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Offlinecannijuana
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desiccant needed?
    #3962202 - 03/23/05 11:44 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

I live in a dry environment, usually the RH is around %35 in the winter and goes way down to about %15 in the summer.

Is a desiccant required to dry mushrooms in my climate or can they be plain ole' air dried?

also do spores contain psilocybin/psilocin? just wondering...


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: cannijuana]
    #3962225 - 03/23/05 11:47 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

yes you need descicant. You want them to have 0 moisture not even 15% which is what will happen if you let them air dry.

I mean besides the other ways to dry them of course ie food dehydrator.

Desicant just is the best im my eyes


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: goofy98]
    #3962245 - 03/23/05 11:50 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Fan dry for 24-48 hours (depending on size/yield) and finish off in desiccant chamber. Air drying will get them dry, but not the cracker dry that's required to prevent rotting.


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3962259 - 03/23/05 11:53 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

thanks for clearing that up said much better. :werd:


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3962270 - 03/23/05 11:54 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

I have a food dehydrator but someone told to "shy away" from them as heat can lower psilocybin levels. The lowest setting on my dehydrator is 95 degrees fahrenheit. Once the mushrooms are dry can they be stored in a refridgerator? or even a deep freezer?


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: cannijuana]
    #3978204 - 03/28/05 12:36 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I don't think freezing is good for shroomies.


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: cannijuana]
    #3978288 - 03/28/05 01:01 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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cannijuana said:
I have a food dehydrator but someone told to "shy away" from them as heat can lower psilocybin levels.  The lowest setting on my dehydrator is 95 degrees fahrenheit.  Once the mushrooms are dry can they be stored in a refridgerator? or even a deep freezer?




LOL...... lemme tella  :grin:

Food dehydrator on 95F setting is PERFECT.

You CANNOt get a better drier.

Set it & forget it for a day.

Once CRACKER DRY.......

Vaccum seal in autoclave or food/saver bags.

Once vaccum sealed. Place bag in dry clean quart jar, tighten lid TIGHT. Store in cool dry place, or freezer. Will store a very long - long time.


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: agar]
    #3978492 - 03/28/05 01:39 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

LOL! Set it and forget it! Sounds familiar! I've got to get a dehydrator with that low of a setting. Any tips?


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: cannijuana]
    #3978500 - 03/28/05 01:39 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

spores contain no psilocybin, that's why they're legal in most states. Doubt me? try licking a print.

(ok not really, just take my word for it)


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: Hotnuts]
    #3978522 - 03/28/05 01:41 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Set it and forget it!  Thats definitely an infomercial you'll see droning on tv at 3 in the morning :smile:

Thats Ronco! Ron Popeil


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: cannijuana]
    #3978548 - 03/28/05 01:44 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

On a hot summer my night my room can get up to 85, instead of a dehydrator I'll just put the shrooms on a rack and fan them all night.


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Re: desiccant needed? [Re: Hotnuts]
    #3978673 - 03/28/05 02:02 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Nesco American Harvest is a GREAT one.

Scour thrift stores. Sometimes you can find one - WAY CHEAP.

Watch ebay for them, or a Harvest Maid.

Ronco's are to hot (no thermostat)

About any will work - so long as they have a low thermostat setting -at or under 100F.

Once you use one, is like differance between sex by yourself -or- with a willing female. One doesnt compare with the other.


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