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Psilocybe cubensis "Brazilian" on cow manure
    #2561385 - 04/14/04 11:42 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I found a source for washed cow manure recently and thought I'd see how it would work. The manure is collected from underneath grates near the cows feeding trough. The particulate matter is seperated from the solids. The particulate solution is then used as fertilizer to spray on grazing fields. I recall this process stinking up an area very badly for a day or two afterwards...I am sure some of you are familiar with the experience. The solid portion looks much like chewed up straw with a very small portion of grain. This solid portion is not only the manure from the cows, but also any feed waste that falls and whole straw.

I pasteurized about 2 gallons worth at 170F for 1.5 hours. I then spawned with 1.5 qts Brasilian colonised millet. I placed one portion into a plastic hat and filled the rest into a gallon zip-lock bag. Neither was growing very fast if at all due to improper moisture content. I had the hat covered with foil so I poked several holes in the foil to allow moisture to escape. I opened the plastic bag at each corner to allow the same. Both started colonizing very well afterwards. Both substrates survived periods of extremely high heat peaking at 106F for two consecutive weekends. There is no time line here since colonization took so long do to my errors.

This is the progress:

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2561764 - 04/15/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

hats off to you!!!  :nut:

but seriously, nice work as always  :grin:


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2562587 - 04/15/04 09:06 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I really have to get over my introvertness and go ask a farmer for some shit. I get a little where I pick shrooms but never enough.


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Ekstaza]
    #2563058 - 04/15/04 12:16 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Thats tight man

But what would u do when asking a farmer for some shit? What would u ask ? Like legit reasons?


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: t3knology]
    #2563113 - 04/15/04 12:40 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

just go do it, and if they ask what you're doing, say you use it for fertilizer.  simple.  never been hassled about it, just act normal and casual, dont make them think you're suspicious. 

now get out there and get some shit! :thumbup:


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2563126 - 04/15/04 12:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

ahhhh, very nice eye candy. thank you joshua.


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2563198 - 04/15/04 01:11 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

joshua is the magician who takes shrooms instead of rabbits off his hat! hshshshhs


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: felixhigh]
    #2563393 - 04/15/04 02:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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joshua is the magician who takes shrooms instead of rabbits off his hat!




I have seen him pull them from far more interesting places than a simple top hat  :blush:


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Ekstaza]
    #2563507 - 04/15/04 02:31 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I have yet to ask a farmer for his manure. Many landscaping companies have huge piles of compost and manure to offer, this is where I obtain mine.

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: sci33]
    #2563509 - 04/15/04 02:31 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I didn't think anyone saw that...oops!

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2566028 - 04/16/04 12:01 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

And the bag...

4/9



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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2566033 - 04/16/04 12:04 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Nice work, Josh! I like your creative style :yesnod:


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: distortion]
    #2566051 - 04/16/04 12:09 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Can you believe the hat was going to be decorated for a St, Patricks day grow log. I've never been good keeping schedules...lol!

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2580257 - 04/20/04 12:01 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

The bag substrate has become contaminated. It's no suprise though as I had the bag opened without a filter for about 2 weeks.

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: Joshua]
    #2582064 - 04/20/04 12:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

that sucks
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better luck next time


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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure [Re: muse_sick]
    #2585201 - 04/21/04 01:30 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

It's not too bad. I did this more as a test for the substrate. I'm not disappointed. Now I know that the substrate works well and can use it in other projects.

Thanks for the offer of luck though...I don't think I'll ever pass that up!

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure 4/22 [Re: Joshua]
    #2593686 - 04/23/04 04:29 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure 4/22 [Re: Joshua]
    #2603663 - 04/26/04 05:16 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure 4/22 [Re: Joshua]
    #2609224 - 04/28/04 12:36 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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After harvesting I filled the hat with a weak H2O2 solution for 12 hours. There were a ton of pins on the casing, but only a few developed. This is likely due to less than optimal substrate hydration.

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The hat substrate contammed as well with a green mold. The substrate works well, although next time a casing will be applied to act as a contaminant barrier.

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Re: Brasilian on Washed Cow Manure 4/22 [Re: Joshua]
    #2609331 - 04/28/04 12:58 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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Those are absolutely incredible, thanks.

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