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how to grow mushrooms the easy way

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by canndo, Feb 16, 2013.

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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, read the whole thread minus the troll crap, love it. I originally bought spores a couple years back with the intent to do the pf Tek method but I kinda lost interest until I saw this thread. I'm going to do 12 jars just like the op said but I'm doing 6 with the old spores(just to see if they are still viable) and 6 more with new spores I have on order. And I have taken nice marmots advice and built a Sab for inoculation. also thanks for the pressure cooker advise on keeping the water as low as possible! First sterilization ended up having to much water in the bottom of the jars so had to lay it all back out on the towel and PC it a second time. They looked much drier (no water on the bottom of the jars) so I inoculated last night. Not sure if water got into the jars from the PC or if they were to wet when I put them in the jars. How long do you guys dry your corn on the towel? Wish me luck!
     

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    nicemarmot

    nicemarmot Active Member

    overnight drying of the par-boiled popcorn on towels has been sufficient for me in my climate
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Well the old spores don't seem to be doing anything, could be that I have to much moisture in the jars. But the second attempt is successful thus far, all 6 jars are growing white fuzzy mycelium! It's been a couple days since I first spotted the growth so I just shook the jars. Exciting in a slow way lol.
     

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    Voidling

    Voidling Well-Known Member

    I'm looking to try soon. Where did you get spores?
     
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    OG Jewish connissor

    OG Jewish connissor Well-Known Member

    Talk to me about growing these Cubensis?
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Day 8, looking good so far. Had to shake 3 jars up because they were not colonizing as fast, didn't shake em well enough the fist time I guess. Seems like the glove box made the success rate 100% so far. No signs of contamination!
     

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    frica

    frica Well-Known Member

    Yes, but you do have to steam for longer.
    2 hours to be safe.
     
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    donando

    donando Active Member

    This is fairly interesting. I've never done shrooms but have been trying to find someone who knows lol but I decided to check out this thread because I obviously know very little about it. What I do know about is asbestos. This vermiculite substrate... Is this the same asbestos ladden vermiculite no longer used for insulating?

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    frica

    frica Well-Known Member

    Asbestos stopped being a concern in the 90s for new vermiculite.

    Nowadays the mines are being tested for it so it's safe.
     
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    OG Jewish connissor

    OG Jewish connissor Well-Known Member

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    OG Jewish connissor

    OG Jewish connissor Well-Known Member

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    OG Jewish connissor

    OG Jewish connissor Well-Known Member

    http://sporeworks.com/psilocybe-cubensis-spore-syringes
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Time to case this one?
     

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    nicemarmot

    nicemarmot Active Member

    Yep
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Thanks nicemarmot!
     
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    Voidling

    Voidling Well-Known Member

    Once sterilized, how long can a mason jar sit? I had been looking for a pressure cooker so someone gave me one for Christmas. It's an 8 in 1 electric digital 6 quart. So it'd be great for me to cook with but not sure how many jars it would hold at once. Debating on returning for larger basic one though it'd be less useful for cooking.

    I'm only wanting enough mushrooms for two people to try a big trip for depression and anxiety like the recent released studies. And then Micro dosing if needed after.
     
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    mo841

    mo841 Well-Known Member

    I would return it and get a bigger regular pressure cooker. I don't see the limitations of a regular pressure cooker would be for cooking, I cook all kinds of shit in mine
     
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    Voidling

    Voidling Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll go see what they have I can go exchange for.

    If for no other reason this 8 in one is electric and digital with all the fancy timers and stuff. I'm pretty bad about forgetting I have food cooking when I get side tracked, and that's when I'm sober
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Look in the canning section if you can't find it with the pressure cookers, that's where I found mine at Walmart.
     
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    nicemarmot

    nicemarmot Active Member

    This is the pressure canner I own.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Presto-23-Qt-Pressure-Canner/2625289

    It fits 6 each of the 32 oz. jars that Canndo describes in his method. It's $95 at Walmart and I believe I picked it up for $75 at Restaurant Depot.

    I've used it countless times over the last 2 years and all the gaskets/valves are still going strong. Replacement parts are available online as well from the Presto website. The product should last a lifetime and is a good investment - no frills, no electronics, easy to use.
     

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