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Observation 469629: Humicola

Isolated from soil where the LA River (Ballona Creek) meets the Centinela creek channel.

Process documented on YouTube:


Fluoresces orange under UV

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Re: Massospora
By: Josh McGinnis (josh_mcginnis)
2021-11-12 18:41:04 CET (+0100)

I’d love to culture and sequence Massospora, but I’ve not been able to get my hands on a specimen. There was a person on shroomery who offered to send me a culture, but they never came through.

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By: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Excited delirium [EXD]▼)
2021-11-12 17:30:07 CET (+0100)

Hi! Have you tried culturing any of the psilocybin-producing Massospora species yet? It might make for a very interesting scientific article or observation.