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Offlinehybridphil
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How to pick from outdoors
    #2916882 - 07/22/04 06:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I know that when picking cubies from indoor cultivation you rip them out of the casing or whatever they grew out of and get the whole thing but I read on a few posts that when picking mushrooms from the wild outdoors, then it is better to cut them at the base. Some people got cursed for picking them out of the ground whole and I was wondering what was the proper way for picking and if different from indoors, why? :grin: Thanks!


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2916893 - 07/22/04 06:46 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Unable to explain eloquently at the moment my reasoning and debate over the matter, I would suggest very gently screwing a mushroom out of the ground while holding the ground around the mushroom with the other hand. In this way, minimal damage is done to the surrounding mycelium and there is a decreased risk of rot decomposing the remaining portion of the stipe. The rotting stipe can infect the mycelium thereby injuring the mycelium and hampering or annihilating its future reproductive capacity.

Let us hear other people's comments. :cool:


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2916897 - 07/22/04 06:47 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm not sure about cubes specifically but it's my understanding that some of the more fragile mushrooms tend to have complex root structures that can be damaged by pulling up the whole thing.


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hnc]
    #2917000 - 07/22/04 07:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

there is no way to remove a mushroom from the ground without damaging the organism. the key is simply not to tear up every mushroom you see.


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2917429 - 07/22/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i usually just cut them or pinch them off at the stipe near the ground


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2917540 - 07/22/04 10:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm with magma maniac on this one...
That's what I normally do...


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2917856 - 07/22/04 11:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I use scissors or snips to keep the mushrooms clean and to prevent entry of air(drying it out), water(flooding it out), or contaminants into the mycelium body, also to cause as little damage to the mycelium as possible. This helps ensure another flush from the cowpie too.


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: hybridphil]
    #2917875 - 07/22/04 11:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

just keep the fungi sacred like it should be and the rest will follow.

i cut everything at the lowest point but i dont know why its just my way of taking but leaving


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: acoostick]
    #4234605 - 05/29/05 11:01 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I know this a very old post but it came up in the "Related threads" screen and I find it relevent.
I need to know if you cut shrooms at the stump or base in your outdoor patch, will that stump that remains rot and cause contams?


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: P2K1]
    #4236424 - 05/30/05 01:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I know of only one study on what happens if you pick vs. cut off at the base vs. not pick them at all. They studied chanterelles and seemed to find that there was no difference between any of those things. The patches of mushrooms seemed to produce about the same numbers of mushrooms either way.

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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: ToxicMan]
    #4236975 - 05/30/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I heard that with Psilocybe Cyanescens, if you cut them, those exact shrooms will grow back soon. No experience with that, just what I heard.


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Re: How to pick from outdoors [Re: shroomanic]
    #4237404 - 05/30/05 06:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Lol
Its not like a carrot or something, another shroom will not grow out of a cut stipe.
This debate may be over the myth that a fresh new cap will grow out of a cut stipe (a myth taht ive never actually heard before).


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