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OfflineWronguy
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Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived!
    #5516777 - 04/14/06 05:50 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Update 04/23/2006:
I apologize for the further delays in getting this book review up. I just realized that my tattoo artist has my book. I will pick this up later in the week and complete my review. While I have read the book, I do need it to make some specific references. Stay tuned.


Alright you hard chargers, the book we've been waiting for is here. The book I'm speaking of is Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook: Easy Indoor & Outdoor Cultivation.



Here is what you will find inside:

209 Pages

Chapter 1: A brief history of psilocybin mushroom cultivation

Chapter 2: The biology of mushrooms

Chapter 3: Psilocybe; The species (tons of color photos)

Chapter 4: Sterile culture technique

Chapter 5: Equipment and supplies

Chapter 6: PF Tek improved

Chapter 7: Working with Agar

Chapter 8: Working with grain

Chapter 9: Fruiting containers

Chapter 10: Casing soil

Chapter 11: Fruiting and harvesting

Chapter 12: After the harvest

Chapter 13: Outdoor cultivation

Chapter 14: The chemistry of psilocybe mushrooms

Chapter 15: The psilocybe mushroom experience

Chapter 16: Conclusion; Where to go from here

Appendices:

A: Quick reference for substrate and casing recipes
B: Glove box and flow hood plans
C: Resources (Yes, the Shroomery is one of them)
D: Glossary

I just got this book in today and will be spending my weekend reading and reviewing it. I will try and get a book review in by the end of the weekend. Now this book is not as comprehensive as The Mushroom Cultivator, but it is an awesome addition to anyone's library and is 100% dedicated to what we love. If you are a newbie, this book is a must have.

Please support the Shroomery by using the link provided for your purchase. Thank you and happy reading.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Wronguy]
    #5516801 - 04/14/06 06:00 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Interesting, I love books I wonder how it matches up with the others.

Or does it cover to topics and teks that the other books have left out?

Yeah let us know how it goes  :thumbup:


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Snaggletooth]
    #5516829 - 04/14/06 06:13 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Cool book. Are these authors known?

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Cubenisseur]
    #5517163 - 04/14/06 08:38 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

I ordered one..

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: ]
    #5518493 - 04/15/06 10:22 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

eheehe me too, looks like a good read, thanks


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: FractalXplora]
    #5518764 - 04/15/06 11:41 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

judging by the cover, authors are L.G. Nicholas and Kerry Ogame


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: fungiamongi2]
    #5520630 - 04/16/06 10:46 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

I'll be getting one soon as well :smile:.

Does it cover Bioefficeny?

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #5523867 - 04/17/06 09:12 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

+5 to you bro. always good to stay informed with the latest and greatest.
thanks

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Swan Song]
    #5524471 - 04/17/06 11:33 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

nice find!!! i'll have to pick this one up.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Swan Song]
    #5524705 - 04/17/06 12:28 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Just so everyone knows.....

Amazon isn't stocked with these books yet, and there will likely be a 5-9 day wait before they even ship. No biggie in my opinion, but thought everyone should realize patience will be involved.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Edgekrusher]
    #5525283 - 04/17/06 02:30 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Considering patience is involved in just about every aspect of this hobby, I doubt the people will mind too much :p

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: iamyour_messiah]
    #5525315 - 04/17/06 02:40 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

so does it just cover the pf tek and grains or does it talk about bulk poo also?


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: iamyour_messiah]
    #5525345 - 04/17/06 02:48 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, this is true to a point.

But whenever I order from Amazon, I grab a few things in order to get the free S/H (You have to spend like 25 bucks to be eligible). If one of the books is unavailable, it stalls all the others. Of course you CAN opt to send at different times, but goodbye free S/H.

Shouldn't be a problem in most cases. Just don't try to rush a birthday gift with the order.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Edgekrusher]
    #5529101 - 04/18/06 11:47 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

hey, can you scan a copy for me and put it in .pdf format? i have a hardcopy, i just want a digital backup. yeeeeaaah, that's the ticket.


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Optx]
    #5530381 - 04/18/06 05:46 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

sweet im all over that

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Any liquid inoculation techniques and variations? [Re: boomerman]
    #5536317 - 04/20/06 01:39 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

just wonderin if the book has liquid inoculation information and variations thereof, i.e create liquid innoculant from grain, or liquid innoculant from a liquid master...

BTW how long could a liquid culture remain viable in the fridge without any air exchange whatsoever?

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WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to that eye? [Re: Shampioenier]
    #5536319 - 04/20/06 01:41 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

that looks seriously sick . one bad ass eye

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    #5540086 - 04/21/06 04:29 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: Tamadragon]
    #5540623 - 04/21/06 10:41 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

ok I want a review by the end of the weekend  :wink:


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: Snaggletooth]
    #5541397 - 04/21/06 03:29 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Sorry for the tardy review. I've been swamped with work lately and haven't had a chance to put anything down on paper just yet. I'll try and get this done by the end of this weekend, I promise.

Initial thoughts, this book is for the beginner and intermediate cultivator. Good coverage on agar and cloning. Doesn't cover any bulk recipes or bulk cultivation methods and specifically states that it doesn't. Probably trying to avoid too much attention. Anyway, the review is coming.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: Wronguy]
    #5552336 - 04/24/06 08:03 PM (18 years, 28 days ago)

book dosent have to much on contams. The PF Tek improvement dosent seem to good to me. It is a great book though, i did learn alot and my next grow should be a hell of a lot better thanks to this site and that book. Im gonna be trippin for life

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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: boomerman]
    #5553415 - 04/24/06 11:41 PM (18 years, 28 days ago)

The book mentions Rogger Rabbit's picture of P.Cubensis growing on a bible!!! First page of intro (* Bottom)..

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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: DrAbominable]
    #5566222 - 04/28/06 08:24 AM (18 years, 25 days ago)

Truthfully, if you can traverse the shroomery's search engine then there really isn't much point in buying this book. Compared to Stamets "practicle guide to growing mushrooms at home" this book reads at an elementary level. I found myself disagreeing with a few techniques due to the over smplification they use to describe them. (ex: book suggest a pure vermiculite casing; I'm a 50/50 man).

If you don't know jack squat about mycology, then yeah, sure, pick this bad boy up. It has plenty of color-photoed step-by-step instructions for things such as grain inoculation, spawn bag management, agar, cloning, grain-grain transfers, ect.... It talks briefly on bulk, but doesn't supply the steps past spawning.

Overall, its a handy little thing. Especially if you have never grown before. If you know your stuff, don't buy it.

Took me less than a day's free time to read.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Edgekrusher] * 1
    #5578395 - 05/01/06 06:40 PM (18 years, 21 days ago)

I just got this book. A great read but, not as good of a read as the Shroomery. Maybe more organized. Still a good book.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Delight]
    #5580272 - 05/02/06 03:23 AM (18 years, 21 days ago)

Quote:

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not as good of a read as the Shroomery.




i can tell that without even have taken a look at it :wink:

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: ohmatic]
    #5596187 - 05/05/06 10:45 PM (18 years, 17 days ago)

I just ordered mine. hehehe

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Techno_Raver]
    #5602878 - 05/07/06 09:52 PM (18 years, 15 days ago)

I agree, this is for beginners. Maybe a bit of insight for p. azurescens but that's it. Nothing new here and certainly nothing I didn't already know just from looking around here.

Good Job Shroomery! You're outpacing the literature


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: monstermitch]
    #5606101 - 05/08/06 06:38 PM (18 years, 14 days ago)

Just ordered me a copy.

Can't wait to get it!! :smile:

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: bodom]
    #5607334 - 05/09/06 01:41 AM (18 years, 14 days ago)

i ordered a copy of this book a few days ago. Ive never used amazon.com before, does anyone know if they will be shipping this book with the title of the book on the out side of the package. I'm kind of paranoid

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: elrobotoe]
    #5607622 - 05/09/06 05:24 AM (18 years, 14 days ago)

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i ordered a copy of this book a few days ago. Ive never used amazon.com before, does anyone know if they will be shipping this book with the title of the book on the out side of the package. I'm kind of paranoid




no they dont, its packed in a box.
also, books are legal, why be paranoid.


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: ohmatic]
    #5617042 - 05/11/06 12:32 PM (18 years, 12 days ago)

I have it. It is good, except I think it lacks the necessary details in the grain section. I used the wheat berries like they recomend, and they were much too dry after PCing. They also didn't say anything about shaking the jars while they were still hot to evenly disperse the water.Also, no liquid tek in here.


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    #5623266 - 05/12/06 11:15 PM (18 years, 10 days ago)

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Techno_Raver]
    #5623268 - 05/12/06 11:16 PM (18 years, 10 days ago)

I just received mine today and think it is great. It has more details and information about cultivation and has more pictures then some of the older books I got. It is definitely a must have for a newbie like myself, and many others. It even contains links to some better shroom websites.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Techno_Raver]
    #5623834 - 05/13/06 09:22 AM (18 years, 10 days ago)

its a great boook...but its ture value woul be ,,to use it as reference....cuz t does teach us basically everything we know but its great to have off hand ...in case of QUick stumping questions and reassurance


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived! [Re: Wronguy]
    #5629204 - 05/14/06 04:59 PM (18 years, 9 days ago)

who's kerry ogame?


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived! [Re: shirley knott]
    #5637486 - 05/16/06 01:22 PM (18 years, 7 days ago)

how does the book comapre to the info you can find on the web.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived! [Re: euphrates]
    #5639649 - 05/16/06 09:43 PM (18 years, 6 days ago)

everything in that book (and then some), you can find here on the shroomery. The book is handier of course, and has many large colored photos of procedures.

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: ohmatic]
    #5646678 - 05/18/06 03:11 PM (18 years, 5 days ago)

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Quote:

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i ordered a copy of this book a few days ago. Ive never used amazon.com before, does anyone know if they will be shipping this book with the title of the book on the out side of the package. I'm kind of paranoid




no they dont, its packed in a box.
also, books are legal, why be paranoid.




Even so, Its still a 'bait' (as in the opposite of casual) book to order - Large companies don't like getting harassed by law enforcement agencies  :crazy:


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: shirley knott]
    #5649558 - 05/19/06 10:01 AM (18 years, 4 days ago)

As a true beginner, (which I can prove this being my first post) I recently purchased this book. I'm a bit confused about the improved pk tek. I don't see how "messy tubs of casing" can be all that difficult, but I might just try it out and learn what works best and what to discard. I thought it was a fairly decent read. (nothing comparable to stamets of course)

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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: katatonic]
    #5671575 - 05/25/06 04:49 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I got my copy yesterday, I wish I had this when starting a month ago. I spent more than a few hours online searching for info. This book is not a "cure all" "be all" but it will work for anyone just getting started, and will save a newb like me a lot of research time.


P.S. If you are a newb, I recomend reading it cover to cover as you will pick up little things along the way that will help you if problems arise in you cultivating experiences. I learned a lot of things about shrooms in general I had no idea about. It is just interesting as well to learn new things.


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: bud212002]
    #5678044 - 05/26/06 07:06 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I got to get this book. It looks awsome. I already have 2 other books.


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Re: Listen up you bookworms! The cultivating book of our time has arrived. [Re: Legalize247]
    #5727683 - 06/08/06 05:30 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I just picked it up not three hours ago. It has a lot of excellent material on traditional cultivation methods (agar, grain spawn) and some interesting stuff on outdoor cultivation of wood-lovers (P. Azurescens anybody?)

However I think its material on the "fool-proof" methods which are so common on the internet is somewhat lacking. In fact, all they provide is an "Improved PF Tek", which is just the PF Tek except that when fruiting you leave the cakes in jars to make them more perfectly formed. Though they will grow straight if you do this and you'd be less likely to get the bizarre-o "fat-asses" common in cake methods, it'd also diminish yields would it not? Well I'm just speculating . . . I haven't even done my first grow yet.

Also its info on agar and grain spawn techniques is excellent, and a lot more extensive than information on similar topics here at the shroomery.

The colored photos are very nice too. I'd definately reccommend it to a new grower. In fact I'm considering bypassing cakes altogether and starting with grain spawn; I didn't buy a pressure canner for nothing :-P


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: va_shroomer]
    #5727954 - 06/08/06 07:01 PM (17 years, 11 months ago)

I thought the following would amuse:

Authors=L. G Nicholas, Kerry Ogame

That is,

Kerry Ogame=Karogamy: The fusion of nuclei or nuclear material that occurs during sexual reproduction, i.e., one of the stages of development by which sexual spores are produced.

L. G Nicholas=Lignicolous: Growing in wood or on a substratum of woody tissue.

So very clever!


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: Wowbobwow12]
    #5729714 - 06/09/06 05:22 AM (17 years, 11 months ago)

are all books not created equal?


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: UncleMike]
    #5923940 - 08/02/06 12:22 AM (17 years, 9 months ago)

Got my copy 3 days ago.

WOO HOO

Awesome book. :bowdown:


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Re: Listen up you bookworms, the cultivating book of our time has arrived [Re: Delkor]
    #7156155 - 07/10/07 11:42 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Ive had this book for over a month now... It's packed with info... I've really enjoyed it and now I'm looking forward to putting it to good use.

:mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2: For this book.

Highly recommended :yesnod:


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