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#1 DavidReishi

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 03:50 PM

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Psilocybe allenii the other day at a Senior Living apartments. It's a major pain to get into this place, but hey...that's the name of the game.

 

 

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P. allenii and a little cyanescens a few days ago at a Richmond park.

 

 

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P. allenii and cyanescens a few days ago at my best find this season. This location has literally more than three dozen patches spread throughout it. Easily two pounds dry this season, and this season wasn't that good at all.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:02 PM

wow, davidreishi.  allow me to pick my jaw off the floor.

 

It doesn't seem like you need to, but have you ever tried to cultivate any of these woodlovers yourself?


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 10:35 PM

wow, davidreishi.  allow me to pick my jaw off the floor.

 

It doesn't seem like you need to, but have you ever tried to cultivate any of these woodlovers yourself?

 

Yeah, he definitely should be growing them so he doesn't run out.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:40 PM

No, I've never tried to cultivate 'em. In the previous two seasons I refused to even try to start patches vis-a-vis stem-butts...only because I was afraid that if I caught the cultivation bug, it'd have the unfortunate consequence of curing me of the hunting bug. But this season things changed. The years long California drought seems to have finally caught up to the great majority of patches in the Bay area. And this, in turn, brought out into relief a tiny minority of patches that performed exceedingly well...even with barely a drop of rain. A few such patches I found this season...and indeed we're looking at one right here.

As a result, this season I've developed a keen interest in the possibilty of propagating these apparently drought-resistant strains. I guess it doesn't really involve 'cultivation' in the strict sense (for I wanna do things using zero sterile technique, for example.) But one thing that might end up interesting is my soon-to-be attempt to fruit some of 'em indoors.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:57 PM

Well, i certainly have the cultivation bug.  And I wish I had the hunting bug, but I just don't have the time and energy to go hunting that often.  I did find a little smattering of P. cyanescens in Sutro Forest in November.

 

But what I do have patience, and a closet, and a back yard with grasses and trees.

 

Did you happen to make any spore prints of these drought-tolerant strains?  And that strain from the North Bay that fruits in warm weather?


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 02:13 AM

Well I'll release a torrent of hunting-bugs in your direction if I have to next season. What area are you in if you don't mind me asking? And, yes, I do have spore prints available...right now from the P. allenii in Walnut Creek, P. allenii in Orinda, and P. cyanescens in Walnut Creek.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

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My gf and I (really my gf) found this patch on Sunday at the site of one of my finds from two years ago. I wasn't expecting the location to fruit this season, but we ended up finding some specimens here and there. On the way back to the car, however, my gf spotted the above patch well hidden in a place I hadn't found 'em before.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:29 PM

@DavidReishi  I am in the Bay Area.  

 

This is what I've been working on lately, some azurescens and cyanescens projects.

 

https://mycotopia.ne...n-fall-of-2017/


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:36 PM

Wow, orangutan...I'm very impressed! What was the fate of those two colonized bins? You really need to update that thread!
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:22 PM

Wow, orangutan...I'm very impressed! What was the fate of those two colonized bins? You really need to update that thread!

 

DavidReishi, I've updated the thread!  Check it out.  These photos are as fresh as newly hatched fungus gnat.

 

https://mycotopia.ne...n-fall-of-2017/






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