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Psilocybin Mushroom Images
Cultivation
by Erowid
Archived Images #
Mushroom Cultivation (P. cubensis)  
Nice photo of Psilocybe cubensis cultivated in a small plastic container. (Madrid, Spain)
Photo by Aniscartujo. © 2006 Erowid.
Excellent color movie of P. cubensis growing in a cultivation chamber over a 24 hour period. Allow some time to load all frames.
Anonymous Photographer, © 2000 Erowid.org
Color photo of a rice cake fruiting with P. cubensis.
Photo by Gweedo. © 2003 Erowid.
Color photo of a rice cake fruiting with P. cubensis.
Photo by Gweedo. © 2003 Erowid.
Color photo of a fully populated rice cake (PF tek) in the midst of its first flush.
Photo by Jack Tripper, © 2001 Erowid.
Nice color photo of P. cubensis "Equador" fruiting in a plastic container. Mushrooms are ready for harvest.
Photo by Insomnia. © 2002 Erowid.
Beautiful color photo of single PF rice cake (PES Hawaiian Strain) in full flush, ready for harvest. [WI, USA]
Photo by Malformed. © 2003 Erowid.
Photo of a large P. cubensis growkit in plastic tubs ... fruiting.
Photo by Paul, © 2001 Erowid.
Color photo of two brown rice flour cakes heavily fruiting with P. cubensis (B+ strain). [Scotland]
Photo by Scotsman. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of 3 fruiting mycelium cakes, 41 days after innoculation. Fruited in styrofoam cooler with perlite, a saran wrap lid, and using manual ventilation.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Photo of a vermiculite cake fully colonized with mycelium...with a single, large P. cubensis growing.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Photo of two fruiting P. cubensis rice cakes (a domesticated salvadorian strain).
Photo by Siegfried. © 2002 Erowid.
Photo of a small grow chamber with a single cake (brown rice flour and vermiculite) fruiting with P. cubensis. [CT, USA]
Photo by Dr. Wolf, © 2002 Erowid.org
Photo of a grow chamber with a single fully fruiting cake of P. cubensis.
Photo by Mother Earth. © 2002 Erowid.
2 Color photos of heavily fruiting pftek substrate cakes.
Photo by The Dogg, used with permission.
Large color photo of a pallet of fruiting cakes.
Photo by The Dogg, used with permission.
Color photo of a single heavily fruiting pftek subsrate cake.
Photo by The Dogg, used with permission.
Color photo of many fruiting pftek substrate cakes.
Photo by The Dogg, used with permission.
Color photo of fruiting pftek substrate cakes.
Photo by The Dogg, used with permission.
A series of four color photos showing 4 days in the growing cycle of a P. cubensis grow kit, from start of flush to nearly mature mushrooms.
Photo by Hotbeef. © 2003 Erowid.
Mushroom Cultivation (P. azurescens)  
Color photos of a 10 square meter bed of Psilocybe azurescens. In May the patch was covered with sawdust from a woodmill (not treated with any chemicals), then watered(soaked) and inocculated with 30 day old (liquid) inocculated grain at a rate of approx. 2 kg of grain/m2. [Netherlands]
Photo by Paul. © 2003 Erowid.
This was then covered with an anti weed plastic (that allows water to pass through). The plastic was weighed down with some sand. Temperatures in Holland are approx. 10-25 degrees celsius (50-77 F) from May until September. [Netherlands]
Photo by Paul. © 2003 Erowid.
In september the plastic is removed and the woodshavings turned into one firm block of mycelium. This is covered with a layer of commercial mushroom sand. A sheet of gardening cloth is placed over it to prevent the soil from drying out. [Netherlands]
Photo by Paul. © 2003 Erowid.
In November the temperature drops to approx. 4-8 degrees Celsius (40-45 F) which induces the Azurescens to fruit until first frost. [Netherlands]
Photo by Paul. © 2003 Erowid.
Mushroom Cultivation (P. mexicana)  
Color photo showing live P. mexicana mushrooms and sclerotia (Jalisco Strain).
Photo by Workman of Sporeworks, © 2002 Erowid.org
Mushroom Cultivation (P. tampanensis)  
Color photo of a plastic tub of cultivation P. tampanensis.
Photo by Cubensis. © 2002 Erowid.
Mycelium - (Colonizing Rice Cakes, Petri Dishes, etc)  
Color photo of 6 mycelium colonizing jars, 21 days after innoculation with spores. The jars are in various stages of colonization.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Color photo of 2 pint sized jars being colonized by mycelium. Left jar - 10 days after innoculation, Right jar - 3 weeks after innoculation.
Photo by Jack Tripper. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of a rice / vermiculite mycelium culture beginning to colonize with mycelium. This culture was going to eventually be used in a mycelium slurry.
Photo by St. Anthrope. © 2000 Erowid.
Color photo of a agar petri mycelium culture (P. cubensis) beginning to colonize with mycelium.
Photo by St. Anthrope. © 2000 Erowid.
Color photo of PF style cake contaminated with brown mold.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Color photo of a set of 1/2 pint jars fully colonized with P. cubensis mycelium.
Photo by White Rabbit. © 2002 Erowid.
Grow Chambers  
Color photo of a mushroom growing terrarium with various parts labelled.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Color photo of a growing chamber made from a styrofoam cooler. Chamber contains 2 fruiting cakes.
Photo by Jack Tripper. © 2002 Erowid.
Photo of a growing chamber filled with colonized mycelium cakes each sprouting P. cubensis mushrooms...one nearly full sized and many small primordial mushrooms.
Anonymous Photographer. © 2000 Erowid.
Photo of a grow chamber in a plastic bin. Fully colonized rice cakes are just starting to fruit after 2 weeks in the fruiting chamber.
Photo by Mother Earth. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of a grow chamber with 3 fruiting cakes. Chamber uses perlite and thermometer/hygrometer.
Photo by Ooz, used by Erowid with permission.
Color photo of a grow chamber with 3 cakes fruiting with mature mushrooms.
Photo by Ooz, used by Erowid with permission.
Photo of a P. cyanescens growing on woodchips in a cardboard box.
Photo by Sau. © 2002 Erowid.
Photo of a crate full of cultivated P. cyanescens freshly picked.
Photo by Sau. © 2002 Erowid.
Photo of a small grow chamber with a single cake (brown rice flour and vermiculite) fruiting with P. cubensis. [CT, USA]
Photo by Dr. Wolf, © 2002 Erowid.org
Commercial Cultivation  
Color photo of a 120 square meter commercial P. cubensis cultivation cell in Holland. One cell of 120 m2 produces app. 1200 kg of fresh Cubensis.The mushrooms are sold legally in "Smartshops" which are spread through the whole country.
Photo by Paul. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of a commercial P. cubensis operation, showing mushrooms growing out of the bottom of trays. (Holland)
Photo by Paul. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of a 120 square meter commercial Copelandia cyanescens cultivation cell in Holland.
Photo by Paul. © 2002 Erowid.
Spore Prints & Syringes  
Nice Color photo of a P. cubensis spore print (nearly 1.5 inches in diameter) next to a .05 euro coin. [USA]
Photo by Gorilla Farmer. © 2002 Erowid.
Color photo of a P. cubensis spore print. [USA]
Photo by Sporeworks. © 2005 Sporeworks & Erowid.
Color photo of a P. cubensis spore print. [USA]
Photo by Sporeworks. © 2005 Sporeworks & Erowid.
Psilocybe azurescens spore print next to a coin for size comparison. [Europe]
Photo by Playmo. © 2006 Erowid.org
Psilocybe azurescens and Psilocybe mexicana [Ohio]
Photo by Playmo. © 2006 Erowid.org
Color photo P. cubensis spore syringe.
Photo by Penguin Butler. © 2002 Erowid.
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