Psilocybe Azurescens

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  1. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr Plenipotentiary

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    started off with a spore print kindly provided by @FewTrueSeed (i think) went to agar and grabbed some sections that were fast and rhizomorphic. I took some sections into winter rye berry and i also put a small section into two HWFP bags with 20% supplementation. the grain jars are almost fully colonized, shaken once at about 30% colonization.

    I plan to take 2 of my four jars and add them to 4 bags of HWFP with 20% supplementation and the other 2 to non supplemented bags. i will then prepare outdoor beds and spawn the supplemented and non supplemented in two separate patches. the patches will be alder and other hardwood chips.

    I originally added two wedge chunks to supplemented bags because i had prepped the bags before having a contam issue and said fuck it and threw the wedges in there. the bags contaminated with green. when i get a photo up i think you will see how the azurescens is kicking the greens ass in the bags.


    photos to follow.

    anyone have any info on supplemented sawdust or spawn being used in azure, cyan, allenii beds?

    any input or links are always appreciated.

    here are the jars mostly colonized and one that is half way
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    here are the two bags that i put an agar wedge into. the red line was a mark along the battle lines between the green and azure. marked on 4/2/17 currently the azure is kicking the greens ass with some seriously rhizomorphic myc.

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  2. treewood

    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    The site has a glitch if you use Ps as the start of a thread.

    Woodlovers are like spartan warriors when it comes to a little green. :thumbup:
     
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    Very cool, we all rooted for Russell Crowe in Gladiator!
     
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    Great luck to you!
    Started beds last year, looking forward to seeing how they are getting along, once the snow melts.
     
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    here are the bags colonizing for about 2 or 3 weeks i think...

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    supplemented bags on the left (top two are the ones that got contaminated) un-supplemented on the right, not quit a quick as the supplemented.
     
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    Your bags look healthy. You should get some mileage out of that much spawn.

    Outdoor beds rock. I just got 9 yards of alder chips/sawdust delivered and spawned a bunch of wood lovers. I can't wait to see what comes up!
     
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    What kind of bags are u using?
     
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    bags from mycosupply.com i believe, .5 micron filter patch 21 x 8.25 x 4.75 inches. the only bags i have ever used. i fruit my lions mane king oysters and swordbelts from them as well. i usually use jars for my grain spawn though.
     
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    How did this turn out? Super curious
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Its almost time to fruit. Waiting anxiously also !:fingerscrossed1:
     
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    Wow cool.glad I didn't miss out
     
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    :this:

    I couldn't fruit these. Temps were OK, subaeruginosa fruited like crazy, but azures only had healthy colonization, rhizos all around but no fruits. 3 years have passed and still nothing.
     
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    You guys sure have more patience than I.
     
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    they will fruit in time.
     
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    I really wish
     
  19. cyanazure

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    since your subaeruginosa fruited for yo it is hardly a hardship that your azurescens want to wait another season but I understand you wanting them to fruit never the less. I lost all my azurescens this year and I am still waiting for my cyans to fruit, this is fall number three for them.
     
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    I have had cyan fruit first year with propper care. You may have better luck on the ground. I have noticed they pin very deep within the substrate, or especially below damp leaf cover. My alleni patch and azul are three and have a very hard time acumulating enough mycelial mass in our short season. They have not fruited yet. Zome 4.
     
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