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You have reached "TEONANACATL", The International Journal of Psychoactive Mushrooms (TEO).  The following are Electronic Issues.  They do not have all the pictures, and some other things, that the Original Hard Copy Issues have that subscribers get.  If you have benefited from visiting here, and would like to see others benefit as you have, please send a donation in any amount to FMRC, POB 18105, Pensacola, FL 32523.  Donations and orders are what keeps this page up for all to see.  Subscription information to this Journal is within the posted Journal itself.  Hope you subscribe.  Each Issue comes with at  least one FREE Mushroom Spore Print Sample affixed inside.  slp/fmrc

 

 

#47 TEO  February  2014                           $15.00

TEONANACATL”….(TEO)….The Sacred Mushrooms

                                                ISSN 1543-1681

                               Copyright 2013

                     "TEONANACATL"

                        The International Journal of Psychoactive Mushrooms

                                  “TEO”

___  This is a "RESTRICTED" Issue.  It contains all spore prints and photographs.

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                     Manton Hirst, Amathole Museum; Humanities, South Africa,

                                            Curator of Anthropology

                     John Allen, MushroomJohn

                     Mushrooms and Religion Editor, Rv. Matthew N. Wyman, DD

                     Pictorial Illustrations, SH

                     Stephen L. Peele, Chief Editor

   

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                                    Mush Zombie Abuses MOD Powers At

                                   www.shroomology.org

I was visiting chat rooms when I came across a post where people were looking for Maitake Spores. 

http://www.shroomology.org/topic/9224-where-to-get-maitake-spores/

I've been looking into Maitake and their health benefits. They have the ability to suppress TNF-alpha production. I found that TNF-production is responsible for many of the effect of Crohn's and RA which are two diseases I battle with. I NEED to grow some of these ASAP. Anyone know a good source for some Maitake spores (Grifola frondosa SO2011)?

Mush Zombie (MZ) (MOD) posted up that no one sold them.  Now this is a lie.  FMRC has offered them for many years.  I also believe that MZ knows this.  So, I posted up that FMRC had them.  Now I never once went on that site saying anything about what FMRC had to offer.  Never posted any spam like this.  But, I felt that because people were looking for them, I would help in their search.  After my post, several members there, like “SquidHead”,  posted a “thanks” to me for the post.  MZ immediately deleted these posts and then locked out the thread so no more like posts could be made.  He then sent me a warning letter about not following rules on posting spam.  He said that I should send a PM to the people who were looking for them.  I have been on the internet for a long time posting.  This goes back to before “Windows”, back in the DOS days.  When I went to send a PM to “ryen”, I got a message that ryen cannot receive any new messages!  In all those years, I never saw a message like this when I went to PM him.

I never new MODs had the power to block PMs to any of the members.  I was going to post back up that anyone at shoomology who wanted a sample of said spores, could just email me and I would send them a sample free.  Well, MZ would not let me post anymore until I recognized his warning.  I am not about to lower myself and play his childish games so I never posted there again and never will.  Hey ryen, how does it feel to know someone was blocking your PMs?  In any case, the offer still stands about free samples and anyone from shroomology who reads this can still email me at floridamycology@cs.com, give your screen name at shroomology, and I will arrange the free samples to be sent.  Hey MZ, try deleting this.  You should be banned, banished, and removed from shroomology for you unprofessional actions.  slp/fmrc   

      A short quick lesson on Scientific Names for Shroomotopia

Several months ago, Red Cap, now known as swampdweller, posted disrespectful posts at me, calling me names and using abusive language.  According to their rules, a person who does this will be banned.  So much for rules.  Swampdweller continued to say that there was a mushroom in the Genus Boletus that had gills and that I should do my research.  Truth is, he is the one that needs to do his research and study mycology so that he at least can understand scientific names.  Even a mod there said controversies and different ideas about things would always exist.  Hey, there is no controversy about this.  It appears none of them understand anything about the scientific name for a mushroom.  So here it is:

A scientific name has two parts.  Take for instance Amanita muscaria.  The first part, Amanita, states what genus the mushroom is in.  The second part, muscaria, states what species in Amanita the mushroom is in.  So the scientific name tells us that this mushroom is in the Genus Amanita and its species is muscaria.  Everybody still with me?

Now swampdweller's mushroom, the one that has gills, scientific name is Phylloporus rhodoxanthus.  He even posted this information.  Now this scientific name tells us that this mushroom is in the Genus Phylloporus......not Boletus.  If it was in the Genus Boletus, it would be named Boletus rhodoxanthus.  So, now all the "controversy" can now be put aside.  Now everyone understands why there is no mushroom in the Genus Boletus that has gills.  Maybe not.  Seems to be some really hard headed people sometimes.  It appears that swampdweller lacks

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much mycological knowledge and continues to stand by false information he has placed on the internet.  I for one have stopped posting there.  No since in wasting my time where no one wants to listen to me but listen to someone who has no idea of what he is talking about.  I stop by http://www.entheogen-network.com/forums/index.php at least once a day for anyone who has a question and wants the truth in an answer.  Just scroll down the “Mush Room”.  slp/fmrc                                                                                                          

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Psychoactive Mushroom Quiz (“PMQ”) is featured in each edition of this Journal.  If you know the answer, write it down and mail it in.  No phone calls.  No E-mail.  No FAX.  Your entry must be mailed by 1st Class U.S. Mail only (Overseas and Out of USA can use Airmail).  The first letter that is opened and has the correct answer WINS.  What do you win?  An entire year’s subscription to this Journal "Hard Copy”…FREE!  Your name will be posted with the correct answer in the following edition (unless you state “Not to publish your name”).  So, come on and

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Last Issue’s #46 TEO Question:  What is Muriform?

Last Issue’s “PMQ” correct answer:  When the spores have cells arranged like bricks in a wall.

Winner with correct “PMQ” Answer:  Josh Tinland, AZ

                       

“PMQ” For this #47 TEO Issue:  What does Infuscate mean?

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mushroom, and are able to collect 4 to 5 good full sheets of spore prints (enough

to place samples in “TEO”), send them in.  If they are accepted, they will be placed in “TEO”, and you get the free subscription.  If you send anything in that

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Please be advised that any postal or electronic mail sent to FMRC and “TEO” becomes their property, and said mail may be used in articles published by FMRC and “TEO”.  However, if you ever send something in and you don’t want your name given, state so and we will follow your wish.  If you wish not to be in our records, state so and you will not be.  Any subscriber will, at least, be on our subscription list in order to receive said subscription.        

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    Mushroom Spore Print sample for #47 “TEO”               Psilocybe cubensis   

FMRC’s Catalog Number  SO38                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Samples collected by DD, TX.

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      Color Photograph For This #47 TEO February 2014

                                  

                                  Psilocybe cubensis

                        Photo made possible by Mr. John Allen       

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                 #47  “TEO”

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Mushroom Laws Are Unconstitutional......

The Florida State Supreme Court

Fisk VS State of Florida

                            

 

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#46 TEO November  2013                           $15.00

TEONANACATL”….(TEO)….The Sacred Mushrooms

                                               ISSN 1543-1681

                               Copyright 2013

                    "TEONANACATL"

                        The International Journal of PsychoactiveMushrooms

                                  “TEO”

___  This is a "RESTRICTED" Issue. It contains all spore prints and photographs.

___  This is a "NON-RESTRICTED"Issue.  It contains no mushroom sporeprints.

___  This is a "REPRINT/Photo Copy"Issue.  It may not contain prints orpictures.                  

EDITORS:  You, the reader.   

                     MantonHirst, Amathole Museum;Humanities, South Africa,

                                           Curator of Anthropology

                     John Allen,MushroomJohn

                     Mushroomsand Religion Editor, Rv. Matthew N. Wyman, DD

                     Pictorial Illustrations,SH

                     Stephen L.Peele, Chief Editor

   

“Restricted”Journal Issues Contain:

Color Photograph& Actual “Live” Mushroom Spore Print Sample (Sealed And Affixed Inside)

                                               C O N T E N T S

                                      For #46 TEO November 2013

Subscription and Other Journal Information…………………………………..01

Magic Mushrooms Repair Brain Damage From Extreme Trauma……….....02

PTSD is not just psychological......................................................................02

Decriminalization of Psilocybin Could Help Millions......................................03

How Mushroom Spores Are Spread About The World..................................03

Antidote For Amanita muscaria and Muscarine..........................................04

Wrong And Incorrect Posts Made About Me and FMRC...............................05

Microscope Tips............................................................................................06

Amanita phalloides found in NY..................................................................06

Georgia's Laws Against Psilocybe Spores And Cultures..............................06

PSYCHOACTIVE  MUSHROOM QUIZ  "PMQ"...........................................07

How to Win a Year's Free Subscription to "TEO".........................................07

FREE TEO Subscriptions Given...................................................................08

Culture Flask, Is This Your Last Issue..........................................................08

FREE Mushroom Spore Print Sample In This Issue....................................08

Color Photograph Panaeolus castaniefolius.............................................09

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Mushroom Journal Subscriptions:  If you would like to order a subscription to “TEONANACATL”,you may send request and payment of $30.00 made out to FMRC, POB 18105, Pensacola, FL32523 for oneyear.  Give the postal address and name you would like the “Hard Copy” subscription sent to.  

Copyright Information: This Journal is copyrighted under International Law, and all said laws apply.  Any material that finds its way into this Journal and has already been copyrighted elsewhere, retains originalcopyright.  Authors and photographers who submit material in this Journal are not restricted from using their work, or the sale thereof.  Persons may reprint or transmit this document only in its complete and original form.  No parts, articles, photographs, or any otherpartial pieces may be removed from this document.  If you have any questions about reprinting or re-transmitting, call 1.850.327.4378 and ask for Stephen L. Peele.  Copies of this document can be given awayfreely for academic or information purposes. Any sale, placement, or display in any media that involves the transfer of money, of document, or parts of, is a violation of Copyright.  Authors of articles and emails are solely responsible for their contents and may not represent the views oropinions of FMRC.

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Subscriptions:  You must be at least 18 years of age to subscribe to this Journal.  Any subscription request with payment confirms that you are at least this age, and meet "TEO's" age requirements! Otherwise, if you are under 18, collect mushrooms, and wish to have themushroom spore print samples to insure proper ID, and to prevent accidental poisoning, have your parents subscribe for you. TEO is a Quarterly Publication, and is published 4 times a year, Feb.,May, Aug., and Nov.

Physical Issue (Hard Copy).....Contains actual spore print samples and color photographs inserted.  Spores are to be used as standards to compare with mushrooms found out in the wild or involved with mushroom poisonings at Poison Control Centers and ERs at hospitals.  As some mushroom spore print samples in thisJournal may be capable of producing Controlled Substances, "RESTRICTED ISSUES" (Issues that contain said type spores) will not be mailed into restricted areas such as CA, ID, and GA. They will not be mailed to Australiaor New Zealand.  These areas can only accept  "NON-RESTRICTED ISSUES"  (Issues that do not contain said type free spore samples).  Because many articles are copy/pasted from emails, spelling and grammarerrors may exist.  They are left “as is”to show proof of original document.   It is mailed to you in a thick plain brown envelope.

Subscription rates:  One year’s subscription $30.00 (Outside ofUSA  $50.00), Two year’s subscription$50.00 (Outside of USA  $90.00), Three year’s subscription $70.00 (Outside of USA $130.00).  “Lifetime” subscription is $1,000.00 (Outsideof USA $2,000.00).  Make payment out toFMRC, POB 18105, Pensacola,FL  32523. 

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Back Issues of  "TEONANACATL" (TEO)   

The Hard Copy Issues are $10.00 each.  When all originals are sold,"REPRINT" or photocopies are provided (these issues may not contain any color photographs or spore print samples). The only way to insure getting a complete issue is to subscribe and getoriginal Issues.  Current Issue$15.00.   

How Many Issues Do I Have Left on my"TEO" Hard Copy Subscription? Check the number right after your first name or above the business address on your mailing label.  This is how many issues are left on your current subscription.  Also see "Culture Flask":  If your culture flask has a RED Contamination in it......this is your last issue! Please re-subscribe.  There may be no other further notices.  Send payment now while it is on your mind.  That wayyou will never miss an issue!

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    Magic Mushrooms Repair Brain Damage From Extreme Trauma

http://www.altering-perspectives.com/2013/08/new-study-magic-mushrooms-repair-brain.html

Ponce de Leon's 'Fountain of Youth' was in Florida, but the fountain wasn't necessarily of water. Mushrooms rise from the [sacred] cow-fertilized ground into a cap that 'rains' violet spores on the surrounding ground.

A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma,offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic StressDisorder).

The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in "shrooms", stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories. Mice conditioned to fear electric shockwhen hearing a noise associated with the shock "simply lost their fear", says Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who co-authored the study. A low dose of psilocybin led them to overcome "fear conditioning" and the freezeresponse associated with it faster than the group of mice on Ketanserin (a drug that counteracts the receptor that binds psilocybin in the brain) and a control group on saline.

An estimated 5 percent of Americans - more than13 million people - have PTSD at any given time, according to the PTSD Alliance.The condition more often associated with combat veterans, is twice as likely todevelop in women because they tend to experience interpersonal violence (such as domestic violence, rape and abuse) more often than men.  Sent in by Joe Lance, MS

       PTSD Is Not Just Psychological

Common symptoms, such as hyper-vigilance,memory fragmentation, flashbacks, dissociation, nightmares and fight or flight responses to 'triggers', are generally thought to be psychological andtherefore treatable by learning to change thought processes. But new researchsuggests that they may in fact be the result of long term physiologicalmutations to the brain.

In the South FloridaUniversity study, themice treated with low doses of psilocybin grew healthy new brain cells andtheir overactive medial prefrontal cortex regions (common in PTSD sufferers)were restored to normal functionality.

Further independent studies (http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com)have shown that the hippocampus part of the brain is damaged by extreme stressand that this is specific to PTSD and not associated with anxiety or panicdisorders.

Dr. Sanchez-Ramos acknowledged that there was noway of knowing whether the mice in the experiment experienced altered states ofconsciousness or hallucinations - commonly experienced with magic mushrooms,but he believed the doses were too low to cause psychoactive effects.  Sent in by Rose Lattile, OR

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Decriminalization of Psilocybin Could   Help Millions

Previous studies have shown that low doses of psilocybin produce no consciousness state altering effects. Administered in the correct amount, psilocybin could therefore be assumed to safely treat PTSD withminimal risk of adverse side effects. Magic mushrooms could help millionsrecover from the debilitating cycles of fight and flight and other conditionedbiological responses caused by extreme trauma, if only they weren't listed as adangerous Schedule 1 drug with no medical benefits.

Meanwhile, doctors are authorized to dispensepowerful, side-effect laden pharmaceutical drugs to army vets and otherssuffering from the symptoms of PTSD without any evidence that these treatmentsdo any good, according to a major review by the committee of the Instituteof Medicine on the topic.

The situation is so bad that an overall of 18American veterans commits suicide every day (http://www.naturalnews.com),linked to the sharp rise in prescription drugs, depression, and otherpsychological conditions. Safe, natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals such ashomeopathic and herbal remedies have been found to alleviate symptoms (http://www.naturalnews.com). Meditation has also beenshown to reduce high activity levels in the amygdala (the brain's emotionalcentre) experienced in PTSD sufferers as anxiety, stress and phobias.

Sources used in this article:

http://www.ptsdalliance.org

http://intellihub.com

http://digitaljournal.com

http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com

About the author:
Anna Bragga is a freelance journalist and ownerof public relations company, Conscience Communications
www.annabragga.com
www.consciencecommunications.co.uk
Originally posted on: Natural News Sent in by Dr. Mark Abrahams.

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                 How Mushroom Spores Are Spread About The World

A Posthttp://shroomotopia.net/index.php?showtopic=21449#entry246533 by the Real Mr. G....he posts that Psilocybe cubensis spores were brought to Floridafrom Cubaby cattle swimming ashore and having the spores in their stomachs.

Facts about Mushroom Spores:

When mushroom spores are picked up by jet steams, they arespread all over the Earth's atmosphere. They cover the entire Earth.  Ifthe species of

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mushroom has been around for the last 100 or 1,000 years, ithas had enough time to be spread everywhere around the Earth.  The fact is, Psilocybe mexicana sporescover the entire Earth, even all about the North and South Poles.  But, you do not see them there because all ofthe conditions needed for them to fruit, do not exist.  Now if a subtropical Island, which has neverhad cattle on it, suddenly has cattle brought to it, and now meets therequirements for Psilocybe mexicana having plenty of cattle dung (and all otherrequirements), there is a good chance you will see this mushroom.  The cattle or the people did not need tobring spores, they were already there. The only thing missing was the cattle. 

These same facts hold true for Psilocybe cubensis.  The spores were always there.  There just were not proper conditions forthem to fruit.  Once cattle wereintroduced, the spores could grow and produce mushrooms.  Mushroom spores do not need cattle (or theirstomachs), or people to spread them about.......they already exist in the windall over the world.  Do you really thinkthat the wind could not blow mushroom spores from Cubato Florida?  Do you really think that without people orcattle moving from Cuba to Florida, there would have never been Psilocybe cubensis sporesin Florida?  I have done articles and posts on this"urban legend" for many years and yet some are still spreading falseinformation on how mushroom spores travel. Now you know.  slp/fmrc

                     Antidote For Amanita muscaria and Muscarine

I answered to this post at another mushroom forum:

"I'm told belladonna is the antidote to these mushrooms (Amanitamuscaria) - someone must be having a laugh at all those doctors whothink the mushroom is even trippier than it is."

It just so happens, Atropine is the antidote for Muscarine. It, a long timeago, worked its way onto Internet under "What to do about MushroomPoisoning". It even sets on many Veterinarian search's, and has goodresults with certain pets, more so than with humans. Thing is, unless you havedigested a mushroom that holds Muscarine, Atropine does no good whenadministered. It actually can make the patient's condition much worse. Amanitamuscaria is named because of its Muscarine content. One large mushroomcan bring about "drools", dehydration, and sit you down some placeyou do not like being. I have never seen any documented proof that someone diedspecifically from the Amanita muscaria mushroom. Somespecies of Inocybe hold high amounts of Muscarine and they can cause death. Ithink in these cases, a doctor may decide to use Atropine. So, if you there areno signs of Muscarine, do not use Atropine. Atropine will have no effect onPhalloidin, the deadly compound in Deadly Amanita like A. phalloides.

Now saying belladonna is the antidote for this mushroom Amanita muscaria, wasinteresting to me. I was wondering where this information came from. If youcould, I would like to receive it. Thing is, Atropine is extracted from "Atropabelladonna" and also Datura stramonium L.  And you are right. These products can be verypowerful and deliver a good punch to the person who takes them. That's a goodreason for not wanting to get an Atropine treatment if not needed.

Year's ago, I got an email from someone who had a book, something like"Odd Cures and Antidotes. He said when he looked up Muscarine, it said theantidote was Atropine, When he looked up Atropine, the antidote was Muscarine.
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             Wrong AndIncorrect Posts Made About Me and FMRC

APost Made By “Curenado”:

“Stephengot his research permit revoked many years ago for going off the reservation inthe eyes of the DEA at the time and has no legal permit to grow activemushrooms. That's completely a hoax, Stephen will say so. He had a schedule oneresearch permit that's all. After the incident with him, the dea destroyed theactive cultures in many if not all public banks and schools. They went to townwith a hatchet. Stephen believes it is because of what his researchdemonstrated. I believe it's a bit more than that, but who can say?
In all cases that's the real of it. Peele feels another reason was to cut himout of any monies for any patents etc”.

Whathappened was, I notified the DEA that I was going to relinquish my permit as Ino longer needed it.  All the work Iwanted to do was complete.  It was twoyears after this; the DEA announced that they were taking it away.  No fees to continue the permit were ever sentin by me, for those two years.  Thiswould mean that the permit should not have been reissued anyway.  So what sense did it make, to revoke a permitthat was never reissued or paid for?  TheDEA only destroyed cultures that were held at the ATCC.  They never destroyed any cultures that wereheld at any other banks or schools, or mine. 

WheneverI post any information about mushrooms that contain controlled substances, Ialways state that the work was done while working under the DEA Permit.  I have never claimed to hold the Permit afterI gave it up.  And this, which is reallystupid “another reason was to cut him out of any monies for any patentsetc”.  Since when do you need a DEApermit to file for a patent?

Inever wanted to file for any patents.  Itis my understanding that you cannot patent something that naturally occurs innature.  If you do file a patent onsomething that naturally occurs in nature, you basically just throw away yourmoney if it is ever contested.  You canpatent the synthesis for it.  I have hadtwo close contacts at the ATCC for many years, one was the head of theirculture bank.  I published an issued“Extra Edition” of “THE  MUSHROOM  CULTURE”, The Journal of Mushroom Cultivation(TMC) and explained the whole operation on November, 1994.  

EXTRA EDITION  TMC (11/94) Federal DEA takes final steps towipe out Psilocybe genus mushrooms. Cultures are destroyed at the American TypeCulture Collection (ATCC)   A SPECIAL MUSHROOM NEWS BULLETIN ALERT.

Copies of this special edition are still available to anyone whowants a copy.  Just send $10.00 to covercopying and postage and request the Extra Edition of TMC and give the saiddate.  If you are a member of “Shroomotopia”,just state so and send only $5.00.

A Post Made By “Titus”

"Real fmrc is dead, he has been for years! Youare a fake living off someone else's reputation."

Ihave no idea why this was posted up.  Iam alive.  And, I am certainly not fooledwhen someone starts using a new and different screen name, when supposedly theyhave been banned by a MOD for violating rules. I would think that all the MODs know this has been done.  As I was flamed and treated unfairly, I nolonger post at Shroomotopia so that things stay quiet there and they have noposts by me to flame. 

Ifanyone wishes to visit a site where I go to every day and get their questionsanswered correctly:

http://www.entheogen-network.com/forums/index.php

Then,click The Mush Room.   I also stop by “Shroomtalk”.  slp/fmrc

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                                              MicroscopeTips

Apost I replied to:  My microscope seemslike the lenses need cleaned or something. It's kind  off cloudy looking and some specs that don'tgo away when looking through it. But I did get to look at some spores, prettycool. I can't complain at all for free.
 

The"cloudy", if when on higher power, is caused because those lens arenot really high grade lens. To get the good higher power lens, you have to putout the money because of their costs. A power of 1,000 X and up, is best forspores. This will let you view all the important spore features and allow anymicrometer (devise used to measure spores) you might be using, to be usedproperly. Any spots that can't be cleaned out, must be inside. You might haveto remove and wipe the other side.
Here is a good way to get a really good scope, for a cheaper price:
Call your local veterinarian, doctor's office, or hospital, and ask them whodoes the work on their microscopes when they need repairing. Then, call thisperson. They many times will have microscopes that the bill has not been paidand it has not been picked up. If he is tired of waiting, he will want to sellthe scope to recover is labor and parts. There is your good deal! Good scopehunting.

Hope it helps.  And,if you, or anyone, want to take some good microscopy photographs:  Set your camera for normal"automatic".  Then, put thecamera lens right up to the eyepiece.  Youhave to move the camera around slightly to get the picture lined up.  Hold camera very still or use a tripod.  Takes great pictures that look like they weretaken using expensive equipment. grin.  slp/fmrc

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                                            Amanita phalloides

       Perhaps themost deadliest mushroom of all, found in NewYork City

I have received the following information:

VivienTartter, who has just recently started hunting wild mushrooms, found andphotographed an

Amanitaphalloides the week of Oct. 21, 2013.  Shefound the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) in Van CortlandtPark, in the Bronx, NYC!  This is a mid to late fall mushroom in thisarea - and eating just one can be lethal! We are trying to map its appearance and spread in NYC. It was not thatlong ago, they were only found in California,under Oak Trees.  Now they have spreadand are being found under other kinds of trees. It is thought that they got here when in the 1940’s, we ordered Oaksaplings from Europe that carried itsmycelium.  slp/fmrc 

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                        Georgia’s LawsAgainst Psilocybe Spores And                   Cultures

Georgiahas had laws against these spores and cultures for some time now.  There are many mushrooms that grow wild in Georgia thatproduce Psilocybin.  Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybeatlantis, and Psilocybe weilii, are just afew.   I wonder if the farmers that hold cattle areaware they are breaking these laws in this state.  Just more stupid mushroom laws by people whohave no idea of what they are doing.  Howcan you outlaw something that occurs there naturally?

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Panaeolus castaniefolius, active - appears on rare occasions innew fertilized lawns in the PNW. Distribution worldwide but rarer than Panaeolussubbalteatus (Syn.= Panaeolus cinctulus). One freshounce or 3-5 dried grams. A tab more potent than P. cubensis 

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                                                 Reporting False Posts

It goes without saying, when we report a False Post here, ifthe poster finds out about it, they go back and delete out the said post.  No matter, we all now know the truth, and ifwe ever see such again, we will know not to believe it.  If you read a post somewhere about mushrooms,and you think it is false, email the information to floridamycology@cs.com

We will check it out. You know how they say “You can’t believe everything you see on theinternet”?  Here’s proof so beware:  Nothing to report this Issue.

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Tassili Belly:

Psilocybe Mushrooms Beat Resistant Bacterioenteritis

It was some time ago now that Isent “March of the Superbugs” to TEO for consideration. Since that time thebugs have indeed kept marching relentlessly and we now have resistanttuberculosis, resistant corona virus and some all too lethal resistantenteritis present and rising in our country.

Not just resistant anymore, butunstoppable with conventional antibiotics and fatal in up to 50% of cases. Thatis a very, very high number. It is beyond “resistant” and “multi-drugresistant”, it is now “resistant” to the “last resort” antibiotic. Antibioticswere an exceedingly stupid way to treat these diseases anyway and they werelikely by their nature to be among the first “Superbugs”. They are among thefirst to go “all the way” leaving conventional, commercial medicine to claimpatients “untreatable”. “All the kings horses and all the kings men.” The kingsure must keep some dumb excuses of men in his biology department? But the bugsaren’t dumb – they have become “super” in two ways, not just one. They can passeach other a way to “neutralize” antibiotics and they have.

The CRE bugs are highlycontagious to boot, lasting for extended periods outside of a human host,waiting on door handles, counters, grocery carts and clothing for theopportunity to invade a host and thrive. Infection control through handwashing, surface sanitation and clothing/bedding precautions do work and willhelp with these here bugs (CRE) and you should be more aware of public contactsurfaces. We carry a bottle of alcosan in the car just in case.

In “Tassili Pathology” I statedthat, in so far as the psilocybes were concerned, the “Super Bugs” shouldn’thave bothered becoming super at all because they were still not as “super” asthe “wondrous antibiotic”. That is still true and especially in intestinaldiseases where the mushroom wreaks havoc directly on the pathogen and exertsthe regular tissue response characteristics that they do. Whatever is bad inthose guts? Papa Putryah is there to stomp it out and even pathogen carryingparasites don’t hold up well against the psilocybe and fortified belly.

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In the case of these rising andfrighteningly resistant enterobacteria, daily consumption of top medicinalslike the Reishi and maintenance of bowel health through the consumption ofprobiotics and prebiotics are all part of the “full armor of Gut”. Psilocybesare a one dose, high expectation treatment in cases of infection, even if thatone dose is repeated in whatever frequency and levels are called for andtolerable. But you will need every piece of that armor if you desire to facedown this illness (which I myself dreamed of years ago, but was not believed)rightly in a grand fashion. Again, an onslaught against the human species byothers has compelled us to feed ourselves like priests and kings. Or like thesimplest and humblest creatures of the forest….

Who can say how conventionalmedicine or the media will play this “epidemic”. It bodes for maximum profitsand I dare say the next thing we will probably hear is about a “vaccination” toprotect us from it, however well or if it even does. I’m reminded of a curiousincident a few years back, when the town of Flippin’s public storm shelter got a similar,but weaker illness from the water and the police got a chance to play“quarantine” with them, holding them in the shelter against their will. For diarrhea.(It’s funny no one ever figured out how that one shelter didn’t get the news toboil their water when every other town did?) But my point wonders that if thisone is worse, could it be used as a quarantine opportunity?

Right now we have resistantTuberculosis in LA, resistant corona like respiratory disease with fast andlethal numbers, norovirus and now these CRE bugs which are in the lead forcontagious and right up there with the lung bug for lethal. Whatever thefederal response may be in various places, owing to the condition of humanstupidity and ignorance, we are heading into a US future period of “carcommunities” living on the sides of highways in vehicles and rampant outbreaksamong them of this puking and shi**ing pestilence, seemingly just ideal toaffect such populations severely. Putting them all up in a FEMA “relief” campwill do little more than ensure that it will spread even more rampantly amongthem and get stronger, but at least you will be able to detect the nearness ofa FEMA camp by the smell and avoid it. Quarantine is no happy answer in thiscase, if ever.

Prevention and aggressivefighting back is the only realistic option for most people and the rub there isthat “most” people will not have the knowledge, skill or resources to evenforage for themselves. The price of cradle-to-grave complacency and infantilitywill be high in this scenario – and these pathogens are roughest on the veryyoung and very old; that they will be also on the “juvenile” is more behavioraland circumstantial than biological. The “Bugs of CRE” spread like shigella orcholera, act fast and cut down the vulnerable while making a wreck of thehealthy. You will hear the odd news story here and there about it and then thenext stage is that it will be in schools at high enough levels their sanitationbarriers are breached. “Endemic”. The highest chance of community outbreak doesnot come from hospitals. They are farther down the list and right at the top isthe public school. There will be regular water boiling orders in affected areasand you know, it may be a good idea to think about that water distiller or justbeing vigilant about boiling if you can’t afford a distillery. The more peoplein

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mainstream life become infected, the more mainstream lifewill. Most pathogens rise, run a course and eventually fall back. I do notthink anyone yet sees the horizon with CRE. How pernicious and insidious willit become? It’s year ‘round, so we don’t get much help through an “off”season. 

But, whatever the scenario playsout to be, you are not among those “majority” people and those you love don’thave to be either. You have the knowledge of these fungi, Psilocybes, Reishi, TurkeyTail and other plants like Mangostein, Goldenseal, Echinacea and Sassafras, allof which make it hard for these pathogens to take hold and aggregate, let aloneconsumed in daily and in combination. Creation’s bounty which ramps up theimmune system and also those things which are directly, contact antibiotic arethe only prevention and treatment strategy which is beneficial to the body anddoes not require literally killing a patient with experimental combination andheavy antibiotic courses in the name of “saving” them. It is going to be a massmess and now is one of those times where you must, with intent and method, holdyourself and your loved ones up and out of the staggering masses.

The only hope the majority haveis in the introduction, advocation and use of all available immune boosters andhealth foods that will have any effect at all. That is still a very small partof the USpopulation, the majority priding itself on the luxury of having “caretakerpeople” who tell you what you know, what your reality is and what you think onthe TV. That is something odious anyway that you cannot change – but you canvery easily change this disease scenario for yourself.

You may think now that you justdon’t have that extra $30 bucks a month to spend on these foods, but the firstcase of this you see or experience will straighten you out on that issuequickly. You will give up another luxury to ensure that you have effectivefoods. I can pretty much predict that too.

            Carbapenem-resistantenterobacteriaceae, meaning of course there is more than one strain (over 70actually) and that the “last resort” antibiotic does not work on them, arestill no match for the psilocybe mushroom. Pathogens capable of killing halfthe people they touch still fall to this wondrous gift from nature’s rarerpantries and one I hope you will keep in mind should trouble in your areaarise. I am sure there will also soon be a commercial product out to increasethe immune system, but like oseltamivir I’m willing to bet it will be inferiorto the natural source it came from, will cost five times as much, but at leastwill make some board of directors multi-millionaires.

My advice is to stock up Nature’sPantry and stick to it. We appear to be in for a ride this year – almostassuredly, of more than one kind too. ;)

Best Wishes Always!

Yours in the “NaturalState”,

+Dr. Karl Buchanan

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       GROWING PSILOCYBE  MUSHROOMS  IS ILLEGAL  IN  NEW MEXICO

You should know the truth about growing Psilocybe Mushrooms in New Mexico.Yes, at first it was decided legal. But then, it was overruled and is again Illegal! How strange everyone hears about the "legal" ruling, but noone hears about the "overrule" and that they are illegal to grow.Those who subscribe and read FMRC's "TEO" Journal have known about this since FEB 2006.   I now print this again because I still see posts from people that state it is legal. Slp/fmrc

Now......Magic Mushroom Growing is Not Legal In New Mexico

Here is the correct updated ruling: Not Legal

Certiorari Denied, No. 29,322, August 4, 2005

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Opinion Number: 2005-NMCA-099

Filing Date: June 14, 2005

Docket No. 24,387

STATE OF NEWMEXICO,

Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

DAVID RAY PRATT,

Defendant-Appellant.

APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICTCOURT OFOTERO COUNTY

James W. Counts, District Judge

Patricia A. Madrid

Attorney General

Patricia Gandert

Assistant Attorney General

Santa Fe,NM

for Appellee

John Bigelow

Chief Public Defender

Cordelia A. Friedman

Assistant Appellate Defender

Santa Fe,NM for Appellant

OPINION

WECHSLER, Judge.

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New Study Shows Magic Mushrooms Repair Brain Damage CausedBy Extreme Trauma

http://www.naturalnews.com/041393_psilocybin_psychological_disorders_magic_mushrooms.html#ixzz2ahIDb8LK

Monday, July 29, 2013 by: Anna Bragga

(NaturalNews) A new study by The University of South Florida has found that lowdoses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage causedby extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD(Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, thatpsilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in "shrooms",stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories. Miceconditioned to fear electric shock when hearing a noise associated with theshock "simply lost their fear", says Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, whoco-authored the study. A low dose of psilocybin led them to overcome "fearconditioning" and the freeze response associated with it faster than thegroup of mice on Ketanserin (a drug that counteracts the receptor that binds psilocybinin the brain) and a control group on saline.
An estimated 5 percent of Americans - more than 13 million people - have PTSDat any given time, according to the PTSD Alliance. The condition more oftenassociated with combat veterans, is twice as likely to develop in women becausethey tend to experience interpersonal violence (such as domestic violence, rapeand abuse) more often than men.

PTSD is not just psychological
Common symptoms, such as hyper-vigilance, memory fragmentation, flashbacks,dissociation, nightmares and fight or flight responses to 'triggers', aregenerally thought to be psychological and therefore treatable by learning tochange thought processes. But new research suggests that they may in fact bethe result of long term physiological mutations to the brain.

 

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Inthe South Florida Universitystudy, the mice treated with low doses of psilocybin grew healthy new braincells and their overactive medial prefrontal cortex regions (common in PTSDsufferers) were restored to normal functionality.
Further independent studies (http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com ) have shown that thehippocampus part of the brain is damaged by extreme stress and that this isspecific to PTSD and not associated with anxiety or panic disorders.
Dr. Sanchez-Ramos acknowledged that there was no way of knowing whether themice in the experiment experienced altered states of consciousness orhallucinations - commonly experienced with magic mushrooms, but he believed thedoses were too low to cause psychoactive effects.
Decriminalization of psilocybin could help millions
Previous studies have shown that low doses of psilocybin produce noconsciousness state altering effects. Administered in the correct amount,psilocybin could therefore be assumed to safely treat PTSD with minimal risk ofadverse side effects. Magic mushrooms could help millions recover from thedebilitating cycles of fight and flight and other conditioned biologicalresponses caused by extreme trauma, if only they weren't listed as a dangerousSchedule 1 drug with no medical benefits.
Meanwhile, doctors are authorized to dispense powerful, side-effect ladenpharmaceutical drugs to army vets and others suffering from the symptoms ofPTSD without any evidence that these treatments actually work, according to amajor review by the committee of the Instituteof Medicine on the topic.

Thesituation is so bad that an average of 18 American veterans commits suicideevery day (http://www.naturalnews.com), linked to the sharp rise in prescriptiondrugs, depression, and other psychological conditions. Safe, naturalalternatives to pharmaceuticals such as homeopathic and herbal remedies havebeen found to alleviate symptoms. Meditation has also been shown to reduce highactivity levels in the amygdala (the brain's emotional centre) experienced inPTSD sufferers as anxiety, stress and phobias.

Sources used in this article:
http://www.ptsdalliance.org
http://intellihub.com
http://digitaljournal.com
http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com    Sent in By Jack Stone, AL

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                                        Death FromMagic Mushrooms

An answer to a post I made about a mushroom death:

quote from Erowid     "Post-mortem toxicologyrevealed very high plasma psilocin concentration (4000 mg/L)." 4000mg isequal to 4 grams psilocin 5 liters of blood in an average human of which 55% isblood plasma.  5 X .55 = 2.75L blood plasma X 4g = a total of 11 gramspsilocin. Wow that's a lot of psilocin, bet 11 grams of salt would have killedher to. You think...........................

You got that right Floyd......something is not right. Psilocybin is the least toxic of all the known Psychoactives.  Accordingto the Merck Index, pot and coffee are more toxic than Psilocybin when you lookat the LD/50 info.  As Psilocin comes from Psilocybin, one doeswonder how someone could get that much in their system.  My guess,bull crap or math is wrong.  Even if extracted, we are talking hundreds ofpounds of shrooms.  slp/fmrc 

                                                                   

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 Psilocybin CanImprove Mental Health 

From Dr. MarkAbrahams

http://www.altering-perspectives.com/2013/05/magic-mushrooms-can-improve.html

It keptme sane, satisfied, and sanctified for 35 years, but people have benefited forthousands of years. So, now that its advertised in medical terms forpost-modern people it's news, and it's now it's OK?   Future administeringphysicians should have to undergo guided experiences themselves. This goes waybeyond current medical psychiatry.

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                             Psilocybin Grows New Brain Cells 

ProfessorJuan R. Sanchez-Ramos M.D, Ph.D.
"Effects of Psilocybin and Other Selective Sarotonin Agonists onHippocampal Dependent Learning and Neurogenesis".  April 17,2010  Made possible by MAPS.
More information on this little known, held back, information can be found bysearching MAPS for the articles on April 17, 2010.  Two Videos on this can be found at:  http://shroomotopia.net/index.php?showtopic=24270#entry277953

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                            The Gilled Bolete….morefeedback

As I got someletters claiming there was a mushroom with gills in the genus Boletus, Ithought I would clear all the arguing up. Boletes or Boletales, is a "group" of fungi that fall underBasidiomycetes.  This is not a Genus, buta group.  Now there is a mushroom withgills in the group Boletales named Phylloporus rhodoxanthus that doeshave gills but it is in the genus Phylloporus. It is also "incorrectly" called the "GilledBolete".  No mushroom in the genusBoletus has gills.  Otherwise it would becalled Boletus rhodoxanthus which itis not because it is in the genus Phylloporus. I stand by my statement "No mushroom in the genus Boletus hasgills".  slp/fmrc

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Mr. John Allen…….Steven my friend, here issome data for the next issue of Teo.

[quote from JWA]

There areactually over 85 Psilocybe species worldwide that contain nopsilocine/psilocybine in them, and my new list, the Allen List, if I can finishthe issue IX rewrite in a few weeks, lists over 200 species of fungi thatcontain the alkaloids psilocine/psilocybine.   Now that does notinclude a dozen or more new species in the forthcoming copy of Guzman'srevised The Genus Psilocybe.  Some species have been changed fromPsilocybe to Hypholoma, etc.  My Allen list removes all the falsepositive species described in many papers over the past 100 or more years.

[Quote from JWAFinished here, more below]

I know I had two errors inmy first book, one came from Daniel Stuntz himself when he Identified P.stuntzii as P. cyanescens, not noticing that Singer and Smith's id ofWakefield's Kew Gardens in Surry late 1940 ID had no ring while P. stuntzii did(Thus the term, Blue Ringer. Of course the paper on P. stuntzii came outshortly after my book; “Magic Mushrooms of the PacificNorthwest” was published. Maybe I might do a self-published book (Amazon Create program or anE-book or Nook book on shrooms. Would love all color, thus the CD-ROMs.  Right now I am replacing every page of myjournal with larger images to fill the page space for most images. I have afeeling the journal will enlarge from the 186-190 pages or so. Right now itshould be 186 pages as that is the last image, but the numbering of the pageshas caused difficulties because the footers and headers were separately done asthree articles and one bk. Rev. for the bibliography.

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Now it appears that P.stuntzii in the PNW is con-specific with P. ovoideocystidiata. The differenceis that the ovoid’s ring stays while the stem keeps growing so the veil isnowhere near the caps edge on the stipe. While P. stuntzii’s ring is close tothe cap where it opens throughout its age. The new book was in such a hurrythat it listed the P. allenii as P.cyanofriscosa/P. cyanofriscana.  Neithera proper name.  My photos and collectionsof the P. ovoideocystidiata fromBethany Ohio do not look the same as P.stuntzii in the PNW, yet Alan Rockefeller, Joseph Ammirati (he wrote bigexpensive volumes years ago on mushrooms of the PNW and Canada and on Toxic and Poisonous Mushrooms of Canada andthe USA (not sure of exact Titles of his books, but were large volumes withmassive colored photos, etc. HE had a section on magic shrooms.  Some problems occurred because many of usrelied on errors that real mycologists wrote. It is similar to the false positive of Jeremy Bigwood and Michael Beug'sanalysis of your Lepiota.  According to Jeremy Bigwood, the vial ofpharmaceutical psilocine used to test the mushroom alkaloids was stolen by astudent in the lab and replaced with other tryptamine non-activecompounds.  Even Michael Beug's websitewhile at EvergreenCommunity College has apicture and identification on it of Psilocybe silvatica which is in error butMichael originally in the early 1990s had a student create his shroom websitefor edibles, poisonous and hallucinogenic shrooms.   I brought that error to Michael's attentionyears ago but Michael informed me that the student was long gone and thatMichael had no password to get into the site to correct anything.  I also used with permission at the time, Chapel Hills NorthCarolina's field guide to the North AmericanPsilocybe 24-page booklet's photos of Psilocybecubensis. The centerfold had a fullpage 6-8 color photo center but had two black and white photos with P. cubensis in them and the two blackand white images had some penis-shaped young cubes in the book which F.C.Ghouled described in the captions as young specimens of Panaeolus subbalteatus.  Theywere really baby cubes that had not opened their caps.  Several years later, a Dr. from a Universityin Mississippi (named Jacobs, no relation toJim Jacobs) wrote a paper that Panaeolussubbalteatus was the 2nd most popular mushroom in Mississippiin the Southeast USA and PNW of the northwestcoastal area of the Pacific.  The firstcame from the error in Ghouled’s book in which Ghouled also described Amanita muscaria as the famed ‘Teonanácatl’psilocybin mushroom of Mexico.  He used Ghouled’s $150 cent field guide ashis cited source and the PNW comment came from Andrew Weil's three timespublished versions of his articles, “Mushrooms I,”  Mushrooms II,”  and Mushrooms III.”  Those three chapters were first published ina short lived journal, now available in many University library stacks underthe journals hardbound six month editions called, "The Journal of Altered States of Consciousness."  Then they appeared in the "Journal of Psychedelic Drugs," (whoyears later changed the name of that journal to, "The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs."  Then years later, Andy Weil, one of theprimary people who led to the investigations that eventually caused the firingof both Tim Leary and Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass) from Harvard Universityusing the excuse that they would not stop giving drugs to undergraduatestudents, and that Leary and Alpert’s use of drugs (at the time between thelate summer/early fall of 1960-1964 or so) caused many problems to thehierarchy of Harvard’s Board of trustees. At the same time, Andrew Weil was a Phonyfor the Harvard Lampoon and the daily newspaper of Harvard begin to

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write articles on teacherswho had been providing drugs to students on campus. 

Something Harvard began tofear.  The many news items Weil publishedin the weekly paper then began to bring to the attention of the local Boston newspapers, such activities and the constant drugshenanigans of Leary involving students and drugs began to explode into America’s mainstream news media and spreadacross America.

At that time, all drugs(LSD, DMT, DET, peyote, mescaline, harmala, harmaline, MDA were all legal,except for the narcotics.  That alsoincluded Marijuana Seeds of marijuana, cocaine, heroin (opium, tincture ofparegoric, morphine, codeine, etc.) were illegal.  Marijuana because of the Anslinger/Hooverbacked by William Randolph Hurst (Owner of all the Trees from NorthernCalifornia to Canada) and Dow Chemicals (owner of oils, paint thinners, seedsfor making oils, etc., all fell under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937-1938 andthe opiates were illegal due to the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914. 

While at Harvard, Learywas into transcendental meditative treatments and into interpersonalrelationships with patients in his psychiatric studies (He was kicked out of West Point earlier for having an affair with a general’sdaughter or a colonel’s daughter) all before joining Harvard.   Not many people are aware but Tim was not aprofessor at Harvard. He was a teacher with no tenure.

He first ate shrooms inCuernavaca, Mexico in the summer of 1960, obtained for him by hisanthropologist friend Frank Barron and a colleague who purchased a bag ofDerrumbe's (known in Oaxaca in the fifties and sixties as the 'landslide'mushroom) that grew along roadways net to landslides by sugar cane fields.  In 1960, the only shroomers were Wasson and hiscolleagues and personal friends he met and the publishers of Life and Time magazine.  The Wasson’sbecame good friends with Henry and Clair Booth Luce who were pro-marijuana inthe 1930s through the 1960s, and were the first to publish articles on drugsand drug use in America.  Hooverand the FBI hated them for their frank drug articles that were unbiased reportsof the drugs that people liked and the honesty in their approach to presentingtruthful facts about such drugs.  Theywere the ones who on May 13, 1957, published the story of, “Great Adventures inLife” Part III, “Mushrooms that Cause Strange Visions.”  It was that article that led Tim Leary intowanting to experience the sacred medicinal powers of those very mushrooms hehad read about in Life Magazine (International Edition on June 10, 1957).  At his villa in Mexico, Leary was visiting withfriends and as noted, one was a German anthropologist named Frank Barron.  And Frank and a friend or maybe just Frankpurchased a bag of some gnarly collected and not stored properly, nasty lookingspecimens from an old Indian woman in the local village market place who wasnamed, 'Crazy Juana.'  The shrooms werethan shared with Leary and his cohorts at his villa. in Cuernavaca. Tim ate 7 specimens of what he later learned were P. caerulescens (Murrill)Heim, a species originally identified and taxonomically named from Huntsville, Alabama inthe early 1920s and not found in America in the Southeast until themid-1970s.  After Tim’s voyage on themushrooms, he was blown away. He was also drug-clueless Steven.

At the time, Leary hadvery little knowledge of drugs, period. At the end of his vacation, he was a changed man.  His friend, Richard Alpert, who flew a smallPiper Cub or a Cessna plane, flew from Boston toMexicoto offer Tim a ride back home.  On theplane,

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Tim told Alpert of hisexperience on mushrooms that led to Tim's famous statement, that he hadexperienced “the deepest most religious metaphor of his life.”  Not sure if that is the actual quote as Iwould have to look it up to remember correctly, but it is pretty close toLeary's actual words. 

That is when Alpert toldTim that there were in San Francisco, thesecults in the backrooms of bars and clubs in San Francisco where Jazz musicians had a cultthat smoked hashish under the barroom tables and in back rooms while having amusical jam.  So in that reference, Learylearned of marijuana as a social tool. But he was afraid to try the great magic of God’s Ganja smoke as heoften later referred to it as. 

But the mushrooms stoodout in Tim's consciousness for a while. After returning to Harvard, Tim learned of many drug studies beingconducted on campus and in off-campus psychiatric programs.   In the late 1940s, a new drug, DMT wasman-made and created in a laboratory, along with DET.  DMT was an instant 10 minute rush of a smokedhigh.  Man made too.  At that time in history Steven, humankind hadno idea that DMT occurred naturally in hundreds of plants all over the earth,especially in South American plants used in conjunction with the vines of Yage,Banisteriopsis Caapi and Ayahuasca concoctions.    And 5-MEO-DMT was unknown, but is found inmany plants with DMT.  That is why somewho consume psilocybian mushrooms feel that they had experienced during shroomlift-offs, or come-ons, some physical attributes that reminded them of DMTrushes.  But then that is because theyare all active tryptamines. 

Of course there weredifferences in the highs and in the time and length of a high.  For instance, DMT last between ten to15-minutes and then a 20 minute pot high kind of come down.  It is instant when smoked, yet at Harvard, peoplelike Alan Ginsberg were injecting DMT into the muscles of their legs above theknees, and many were unaware you could smoke it. They did learn that it was notactive orally, only intravenously.  Laterit was learned thanks to Dick Schultes 13-14-years in the Amazon that whenmixed with harmala or harmaline from Caapi, Yage or Huasca vines it increasedthe high a thousand times fold like atropine does to those who are accidentallyadministered atropine for ibotenic intoxication.  DET (diethyltrytamine, I love this one and itlasts 2-hours), was also man-made in a lab. It was a 2-hour high that was verysimilar in effect to the physical attribute effects of psilocine/psilocybinebut no hallucinations.  And later Yopo,another South America drug that had both DMTand 5-MEO-DMT, a high that was instant when smoked, and lasted 3-5 minutes.  Some say it is like instant death and thenone is reborn. It can be very scary if more than 5 milligrams are smoked atonce.  The high last very shortly butthen there is a 15-20 minute pot-like high.

Also at the same time ofLeary’s triumphant return to Harvard in 1960 after eating the shrooms, he wasconstantly offered LSD.  That drug scaredhim and he thought at one time that the CIA was attempting to assassinate himwith LSD so he would be put in an institution. So for about three years of praising the mushrooms, he refused LSD.  He told his friends that the mushrooms couldbe used as an adjacent to psychoactive therapeutic practices in healing peoplewith mental disabilities.  His firstorder was a 100 pill vial of psilocin from Sandoz Labs in Basel, Switzerlandmade by Dr. Albert Hofmann.  Leary, likeWasson felt that shrooms should only be used by the gifted people in thehumanities of the world.  Just likeelitist R. Gordon Wasson felt.  Bothturned on many friends to the

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mushrooms and no one everthought that they belonged in the class of the narcotic or other psychedelicdrug classifications.  That was becausethey were a fungus available in quantities in Mexico.  Although, in 1958, two mycologists, AlexanderH. Smith of the University of Michigan and Dr. Rolf Singer of the Chicago FieldMuseum of Natural History and the University of Chicago published the firstmonograph on Psilocybe species in the Pacific Northwest and a few of theMexican varieties.  It was their twochapters on the Aztec history and taxonomy of species that all field guides,including Ghouled’s bad one, my first book, Paul Stamets first book, Everett Kardeland Leonard Enos all wrote out books from using their generic macroscopicidentifications for our guides and Singer and Smith’s 1958 100 pages inMycologia Journal vol. 50 was filled with horrible errors because no one reallyknew much about them except Wasson, and his versions were definitely one-sidedin their approach to the mushrooms and what they really could be.

Getting back to AndrewWeil’s reporting of Leary and his weekend parties at Harvard with drugs, girlsand students, was a strange twist. Today, everyone knows that Weil is the Gupta of Alternativemedicines.  But Weil’s reporting ofLeary’s activities on Harvard Campus with drugs and students led to Leary beingfired for his refusal to stop giving drugs to undergraduates.  The excuse used to fire Leary was somewhattruthful in that Leary was laid off for failure to attend his lectures due tohis drug activities.  Four months later,Richard Alpert was fired for his not stopping the use of drugs with students.  At the time, Richard, who later changed hisname to Baba Ram Dass and wrote his famous, “Be Here Now” book, told the newsmedia, “Imagine, I was fired from Harvard for providing students with thegreatest educational experience of their lives.”

What I found mostinteresting is that the first 100 pills at 2mg each per tablet took ten to 15or more tabs to be the equivalent of an Aztec ceremonial dose and that forthree years Leary while praising the mushrooms and their properties in theMarch Chapel experiments and the Concord Massachusetts Reformatory for men drugtherapy experiments, was still afraid to do acid. By 1962 Leary had turned onover 500 people to psilocybin mushrooms. And then he tried LSD.  Afterthat, he rarely invoked the mushrooms publically and later in his revisedbiography, Flash Backs (the original was his High Priest), he finally noted hislove of the great god, ‘Ganja.’ And also the sexual physical side ofmushrooms.  Although at Millbrook heconstantly had sex while on LSD with all kinds of female colleagues andstudents as well.  That first batch of 100pills he ordered from Sandoz to use in a therapeutic manner at Harvard had beenall given out within two days of him receiving the vial of pills fromSandoz.  Leary, at the time, felt that hecould not give this drug to anyone unless he himself and his friends whom hewanted to be on his research team had tried them first.  Albert Hofmann did the same with the shroomsat Sandoz after two years of chemical analytical research failed at finding theactive ingredients in the mushrooms, Hofmann then decided to try themhimself.  He did so before he could usethem and after his trip, he invited his colleagues in the lab to alsoexperience the magic of the shrooms. Then he knew that they worked in the same neurotransmitter of serotonineand so he was than able to determine their chemical makeup and properties asalkaloids.  So there was a circle offriends, all shrooming that were of a higher educational standard than theaverage America.  Soon

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thousands of studentsventured into Mexicoin search of Marìa Sabina to hold a velada with her magic shrooms.  Soon the Mexican Federales began theexpulsion of thousands of long-haired-hippie types and students out of Mexico back to America, making sure to give themall haircuts before they returned home. And also later Timothy Leary and hisfoundation were also kicked out of Mexico for similarshenanigans.  And thus the errors inidentification and the stories of the mushrooms blossomed across theEarth.  And today, thanks to many shroomwebsites and stupid peoples blogs, or like the book by Andy Letcher, or thebadly written field guide by Joseph Weninger, “Psychoactive Mushrooms of thePacific Northwest,” was published by a young adult who only relied on everyoneelse’s works, including mine without listing a single one of my publications inhis book.  And I have been considering,thanks to some friends, suing him for the name infringement which is almost thesame as my, “Magic Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.”  I also notice others photos, one whom I amgoing to inform the photographer who will contact the kid and demand paymentfor a copyrighted photo used in the Joseph persons book without permission.  Years ago, Guzman loaned me photos to use inan article and book I wrote on Mushroom Names. Jim Jacobs, once a good friend wrote me so, “You are the person stealingmy copyrighted photos for your book. He charged me $50.00 a photo for two picturesof his that Guzman allowed me to use freely, but they were Jim’s photos and hewas credited as photographer in my book. I paid him the money.  Stamets paid me to use my photos in his book.Gartz paid shit and stole a lot of my photos he uses to sell in Germany notthinking I am aware of him doing so.  SoI know he noted Jim Jacobs name, but his acknowledgment pages just says thanksto all who contributed.  He did note mein a reference he cited as listing my website’s disclaimer page, a page thatdoes not exist on my site at all.  Somaybe a letter to Jacobs will have Jacobs write to the Denverpublisher’s, “Outskirts Press of Parker, Colorado.

And Andy Weil was soonpresented with a grant of $150,000 dollars from the WHO (World HealthOrganization) to travel to Mexicoand to Central and South America to actuallydo such drugs and then write about them in prestigious journals.  So all the collected papers published on bothlegal and illegal drugs that appeared in journals such as the Journal ofEconomic Botany, Lloydia, Journal of Psychedelic Drugs and other journalsbecame a book called, “The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon.”  And in that book, Weil’s three articles onmushrooms, previously published in the two above noted journals was againpublished a third time and this time the tales of his adventures in seeking outaltered states hit the world market in that field.  And at the same time he also contributedarticles on coffee and those who labored cheaply at a few cents a pound forcoffee beans to sell to rich white businessmen the chance to sit in Americanand foreign restaurants and give all those who love to drink coffee, an all youcan drink coffee price of .05 cents a cup for all day.  Another article was titled, “Is Sugar moredangerous than Heroin, An article titled, the Green vs. the White, aboutcocaine vs. coca leaves, one on Mangos, Chili bean and Chili Bean eatingcontests in Mesoamerica, one on Gastric Lavage (vomiting to cleans one’s bodily fluids back to their natural states inone’s stomach cavities, Another on staring at the sun during an eclipse withoutthe need for those special slithered glasses, and even an article on UriGeller’s bending spoons in his bare hands with little ease.  The book was a success.  Later Weil became America’s real

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health guru and expert inAlternative Medicines.  A long way fromsomeone who loved and probably still loves healing plants as much as he didwhen given a grant to go study the some of the very drugs that he helpedTimothy Leary get fired for at Harvard years before.  Eventually, Andrew Weil basically overtoppled health nut Guru Richard Simmons’ exercised overweight Americans back tonormal weight and body size.

But Weil also had errorsin his book and three articles.  Hereferred to the Psilocybe stuntzii,not yet officially named species as being Psilocybecyanescens.  He noted that it had alocal epithet as the ‘Washington Blue Veil’ mushroom.  A name only used by him on time in thatpublication and maybe in his Harvard Botanical Museum Leaflet” article (Weil,1977).  Weil also noted that when he andothers ate Panaeolus subbalteatus, that it was apparently the cause of muchstomach discomfort when collected in rotted composted hay stack heaps andcompost piles mixed with horse manure, stable shavings and hickory nut shellsor dolomite (crushed oyster shells) to be used for fertilizers.  Unfortunately even my colleague Dr. TjakkoStijve in a bk. Rev. on my bibliography of Entheogenic Fungi wrote that he wassurprised that Amsterdam, when shrooms were legal til’ Dec. 2 of 2008, thatPanaeolus subbalteatus was a popular mushroom sold in smart shops because ofthe fact it caused stomach discomforts, and again here was an honest chemistand scholar who relied on a 1975 paper published on Andrew Weil and his friendsbad experience eating Panaeolus subbalteatus, a mistake carried in manysubsequent journal and news item publications over the years.  In my new paper on Chemical References Irefer to as the Allen List, I put to rest many errors from previouspublications and asked those who read and later write about these mushrooms,stop carrying the errors of others who came before them.  There was another subject in your latestissue but at the moment I cannot find where I placed your new issue.  So I will respond later.  You may print this info if you like, minusthe Soma/Amanita content.

Weil, Andrew. 1975. Mushroom hunting in Oregon: Part 1-4. Journal of Psychedelic Drugs vol.7(1):89-102. January-March.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A beautiful narrative regarding Dr. Weil's search inOregon forthe elusive "liberty cap" mushroom,  Psilocybe semilanceata. Weil alsoprovides a beautiful narrative on mushroom hunting for Chanterelles and otheredible species.

Weil, Andrew. 1975-1976. A mushroom omelette. Journal of Altered States ofConsciousness vol. 2(2):123-132. Bayview Publishing Co., Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                          The thrill of the Mexican mushroom hunt and Dr.Weil's personal entheogenic mushroom experience is put forth very poetically.

Weil, Andrew. 1977.  The use of psychoactivemushrooms in the Pacific Northwest. Botanical Museum Leaflets of Harvard vol.25(5):131-148. June 30.                                                                                                                                                                          The first comprehensive review concerning thewidespread illicit recreational use of psilocybian mushrooms in Oregon and Washington.

Weil, Andrew.  1980a.   Mushroom Hunting in Oregon.                                                                                                                          See next three entries.  These are from earlier articles on shroomsand were published in the book listed below as they were in the three journalslisted below.  And above.

Weil, Andrew 1980b. Mushrooms I. Marriage of the Sun and Moon:43-57. HoughtonMifflin Company. Boston.                     Also in: Journal of Altered States of Consciousness vol.2(2). 1975-1976; and in: Journal of Psychedelic Drugs vol. 7(1).

Weil, Andrew. 1980c. Mushrooms II. Marriage of the Sun and Moon:58-72. HoughtonMifflin Company. Boston.                    Also in:   Journal of Altered States of Consciousnessvol. 2(2). 1975-1976; and in: Journal of Psychedelic Drugs vol. 7(1).

Weil, Andrew. 1980d. Mushrooms III. Marriage of the Sun and Moon:73-86. Houghton

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Mifflin Company. Boston.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Also in: Journal of Altered States of Consciousness vol. 2(3).1975-1976; and in: Journal of Psychedelic Drugs vol. 7(1).

Wasson, R. Gordon. 1957.  Seeking the Magic Mushrooms:  Mushrooms that Cause StrangeVisions.  Life Magazine, May 13.

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                                             Reporting False Posts

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                 When One Gets Sick From Eating Mushrooms

In 2001 my friend and I bought these boomers and we all ate1/8th. The trip was too intense for my friends who didn't know what was up ordown. I sat in a chair and just stared off into space as I experienced thewildest visions I'd ever got off shrooms. The next day me and every single oneof my friends had to go to the hospital, every one that took the shrooms wereviolently ill. It was like a flu times ten and when my fever rose to 105 I wasdelusion and just not right.!my rents had to rush me to the hospital. I was thelast to get there as my friends were already there. For the next two weeks wehad fluid in our lungs and were diagnosed with sever pnomonia. What happened?Was it the shrooms them selfs? I never asked if they were picked or grown.Could it have been something growin on the shroom? Whatever it was it almostkilled us. However ill never forget those visuals. I'm lookin for someplausable answers
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Symptoms sound either from bacteria or virus. I would ask if they were dried but you state 1/8 taken, so I am thinking theywere fresh.  When you dry mushrooms, you want to do so in a matter ofhours and not for several days.  Mushrooms left in a warm moist environmentfor several days is asking for trouble.  This is what bacteria and viruslove.  I have always suggested drying mushrooms with a hair dryer set onlow.  It is the warm moving air that dries them out in hours instead ofdays.  Heat should not be above 190 F as this is bad for theactives.  If fresh, I would think that some how they became contaminatedeither by how they were kept, or where they were grown at.  slp/fmrc

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Psilocybe Species And Their Quantitive Analysis OfActives

 Species         Psilocybin %   Psilocin %  Baeocystin %

Ps. Azurenscens              1.78                      .38                           .348

Ps. baeocystis                    .851                     .59                             .101

Ps. bohemica                    1.35                       .11                            .019

Ps. cubensis                       .64                      .61                              .029

Ps. cyanescens                  .86                       .37                             .04

Ps. hoogshagenii               .61                       .101                             none

Ps. semilanceata                .97                       .02                             .37

Ps. stuntzii                         .358                     .126                            .018

Ps. tampanensis                 .69                      .33                              none

Ps. weillii                            .62                       .271                           .051

Above was taken from fresh Pileus (caps)

Following was taken from dried samples 

Ps. mexicana (Pileus)       .3                       trace                         nottested

Ps. mexicana (Sclerotia)  .25                      trace                         nottested

Themushrooms listed are all in the Genus Psilocybe.  There are many others inthis Genus.  I only know of one Psilocybe that does not producePsilocybin.  That mushroom is Psilocybe montana.  There are hundreds ofother mushrooms in other Genera that produce Psilocybin.  None of thesemushrooms are labeled "DEADLY".  Many field guides list thesemushrooms as poisonous.  This is because the compound Psilocybin is atoxin.  I myself place these mushrooms as poisonous.  However, theLD/50 system places Psilocybin as the least toxic of all the knownpsychoactives.  Caffeine and THC are more deadly than Psilocybin. Conocybe, Gymnopilus and Panaeolus are just a few of the other Genera that alsohave species of mushrooms that produce Psilocybin.  If correctlyidentified, none of these mushrooms will cause death.  Years ago, a guysaid he did the math on how many Psilocybe cubensis you would have to eat inorder to cause death.  He came up with this:  A 145 lb. adult wouldhave to eat 235 pounds of these fresh mushrooms.  slp/fmrc  =============================

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                          PsilocybinContent Cap verses Stalk, Mycelium

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In 1964, Catalforno and Tyler published their study of theability of Ps. cubensis to produce Psilocybin in submerged liquidculture.  Catalforno had previouslycultivated two other psilocybian species, Psilocybe cyanescens and Psilocybepelliculosa, but these produced no detectable Psilocybin in liquidculture.  Concentrations of up to 1.03%Psilocin were reported in the mycelium of Ps. cubensis grown in potatodextrose liquid medium.  This study wasperformed by varying the nutrients in a potato dextrose liquid medium fortifiedwith trace elements.  It was found that Ps.cubensis mycelium produced its greatest amount of Psilocybin on theseventh day after inoculation and the largest amount of mycelium by the ninth.

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Caps - Stalks - Poop..........A funny story. Many years ago,early 80's. No Names to protect. These two guys went to a party being held at Pensacola Beach. When they knocked on the door,this huge animal of a man opened the door and said "What?". They saidthat they were there to go to the party. Huge asked them what did they bring.Did they have Pot? Did they have coke? No, we don't have anything they said.Then you can't come in and shut the door. Feeling down and out, the two guyswent mushroom hunting and found about 1/3 grocery bag. They then went back andknocked on the party door again. Huge answered the door again. Look what wegot! They showed the large paper bag of shrooms. Are they the Magic Ones? Theysure are. Come on in. The two guys went into the kitchen and started to make avery large batch of tea for everyone. As they cut off the bottom of the shroomsthat had cow poop still on them, they placed these cut poop bottoms in aseparate pot, making a special batch of tea.......for Huge.....grin. Funnything was, Huge got off just as good as everyone else......and he nevercomplained about the taste. So, don't even throw away the bottom of stalks thathave poop on them, or actually compost. slp/fmrc

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                            PsilocybeAzurescens, The Cultivation Of 

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) or Malt Extract Agar (MEA) can be used toestablish agar cultures from spores, mycelium culture, or a cloned piece ofsterile flesh from the mushroom. Transfer agar culture to sterilized grain (barley or rye) jars.  Shake jars every 4 days to spread mycelium.  Hold 70 degrees F for these steps.  Once jars are fully taken, the grain is usedto inoculate a moist sawdust-small chip mixture made of a hardwood like oak,birch, or alder.  This mixture can beused to inoculate large outside chip beds, or used to fruit the mushroom.  Case the chips with a potting soil/strawmixture.  To induce pins, drop thetemperature to 45 - 50 degrees F.  Oncepins form, hold at 70 degrees F for good mushroom development, and use 10 hourlight cycle.        

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                     PsilocybinContent Per Flush Ps. cubensis

                         

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      Does Psilocybecubensis (Manna) Have Any Nutritional Value

Itis a known fact that mushrooms hold many vitamins and nutrients.  I haveseen many test results that back this.  I have never seen this test andthe results was “Nothing At All Found”.  However,I cannot recall ever seeing a breakdown on what Ps. cubensis mayoffer.  This is probably because of legal restrictions on thismushroom.  Most who run these tests, do not have

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aDEA Permit that allows them to have this mushroom in the first place.  Ican say, I do not see how this mushroom would not produce any of these saidbenefits.  As for manna, I have rather exhausted this subject.  I forone, cannot see that one could live on this mushroom as its only source offood.  I mean, good Lord, how could one even operate?  But then,perhaps after several days, one would develop a tolerance, to where they werenot affected like the first time consuming.  There were supposedly,samples of this manna placed in the Ark. What manna was, could be answered if these samples were ever gathered up andproperly identified.  I have always, said with a grin, that if manna wasPs. cubensis, or some other psychoactive mushroom, this would explain why theywere lost for 40 years in the desert.  40 years is long enough to crossany desert on Earth.  slp/fmrc

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               PotPlants:  Hermaphrodite, having bothsexes 

By Stephen L. Peele, Curator FMRC

I saw a question about this subject, wondering if there wassuch a thing as a pot plant with both sexes. This was my reply for those of you who might have interest in this subject.

Back in the early 70’s, I knew this guy who was a veryaccomplished pot grower.  He went everyyear to a place he owned in Trinidad and grewhis crop.  He explained his system likethis. 

The XX chromosome is the female.  The XY chromosome is the male.  By limiting the amount of direct light aplant gets each day, by about half, it causes the plant to express both femaleflowers and male pollen sacks, the hermaphrodite.  He would raise the plant upside along abuilding that would block the light. When the plant would be on the east side of the building, this workedbest.  This allowed the plant to only getthe first half day of sunlight.  He greworiginal female plants having only XX. Because of the short light, this female plant would develop malesacks.  But these male parts, coming outon the female plant, would only be XX. When the plant would pollinate itself, all the seeds would be XX.  There would be no XY seeds.  This meant that all the seeds made on thisplant, would only grow female plants. These are the seeds he would use next year, never having any maleplants.

Since then, I have talked to people who have had plants in ashaded area instead of out in full sunlight, or along side of a building.  This was done to help keep them hidden.  They said they saw these plants produce bothsexes.

Now male plants will also do this very thing, only when theymake the female flowers, these flowers will have XY.  All the seeds from this plant will onlyproduce males.                 -----------------------------------

It OnlyTakes A Quick 0.0025 Flash Of Light To Cause Pinning In Ps. cubensis Document

The Effect of Light uponBasidiocarp Initiation in Psilocybe cubensis

E. R. Badham

Mycologia, Vol. 72, No. 1. (Jan. -Feb., 1980), pp. 136-142.

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http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0027-5514%28198001%2F02%2972%3A1%3C136%3ATEOLUB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F

SUMMARY

Formation of mushroom primordia  in Psilocybecubensis occurred only

when cultures were illuminated. Short durations of light(0.0025 sec of

xenon-arc flash) were sufficient for initiation.Light-induced initiation was

saturated at a dose of 0.345 x lo4 ergs/cma at 460 nm.  UV and blue

wavelengths of 370, 440, and 460 nm were the besteffective. Green and

red wavelengths greater than 510 nm were ineffective.

 If you are planningon checking this out, remember that you must work in complete darkness whenstarting or transferring any cultures. If you have light to see what you are doing, you have caused the neededflash.  All your work must be done undertotal darkness to prevent any pinning. slp/fmrc

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                                                   Psilocybe allenii

                               A NewSpecies of the Genus Psilocybe

                                          Discoveredby Mr. John Allen

            

      

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