Observation 114640: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.

When: 2012-10-27

Collection location: Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: george1011 (george1011)

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Another good harvest.



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By: kc (Substr8)
2015-03-18 17:53:45 CDT (-0400)

Looks great! In my opinion, they should always be plucked out like that. For starters, in my experience with these, they seem to do best in disturbed and often abused areas. I have seen new colonies form from dropped debris in a matter of days, and fruits form within a couple weeks. Harvesting them that way spreads colonized debris all over the place and helps the little guys take over new territories. Also, you are exposing fresh rhizomorphs to oxygen, moisture, and light thus initiating the process to start anew (I have seen large flushes pop up from spots that were picked a couple weeks earlier). For some types of mushrooms (especially those that grow from sclerotial masses) it is best to use a KNIFE to avoid disturbing the underground network. However, using a knife for many other types of mushrooms cuts cell walls and allows for disease and parasite infestation, often leading to the demise of a good colony. When you pick or break a mushroom from its network the bonds between cells break instead of the cell walls, reducing healing time for the mycelium. Psilocybe Cyanescens is a very strong variety, and is both a primary and a secondary saprophyte, and is a strong eater of waste debris high in cellulose (wood, cardboard, tar roof shingles, discarded sedge grass rhizomes, etc). P. Cyanescens is a very vigorous eater. Once it is established just keep feeding it and have fun.

PS: P. Cyanescens will eat your house!

I feel bad for the patch
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-10-28 12:03:20 CDT (-0400)

cultivated or not. All ripped out! Scissors!!

By: maynardjameskeenan
2012-10-28 00:12:06 CDT (-0400)

Was this from a cultivated patch?

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