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  1. heyowana

    Shifty newbies

    Since I have been called a shifty newbie I figure this is the right place to ask- Why is when I make reference to a thread called The ordinariness of Eileen I am told in about 20 emails that I am a POS called Chiral. That people who don't know me suddenly do. That I am a shifty newbie. These aggressive tactics by well known people on these forums kind of make me think that if they have something to hide why would they even bother blaming someone they don't know such as myself. Their words are there for all to read. If such people have tried to create a new persona for themselves since they wrote what they did x number of years ago why should I be held accountable. I gather I am held accountable because I read posts on the Corroberee for many hours. I enjoyed what I read so kept reading. I then remembered what I read in picture form. So when I make a comment refering to something I have read here I become a nasty person who has ripped people off. I thought about this since it has happened and think perhaps I expect too much. To expect people to be tolerant of what I have said on a certain thread is maybe asking too much. I just don't like the way they went about it. Having said this I figure I have said about all I can say about mushrooms without repeating myself so I'll come back next season to the corroberee with any new finds or updates. May you all find peace.
  2. Perhaps I should just put some horse manure downhill from where they have fruited. That way if they aren't alutecea no harm done. So I could cultivate them? Sounds better all the time.
  3. So if they were alutacea there are some horses down the road that wander everywhere. I've never seen any evidence of them in my place however. I'll have to go down where they are and have a look around.
  4. A.Rockefeller said if I get it done he'll help me to interpret it. So I guess it's not that straightforward. P.alutecea sounds OK. I was reading a thread on shroomery and they were getting heaps of them off horse dung. The NZ's were saying they don't turn blue easily but they were pretty good otherwise. I just need a bigger area than where they were. So next season might be really interesting.
  5. I went past the spot and the one that came up 7 days ago is still there intact. It looks the same size wise. No bluing. They only blue from injury. There is a photo on p1 of a little one on its side showing greenish blue colouration on the side of the cap where it had been pressing against a stick. Where they are still has visible water on the ground. Where there is no visible water there are tiny ice crystals. A wee little one is there today about 2 feet from the week old one. We get very heavy dew here. Still not sure if that's the reason why the water is there though. The habitat is on top of red clay so it holds water well. Still it might be a spring there because everywhere else is drying out from not having rain. All the P.subaeruginosa died out weeks ago from the cold. Looks like a long wait until the next season unless I can these little brown mushrooms elsewhere.
  6. TimmiT has all the specimens. A.Rockefeller suggested alba.es which costs 20 dollars for DNA sequencing. I sent that message to TimmiT. Can't quite follow P.alutacea for macroscopic ID. The stem on mine matches the colour of the cap when wet. When drier the cap goes white yet the stem remains dark. The stem is really pliable and thin. The ones I picked in Qld resemble P.samuiensis. These don't for the first two reasons mentioned above. If DNA testing was needed to differentiate between P.alutacea and P.samuiensis then they must look quite similar. When I used to pick pineforest psilocybes P.pelliculosa? they would have a white cap if the weather was dry. Here is another idea. As P.subaeruginosa can fruit in eucalypt and pineforest maybe there is another type of Psilocybe species native to Australia that can exist in a variety of habitats. Endless speculation from me until DNA sequencing. I am prone to speculation because I've picked species that look like P.alutacea,samuiensis,strictipes and pelliculosa.
  7. Thank's ferret. Only one fruited in the last week. Hopefully they'll be back next season. That would be great for you to have a look at them.
  8. I'm not sure how to edit my text via my mobile. Until I do my apologies for leaving words out etc.
  9. I'm interested to find out even if they are a known species. I'd prefer that in fact. Then I would know their prefered habitat. An unknown would appeal more to academics so they have a new species to study. Either way it will fun finding out.
  10. Here is some history that may interest some. Topaz was part of the Russell river goldfield. The goldminers in the area used to dig aquifers to carry the water vast distances across the land for a water supply. This in turn would then run down the steep valleys of the creeks through what they called monitors. The force of gravity would give the miners enough pressure to blast the dirt loose and then wash it through riffles to catch the gold. The remaining aquifers are still quite visible in the world heritage. In the cow paddocks there are still remnants of them that run here and there. The local historical society used to go out to the cow paddocks on their way to the world heritage to try and see these remnants from the goldmining days. When I was living there I found thr aquifers or is it aquafers very rewarding to look at as well. In fact they were an ideal place to look.
  11. Sagittatius rules thighs and hips I think. I know being a Capricorn I was always having trouble with my knees before I got into tai chi. I think a lot of my knee trouble come from swimming when I was young. I was a breaststroke swimmer. Back in the day when the style of kick caused people to end up having knee surgery. If I'm thankful for anything its that tai chi fixed my knees. Astrologers say moon rules emotions. Being an Aries moon I've hit my head by accident that many times when I've been a bit worked up.
  12. I promise to keep drug references out of it. Oh oh those last three words might get me going. Yes Topaz has an incredible micro climate. Horizontal rain during the wet season takes some getting used to. I lived right next door to Bartle Frere. Tallest mountain in Qld. A tropical liberty cap like P.samuiensis fits the bill pretty well. I think it has the separable gelatinous pellicle which the mushies at Topaz, Dalmorton and here all have in common. The size of the Topaz ones seem too big for P.samuiensis however. I was speculating a couple of months ago on shroomery about the bull the local dairy man at Topaz owned. He called it an Imperial Brahman. Weird looking. Looked almost hippopotamus like. Really short in the body,wide as anything and not that tall. Nothing like your normal one by any means. Anyway his dairy herd and this bull ran all over my paddocks. I know people go on about cattle spreading magic mushrooms. Maybe the bull introduced them somehow. If you go out there PM me beforehand and I can fill in any missing details. My brother said he might snap a few pics for me to let the TI's on shroomery check out.
  13. Inski guess was P.strictipes. TimT from shroomery has been a great help. He was saying he will get them DNA sequenced if Alan is too busy. These mushrooms have a really thick gelatinous pellicle. I collected some specimens and had them in a metal bowl. The caps stuck like they had glue on them. Have a look at the cluster of 10 and you'll see what I mean if it's magnified a bit. I know P.strictipes fits the bill with the seperable gelatinous pellicle along with P.semilancesta and P.pelliculosa. There are radiata pines on another property around here. When I google pelliculosa its stem looks a different colour along with its a pineforest psilocybe species. The ones I found at Dalmorton had a similar cap. Their stem was greyish white though. They went straw colour as they dried. These go really white on a sunny day. Yet they retain the dark stem.
  14. Yes Daturs strammonium. With datura weaker equals better. Datura ferox being a much safer bet. I remember seeing that documentary about Bailingup. I remember some spiel by one of the landowners about with Margaret river wines costing 20 dollars a bottle no wonder these people are taking mushrooms. Made me laugh.
  15. I'm on a mission. A nocturnal emission. Well just a mission. When I was a kid I lived at Epping in Sydney. We left there just after I turned 6. I used to see this face on the wall when I'd wake up at night. It was a man who was bald and had brown skin. I started dreaming about him. I dreamed one night that he came up to me with his hand out. He had a little mushroom in the palm of his hand. I took it and broke the stem. It turned blue. So if he showed me the way to understand it is only fair for me to show you the way. There has been a rhyme that has been in my head forever. It goes Heyowana heyowana heyowana hey eye oh. I chant to it all the time espescially when I'm tired I even walk to it. There are other lines but I'll leave that for now.