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Psilocybe cyanescens on logs?
    #3959732 - 03/23/05 03:13 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I have been growing shiitake for a few years, and now I'm going to try psilocybe cyanescens. I would like to try growing it on logs in a similar way to shiitake. Has anyone tried this? Or does anyone have an idea of whether or not it will work?

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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: Jaques]
    #3959746 - 03/23/05 03:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Are you asking about birch plugs inserted into logs? AFAOF is exploring this very idea now...

Any ideas anyone?


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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: XTCollection]
    #3959775 - 03/23/05 03:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I know a guy who is doing shiitake on oak logs. i beleive he said the spores are inserted threw a hole in the plugs and then you drill a hole in the log and pop that sucker in there. that's pretty much ALL i know on the subject. i've seen pictures of them growing on logs so i'm sure it's possible.


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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: thenewguy05]
    #3959870 - 03/23/05 03:44 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I'm not so sure they could colonize something as dense as a log. In nature, they're on heavily decomposed wood that's been covered in soil. If you'll spawn wood chips instead, then bury them in a cool shady area of your garden, you'll get a few flushes this fall.
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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3959905 - 03/23/05 03:52 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The guy i know has all these logs (they are dead but i have no idea how long)and they are stacked like if you were makeing a log cabin in a square.


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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: XTCollection]
    #3960598 - 03/23/05 06:07 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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XTCollection said:
Are you asking about birch plugs inserted into logs?





I was going to use beach plugs, but basically you've hit the nail on the head. I'm going to look up AFAOF right now to see what they are doing.


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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: XTCollection]
    #3964424 - 03/24/05 12:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I looked up AFAOF and I've found a few vague references to it around the Internet, but nothing conclusive. Maybe this is something everybody knows and I've just missed it because I'm new to this community,,, but who or what is AFAOF?

Thenewguy05: I'm not growing shiitake but psilocybe cyanescens, which is a different species. Sorry if I wasn't clear about that earlier.


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Re: Psilocybe cyanescens on logs? [Re: Jaques]
    #3965093 - 03/24/05 03:46 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I am well aware of what your talking about, pm me if you want detailed logs...

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