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Hunting tips for PNW
    #22166362 - 08/30/15 10:18 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

So I am a novice and have read all the field guides on erowid and on here and have familiarized myself with the types of actives that grow here. Mainly cyans, stuntzii and liberty caps.
Other than looking on fresh manicured lawns and wood chips what other advice do you have?
I have been looking and I have found multiple mushrooms but no actives! Any advice pertaining to the PNW particularly the tacoma area is welcome.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Shasazulu]
    #22166436 - 08/30/15 10:26 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

I have found cyans in wood chips where roses were growing and libs at the tops of hills near where herbivores grazed. That's a personal experience.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: elprawn]
    #22166537 - 08/30/15 10:40 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Thank you! So do cyans usually grow in wood chips that have a bigger host plant in them? And libs love animal pasteurs?


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Shasazulu]
    #22166551 - 08/30/15 10:43 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Not sure. Just saying where I've found them.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: elprawn]
    #22167559 - 08/31/15 05:09 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Habitat is were it.s at. Learn to recognize the habitats that what your looking for grow in. Not just wood chips but what kind and how are they used. Tip. pan cinc's are most likely what you will encounter this time of year. But, mushrooms have no calendar and no time card to punch. good luck and have fun.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: NothingsChanged]
    #22169812 - 08/31/15 05:56 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Hey thank you! I truly appreciate it. I've also read that altitude can be a factor and which side of a field you're looking at! What's the best way to calculate your altitude?


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW *DELETED* [Re: Shasazulu]
    #22169950 - 08/31/15 06:35 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: FryersQuest] * 1
    #22170018 - 08/31/15 06:54 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

i cant wait for cyans and allenii to start poping up:trippinbawelz:


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Rebelutionsssss]
    #22170210 - 08/31/15 07:34 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

So I know what woodchips are but where exactly would I find a pile suitable to host actives? Not asking for a specific address just a general idea of some places to look.
That information on cyans is a huge help! From what I've read I thought I knew exactly where to look got cyans.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Shasazulu]
    #22170254 - 08/31/15 07:43 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

you could check schools, court houses, apparment complexes. anywhere where there might be woodchips and are really populated


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Shasazulu] * 1
    #22171197 - 08/31/15 10:48 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Also....just a reminder....since we are freely giving information to you about where to find actives (and potentially making it more difficult for ourselves)....

1. DO NOT pull the mushroom out of the ground.
2. Cut the mushroom at the base of the stem with some scissors.
3. Leave pins (little baby mushrooms) alone and let them grow.
4. Don't over pick a patch.
5. Once you find a patch, watch your step!


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Species Found: Gymnopilus Luteofolius ~ Panaeolus Cinctulus ~ Psilocybe Baeocystis ~ Psilocybe Cyanescens ~ Psilocybe cyanofibrillosa ~ Psilocybe Semilanceata ~ Psilocybe Stuntzii


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: FryersQuest]
    #22171286 - 08/31/15 11:10 PM (5 years, 5 months ago)

I do a fair bit of hunting and one tip I would give would be-
Don't give up. I have spent many,many hunts thinking I won't find anything and sometimes you don't. Sometimes you do and it makes it all worth it.
Research can be an awesome ally as well. I scout places before I ever hunt, just to get a feel for a place. Pay a lot of attention to what else grows where you are hunting as these neighbor mushrooms can also lead to patches in other places.
Have fun too, it is a helluva hobby and I am glad I got into it.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: PNWMusicMaker]
    #22171625 - 09/01/15 12:14 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

I see I'm not the only one getting ready.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: tnj8228]
    #22171641 - 09/01/15 12:19 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

I can't wait till the rain starts coming :dancer:


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: tnj8228]
    #22171646 - 09/01/15 12:19 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Oh man. I was hoping this would be the start of an actives thread. I can't wait for this season.


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: SkagitHunter]
    #22171669 - 09/01/15 12:24 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Where close to tacoma are there cow pastures? Puyallup area? I haven't noticed any large farm areas around me yet.
I was hoping that there would be a few actives out now since the Temps dropped and we have been getting rain! I'm excited for this season! I've never tried cyans!


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Shasazulu]
    #22171806 - 09/01/15 12:49 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Here's some good tips I've learned over the years:

-Walk anywhere and everywhere. Your best bet is to literally just go look. A bicycle can come in handy later when you already have found patches in a certain area but may be too fast for now.

-If you have a feeling like you found a good spot; check it, do not just forget about it. So many times I've been like "oh that would be a good spot" yet I never check until a year later and sure enough I usually find some.

-Don't pick around heavily public areas; or if you do, look casual. Hold your phone up to your ear and talk to your imaginary friend, whatever but don't be obvious please! <Many good reasons behind this.

-Use satellite imaging software. Biggest trick to the trade. Once you get good at knowing habitat locations, you can look up spots on satellite for good areas to check for when you're on the field.

Hints for P. semilanceata: Look near areas of cow/horse/sheep fields that are wet with puddles and have sedge grasses (<google that for a visual). Don't be afraid of the farmers, even if you trespass, they cannot just kill you. Although some are still crazy or might call the 5-0 so still be careful. Usually nobody picks these in my area, so its insane the amounts you can get!

Hints for P. cyanescens: Any extremely public areas that have rich like neighborhoods, includes churches, housing developments, colleges etc. These are usually found on the edges of forests with hardwood or a mix of woods. Habitat is almost spot on, so once you find a few patches you'll know where to look for the next ones. These mushrooms are sometimes found in very very public areas so be a bit stealthy or have something that makes you fit in like walking the dog or something, anything.

Not saying you'd do this but:
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-Litter
-Pull up mushrooms
-Be obviously picking in an extremely public area


Overall, just have fun because that's all that its about. Research your heart out and save some good spots down to check. They will find you eventually.


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P. semilanceata
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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: loco801]
    #22172004 - 09/01/15 01:31 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Good tips! I'm almost thinking about buying a bike for this particular reason. And whys it such a big deal if you're hunting mushrooms? Just stay pure studying mycology at a local university and you need to collect some specimens for class


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: Rebelutionsssss]
    #22172455 - 09/01/15 05:44 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

Use a metal detector as A reson to be walking around and bending over


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Re: Hunting tips for PNW [Re: 99.99]
    #22172466 - 09/01/15 05:56 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

:threadmonitor:
Anyone else in the vancouver wa area? pm me let's go huntin:)


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