Home | Community | Message Board


Edabea
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

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!

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Brown Rice Flour, Oyster Shell, Peat, Rye Grain, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]
OfflineGao
Irie Hombre
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 43
Last seen: 14 years, 6 months
PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye
    #981704 - 10/22/02 02:56 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Hey, my friend was trying to fruit PF Classic off straight rye. He works in a lab, is minoring in mycology at school, and is quite well versed in growing gourmet mushrooms, but this is his first foray into psychadelics. He isolated a vigorous sector PF Classic from a multispore innoculation onto PDYA, and then used that to start several rye spawn jars. One got contaminated with bacteria, but the fungus won the war. He couldn't use this jar for spawn, so he decided to fruit it directly, like a large cake. His setup was tried and proven for other mushrooms, and pins formed after a brief chilling period. However, 100% of them aborted. A friend who is very knowledgable in growing Psilocybes, you all may remember him from this board, Azure, told us a) The set up was cool. I really don't think it aborted due to growing conditions. And b) He has tried fruiting PF Classic off pasturized dung and straw, and that shit aborted as well. Is PF selling a degenerate strain, one that has the potential to fruit only on BRF and vermiculite? Also, what should I do with my remaining rye jars? I have 3 fully colonized, although I've been shaking them to keep the grains loose.

Anyway, I'm kinda pissed, the PF Tek is pretty weak if you are already used to bulk substrates, and I dont really want to make any life sized "Cakes". I guess I'll just have to get a print with some good genetics.

Thanks,

Gao


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRoadkill
Retired Shroomery Mod
Male User Gallery

Registered: 12/11/01
Posts: 22,598
Loc: Snoqualmie, Wa.
Trusted Cultivator
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #981780 - 10/22/02 03:52 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I heard a rumor that PF Classic doesn't do well in casings.

They like cakes....BRF cakes.

PM pleezr....he was trying to case PF Classic's once.
Ask him how he did....I don't know how his turned out.



--------------------
Laterz, Road

Who the hell you callin crazy?
You wouldn't know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating froot loops on your front porch!


Brainiac said:
PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecanid
irregular meat sprocket
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 11,794
Loc: looking for zeebras, n. c...
Last seen: 11 hours, 47 minutes
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #983723 - 10/22/02 06:04 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

i've seen a lot of problems with PF Clasic casings. it seems to be a most consistant occurence.


--------------------



Attn PWN hunters: If you should come across a bluing Psilocybe matching P. pellicolusa please smell it.
If you detect a scent reminiscent of Anethole (anise) please preserve a specimen or two for study and please PM me.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleangryshroom
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/18/01
Posts: 7,262
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #984103 - 10/22/02 07:53 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Yeh, seems like PF was inbred one too many times or something... 

Silly hicks :smile: 


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 6 months, 18 days
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: angryshroom]
    #984262 - 10/22/02 08:49 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Yeh, seems like PF was inbred one too many times or something...

To be fair, the PF strain was bred for the pf-tek (i.e. cakes/brf) and does a fairly decent job fruiting from brf cakes. I do have to agree with you however, I have seen some odd looking fruit come out of the pf race.



--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGao
Irie Hombre
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 43
Last seen: 14 years, 6 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Seuss]
    #984940 - 10/22/02 11:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Hrmmm, yeah, I was just pondering it a bit, and realized that the only pins that formed were at the Vermiculite/Cake interface (My friend put some verm on top to protect from drips, hydrate, etc.).

I know it is too late to actually break this guy up and case it with a peat based layer, however I wonder what would happen if my friend broke it up in a tray and cased it with 100% verm? I mean, it is laden with spores of contams now, so he couldn't use a brf/verm casing layer (which may be the only way for me to get this crap to fruit). Do you think that the rye would contaminate if he broke it up?


Edited by Gao (10/22/02 11:42 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #984949 - 10/22/02 11:38 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

PF IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERING THEIR SHROOMS TO ONLY SURVIVE WITH THEIR SUBSTRATES!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineblackout
Microwaver
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 4,851
Last seen: 7 hours, 4 minutes
Trusted Cultivator
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Anonymous]
    #985596 - 10/23/02 04:06 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

my PFs did very well cased. the grain was birdseed cased 50/50 very uniform flushing and fruit size and quite potent too there were abhorts but not many. it was a multispore innoc. i got my syringes as a replacement from PF when he had a batch of degraded syringes sent out. i think he was supposed to have gone back to his older prints to grow shrooms for his new batch of syringes so they should be better. i sent lots of prints to the FSRE i dont know how anybody got on with them though...


--------------------
support the free spore ring http://fsre.nl/


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineOn_the_Down-Low
Polyfil-ophile-Say it 3 timesfast.

Registered: 10/15/02
Posts: 401
Last seen: 12 years, 5 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #986694 - 10/23/02 03:28 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

As far as I know, PF has been selected to perform well with the PFTEK, on BRF/verm CAKES-nothing else. Rye is never mentioned in the PF TEK.
Why did you think it would work?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRaadt
nicht

Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 2,104
Loc: azurescending
Last seen: 9 years, 6 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: On_the_Down-Low]
    #986901 - 10/23/02 04:40 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Because it's a strain of psilocybe cubensis, and every single other substrain of the selected genus/species has been able to fruit this way. It's a pretty normal thing to try things, not to mention the fact that others have been able to do it, so it's not impossible, just picky.


--------------------
Raadt

-- The information I provide is only information from readings, growing of gourmet mushrooms, and second hand stories--


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineGao
Irie Hombre
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 43
Last seen: 14 years, 6 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Raadt]
    #988146 - 10/24/02 12:58 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

"As far as I know, PF has been selected to perform well with the PFTEK, on BRF/verm CAKES-nothing else. Rye is never mentioned in the PF TEK.
Why did you think it would work?"



Why shouldn't it NOT have worked? Rye is a highly nutritious medium. All else being equal, it should perform decently on rye compared to other strains of P. Cubensis. Inbreeding is a bitch.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineOn_the_Down-Low
Polyfil-ophile-Say it 3 timesfast.

Registered: 10/15/02
Posts: 401
Last seen: 12 years, 5 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #988614 - 10/24/02 04:27 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

But the PF seems to be more of a 'one-off' type strain. It's only offered by 1 vendor. It's a 1 trick pony for the most part. I'd like to see it work in a Poo Tek. Cased or otherwise.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineblackout
Microwaver
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 4,851
Last seen: 7 hours, 4 minutes
Trusted Cultivator
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: On_the_Down-Low]
    #989025 - 10/24/02 10:08 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

i think other vendors do sell it under a different name


--------------------
support the free spore ring http://fsre.nl/


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleZen Peddler
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/18/01
Posts: 6,379
Loc: orbit
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: blackout]
    #991986 - 10/25/02 07:59 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Through selective isolation and the fact that they have grown this one mushroom for many 100s of generations on the one substrate has made this particular spore-race of cubensis selective and reliant on certain substrate mizes tio fruit and perform adequately.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLanaV
Head Banana
Female

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 3,087
Loc: www.MycoSupply.com
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #992149 - 10/25/02 11:54 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Good thread,
I basically started something along the same lines over in the cult forum and was directed here by daussaulit.

A friend of mine has cased the PF strain many times over many years, with little or no success.  She's cased other strains but for some reason she plays with the PF strain becuase it "doesn't work" well on casings.  My friend likes a little challenge :smile:

Can a strain be developed to like or prefer one singular type of substrate?  I don't see how it could but maybe I'm wrong?

Any takers on that question?

Lana
 


--------------------
Myco Supply - Distributors of Mycological Products
http://www.MycoSupply.com

The Premiere Source for Mushroom Growing Supplies.
Visit us online or call us toll free


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinetelefunkenU47
numerator
Registered: 08/03/02
Posts: 102
Loc: cartoon planet
Last seen: 13 years, 10 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Seuss]
    #994462 - 10/26/02 10:41 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i have cased them with vermiculite and got decent success, but the cakes always seemed to do better. it's just the strain. it's prone to aborts and it prefers cakes to casings.


--------------------
Central Scrutinizer:
This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...
That was Joe's first confrontation with The Law.
Naturally, we were easy on him.
One of our friendly counselors gave him
A do-nut...and told him to
Stick closer to church-oriented social activities.

-Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinetelefunkenU47
numerator
Registered: 08/03/02
Posts: 102
Loc: cartoon planet
Last seen: 13 years, 10 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: blackout]
    #994463 - 10/26/02 10:43 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i've seen it elsewhere as matias romero.


--------------------
Central Scrutinizer:
This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...
That was Joe's first confrontation with The Law.
Naturally, we were easy on him.
One of our friendly counselors gave him
A do-nut...and told him to
Stick closer to church-oriented social activities.

-Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMilletV
--intransition--

Registered: 01/09/02
Posts: 251
Loc: Rockies
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Lana]
    #994560 - 10/26/02 12:49 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Hi Lana, the pf classic strain is substrate specific, meaning that it only easily digests a certain substrate. This is a form of genetic mutation, caused by the lack of a diverse diet.

It is probable that the strain could be reconditoined to fruit on other subs, but it would be time consuming, and given the other qualtiy strains available, not very practical.

If I were to try to revive it I would do as follows....

Use different agar mixes and supplement them with various powdered subs. Transfer from one agar recipe to another until you get tired of agar work then see if it will fruit. The transfering will expose the mycelium to various nutrients, thereby creating diversity in its digestive enzymes, at least hypothetically.

Ive tried pf classic on various bulk subs, manure, castings, castings/straw and all it did was lay there. Because of the 'tunnel vision' way it has been propogated for all these years, I actually consider the pf classic to be an inferior strain by todays standards.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHunterThomson
HunterThomson
Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 22
Loc: I live in the state of mi...
Last seen: 14 years, 28 days
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: Gao]
    #994946 - 10/26/02 05:19 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Why try? Rye is a realy realy REALY! bad substrate. It produses vary week mushrooms wheth eny stran not just PF. Don't bother trying to grow on rye it is not worth it. Stick whith brf and maby add dextrose, 500mg of glycine a little oyster shell powder and some trace minerals.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineaural
Hola Amigos!
Registered: 05/04/00
Posts: 511
Loc: The Desert In The Spring
Last seen: 13 years, 3 months
Re: PF Classic refusing to fruit on Rye [Re: HunterThomson]
    #996474 - 10/27/02 11:27 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

In reply to:

Why try? Rye is a realy realy REALY! bad substrate. It produses vary week mushrooms wheth eny stran not just PF. Don't bother trying to grow on rye it is not worth it. Stick whith brf and maby add dextrose, 500mg of glycine a little oyster shell powder and some trace minerals.





I call bullshit on that,bub...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Brown Rice Flour, Oyster Shell, Peat, Rye Grain, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* PF's redspore cubensis released to the public
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
Hippie3 7,603 93 04/17/06 07:54 AM
by Holydiver
* potency '?' and bulk tek with PF athena 976 2 03/19/03 12:25 PM
by athena
* too much rye piss felixhigh 1,199 13 06/02/04 11:08 PM
by felixhigh
* straw log thoery, huge fruits
( 1 2 3 4 all )
ZippoZM 9,202 64 09/23/03 06:32 PM
by ExtravagantDream
* Re: how to fruit ps. tampanensis? solidstate 2,311 13 04/14/00 12:36 PM
by 3Mshroom
* spawning worm castings with rye and millet RedHead 1,992 8 03/01/02 02:37 PM
by RedHead
* PF dissing RYE GRAIN and compost cheesenoonions 580 6 01/22/03 01:50 AM
by
* Re: Do You Use Rye.. READ THIS! Anonymous 3,492 19 07/12/02 02:30 PM
by walt

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, bodhisatta
4,115 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
World Seed Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.032 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 18 queries.