Meeting Psilocybe Barrerae for the first time.

Discussion in 'ADVANCED MYCOLOGY' started by Aqua and Red, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Aqua and Red

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    Got a print from an awesome friend. Thank you :)

    So far it's only germinated on agar, waiting for it to grow on the plate a little before I transfer it.

    My agar technique seems to be pretty good lately. Finally got a flow hood so it's a lot easier now.

    I'll put some pictures up soon of the initial multiple spore plate, and also any future transfers I do.

    Stay tuned. :)

    Ps. It's supposed to be *Barrarae
     
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    best of luck man

    dont forget to post pictures of the plates
     
  5. azure

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    That's great you have a flowhood, I can def. tell you have a natural talent with mycology and particularly with these exotic psilos ... I have a recent print on this one too ... maybe I'll toss 'em on some agar and we can do a group-grow!
     
  6. Aqua and Red

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    Will definitely post some pictures whenever I get a chance eL. :). Will probably do that in a few days. I just like to get an early start.

    And thank you Azure. Growing and forming a new relationship with exotic psilocybes is my passion. Not something I just want to do but I feel I HAVE to do.
     
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    i know what you mean

    keep us posted
     
  8. Aqua and Red

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    Here are some images of the things that are going right now. Feel free to ask any questions. Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

    PS. - The second image is Ps. Gallindoi. The brown spots are the agar wedges used to inoculate the jar, and the black spot in the middle is a leaf that's been colonized by mycellium. I've recently started throwing things in with my grain like straw and leaves. Basically giving it a head-start on learning to digest it's final food. Other plates labeled 'Fal' are Falbino. Also, I was thinking of transferring the top middle of the Barrarae plate. What are your opinions guys?

    1 - Semperviva
    2 - Gallindoi
    3 - F Albino
    4 - Barrarae
    5 - Falbino
    6 - Falbino
    7 - Jar lid of Gallindoi
    8 - Reishi
    9 - Falbino
     

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    looks like that sector is moving faster . but since its ms i would take a piece of other sectors to just for fun


    semps look clean too :)
     
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    Thanks eL! I'm debating whether I should spawn it to straw or just fruit from the jar. Trying to get some good cloning material. Also I forgot to mention that all the grain jars (millet) were shaken recently. But I bet all you bright guys knew that already :)

    Edit: Please do realize I use the term "guys" very loosely. I mean the lovely female growers here as well :)
     
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    do both lol
     
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    I do not think to fruit from grains....TCO rocks this approach, even with
    exotics. I may need to do some experiments.

    ...but I have my first Barrarae and a couple of Zapos that just hit the
    SGFCs last week. The wait begins.

    Take care, good luck, and thanks for sharing.

    JD
     
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    I'm sure you'll have a successful grow.
    I'll be watching this thread.

    Good luck!
     
  14. Aqua and Red

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    eL, do both? Hmm. Do you think that half a jar would be enough to spawn a dish tub of straw? I like to use a high rate of spawn with these exotics because they're so slow growing. Also I'm thinking the bigger surface area of a tray of straw will allow for more genetic variation to be expressed, although my logic may be flawed in thinking that? Thanks for tuning in :)

    JD, we've got our work cut out for us. If you're anything like me I could just experiment all day with different things with these mushrooms. That's what I love most, these rare fungi are uncharted territory! One of us could very well stumble onto something that will change the face of home mycology. And thanks for the luck!

    Hadendado, thank you. Your confidence in me inspires confidence in me :)

    Professor, thank you.

    Thank you all for stopping in to see and well wishing.
     
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    Why don't you G2G that one jar to expand a little bit so that way you'll have more room for your trials?
    I agree with heavy spawning slow colonizers cause I think that way you'll give them a good head start.
     
  16. Aqua and Red

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    I had considered it but the end of the world is next month. Time is of the essence! :p
     
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    would def. like to see people being really clear about strain/locale of their various exotic grows, it'll be important in terms of catalouging these species into the future ...
     
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    i use regular spawn rate, usually more substrate than grains but you said above G2G worsk good with barrerae
     
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    best of luck!
    :popcorn:
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  20. Aqua and Red

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    Update: 11/28

    Just did a transfer of the Barrarae plates last night. Actually had a few patches with somewhat rhizomorphic growth. I made three or four P2 plates and also put a wedge onto millet. That reishi plate colonized a lot more and I put some of that onto millet as well. All my Caerulescens and Zapotecorum plates are infected with yeast :(. I did two MS Barrare plates and that was the only one that germinated with mycelium. I think I may try making syringes with the ones I'm having trouble with. Perhaps hydrating the spores will help.

    I'll post some pictures when the wedges jump off (this time better pictures with backlight so you all can see the character of the mycelium.)