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** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ * 3
    #25760930 - 01/22/19 03:26 PM (3 months, 24 days ago)

Good Discussions and good pictures are preferable*


G'day fellow Shroomites welcome to the 2019 nsw thread, Hope there is a constant flow of posts and pictures.


3-4 months left of summer season mushrooms are going up near the Mid North Coast so after a storm go have a geez ay!

P. Cubensis (Gold Tops/Common laughing :mushroom2:)

Pan Cyans (Blue Meanies)


Then when they stop up there the cold season species start.

Psilocybe subaeruginosa (Subz)
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    #25761110 - 01/22/19 05:06 PM (3 months, 24 days ago)

Last Road Trips gatherings ;
Pan Cyans


Golden Cubensis



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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA] * 2
    #25762154 - 01/23/19 02:16 AM (3 months, 23 days ago)

:greatjob:Good to see some summer actives coming up. Nice finds.
I'm excited to head up there in winter to search for the less common species. P.tasmaniana, P.papuana etc. Missing Heyowanas posts.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: bobwastaken]
    #25764123 - 01/23/19 10:08 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

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I'm excited to head up there in winter to search for the less common species. P.tasmaniana, P.papuana etc. Missing Heyowanas posts.



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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA]
    #25765029 - 01/24/19 11:24 AM (3 months, 22 days ago)

Damn NSW gets full spectrum of mushrooms, we only have subs in Victoria.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: PsychoReactive] * 1
    #25765790 - 01/24/19 06:51 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: PsychoReactive]
    #25765896 - 01/24/19 07:48 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

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Damn NSW gets full spectrum of mushrooms, we only have subs in Victoria.





We have P. alutacea and likely P. papuana, which I just need to verify via DNA. There is definitely another active Psilocybe in Victoria. I have the specimens.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: karode13] * 2
    #25765926 - 01/24/19 08:08 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

another season thread woo!! Best of luck NSW! :highfive:

Nice hauls already AzzA :super:


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Blazer420] * 1
    #25765985 - 01/24/19 08:42 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

Add to the list P.semilanceata for Victoria along with active Gyms and possibly Panaeolus cinctulus. I guess P.tasmania may also turn up in Victoria.

NSW is very special having both tropical and temperate species. I'm sure there are more species to be discovered here. The pristine rainforests between Brisbane and Wollongong contain a huge diversity of fungi. Many species I have not been able to ID with my field guides.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: bobwastaken]
    #25766007 - 01/24/19 08:54 PM (3 months, 22 days ago)

that's my list...

I hope they are found and good pix are taken


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA] * 1
    #25767950 - 01/25/19 04:46 PM (3 months, 21 days ago)

Good luck. Remember to check those little brown mushrooms you walk past. Might get a nice surprise.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana] * 1
    #25769278 - 01/26/19 04:50 AM (3 months, 20 days ago)

Heyowana nice to see your still around.
Have a great season everyone. :popcorn:


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: NothingsChanged] * 1
    #25769287 - 01/26/19 04:58 AM (3 months, 20 days ago)

Heyowana the psilocybe wizard has returned :hatsoff: I miss your posts mate. Thanks for dropping in.:smile:


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: bobwastaken]
    #25770764 - 01/26/19 10:08 PM (3 months, 19 days ago)

Thanks guys. Still don't have a computer.Gives me a lot more time to actually hunt.

They started logging the state forest next door. This will create ideal habitat for P.papuana etc in a few years.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana] * 1
    #25770993 - 01/27/19 01:15 AM (3 months, 19 days ago)

:awethumb:
Damn Aussies have all the luck! Enjoy your hunting guys.
And Heyowanas back  :wave:  he has no laptop though. Anyone out there have one to send to him? just a thought


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Bagels]
    #25772460 - 01/27/19 04:52 PM (3 months, 19 days ago)

Thanks Bagels. There are much better photographers than me here. I'm enjoying not having a computer. I just need to train some shroomerites in fieldwork. I wish. Then they can get out there and photograph new species. I'm sure I've just scratched the surface species wise.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: karode13]
    #25777438 - 01/29/19 08:10 PM (3 months, 17 days ago)

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Damn NSW gets full spectrum of mushrooms, we only have subs in Victoria.





We have P. alutacea and likely P. papuana, which I just need to verify via DNA. There is definitely another active Psilocybe in Victoria. I have the specimens.



Not to mention that other P. semilanceata type Psilocybe I found last season, which Alan suggested is a new species. I believe we could also get P. cubensis along the northern border potentially.

Probably 6 to 7 species of Psilocybe in VIC, but this thread is about NSW! XD

Best of luck, open eyes, open mind. Happy hunting! :smile:


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: ent]
    #25777523 - 01/29/19 08:52 PM (3 months, 17 days ago)

Letting the NSW crew in on what's occurring in VIC will likely lead to new finds there.


It's good to see the old faces crawling out of the woodwork. Happy mushrooming!


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: NothingsChanged] * 1
    #25779003 - 01/30/19 02:10 PM (3 months, 16 days ago)

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another season thread woo!! Best of luck NSW! :highfive:

Nice hauls already AzzA :super:



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Heyowana nice to see your still around.
Have a great season everyone. :popcorn:



Thanks mate.
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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA]
    #25792110 - 02/05/19 05:45 AM (3 months, 10 days ago)

Hi im new to mushroom hunting and was wondering if the conditions were right could Psilocybe Subaeruginosa fruit this time of year? I live near a pine plantation.


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    #25802492 - 02/09/19 11:27 PM (3 months, 5 days ago)

Psilocybe Subaeruginosa is a species which likes cold conditions. The season could begin in March or as late as May. I think the el nino southern oscillation index affects the timing of its appearance and its abundance but I havn't tested this hypothesis yet.


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    #25806602 - 02/11/19 10:10 PM (3 months, 3 days ago)

Generally only fruit during the colder winter months. Sub season is still a few months away.


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    #25806652 - 02/11/19 10:38 PM (3 months, 3 days ago)

:whathesaid:Anyone been searching for P.papuana? Looks like they can be found from January-July.


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    #25806732 - 02/11/19 11:24 PM (3 months, 3 days ago)

Good question Bob, that's one we don't hear about much.


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    #25810023 - 02/13/19 02:20 PM (3 months, 2 days ago)

As someone who has been contemplating picking again this year, Papuana looks interesting! Some mountainous areas may get early fruiting this year with the cold weather we've been having in the snowies lately...


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    #25815075 - 02/15/19 06:50 PM (3 months, 2 hours ago)

I think P.papuana needs a couple of good rainfalls to start fruiting. Then they fruit from Dec-July here at 30 degrees S. Season doesnt seem as important as rainfall.

However they fruit under cover of trees and logs until April. From then on with the cooler conditions and less sun intensity they'll fruit out in the open.

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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25815380 - 02/15/19 09:17 PM (3 months, 11 minutes ago)

im new to mushroom picking, have never been picking as im not sure if many species grow in my area. i live in the Port Stephens/ Newcastle area if someone could point me in the right direction to where to start looking it would be greatly appreciated :smile:


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    #25817833 - 02/17/19 12:55 AM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Hello all!
New face to these boards and hopefully I will have some great pics to share with you this season. I've recently migrated from the ACT to NSW South Coast and this will be my first year picking this region
The next 7 days look like low 20's and a nice drop of rain for my area - any advice on what types of areas I should start my hunting??


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    #25821023 - 02/18/19 03:52 PM (2 months, 28 days ago)

G'Day everyone.
Another new face here, this will be my first year properly picking, a few years back I came across a field full of little blueys. Didn't consume any because I was aware of the risks and had little knowledge but it peaked my interest and I've been researching ever since.
Finally some rain in the forecast this week in the Newy area and I'm keen to see what the season brings us all!
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    #25821702 - 02/18/19 09:46 PM (2 months, 27 days ago)

Should be plenty of meanies - Panaeolus cyanescens around in cow paddocks up and down the coast if we get a good rainfall event. Then in the weeks to come goldtops - Psilocybe cubensis should also start fruiting as well. Just need that rain.

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    #25822007 - 02/19/19 03:11 AM (2 months, 27 days ago)

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im new to mushroom picking, have never been picking as im not sure if many species grow in my area. i live in the Port Stephens/ Newcastle area if someone could point me in the right direction to where to start looking it would be greatly appreciated :smile:



Welcome to the shroomery, you can create your own thread and we will be happy to help you identify your observations.

All you have to do is post clear up close pictures of the cap, gills/pores and stipe (stem), an in situ photo is also helpful.


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    #25822072 - 02/19/19 06:00 AM (2 months, 27 days ago)

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:whathesaid:Anyone been searching for P.papuana? Looks like they can be found from January-July.




There seems to be scarce information on P. Papuana. The only observations I could find were for Coffs Harbour area.

Can anybody comment on the distribution? Can it be widely found in NSW or is it limited to a few particular areas?

EDIT: Ok, so there is this thread.

Still happy to hear any extra info.


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    #25822093 - 02/19/19 06:39 AM (2 months, 27 days ago)

Finds for Coffs Harbour, Sydney and Wollongong. I've heard of a possible find in Victoria. They may also occur in the Grampians there. Perhaps they're widespread through the dividing range. If you go back a few years P.alutacea were unknown to most mushroom hunters yet they're common through the Adelaide hills and Victoria with more confirmed finds as interest builds.


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    #25822178 - 02/19/19 08:10 AM (2 months, 27 days ago)

Here P.papuana has an affinity for log dumps, bulldozed mounds, bandicoot digs and areas where sawdust has been lying around. Runoffs and ditches in these areas are the places to look.
Same goes for the undescribed species I wrongly called light coloured P.papuana.

Best of luck this year searching for those two species. P.papuana has a very intense effect. The other species is more relaxed and cruisey. Pronounced body effect as well. Unlike papuana which is all in the head.


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    #25822301 - 02/19/19 09:31 AM (2 months, 27 days ago)

For bobwastaken and any other aficionados. New species as DNA sequenced by Alan Rockefeller.
Mushroom observer 268682, 271407 & 271568.
This species prefers a more open habitat to P.papuana in Summer.

In autumn and winter both species can be found side by side.


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    #25825356 - 02/20/19 05:29 PM (2 months, 26 days ago)

Here is a list of distinct species I have found in NSW. Date when first found and where.

P.subaeruginosa -1981 Beecroft
P.cyanescens - 1981-1988 Beecroft. Highway built destroying habitat.
Pan.cyanescens - 1981 near Gloucester
Pan.cinctulus - 1981 near Gloucester.
P.cubensis - 1982 near Gloucester.
P.pelliculosa - 1998 - 2003 Hampton. Pine forest clear felled.
P.tasmaniana - 2009 Dalmorton.
P.semilanceata - 2009 Dalmorton.
P.alutacea - 2016 W of Coffs Harbour.
P.papuana - 2016 W of Coffs Harbour.
P.undescribed 2016 W of Coffs Harbour.

Perhaps widespread for what little I know.


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    #25825392 - 02/20/19 05:43 PM (2 months, 26 days ago)

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P.alutacea - 2116 W of Coffs Harbour.
P.papuana - 2116 W of Coffs Harbour.
P.undescribed 2116 W of Coffs Harbour.




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    #25825801 - 02/20/19 07:48 PM (2 months, 26 days ago)

Good point. Better edit it. Dates are on mushroom observer if you care to know when.


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    #25825870 - 02/20/19 08:08 PM (2 months, 26 days ago)

Sorry, I was just kidding. Cool finds!


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    #25826582 - 02/21/19 03:17 AM (2 months, 25 days ago)

Thank you very much. My eyesight is really bad. Trying to do it on this mobile phone. Blah. Think I'll sign off for a while. I'm a bit too serious about a hobby that's meant to be fun.
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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTSt☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25826683 - 02/21/19 05:32 AM (2 months, 25 days ago)

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Feel like I have some research to do.


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    #25828168 - 02/21/19 05:55 PM (2 months, 25 days ago)

Best research is done out there with mother nature. Mushrooms will find you. Keep an open mind and dont listen to those who say you cant find this here but only there.

I think its ignorance that makes people want to stay in that narrow minded state. I'm a strong advocate for eating mushrooms to let them show you the way. What way is that? The way to where other mushrooms grow. I have found them to be the best advisers to tune me into nature. They help me get feelings and hunches about where to look for them.

So throw all the research away because most of it is out of date anyway. Get out there and get tuned in to a wonderful world full of mystery and a multitude of different species to find.

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    #25828305 - 02/21/19 07:05 PM (2 months, 25 days ago)

Speaking of showing the way it's the long term effects on my consciousness I'm talking about. Sure the trip can be interesting. Often bizzare in higher doses. That's not where it's at for me.

Having said that the first time I took mushrooms this familiar feeling flooded my body. I've done this before was the overpowering sensation I felt on a body and mind level.
Each time after that first time its the same.

However my interest is in the aftermath of the trip. How I feel about nature, shadows, dreams etc is like a long lost world opening up for me.

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    #25828659 - 02/21/19 09:50 PM (2 months, 24 days ago)

Bloody hell!
Well said Heyo.

gotta read up on them again and ill keep my eye out for them. wish me luck.

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another season thread woo!! Best of luck NSW! :highfive:

Nice hauls already AzzA :super:




Cheers mang!:cool:
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:whathesaid:Anyone been searching for P.papuana? Looks like they can be found from January-July.



Lots of people are, they are quite sneaky!

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Hello all!
New face to these boards and hopefully I will have some great pics to share with you this season. I've recently migrated from the ACT to NSW South Coast and this will be my first year picking this region
The next 7 days look like low 20's and a nice drop of rain for my area - any advice on what types of areas I should start my hunting??




1. you may wanna wait another month..
2. pine forests or low laying garden areas.

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Should be plenty of meanies - Panaeolus cyanescens around in cow paddocks up and down the coast if we get a good rainfall event. Then in the weeks to come goldtops - Psilocybe cubensis should also start fruiting as well. Just need that rain.
Welcome to shroomery guys. Hope you have a great season.




The rain starts now, just hope Cyclone Oma doesnt go overkill n ruin my spot.
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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA]
    #25830355 - 02/22/19 05:04 PM (2 months, 24 days ago)

I know it says no ID requests and I'm sorry, but I'm new and you guys seem to be the best people I could possibly get a little information off. This area has been known to grow blue meanies and I'm sure these are but still too small. Thoughts?
Do you think if I go back in a day or two they will have grown. Cheers guys.
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    #25830502 - 02/22/19 06:14 PM (2 months, 24 days ago)

Hi all, here in Sydney it has been raining with a temperature around 22C. Do you think it will time to go for a wonder?  Which varieties should I look for? I am familiar only with the P. Serbica back in Europe. Thanks in advance


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: bubumbs]
    #25830893 - 02/22/19 09:57 PM (2 months, 23 days ago)

Still too early for woodlovers in Sydney. Give it two more months for P.subaeruginosa.

Panaeolus cyanescens check cow paddocks in rural areas near Sydney.

Panaeolus cinctulus you could try grassy parks in the Sydney area. Look in the wettest areas in lawns, parks etc.

More exotic species like P.alutacea horse paddocks. Checking horse dung in shaded areas. They are pretty similar to Deconica coprophila which isnt active but grows on horse dung as well.

P.papuana you could look for on clay embankments or where any sawing has been done of trees for landscaping purposes. Hardwood sawdust preferably that's been weathered for a season or two.

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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25830897 - 02/22/19 10:00 PM (2 months, 23 days ago)

I forgot good old P.cubensis. Once again in rural areas near Sydney. Looking on cow manure.


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    #25831072 - 02/22/19 11:42 PM (2 months, 23 days ago)

I should say that picking mushrooms in cow paddocks anywhere near Sydney can be a nightmare.
When I used to pick Panaeolus cyanescens out Wisemana Ferry St Albans area I always had to be keeping a watchful eye for farmers. They didnt want strangers in their cow paddocks.
I'm sure it was the same for P.cubensis hunters out Warragamba Nepean area.
Sydney is just too populared to carry out those activities safely.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25831194 - 02/23/19 01:49 AM (2 months, 23 days ago)

Good advice Heyowana and goodluck to the NSW hunters. I look forward to joining in the adventure come mid march.


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    #25831536 - 02/23/19 08:49 AM (2 months, 23 days ago)

A friend from USA sent me a favourable report for P.alutacea grown from spores I sent him.

What's the concensus of opinion regarding potency of P.alutacea in SA?

He thought maybe the sunlight at 30 degrees S where I am might be degrading their potency.

I tend to agree. The P.subaeruginosa up here arent near as potent as the ones in Sydney.

On the other side of the coin P.papuana and P.undescribed are as potent as anything weight for weight.

I'd like to get my P.tasmaniana patch working again. Each year they start fruiting first week in March.
Last year they hardly fruited at all with the dry weather.

Think I'll get some bags of horse manure and spread it around there again. Havent done it for a couple of years so it may be worthwhile.


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    #25832261 - 02/23/19 02:46 PM (2 months, 23 days ago)

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He thought maybe the sunlight at 30 degrees S where I am might be degrading their potency.

I tend to agree. The P.subaeruginosa up here arent near as potent as the ones in Sydney.
(AzzA: and I shall be here to find them hehe.  :smile:)


Think I'll get some bags of horse manure and spread it around there again. Havent done it for a couple of years so it may be worthwhile.



Good luck with making the potential patch bigger.

I’m keen to go MNC next week, Are you able to meet me down there?
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    #25832676 - 02/23/19 05:40 PM (2 months, 23 days ago)

Thought I should share these if people are out looking.

Suspected Psilocybe papuana(waiting for DNA to confirm). Found on 8th December 2018 in Gippsland, Victoria.



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    #25833338 - 02/23/19 09:54 PM (2 months, 22 days ago)

Wow! Thanks for sharing this find! Certainly look like P.papuana. Were there more specimens in the area and what was the altitude?

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What's the concensus of opinion regarding potency of P.alutacea in SA?





I don't know of anyone else having tried P.alutacea in SA. Wild specimens are not weak in potency but I will give P.subaeruginosa the nod.
Cultivated SA specimens are another beast altogether. They grow several times larger than those in the wild and will bruise much more readily. I would rate indoor specimens alongside P.subaeruginosa for potency. .5g dried starts things off nicely.


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    #25833592 - 02/24/19 12:11 AM (2 months, 22 days ago)

100-200m above sea level. No other specimens. Were founds after a couple days of rain. Then it got hot after that which would've prevented anymore from coming up.


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    #25833859 - 02/24/19 04:49 AM (2 months, 22 days ago)

Hey everyone, this will be my first season of foraging I'm from South East Victoria. I know that subs grow here, I've heard that they start popping up in April to May. Just wondering if anyone else from around here knows what else grows and what time they pop up. Cheers guys :smile:


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    #25833957 - 02/24/19 06:46 AM (2 months, 22 days ago)

Thanks for the P.alutacea feedback bobwastaken.

Azza yeah pm me sometime. It's too dry here ATM but it would be nice to catch up with you sometime.

Karode13 they look promising. Hard to tell via my mobile.
However the pale almost Mycena looking gills look right. Cap looks dry as well so I'm really interested to be kept up to date on this find.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25837820 - 02/25/19 10:55 PM (2 months, 20 days ago)

Hello everyone!

Last Autumn was my first hunting season, I had the time of my life researching, hunting for and experimenting with Psilocybe subaeruginosa
I'm really excited to get back out there soon, but I'm intrigued by these more rarer actives you guys are finding, they look wicked!

I had a dream where I found a patch of giant subs growing in a hollowed out, moist old tree, I can't wait.

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    #25838123 - 02/26/19 03:03 AM (2 months, 20 days ago)

Just went for a hunt in the central coast and could see Antilarium's fairly often. Could only search a couple of fields, it's hard to find private patches this far South!

Also spotted a couple of death caps..

It was moist but I don't know, maybe I just didn't check enough paddocks.

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    #25838177 - 02/26/19 04:48 AM (2 months, 20 days ago)

Hi risk breaker. P.papuana are wicked. Both for looks and effect.

Samboske it might be getting a bit cold for Pan.cyans on the central coast. If we get some follow up rain there could be some P.cubensis about in the right cow paddocks.

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    #25842097 - 02/27/19 08:58 PM (2 months, 19 days ago)

Hi Guys,

I'm also new face!

I've curious of trying mushroom for long time. Now, I think I'm mentally ready to give it a try!
living in Sydney around Como Suburb. I had a walk into a park last weekend after a full week of rain but it's still so dry to see any. I don't have experience on this. Please please let me know if you're around this area and going on the short mushroom trip! I'd love to accompany!

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    #25842154 - 02/27/19 09:21 PM (2 months, 19 days ago)

Welcome to the shroomery,  you can't ask that here, it's against the rules.

However,  you live in an area where you can find what you're looking for,  research psilocybe cubensis, psilocybe aeruginosa, Psilocybe weraroa, etc.

When you find what you think you are looking for, post clear close up pictures of the cap, gills/pores and stipe,  in situ photos are helpful. We will do our best to help you identify your mushrooms


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    #25842508 - 02/28/19 12:44 AM (2 months, 18 days ago)

and please read the forum rules. This forum isn't for hooking up with people to go hunting with.


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    #25860726 - 03/08/19 01:30 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

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Hello everyone!

Last Autumn was my first hunting season, I had the time of my life researching, hunting for and experimenting with Psilocybe subaeruginosa
I'm really excited to get back out there soon, but I'm intrigued by these more rarer actives you guys are finding, they look wicked!

I had a dream where I found a patch of giant subs growing in a hollowed out, moist old tree, I can't wait.

Good luck everyone!





Dreaming of finding mushrooms is Cryptic, As IME goes with dreaming of picking mushrooms; within a few days of the dream or that day I find heaps!

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    #25860767 - 03/08/19 01:51 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

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Hi Guys,

I'm also new face!

I've curious of trying mushroom for long time. Now, I think I'm mentally ready to give it a try!
living in Sydney around Como Suburb. I had a walk into a park last weekend after a full week of rain but it's still so dry to see any. I don't have experience on this. Please please let me know if you're around this area and going on the short mushroom trip! I'd love to accompany!

Thank you!





if I get the time I may take n teach you a thing or two mate.

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    #25866153 - 03/10/19 07:06 PM (2 months, 8 days ago)

Slow-moving thunderstorms delivered the heaviest rain in two years to parts of northeast NSW during the last week.

A coastal trough moving over land caused heavy rain and storms in the state's northeast during Thursday night and Friday morning.

Lismore Airport received 63mm of rain between 5:30pm on Thursday and 9am Friday, which was its highest daily total since October last year.

Further north, a rain gauge at Doon Doon registered 170mm during the 24 hours to 9am on Friday, which was its heaviest rain in two years.

Thunderstorms also brought 10-30mm of rain to parts of the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains districts on Thursday afternoon and evening.

Inverell received 32mm during one intense storm just before 4pm on Thursday, with 18mm falling in just 10 minutes.

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    #25868587 - 03/11/19 11:35 PM (2 months, 6 days ago)

get out to casino then...
tis cow country
but watch out for big grey Roo's
2m tall fuckerz do a lot of damage

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    #25872102 - 03/13/19 06:25 PM (2 months, 5 days ago)

Anyone finding anything up  MID north NSW at the mo??


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    #25875011 - 03/15/19 01:45 AM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Hey guys, new face here. Curious what everyones picking this time of year, especially with the amount of rainfall we just had in NSW.

Been doing my research and it seems cubensis is pretty sought after this time of year but i'm not too sure about asking farmers if I can look in their cow's feaces.
Also thinking it's probably too early for subaeruginosa unless I got really lucky.
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    #25875067 - 03/15/19 03:00 AM (2 months, 3 days ago)

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    #25875134 - 03/15/19 06:21 AM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Found about 40 P.undescribed growing in a ditch near a log. Same area found two bunches o P.papuana. About 20 specimens under leaves near the same log.

That was after the last lot of rain in March. Dried out again but this little bit of light rain now should encourage fruiting in a couple of days I hope.


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    #25875160 - 03/15/19 07:22 AM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Assume you're inland more than I am considering only getting light rain. We had 90mm in some areas in the span of an hour. Think it's just about either killed or washed away any type of fungus locally. Reassuring to know that you're finding species though, i'll be spending tomorrow on the hunt in a few areas tomorrow. Thanks


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    #25875259 - 03/15/19 08:51 AM (2 months, 3 days ago)

That's the kind of rain I need for my patch of P.tasmaniana to start fruiting again. So it depends on the species. Most Psilocybe species love those heavy downpours to start the season off.

In FNQld the P.semilanceata needed a monsoonal trough dropping at least six inches of rain in one go to get them fruiting. Same when I found
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An east coast low dropped about a foot of rain over five days. It was very interesting at the time because I found P.tasmaniana and P.semilanceata in the same area after that rain event.

I could compare their morphological differences. At the time back in 2009 I was calling both species liberty cap allies. Light species was P.semilanceata and dark species was P.tasmaniana.


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    #25876187 - 03/15/19 05:33 PM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Great to hear you're finding actives Heyowana:smile: I just arrived in NSW late last night. Haven't stretched the legs yet. I spotted this sub on the side of a logging track while driving out of camp. Bloody excited to get out there.


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    #25876345 - 03/15/19 06:36 PM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Nice one. I take it you are at a high elevation? Way too warm here to get subaeruginosa yet.


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    #25876805 - 03/15/19 10:31 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

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Great to hear you're finding actives Heyowana:) I just arrived in NSW late last night. Haven't stretched the legs yet. I spotted this sub on the side of a logging track while driving out of camp. Bloody excited to get out there.





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    #25876868 - 03/15/19 11:10 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Hey there Bobwastaken, that's a beautiful shot! :super:


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    #25877035 - 03/16/19 01:18 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Cheers all:thumbup:

Heyowana, you live in a real paradise for mushroom hunting. Just one national park makes up the entire Mt Lofty ranges of SA and there's so many of them. Expansive to say the least.

I'm finding the subs at 1400m elevation.

Pretty confident I've run into some P.papuana today. Thanks again for your helpful threads on Identifying the species and likely habitat.

Here's some pics.








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    #25877042 - 03/16/19 01:28 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

wow! :drooling:

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    #25877119 - 03/16/19 02:55 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Any Queensland hunters here? What's the season like here for Cubensis? When is it?


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    #25877126 - 03/16/19 03:00 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

I actually dreamed one night that Bob would go to NSW and take awesome
P.papuana photos and here they are!  Totally awe inspiring (as usual ).


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    #25877183 - 03/16/19 04:00 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Getting excited for the winter times:mushroom2::sporedrop:
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    #25877228 - 03/16/19 05:16 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Good one bobwastaken. Psilocybe papuana. Beautiful specimens and great photos. Congratulations!


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    #25877264 - 03/16/19 06:13 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

bobwastaken those photos are beautiful. Great to see some up close shots of Papuana, I've been wanting to learn a little more about this species. Thanks for sharing.


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    #25878474 - 03/16/19 07:44 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

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Any Queensland hunters here? What's the season like here for Cubensis? When is it?



Probably from Nov- March...
This user is in QLD and found some pan cyans and gold tops.
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& this user around the NE-NSW


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Cheers all:thumbup:

Pretty confident I've run into some P.papuana today. Thanks again for your helpful threads on Identifying the species and likely habitat.

Here's some pics.


:discorex:




wow hope I find some too this year.
Awesome picture of the creek.:heart:

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    #25878861 - 03/16/19 10:41 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum! Im interested in finding some golden caps and blue meanies around the NSW South Coast area, Wollongong and such. Lemme know if you have any tips for a newbie and weather conditions and locations i should be keeping an eye out for my growing enthusiasm for mushroom hunting! :tongue:


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    #25878885 - 03/16/19 10:53 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum! Im interested in finding some golden caps and blue meanies around the NSW South Coast area, Wollongong and such. Lemme know if you have any tips for a newbie and weather conditions and locations i should be keeping an eye out for my growing enthusiasm for mushroom hunting! :tongue:




You should be able to do well around Wollongong. Now's probably a good time to be looking given all the rain that's been around. Apparently P. Cubensis can be found in your parts. Know of any cow paddocks/dairy farms not too far away you could explore?


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    #25878897 - 03/16/19 10:58 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

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You should be able to do well around Wollongong. Now's probably a good time to be looking given all the rain that's been around. Apparently P. Cubensis can be found in your parts. Know of any cow paddocks/dairy farms not too far away you could explore?




Im might have a look around Kiama/Jamberoo area for any cow paddocks/farms.


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    #25878948 - 03/16/19 11:41 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

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You should be able to do well around Wollongong. Now's probably a good time to be looking given all the rain that's been around. Apparently P. Cubensis can be found in your parts. Know of any cow paddocks/dairy farms not too far away you could explore?




Im might have a look around Kiama/Jamberoo area for any cow paddocks/farms.




Plenty of cubes and cyans around Wollongong with very few people gathering them.


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    #25879265 - 03/17/19 04:17 AM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Does anyone know if any species grow around Newcastle area? i had a look a few weeks back however the paddocks were all dried up.


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    #25879390 - 03/17/19 06:35 AM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Thanks all for the compliments. NSW is very photogenic:awesomenod: I have some more to share from another great day hiking through the high country.

It didn't take too long to find some P.subaeruginosa. Not out in great numbers but by the sound of it it's still early in the season.





Habitat




After ogling the subs for a while it was time to search for my new favourite species. Ofcourse P.papuana:biggrin::mushroom2:. I found an old overgrown track which looked the right habitat.



I soon started to find the odd specimens growing along this track until I got to a log dump.





I spotted dense clusters of 10-50 mushrooms growing from the old piles. All P.papuana!:eek: I was so amazed having no idea they could grow like this.









and a cluster of extremely frilly P.papuana





One thing I won't miss is the number of leeches. Back home I'd take off my socks and be surprised to find a leech. In NSW it's like emptying canned spaghetti.



Walking back along a red clay trail I came across some gold coloured specimens which I'm unsure about. My guess is a phenotype of P.papuana. Would love your opinion Heyowana.



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    #25879402 - 03/17/19 06:53 AM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Bravo Bob!  :bow2: What a foray. Giving us all something to look forward to in the near future.


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    #25879422 - 03/17/19 07:14 AM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Some seriously awesome photos bob. Getting super excited just scrolling through!


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    #25880430 - 03/17/19 05:51 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Absolutely incredible Bob... Great photos
Hopefully I find some P. Papuana this year, they're just so intriguing!


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    #25880564 - 03/17/19 07:06 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Sick finds/pictures bob! What type of camera do you use? I really like the clarity your pictures have.


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    #25880602 - 03/17/19 07:23 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Bobwastaken, I've been looking forward to seeing what you find this year, beautiful shots as expected. 2nd from the bottom looks like P. Papuana to me.

Heyowana, what would it take for you to send me a few specimens of the undescribed specimens for study or some dried gill fragments?


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    #25880849 - 03/17/19 10:05 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Dearest Bob.

A short message to say that ill never post photos of my finds again.:mad2:

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    #25880863 - 03/17/19 10:16 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Thanks for sharing those wonderful P.papuana pics bobwastaken. You could blow a lot of minds with all those specimens. Just wonderful. I never find them that thick at my place.

Any idea of your elevation where the clusters of P.papuana are growing? The yellow specimens are dead ringers for P.undescribed. I'd say 99% chance that's what they are.

Next time Alan Rockefeller is in Mexico if he could DNA the holotype for P.papuana it would be great. I'm thinking what we are calling P.papuana is an Australian species maybe similar to P.papuana. That would explain why they grow so thick down in the cold country.

They sure fit the description. They get pretty big though.

Sure Doc. Just PM me an address and I'll post you off some specimens on Thursday.


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    #25881070 - 03/18/19 12:20 AM (2 months, 22 hours ago)

:thisisheavyman::sogood::emotionalmoment::grannycheer:

Edit: wow, did a double take when I realised this is one photo. Unbelievable!

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    #25881363 - 03/18/19 06:49 AM (2 months, 15 hours ago)

More amazing stuff. Makes me want to get out at the earliest opportunity. In which months does P. Papuana typically fruit? Does it vary much from when subs fruit?


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    #25881436 - 03/18/19 09:05 AM (2 months, 13 hours ago)

DNA  sequencing of P.undescribed and P.papuana showed that they werent similar.

From a mushroom eaters perspective as well. So I dont know if you want to test this out Bob. P.undescribed has a mushroomy taste. Fairly mild. Easy to eat. P.papuana has a metallic tangy taste that is quite bitter on the aftertaste.

So if you do a taste test on those yellow specimens it might help you know if they are different to the P.papuana you are finding.

Alan Rockefeller had this to say about the two samples I sent him of P.papuana and P.undescribed.
'The two are very different. One is really close to P.keralensis from China and India,and the other is closest to Psilocybe caerulescens/mexicana, but still not that close.' Interesting when I googled P.keralensis. Problem is I don't know which DNA sequence goes with what.
Unfortunately I'm not sure which is which!

I cant get over the resemblance of bobwastaken's bunches of P.papuana to P.caerulescens.

Maybe our P.papuana is like a caerulescens mushroom of hardwood forests, log piles and logging activities. They certainly grow well down south. Wish I could find them in that quantity.


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Edit: wow, did a double take when I realised this is one photo. Unbelievable!

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:somefunnyshit: @bob; Can imagine your excitement.
"Like finding gold"
Great photography man.
@ Heyowanna;  Gonna do a few kms this  week on foot  checking out different trails and hope for the best for p.pap's and pass time till these cold fronts hit.


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    #25882268 - 03/18/19 06:17 PM (2 months, 4 hours ago)

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More amazing stuff. Makes me want to get out at the earliest opportunity. In which months does P. Papuana typically fruit? Does it vary much from when subs fruit?




I have found them from Dec-July. Rainfall is more important than time of year.

Summer papuana will be more under cover. So more difficult to find.

Sub hunters have found them in April at the Blue mountains and Woollongong. Cheeky pup's finds also in April were closer to Sydney I think. I have noticed at 30 degrees S P.papuana is easier to find in April because they arent hiding in the shadows as much.

Where bobwastaken is finding them they are in the open now in March. Sunlight down there is a lot less intense than here.

Hope you bump into some papuana Azza. We need more people looking for these beauties. It would be a blast to see papuana pics from all over nsw and vic each year on the shroomery.
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    #25883019 - 03/19/19 04:55 AM (1 month, 30 days ago)

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More amazing stuff. Makes me want to get out at the earliest opportunity. In which months does P. Papuana typically fruit? Does it vary much from when subs fruit?




I have found them from Dec-July. Rainfall is more important than time of year.

Summer papuana will be more under cover. So more difficult to find.

Sub hunters have found them in April at the Blue mountains and Woollongong. Cheeky pup's finds also in April were closer to Sydney I think. I have noticed at 30 degrees S P.papuana is easier to find in April because they arent hiding in the shadows as much.

Where bobwastaken is finding them they are in the open now in March. Sunlight down there is a lot less intense than here.

Hope you bump into some papuana Azza. We need more people looking for these beauties. It would be a blast to see papuana pics from all over nsw and vic each year on the shroomery.
Interesting colour contrast from subaeruginosa as well.




Thanks a lot Heyowana. Given all the rain recently seems like a trip up to the Blue Mountains is warranted.


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    #25883035 - 03/19/19 05:31 AM (1 month, 30 days ago)

Look on the south side of hills with a bit of cover out the Blue mountains and Oberon.

Temps would be low enough now to get subaeruginosa out Oberon way.

Before they logged my favourite spot at Hampton I could find subaeruginosa in late Feb.
Just need those cold microclimates. With a bit of cover this time of the year.Around blackberries and bracken fern.


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    #25883211 - 03/19/19 10:50 AM (1 month, 30 days ago)

G'day fellas please help me out, I'm just starting, read some previous years threads and tried some ID'ng. With all this rain we've had I'm excited to try my hand in the field but is it too late in the season for summer varieties (Cubes and Cyans)? Should I focus on Subs or is it too early for them? With the rough dates and temperature ranges I have as well as the poor recent thread activity I feel like we might be in a bit of an awkward transition waiting for the winter crops. Can I get any experienced opinion? I was thinking of riding up to around Oberon Forest, Blue Mountains but would like some advice.


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    #25883874 - 03/19/19 05:39 PM (1 month, 30 days ago)

P.cubensis on the coast. In cow paddocks along creeks  are a possibility until easter. Further north you go the longer the season for cubensis.

Panaeolus cyanescens I think you'd be lucky now as its getting too cold.

Psilocybe subaeruginosa at the locations you mentioned. Yes.

This time of the year even in the mountains west of Sydney you'll need to look in the coldest areas. When you find a location on the south side of a hill walk down it feeling for cold pockets of air. It will feel a bit colder and damper in these places.

Look for mycelium growing on sticks, under bark, on logs etc. It will be whitish stringlike in appearance. If you cant see any obvious signs of mycelium check shadier wetter places. You'll need to look around bracken fern or some kind of ground cover.

April the temps go way down out there and you'll find subaeruginosa fruiting out in the open if its wet enough. So I agree that its a transitional time now.

I'd look for subaeruginosa though. You don't have to worry about farmers. There is more room out the mountains to walk around. If you don't succeed its still experience towards the goal of being a sub hunter.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25884131 - 03/19/19 07:53 PM (1 month, 30 days ago)

Thanks Heyo that really helped. I think I'll wait till the last of these storms finish before riding up to Ingar campground, investigating the Queen Victoria, Ingar and Bedford Creeks as I cross them as I'm not to keen to risk cowpatting for P.Cubes. Otherwise I'll wait for some more rain and lower temps come autumn as you said. Thanks again.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Sedna]
    #25884980 - 03/20/19 04:53 AM (1 month, 29 days ago)

Just went for a spin to kiama, to some cow paddocks/dairy farms. Didn't have too much luck on finding any cyans but was some good exercise. Just interested if not finding any was due to the drop of showers from the past day or two? Or are they just out of season?



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    #25884997 - 03/20/19 05:34 AM (1 month, 29 days ago)

They are more a summer mushroom from say Taree southwards. People do find them out of season but its more the exception than the rule. Best off looking for other species now.

Unless you want to take a drive up to northern nsw. I've found them growing near the Mann river in August. Along with P.cubensis.

Panaeolus cyanescens is quite easy to cultivate indoors. Even for a self confessed failure like me at mushroom cultivation. So next summer get some prints. Then if you want to you can cultivate them out of season with a bit of heat and some artificial light.

Even collecting cow dung that they are growing on you can extend their growing season indoors.


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    #25885081 - 03/20/19 07:08 AM (1 month, 29 days ago)

Really appreciate your info and suggestions Heyowana. Thanks a lot.


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    #25885267 - 03/20/19 10:22 AM (1 month, 29 days ago)

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Just went for a spin to kiama, to some cow paddocks/dairy farms. Didn't have too much luck on finding any cyans but was some good exercise. Just interested if not finding any was due to the drop of showers from the past day or two? Or are they just out of season?





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    #25890784 - 03/22/19 08:03 PM (1 month, 27 days ago)

I want to go foraging near sydney, willing to travel far and wide, however, I have no car to use for transport and would most likely be using train/buses to get around, does anyone know of any areas where I am able to explore that are close to a train station?


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    #25891561 - 03/23/19 09:04 AM (1 month, 26 days ago)

I havent lived in Sydney for years. Back in the day public transport served me well after I crashed my car from being too out of it. Beecroft and Cheltenham would be pretty stuffed now from the highway. There'd still be sneaky spots not far from Epping station. Same with Pennant hills. Hornsby you can access a lot of bush on the west side.

Bet there would be plenty of places. It was fun tripping on the bus on subaeruginosa. Going around bends and downhill could feel like a rollercoaster ride.

I always had trouble driving on them anyway. Bodyload could make it difficult to even press down on the accelerator.

Any train station near bush and you have a chance in Sydney. So get on a train and take a trip.


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    #25891577 - 03/23/19 09:26 AM (1 month, 26 days ago)

Since I'm all talk and no pics. Here's some more. Found a cluster of papuana today. About 2 inches by four inches. It was so densely packed there must have been 30 in there. Only small. A few in the middle were bigger with caps 1.5-2cm across. Saved them for printing.

In the same area a lot of P.undescribed are popping up in a ditch and runoff zone.

I imagine its quite boring reading a verbal description when as they say a pic is worth a thousand words. Sorry.


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    #25892231 - 03/23/19 04:20 PM (1 month, 26 days ago)

Good to see you Heyowana:smile:
It certainly does like to grow in dense clusters.
A recent MO observation.
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    #25892461 - 03/23/19 06:40 PM (1 month, 26 days ago)

Good to see you too. Bobwastaken's papuana pics had more individual specimens in the clusters than I have ever seen.
In the shadier spots down in the valleys here the individual size of the specimens is larger. Where I found them yesterday on top of a hill. Near a log dump. There they rarely exceed 2.5cm across the cap.

They tend to come in more colours there. Down in the valley I've only found papuana with black caps mostly. Some with olive green on the edge of the cap. More noticeable on juvenile specimens. Plus some dark brown ones.

I particularly liked all the different shades of green on the papuana caps I'd find up on the hill.


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    #25892577 - 03/23/19 07:35 PM (1 month, 26 days ago)

Found this little sweetheart in the blue mountains yesterday, starting to warm up again so I wont make another trip until it cools down. Was amazing having a trek through, watch out for them red bellys though.



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    #25892619 - 03/23/19 08:04 PM (1 month, 26 days ago)

Haha cheers mate, Will do!


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    #25895202 - 03/25/19 04:51 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

Thanks all, they're a confusing bunch of mushrooms I've been finding. Lots of different phenotypes and from what Heyowana has brought forth there's more than once species.

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DNA  sequencing of P.undescribed and P.papuana showed that they werent similar.

From a mushroom eaters perspective as well. So I dont know if you want to test this out Bob. P.undescribed has a mushroomy taste. Fairly mild. Easy to eat. P.papuana has a metallic tangy taste that is quite bitter on the aftertaste.

So if you do a taste test on those yellow specimens it might help you know if they are different to the P.papuana you are finding.

Alan Rockefeller had this to say about the two samples I sent him of P.papuana and P.undescribed.
'The two are very different. One is really close to P.keralensis from China and India,and the other is closest to Psilocybe caerulescens/mexicana, but still not that close.' Interesting when I googled P.keralensis. Problem is I don't know which DNA sequence goes with what.
Unfortunately I'm not sure which is which!

I cant get over the resemblance of bobwastaken's bunches of P.papuana to P.caerulescens.

Maybe our P.papuana is like a caerulescens mushroom of hardwood forests, log piles and logging activities. They certainly grow well down south. Wish I could find them in that quantity.




Fascinating. I wonder which species it turns out to be. Thanks for the tip on differentiating the species on taste. I haven't tasted any but since you mentioned it they have a distinctively different smell. I find the P.papuana smell similar to P.subaeruginosa while the gold specimens resemble the smell of field mushrooms more closely.

I recently made some more finds in a paddock. Not sure which species. Very robust specimens with a deep rooted, flexible stipe which was difficult to extract. The stipe would have to be 10mm thick.





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and then some very diminutive P.papuana in the rainforest.


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    #25895212 - 03/25/19 05:03 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

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Found this little sweetheart in the blue mountains yesterday, starting to warm up again so I wont make another trip until it cools down. Was amazing having a trek through, watch out for them red bellys though.






Nice find Dreamworks. They'll be everywhere soon.

Speaking of snakes any idea of this species?



I stepped by it after a picture and found some P.alutacea nearby.
First time I've seen them fruit from cow manure. In SA they only fruit from roo dung or horse manure it seems.




Then a storm moved in. Dumped 50mm in a matter of minutes. Also something we don't get in SA. Was awesome to experience.




Some recent shots of a pine forest inland from Port Macquarie.




I found lots of P.subaeruginosa throughout the pines. :bliss:




A.muscaria


and today, inland from Bega. Lot's of P.subaeruginosa coming up.




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    #25895238 - 03/25/19 06:03 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

Looks like a copperhead to me, Bob. God, those pine forests look healthy!


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    #25895248 - 03/25/19 06:44 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

Wow those robust Psilocybe sp. look very interesting. Were they joined at the stipe?
The dark almost black/blue staining has me wondering- how little I know.
They look unique. So attached to clay soil and no woody debris.

You have made my day with these beautiful pics. Keep at it. Who knows what you'll find next. I sure can't wait to find out.

I just hope more people have a look at some of your finds. Its very interesting to say the least.


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    #25895263 - 03/25/19 07:15 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

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I recently made some more finds in a paddock. Not sure which species. Very robust specimens with a deep rooted, flexible stipe which was difficult to extract. The stipe would have to be 10mm thick.









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Psilocybe aucklandiae


P. aucklandiae, a recent collection from the same location as the above image from last year, pseudorhiza distinctly visible on two of the younger specimens.







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very little bluing ... except for the makororae ... and the werare looks very .... different




Psilocybe aucklandiae is one of the most intensely bruising species in the world, usually such a dark reaction it is almost black, often with a violet hue, the specimens in my image show very little bruising because I have not abused them in any way, my collection methods are likely very different to most people here because I am trying to preserve the taxonomic characteristics.





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    #25895319 - 03/25/19 08:29 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

I really haven't got a clue. Yet I keep thinking I have seen these. Even though I havent. I'd love to know how potent they are. If you need a tester for potency I'll volunteer. Wouldn't need many at that size I imagine.

Inski or Alan Rockefeller should check them out. If they havent already. I'd be so interested to know what they thought. Bobwastaken I congratulate you. Wish I was down there finding these species.


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    #25895339 - 03/25/19 08:57 AM (1 month, 24 days ago)

Awesome habitat shots Bobwastaken.  That area is so beautiful and pristine.  I love these Australia posts this time of year when everything here is waiting to wake up.  Thanks for sharing.  Makes me want to visit Australia if I can ever get the time and money.


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    #25896492 - 03/25/19 08:30 PM (1 month, 24 days ago)

If that robust Psilocybe sp was attached to wood or woody debris I'd guess P.subaeruginosa var australiana. But since they aren't?? Well then it will be interesting to find
out what they are.
That juvenile one on its own does look like a subaeruginosa but I'm probably wrong.


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    #25896688 - 03/25/19 10:01 PM (1 month, 24 days ago)

Hello everyone!
I'm excited to share with you all my first finds of the year, they aren't out it large quantity just yet, but I was able to pick a few mature caps, all found among pine.

I wish everyone good luck this season, I hope to see lots of good images and to share some more of my own!






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    #25896848 - 03/25/19 11:10 PM (1 month, 23 days ago)

Hey thanks for sharing. Good luck this season. Hope you find more subaeruginosa. They are such a pretty species to photograph. Early in the season too!


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    #25896928 - 03/25/19 11:50 PM (1 month, 23 days ago)

Amazing stuff again, Bob. Endless thanks for sharing!


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    #25896998 - 03/26/19 12:41 AM (1 month, 23 days ago)

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I recently made some more finds in a paddock. Not sure which species. Very robust specimens with a deep rooted, flexible stipe which was difficult to extract. The stipe would have to be 10mm thick.









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Psilocybe aucklandiae


P. aucklandiae, a recent collection from the same location as the above image from last year, pseudorhiza distinctly visible on two of the younger specimens.







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very little bluing ... except for the makororae ... and the werare looks very .... different




Psilocybe aucklandiae is one of the most intensely bruising species in the world, usually such a dark reaction it is almost black, often with a violet hue, the specimens in my image show very little bruising because I have not abused them in any way, my collection methods are likely very different to most people here because I am trying to preserve the taxonomic characteristics.








Just fascinating plump bastards !! Besides P aucklandiea they also remind me of P caerulescens. Awesome find


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    #25900156 - 03/27/19 03:29 PM (1 month, 22 days ago)

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I want to go foraging near sydney, willing to travel far and wide, however, I have no car to use for transport and would most likely be using train/buses to get around, does anyone know of any areas where I am able to explore that are close to a train station?




The Sydney basin will start fruiting next cold front with rain.
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    #25900178 - 03/27/19 03:35 PM (1 month, 22 days ago)

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Looks like a copperhead to me, Bob. God, those pine forests look healthy!




Found this last year;




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    #25900522 - 03/27/19 06:59 PM (1 month, 22 days ago)

The P.undescribed species consensus has changed on mushroomobserver.
MO 271407 & MO 268682 has changed from Psilocybe papuana to Psilocybe sp.

There is a name proposal of Psilocybe sect. Zapotecorum by Alan Rockefeller. Based on chemical features from his sequence data.

This is exciting news because this makes it the only species found in this section in this country.

Plus I can now call it Psilocybe sect. Zapotecorum.


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    #25900847 - 03/27/19 10:02 PM (1 month, 22 days ago)

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    #25901002 - 03/27/19 11:22 PM (1 month, 21 days ago)

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Looks like a copperhead to me, Bob. God, those pine forests look healthy!




Found this last year;






Is that a species of Brown snake? Looks like it has a nasty bite.


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    #25901352 - 03/28/19 05:57 AM (1 month, 21 days ago)

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The P.undescribed species consensus has changed on mushroomobserver.
MO 271407 & MO 268682 has changed from Psilocybe papuana to Psilocybe sp.

There is a name proposal of Psilocybe sect. Zapotecorum by Alan Rockefeller. Based on chemical features from his sequence data.

This is exciting news because this makes it the only species found in this section in this country.

Plus I can now call it Psilocybe sect. Zapotecorum.




That is pretty cool  :grin:

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    #25901507 - 03/28/19 09:10 AM (1 month, 21 days ago)

Thanks. I always wondered what P.zapotecorum would be like. Same with P.aucklandiae which is in section Zapotecorum. Now I have a mushroom that grows locally which is in that section also.

I think that's pretty cool. They have a pretty cool effect as well. Not frantic like papuana but very calm and centered. I cant microdose with them though. They like papuana are that potent that I get out of it on tiny doses.

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    #25901776 - 03/28/19 11:57 AM (1 month, 21 days ago)

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A bunch of meanies from recently






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    #25903115 - 03/29/19 01:34 AM (1 month, 20 days ago)

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Found this little sweetheart in the blue mountains yesterday, starting to warm up again so I wont make another trip until it cools down. Was amazing having a trek through, watch out for them red bellys though.






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    #25903116 - 03/29/19 01:36 AM (1 month, 20 days ago)

Jeez after keeping my eye on this thread and constant research on mainly subs as I think they're the most common type and possibly easiest to identify too i've come to realise there are some subs that look completely different to what i've come to know subs to look like... SO MANY VARIETIES OF SUBS! May the mushroom lords be kind to me this winter.


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    #25903214 - 03/29/19 03:44 AM (1 month, 20 days ago)

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Jeez after keeping my eye on this thread and constant research on mainly subs as I think they're the most common type and possibly easiest to identify too i've come to realise there are some subs that look completely different to what i've come to know subs to look like... SO MANY VARIETIES OF SUBS! May the mushroom lords be kind to me this winter.



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    #25904042 - 03/29/19 03:58 PM (1 month, 20 days ago)

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Looks like a copperhead to me, Bob. God, those pine forests look healthy!




Found this last year;






Is that a species of Brown snake? Looks like it has a nasty bite.



The one im hold is a green tree or some python.

there are teo main types of brown snake;
King brown 1.5-2.5m long Extremely deadly
Eastern Brown 1.5-2m ""    ""    ""

but there are (light brown/hazel green) Olive ground snakes that look brown so they get killed a lot but the are non poisonous and harmless.

pretty sure that bottom photo is a copper head.



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    #25904121 - 03/29/19 04:38 PM (1 month, 20 days ago)

Beautiful animals, thanks for sharing.


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    #25904490 - 03/29/19 07:38 PM (1 month, 20 days ago)

Had a close encounter whilst on a track walk with my shroom eyes on. Was walking near the edge of a creek where some people were gathered a couple of minutes before. Went to walk further in and spotted a baby red belly. I've had some encounters in the suburbs at work but being so far away from help made me super cautious for the rest of the day. Careful out there!


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    #25904986 - 03/30/19 12:52 AM (1 month, 19 days ago)

Hi, definately a Highlands Copperhead in the big picture. As far as the pic with the snake being held, if that is a Copperhead you will want to know what youa are doing as they are dangerously venomous. A very shy snake though but you will find it's lethal side if you try and pick it up!


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    #25904992 - 03/30/19 12:56 AM (1 month, 19 days ago)

Hi all, I am from the upper Blue Mountains in NSW Australia. We have had a lot of rain recently and I have been on the hunt. I have found so many species of look alikes but not a single one turned blue. The temperature has dropped over the last two nights or so.
What is the magic temperature for Subaeruginosa to spawn? I heard it was below 7 degrees?


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    #25905104 - 03/30/19 02:43 AM (1 month, 19 days ago)

I was going to have a look through the blue mountains at the end of april unless that cold front keeps things cold for a week or so. I find; the earlier you look for subs the smarter you have to be about finding them i.e. looking for mini climates within that can cater to high humidity and low temperatures. Also heard things like 'hunt between mothers and fathers day'. I'm sure you can find some right now, don't know how abundant they will be though. Goodluck


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    #25907870 - 03/31/19 03:32 PM (1 month, 18 days ago)

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Had a close encounter whilst on a track walk with my shroom eyes on. Was walking near the edge of a creek where some people were gathered a couple of minutes before. Went to walk further in and spotted a baby red belly. I've had some encounters in the suburbs at work but being so far away from help made me super cautious for the rest of the day. Careful out there!



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Hi all, I am from the upper Blue Mountains in NSW Australia. We have had a lot of rain recently and I have been on the hunt. I have found so many species of look alikes but not a single one turned blue. The temperature has dropped over the last two nights or so.
What is the magic temperature for Subaeruginosa to spawn? I heard it was below 7 degrees?



I reckon if the wind keeps up they will only fruit in micro climate areas.
I'll be going up twice in the next few days for sure.
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    #25908215 - 03/31/19 06:55 PM (1 month, 18 days ago)

Ranting can be fun. I'm full of it lately. A nice cold southerly wind blowing up a south facing valley will encourage subs to fruit.

I was examining dried specimens of papuana and P.sect.Zapotecorum. They look so different. Papuana dries to a dark black/blue colour all over. P.s.Zap. dries to a straw wheaten colour on the cap with a stem greyish white with pale blue staining a bit like a subaeruginosa.

Looks like papuana is high in psilocin from the colour of the dried specimens. That might explain why dried their effect is lacking compared to fresh.

P.sect. Zapotecorum may be low in psilocin. Which would make it a good keeper dried.

I noticed when the subs used to fruit in Sydney in late April often it wasnt very cold. It was often in conjunction with what we used to call Indian summer. This was characterised by warm balmy weather that felt a bit summer like.

I'd read that subs needed cold temps to fruit. Which wasnt happening at the time.

Sydney subs werent the same as mountain subs effects wise. Didnt matter how many mountain subs were consumed. They were weaker and less psychedelic than Sydney ones.


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    #25908995 - 04/01/19 07:23 AM (1 month, 17 days ago)

Papuana are starting to fruit down valleys.
Its been too dry. Wet on top of the hills but.too dry down in those valleys till now. On my way back I found an introduced species. I had seen one growing at the same spot a year or two ago.

Looked out of place. Checked where it was the next day and it was gone. Found out why today. Saw a greyish/bronze coloured mushroom a bit more robust than a sub in the stipe. Attached to a piece of wood in leaf litter. Checked its gills and they were pinkish with green blue bruising on the underside of the cap around the edge.

Anyway I had to bend it to check the gills. There was greenish blue staining where I had damaged it bending it. Figured I'd leave it to drop spores. Remembered I'd left my glass case down where the papuana are. Get back later and the piece of wood is moved minus the mushroom.

I could hear the bush turkey just in the bushes. I think because they eat this species it will eventually spread. They excavate and eliminate. So I am thankful for the opportunity to hunt another species.

I dont imagine theyd be potent though with that greenish blue staining like a goldtop. Gills made me think it looked like a psilocybe from the circus for some reason.Think it was the contrast from pink to slightly mauvish to greenish staining.


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    #25910175 - 04/01/19 08:42 PM (1 month, 17 days ago)

In SA when after subs we generally look for 3 nights of sub 10 deg before heading out....just fyi


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    #25910806 - 04/02/19 03:21 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

Pineforest subs hee hee hee. Not worth the effort me thinks. Each to their own I guess. Maybe they are better in SA.

Blue mountains ones are crap. Mellow but dont get me out of it.I was wondering why they are so weak. The ones here in the eucalypt forests are okay if I eat "tiny little ones".......
The chocolate coloured ones here are no more potent than the others.

I found some good ones with that raciness like the Sydney ones. Funny thing was it looked like the same environment. A vine type plant on the ground. It wasnt wandering jew like Sydney and they were growing in there. Smelled like meanies and stained black blue.

Those P.zap have a bit of body like subs. Its all at the beginning though. After a while it goes away to a more introspective trip than papuana.


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    #25910821 - 04/02/19 03:38 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

Man, I can't express how much I love that you're tripping on these extremely cool exotic species. Thanks for sharing your stories, as ever. :bigjoint:


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    #25910891 - 04/02/19 05:39 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

Thanks, back in 1988 a fellow I knew was describing papuana to me.I didnt know at the time. He lived at Wentworth falls. He was telling me about black mushrooms with a pointy cap that stained blue.

He'd make a tea out of them and said it was stronger than the tea he'd make out of the Sydney subs we used to find when he was down my way.

He lived in an old house up on the hill. That was on the shop side of Wentworth falls. He showed me where he found them but there were none around when I was there.

It was in eucalypt bush on a fairly steep hill.

So if people were interested I'm sure they'd still be there to track down. He found them in autumn when subs were around.

Add a spice of life to your day with some fresh papuana. Make sure they arent dried because they sure lose something in the drying process.


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    #25910923 - 04/02/19 06:15 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

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Man, I can't express how much I love that you're tripping on these extremely cool exotic species. Thanks for sharing your stories, as ever. :bigjoint:




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    #25910971 - 04/02/19 07:34 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

I've had pine subs that were under whelming then I've had them teach me a lesson.
Same with gum subs.
Same with small versus big.

I've found more consistent variation between phenotypes than I have substrate.
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    #25911037 - 04/02/19 08:58 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

True and thanks. I'm an asshole about subs. I agree with what you once said about how they can sneak up on you. Strongest phenos I found would be about a third mycelium up the stipe. Attached to a big bluish mat of mycelium. Intensely bitter.

They seemed to grow where the creek had flooded then receeded.
In Sydney with all the roads it didnt take much rain for that to happen.

Used to find subs with an olive green cap on the compost piles of sticks in the creek. Often they were that colour before they had opened. Always had a super skinny stem. They tasted foul but sure would rev me up.

Then of course there were those other things I've mentioned before. Hands down the strongest weirdest tripping ones I've encountered. Stems thick like a Boletus. Caps with less gills than a sub. Which would detach easily when handled. Stem looked like a fat little blue tree trunk. Caps were always small sitting on top of that stem.

I wonder what they were. I call them P.cyanescens because they grew near a Rhododendron and Azalea garden. They looked nothing like subs. Their effect was so different as well.

I dont think anybody would handle them past 3g dried. The initial meltdown effect was too strong. Frightening being paralysed and stuck to the ground as soon as they kicked in at the hour mark usually.


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    #25911679 - 04/02/19 03:44 PM (1 month, 16 days ago)

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Ranting can be fun. I'm full of it lately. A nice cold southerly wind blowing up a south facing valley will encourage subs to fruit.
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    #25912371 - 04/02/19 11:15 PM (1 month, 15 days ago)

Thanks. With the chill in the air P.s.zap are diminishing rapidly. They were thick in a small area approx 12x3 feet. This was where water had run down from a log dump on a hill and pooled in a ditch.

Papuana are starting to fruit there out in the open now. Found two large papuana down a valley two days ago. Super strong taste with that papuana tang.

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    #25912780 - 04/03/19 06:51 AM (1 month, 15 days ago)

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    #25913693 - 04/03/19 03:39 PM (1 month, 15 days ago)

Thanks for the tips. Have been looking in pine plantations and so forth. Are there indicator species such as Saffron Milkcaps and Amanitas that share the same temperature and growing conditions?


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    #25913936 - 04/03/19 06:08 PM (1 month, 15 days ago)

Amanita muscaria and milk caps often appear before the sub season starts in the mountains. Weather can be much too hot for subs and you'll find them. Along with those slippery jack boletus.

In woodchip and bark piles Leraticymes ceres - sorry if the spelling is wrong can be an indicator species for subs. They have a reddish cap and stain green. Where I live Hypholoma species are often fruiting heavily around sub time.

I think its just finding the right section of pineforest to look. Pines that are old and bigger offer a better microsystem for subs to fruit. Also around the older growth stands of pines there are more fallen branches and debris on the ground offering a suitable habitat for subs.

If you arent finding any and it seems cold and wet enough look in shadier locations and you might find some. Good luck.


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    #25914891 - 04/04/19 07:22 AM (1 month, 14 days ago)

Yeah I was excited to see my first Leraticymes ceres of the season the other day as I've seen it grow alongside subs


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    #25914911 - 04/04/19 07:40 AM (1 month, 14 days ago)

Anybody had any luck around Riverina/Wagga Wagga area in previous seasons? I'm guessing it wouldn't be until around August or so but I was just interested in what areas would be worth checking out specifically.


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    #25916668 - 04/05/19 02:26 AM (1 month, 13 days ago)

Do any of those species you mentioned not fruit during a time that subs will be around? Could give us a better idea if we're going too early in the season. I.e. if we couldn't find those abundant Amanita muscaria it would indicate a decent climate for subs.


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    #25916892 - 04/05/19 07:42 AM (1 month, 13 days ago)

Down in Victoria I have found Amanita Muscaria and subs in quite close proximity to each other in the winter.


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    #25917005 - 04/05/19 09:20 AM (1 month, 13 days ago)

You'll probably hate my answer Dreamworks. Look for subs and don't worry about indicator species. Look in a variety of areas. I know sometimes it would seem dead subwise. Then walk down a gully and there they are. Case of tuning into where they like to fruit and when.


Might sound too ambiguous but they dont play by our rules. We learn to adapt.

When I first started hunting for mushrooms I'd be unhappy if I couldnt find them when I wanted to.Over time acceptance became the key. Like going with the flow. Often lack of expectations and trying to stay in the present can have great rewards when hunting.

Its like we are receiving subtle cues all the time from nature but our preoccupation with thought and expectations closes the door.We really are magical beings. The world we live in is full of magic. The key is within us. Just let go and go with the flow.

Too esoteric or too simple? Not very scientific I guess!


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    #25920174 - 04/06/19 10:47 PM (1 month, 11 days ago)

You've been very helpful Heyowana. Feel like after only an hour of looking I became more attuned to their characteristics and the kinds of habitats they like. Your explanation was plenty helpful and insightful.



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    #25921881 - 04/07/19 09:30 PM (1 month, 11 days ago)

I scouted an area that I had walked by many times on my hunts last year (pine forest), I read in this thread and from other sources that southerly facing hillsides are likely places to find subaeruginosa, boy was I surprised when I hauled in over 3 jars of mature mushrooms, from a single hillside, including this giant of a specimen.


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    #25921983 - 04/07/19 10:43 PM (1 month, 10 days ago)

Great to see the finds coming in for NSW. Gorgeous specimens Dreamworks and RiskBreaker. Still can't believe how early your season starts in NSW. I can totally believe late February as a start to the sub season over there.

All sub finds I made in mid march were around 1000m elevation. From Coffs Harbour to Bega. Indicator species for subs would be any temperate species fruiting. Hunting immediately after a heavy rain event can be misleading as it's difficult to detect the microclimates. Areas which have been damp for weeks are obscured by the superficial dunk. The absense of mushrooms or a scrape of the ground tells the story.

Heyowana, congrats on your discovery of a species in section zapotecorum in oz. Quite a hoot. It's also fascinating to note the differences in trip quality of the new species to P.papuana. I also love to read about your experiences and knowledge on hunting species in NSW.

The P.papuana finds and the undescribed species were found Between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. The trio were growing amongst subs at high altitude. Quite cold at the time I was there (10-20c night/day) Other undescribed specimens were found below 1000m. https://mushroomobserver.org/361911


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆ADD LINK TO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: bobwastaken]
    #25922133 - 04/08/19 12:29 AM (1 month, 10 days ago)

Excellent news.They look very exotic in that bunch on MO. My subaeruginosa ID was way off.

The P.sect.Zapotecorum I was finding are never deeply rooted. Their bluing is more typical of other species. It was a surprise when DNA said they were in that section.

There might be a couple of new species from your photos and mine.
That would be a hoot. List of species found in nsw is getting longer and longer. Hooray.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆ADD LINK TO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25922288 - 04/08/19 03:12 AM (1 month, 10 days ago)

Hiya.

Sydney Newbie, long story, older reader, not up for running from farmers :-). My first season, for medical reasons. on the hunt.

Been reading up, read the forum rules etc. Wish me luck.

e telling you all I'm a bit nervous about it...but this could be something important. I dunno. Anyway. Happy hunting to you all.


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    #25923472 - 04/08/19 06:18 PM (1 month, 10 days ago)

Hello fellow trippers,

This is my first post, very delighted.

I'm currently around the Sydney area. Want to plan a weekend camping trip with some hopeful picking. Can anyone suggest some areas north of Sydney?


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    #25923500 - 04/08/19 06:38 PM (1 month, 10 days ago)

You'd probably be better off waiting 3-4 wks. Then search around metropolitan Sydney for subaeruginosa. A lot of the creeks on the north shore and west out to Pennant hills through to Galston have them.

Especially the upper reaches of creeks in these areas. Look in wandering jew along creeks where sticks have been caught when the creeks have flooded. Underneath any lantana close to a creek. Around bracken fern on the downhill side close to creeks. In piles of sticks caught up in the creek course.

Avoid any area with sandy soil. Dries out too fast for a good sub habitat. Just need a bit of rain end of this month and the subaeruginosa should start to fruit.


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    #25923622 - 04/08/19 07:49 PM (1 month, 10 days ago)

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Hello fellow trippers,

This is my first post, very delighted.

I'm currently around the Sydney area. Want to plan a weekend camping trip with some hopeful picking. Can anyone suggest some areas north of Sydney?



Welcome to the shroomery!!!
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I recommend that you hang around and get to know people, then you can ask those things in private messages, but keep it out of the threads,  thank you and please don't think I'm trying to be a dick, I'm not.


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    #25923927 - 04/08/19 10:56 PM (1 month, 9 days ago)

Hi guys, brand new hunter here. I’m thinking of heading to Belanglo or Oberon this weekend to look for subs. Trouble is, its been dry and warmer all this week. Would it be a hopeless endeavour looking at those spots?


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    #25924140 - 04/09/19 02:28 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

BTW - is there a Code Phrase if I bump into any of you rascals? LOL.

Cos I have no idea what I am doing I'll be easy to spot.

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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Bagbalm]
    #25924154 - 04/09/19 02:39 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

Catchy tune I gotta say.

If you look in wet shady areas you might find some staticc. Temps have been down low enough for them to fruit. So you just need to look down  gullies in places where it feels cooler. Good luck.


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: Heyowana]
    #25924166 - 04/09/19 02:53 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

listen here and you'll hear a tale
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The ID's were mighty certain so
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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: staticc]
    #25924222 - 04/09/19 04:41 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

To be honest they would still be around (not in abundance), you'd just need to look for the correct hill sides and micro-climates. If you do end up looking; 100% needs to be a constantly shaded area and the ground has to be damp, but it has been hot the last couple of days. If its a big drive for you as it is for me, wouldn't bother.

Edit: didn't see there was another page, you got the right advice. If I see anyone i'll be avoiding you :laugh: especially if you're singing


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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: staticc]
    #25924229 - 04/09/19 05:11 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

Hello everyone,

Newbie to this site too and first time hunter of shrooms. Located in Newcastle NSW and been on 3 or 4 trips now from the watagans to Morrisset and everywhere in between. State forests, pine plantations, woodchipped parks etc... for zero on the active mushroom side of things.
A question for the experts; is it too early at this stage for the psilocybe subs at this time of year? Minimum temps are still in the 15-20C range, but on the other hand there has been a lot of rain in the area.
Found heaps of mushrooms in all the places I have searched, just not the ones I am after.

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    #25924242 - 04/09/19 05:45 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

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No sign of subs yet but I dont think it will be long before they fruit.



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03/04/19

Wednesday last week was a good early haul due to the two cyclones bringing up that rain n cold fronts.

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Re: ** NSW 2019 Actives only & Discussion Thread ** ☆NO ID REQUESTS☆ [Re: AzzA]
    #25924256 - 04/09/19 06:15 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

Hey Azza, you have an Amanita in there. Was that part of your haul? I heard they can make you sick unless you cook them first. I've never tried em tho.


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    #25924432 - 04/09/19 09:14 AM (1 month, 9 days ago)

Probably need to search at higher elevations. You'd be lucky to find subs in the lowlands yet.

Look on clay soil. Avoid sandstone country. Unless you can get down to creeks where the shale and clay are. Easy to tell. Look at the banks of the creek.I think you'd be better off waiting until last week in April onwards to find subs at low elevations along creeks.

Woodchip beds even later at low altitudes. I've never hunted mushrooms in the Watagans. Driven through there. I could never find subs in the bush north of Wisemans ferry. There was too much sandstone around. Yet along the river theyd be there growing in the floodzone.

Around Newcastle same would apply. Wait a few weeks then check creeks. Looking on wood and sticks where the level has risen and receded.

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    #25925341 - 04/09/19 06:05 PM (1 month, 9 days ago)

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Hey Azza, you have an Amanita in there. Was that part of your haul? I heard they can make you sick unless you cook them first. I've never tried em tho.



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    #25926548 - 04/10/19 11:40 AM (1 month, 8 days ago)

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Hey Azza, you have an Amanita in there. Was that part of your haul? I heard they can make you sick unless you cook them first. I've never tried em tho.



Some people don't have a problem eating them raw and some do, it's highly recommended that you thoroughly cook all mushrooms, even store bought. Amanita Muscaria can be done in a few ways,  you can bake it at low temperatures to change the nasties in active compounds or you can parboil in two changes of water to remove the nasties and the actives to have a nice edible.


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    #25926916 - 04/10/19 03:27 PM (1 month, 8 days ago)

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    #25927278 - 04/10/19 06:48 PM (1 month, 8 days ago)

Went for my first hunt since I moved to the east coast, but I think I waited a bit too long after our recent big rains. I must have missed the main flush by a few days. Not to worry, there's more rains coming!




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    #25927420 - 04/10/19 08:08 PM (1 month, 8 days ago)

north nsw would not have much time left for cubes aye?

pan cyans would be around though


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    #25928266 - 04/11/19 09:51 AM (1 month, 7 days ago)

Actually goldtops handle cold weather better than meanies in north nsw.

In winter need to find hotspots for Pan.cyans. Like sun all day with a hill facing north. If its facing a river even better.

P.cubensis in winter more in areas that are frost protected.  I've seen a lot more healthy looking goldtops in winter than meanies.

Did you ever go past 20g fresh with meanies? 2g dry would not be the same unfortunately with meanies. I was having a discussion about goldtop potency. Concensus was they dont dry that well and retain full potency.

Subs on the other hand retain potency well.

Thanks for your kind words about me on the NZ forum. I couldn't have got far with an ID for P.tasmaniana, alutacea,papuana and sect.Zapotecorum without Inski's and Alan Rockefeller's help.

Alan Rockefeller has DNA sequenced all four species in answer to Ent's querry about P.alutacea DNA sequencing in Vic 2019 season thread.

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    #25929169 - 04/11/19 06:02 PM (1 month, 7 days ago)

Oh really, I found that pan cyans did better when next to a creek due to consistent humidity.
So they could fruit when there was no rain.

But the cube field always had its grass cut often, So it was exposed to wind easier.

But all that IME was the Mid-North Coast area.

Nah I never had a massive pan cyan haul in one go.


Heyo;" I was having a discussion about goldtop potency. Concensus was they dont dry that well and retain full potency."

Agreed but I've found the Gold tops themselves can / seem to vary in potency weight for weight depending on how quick / slow they grow.
Used to think it was the drying, But found it best to heat them over 40-50c for a while to kill off the bug lavae so they eat less.
Then 35c till dry.


Still Subz lose some... would you agree half their potancy 9-12 months..?


oh and how much  P.alutacea wet or dry would i need to match 1g sydney sub


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    #25929680 - 04/11/19 11:32 PM (1 month, 6 days ago)

Heyowana,

Cheers for the reply to my post mate, much appreciated and I will take all advice onboard for my next hunt.
Will concentrate next hunt on creeks and gulley areas west of where I live. Another question I have is ‘do actives along creeks/ rivers only exist in the fresh water reaches, or can they handle the salt?
Being a newbie to shroom hunting, thanks to all you guys for your contributions on this forum.
The information and advice on here is in valuable to people like me just starting out, so cheers.
Can not wait for that first wild find and the trip that follows.

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    #25929714 - 04/11/19 11:59 PM (1 month, 6 days ago)

shags,

Im also from Newcastle area, ive done a few hunts around williamtown area and karuah however unsuccessful. Ive been told by a few people that cubes grow out tea gardens way aswell as winter species, there is a lot of pine out that way so i would assume they are talking about subs. hope this helps


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    #25930063 - 04/12/19 09:14 AM (1 month, 6 days ago)

I think 1g dried Sydney sub needs another species to weigh in. Perhaps my tolerance is a bit high. P.alutacea didn't have the staying power to compare to Sydney or mountain subs. Just when I'd feel disoriented and out of it they'd wear off.

I don't like them. They did feel a bit more fiery and meaner in effect than P.tasmaniana. At the hour mark after feeling out of it they'd wear off.

I cant remember how many I'd take. Maybe weight for weight they are okay. They weigh hardly anything. I gave up on them as a drug species but think they are very photogenic.


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    #25930092 - 04/12/19 09:35 AM (1 month, 6 days ago)

I've never looked along saltwater creeks or rivers for subs. Consider the phrase sand and subs don't mix. Check out the top ends of freshwater creeks. The water tends to sit around there for a while before running off. Often there is debris from sticks and leaves sitting around. So its a good place to look.

As you walk down the creek check around ferns close to the creek course. Any piles of sticks water has ran over from runoff into the creek. Piles of sticks in the creek course too as you walk down can be good producers for subs.

Lantana near the creek can be good. They seem to like fruiting on decayed wood and leaves from lantana on clayey soil. I don't know how prevalent wandering jew is around Newcastle. In Sydney it can be a goldmine for sub production.

It acts like a net catching sticks washed down the creek. Also it stays wet around the roots after rain. On clayey soil definately a good place to look. Just don't take fido with you. Dogs can have severe skin allergies to wandering jew.

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    #25930126 - 04/12/19 10:01 AM (1 month, 6 days ago)

I've had some surprises from eating Sydney subs over the six month mark. Just how good they were even when stored poorly. I never used to weigh my doses with them though.

Probably ate too many at a time by today's conservative standards. I do remember eating from 20-50 dried at a time. Fifty and wow. Even good auditory hallucinations to go with all those colours. Twenty wasn't bad either.

I do remember eating 18 dried ones over 6 months old. Big surprise how much bodyload they gave me later on. I used to like bodyload to the point that the right dosage had me unable to walk at the end of the trip.

These days I'm over it. Prefering species like papuana that don't have it. Having said that I'll give the mountain subs here a good go this year. Just need them to show. Nights are still a bit warm yet.


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    #25935278 - 04/15/19 01:24 AM (1 month, 3 days ago)

Great mushroom recipe. Picked a small bunch of about 30  papuana yesterday. That bunch has been fruiting since early march. Looked about a heaped handful.

Anyway laid them on a plastic tray with the lid off. Put that on top of some cold wine bottles in a cupboard. Today chopped them up until crumblike in texture. Mixed in about a third avocado. Squeezed a half of lime in. Still tasted rank so added a heaped teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter.

Tasted fine. Started to come on about twenty minutes later. Quite pleasant....so far.


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    #25935340 - 04/15/19 02:45 AM (1 month, 3 days ago)

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    #25935469 - 04/15/19 07:52 AM (1 month, 3 days ago)

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Today chopped them up until crumblike in texture. Mixed in about a third avocado. Squeezed a half of lime in. Still tasted rank so added a heaped teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter.

Tasted fine. Started to come on about twenty minutes later. Quite pleasant....so far.




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    #25935598 - 04/15/19 10:10 AM (1 month, 3 days ago)

Makes all the difference to the taste. First found out about it back in the 1980's. Used to go to a friends place with my harvest and we'd eat them one at a time and pass the plate around.

His girlfriend was eating peanuts one day. She said try them with the mushrooms. To my surprise they took all the bitterness and yuk taste away.

Was a good trip today. Beautiful kaleidoscopes that fresh papuana can deliver so well. Intricate irridescent shimmering colours in my peripheral vision. Like peacock and bird of paradise patterns. The colours dance out in front of me as I walk along in the daylight. I dont get this on other species. I do get similar visuals on cactus tea brews though.

In a darkened room the visuals are breathtaking. Exquisite bejewelled carvings that look maori in some way. As night comes I start circle walking in a bagua fashion. Feeling more feline or even spider like with every movement.

Hard to convey these experiences with words. I hope I live to see the day when other people are writing trip reports about papuana.

Because of these effects I appreciate papuana. Along with the very clear high it provides.

Had about 1.5g dried about a week ago. They were from the same bunch. No comparison to fresh. Quite dull and unimpressive. Not so today. Very pleased.

Now we just need some rain to get that bunch to fruit again.


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    #25937287 - 04/16/19 02:28 AM (1 month, 2 days ago)

Found two small bunches of P.tasmaniana today. Another poor year due to dry conditions. Without east coast lows dropping considerable rainfall, they don't fruit well at all.


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    #25938845 - 04/16/19 10:28 PM (1 month, 2 days ago)

I'll have my fingers crossed it picks up for you over the next couple of weeks, Heyowana. :wink:

Thanks for sharing the trip report. Awesome stuff.


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    #25938915 - 04/16/19 11:10 PM (1 month, 1 day ago)

Wow, sounds like a beautiful trip Heyowana :thumbup:. So the trip from P. Papuana differs noticeably from  say that of P. Sub? There doesn't seem to be that much information about them going around that i can find on the web


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    #25938991 - 04/16/19 11:57 PM (1 month, 1 day ago)

Hey all!
Driving from Sydney to Port Macquarie this weekend. Any suggestions of any magical places to stop off along the way? X


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    #25939152 - 04/17/19 02:13 AM (1 month, 1 day ago)

Check out Goldenhead beach along the way. It's a stunning place with some amazing headlands and you might get a chance to see some bumphack whales from the headlands if your game.


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    #25939531 - 04/17/19 10:36 AM (1 month, 1 day ago)

Thank you. Thanks ent as well.:smile: I'll try not to be a smartass but I'm incurable. Paraphrasing a bit. Mushroom expert on another website said he doubts anyone has tried papuana in the western world. He did tell me P.papuana holotype was in Mexico city. So not all was in vain.

That's why there isnt much info on the internet about them. Most noticable difference between papuana trip and subaeruginosa trip to me is the lack of bodyload on papuana.

So I can be quite out of it and walk around normally. Bit over a week ago having taken dried papuana and being disappointed with the trip quality. I ate three little bunches of P.sect.Zapotecorum. Twenty minutes later I was wobbly walking around.

Get home and all's good because it pushed me over the edge to a much better trip.
I can get very speedy and talkative on papuana. I feel more dreamy on subs and P.sect.Zap.


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    #25942586 - 04/19/19 12:13 AM (30 days, 22 hours ago)

Hey I’m new to this, just wondering what kinds of shrooms grow in NSW. Also what time of the year is best for them to grow. I have a park forest close to me would that be promising? Thanks.

I’m also in the Camden area if that helps.


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    #25942932 - 04/19/19 06:40 AM (30 days, 15 hours ago)

Windy,

Cheers for the intel mate. She is a vast search area out there. So keen to make that first find of wild actives. Hopefully once that happens it will all fall into place.

Happy Hunting


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