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Offlinegnrm23
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first harvest in 25 years
    #2824331 - 06/24/04 03:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

whoo hoo...
liquid spores into pressure cooked popcorn...
cased with potting soil, vermiculite, lime...
sorta left alone whilst i was in CO for the dead...
maybe 20 or so mushrooms poppin outa the dirt...
fat stems but dinky caps (not opened yet)...
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so here's the Q:
should i wait until the caps pop open (whether they are the size of dimes or the size of silver dollars) or should i pick 'em & start drying 'em right now ?
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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: gnrm23]
    #2824365 - 06/24/04 03:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

harvest just as the veil breaks. thats pretty much the status quo ive heard


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: gnrm23]
    #2824368 - 06/24/04 04:00 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The more you wait, the bigger they get, once they start dropping spores, I think its time to pick... just so there aren't spores everywhere.


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: gnrm23]
    #2826213 - 06/25/04 01:22 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

when the veil starts tearing from teh cap is when they're most potent (according to some teks on here). waiting for the caps to open up will result in a little bit more weight, but also a little less potency and personally a rougher taste when eaten.

so, i'd pick em before the caps open up fully, but RIGHT as they start to open up. you'll see the cap tear from the stem and the veil will start to look "shredded"


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: Edge]
    #2826509 - 06/25/04 02:31 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

they still produce psilocybin after veil breaks wihle its still growing just not as much per weight... if you eat shrooms on the number of shrooms, this is still fine... but if you carefully weigh your shrooms you might be losin some potency that way


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: berto23]
    #2826635 - 06/25/04 03:24 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Minimal potensy concidering the gain...


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: Rose]
    #2826976 - 06/25/04 07:33 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

the caps (carpophores) are puffing up in size but still haven't broken the veil...
the tub they're in is opaque green rubbermaid --- maybe they would like a clear plastic cover so they know which way is up?
still, lookin' pretty good...


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: gnrm23]
    #2827418 - 06/25/04 11:50 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

That's good to hear!  Congrats! :thumbup:
The clear plastic could help them find up, but if ambient light is getting through the walls I'm not sure it would matter.


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Re: first harvest in 25 years [Re: blink]
    #2831034 - 06/26/04 03:55 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

it's pretty dark in there...
well, since the veils were starting to open uop, i picked most of the crop --- left a few in to maybe tatten up...
so, should i sprinkle some fresh casing & lime over the surface, moisten well, and wait for the next flush?
wet weight was like 90 grams, from a box maybe 18 x 24 inces, with maybe 8 or so jars being crumbled up on top of perlite (well, wax paper directly on the perlite) & then cased with ummmmm potting soil & vermiclute & lime (pasteurized, i think, but i still got a green mold (not lichen?) in one corner of the box - maybe scoop that out & toss it on the compost heap?)
anyways, thanks for the advice, both here on the BBs & archived at this wonderful website, THE SHROOMERY !


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