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When trying to get a diagnosis of a grow a picture is worth more than 1000 words.
The General Psychadelic Cultivation Forum is far more busy and thus will get more replies more quickly. But, You might find you get a lot more replies from new members just trying to help there. Feel free to post your contamination question in either place. There are regulars that do try to visit this section regularly and lend their good advice.
No flaming will be tolerated in this forum. I consider name calling a flame and will take appropriate action to resolve any users who practice flaming. The reason we will not tolerate flaming is that there is no need for it and it is destructive to learning. Please post with respect.
Also, No trolling, illegal activity, spamming, solicitation, gore/shock pics, off topic replies, etc.
This forum has a zero tolerance policy on the above. You won't receive a warning, this is the warning. Bans won't be limited to this forum, they will be sitewide. This forum exists for people to learn and be welcomed, not to be ridiculed or trolled.
If you see someone violating a rule outlined in the thread, click the Notify Moderator button or refer them to this FAQ and do NOT flame them or even argue. It is the job of the moderators and administrators to contend with anyone who is not following the rules.
1.Please use the search posts function before asking a question. Your question has already been asked and answered hundreds of times, so don't think you're going to get a better answer by asking it again. In the 'search posts' link at the top of the page, you can select an individual user or the trusted cultivator group as a whole to filter results to come only from them. more on how to use the search engine effectively
2.Do not ask a question, and then when you get your answer, delete your original post as if we're your personal unpaid research assistants. For every poster, there's 1000 lurkers who use the search engine to find their answers and never post. Don't screw them by deleting your question, thus making the search engine return crap. Users who violate this rule will be officially warned, and repeat offenders will be banned.
3.Spores of active species are sold for microscopy use only so mycologists can ID mushrooms. Cultivation supplies are for legitimate legal growing. If you're going to misuse them to grow a controlled substance, keep it to yourself. Any post which mentions 'such and such' vendor, will be deleted and you'll receive an official warning. No one needs to know where you got your spores, kit, or other supplies.
Also, Do not plug non sponsors.
4.Do not bump your own thread for at least 24 hours. It's not fair to the other posters to have your thread constantly bumped to the top. Violators will have their thread deleted. Every post you make has an available edit button so you can avoid double posting.
5.No flaming in mushroom cultivation. If you're unable to post without showing respect to others, take it elsewhere.
6.Do NOT ask strain questions in cultivation. Ask those silly q's here, 'Strain' in mushrooms is not the same as strain in pot growing, thus we keep 'strain talk' sequestered in it's own dungeon so people won't think it actually matters.
7. Be smart, we're not the 'mommy police' here. Don't incriminate yourself or mention trading/selling/shipping, this WILL lead to an instant ban. It's a mistake to assume only members with a similar interest in mycology are reading the board. Psychedelic mushrooms are grown to be enjoyed. Any mention of selling or profiting off of drugs, outright or between the lines, will be deleted and warning issued. The next offense will result in a ban.
8.Don't drag posts off topic with non-sense. Plenty of other forums to post in so no need for vulgar, nonsense, or off topic posting in cultivation... this will result in a ban.
9.No asking for in person meetings, partners, hookups, etc... If you would like to request a real life buddy, send make a topic about it in the Gathering Forum. You will gain access to the Gathering Forum after being a member for more than 60 days and when you have reached more than 100 posts. Posts announcing mushroom events and official group forays are permitted; please don't take groups of people picking psilocybin mushrooms.
10.Never give an identification if you are not sure, and never suggest that anyone eat an unidentified mushroom. Mushroom Hunting can be a dangerous hobby if you are not informed. If you suspect that what you're about to say could turn out to be wrong, very clearly disclaim it so people know you are just guessing. Never guess that it is an active species unless you are very sure. Incorrect ID's can have negative consequences. Leave all identifications for the identification forum. Familiarize yourself with our system of trusted identifiers.
12.Do not ask about current finds in your area. These posts have been flooding the forum for years. If you're curious about if mushrooms are growing in your area, get out there and look! Mushrooms don't read the books. Sometimes they fruit outside of season. There is no set date for any season, only vast generalizations. Your best bet is that if it's close to the season for the mushroom you are looking for and its been raining, you just might find some.
13.Do not make threads or posts discussing or reporting the weather. This includes complaining about the weather, asking if the current weather is "good for shrooms", or how long to wait after rain fall to go hunting. If it has rained within the last 1-10 days, and the temperatures are correct for the type of mushroom you're looking for, and the time of year is correct then it is certain that that the mushroom you are looking for is growing.
14.No asking when or where mushrooms, or a specific mushroom species will grow. This includes, asking what habitat a mushroom[s] can be found- or their preferred fruiting conditions. This can be very simply answered by using the "search posts" feature: http://www.shroomery.org/forums/search.php
15.No requesting or revealing specific locations. Use common sense about what might be considered a specific location. Anything that could lead someone right to the spot is not allowed - It is perfectly fine to mention places that are more than a couple square kilometers. When in doubt, do the moderators a favor and just don't say it.
Harassment of other members will not be tolerated at the Shroomery, and may result in an immediate ban depending on severity. If you have a problem with another member, please make your peace with them. If you cannot behave in a respectful manner, keep your words to yourself. Failure to comply will result in administrative action at the sole discretion of the staff. All members are encouraged to PM a moderator or administrator with relevant information if they cannot resolve their conflict privately.