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How do I cultivate Panaeolus cyanescens?
Panaeolus cyanescens (Pan cyan) is the next logical step once you've grown Psilocybe cubensis using bulk methods.
Panaeolus cyanescens has a similar temperature range as Psilocybe cubensis e.g incubate at 80°F and fruit at 75°F so no real changes are needed in your equipment set up. It should also be noted that Panaeolus cyanescens mycelium is not quite so thick as Psilocybe cubensis so it will appear more wispy and cottony.
The standard technique:
1. Prepare grain spawn. Inoculate either with spores directly or using agar and incubate at 80°F.
2. Spawn the colonized grain to pasteurized straw and/or dung and incubate at 75-80°F.
3. After it´s colonized case with a thin(max 1/2 in) casing layer.
4. Fruit as you would fruit Psilocybe cubensis at around 75°F. Don´t spray the casing anymore after you see pins.
Modified dung containing PF tek substrate by BJ:
Mix for 10-12 half pints:
5 cups vermiculite
3 cups manure
10 tblspns BRF
1.5 - 1.75 cups water
Fill your canning jars, sterilize for an hour in a pressure cooker and inoculate
via the PF tek
method. Once your substrate is fully colonized, crumble
and case with 50/50 .
Since the manure is already added to your substrate, there is no need to spawn with manure and risk contamination in this step.
Just place your cased substrate into your humidity chamber and watch them grow!
Panaeolus Species Cultivation
Another tek by Una:
Making Panaeolus Substrate (Pictorial)
Also check out the grow section on Panaeolus cyanescens.