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OfflinePhyl
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Growing ps. pseudocyanea
    #1905251 - 09/11/03 02:28 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

It's a while since I've been able to grow anything due to not living in a 'shroom friendly' household, but in two weeks I'm off to pastures new where I'll be free to explore all things mycologic to my hearts content.  So, excited by this prospect I was looking through my box of tricks today and came across a ps. pseudocyanea print I took about a year ago.  And thus my first project is born :smile:

Information on this species seems to be VERY thin of the ground.  I don't even know if they're safe to consume, so my motivation is more curiosity than to produce anything for eating. Having said that though, they could possibly have potential as they are EXTREMELY blue, but the blue doesn't seem like the usual psilocybe blue as it has a greenish tint to it, especially as they dry out.  The parents of this print look like this:



I was wondering if any of you have any information on this species? Do any fo you know if cultivation has ever even been attempted? At the moment I'm completely in the dark, although I assume it will prefer cooler temperatures as it grows in the UK in the Autumn.

My plan at the moment is basically to try and cover as many variables as possible. I am planning to start a number of plates and keep them at a range of different temperatures, and then transfer to a number of different subtrates and basically see how it goes.  Any hints, tips or suggestions from anybody would be very much appreciated.

If I have any success with this I'll make prints available to anyone whose interested. 


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: Phyl]
    #1905267 - 09/11/03 02:30 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Are they active? How many prints do you have left?


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: theshiftingwalls]
    #1905286 - 09/11/03 02:33 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: theshiftingwalls]
    #1905320 - 09/11/03 02:37 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I do not know if they are active. All I really know about them is that they're closely related to ps. aeruginosa and ps. caerula and stamets says they are 'A likely candidate for activity'.

I only have the one print at the moment, which is about a year old but they should be appearing around here in a few weeks, so hopefully more prints will be available.


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: Phyl]
    #1905351 - 09/11/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Awesome. You should see if there active :wink:.


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: theshiftingwalls]
    #1905955 - 09/11/03 04:24 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)


One of my mates fruited Ps. subaeruginosa indoors and he said I should be impressed.
Psilocybes are not my forte, as i dont grow/consume anymore, but those look a wee bit like a Cortinarius.
Im not challenging your ID im just butting in.
Good on you for trying something tricky and just for interest.
Hope you get some success.


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: walk]
    #1906715 - 09/11/03 07:49 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks, I'll let you all know how it goes.

I'm pretty certain that these are pseudocyanea. There was a bit of a debate as to whether they were cortinarius when I first found them, but they do not have the cobwebby veil after which the cortinarius genus was named. This link also confirms their identity: http://www.nifg.org.uk/species/atlas2.htm?item=21666


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Re: Growing ps. pseudocyanea [Re: Phyl]
    #1906877 - 09/11/03 08:36 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I agree with your ID as pseudocyanea, it is quite distinctive. But most authorities would now place this species in Stropharia, not Psilocybe. This taxon is very close to Stropharia aeruginosa and a few others. I've grown many members of this group (including the mysterious and very attractive Stropharia aurantiaca) and they are not at all trippy, taste bad, and the gluten, if not totally washed off, gives you a stomach ache. Follow cultivation teks for other autumn fruiting woodchip mushrooms and you may get results, although I could only get them to fruit sporadically.


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