. I would go get them myself but I'm not allowed in Canada because I got a speeding ticket!
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Posted Today, 09:36 AM
Man I love fall....................... Beautiful stuff.....................woodies everywhere.............
Where the hell is hyphae?
Posted Today, 01:43 PM
A nice plus is all the rain from Irma got my shiitakes going.
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Posted Today, 07:53 PM
Ok, here are some pictures of the two beds which actually look like one bed but really there is a bed in the front of the tree and a bed behind the tree. And of course some pin porn. I will also upload some other mushrooms I found growing in the yard today.
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Posted Today, 07:57 PM
Here are the other ones, please if you know what they are let me know. I think I might have the genus but I have no idea of the species.
1 = deconica
2 = mycena
3 = unknown blue/green bruising species
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