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OfflinePhogger
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There're almost black, is this OK?
    #694780 - 06/22/02 06:54 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

My friends shrooms have gradually turned darker and darker as they dried so that now they are almost black. Is this normal?


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: Phogger]
    #694906 - 06/22/02 07:50 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

That is definetly not normal. Sounds a like contam problem. Dig into the cakes or substrate they came from, if you still have them, and check for mold. I wouldn't eat them till you get an opinion from an oldtimer.


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: powderfinger]
    #694912 - 06/22/02 07:53 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

aborts


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: phrozendata]
    #694933 - 06/22/02 08:00 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

Why aborts? Waht turns them black? I always heard the blackness came from rot caused by mold. I have actually only seen blck shrooms once and it was on account of green mold. Should he eat them?


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: powderfinger]
    #694985 - 06/22/02 08:12 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

The looked normal brown until picked--4-5 inches high with good size caps--definitely not aborts. No sign of mold on the casing. Everything seemed normal, but as they dried they just got darker and darker. It's possible it's just a real dark blue. It that still bad?


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: Phogger]
    #695046 - 06/22/02 08:33 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

How are you drying them? If you are not using a fan this may happen. Dry them as fast as possible.


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: triptor]
    #695055 - 06/22/02 08:35 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

I put them in a food dehydrator with the heat turned all the way down for a couple of hours then put them in a container with dessicant. They started turning dark almost as soon as they started drying.



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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: Phogger]
    #695547 - 06/23/02 04:11 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

Sounds like the heat made them start to bruise and lose potency to me. Try not to use any heat while drying next time. I bet this solves your problem.


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: Phogger]
    #695622 - 06/23/02 05:56 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

I leave mine in the dehydrator for at least a day or two with the heat set at 95F. They dry cracker dry and then I put them into the dessicant chamber. The urban legend about heat ruining your lil guys is only true for high heat.


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: triptor]
    #695645 - 06/23/02 06:44 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

its nto even true for high heat

i accidently let mushies boil for 2 hours and the tea was one opf the best trips of my life


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: LCid]
    #695993 - 06/23/02 11:42 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I wouldn't worry if they weren't black when you picked them. The first time I grew them, I didn't dry them properly and they all started to turn dark blue, then practically black. I ate them all and still had a great trip!


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Re: There're almost black, is this OK? [Re: LCid]
    #697148 - 06/23/02 09:44 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

AAAAND HOW!!!!!

I agree


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