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Shroomery - Magic Mushrooms (Shrooms) Demystified. Shroomery - Magic Mushrooms (Shrooms) Demystified. Mycology Wiki. Macro Eco Solutions. My Cology. Medica. Mushroom Life Cycle. Shroom Grow. MuShroomAgre. Species. Hello and welcome to the new Mushroom John's "Tales of the Shrooms, a newly rewritten Psilocybian Mushroom Identification Guide. In this section you will find several pages on how to identify and preserve psilocybian mushrooms for microscopic identification. Also considered are short chapters on their history, their cultivations, various strains of Psilocybe cubensis from around the World as well as a chapter on All Things Amanita/Soma. Each species described, presents a wide variety of photographs of several common and not so common species of these visionary mushrooms. A majority of them found in the United States and from various locations around the world.

I first began photographing psilocybian mushrooms back in the early 1970's. And so listed here below in this ultimate mushroom field guide I present over 67 different species of magic mushrooms (five of which are non-active species often believed by some to be of a 'psilocybian nature.' ABRS | Fungi of Australia glossary. General Mycology 427. Entheogenic Review. 25-40% Psilocybin crystals - Preparation. This is not my work but it seems that if you follow some of these procedures and the filter the Psilocybin crystals once they pecipitate from solution you would have fairly pure Psilocybinhere is the link THE CRYSTALS OF THE GODS(anonymous experimenter who followed the Professors 190 proof extraction TEK) Suckerfree (Suckerfree)Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 07:26 pm: March 5, 2003 Psilocybe Mushroom Extractions Dear Dr.

Shulgin: A friend of mine performed a Soxhlet extraction of 12 grams of powdered Psilocybe cubensis, using 95% ethanol. Dear Journeyman: There is a fascinating report in the literature that gives a quantitative measurement of the efficiency of extraction of both psilocybin and psilocin from the mushroom Psilocybe bohemica. The isolation of psilocybin seemed to be quite reasonable. But the numbers with psilocin are strange. Efficient extraction apparently requires patience. -- Dr. THE PSILOCYBIN PRODUCERS GUIDEby Adam Gottlieb 1976. MycoBank in English. CRYSTALS OF THE GODS. The following alcohol extraction tek is what I consider to be almost the greatest discovery in the history of the religious use of the ancient entheogens. In all the records and reports around the world of the use of natural plant entheogens, there is a universal truth. And that truth is that the plant entheogens demand a serious price to pay for them to show their wonders, and that price is a very bad stomach reaction.

Usually, vomiting is a part of the experience. And that is because one has to take a lot of the plant material to get the entheogenic power therein. But this tek has changed all of that. Now, the easy to grow little mushroom - psilocybe cubensis is now the king of the entheogens. Crystalline extract precipitated in 190 proof alcohol "EVERCEAR" Left beaker - extract from 16 grams dried shrooms Right tube - extract from 9 grams fungi MAGIC LIQUEUR - the ultimate trip - update Many years ago PF experimented with alcohol extraction of dried magic shroom material.

Techno-Hippie. Fungi Online: An Introduction to the Biology of Fungi - Home Page. PLANTS & GARDENING :: PLANTS :: MUSHROOM :: STRUCTURE OF A MUSHROOM image. Structure of a mushroom The mushroom is composed of an underground part (mycelium) and an aboveground, often edible part that is also the reproductive organ. spores Microscopic seeds acting as reproductive agents; they are usually released into the air and fall on a substrate to produce a new mushroom. stem Axis supporting the mushroom’s cap. gill Fertile spore-producing part of the mushroom, located under the cap. mycelium Tangle of hyphae created through spore germination, from which the aboveground part of the mushroom develops. hypha Microscopic filament, often white, that draws water and the organic matter necessary for mushroom development. volva Remnant of a membrane that completely covered the immature mushroom and ruptured as the stem grew. ring Membrane located under the cap and circling the stem; remnant of a membrane that covered the gills of the immature mushroom and ruptured as the cap grew. cap.

Mushrooms, Fungi, Mycology. Rogers Mushrooms | Mushroom Pictures & Mushroom Reference. Mushroom Photo Catalog. FUNGI Magazine - The Magazine for Amateur and Professional Mushroom Enthusiasts, Mycophiles and Mycologists. Neuroscientists Probe Psychedelic Psilocybin. In the 1950s scientists studied the effects of so-called psychedelics: psilocybin from mushrooms, mescaline from cacti and the synthetic lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD. British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond coined the name for this class of drugs based on their mind-altering properties, such as changes in the sense of self. The drugs showed some initial promise in treating chronic pain and depression in terminally ill patients but a wave of recreational abuse in the late 1960s led to outlawing and a halt in research. Now a new, rigorous, double-blind study has reopened the doors of scientific investigation, reporting spiritual effects and long-term impacts from the use of psilocybin.

Neuroscientist Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins University and his colleagues tested the effects of psilocybin--a drug derived from certain mushrooms that appears to mimic the effects of serotonin in the brain--on 36 middle-aged Americans who had never tried psychedelics before. Psilocybe Mushrooms. Psilocybe Mushrooms These images appear in the book Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World by Paul Stamets. They are for informational purposes only and should not be used alone for identification. All photographs are copyrighted by Paul Stamets, all rights reserved, not for re-distribution without written permission. Psilocybe azurescens Common Names "Astoriensis" "Flying Saucer Mushroom" "Indigo Psilocybe"Blue Runners" "Blue Angels" Habitat This mushroom naturally grows, often prolifically, along the northern Oregon Coast near Astoria, Oregon, favoring the beachland interface.

Psilocybe baeocystis Common Names "Baeos" "Knobby Tops" Habitat Found on decaying conifer mulch, in wood chips, or in lawns with high lignin content. Psilocybe cubensis "Golden Tops" "Cubies" "San Isidros" "Hongos Kentesh" Psilocybe cyanescens "Cyans" "Blue Halos" "Wavy-Capped Psilocybe" Psilocybe cyanofbrillosa "Rhododenron Psilocybe" "Blue-Haired Psilocybe" Psilocybe pelliculosa Psilocybe semilanceata Psilocybe sylvatica.

Psilocybe Cyanescens. One of my new discoveries of the magic our world has to offer is this new friend of mine "Psilocybe Cyanescens" (cyan-type of blue, escens- essence) who's spirit I found in the high peaking parks of San Francisco. Or like others say "the mushroom founds you". Luckily a mushroom guru friend of mine had given me a tour and explained me all the safe basics needed to know in hunting, finding and harvesting a REAL Psilocybe Cyanescens mushroom fresh from San Francisco! My new love and hobby is to go on daily mushroom hunts and to revisit my gardens to pick more mushrooms every couple days. Further I am obsessed of learning more upon all the different kinds we find in California and also recipes and the purest extractions for scientific research.

I went for three days this week on a 1-4 hour hike to several different parks and found on average anywhere from 1/4 to 2 ounces of fresh mushrooms. Here is a photo from day 2 harvest: Where to look and find P. How to pick: Get your magic shroom on! Community. Cyber's Cheep CD-Spindle Grow Tek. I orginally did this for fun, It makes a nice simple little grow that is easily hidden. You will need a 1 pint colonized grain jar to make this work. Things you will need 100 CDR spindle, I think everyone that has a CD burner has a few of these laying around! Duck Tape and Knife Spray bottle of distilled water Spray bottle of alcohol Sterile spoon plastic wrap Vermiculite 1/4 cup measuring cup a bowl and a colonized pint of WBS OK Lets start. Next you want to use the ducktape and cover 3" of the bottom of the spindle This works out to be a layer starting at the bottom with a second layer 1/2 over the first. (2" wide ducktape) Don't forget to cover the bottom of the spindle we do not want any light getting in!

Take the bottle of alcohol and spray and clean the inside of the spindle. I am using a dental spoon which has been sterilized on an autoclave bag. Mix them in a bowl. Some people will microwave or pasteurize the vermiculite. Now add your vermiculite to bring it up to the tape line. Which species can be found growing where and when? Panaeolus cinctulus (aka P. subalteatus) This mushroom is listed first because it is the most common and widely distributed psilocybin mushroom.

Found from spring to autumn alone or clustered in lawns, strawpiles, all types of compost, and dung piles in all 50 states and every country in the world. They grow in large numbers on the manure compost piles that are nearby any stable, race track or place where horses are kept. Psilocybe cubensis Found from February to November growing directly from on cow or horse dung, in rich pasture soil, on straw, or on sawdust/dung mixture in Mexico, Cuba, Florida and most other other southern US states and tropical countries. Panaeolus cyanescens Found in early summer through late autumn scattered, grouped, or clustered on cow dung, or rich soil in tropical areas such as Mexico and Hawaii as well as Florida and other southern states. Psilocybe cyanescens Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata Common in the Ohio River Valley from April 15 to June 15. Psilocybe mexicana. Rare ‘Devil’s Cigar’ fungus discovered in Nara. One of the world's rarest fungi, an exotic star-shaped mushroom known to exist at only three locations on Earth, has been discovered in the mountains of Nara prefecture.

The Devil's Cigar (a.k.a. "Texas Star") -- known to botanists as Chorioactis geaster -- had been observed only in central Texas and at two remote locations in Japan prior to the recent discovery in Nara. The peculiar fungus is described as a dark brown cigar-shaped capsule that transforms into a tan-colored star when it splits open to release its spores. It is also one of only a few known fungi that produce an audible hiss when releasing spores. First reported in 1893 in Austin, Texas, the curious mushroom appears in a limited area of central Texas each year, and until now, the rare sightings in Japan have occurred in forests in Miyazaki and Kochi prefectures. The fungus is included on the red list of threatened species published by Japan's Environment Ministry. Texas Star, the state fungus of Texas?! Rainy season brings glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. 24 May 2006 With the arrival of Japan's rainy season, a mysterious type of green, glow-in-the-dark mushroom begins to sprout in Wakayama prefecture.

The Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms, known locally as shii no tomobishi-dake (literally, "chinquapin glow mushrooms"), sprout from fallen chinquapin trees. As they grow, a chemical reaction involving luciferin (a light-emitting pigment contained within the mushrooms) occurs, causing them to glow a ghostly green. The luminescent mushrooms were long believed to be indigenous solely to Tokyo's Hachijojima Island after they were discovered there in the early 1950s. In 1995, however, mycologists found the fungus growing wild in coastal areas of the southern Kii peninsula, as well as in Kyushu and other areas.

The mushrooms thrive in humid environments, popping up during Japan's rainy season, which typically lasts from the end of May to July. [Source: Mainichi Shimbun] Mush Room.