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Posted by pinksharkmark ( on December 02, 2000 at 14:03:23:

In Reply to: Psilocybin Mushroom Update... lengthy but worth it... the return of the pink one! posted by pinksharkmark on November 30, 2000 at 01:58:29:

Well, i took a day off work yesterday and cooked up some mushroom food, injected the spores, and am now impatiently awaiting the first signs of growth. Even though I know there won't be anything showing for at least three days... and maybe as long as two weeks, the urge to peek is almost irresistable.

I got interrupted twice during the most critical stage, with the maid inadvertently contaminating my clean room in the process. I also somehow managed to omit a critical step on two of my six jars, so I fully expect to lose at least a couple jars to contamination. Sigh. I guess I can't really get mad at the maid, but I am slapping myself over my own blunder. This is EASY stuff... a bright ten year old could do it, and I blew it through inattention. DOH!

On the bright side... if I have a successful result under these Keystone Cop conditions it should be a piece of cake for those of you who are better at planning things out beforehand.

Living in the tropics as I do, the number of molds, fungi, and bacterial spores in the air is astronomical. If anything, I should have been triply conscious of good sterile technique, rather than just barging ahead once I knew that my clean room had been breached, but I was bound and determined to get the thing done... at any cost! Time will tell.

On a darker note... it may be my imagination, but I think the beast is making some scouting forays already, after only three months vacation. Getting some weird headaches that are not exactly shadows... more like shadows of shadows, if you get my drift. My last cycle was seven months long, and damn near bankrupted me, so these mushrooms better grow... and once consumed, they better work!

I know, I know... so far they have worked spectacularly for everyone except August... but until I actually try them for myself, I won't KNOW for sure. To quote Tom Petty, "the waiting is the hardest part"


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