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Heres a pic of my new LC that is 12 days old. Should i let it go longer? Last time i used it after 7 days i think. Bought 5 grain jars instead of bags that i will be inoculating soon. I was also told by a friend who grows food mushies that i shouldnt have the top on the totes and fans them, that i should leave the tops totally off because them being in jars/bags then in a sealed tote is redundant and they wont breath well enough. She also recommended i leave on an indirect light source for like 10 hours a day or so to mimic real conditions. Thanks in advance!
Intriguing and harrowing case report of someone who injected themselves with mushroom (P. cubensis) tea...spores included. He nearly killed himself doing this, and was on ICU life support for multiple-system organ failure for some time. He had bipolar disorder type I and had been researching ways to treat his opioid dependence and depression, and was intrigued to give psychedelics a try.
One very weird take away from this: "...the species of mushroom he had injected was now growing in his blood". Not only did the mushroom spores survive boiling, but they germinated and started growing in his bloodstream according to this.
Curious about the wider evolutionary implications of this pertaining to the mushroom...given how tough and resilient mushroom spores appear to be, it calls into question the hypothesis put forward that psilocybin acts as a repellent...perhaps it more likely acts as an attractant. Makes me curious about the association of P. cubensis with bovine dung, perhaps bovines are ingesting spores and helping distribute them...I wouldn't put it past those crafty fungi.
Giancola et al. (2021) A “trip” to the ICU: intravenous injection of psilocybin. Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, In Press.
Thanks guys. I inoculated the LC via an agar wedge. Although the mycelium in the LC looked a bit lackluster, it does seem to be colonsing jars of rice/dung without issue. Time and heat definitely isn't an issue, the room the LC and grain jars are being stored in is nice and warm, and initial growth was rapid. Thank you for the recipe switch recommendation...I will definitely try this if I have issues.
Well, it looked like clouds flouting around and looked just like all the pics ive seen. The actual liquid was pretty clear. I dont have the LC anymore or id snap some. Ill have to buy more spores and do it again. The one bag that has a lot in it doesnt look like it has any contams. Bright white and theres no black or green or anything like that.