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  1. Hello comrades, i was just curious as to the reason(s) why these mushrooms grew so funky... As you can see, they have super wavy stems which are almost completely hollow. As they grew, the stem eventually split open to reveal the hollow insides, and those that didn’t do this ended up with split stems upon being picked. Anyone have the issue before or know why this would happen? For the record: They were grown using BRF cakes that were shredded and combine with Coco coir & verm (50:50) and converted to bulk substrate in a mini plastic Tupperwar
  2. Hi everyone! I just did my first inoculation a week ago. We have zero growth thus far? Should I suspect the spores I bought were garbage or should I wait longer? If they are garbage, I'm wondering if I need to make all new cakes or should I buy new spores and reinoculate? I'm super bummed. The jars and cakes look exactly the same as they did the day we made them. Thanks for any help!
  3. PoliteHunter

    Monotub Noob

    I am going to try and grow a Monotub, I've read the guide and have some questions, dont know if there stupid or not haha. Knobbly have experience with jars. 1. It says to add a casing layer once the mycelium turns white, what does this mean? More Substrate? 2. After you make the substrate how do you inoculate it inside the tub? do you just inject it with syringes throughout the tub, if so how much do you need? Doesnt seem like it, i tihnk im missing something. If not syringes what do you use and how much do you need? 3. How much weight can you expect from one tub? Like a 1/2 pou
  4. So this is my first time growing and everything is going great so far. I'm on day 11 of fruiting and I am starting to see pinning. With that being said I just found some mold in one of my tubs and I'm positive I know what caused it. This got the ball rolling for me asking the questions I've been accruing since I began. I'm trying not to get too bogged down with perfection but I'm curious what other people do. Questions Is the black trash bag used during the spawn runs only purpose to block out light so the mushrooms know grow up? I believe I've seen people use black duct tape on t
  5. Hello Hello! This seems to be the best community for fellow cultivators! I want to say hello to everyone and also say from the start that I am always grateful for knowledge in any form! Yes I am a beginner but mushrooms have always fascinated me, I've done a lot of my own reading over the years, and more than anything now I want to learn from others who clearly know what they're doing. Soooo tips, questions, concerns, ideas, tricks, advice, suggestions, random comments, anything at all is not only welcome at all times but is greatly encouraged! Can't wait to start the journey it will def
  6. Hi all I'm new to mycology, I found these pictures on the net and I'm wondering if it's mould or new mycelium growth. The pictures say that they were inoculated on the 27th of January and are sitting around 25 degrees Celcius. Cheers Omes
  7. Are psilocybin mushrooms best consumed fresh, dried, or just personal preference? My uninformed observation might favor dry as it’s less mushroom volume to consume. Does the potency remain the same fresh or dry? Understanding that potency can vary, is there a known/standard amount recommended for consumption? Is it best to test the waters and build to a standard dosage when seeking a spiritual or conscience expanding experience?
  8. Hey guys, I am a new grower and I have a few questions about the monotub. I've read as many threads on monotub teks as I could before they all started to mesh together into an incomprehensible guide for my brain to understand. Ultimately, with some slight improvisation, I decided to use the monotub tek that Mush Zombie included in a guide describing 3 bulk growing techniques: https://www.shroomology.org/forums/topic/6-how-to-grow-magic-mushrooms-shrooms-in-bulk/ I've been reading a lot of old and new posts to get familiar with all of the terminology, so if there is a term that is questio
  9. Hi! This is my first post and Im so excited to have actually signed up and am now able to chat with you guys. I have gotten so much great information from wonderful people, just willing to share their knowledge.. thank you for that! anyways I started these jars (my first) 3 weeks ago and I've been questioning if this is cobweb mold or am I good to go? Some spots, like the pic, seem pretty wispy..? They aren't completely ready but I need to get the go ahead, or not, from some expert veterans before prepping them for the chamber! any feed back or advice would be very helpful and much a
  10. Hello! I’ve always thought mushrooms were cool. They’re like flowers almost! Recently, I’ve been reading everything I can get ahold of and doing lots of hunting and identifying. I’m interested in the medicinal uses of mushrooms and in psilocybin mushrooms. I’ve never tripped, but I have a grow in progress! I can’t wait to learn from everyone here and share what I learn!
  11. RocShaman

    Greetings People..

    Hi folks, I'm new here and new to growing but I'm not new to psychedelics in general, mushrooms included. I'm an older guy and haven't tripped a lot in several years but I never lost my love for the experience or have forgotten the places they've taken me and the insights they've shown me. Recently I ran across a few shrooms and it was beautiful time which got me to looking into maybe trying to grow a few. I always thought it was going to be a hard thing to do, I'd tried it when I was younger with no success whatsoever. But after reading this site and a watching some youTube vids I realized m
  12. DubTub is holding steady at 74 degrees / 98% Humidity. I pulled a couple jars to see where they are. All the jars appear to be growing roughly equally. Here are some pics of one of the GT & B+ BRF jars that were inoculated about 2.5 weeks ago.
  13. JerrySeinfeld

    Top Newb Mistakes

    Hey everyone, Im about to start a bulk dub tub and have been taking notes from reading here and going over the tek a ton before i invest in anything. I couldnt find a good thread listing out the top newb mistakes. From the vets, what are the things you notice are hardest to deal with at first; where everyone makes the most mistakes, as well as what you wish you were told (tips tricks) when you first started out.
  14. Well ok! Its been about 2 weeks since I've inoculated my BRF jars using Oven Tek. Thought I'd post a few pics for any other noobs that may be going thru their first cycle...(it works!) all the jars are starting to fuzz at all inoculated areas. Humidity is around 87%, Temp is around 78 F in tub Should I be getting excited? :o) Hawaiian, Azurescens , B+, GT & Ecuador - all strains are showing good hyphae branching. Any advice?
  15. Joe230991

    Stalled jars

    I have some jars that have seemed to stall out what can I do to get them going again?
  16. So I did all of my research on multiple sites and kept finding myself back here on shroomology.org. Love this site. I decided to start with the pf tek from this sight and researched, researched, and researched some more. I got all of my stuff together and used two different sponsors from this site for spore syringes. I started my cakes 9 days ago inoculation and all. Today, two of them are completely white and the other 4 are almost there; 2-3 days from it. I have been enjoying myself giving these beautiful fungi a place to grow and work their magic and thanks to all of you who have help
  17. So this is my very first LC 1.5 Pint Jar Light Corn Syrup Barley Malt Syrup (I have powder now for maybe a second one pending this one) PC'ed 90min@15PSI Cooled for 24 hours Innoc 05FEB - Kept at about 75F How is it looking? I swear it's like a game of second guessing yourself every night while reading forums. I worry it's sooo caramel yet. As I've read a bit the myc should be taking a bit of the color out.
  18. Hello guys! It took a lot to finally make an account on here. I'm very shy. But I did it! I've never had mushies or any other drug. But I hear it could help with depression and anxiety. I would rather take something natural than pills. But anyways, I've bought all the stuff i need other than the spores. (Any ideas on which strain to start out with?) Jars, bird seed, perlite, tubs for fruiting, heating pad, Plus an endless amount of sterilizing stuff, pressure cooker and so much more. I'm still debating on either trying to set up the jars myself and risk messing them
  19. sneakymortar

    Checking in

    Good morning, I've been a lurker for the last year or so, I've done a couple of teks with decent success. I'm looking forward to being a part of this community and learning a thing or two. Thanks for having me.
  20. Baby Trip

    Dr. Tripps Slave Girl

    Hey Everyone! So if you couldn't tell by the title, it's Dr. Trip's lady. I just put my first grow into incubation tonight. I started with 4 z-tubs, and I used the Cambodian strain. (one jar had B+ in it with the Cambodian, I'm a newbie and used a bit too much. So, we'll see what happens with that tub.) I've been waiting on registration to be open, and I'm excited to be here. I'll let you know how the grow goes!
  21. Howdy everyone, I am Ragnarok, 25 year old fella from Arkansas. New to the forums, have lurked for a while reading the various teks for growing, and finally decided to make an account. I am fairly new to psychedelics but very eager to learn all that the plant teachers have to offer. Also eager to get to know some new friends!
  22. Got my first set of jars incubating, just inoculated them and set them up! Used millet and milo mix in a NSNS method. Have a few questions for everyone! Love all the info on here, wouldn't have even got started without you guys! Has anyone ever used nyjer or thistle seed as a base? Why pressure cook everything? Wouldn't a nice long bath in standard boiling water be just as effective at sterilization - only a 20-35 degree difference?
  23. I'll try to make this short since I'm sure you all have heard the same thing a million times. So first off I'm using wbs. I prepped it by thoroughly cleaning and sifting the seed then adding boiling water to the bucket and cover for 90 min. I used this power cooker for sterilization which I'm worried might be why I'm not seeing any growth in my jars yet (it's been 5 days since innoculation with a spore syringe) and I used the steam canning setting at 13 psi for 120 min. After I put them in a tub over night. Covered with aluminum foil. The next day I inoculated in very clean conditions, na
  24. Hello, so this is my first try and cultivation and I'm worried something is wrong. About two days ago my monotub started producing these white puff balls? I don't know what it is I'm hoping it is something I can fix if it's not good. It's my first grow and I'm hoping I can produce something. I spawned on popcorn
  25. Hello. I am asking for advice please in clarifying how to identify contamination. I have a P.E tub. Colonized on WBS and spawned to a 16 or 18 qt tub with coco coir 50/50 verm. This tub was put to fruiting 5/5 and is looking good with the knotting and small blog formations. Yet I see a very very very small spot that looks either dark blue or dark dark green. I can't tell because it's so small. The tub smells fine. Everything else looks normal. My question is Will trich have a smell or something to differentiate from small bruising or the beginning of trich. Thank you. I appreciate your help
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