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Drying and Preservation
of the Mushrooms
Once you have grown and harvested some mushrooms, you need to
think about preserving them. They will only keep for a short time in
their fresh state. Sometimes a single mushroom needs to be harvested
and it isn't enough for a dose. Other times, too many mushrooms will
be fully grown for a single dose. Either way, you will be in a situation
where you want to preserve them for later. And, even if this didn't
happen, you may find your self in a situation where you simply don't
have the time or inclination to trip. The good news is that if they are
dried correctly, nearly all of the psycho-active compounds can be
preserved for many months.
There are several ways to dry them, but we will only cover the best
way. What ever you do, don't use heat to dry them. Heat is very
harmful to the psycho-active compounds. You will drastically reduce
the mushroom's potency if you use heat to dry them.
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l 1/4 inch wire mesh
l old wash cloth or rag
l carton of Damp-Rid or Damp-be-Gone (Anhydrous calcium
l Medium or Large size Tupperware bowl with sealing lid
Several pounds of calcium chloride can be purchased for a couple of
dollars at any large building supply outlet. It will usually be found in
the paint department because it is used to dry the air in musty closets
before painting and things like that. If possible, get the bulk refill
containers. It will be cheaper than the calcium chloride that comes with
the units to hold it and the moisture pulled from the air. You won't be
using the unit, so don't buy it unless you have to.
The drying chamber needs to have a space at the bottom for water to
collect. This allows the calcium chloride to function well for extended
periods of time. As it pulls moisture from the air, it drips to the bottom
of the chamber. The calcium chloride is held above the water by a
circular section of the 1/4 inch wire mesh with a wash cloth spread out
on it. See the following diagram for details. The wash cloth keeps the
calcium chloride from falling through the wire mesh but any water that
forms can drip through it to the bottom of the chamber.
The calcium chloride should be spread out evenly. If you use too large
of a Tupperware bowl, you may have to add some structural strength
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to the screen in order for it to support the calcium chloride. You can
simply lay a stick or ruler underneath the mesh and use tie wraps to
secure the mesh to it.
Cut another circular section of mesh so that it fits above the calcium
chloride and leaves a nice air gap. The mushrooms will be placed on
the top of the drum are two threaded openings.
Opening number one is
secured with the original bung. The other opening is tightly stuffed with
a rubber stopper. This rubber stopper has a hole drilled in it, and a
section of pipe is put through the hole in the stopper so that it
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extends about an inch below the stopper. To this pipe, a line of
vacuum tubing is attached, leading to a vacuum pump. This pump
should be the typical shop pump that can pull a vacuum of about 21
inches of mercury out of the possible 30 inches. This is enough to
greatly speed the evaporation without causing the chloroform to boil.
Boiling may raise a head of foam that would carry product along with it,
causing great losses.
On a laboratory scale, a stronger vacuum can be used from an
aspirator. By using red or yellow darkroom light bulbs for
illumination, damage to the product can be kept to a minimum.
stronger vacuum speeds up the process quite a bit. Use boiling chips to
As the chloroform evaporates away, more of the extraction solvent
may be added to either the 55-gallon drum or the distilling flask,
depending upon the scale of production. The evaporation is continued
until the extraction solvent has been reduced to one-fifteenth its
original volume. For the 200-pound crop, the 150 gallons of extraction
solvent has been reduced to 10 gallons.
An accessory which may speed up and smooth out this
evaporation is a capillary air bubbler. This is made by taking a section of
glass tubing, and poking it through a rubber stopper.
The end of the
glass tubing is then heated to redness Riptideglasscleaner in a flame, and pulled into a
very fine capillary. The tubing is then stuck into the solution being
evaporated, extending nearly to the bottom. The vacuum will pull a
fine stream of air bubbles through the solution and aid evaporation.
When the chloroform has been reduced to one-fifteenth of its
original volume, it must be diluted with ether.
The reason for this is
that the next step is extraction of the ergot alkaloids into a tartaric-acid
solution, and it has been found that this is very difficult from pure
When the solution is predominantly ether, the transfer of
the alkaloids into the tartaric-acid solution can be done efficiently. For
the drum-sized batch, add 30 gallons of ether and two gallons of
alcohol. Similarly, for smaller batches add three volumes of ether and a
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cup of water for each 1/2 pint jar you plan to prepare.
If you are using 1 pint jars you need to double the recipe. Mix all of
this stuff up well. This mixture is the substrate material that the fungus
will consume and use for growth.
The next step is to fill each jar with substrate material.
This document used to suggest gently packing the substrate into the
culture jars. It has been found that keeping the substrate as loose and
full of air as possible is the best way to fill the jars. The jars will
colonize faster this way. Incidentally, the faster the jar colonizes, the
lower the risk that some competitor contamination will get a foot hold
and take over the substrate. Adaptation-3 Fill each jar to within 1/2
inch of the top with substrate material. If you run out of substrate
material, either mix up enough for one more 1/2 pint jar or cannibalize
a jar to fill up the rest of the jars. This is important because you need to
make sure the substrate is high enough in the jars for the spore syringe
to inject spores into it.
The top 1/2 inch of the glass on each culture jar needs to be cleaned.
No substrate material can be left on the glass above the compressed
cake. First wipe it with your finger to get the bulk of the material off of
it and then do a thorough job with a moistened paper towel. The glass
needs to be spotless. The reason this is necessary is that bacteria and
mold can use any material left there as a wick to infect the main
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Next, fill the top 1/2 inch of the each culture jar with vermiculite. This
layer is pure, simple, dry vermiculite. Nothing else. Fill the jar level
with the glass edge. This layer is a break through pioneered by
Psylocybe Fanaticus. What this layer does is insulate the sterilized
substrate from any air borne contamination.
This layer gets sterilized
with the substrate later and air borne molds and bacteria can not
(usually) get through it to contaminate the substrate. At the same time,
it allows some gas exchange to occur. The fungus needs oxygen and
gasses can filter through the vermiculite.
Now, place the jar lids in place.
Normally, the jar lids have a rubber
seal that is placed in contact with the glass of the jar. Traditionally the
rubber seal is not placed in contact with the glass. It was placed on the
upper side of the lid. The reason was that people thought it would
make too tight of a seal. This does not seem to be an issue. If you wish
to follow tradition, place the rubber on the upper side of the lid. Screw
the lid down How To Smoke Eight Ballz Glass Cleaner tight. Note that you need to have the four holes poked in
the lid in Step 1. Otherwise you can have real problems when you heat
these jars up!
Next, place a piece of tin foil over the top of each jar and crumple it
around the sides of the jar. This is to keep water dro