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Best conditions? Time of Year?
    #1187970 - 01/03/03 03:49 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Ok i am confused as hell. I live in Queensland Australia, a pretty warm climate, and i am baffled as to when these lil suckers will grow, Am i to understand the best time to look for shrooms is after rainfall? Because we just recently had a heap of rain, so i decided to go look, i think i found every other type of mushrooms and puff balls except the magical kind. Last year around april, after it rained i found hundreds and hundreds of the lil suckers.

Do they decide to grow when they feel like, it has been very hot recently, so is the hot weather effecting their growth at all?

What i have come to think is, the best conditions are around Autumn just after a bit of rain? Is this correct, i havnt found any for around 6 months. What have you found is the best conditions and time of year for shroom hunting?


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Chicken_Hunter]
    #1188110 - 01/03/03 04:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

In temperate regions the largest crops of mushrooms come up around the end of summer and beginning of autumn (weatherwise, not on the calendar). Assuming, of course, that the rain is there, too. The second largest fruiting (generally different species) is in spring around the time of the last frost for the spring.

In the tropics its usually a short time after rains following a dry period.


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Chicken_Hunter]
    #1188144 - 01/03/03 05:04 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but I think that Hunter needs to be looking for Psilocybe subaeruginosa, native to Australia. During the summer, mainly May through August.

You say you have been searching and searching with nothing more than puffballs? Just where exactly are you looking?

P. Subs can grow solitary to gregarious in complex habitats such as soils rich in woody debris, decaying piles of leaves and twigs, sandy woody soils, gardens and amongst bark chips from pine .



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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: cube421]
    #1188508 - 01/03/03 07:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

>somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but I think that Hunter needs to be looking for Psilocybe subaeruginosa, native to Australia. During the summer, mainly May through August.

Ok, I'll correct you.

Psilocybe cubensis and Copelandia cyanescens grow in Australia about this time of year, in cow pastures. It's summer there right now; remember the seasons are reversed.

Some time in April - May is when I'd expect to see the mushrooms which grow on wood: Ps. subaeruginosa, Ps. australiana, Ps. cyanescens, and Ps. eucalypta.


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: cube421]
    #1188512 - 01/03/03 07:48 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

>P. Subs can grow solitary to gregarious in complex habitats such as soils rich in woody debris, decaying piles of leaves and twigs, sandy woody soils, gardens and amongst bark chips from pine .

I just saw that, this is incorrect as well Panaeolus subbalteatus are dung and straw lovers. You will very rarely see them on wood chips or forest debris, if ever. Pan subbs are most likely to be found on horse manure, or decaying straw/grass clippings. You will sometimes find them in well kept lawns.


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Gumby]
    #1188538 - 01/03/03 08:01 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

well we own cattle so there is tonnes of cow crap, but no shrooms, we have had plenty of rain where i saw lots of different kinds of mushrooms, none of them were active, none stained blue whatsoever. Could it be too hot? because it has been around 35 degrees Celcius like the day after it stopped raining and a for a few days after.


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Chicken_Hunter]
    #1188961 - 01/03/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

well from what i hear the season down undrer is just begaining  :grin:
you should pm Bluemeanie and MagicRooms as they are near you . 


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Gumby]
    #1189384 - 01/04/03 06:25 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Hey Gumby what was the Only type of mush I was talking about in my Post? Psilocybe subaeruginosa, right?? I had P. Sub just for short because if I was talking about subbs like you Thought I was talking about then I would have at Least put down Pan Subbs like I always do. Of course you will rarely see them in wood chips and forest debris



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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: cube421]
    #1191093 - 01/04/03 09:44 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

My bad man, I thought somewhere in the middle of the post you switched over to talking about Paneolus... Sorry mang.


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Re: Best conditions? Time of Year? [Re: Gumby]
    #1191893 - 01/05/03 08:48 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

oh ok dude, thats koool.  Just wanted to get that straight-  :cool:  Happy New Year 


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