Important Psilocybin Cubensis Nutrients.

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by SnakeByte, Jan 17, 2013.

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    donmagicjuan

    donmagicjuan Active Member

    bump this thread bytes the only poster, i have similar basic mushy questions too, lets see a fungi 101 pro hook up some answers!!!
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    Trying my best to attract the right posters that can help us out :)
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    donmagicjuan

    donmagicjuan Active Member

    that paul stamets guy is pretty cool
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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member


    Yes he is.
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    Indeed! Here are some of his videos on Youtube


    [video=youtube;Mjv8Zj1ABAc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjv8Zj1ABAc&list=UUR8Y7Ay6PJXndscDLpkLafg[/video]

    Heh, the clicker :P
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    [video=youtube;2wzBPSbTGYM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wzBPSbTGYM&list=UUR8Y7Ay6PJXndscDLpkLafg[/video]
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    Mookjong

    Mookjong Active Member

    Enlightened! Subbed

    Sorry I have nothing to contribute as yet. The whole inter cellular communication thing kinda blew my mind!
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    Well another interesting tidbit I've come to learn is Silver's interesting properties, more accurately colloidal silver. Some of which include germicidal effects strong enough to kill bacteria and arguably help fight all kinds of disease from cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, herpes, to tuberculosis.

    Though there is no medical evidence to support the latter, We DO know about it's germicidal effects. People used to add silver coins to their milk bottles the keep in better longer.
    So DO NOT use this in growing mushrooms. In large quantities it's strong enough to prevent mycelium from even forming.
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    What I have learned so far is that Calcium doesn't really have much of an effect on Mycelial growth. It's pretty much negligible. Also many form of calcium besides calcium lactate are salts which is not good for mycelium.

    Silver is not good for mycelial growth - Strong anti fungal properties.

    Nitrogen is very important. The mycelium use this to produce sugars for food and for chitin.

    Phosphorus is also important for the mycelium's detection of nutrients and it's need of those nutrients.

    I also just found out that ash, burned wood, or carbon is also good for mycelium growth. Haven't read far into it at the moment but here is a study about that.
    Effects of hardened wood ash on microbial activity
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    The more I'm learning the more I'm also realizing that fungus has a very important role themselves in releasing the organic nutrients needed for plants to grow.
    Organic growing and mushrooms walk hand-in-hand.
    So maybe organic MJ growers can incorporate more solid material into their soils along with non-poisonous saprobic (living of DEAD organic matter) mushroom spores to break down those solids and feed the plants. :D
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    Something else that is mind blowing:
    When I saw the mycelium under high magnification in some of the studies that I have been reading:
    Ex:
    Mycorrhizal Mycelium X 500.JPG

    After watching "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" last year online and remembering his perception of the universe on a much larger scale than any have thought of. Believing that the center of our universe is no where within our eyes reach and that everything now is just working on the pull of gravity on each other.
    That it may have formed a sort of "network" type looking thing that our Milky-Way and ALL the galaxies we can see with our telescopes or could ever see, are just a grain of sand on.
    It looks a little something like this The Cobweb of dark matter. Like the neural network of the brain:
    Stephen Hawking's Unvierse.jpg

    The first is microscopic and the other is extremely zoomed out... but they seem so similar...
    View attachment 2499377

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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member


    You are beginning to get the distinction - there are two parts of life, the vast majority of folks never really understand that what they see in nature is only one half of all there is. The decomposers represent the other half - that is what you are working with now, the hidden, silent, quiet side of nature - decomposers are esential and they are as marvelous as that side we see, plants and animals - great, interesting, beautiful, but for every organism that takes raw materials and makes carbs and sugars and cellulose there are a hundred others that are busy breaking them down, without them we would be hip deep in ... well.. shit.


    Once you actually understand this, you will see the world in an entirely new way and you will never comprehend the living universe in the same way again.


    Good for you.
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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member


    It is truely all about fractals.
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    Bublonichronic

    Bublonichronic Well-Known Member

    Great thread, one thing I have noticed is that addin worm castings to my sub help them colonize faster, and gets more flushes, not sure what the extra nitrogen does exactly, but I add extra every time now
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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member


    I really don't know what is in worm castings that promotes the vigor I see when I use it. I have tried 100 percent castings and seen moderate to dismal results but when I include a small percentage of castings to any non-grain substrate I get great results. It may be a hormone or some micro nutrient. I doubt it is the nitrogen. Anyone who does SAC (suplementation at casing) or SAS (suplementation at spawning would do well to use 1 or 2 percent sterile worm castings as well as their cotton seed meal or ground dent corn.
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    SnakeByte

    SnakeByte Active Member

    Has anyone happened to have observed the effects of activated charcoal on the growth or inhibition of Mycelium and Ps.C fruit bodies?
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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member

    Some mushrooms will grow or fruit in no other way than to include activated charcoal - it has someting to do with an overabundance of metabolites in the substrate. The same holds true at times for micrpropagaton.

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