Home | Community | Message Board

High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Hunting and Identification

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Original Seeds Store Shop: buy cannabis seeds, Buy CBD

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 329
Loc: Western WA
Last seen: 5 years, 1 month
Re: Mushrooms in Morro Bay?
    #75448 - 05/06/00 04:17 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)


You need an environment where the ambient temps drop a good fifteen degrees at the end of summer.... Fruiting temps for most of our pacific mushrooms are around 55 degrees, but they really need to have a warm spell to preceed it to get reliable fruitings. If Morro bay has hot summers and then dip reliably to that 55 degree mark (or there about) and your humidity rises to over 75% at the same time, then you're probably doing all right. If those conditions are familiar to you, then head out to the cow pastures a week or two after the first real change in weather ( ussusally early to mid September) and look for Ps. Semilenceata, (liberty caps) which are among the most common coastal psilocybe in the pacific US, and go to your suburban garden settings to look for Ps. Cyanescens growing among the wood chips.

Incidentally, there are no "cubies" on the west coast of the US, outside of personally propogated strains in people's basements and well tended back yards.
They are a warm weather species... 'Cubie' is the causual term for Psilocybe CUBENSIS, which is arguably the most common mushroom in the world.... everywhere that is warm and humid... In other words, not the pacific Coast.

"Humanity is entering into a time of consequences" ---
- Winston Churchill

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Lapsed Addict

Registered: 06/05/00
Posts: 285
Last seen: 9 years, 4 months
Re: Mushrooms in Morro Bay?
    #75450 - 05/06/00 06:53 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks Mattso,
It looks like I'm going to need to travel a ways to go hunting. Morro Bay has cool, foggy summers. At least I have a few months to find out where in the Bay Area might be a good place to go mushroom hunting. I'll keep your advice in mind, and I'll use the weather reports to time my expedition. Thanks for helping me with my terminology. I am growing cubensis, so I should have know (first discovered in Cuba). The word that I was looking for was "psilocybe." Can I call them "psilies?"

If you see a purple cow, you're having a level four trip. If you become one, well, that's a level five.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Original Seeds Store Shop: buy cannabis seeds, Buy CBD

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Hunting and Identification

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Mushrooms, lizards...giant pacific salamander (Lots of pics) angryshroom 4,676 12 04/25/03 10:56 AM
by Olgualion
* Small Field Guide - Pacific NorthWest BigBallZMaN 16,912 9 06/30/05 10:28 PM
by mjshroomer
* Azures mushrooms? DrHerb 2,752 17 03/21/05 09:21 PM
by tahoe
* Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? cosmicsea 2,588 14 09/27/04 04:38 PM
by mjshroomer
* finding shrooms in pacific northwest capliberty 7,454 10 07/22/06 03:38 AM
by capliberty
* Field guides to western mushrooms? TomJoad 907 3 11/20/04 11:52 AM
by mjshroomer
* Re: What are some good mushroom books? Anonymous 2,156 1 12/14/99 01:47 AM
by Psylosymon
* magic mushroom pnw guide in seattle? a_guy_named_ai 9,271 7 06/26/11 02:24 PM
by psylosymonreturns

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: ToxicMan, karode13, inski, Alan Rockefeller, TimmiT, Joust, Tmethyl, Fennario
1,379 topic views. 0 members, 11 guests and 12 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.012 seconds spending 0 seconds on 15 queries.