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#61 El Manolo

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Bump and interesting, I might post some of my stuff here :)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

Bump and interesting, I might post some of my stuff here :)


Absolutely and please feel free. With the time required and in between the different phases of the "action" it will be very cool to see us all come to fruits as well! :teeth:

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Just put this spawn bag about 3 inches under some broken up redclay.

The bed went like this.
1:Bottom was two birch logs-dried and seasoned place down into the dirt.

2:On top of that , around the logs , inbetween them and on them was place hardwood bark mulch (kinda sprinkled).

3:Then the block of P. Caerulescens spawn that consisted of pine cone,redclay,twigs,leaf,wood debri was broken up and sprinkled mainly inbetween the two large logs but also on top of them and all around them.

4:On top of the spawn I sprinkled some more hardwood bark mulch and then covered the whole thing with about 2 inches of loosened and mended clay/dirt.

5:In a week or so, a layer of "seed starter soil" will be put ontop of that to a depth of about 2 inches and then grass seed will be thrown down and water.
I have been successful in the past with just burrying grass seed spawn right under a few inches of clay and throwing down a little soil and grass seed, in two months time the fruits appreared, I did a little digging to see what else the WEILII were eating and it was twigs and pine cones, so that is a great mix for spawn bag allong with some bark mulch and clay.

Hope this fruits in the summer, Well, I dont hope, I know it will, this species is crazy easy to do outdoors, litterally burry your spawn about 2 inches under some nice amended redclay mixed with potting soil, sprinkle grass seed and in two month youll have fruits!

Sorry no pics, but I do have a pic of the spawn bag used. I need to make another two of these before Feb and get them in the ground for spring.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Here you go...some spawn porn............. :meditate:

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Ovoids on Naturescapes.....I just watered this and sealed it back up......woodlovers!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Ovoid tub substrate prep.........

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Here the gathered dry wood ingredients consists of:
Dry hickory chips (hard sound wood from the grilling section)
Dry mostly rotted maple chips (very spongy rotted wood from a log)
Dry naturescapes Pine Mulch (pre-rinsed to remove most of the coloring)
Dry bundleflower Stems/Straw (mostly chopped to about 1 to 2 inches in length)
Dry paper egg carton


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Once the materials are all chopped down and broken up they are mixed together and loaded into a pillowcase.


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Hydration by submerging in well water for 24 hours or so

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In a similar manner as mixing bulk hpoo subs to field capacity the wet wood chip components will be mixed with organically rich potting soil vermiculite and perlite and a layered mono-tub built up from this bulk substrate and colonized Naturescapes spawn

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Conditions will remain this way, in the middle 50's F until at least May, once the tub colonizes it will be set out in the freezing outdoors and filled with snow on top for a couple of weeks and then be brought back into what we hope will prove to be fruiting conditions. I figure letting the snow melt right into/through the colonized substrate (tub has drainage holes and gravel at the bottom)
Cardboard soaked in well water will sit on top of the gravel and then the layered spawning will be done on that. This way I can make it rain and snow on them just like outside and also drain just like outside as well.
At least that is the current plan.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

:) Sounds Like a Great Plan :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Been away for a while and see I have plenty ready to catch up on . This thread is coming on great Arathu and I hope to post some pics of my own soon . Left my projects out in my shed and the temps hit -4c over night 2 night in a row . Went in to check and they where frozen stiff . This would happen if they where outdoors so its no biggy . Moved to my garage just till it warms around feb then back outdoors they go .

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.

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The bed sleeps, or is it?

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I'm betting not..............Spring is not too far away!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

Damn Duke, those babies look like they are ooozing psilocybin

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

IMG_0543.JPG Here is a Wavy Cap bed.
Unknown hardwood branches were picked from a pile that was going out to trash, They seemed to be either japanese maple or something similar but definitely not a pine of any type so no testing was done to make sure mycelium would eat it.

So first layed down the unknown hard wood branches as a long term food source and a piece of plywood, then on top was sprinkled Aspen wood shavings.
Then the 8 quarts worth of Cyan spawn on corn was just spread out and shaken over top.
The next layer was more Aspen shavings. Then a layer of wet maple leafs were applied as a casing until I can get a hold of some Alder or hickory wood chips which will have to be very soon, this bed should have not even been started without the hickory chips but it will be okay for a few days with the aspen and wet leaf casing.
Most people have been using the tech of allowing the mycelium to transfer onto wood chips indoors then go outdoors with a grain free bed. Well I have 4 other beds that were done this way with the grain spawn, then aspen and hickory chips on top and the beds a rock hard and so solid and vigorous I would not be surprised if they fruiting this winter being started this past fall. The reason I have tried this leaving the grain in tech is because every time I tried to transfer indoors from grain to wood I got a contamination. So just layering the spawn and a few inches of wood chips and shavings on top followed with a casing of peat soil has proven to be very easy and quick to colonize and Im just gonna stick with it. At first I was worried about rodents but have not had one bed touched by all the squirrels and chipmuncks that are rampant in my area and yard, So anyway.
Here are some pics, Right infront of this new bed are two beds you cannot see well because of the leaf cover and dark casing that was applied, but those two beds were made the same and with hickory chips also added then the casing layer and then leafs, there doing extremely well and have fully colonized in 3 months. To the left is azure and right is cyan.
The largest bed shown being made in pics will be the grand cyan bed. which wont do anything till next year, but like I said the beds infront have moved and colonized so fast, the weather has been cool then warm then cool on and off with tons of rain for a couple months so I have a feeling they might pop.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Here is some pics of the spawn spread out in the aspen.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Can't wait to see our results...........2013.....the year of the wood! :meditate:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Picked up some naturescapes mulch today and am gonna talk to a friend about some potential wood chips of different kinds. Also just donated for some cyan prints. Gonna start my wood lovers soon.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Picked up some naturescapes mulch today and am gonna talk to a friend about some potential wood chips of different kinds. Also just donated for some cyan prints. Gonna start my wood lovers soon.

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Sweet man I hope 2013 is the year of the woodlovers. Atleast there is what 4-5 known peeps that happen to have "Wild" uncontrollable special wood lovers in there area they are studying.......lol....

Got up to, 2 nice size Azure beds, each about 3x4 ft. A 3x4 cyan plus the big cyan thats about 7x4. A weilii spot, which is eating at me like crazy because see Weilii's grow from underneath the ground.........So I had to bury the spawn which was a nice size myco bag, and I cannot move a bit of wood chips to check progress like ya can with woodbeds......So I will only know if that succeeds this may or so....The P. Weilii's surprised me earlier in 2012 when I burried some contaminated jars along with pouring spore solution all over and sure enough I noticed just in time that they actually started fruiting..lol....Total neglect and just burried in hard ass redclay. The mushrooms popped up right on top of where the spawn was dumped and buried but some weilii also popped up in the grass a good 6 foot away???? That is astonishing to me!! The mycelium traveled 6 foot under ground in like 2 months......So that patch may fruit this year again also....Things are looking up on the outdoor mushrooms that mother nature is providing.
Met a great guy here who was willing to give me like 10 Cyanofricosa prints also, That spawn is running.....Hope to have beds in and done colonizing by end of Feb. I here that the fricosa's will fruit in the spring also.....So well see, Im hoping for an extra long winter and super mild to cold spring with lots of rain.....One of these beds has to pop by end of Feb to mid march man,

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

Sweet man I hope 2013 is the year of the woodlovers. Atleast there is what 4-5 known peeps that happen to have "Wild" uncontrollable special wood lovers in there area they are studying.......lol....

Got up to, 2 nice size Azure beds, each about 3x4 ft. A 3x4 cyan plus the big cyan thats about 7x4. A weilii spot, which is eating at me like crazy because see Weilii's grow from underneath the ground.........So I had to bury the spawn which was a nice size myco bag, and I cannot move a bit of wood chips to check progress like ya can with woodbeds......So I will only know if that succeeds this may or so....The P. Weilii's surprised me earlier in 2012 when I burried some contaminated jars along with pouring spore solution all over and sure enough I noticed just in time that they actually started fruiting..lol....Total neglect and just burried in hard ass redclay. The mushrooms popped up right on top of where the spawn was dumped and buried but some weilii also popped up in the grass a good 6 foot away???? That is astonishing to me!! The mycelium traveled 6 foot under ground in like 2 months......So that patch may fruit this year again also....Things are looking up on the outdoor mushrooms that mother nature is providing.
Met a great guy here who was willing to give me like 10 Cyanofricosa prints also, That spawn is running.....Hope to have beds in and done colonizing by end of Feb. I here that the fricosa's will fruit in the spring also.....So well see, Im hoping for an extra long winter and super mild to cold spring with lots of rain.....One of these beds has to pop by end of Feb to mid march man,

by the way,how is the friscosa myc going? Last I heard it was a little slow. Has it taken off yet? I finally got around to making a spore syringe,and while those are hydrating,I plan on making lc with it. Or do you suggest it go directly to grain? I have some wbs jars sitting around,and maybe getting one of those going and the g2g would be better. What is your bidding,my master? Lolz

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

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hat first pick is crazy , nice work mate:puke:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

What can I say? I love this thread! I am really excited. I've been contemplating growing a new species other than cubensis, but I couldnt decide what. I had my sights on either p. subbs or mexicanas, but the subbs have high urea (bleh!) and mexicanas, so they say, give stomach problems.

Does anyone have a preference for azurs v friscosas v cyans? Growing ability or tripping ability? I've heard that azures can be paralytic, that might actually work in my favor lol but I'm too afraid of being permanently paralyzed.

I'm thinking about going for friscosas. Does anyone have experience with or opinions on outdoor woodlover beds in the NE US?

Are caerulipes feasible? They are the only woodlovers that grow naturally round these parts.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Caerulipes as far as I know have only been SEMI- cultivated once. A guy found a collection on a piece of wood, took it home, Put it in a little tub, Filled that with dirt/sand, whatever else was on and around the area they were growing in, and after water it to a field compass. He froze it then took it out and let it sit infront of a window in his house and the fruits emerged from underneath the soil from the piece of wood that he burried........

Good luck finding caerulipes spore for sale though, no one has them. Your gonna have to hunt them down and print them your self AlIEN. But I believe growing them wood not be difficult. Same as anyother wood lover, but they are allot smaller.....So maybe go with Ovoids or azure, cyan, fricosa........Really all of them r gonna be similar in potency and difficulty of growing, which I find is easier, but just takes a year....

So get your self some prints, make up some Liquid Cultures, Get out some Myco bags, Make a nice mix of grains,sawdust,verm,wood chips, all kinds of good additives...nock em up, set them aside for a month or two, then prep your outdoor bed.....so if your up north you better get started like NOW!!! you gotta have your spawn ready and colonized or your myco bags which ever way you decide to go, ready by spring.

Good luck.....P.s. I have had Cyanescens and they r very potent,,,,,and I had to piss every 5 minutes...maybe I ate too much...but the high was great...it was sedating though, but very crisp. and the next day felt refreshed. The effects lasted and hiit much harder than cubensis also.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Caerulipes as far as I know have only been SEMI- cultivated once. A guy found a collection on a piece of wood, took it home, Put it in a little tub, Filled that with dirt/sand, whatever else was on and around the area they were growing in, and after water it to a field compass. He froze it then took it out and let it sit infront of a window in his house and the fruits emerged from underneath the soil from the piece of wood that he burried........

Good luck finding caerulipes spore for sale though, no one has them. Your gonna have to hunt them down and print them your self AlIEN. But I believe growing them wood not be difficult. Same as anyother wood lover, but they are allot smaller.....So maybe go with Ovoids or azure, cyan, fricosa........Really all of them r gonna be similar in potency and difficulty of growing, which I find is easier, but just takes a year....

So get your self some prints, make up some Liquid Cultures, Get out some Myco bags, Make a nice mix of grains,sawdust,verm,wood chips, all kinds of good additives...nock em up, set them aside for a month or two, then prep your outdoor bed.....so if your up north you better get started like NOW!!! you gotta have your spawn ready and colonized or your myco bags which ever way you decide to go, ready by spring.

Good luck.....P.s. I have had Cyanescens and they r very potent,,,,,and I had to piss every 5 minutes...maybe I ate too much...but the high was great...it was sedating though, but very crisp. and the next day felt refreshed. The effects lasted and hiit much harder than cubensis also.

Agreed the high comes on twice as fast and is very crisp! Great description!:thumbup:




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