When: 2015-03-05

Collection location: Earth [Click for map]

Who: mycomattie

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Cultivated on manure based compost and vermiculite (50/50) and cased with JiffyMix

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-10 07:26:17 PDT (-0700)

wrong with this observation is the lack of location.

Thanks Matt and Rockie
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-03-05 13:48:33 PST (-0800)

and thanks mycomattie, for responding and staying in the game. It is great that you are growing and identifying these things…and fine to post them for scientific purposes. But some do get sick from consuming lbms, and this is not a species that is frequently cultivated, or one that is easy to positively id in the field. I don’t intend to sound reprimanding, but the question itself is valid. For whatever reasons, it looks like you have a good growing medium and successful technique.

Re: Not wrong forum
By: mycomattie
2015-03-05 12:12:42 PST (-0800)

Thanks – very valid perspective!

Not the wrong forum.
By: Rocky Houghtby
2015-03-05 11:35:45 PST (-0800)

This site is not “geared more toward things found in the wild”. If this observation gets confirmed with microscopy and molecular data, then we now have a decent photograph of P. bisporus without any ambiguity. Thats a significant contribution in my eyes.

By: mycomattie
2015-03-05 09:09:45 PST (-0800)

Understood – I won’t keep going on about it. I posted because I was asked to, wrong forum I guess.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2015-03-05 09:04:31 PST (-0800)

Well, cultivating anything that produces psilocybin or psilocin is illegal unless you work directly for the man. And it doesn’t look like a lab in there.
I’m not trying to bust your balls dude, but it is illegal, you can’t argue that.
Like I said, that’s cool if you wanna do that, I respect those chemicals, But post it on another site for that kinda stuff.
This is a site more geared towards what’s found naturally occurring in the wild. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

ReReRe: Uhhh
By: mycomattie
2015-03-05 08:51:02 PST (-0800)

I get what your saying, though I don’t really feel like I’m “posting illegal activities.”

It’s a lasagna tray of a rare® Panaeolus – that’s how I see it anyway

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2015-03-05 08:43:26 PST (-0800)

He probably questioned why they were being cultivated because most folks don’t post illegal activities in which they are involved on Mushroom Observer.
Folks on MO find wild mushrooms and post them. Then try to identify it.

I don’t disagree with what you’re doing at all, but posting it here wasn’t the best idea…

By: mycomattie
2015-03-05 08:26:31 PST (-0800)

Eh, I sensed a definitive reprimanding tone to the initial post – not guilty at all, just as an adult, I’m not really into being questioned about growing a mushroom.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2015-03-05 08:14:17 PST (-0800)

Who got uptight?
And who said you were selling shrooms to kids?

Guilty conscience?

Way to call yourself out.

Re: uhhh
By: mycomattie
2015-03-05 07:58:27 PST (-0800)

For their relative rarity and sample being sent for DNA sequencing. No need to get uptight, I’m not “sellin’ shrooms to kids”

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-03-05 07:25:00 PST (-0800)

why are these being cultivated?