Having problem fruiting arcadian coast

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By Tom Baxter (Kappy) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 08:07 pm:

hi guys was just wondering if you could help me out i can't seem to get more than 1-3 tiny shrooms from my cakes brown rice and vermic. i have 98% humidity and the temp is 78 degrees and they won't produce i cold shocked a couple and still only get a couple small shrooms if any...i use a cool mist humidifier for humidity and a heating pad for heat...any ideas what i'm doing wrong...
ps i've had great luck with b+ and hawiian with the same setup...

By Mjshroomer (Mjshroomer) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 01:47 pm:

Not to disappoint anyone but again I bring this to the attention of the members of the Nook family.

There are no Hawaiian cubensis mushrooms occuring naturally intyhe hawaiian archipelgo. Only Copelandia species grow there naturally along witht the not so common Panaeolus subbalteatus, the latter occuring in restricted areas of the islands and the Copelandia's predominating the pastures of Hawaii, Maui, Kuaui, Oahu, Lania and Molokai.

P. cubensis sold from Exotica Pacifica Spora and other companies as Hawaiian strains are most like all from Mexican or southeastern Florida to Texas races of this species.

I always bring this up becasue this is a problem in Amsterdam where many stores sell mushrooms or sproes of specise which they known nothing about. Many Amsterdam Smart Shops sell spores for Psilocybe mexicanus, a non-existing species which 99% of the time are nothing more than PSilocybe cubensis. They do sometimes sell P. mexicana prints which turn out to be Psilocybe cubensis and vice-versa.

To the Amsterdam Spore vendors, Including the people who advertise Psilocybe cyanescens as the Hawaiian strain of P. cubensis. I called these peopl on this a few years back.. They were moving their email addresses everytime someone brought this to their attention. And today they continue to advertise this mushroom as fr4om Hawaii.

Copelandia cyanescens, C. cambodgeniensis, C. tropicalis, C. bispora, C. anomala and Pn. subbalteatus ae the only psychoactive Psilocybes found inthe Hawaiian Isalnds.

Oh yes and have a shroomy day and a happy new year

By quote: (Quote) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 05:28 pm:

i just started my 1st batch of arcadians recently, but haven't fruited any yet.
my 1st suggestion would be to dunk them, then double-end case them, as per pf's method.

By kappy pappy (Kappy) on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 12:31 am:

i was wiondering if too much humidity would stall them..because i get pins and when i put them in to fruit them they just don't go anywhere ..it's been about a wek for some and they did get some nice white fuzz but have done nothing yet but i will try the dunk and double end..it will be a first time for me but i have been reading up on it since i found your site.. thanx hiipie greatly apprieciated..

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 12:55 am:

Are you sure your humidity is high enough? what are you using? how long were they colonizing for?

By kappy pappy (Kappy) on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 01:01 am:

a cool mist humidifier and my humidity reads 95% percent but it's a cheapy gauge so it could be anything above that..i was just wondering if too much is harmful? or would stall them..

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 01:59 am:

no its not harmful and no it wont stall, you want a high humidity for cakes, and thats what you have best of luck bro.

By kappy pappy (Kappy) on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 02:11 am:

thanx guy i thank-you

By kappy pappy (Kappy) on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 06:06 am:

well guys through it all patience prevails ..
after fanning all day and misting in addition to my cool mist humidifier i have gotten several to pin and am currently starting to see some damn movement.. thanx for the help greatly apprieciated will have pics in a week or so.. thanx guys..

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 06:15 am:

kappy from which? the ones dunked or dbl end teked? glad to hear

By kappy pappy (Kappy) on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 10:39 pm:

dbl ended ones have begun to shroomerize my terrarium..the dunked one looks like it will be soon too..phew thank god...