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Cultivating Liberty Caps
    #3360688 - 11/14/04 06:12 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hello,

ANyone here familiar with the cultivation of the Liberty Cap?
I heard they grow on grasseed?

Any input appreciated.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3361627 - 11/14/04 10:09 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I'm told its not easy, and it doesn't seem to be something people attempt. I've seen only a couple of success stories, and they're not by your average guy. I think I've read that it forms in some special way with the grass its growing on. It also grows in pastures with cattle poo and all, but not directly off it.

Anyone have any specific information, or sources?


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3364587 - 11/15/04 04:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah I heared too its not too easy. And yes I know where they grow in the wild, between the grass and the cattle... :p

K will do a search, should have done that before.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3364654 - 11/15/04 05:15 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

wassa liberty cap? got a species name?


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: recalcitrant]
    #3364704 - 11/15/04 05:26 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Liberty Cap aka Psylocybe Semilanceata! :thumbup:


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3364924 - 11/15/04 06:17 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

damn i wish you could cultivate them easier, i love thoses little guys, so much stronger than regular cubes in my opinion


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: KyKid]
    #3364977 - 11/15/04 06:31 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Also almost no psilocin. Mjshroomer once posted that some were dried for a very long time and had very minimal potency lost.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: KyKid]
    #3365024 - 11/15/04 06:43 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I did not really find succesfull teks in my search... I like them also cause they are native here, not only because they are stronger.
Since they are rather tiny and small I think one will get more potency per square inch with cubes...


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365049 - 11/15/04 06:50 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Even if you could cultivate it successfully, you wouldn't get a flush like a cube flush. So, by weight itd be more potent, probably not by grow.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3365072 - 11/15/04 06:56 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

yes i think so, but I am not looking for high tripping yields in the libcaps, would just be nice to have those little friends grow in my house! :laugh:


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365086 - 11/15/04 06:58 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Couldn't agree more


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: Koala Koolio]
    #3365224 - 11/15/04 07:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup:

Ok I must be patient not all at once so much to try out !
- my 1st grow (cakes and popcorn in TiT now) cakes too dry I did not shake syringe
- making sporeprints
- making sporesyringes
- liquid mycelium cultures
- growing on bulksubstrate (straw and wormshit will be the first)
- grain teks (try rye, rice and grain 2 grain, grain 2 bulk etc)

Its a nice hobby it got me!


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365236 - 11/15/04 07:21 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I agree , i wouldnt minds having small yeilds of those i would glady put up with crappy yeilds just to have a few of those around all the time, plus there not native here so i gotta wait for the right season and then i have to go on a road trip to visit a friend who hunts them every year. oh well makes for a interesting trip every year.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365251 - 11/15/04 07:23 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:



Mycelium obtained from the spores of one mushroom (GARTZ & MULLER, 1989) was kept as a stock culture on 6% malt agar. Cotton-plugged 500 ml Erlenmeyer flasks were filled with horse manure compost (STAMETS & CHILTON, 1983), sterilized by autoclaving, cooled, inoculated from stock cultures and incubated at 21 ?C.
Fruiting of the mycelia occured without casing 12 till 16 weeks after inoculation.





http://www.psilocybe.org/Wissenschaft/FurtherInvestigation.htm


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: ivi]
    #3365321 - 11/15/04 07:31 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Ivi! Hmm those germans, will read it!

Thanks... :wink:


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365394 - 11/15/04 07:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

That doesen't sound too difficult... horse poo should be readily available. You should be able to use cow poo too.

You can get spores from thesporeworks. Nobody grows them? :confused:

Yeah, the yields will be nothing compared to cubensis, but you could say the same thing about Panaeolus.* ...


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: discman1]
    #3365485 - 11/15/04 07:55 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Sporeworks carries them but they're sold out.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: discman1]
    #3365503 - 11/15/04 07:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hey discman im not so interested in high yields, more in cultivating LibCaps in itself.
Maybe spreading their mycelium around in some good habitats here too..

I will do some research on it, but as stated I have so much to explore I want too much too quick sometimes....

Thanks!


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3365537 - 11/15/04 08:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes yes, I completely agree. That's why I was surprised it seems nobody does.

I would love to grow some, myself.


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Re: Cultivating Liberty Caps [Re: discman1]
    #3365601 - 11/15/04 08:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

damn i need to get ahold of sporeworks and tell em to include me the next time they get them in. i wouldn't mind taking a stab at it, but much research needed first any good references


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