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Sporing a field?
    #692893 - 06/21/02 05:34 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I have a question, but first a little background:

Not too long ago, I gained full and legitimate access to a cow field in my area. It is a fairly large field populated by a herd of beef cattle (I'm not sure what kind.) I am unsure of their exact diet (and I can't really ask questions about it), but I believe they feed primarliy on grass and hay with some sort of grain supplementation.

Up until recently, the environmental conditions were not appropriate for mushroom fruiting--too dry. Recently however, the field has been receiving some substantial rainfalls. I expected to see mushrooms growing once the rain provided enough moisture. And I have seen some mushrooms recently, but not the right kind. In fact, in the 2 months that I've had access to this field, I have not seen a single cubensis or any other kind of psilocybe.

I have no idea why this field is not producing any psilocybes, but I'm wondering If I can do something about it. My question is this:
Would it be worth my time/money/effort to buy some spores and try to spread them around the field? Would this have any effect, and if so, what would be the best way of doing it?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #693435 - 06/22/02 12:25 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Well it sort of depends on where you live.

If its somewhere in the south midwest or south where cubensis (I think thats what your talking about), you could possibly do it by injecting spores onto an apple. However I dont know if cows eat apples or not.

IF your not in the right area, cubes wont likely grow. Cow pastures will not always have just cubes. THere are other types of active's that will grow, and look different.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #693903 - 06/22/02 11:02 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I have seen cubs planted of course grow as far north as michigan in the summer. So if you feed a cow spores it might work. Horses on the other hand dont work.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: angryshroom]
    #694431 - 06/22/02 04:23 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Ok, I live in NW Florida and I am talking about cubes. I have been hunting mushrooms around here for about 10 years, and am quite familiar with cubes. They are the primary active shrooms to be found in cow pastures in this area. Occasionally I see some mexicanas, but usually it's just cubes--at least as far as i know. I would be interested in knowing about any other type of active shrooms that could commonly be found in cow pastures in this area.

Back to my original question: So, if I can somehow feed the spores to the cows, I may start seeing some cubes (or something similar depending on the spores) in the field?

Thanx for the info.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #694836 - 06/22/02 07:19 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

i ahve always had fantasies of inoculating a field with a crop duster and several hundred gallons of spore solution. lol


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: canid]
    #789519 - 08/01/02 12:15 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

how about a mushroom farm in holland? crop dust with spore solution over sterlized substrate


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: ravingbanana]
    #790178 - 08/01/02 09:57 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah, but then you'd have to find a building large enough to fly a plane inside.

Oh, and Supersonic, it just occured to me that i only gave you a smart assed reply and didn't include anything helpfull, sorry. At any rate, better late than never so here goes:
I don't believe it would be worth the time, effort or money to try to innoculate an entire field. you best bet might be to eitgher grow indoors or atleast outdoors in, say, your yard(compost heaps seem to work).
The reason the field dosen't seem to produce is not likely due to lack of oportunity (spores are everywhere). It is more likely that the field isn't conditionaly ready at the time to host these mushroms. This could be due to more factors that it pays to try and figure out (i.e. soil/dung nutritive levels, competitive orgamisms already established in the soil/dung, etc.) and the factors, whatever they might be, seem to change yearly so it might just not pruduce now but several years from now (mabey even next year) it may be a goldmine, so to speak.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #790366 - 08/01/02 11:29 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

get a bunch of spores and a bunch of apples, inject the spores in the apples and feed them to the cows...it will work


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #790735 - 08/01/02 02:40 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Hi,
I always do that

i hunt ,get the spores and save then during the dry season.
when the rains starts on spring time a go to two small pasture fields (which had no shrooms for years) and spray a water/ spores solution on the shit piles and grasses.
finally i mentally invite the spirit of 'the little guys' to comeover
it works !

best wishes.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #791111 - 08/01/02 06:04 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Well Supersonic,

You will want to give the mushroom Psilocybe Cubensis, the advantage, over all other species that could be in the field.

The feeders are the innoculation points.

I would have crazy fun with a cow farm of my own


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #791125 - 08/01/02 06:12 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

"Occasionally I see some mexicanas"

Psilocybe mexicana on the Panhandle of Florida???
That mushroom, i do not believe it lives in any part of Florida.
Could you show us a pic?


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Supersonic]
    #791465 - 08/01/02 09:24 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

mix up a whole bunch of honey-water and spores, then put it in a hudson sprayer, the kind they use for insecticide. go around the field and innoculate any promising sites of opportunity. you will need to do repetitive innoculations, so it would be best to have a source of live mushrooms so that you can get a LOT of spores. good luck, make the world a better place!


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: tchyted]
    #5817094 - 07/03/06 08:44 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

I have a question, along the same lines as the question in this thread. I live in upstate, NY. If i were to inject cube spores into many apples and then distribute them around the field for the cows to eat, would i ever see shrooms? or would i not see any because i am too north?

the climate has been good shroom weather as far as i know. temperatures have been from 70-90 with rain about every 3 or 4 days.


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: p0ng]
    #5817137 - 07/03/06 08:54 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Easy answer.... NO! Cubes wont grow in your climate...Just like Pine Apples,Mango's,Oranges,Lemons,ect ect...

Resurrecting a 4 year old thread??? Come on!!


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: YESSUP]
    #5817224 - 07/03/06 09:11 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

haha, i had no clue that this was 4 years old and i do not know how i stumbled upon it. can anyone tell me the actives that grow in my area and where i could possible get some of those spores?


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: p0ng]
    #5817276 - 07/03/06 09:21 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Panaeolus Subbalteatus.
Ask the aliens where the spore shops are,
cop some spores,
then, add water to the shroom seeds,
give the shrooms lots of light, a HPS 400 wat will work,
to make them grow in the dirt.
:cool:


In seriousness, inoculating a field is a great idea. I've attempted this year to make a Subbalteatus spot with the same idea.
Find subbs in the wild, print them, put spores in water, spray water everywhere in promising spots.

It's common sense really, when you think about how nature does it.
Mushroom grows, drops spores.
Spores lands on grass or shit, or fly into the wind, landing on grass or shit..
Spores grow into mycelium network.
it rains.
Bam.  :mushroom2:
The guided hand of a scientist could do it just as good, or better.
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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: p0ng]
    #5817546 - 07/03/06 10:27 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

btw,

horses eat apples and cows chew grass and hay and alfalfa.

mj

P.S. people have tried that in Hawaii for years to try and get cubes to grow there and it doesn't happen

Why?

no one knows.

mj


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #5817805 - 07/03/06 11:36 PM (10 years, 5 months ago)

God that would be awsome if cubes grew in Hawaii. They really have no clue as to why they won't grow??


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: Chapter24]
    #5818486 - 07/04/06 02:37 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

Well there are five good species of Copelandia and Pan subbs ibn the Islands. No need for cubes. The only ones in Hawaii are grown at home.

mj


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Re: Sporing a field? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #5818984 - 07/04/06 08:53 AM (10 years, 5 months ago)

elohooo?


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