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I had a harvestable amount of sclerotia form at the perimeter of a Tai-KS casing of millet:ryegrasseed:hoffmans 1-1-1: vermiculite. The sclerotia yield was two grams dried, and the fruit yield was 3 grams dry after two flushes, and then contaminants set in.
There were literally hundreds of tiny sclerotia all over the perimeter, but the majority were way to small to harvest. A couple reached the 1/4 inch + mark.
the sclerotia are softer then mexicana or tampanensis, but the large ones were firm enough to stay together until dried.
Very strong bluing. More then the tampanensis sclerotia.
This is the first sclerotia formation I have observed in the casing of any of the Copelandias. A few of the other strains produce them on agar, but not to a harvestable amount.
I think I may try and put the tai-ks on straight ryegrass seed and see if any will form invitro, ala mexicana/tampanensis.
Ive also seen Lipa Yai form Pseudosclerotia , and have seen P semilanceata form true sclerotia
I think the formation of Scelrotia amongs grassland species will turn out to be more common that is currently known - and as we see with Pans it may be certain regional variants that do it while others dont
Great stuff So have others had the same experience as me with Scelrotia forming from Psilocybe semilanceata? It was from a print i received not long ago from Scotland. I never cloned the sclerotia it but the culture and prints are prob somewhere It certainly suprised me. Yields were good too Never ate them though and they went bad cos i didnt dry them fast enough - so i threw them out in the yard- who knows i might get lucky in Winter
nope. completely forgot about that one. That was definetly a tampanensis.
These sclerotia are real white compared to the mexicana and tampanensis. And they turn solid blue when handled. Large ones are like 1/4 inch wide at the widest part. the small ones are like BB's for a BB gun, and they are everywhere around the perimeter of the casing.
No I used six of seven jars to inoculate a mixed compost and they succombed to contamination. The one I have left is clean, but I have been to lazy to use it to generate more spawn, it is this remaining jar that looks to be forming sclerotia, possibly.
I probably will just use it to make fresh jars and try and fruit from ryegrass seed.
Wish me luck!!!
I had no luck finding a substrate the caerulescens would even colonize. Sorry Club99 if your are still around. They just grew for a while and stalled on every grain i tried. I need to go back to the print for a new isolate.