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  1. 15 points
    Recently, we have had complaints about people derailing threads where people are asking for help with general cultivation issues, with off topic conversation/irrelevant comments, and confusing misinformation. The administration and members of Shroomology recognize that this is a persistent issue on similar websites to this, and is a major reason why people do not participate on those websites, or even give any credibility to the information housed on those websites. Shroomology has long been known not to support misinformation, or people being obnoxious in threads, with irrelevant information/comments/conversation. In the past this has not been an issue, but with the member base growing in size rapidly, due to increased traffic, we have found ourselves in a situation where this is going to have to be put to an end. In the forums where people are posting topics asking for help (mainly general cultivation much less so in member grow logs since grow logs are not one topic specific), we ask that you remain on topic, and give sound advice to better help the member who asked for help from us, and users in the future who will be looking for the same answers to the same question. If you do not understand the tek they are using, do not confuse them with information from another tek, but instead try to help them with the tek they are using, unless it is somehow relevant and will help them understand what they are trying to do better. If your comments are irrelevant to the members topic, you will be warned. If you continue you will be banned. What we are asking is simple. If you are going to comment, please be helpful, and stay on topic. Members: If you post a topic asking for help, or answers to an issue you are having, and you find someone derailing your thread with irrelevant information/comments/conversation to the question you have asked, please feel free to use the REPORT button, to report the comment(s) to the mod/admin team, and we will gladly take care of the issue for you. This does not apply to any thread housed in the Upper Decker (the forum for everything off topic). If you would like to chat about off topic things, or whatever you like (generally speaking, use common sense), we have a chatroom, and the Upper Decker. Please use those forums for that. We would like Shroomology to continue being helpful to the many people who browse our topics and give credit to what is being said by the members here. What is posted in chat and the Upper Decker is not able to be viewed by guests.
  2. 13 points
    Finally some growth guys, only two cakes for now but 4 more coming here some earlier pictures and from this morning, one is pore but other one is insane!!!
  3. 11 points
    All these dmt extractions going on here recently of course makes me want to extract something too but since I have plenty of dmt xtals, why not do something I need a little more of. Harmala HCl xtals. The one problem with these damn phones is the camera's suck so its hard to capture these sometimes... Got xtal porn? Feel free to add to it And every now and then you get those one shots that captures the beauty of these xtals, enjoy!
  4. 11 points
    I want to share some major shifts that I've undergone in my life over the past few months. I'm writing this for a couple reasons. First, the use of mushrooms with the purpose of self-healing and growth, as well as the conversations with my ology friends, have played an integral role in the changes in my life. Second, this is the one place I can share my thoughts more openly than in any other area of my life right now. My wife will listen, but can only tolerate a few minutes before she's ready to change to something else. I can't be fully open with coworkers without the possibility of losing my job. And so on... A while back I had a trip and came to the conclusion that I really had no free will over the choices I make, not in the way that I always perceived that I made choices. I could see how all the parts of my past had played a role in all the decisions I had made. I could see my greatest mistakes and how they affect the people closest to me. And I realized that there was nothing I could have done to have had it any different. My worst decisions, I could not have NOT made those decisions. Whatever the reason (fear, selfishness, mental illness) doesn't matter, here I am in a shitty situation, and I've created an even shittier situation for my kids. I realized the only release from all this is death, and I was perfectly ok with that. But my death means that my kids, my wife, all the people in my life will suffer, some of them would suffer greatly, possibly affecting them negatively for the rest of their lives. I cannot do that to the people I care about. Since that time, I can tell that I've been insensitive to other people's problems, although I've kept that insensitivity to myself. I had lost purpose in my life. Now at the same time there have been other things going on. For many months I've been listening to various recordings of Alan Watts in my car when I'm driving around. In my opinion, he masterfully teaches the practical aspects of Buddhism and Hinduism without buying into some of the religious and superstitious parts. I had also spent a month listening to hours of Ram Dass, which were amazing, but seemed completely on the spiritual side. I also have been reading and listening to all kinds of information about Buddhism, psychology, religious beliefs, etc. Now all of this leads to my current state. I started a new job not long ago. In a strange way, I could almost see myself from outside myself as I went about my job and interacting with coworkers. Like I could see the role I was playing, but that role was not the real me. For the first time I can see people from completely new perspectives. I was never able to see people this way at any point in my life before. I can see clearly how some of my coworkers are living in fear, maybe fear of dying, maybe fear of losing their wealth or their stature. I can see how they are trying to find happiness by taking extravagant vacations or constantly buying new toys (TVs, boats, etc). I can see their agitation. And their moments of anger, maybe from feeling out of control. Then I see some of my other coworkers who have a peace about themselves. Two of them are older and have dealt with situations or illnesses that could have resulted in death. They don't have the agitated urgency that the younger people have. I realized last night that I care about not just my family, but also the people I spend my days with at work. I wrote many notes to myself how I can break the negative cycles and hopefully help the people around me to find peace: The only thing I can do is set myself apart. I need to act with compassion and not with fear. I need to meditate and I need to calm my mind. I need to be an example for my family. Everyone is my teacher. I need to calm myself and listen. When I read my notes back to myself, I realized that most of these are actually teachings or practices of Buddhism. After all the insensitivity and maybe depression I've felt, last night I found a part of myself deep within that wants to relieve the suffering of the people around me. The real me is bothered by causing pain to others. I've wondered, how do I get out of the rat race in life and still provide for my family? And how to do the right thing in the culture we live in that seems to require more and more material wealth? Every action I make needs to be a decision of compassion and love. If I lose every possession, it will be ok as long as the decisions that I make leading up to that are made with true compassion and love. The rest doesn't matter.
  5. 11 points
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    The last tray was harvested this morning. Side angle of the 4 dense areas. No flash was used on these last 2 corners to show how much shade they are giving the substrate.
  6. 10 points
    I recently received a spore syringe from Source of Spores, and noc'd 3 grain bags with 2-3cc of spore solution per bag, each bag had about 4-5 qt jars worth of grain in each of them. They were ready for a shake after only 1 week (about 20% colonized). A week after that they looked like they were 100% colonized. That was 10 days ago, and I am finally getting around to spawning them This was the fastest I have ever seen grain colonize from a MS syringe, especially a vendor syringe! Even when I make my own syringes, and they are clean, I don't get growth this fast. Thanks SOS for the awesome product!!! One bag was spawned last night and the other 2 will be spawned tomorrow when the substrate cools. Here are the remaining 2 bags that will be spawned tomorrow. Keep in mind they have looked the same like in the pics for 10 days now Strain is T2, which is the same as Koh Samui Super Strain (KSSS) I believe. I love me those Thai strains!
  7. 10 points
    So for a bit now I've been talking about trying the edible side of mush growing and finally have done it with pink oysters. There will be others coming soon (golden oyster, king oyster, reishi and lions mane). I will just add them to this thread as they come along. I used phishphan's wood substrate recipe, so far it has worked great. The only change I had to make was I used alder pellets because the store I went to didn't have oak pellets. I will get oak soon for next round. You can find his recipe here The first couple of pics was when they started bustin out of the bags, and then a couple days later. Anyways thanks for peeking!
  8. 10 points
    I live in the southwest US, the Sonoran desert. We have a diverse array of critters and shit. I will photograph as many as I can and post them here. But I also want to see the wild life in other areas so post your pictures and(or) stories here. Little fucking bastard squirrel in my back yard. He ate my peres-yote plant. I will fucken kill him.Baby owl I rescued at work. Great horned, but might be Pygmy come to think about it, they are more common. The most feared, a fucking rattlesnake, this one is a Mohave, the most deadly if you don't get antivenin in time.A rare Gila monster, I have seen 3 in person my whole life. Better off not to fuck with them, they are endangered and the fines are worse than getting bitten by the damn thing.For @PsychedelicTarantulas I saved this little guy from a parking garage just for you bud. Tarantulas are cool, poor things have an exoskeleton that will break if they drop from a short distance.(I see a lot of dead ones) This one almost had a blue tint and was feisty as hell, he was squaring up to me.Small centipede, about 5' they get pretty big but not big as in the tropics.Another dangerous one, most bees here are Africanized killer bees, they will chase and kill your ass for just walking by..Harmless bullsnake rescued and released. On his way to eat some pack rats. Bitch ass brown recluse, nasty little shits, even nastier bites. Skin rots off if left untreated. Orb weaving spider, Can't see it but the web is from wall to wall, the dumb green shit walked right into it. I thought the spider is not big enough to catch this but I found some dead husks on the ground so maybe. The scary but harmless "sun spider" "wind scorpion" solpugid. These suckers are lightning fast. This one was not, but it did scare the shit out of me literally when I sat on a toilet at a resort, the polished tiled floor made it slow cause the legs we slipping and sliding like a cartoon. He was under the toilet and circled the bathroom like 5 times. It was hilarious, I was finished by his first round, washed hands and opened the door, as soon as he touched concrete outside he was gone in a flash. I will be on the hunt for more critters to show. Thanks for looking.
  9. 10 points
    My cactus collection, just about everything is barley a year old. My three surviving lophophora williamsii, knocked over the pot 6 months ago had another 3 or 4 in there that where to small to survive the transplant, planted 100 seeds of these last night to make up for my loss. All my bigger peyote is just a hair under 1.5cm, hopefully they will start flowering after another year, Lophophora Williamsii var. Decipiens a year old Lophophora Williamsii var. Caespitosa planted a few months ago, going to get 20 or 30 more seeds to plant as these are very cool looking already. san pedro, a year, the taller ones are getting to 2 1/2 inches, grew half an inch in the month i was gone with no water, might have to repot by Christmas. going to start 20 more seeds from a different source peruvian torch year old, going to get a few seeds of these as well.
  10. 9 points
    I always throw contaminated and old substrates outside to see if they grow so i decided to go ahead and do a proper outdoor grow. I used clean golden teacher grain spawn and horse poop. I did not pasteurize the poo or treat it in any way . Just layered poop and spawn. Got it all wet and threw a handfull of hay on it. Yestetday i saw it was pinning. Yay.
  11. 9 points
    if you go to the canadian tire in toronto tell that young girl with the dyed red hair named kyla that works there I said shes a bitch
  12. 9 points
    I take no credit for this tek. I've been doing it this way since i started and my syringes are always clean. I am only posting this because there aren't many on here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To properly examine your spores, it is best to prepare them in an aqueous solution of sterile water. Mushroom spores are one of the most interesting microscopic anomalies of nature. Virtually invisible to the naked eye, the mushroom spore, once dropped from its fruit can survive outrageous environmental conditions in its path to reproduce. I’ve seen year old dried mycelium revived on agar, and both spores and mycelium frozen solid and still bear fruit. Make Your Own Syringes Items Needed 1. Spore Print 2. Sterile Baggie or shot glass 3. Scalpel/exacto knife 4. Sterile water 5. 10—12cc empty sterile syringes 6. Syringe caps 7. Syringe tips, 18 gauge 1.5 inches in length. 8. Alcohol 9. Alcohol lamp or butane lighter 10. Tape or labels It just stands to reason you would want to view your spores in their most viable state, as nature intended! To do this, your spores must be re-hydrated from their dried state. A recent print, under a couple months old, will re-hydrate in 12 – 24 hrs. A print a year or more old can take up to a week to re-hydrate to its most viable state. So let’s make a syringe. First things we will need are some 10 or 12 cc, clean sterile syringes. You can get these from most pharmacy stores or farm supply stores. You will also need some syringe caps/ and or syringe tips with a 1.5 inch needle tip. I prefer an 18 gauge needle for spore solutions. Next we will need a jug of distilled water and a small pot, metal or glass, not Teflon coated. Teflon retains oils and will release it into your nice distilled water. Depending on how many syringes you have, fill your pot with more than the amount of water to fill them all. If you are reusing old (but cleaned) syringes, be sure to have double the amount of water that is needed to fill the syringes. This will allow enough boiling water to rinse them at least once before filling. Bring your distilled water to a light boil for approximately 10 min. If you wish to add a suspension agent, now is the time. In my opinion it’s not really necessary for home use. Want a suspension formula? Try 4 drops a photographic wetting agent, and 4 drops of glycerin per 100ml of distilled water if you like. Open your sterile syringes and fill with the boiling water, cap, and let cool. If you are re-using cleaned syringes, I advise you to fill the syringe with the boiling water and discard it, at least once, before your final fill. Once your syringes are filled with boiling water, put them away to cool, until you’re ready to add your spores to them. Blanks (distilled water syringes) can be stored in a large freezer bag until it’s time to add spores to them. Ok… it’s time to add spores. Take your scalpel, or sterilized exacto knife, etc., and scrape a good amount of spores from your print into a sterile shot glass. Squirt one of your blank syringes into your spores, and suck it back up into your syringe. Repeat 3 times. You should now have a fairly dark, master syringe. Be sure to label it! Need more than one syringe? Squirt a cc or two of your master syringe back into the glass you just used and add 2 – 4 more blank syringes to it. Suck it back into the syringes, and you now have 4 diluted syringes for examining, and a master syringe of the same strain to make more in the future. Simple… yes, but if you want to be successful, be sure to practice sterile techniques. If you have a flow hood… use it! If not… Build a glovebox! Can't? Turn your furnace or any fans off 30 minutes prior to working Clean your work area and wipe down with disinfectant or a diluted bleach solution. Be sure to sterilize your tools, syringe tips, etc etc, with alcohol, and flame sterilize often.
  13. 9 points
    You've obviously never had a successful grow Edibles are delicious and fun to grow, actives are magical and sacred, and are fun to grow. I think most people in this hobbie grow for fun or for personal fruits, but you can make a living growing edibles if it's on a large enough scale. You make money, and provide delicious healthy food for your community, which can be grown on by-products such as coffee grounds, sawdust, corn husks, etc.
  14. 9 points
    I had an old grow log: My beloved mushies, it got lost somewhere so here's part deuce. I started my journey by chance 18 months ago. Came across some mushrooms out of the blue, had not done them in 16 years prior to that. I was hooked, being a gardener, I decided to grow them. I miss brf cakes, lol. My last grow was like 6 months ago, Matias Romero. I went with new grains (cheap whole oats). I had troubles with tam, and I had trouble dialing in the moisture and nsns tek. Finally got it down somewhat. First pics is my last flush of MR. 7/29 I nocced some oats with AA+. On 8/2 I nocced some jars with A+. Also one jar each of P. Cyan brazoria and PE. First growth in 4 days for AA+ jars First growth in 4 days for A+ jars. AA+ did well but after first shake, 5 of 6 tammed out. (My bad, pc'd micropore tape, it became solid and caused a vacuum.) You know what went wrong after it happens. The brazoria jar was a dud(old LC) but I have a fresh swab to play with later. The PE showed growth but very little. The A+ did better: On 8/19These jars had poly, tyvek or micropore tape(applied after pc). On 8/25 I nocced another 5 jars of oats with AA+. The PE jar is showing better growth: On 8/26 I got around to cooking some sub and making some trays. Made 2 medium trays and 2 mini-trays of A+. Made one mini-tray of AA+.Trays on 8/31, they are colonizing well, I noticed one had too much moisture. I like the trays I use because the clear lid catches all the extra condensation, I can tilt the tray, pinch a corner and let water out. I did this to tray that was too wet. You don't get this chance when there's foil directly above the substrate in a larger tub. Fingers crossed, it's been a while. Next I case and place in FC. I just received 3 LC syringes, PE Uncut, KSSS and ATL #7. So I bought a bag of Pennington classic WBS, these never let me down and I'm bitter with oats. Got 14 jars in the PC now... more to come.
  15. 9 points
    You call that a great flush Tump ?? That looks like crap to me and nothing I'd be proud to post. You got 3 or 4 elephant ears creating a "canopy"that are good for mulch and nothing else, and the rest aren't much to crow about either. I see wide open space that won't support primordial growth because that sub is likely "barked over" Likely a second flush and certainly junk after that. Lemme see you take an uncased sub 4-5 flushes deep. Heres a cased sub of APE of mine from a couple weeks back and the second flush couple days ago. Notice the polyfill spacer for the shrunken sub. My cased subs will destroy your uncased subs 100% OF THE TIME, NOT 95%. Hahahaha Nice try though. I guess everyone's idea of good flushes is different. This is Shroomology, we don't settle for second best here! We're like the Harvard University of Mushroom Cultivation. I do exactly the same and will never do anything different anymore.This is a perfect time of year to get Jiffy Mix in the little gardening aisle,at your local larger pharmacy at 75% off. I do it every year.
  16. 9 points
    I know my FC is not really dialed in the best yet, but I must be getting close. I found one pin in each tray. the first pin is right at the edge on tray 1: The pin in tray 2 is in the middle: So getting there...just need to keep working at it.
  17. 9 points
    So it looks like the flies only got the one tray, phew. The manure based tray still isn't pinning, and the ryegrass seed PF jar is showing its first few pins. The first flush from the remaining coffee coir tray was not so impressive, but I've noticed the first flush is usually a little weak with these.
  18. 9 points
    Alright, It's time to call this grow done. I found blue mold starting in tub 1, tub 2 still looks fine but both weren't producing much this flush, they were bigger fruits but just fewer. So I'm quite happy with the results and they definitely went beyond my expectations for a mexicana strain in a ztub. So this is last pics of fruits and I'll post final combined weight after these last ones are dry! Thanks for watching everyone
  19. 8 points
    Ok since a lot of people have been my support and assistance on being a newbie.keeping faith in me and giving me tips.thanks ror believing in me. So here are pictures of my first two cake's I harvested .
  20. 8 points
    Hi guys haven't did a thread lately so figured I would throw one up to share what I have been up to .this isn't a grow log per say but I'm hoping to add to it.the pans jams and Jalisco are def hard ones so may just be sharing what I think went wrong . I would like to thank don shadow for the Jalisco and I think the pans are mush flush Guadalajara I think are from Houston maybe it was printed in a jar I was skeptical but works a treat. been awhile and I don't keep names for security.if I got it wrong yell and I will credit you. Jalisco from spores Pan jam a sector transfer and pe pan jam and pe as u can see I have malt particles like usual! I have tried letting it sit in 24 hours straining it and still it falls out of solution! It works well just harder to spot tams .pepan jamsoakridgeaa+ Guadalajara from multi spore grow . I know it's not great ! I'm working on my greenhouse and wasn't getting enuf evaporation.second should be better .this was the strain of my first experience with mushrooms .they were great .laughed my ass off.u can see I loped off some tops for prints . First time using oats so I would love some input on moisture.they are cheaper then birdseed and prep is a breeze.
  21. 8 points
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  23. 8 points
    I thought that the first couple pins aborted, but they're just slow. Got a third pin today.
  24. 8 points
    Well here I am. My first fruits coming out. I feel like a proud parent. And I could not have done it without you guys. Especially @El_Piraña you helped me and answered a lot of questions. Shroomology, you are awesome.
  25. 8 points
    Can't see it very well, but pins are beginning to pop up everywhere!
  26. 8 points
    Find something outside and try to grow it inside. That's always fun.
  27. 8 points
    I'm looking for a different experiential quality Gonna shake 5 more jars today. Like usual I've overdone it, I need multiple fruiting chambers to fit all the trays that are coming
  28. 8 points
    I'm just a couple years older than you. Technically you ARE part of the older generation. Go stare at a teenager and watch them call the cops on the creepy old dude We don't do the dumb shit here. Yes this website is for more mature people. The kids go to the shroomery where they can be obnoxious and get the attention they crave.
  29. 7 points
    Pins from the Cambo dub tubs... I'll probably only get one flush off of these because the AA+ tubs go into fruiting this weekend and I'm running out of tubs.
  30. 7 points
    Sup guys, been awhile since I've been around needed a break. Going to try some small batches and see if I can figure out what was causing my contams this round. Anyhoo it's good to be back around
  31. 7 points
    The Cambo in the FC is looking pretty good...
  32. 7 points
    Success has been achieved ! We got big time fruits here baby !! Of course I couldn't get this tub to fruit indoors in the summertime, without the big changes in temperature required ,to induce fruiting. The end result is the same as far as I'm concerned. Lots of homegrown edibles Woot woot I'll get another photo up tomorrow just before I pick em. They oughta be huge by then
  33. 7 points
    I have 104 jars in my sterilizer I left cooked for a week. I'm take 25 out and cooking the rest again right now, take 25 out and cook again spread over a week to see how each groups grows
  34. 7 points
    Me and a few buds like to trip balls. That's why I do it anyway.
  35. 7 points
    I still have access to last years trimmer that I gave to a friend / patient. Which for $300 is actually a really good trimmer to have. I'm actually thinking about buying another one as a spare and to loan out to patients, this year the price was lowered to $275. As with any wet trim machine the trick is to run it fresh. The fresher the better, we normally cut off branches and load them in buckets with 4" of water. This keeps them fresh as possible till they can be processed. This other machine we bought a few weeks back, with the help of a family member. The centurion pro is capable of processing 8 wet pounds every 10 minutes if you have enough people bucking to keep up with it. This is why I've been looking into bucking machines. They cost big bucks but there is a local company making a version similar to the mother bucker for $3,500. I'm quite certain that I can build a similar model myself for around $350 dollars per machine. It's a really simple design and all the electronic materials can be purchased off eBay at a decent price.
  36. 7 points
    What a coincidence ... Idk bro, I ALWAYS case my Cubenses subs.if it's dried up and shiney, it might be a loss already. It's a sign that your mycellium surface is dead. Have your hyphal knots changed at all? Gotten bigger? Or no change in a day or so? The yellow droplets and coloring is metabolytes , and a sure sign that your mycellium is suffering. You can use straight verm if you must , but if you can get your hands on a bag of Jiffy Mix, to mix with the verm , you'll be much better off. But our resident expert on uncased subs, Tump , should certainly know how to solve your troubles !! You may be able to "rake" the surface with a clean fork, case it and hope for the best.IDK. Sorry I can't be more help. The bluing is bruising, but not a real concern at this point Please , always case you Cubenses substrates. I can't take anymore pathetic looking uncased substrates that give you one or two fruits. , if one is lucky.It's tragic to get that far successfully, only to throw it all away by not casing.
  37. 7 points
    You do need to incubate your substrate, otherwise it's probably going to tam because it did not colonize fast enough. 77-82 is okay. I try not to go above 80 these days, though.
  38. 7 points
    I'm slow as hell but finally cased the three small Mexicana trays. Pics of each before and after casing: the third one had a little extra moisture pooling.
  39. 7 points
    Holly cow, @Mushinist Those look incredible. I wonder what it looks like Inside of the jar. FINE looking xtals right there @phishphan I'm sure glad I was able to watch you do them Here's my favorite pic of my xtals... The back story on this pan is kinda boring though. It's just a bunch of xtals I cleaned up with my Clean "em Up tek. I did almost nearly shit a brick when I pulled it out of the freezer though.
  40. 7 points
    At sisters wedding and found this walking drunk to find this walking down a path. And eat it at party. And took tissue sample to try to grow at home which looks weriod at a wedding.
  41. 7 points
    Could be, i used to carry a ph meter when i was looking so i could check. It was junk though, i never trusted what it said. My wife and I spend hours in the woods hunting morels. We have had some decent hauls over the years, but usually a dozen here and there. She showed her grandma a picture of one last year, and this spring she said I think the mushrooms you look for are by my mailbox. She's 85, I said sure she does, she just saw a mushroom and said it was what we look for. We weren't finding much in the woods, and my wife said stop by my grandmas and see what she's talking about. Sure as fuck, more morels than I've ever seen in one spot. A little 4' strip of grass between two driveways. By a old dead ash stump. This is less than a 1/4 of what was there. If I would have went the day she told us, they would have all been fresh, most were to burned up to pick.
  42. 7 points
    These have only been in fruiting for three days, but I'm just too excited. The muc still looks healthy, it's hard to tell in the pics but the myc is eating through the casing. Pics of both trays:
  43. 7 points
    Hey Gents, Looks like all your info and words of wisdom has paid off. I actually have something growing, it's not much but it's a step in the right direction after the cobweb (or whatever it was) disaster. So I have 3 z-tubs in fruiting at the very moment. 1 of the tubs has produced some mush! 1 of the tubs grew just 1 mush, a single lone survivor. the last one still isnt showing a damn thing, hopefully with some more tender love and cursing it might grow something, and with some help from you guys of course. These pictures are going to kind of suck because they are taken through the plastic. So, now onto my usual barrage of questions. In tub 1 (the one with the few mushies), the casing seems to have pulled away from the tub and now my mushies only seem to be side pins. Can I save this by misting or something? in tub 2 (single lone ranger) where the mush grew a bunch of myc grew through the casing layer and the mush sprouted from that but nothing else seems to be happening. thoughts? in tub 3, nothing is going on but the top tub is dry, should I mist? and for all 3 tubs, after I harvest what is already growing should I expect a second flush? If so what is the process for rehydrating my sub in a z-tub? That's all my direct questions, but any other off the wall random help or tips are always appreciated!
  44. 7 points
    The first ones out was of course all 4 of the Cambo jars... 3 dubs 1:3 and 2 small tubs 1:2 for the FC test...
  45. 7 points
    Ok I mixed all the pulls in the dish and let it evap. I had a feeling the last pull was a little too hot and the naph got dirty. 3 days of evap I got some nice crystals but yellowish, will have to be cleaned up. cant wait to see it completely dry.
  46. 6 points
    I wanted to try psychedelics for a very long time and couldn't find anything easily. So I decided just to grow my own. Took at least a year for my wife to be ok with it, then I was all in! lol once I started I fell in love with growing them, it's truly amazing!
  47. 6 points
    Cased grains would have the lowest biological efficiency of them all. Grain spawn is a horrible substrate esp for large mushrooms like cubes. Because it does not hold much water. The more water the sub can hold the more mushrooms the myceliums can produce. This is why rez effect is far superior to cased grains. Because of the vermiculites ability to hold water. I don't need to make teks for this, because I would never recommend such a waste of time. Biological efficiency is already factored into my teks. Pay attention to my substrates that I have found to be the best. I'm all about being cheap and DIY. You don't see me growing cubes in greenhouses and whatnot. I've always kept it simple, so that people get the most bang for their buck. Talking about biological efficiency is not something that I would add into any of my teks. They are geared for noobs. Go back to the first time you googled "how to grow shrooms" in your mind. Some technical details have been omitted for those people because they already have so much to wrap their heads around. This is why open source mushroom cultivation websites are dangerous because when they want to know about the technical details they are met with much misinformation, which is simply misinformation parroted by people who really have no idea what they are even talking about, and are just parroting MISinformation from someone else that pretended to know what they're talking about... When really they needed to see a psychoanalyst about that need for attention and social acceptance.
  48. 6 points
    Yup, a beautiful post El P. This is basically what the psilocybin experience has shown me over the years. That what's most important is to be of service to others,strive to be loving and kind to those we encounter daily. And if you're a real dick, I just avoid you. No need to let that negativity influence my behavior in any way. Go be a dick over there, cuz I can be the worst dick you've ever seen if need be.Ive keep that under control pretty well these days. No road rage at all for example. I actually went and got an Associates degree in a field pertaining to helping others ,not long ago. Did incredibly well in school I might add lol. I was at a point in my life where I felt that I was missing the true meaning of why am I here? The comedowns of Mush studies would show me things that I couldn't ignore. As if the Mushroom Gods were offering me the direction to head in. I was fortunate that the ideal circumstances were set in place for ME to pursue that path after a long career in a trader (school tuition funding, extended unemployment benefits ,financial and household stability etc ). It seemed I was being led in a direction to make an impact in the lives of those less fortunate, (at about half the rate of pay I had been accustomed to for many years.) Thats when the true inner peace really began to develop, and my true purpose in life had shown itself. But an unseen life change came about that forced me to go back to my trade full time and cut back my hours in my new field to just a few a week, which I've continued to this day. Now I'm at a new checkpoint in my life,with the opportunity to pursue my new field to a much greater degree in the hours I choose. I've closed the door on my old career for good now, and the circumstances are all in place to help me do what I'm supposed to do.... be of service to those I can help on a daily basis. THATS WHERE THE TRUE HAPPINESS LIES for me. It just comes so naturally now, and gives me a great feeling of Purpose. I initially came to this hobby in a quest for self enlightenment and it's expanded far beyond my wildest dreams.Getting fugged up was not the goal. I'd given all that up years earlier when I was a pretty bad guy. I've lived the High Life and I've lived as a Low Life.I like this end of the spectrum a lot better. Im no saint, but I'm light years a better man than I was.I wouldn't be the person I am today without psilocybin and Shroomology showing me the way. Thanks for letting me share this in your space here brother, and maybe it might provoke some others to ask themselves about this kind of stuff..... how to find the source of true happiness imo.
  49. 6 points
    I have searched for what cobweb looks like and I am still unsure. This is my first time working with spawn.
  50. 6 points
    Here are 2 Pan grows I have done.
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