Too late to fruit cyans in the uk ?

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  1. lennon

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    Hi Guys, after a long time I have started to run myc again... this is due to a great find in my sisters garden of some beautiful wavy caps that were imported on wood chip she was laying in her garden.
    I used stem butts on an manky old bit of cardboard out of my wormery ... since then I have been slowly adding beach chips with worm castings as I have barrels worm shite at this point.
    I now have a few bags of myc in my cupboard and wanted to put some out to fruit in tubs with a casing of worm castings and living moss. But is it too late ?
    Temps are about 9 or 10 C or 49F at the moment.
    Hope someone can help
     
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    I'm not familiar with h that species. I would suggest a Google search about the required environment.let me see what I can find.
     
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    Quick search got me this result.

    "Psilocybe cyanescens requires a temperature of 50º - 60º F to fruit. The best way to do this is to plan your growth cycle so that you'll be ready with a colonized spawn bed when the temperature outside is around 50º F for at least 12 hours a day."
     
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    Too Late .Keep building up your colonized woodchips throughout the winter and put your patch out in the spring. Make as much chips as you can. If you're lucky it will fruit that fall.
     
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    Thanks guys, you have just backed up what I was thinking... I was tempted to try and fruit one of my bags outside in a tub, but realised the season was already apon us. We do not have these little beauties around here so I am planning to spend the winter bulking up and lay my bed in spring.
     
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    My run so far ... I've been using barley straw, beech chips, and worm castings. Since I've started to experiment with the straw the myc has become alot more rhyzomorphic.
    I'm thinking of using the rest of the straw to bulk out the spawn I have, as it's cheap, runs fast and I have loads , before returning to mainly wood based spawn for the beds.

    Let's get running ...
     
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    So i pasteurized another load of straw yesterday and filled my large myco bag, (roughly) layering spawn and straw .
    So fingers crossed in a few weeks it will be ready to bulk out again, I think it was approximately 1:1.:fingerscrossed:

    I also pasteurized a small jar of shop bought compost that consists of 58% peat and the rest is coir and some composted woody and green garden waste, as an experiment to see if I can use it as a cheap bulking substrate. The centre of the jar has a couple o spoons of spawn and I slid one a myciated chip down the side of the jar so I can watch its reaction to the new sub... Let's see how it goes..:jeez:
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    So 10 days in a cupboard and it seems to have recovered.
    The centre of myc has found it's way to the edge of the jar.
    I think it would possibly be ok to add to the mix of hard wood /straw /castings although I'm gonna leave it to colonise further. Anyone have any doubts or suggestions?
     
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    20191130_193616.jpg I used Verve multi purpose compost from B'n'Q cost £8.49 for 125L bag, but i think you can get smaller ones for about 5 quid. 20191130_192430.jpg so I'm hoping it will work out as a supplement to my wood mix , I buy it for my house plants anyway so nothing lost if not.
     
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