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Psilocybe Cubensis Growth Parameters
    #1728469 - 07/18/03 08:01 PM (18 years, 4 months ago)

I was PM by some newbies to post this so here it is I hope this helps


Psilocybe Cubensis Growth Parameters

taken without permission from

Paul Stamets and J.S.Chilton: The Mushroom Cultivator

If you want more information (and there is plenty!), go buy the book ::


Mycelial Types: Rhizomorphic to linear; whitish in overall color but often bruising bluish where injured.

Standard Spawn Medium: Rye grain. See Chapter III.

Fruiting Substrate: Rye grain; wheat straw; leached horse or cow manure; and/or horse manure/straw compost balanced to a 71-74% moisture content.

Method of Preparation: See Chapters III, V, and VI. Pasteurization achieved through exposure to live steam for 2 hours at 140?F. throughout the substrate. Straw or Compost should be filled to a depth of 6-12 inches. Straw should be Spawned at a rate of 2 cups/sq. ft.

Spawn Run:

Relative Humidity: 90%.

Substrate Temperature: 84-86 ?F. Thermal death limits have been established at 106?F.

Duration: 10-14 days.

CO2: 5000-10,000 ppm.

Fresh Air Exchanges: 0 per hour.

Type of Casing: After fully run, cover with the standard casing whose preparation is described in Chapter VIII. Layer to a depth of 1-2 inches. The casing should be balanced to an initial pH of 6.8-7.2.

Post Casing/Prepinning:

Relative Humidify: 90 + %. Substrate Temperature: 84-86?F.

Duration of Case Run: 5-10 days.

CO2: 5000-10,000 ppm.

Fresh Air Exchanges: 0 per hour.

Light: Incubation in total darkness.

Primordia Formation:

Relative Humidify: 95-100%.

Air Temperature: 74-78 ?F.

Duration: 6-10 days.
CO2: less than 5000 ppm.
Fresh Air Exchanges: 1 -3 per hour.

Light: Diffuse natural or exposure for 12-16 hours/day of grow-lux type fluorescent light high in blue spectra at the 480 nanometer wavelength. (See Chapters IV and IX).

Cropping:

Relative Humidify: 85-92% [Cased Beds]

Air Temperature: 74-78 ?F.

CO2 : less than 5000 ppm.

Fresh Air Exchanges: 1 -3 per hour.

Flushing Pattern: Every 5-8 days.

Harvest Stage: When the cap becomes convex and soon after the partial veil ruptures.

Light: Indirect natural or same as above.

Yield Potential: Average yields are 2-4 Ibs./sq.ft. over a 5 week cropping period. Maximum yield potential has not been established.

Moisture Content of Mushrooms: 92% water; 8% dry matter.

Nutritional Content: Not yet established.

See: Longevity


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Re: Psilocybe Cubensis Growth Parameters [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1728489 - 07/18/03 08:05 PM (18 years, 4 months ago)

i read that in the faq somwhere


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Re: Psilocybe Cubensis Growth Parameters [Re: george castanza]
    #1728495 - 07/18/03 08:08 PM (18 years, 4 months ago)

I knew I was going to get alot of that "it's in the FAQ" or "newbies should check the FAQ" thats why didn't really want to post this


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