spooge

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  1. Hello Morg, what pics are in the OP is all the info i have or was sent by alvalab. I will collect these samples again this season and have them tested again, i will list the tests that alvalab offer on this thread and hopefully people will let me know which tests to get done. Ive prints of both types if looking at them will help? Ive naturalised the 'freak gills' to my garden, they have fruited two years running, this year will hopefully be the year that the white gills also fruit. Ive not the time to search and vet an australian place that will do the tests for me, if someone has or knows of a place in australia where these samples can be tested then please let me know, would need to be a commercial operation where i can pay for the service and not a backyard 'maybe we will get it done or not' etc freebie..... I was a non beleiver also till i came to SA - where you can find a remnant peices of bush and in it are huge never logged eucalypts and you find three of these huge trees together, around the base of one feeding on the celulose in the fallen bark are an indigenous cortinarius, around the base of the tree next to it is an indigenous mycenea and next to that indigenous subaeruginosa fruiting, not in droves like a pine patch but select larger fruits, the full seasons flush visable from old manky to fresh pins. Here like all states in aus there are areas where the introduced fungi have not made it yet, these are the areas that 'tell' me that subs are indeed an indigenous sp.
  2. The international mycologist is very busy, I get responses to my messages Wile, still waiting to hear if the sample I sent him first before alvalab has been found. This is why I went with alvalab as when you pay for a service it usually gets completed a bit faster. I had let this go and was content with the 98% from alvalab and 99% from a local mycologist who viewed the results also, Then i sent the results to the international guy and it's all in the air again as he is quite sure just from external characteristics that I have at least 1 different species that may not be a sub in the 3 samples. Was around 80eu to have the 3 samples tested Anodyne, you pay for the services you require from a list. Took around 6 weeks including post time of 7-10 days to get the results back and then a futher week as I asked for another test to be done to tryn narrow down the extra 2% thing. Im confused as well man. Tryn to get this done so I have a definitive answer on at least one of the samples is frustrating. I've no idea but I think I need a result that says 100% like the first sample in the pics, then I will be happy. Mushroom tests prolly don't work like that, who knows...... Im all for keeping the things we find here, here. Prob is though the whole Psilocybe mushroom thing here is so covert. Even transporting the sample or samples to a herbarium one would risk prosecution, prob can get an official letter etc, Pablo offers to upload the data for a fee to Genbank which I will prob do, once I have a definitive answer one way or the other on what the 2 samples are that are still in question. This season I will collect samples of the 2 odd subs and have them tested agian, I may go with a couple labs and get the full range of tests done so the data is there for everyone to analyse. Both these mushroom grow in quite isolated places, in pine coups, that were once bush.
  3. Aha, Thunderhorse...... She's cool, I like her jive, Tis why I have her pic as the avatar atm. I was feeling raped actually, I logged back in to write I'd rather be Ethereal Drifter cuz he is funny. I will go check out how your Peru is going now Halcyon, i got two mids, both have pupped nicely. soz for mucking the thread Sagi.
  4. Dyou mean ThunderIdeal, Halcyon Daze? Thats not me, I'm Spooge, was Olive and before that Pimento, ThunderIdeal is too intellectual and stuff to be me, I'm graduated from Tafe, not Uni. You got a bit of cactus from Micromegas I won in that auction last year or the year before, nice fat Peru it is, only I'd know that shit man cuz Micromegas asked me if I'd mind if you got some as well cuz you were gonna donate some coin also etc..... Only the true blue dinkum Spooge would know that shit, that secret insider cactus going ons n things.
  5. Some very nice finds Sagi n Paradox and Wile. hunting for fossils is great fun, I found this one at Gantheaume point in Broome quite a few years ago, a mussel shell, I ground a bit of the surface rock off it, this fossil was sitting on the sand at the tide mark. N these I have collected over 20 years This is one is special to me, opalised shell from Coober Pedy, wish I could write that I found it but I didn't, I bought it.
  6. I wanted to have these mushrooms tested as they are different from the run of the mill differening phenotypes amongst subaeruginosa that occur where I am, we get all kinds of subs, white gills, odd caps, weird stypes. Though I had the 3 samples tested I'm being told by a leading Psilocybe mycologist that I have at least 2 different species. I'm told also that I should have had ITS sequences done as they are more variable and that there are ITS sequences of p. subaeruginosa on Genbank to refference. Hopefully this guy can find the sample of the crazy gills I sent him so he can do the ITS sequences, if not I will get more samples this season and get them ITS sequenced.
  7. Sent some samples away to be tested, below are pics of the samples and the test results. These were tested by - http://alvalab.es who i can recommend as a very good business where you can get samples tested. I encourage people to do this, pay a couple bucks and get your mushrooms tested. Subs from an isolated area, Eucalyptus forest, restricted area, so very little foot traffic etc... Sent these as the 'control' sample so i had results to compare the other two samples to. (lol) Gill freaks, growing in a dark pine forest, pines are probs, 10+ yrs old, pines in this spot previously felled and re planted. White gills, growing in an open pine coup, felled a couple of years ago and replanted with new pines The tef sequences for the three samples, 1, 2 and 3, in that order Knowing nothing about DNA results or how to interpret them i fwd'd the results to a couple people who do, thank you to those people. Conclusion is - sample 1 - 100% P. subaeruginosa sample 2 - 98% P. subaeruginosa sample 3 - 98% P. subaeruginosa Interestingly i found out during this that there has not been enough work done with P. subaeruginosa to reference these results against other P. subaeruginosa results. Results from P. cyanescens which P. subaeruginosa are very closely related are used to asses subaeruginosa DNA results. This is how i understand it, though i may be wrong.
  8. Howdy, I'm looking for some Peru Norma, I have a plant but I'd like to send one to friend who doesn't. If you have any Norma tips or mids I'd be happy to trade equivalent or better cacti or pay $. if you do and you'd like to trade or sell please msg me or post here. thank you..
  9. I don't really post much anymore on here as I've become a Facebook whore. I log in most days and lurk but. Meryy Xmas SAB
  10. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Trichocereus-bulk-cuttings-550cm-san-pedro/292318555027?hash=item440f8b2b93:g:SSIAAOSwhqhZ~vhS top bargain if your in perth
  11. I've lots comn to flower atm, quite a few tricho sp that will flower before before this beautiful variegated pasacana, happy to exchange pollen for some seeds when they are ready.
  12. I wanted to be 'Lemingfjordsnus' but I will have to stay as Spooge. you may wanna change before you hit 3k Halcyon, though Halycon daze is a good name as well.
  13. Thanks 87_botanist, was a nice trip, been back nearly a week now
  14. Pan sp growing out of decomposing elephant dung, banks of the Nam Khan river, Laos Couple of diff sp growing in bamboo debris, Pha Tad Ke botanic garden, Laos end of the wet season so not many fungi about