The 2-Stroke Garage => General Chatter => Topic started by: RDFL on January 12, 2021, 09:39:57 PM

Title: Mushrooms
Post by: RDFL on January 12, 2021, 09:39:57 PM
 "Magic" mushrooms, which thrive in dark places, had begun to grow in the man's bloodstream---  https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/a-man-injected-himself-with-magic-mushrooms-and-the-fungi-grew-in-his-blood-putting-him-into-organ-failure/ar-BB1cHhXJ?ocid=msedgntp
Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: pdxjim on January 12, 2021, 10:36:42 PM
Way to over think it, Dude.
Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: IR8D8R on January 13, 2021, 09:11:31 AM
I always injected mine into my mouth using a slice or two of pizza.

Needles and blood seem unnecessary.

Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: RDFL on January 13, 2021, 01:44:51 PM
I cringe every time I think mushroom's growing in bloodstream. If someone told you this would think they were on them.
Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: sav0r on January 13, 2021, 02:20:31 PM
The guy is a total dipshit. My guess is that he had mold in that injection. Preserving sterility when handling mushrooms is very hard, and boiling will not suffice for controlling spore load, both for the spores from the mushroom and that of the various molds that exist naturally and unnaturally in our environment. To obtain proper sterility most items have to be run in an autoclave at 14psi for at least two hours.

It’s a common misunderstanding the mushrooms need darkness to grow. Many mushrooms need a normal light cycle, though high intensity light can slow their growth as it tends to dry growing substrates. I know this because I grow a range of gourmet mushrooms. Psilocybin containing mushrooms are no different, and in fact when they are starved of light they tend to grow very irregularly, or so I am told, and the fruits themselves do not properly mature.

Anyways, humanity continues to surprise.
Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: busa1300 on January 19, 2021, 09:03:02 PM
I inject the spores in the jars....
That's the only time needles should be involved with shrooms.... :whistle:
Title: Re: Mushrooms
Post by: sav0r on January 19, 2021, 09:06:43 PM
True. Personally I've moved away from spore syringes. They are just too dirty. Spores to agar, then agar to agar cleanups, are easy and far more reliable.