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OfflineThirdEyeFungi
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When is the best time to harvest shrooms
    #2335740 - 02/14/04 11:45 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hi I have read that you should harvest your mushrooms before the caps open. Is this true and why? Thanks people


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: ThirdEyeFungi]
    #2335845 - 02/15/04 01:19 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You can harvest any time you want.  They're your shrooms.  :lol:

No, that's not true.  :rolleyes:  But big open caps make the prettiest pictures!  :eyemouth:

They are at their best just before or as the veil is tearing away from the cap.  This simply means that at this time there exists the best compromise of size vs. potency.

Psiloc(yb)in production stops at this point, so any further growth is basically water weight.  But if you are going to take prints you will need to pick after the caps open, but before the spores drop.  Once the spores fall, the shroom begins to die.  :frown:


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2336143 - 02/15/04 03:17 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Ben_Stein can I have the source, I see a lot of debate on this subject.


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Starter]
    #2336798 - 02/15/04 11:08 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Ben_Stein can I have the source, I see a lot of debate on this subject.




I'll see if I can find something official. It may be that I've been overexposed to hearsay.

edited to say: Sure hope I don't turn out to be just another 'old wife'.


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein] * 1
    #2336839 - 02/15/04 11:20 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

This is from MMMG v3.2, for what it's worth:

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"You should avoid the temptation to grow the mushrooms as large as possible. Significantly more psilocybin is produced during the early periods of growth. By letting the mushroom grow too large you are simply consuming nutrients and moisture from the rice cake for no purpose. Also, the mushrooms taste increasingly bad as they get larger. Lastly, the mycelium network in the cake can only provide so much in the way of nutrients and water to maturing mushrooms. If you let the mushrooms grow too big, they will hurt the development of other mushrooms on the cake. The mushrooms should be picked just as the veil underneath the cap is starting to tear away from the stalk."





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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2336852 - 02/15/04 11:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I honestly don't think thats proof of any kind...if you read the "the authors first trip" you'll see the dude is pretty ignorant...I personally don't think it makes a noticable difference and I prefer to let my shrooms spread their caps and sporulate...thats when they are at their most beautiful imo


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2336887 - 02/15/04 11:41 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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But if you are going to take prints you will need to pick after the caps open, but before the spores drop.  Once the spores fall, the shroom begins to die.  :frown:




Or maybe you should wait until you see some spores falling, so it doesn?t happen like here: http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...sb=5&o=&fpart=1


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: ]
    #2336915 - 02/15/04 11:52 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yes man, I?ve had very good times eating mature shrooms. But I?ve also had very good times eating shrooms a la "when the veil begins to tear". My personal favourite is an aborts dose. Man, I love aborts.
IMO, this is like talking about how you like your T-Bone. Personally I like it almost raw.


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: ]
    #2336944 - 02/15/04 12:12 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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I honestly don't think thats proof of any kind...




I'm not trying to prove anything, except that this information is out there somewhere.

I think we're all on the same page here.  Pick 'em when ya wanna!  :wink:

I think the undeniable yumminess of aborts has something to say about when psiloc(yb)in production begins.  As to when it declines, who cares as long as it's already there.


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2337364 - 02/15/04 02:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

The psilocybin is more potent in smaller shroomes because this is what the use as ther selfdefenc and a little shroome is more likely to be eaten in the wild that a big shroom this is just what i have read some where so if this is true im not to sure .


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Re: When is the best time to harvest shrooms [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2337451 - 02/15/04 03:11 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Good going Ben_Stein on finding the source, as it's a question that seems to pop up a lot. Here is is again. I think it's a question that's going to be on the boards forever until someone does a load of tests.
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum1&Number=2332979

As for taste, well I put mushrooms into caspules, there's nothing nice IMO about the taste of them, abort or spore dumping flat tops.


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