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Has anyone foraged Psilocybe Cubensis in New Jersey
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No, and you shouldn't because unless you REALLY know what you're doing LBMs (little brown mushrooms) are hard to identify.
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>>2400099
I am aware
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>spoonfeed the addict
fuck off druggie >>>/r9k/drug
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>>2400149
why are you so angry
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>>2400097
Funny I'm from Jersey but moved back and forth between their and Florida most my life. If you don't know Florida is prolific for hunting mush in cow fields. I poked around a little in NJ seeking the same stuff and asked around but only found Amanita Muscaria which obvs I didn't fuck with.
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>>2400200
interesting! thanks!
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>>2400097
They grow on cow shit almost exclusively.
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>>2400097
Almost exclusively grows on fresh cow shit.
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>>2400149
>unironically drinks coffee and loves sugar
You know taking mushrooms two to three times a year cures depression right?
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>>2402408
Really now?
I'm a junior mycologist where exactly can I find a specimen
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>>2402408
didnt think anyone would actually fall for that psyop lol
for our research what is your age, gender, race, bmi and education background?
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>>2403854
> fallen for the goy op
NGMI
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>>2402472
Online is your best bet desu, either the mushrooms or the spores or an analogue like 4-HO-MET.
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>>2402472
They're really easy to grow. BRF cakes are a great starting point. Brown rice flour, course vermiculite, 4oz canning jars, pressure cooker, 24+qt tote, perlite and a spore syringe is all you need.
When you get tured of those, read about germinating on agar and transfering to grain. 6qt shoeboxes are another great option, but you'll need to up your sterile game.
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>>2400097
You could just grow it from spores yourself. No need to forage and risk poisoning yourself. If you live in the US and don't live in California, Idaho, or Georgia, you can order Psilocybe cubensis spores off the clearnet and use them to grow your own shrooms. The spores come in a syringe that you can use to inject onto a substrate that the mycelium will grow on. Look up PF-TEK for info on how to grow them if you want to make the substrate yourself. You could also buy vermiculite cakes to use as a substrate or buy a grow kit. The key to growing them properly is avoiding contamination. Alternatively, 4-AcO-DMT is another psychedelic that's extremely similar to a shroom trip.

https://www.mushrooms.com/
https://sporeworks.com/
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>>2406104
Based stoner
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Lads, is this what it looks like when you partake in hallucinagenic substantses?
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>>2400926
>>2402406
Not true psilocybin mushrooms mostly grow on plant matter, woodchips for example. You can identify them by doing a spore print and by bruising them.
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>>2406661
r8
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>>2406799
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>>2400097
just get a spore print and grown them yourself.
it's fairly easy, very cheap and you can get an unlimited supply without risking your life.
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>>2406104
Recommendation for a grow kit?
I’m interested, but looking at most teks they seem geared towards people that are involved and knowledge. I’d like to start out with something laid back, and see if I enjoy doing it.
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>>2400097
if you pay attention to woodchip piles or mulch youre likely to find psilocybin allenii though have fun with the fucking therapy trip
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>>2406707
>how to get amateur mushroom hunters killed 101
Cow shit dude, cow shit. Cows are vegetarians.
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>>2400149
You can't get addicted to mushrooms. Would you prefer people to drink booze, coffee, or smoke cigarettes? Tripping once in a while off of some fungi is nothing to worry about, especially if it's a consenting, mature adult in privacy.
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>>2403854
>native plant that comes up on its own, used by multiple indigenous peoples for their hallucinogenic properties, evidence that it helps people get past mental hurdles like trauma, phobias, etc.

It'S a PsYoP!! YoU cAn'T jUsT tAkE dAnGeRoUs DrUgS aNd NoT gO vIoLeNtLy CrAzY!!! Would you rather us all go to church and tithe to shabbos goy pastor for our spiritual fulfillment?
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Bump
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>>2400097
Not from Jersey, but find edible mushrooms in your area. Growing cubensis is much easier than finding some. I don't wanna give advice on that since it may be against board rules but $20 minimal cost for more than you could forage if you do your research and do it right.(uncle Ben's ready brown rice if you don't have a pressure cooker/autoclave)
>>2402472
r/sporetraders and learn to clone with agar. Try growing oyster mushrooms first. They're tasty and easier to grow. Any problems you run into will irritate you enough you will study up enough to become an expert.
>>2402408
Wrong. Depression is caused by diet and thought patterns. Micro dosing can help but large doses don't fix depression. They can give you some answers but you have to make the choices to fix it yourself.
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>new jersey
what you're looking for is Panaeolus Cinctulus, the most common psyolocybin containing mushroom on the continent. Perfect place to find them would be a well-groomed but low traffic park, that ideally has high horse, cow, or dog traffic. you want to be looking in the grass where tall, untamed grass meets the mowed grass, such as rows of planted trees in these re-forestation parks all over the east coast. they compete directly with clover, so if you see clover flowers you're very unlikely to find mushrooms.

note that they don't have psilocin, and you'll need at least double what is on this baking sheet. they will not be in good shape, slugs will likely have eaten most of them, and they are incredibly fragilem and basically rotten by the time they're mature, but if you're looking where i told you to look, theres zero chance that you'll be picking the wrong mushrooms so you can at least confidently stuff your pockets with them if you get lucky.

honestly just buy spores and do your part putting them back into the environment, hell, see if you can get some of these crazy south american or african species to propagate naturally on the east coast.

Cliche as fuck thing to say but they want to be found by people who respect them, and not by people who will abuse them
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sus
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>>2400099
BLM, brown little mushrooms
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>>2406815
the supply is not unlimited
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>>2408722
>crazy south american or african species to propagate naturally on the east coast

Please don't do this.
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Z-strain just about dried! Hit me up on Discord TruistDawg#1960
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I found these. Can /out/ help me to identify them, please.
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>>2402408
you faggot hippies always say this shit but then do nothing productive with your life and end up getting into child porn.
you know whats better than taking some shrooms and becoming "one with nature"

making money and taking a shower.
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>>2411575
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
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>>2411565
don't know the english name, but you will eat them only once. They destroy liver. For two days you will be more or less fine, on the third your liver will be dead.
Somehow you managed to find one of the most poisonous shroom out there.
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>>2411818
:(
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>>2408722
Where do you buy spores?
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>>2411565
theyre just inky caps dont lose your minds over this. but dont eat them bro
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>>2412035
Thank you!
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>>2408906
of course it is. obviously you still have to put in the work, but all you need is a single starter print.
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>>2413373
you are limited by your finite time and materials. you cannot fill the universe with magic mushrooms, thus it's limited
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>>2400097
aw look, blue meanies mate
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>>2400097
I don't mean to hijack the thread and I'm not wanting to eat these or anything, but can anyone identify this mushroom is? It was located in Florida and has gills on the bottom of it. The best I can come up with is "False Parasols", but they don't look very similar to the standard ones I'm seeing.
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Sorry forgot to add it. Here it is.
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Do Eastern Hemlock Reishi mushrooms have the same health benefits as the Reishi mushrooms used in Chinese medicine? Newenglandfag here, someone who was into mushrooms told me they were looking for Reishi mushrooms and they had a bunch of health benefits because they had been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but I feel skeptical because they must be a slightly different species after evolving separately on another continent for millenia. How similar are our Reishi mushrooms up here to the Chinese ones? And are the health benefits even legit?
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>>2413552
What the fuck actually watching this episode and this exact moment right now
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>>2414900
imagine still thinking unique individual perceptions of reality are real
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>>2400149
shut up janny
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>>2414586
yeah man I have those in my yard in NC, do a spore print and it should come out green from what I've been told
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This message is for Oregon bro. I'm the yeti revert anon, just wanted to tell you that you might wanna let your tats sit for a few more days before harvest. I know that its not typical to do this with non PE varieties, but I swear I think it makes them more potent, they start to turn really blue and get a bit softer. Here's a pic of what they look like if you let them sit for 3 days AFTER the veils have broken and the caps have flowered up. Before the 3 days they're completely white, then after the 3 days ull notice the gills get really blue. Try it out sometime and let me know if you've noticed a difference in strength.

I'm also still interested in your barrel steamer guide if you still feel like going thru with that

Cheers!
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>>2416400
Those are just spores being dumped my dude
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>>2408048
hes calling you a dumbass and i am too
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>>2400097
What a pretty little mushroom, I think I will take a bite
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are cubes shitty or something i always get an upset stomach and weird gross body fry I can feel in my skin, was wondering if other species would less toxic feeling
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>>2416736
nah p cubes rule they do make u feel weird af tho
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>>2416760
mind trying again with less retardation please? someone else whose compared differnt p. species mind chiming in? fuck i hate morons
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>>2416849
>No. Psilocybin Cubensis are excellent however there are side effects that may make you feel uncomfortable.
tard is my native language. english is secondary.
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>>2416849
sug my muffuggin dick you cracka ass honkey
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>>2400200
Yeah well in Florida you have ideal weather and humidity much of the year for both psilocybe cubensis and panaelous cyanescens. You can find similarly great conditions for wood loving species of magic mushrooms in PNW. Compared to those the Northeast kinda blows but you can still find them if you look.
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>>2408011
He isn't wrong though, a large percentage of psilocybin producing mushrooms are wood lovers that grow on undigested wood or other plant matter. Something like Cubensis grows on cow shit because it mostly lacks the ability to breakdown the cellulose and lignin in the cows diet.
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>>2409332
It's too late at this point, there's a staggering number of invasive fungus species not only in North America, but actually on pretty much every continent
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>>2416420
Incorrect
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>>2416420
Cubensis doesn't produce blue spores, in fact Yeti is an albino so spores are clear
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>>2416736
Try tea, you're sensitive to chitin
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>>2417173
Is that what causes the heavy body load feel? Do you get less of that if you only eat the caps and not the stem?
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>>2418002
I think you're talking about couch lock or log arms? If so, that's just part of the psilocybin experience. Some mushrooms have a more intense body effect, others have more visual and most have a good mix of both. But it can vary from mushroom to mushroom. That includes cube to cube. In my experience, albinos are more visual and brown caps are more body. But I have had plenty of exceptions to that. The same goes for other psilocybin containing mushrooms. I've heard that p.tampanensis or p. mexicana sclerotia aka philosopher's stones or magic truffles have less of a body load, but are much harder on the stomach(tea is recommended to reduce stomach discomfort). Cubes are typically the lowest psilocybin percentage mushrooms you'll find at around .5%. Once you get into the others where it can be 1-3% it's hard avoiding the couch lock.
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Just grow them lol spores are legal and cost like $25
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>>2400097
>New Jersey
Why the fuck would I set foot in that shithole state. Also, pacific coast shrooms > all the rest.
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>>2418156
No I mean what this >>2416736 guy meant. Especially feeling it in the skin. For me in particular I feel it in my face and I don't normally get any kind of irritation at all in my face, its kind of like a really humid feeling but I'm not sweating. I don't get this feeling all the time, it happens more when I dose penis envies. I'll try making a tea next time and see if it helps
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>>2416736
I've just accepted that its just what comes with the territory
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>>2418926
You wouldn't happen to be on an SSRI/SNRI would you? That almost sounds like a serotonin syndrome symptom.
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>>2418964
Nope, never been on scripts my whole life. I thought if you did ssri's that it dulls the trip? I get full blown trips, nothing dull about it haha
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>>2406835
Buy one of the inoculated vermiculite blocks as your first grow.
Mush easier than buying spores to inject into your own grow medium that you have to sterilize, mix properly, etc. The inoculated blocks you just unwrap, soak, and put in a. closet. You get a first hand view of what fruiting looks like and how they develop and all that, which its good experience.
Plus you will get a ton of shrooms.
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>>2419233
Yes, AD meds dull low/regular doses of mushrooms. But at larger doses or stronger mushrooms like PE trying to get to a full blown trip, you can end up with serotonin syndrome. Some of the first signs are hot/cold flashes, tingling sensations. It sounded like that might be what you were describing.

Either way, if you're feeling it in your face and it's not just nausea, it's the mushroom experience, not your stomach disliking the chitin. Unless you're experiencing an actual allergic reaction. Are you allergic to shell fish?
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>>2419372
Edit.. Addendum... If you're sensitive to chitin, you should have some symptoms with non psychoactive mushrooms too.
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>>2419372
I only take like 1-2g of penis envies, 3g for everything else. I don't weigh much which might also factor into it. Now that I think of it, the feeling was more exaggerated when I smoked kush, maybe it was just that all along and I just became hyper aware of it since I was tripping. Despite that feeling it didn't really affect my experience too much, I still had a great time
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>>2400097
How do I encourage these bad boys to grow without doing the giant, special boxes and huge investments that all these youtube wierdos are doing. Just want a couple mushies for my dad and I to take together
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>>2419831
Buy a kit, simple as
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>>2419847
Ok, now we're getting somewhere. I'll llook into it. Is there any you recommend in particular?
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>>2419849
magicmushroomgrowkit.com
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>>2419876
>magicmushroomgrowkit.com
Thanks friend
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>>2419849
Never tried a kit but the sponsors here are trusted. https://www.shroomery.org/sponsors.php
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>>2419886
Thanks for your help as well. Of course, not that I would every illegally take these. It's just for curiousity, you understand
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>>2419876
>>2419885
Probably a scam... They'll take your money and then tell you that you need to send them more money for additional delivery security. It's illegal to grow these. Any company outside, maybe some EU countries, is more likely to be a scam than not. Spores are legal in all but 3 states. It is illegal to germinate them, so they're advertised as "for microscopy use only".
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>>2419831
Buy some BRF jars from midwest grow kits. Buy a ~50qt tote and a wire rack. Buy a spore syringe. Read up on water chamber tek. Easy. And you can buy each item legaly, so no fear of being scammed.
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>>2420051
>>2420042
Thanks for looking out. Like I said, this is all for curiosity. I would never actually grow them
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>>2406661
Everyone is different, for most people myself include a light dose with induce physical feelings, the mild visuals usally consist of colors seeming alot brighter than usual (a result of your pupils dialating) and very mild motion in the view of what ever your looking at. When you get to slightly higher doses then things will start to get a little more wonky and shapes will start to form and things in your vision will start to sort of "melt" if you will, not in a bad way, everything just looks kind of goofy. The visual depicted in that image is something you'd only get a pretty high doses, where you've taken so much your viual stimuli becomes so much that you cant function or see the world around you normally. This takes different forms depending on the person. For me I start to see little specs of positive energy falling towards the earth, for my friend she likes to talk to inanimate objects, everyones different.

It also heavily depends on your state of mind at the time.
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Gonna try my first ps. tampanensis sclerotia tomorrow evening! I ground these up and added them to some 70% dark chocolate.
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>>2400097
>Has anyone foraged Psilocybe Cubensis in New Jersey
no but ive seen boomers ive grown in new jersey and im 500 miles away. its fucking weird to have someone try to sell you 1/4lb of shrooms you grew
>inb4 youd never know
i know the vaccumn bags i use and i sure as shit know my own handwriting
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>>2411578
Lol owned

>>2411575
Funny how many of the Sigma Grindset people end up renouncing their ways and getting into spirituality as they get older
Just have a foot in both worlds you binary thinking autist
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Psilocybe ovoidiocystiadata is the one you should be looking for in New Jersey. The seasons over now, gymnopilus luteus will be happening in the fall. And these are all on wood. Only the Panaeolus cinctulus grow on cow shit in your area, actually better luck with those on horseshit. The best spot to find those is anywhere with horses where they dump the dirty Straw from the Stalls, they grow all over that shit, but they are weak in my experience. 100 G wet only gave me a slight body high, but I did eat a 10-strip a week before so that might have interfered a bit. Check mushroom Observer dotorg to see what's growing in your area
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Been sticking strictly with GT, and out of...maybe 11 attempts, only 3 have made it to the tub stage, 1 of those was lost to contamination, one fruited normally, and you're looking at a pic of the third. I've yet to experience this kind of...chunky growth? There's also the strange growth on the left side of the picture as well. It's hard to pinpoint the problem because I keep doing things the exact same way, which is how I got my first successful run, but ever since then it's been failure after failure, now I've got this one which I thought was going great, but now this. Advice?

If it matters, I do cake to bag to tub, spawn is oats. Standing air box (for now). Did a casing layer on the the only successful run I had, tried it again and got contam, this time I did some research that said not to use a casing layer so I didn't. After mixing colonized grain and coco mix, I just put the lid on and leave it alone. It's usually not near any sunlight.
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>>2424519
Looks like you're growing slime mold there.
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>>2424519
>>2425110
Could also be a tidal wave mutation.... It looks like you've got a couple fins in there... Keep your eye on it.
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>>2424519
>>2425110
>>2425112
bah...another idea...

Keep your eye on the finning sections. If they start looking fuzzy, it could also be schizophyllum commune.
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>>2425110
>>2425112
>>2425114

Should I just dump the tub? Like, this stuff isn't acting like any GT batch I've had before, and I'm starting to feel like it's not GT at all. It's...chunky, and there's something growing but it's certainly not GT.
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>>2426332
Take another picture. If it was slime mold, it probably should have sporeulated by now. It's pretty recognizavle at that point.

If it's Schizo it should be identifyable by now as well.

If it's a tidalwave/enigma mutation, you hit the jackpot! That's a crazy looking, stupid potent cube mutation.
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>>2426396
Looks like some sort of gnat or fly got into the tub, and there's maggots clicking to the ceiling (you can see one in the top right). I don't even get how things are growing like that, I haven't really been introducing air into the tub except to take pics and occasionally spray distilled water.
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>>2423644
Gymnopilus will sometimes fruit off the exact same piece of wood as deadly galerina and they're not wholly dissimilar so I don't think most people should go looking for them without an experienced hand along
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>>2426812
That's Schizo, and probably fungus gnats. Get it out ASAP! They'll both spread to anything else fungus related that you're growing.
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Are these already growing in central Europe or do I have to wait till autumn? Any tips?
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>>2427073
I ended up having to leave the tub at home while I'm out of town for work for a few days, but it's the only thing I'm currently growing.

But yeah, you're absolutely right in that it matches up with what schizo looks like. Also, regarding the fungus gnats, I think I've been fighting them for a long time, but I thought they were some other kind of household gnat. How are they even getting in my tubs? Every step I take involves putting things in a container and clamping the lid down in one way or another. Is it possible they're in my my coir or whole oat bag? I dont see how they would survive the pressure cooking treatment anyways.

Also, I only saw one video that went into using whole grain oats as a filler for my grain bag, would you recommend anything else? I've heard talk of brown rice flour but never tried it. DESU idk how in the world I ever managed to get my one successful tub to work out, it's been one failure after another since then.
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>>2427179
If you're having ongoing issues with fungus gnats, they're probably in any potted plants in your place. Buy some mosquito bits and add them to your water when you water your plants. That will kill the larva. Sticky traps help keep down the fliers. You can add a layer of sand to the top of your potted plants to prevent the adults from getting to the soil to lay eggs. If you're using a hydrated bag of coco that has been outside, that can also be a source of gnats.

The maggot in your picture does look a bit big for a fungus gnat, but it could be about to pupate, so I don't know. The BT in the Mosquito dunks/bits will kill most flying insect larva. Compost bins are another major source. Make sure you're emptying that every day, if you have one.

I personally like millet. I use 1 cup per quart jar. I rinse that in a rice strainer, to get any dust off. I then add it to jars along with half a cup of water and about 1/8tsp gypsum. I give those a stir, add lids, foil and place them in the PC. I vent the PC for 10 minutes and then PC the jars for 3 hours at 15psi. Millet has a tendency to clump. To get as little clumping as possible, you need to shake them as soon as they're cool enough to handle with gloves/potholders. If you wait until they're cool, they'll be a major pain to shake and will have large clumps. That said. I've never had a problem with clumps colonizing. And I break them up by hand when I spawn. I use reusible stainless steel jar lids with a half inch hole drilled in the top with two .3micron filter patch stickers, one inside one outside.

How are you inoculating your grain? Are you using agar plates or going spores directly to grain? Also, where are you doing your sterile work? SAB? Flow hood? please don't say box fan with a filter :P
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>>2413552
Based big lez enthusiast
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>>2427212
>they're probably in any potted plants in your place
That's just it, the only thing I'm growing is the mushrooms, and it's only 1 tub at a time.

>How are you inoculating your grain?
So, I'm actually using bags, and I'm becoming extremely open to the idea of not doing that anymore.

Aggar PC'd in jar > Aggar colonized with liquid spore > Colonized aggar sliced with sterilized blade and dropped into oat PC'd grain bag of whole oats > Bag shaken at roughly 30 and 60% colonization > Bag dumped into tub with bulk substrate at field capacity > Did a casing layer on my successful run, didn't bother on this one after reading that it's not necessary > Leave it along until pinning > Fan morning and night > Harvest until exhausted > Dunk for 8 hours > Reharvest

Method of work is using a still air box, but I'm going to be dropping 600 or so soon to make a proper air flow hood. That said, it's really annoying watching videos of people explaining the process and talking about how easy it is. I've only ever bothered with GT's which are supposed to be on the easier side to grow. I've got some penis envy but I want to wait until Ive got the process down before I try those.
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>>2427255
I have a FFU 22in x 22in. It only cost me 500 with shipping. If you have the space, time and inclination you can build a 48x24 for about 600. If you have the money to drop, and you're sure this is something you definitely want to do, I highly suggest a flow hood or FFU.

But a SAB is all you need. As long as you're sanitizing it before each use and turning off AC and fans for an hour prior to doing your sterile work and allowing the air to settle.

It's very rare to get a grain ready culture from an inoculation plate. You should be transferring at least once. If I had to guess, that's one of your likely vectors of contamination.

I also suggest switching from bags to jars. Opening and manipulating bags in a SAB moves a lot of air around.

Heh.... If the videos you're talking about are on YouTube... Most of those guys are a joke. Terrible advice. Anyone telling you to throw spores into an uncle ben's bag should most likely be ignored. Shroomery.org and Mycotopia are where you want to go for up to date, proven mushroom cult methods.
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>>2427255
I also suggest unmodified 6qt shoe boxes. 1qt spawn to 2qt C/CV/CVG. Spread out your risk over multiple boxes. If one turns out bad the rest could still be good. Add 1.5qt sub and 1qt spawn, mix. Add last half qt sub on top. Place in your fruiting area with the lid flipped upside down. This is fruiting conditions. No need to clamp the tub to colonize, go right into fruiting. Mist only if necessary. Fan only if necessary. Neglect tek FTW.
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>>2411575
Lol you puritan grindset faggots are just as bad as the joe rogan types. Let people do what they want to do.
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>>2408722
Anon I can assure you that South Americans and Africans have propogated themselves enough on the east coast.
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>>2416728
>dies instantly
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>>2427299
>Shoe box
This always meant a plastic one right? Surely not a paper one. I've never seen a shoebox that wasn't made out of cardboard, and that seems like a questionable container for field capacity soil

>1qt spawn
Regarding this, what's the difference between using, say, .5 qt and 2 qt? I imagine it's that the more spawn you use, the faster the colonization, and the faster it colonized the less chance for competing organisms to grow, but I never found a source that said as much

>C/CV/CVG
Mind explaining what these mean?

>>2427298
>You should be transferring at least once
Also, what do you mean by this? Agar to another agar?

What kind of grain spawn have you been using? I like whole oats because of the availability, and I watched a video (I think it was boomer shroomer) where out of a few grains used, whole oats worked out really well. That said, I'm beginning to think they absorb a shit ton of water because I'm noticing in my spawn bags, the bottoms collect a bunch of water. Been thinking of adding some verm into it to soak it up, but I'd rather fix the problem in the prep stages. Either letting them soak too long or not drying them long enough.

Thanks for the help btw. I'm pretty confident that making the flow hood is going to be worth it to me. On top of really enjoying growing mushrooms over traditional plants, actually eating them has become more enjoyable to me than getting drunk by far. After experimenting with GT doses for a bit, I found that I'd rather just take 4g on a saturday and watch tv while being in good spirits and laugh my ass off while having no side effects instead of going to all the trouble of getting drunk. Don't really get anything spiritual out of it.
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>>2428996
>Shoe Box
Yes, plastic. Shoe box is just another name for a 6qt tub. Sterlite is the brand I use. I can buy them in sets of 6 for $10 locally.

>C/CV/CVG
Coco coir/coir and vermiculite/coir, vermiculite and gypsum These are the three most common substrate mixes used. Some folks swear by coir only others say the vermiculite adds a larger reservoir of water for the growing fruit. Gypsum is really a hold over from when growers were using peat and manure. Some say it's still beneficial in a C/CV blend.

>1qt spawn
You want at least a 2:1 ratio of substrate to spawn. You can add more sub 4:1 is another commonly used ratio. But I like 2:1 in shoe boxes. Less substrate will result in stunted fruits, as they don't have a good reservoir of water to pull from. More will take longer. If you have clean spawn, competing molds/fungus shouldn't be an issue.

>Transferring
Yes, agar to agar. The key to good grow is clean spawn. The key to clean spawn is a clean culture. It doesn't matter if you're inoculating your germination plate with spores from a print, swab or syringe. It's highly likely that contaminants will also grow. You want to select the best looking growth, away from any visible contaminants, from your germination plate and transfer a small(grain of rice) sample to a fresh agar dish. If that grows out clean even growing mycelium, you can cut wedged from that to transfer to grain. If it shows lots of uneven growth or ANY sign of contam, you'll want to transfer again, until you have a clean culture.
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>>2428996
>>2429306
I use Millet as my grain spawn. I've never used oats. I've read they have a tendency to hold onto bacterial toxins. The bacteria are killed in the PC. But any toxins they produced prior to being sterilized will remain. This can lead to areas of poor to no colonization. If your grains are soggy it could be that you're not drying them enough after soaking/boiling. The surface of the grains should be completely dry. If you've hydrated them properly, there is plenty of moisture on the inside of the grain. It can also be a sign that there are bacteria or molds present that are eating the grains. This usually results in mushy grains. The liquid at the bottom of your bags may also be metabolites. These are produced by the mushroom mycelium to fight off competition from incomparable mycelium cultures, bacteria or mold.
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>>2428996
This is a shoe box. Not my hand, not my photo.
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>>2429306
Now I see why everyone on /out/ hates shroomers. In all the /myc/ threads I've spoken to maybe 2 posters who weren't complete brainlets and knew their shit.

Read a fucking book and do some research dude. I cannot believe the bottom of the barrel noob-tier questions you're asking that you need spoonfed to you. Hell it's not even spoonfeeding, you're having anons chew the food for you and inserting a feeding tube down your throat at this point. You're either underageb& or plain old retarded. Learn to read a book or find a new hobby bro
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>>2430581
Meant for this post to be for this >>2428996
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>>2413522
Shut the fuck up
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>>2430581
seethe, cope, dilate, yada yada you know the drill
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>>2406835
The other guy who suggested inoculated vermiculite is right. Otherwise you can buy sterilized vermiculite and spores and inoculate yourself. After that you can try out with BR cakes and spores, but you need to sterilize everything really carefully, best to use a stillair box and a very good pressure cooker. For some reason since I moved to Germany I cannot sterilize as effectively as I could in Italy, where I had a 100% success rate with PF Tek. Here in Berlin I cloned mycelium onto agar disk made good grain spawn, but for some reason I almost end up with mold everytime. Any hypothesis on why?
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>>2431676
It sounds like you switched up your teks along with your location. You can inoculate pf jars in open air with a strong chance of success. Moving up to agar work requires a much higher level of sterile technique. A properly maintained and used still air box at a minimum. It's hard to say where you're weak areas are without more information. You're also in a different climate. There may be molds in your new home that weren't present or present in lower numbers in your old home.
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>>2431676
>>2431706

How do cakes perform vs tubs of bulk substrate? Seems like you wouldn't get nearly the same kind of volume out of them, but I guess that's kind of the point? As in they're smaller = easier to store/work with?
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>>2406835
the uncle ben tek is pretty easy and there are good guides. grow kits are the easiest though. look up reddits related to shrooms, r/shrooms or sporetraders or unclebens should get you started
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>>2431872
Only retarded Redditors suggest uncle bens. Don't be a retard, don't use UB, don't get your advice from Reddit!
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>>2431816
BRF/PF tek cakes/pucks are great for beginners. You may not even need to consider bulk If you're just growing mushrooms for yourself. If you want to grow directly from spores without using agar, PF tek is the way to go. The small size allows for fast germination and colonization. Much easier for the mushroom mycelium to out compete contaminants.
If you want to move up to a bulk substrait, you can shred PF cakes into a bulk sub. But you increase the chances of small contaminants hidden in the cakes coming out and ruining your grow. It's far better to learn agar and good sterile technique. With agar, you can inoculate sterilized grain. Grain spawn is easier to expand into a bulk sub, but you NEED a clean culture. Bacteria, yeast and mold will find a home and ruin your grow if they are present. This is why you need to transfer until you're sure you have a clean culture.
Note: Spores are dirty!!! It doesn't matter if it's a print, swab or syringe. The gills are exposed to open air when they grow. Mold, bacteria and yeast are microscopic and airborn. It is nearly impossible to get a 100% clean spore sample. They need to be cleaned up through agar transfer or put into an environment that is small enough that you can safely hedge your bet.
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>>2400097
I sometimes check mushrooms for blue bruising and purple gills but I've never sound any. I don't know what I'd do if I did find some, I'm too scared to try psychedelics.
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>>2432140
Cubes are pretty identifiable and more so by pictures than blue bruising or purple gills. There are many other mushrooms that have these traits, but I find cubensis to be quite iconic in look.
Try being a eurofag searching for Semilanceata, it looks like every other mushroom to exist unless you hold it to your face

>0WOOGA captcha

First time I took a full dose of psychedelics my entire vision was filled with Pepes and Wojaks and other memes, I realized how retarded I was lmao, it's pretty funny to be like 'woah so life is a fractal representation of paradox that manifests itself as love?' when the pattern of the curtains form into a pepe smiling at you

that was 4-HO-MET, it's the same chemical class as shrooms but a bit different and legal in my country (netherlands)

would not recommend acid (too long and stimulating) stick to Psilocybin and its analogues, they are sedating preventing you doing from dumb shit, and they last shorter. It's also more pleasurable when you don't feel like a tweaker due to a higher heart rate, once went for a run on a very low dose of acid and that was great though
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Smurf berries...
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>>2435224
Found a village of smurfs.... turns out those aren't hats...
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does anyone know a guy who sells this shit in mississauga, ontario? i've never even bought weed before so i don't know any dealer.
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>>2437150
Didn't Canada legalize them? Ask your bar tender. They probably won't have them, but they should be able to point you in the right direction...this is true of all drugs....unlesss you're a shitty tipper, then you're on your own.



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