Magic mushroom harvesting time, first flush
Step 12. Day 31-33. The first flush of fruiting Psilocybe Cubensis
The most exciting moment in the mushroom grower life. You couldn't even imagine the emotional spectrum at this moment. Amazing feelings!
The first flush of fruiting and our first harvest we got in 2 steps (31-33 days after inoculation). On the first day, we removed only those mushrooms that were fully opened and their veil under the cap was torn. Unopened mushrooms were left on the cake and sent it back to the growbox for one more day.
To remove mushrooms from the cake just twist them, rocking slightly to the sides.
The next day the rest of our mushrooms had time to grow. Their caps were opened and we completely removed all mushrooms from the cake, including the smallest unopened ones.
The cake should be left bald, thus preparing it for the next step, rehydration.
From the first flush of fruiting and harvesting period (5 cakes: one GT + two Thai + two Brazil) we got:
238.1 grams of wet mushrooms = 21.62 grams of dried fungus + 12 spore prints
Detailed illustrated growing statistics with charts (each strain and each flush) find in the Growing Stats section.
To tell the truth, for the first flush it's a small harvest. But it's success! We've reached the main stage - we've got our first harvest.
Let's move on! You need to prepare mushrooms harvest for drying and storing. And you need to help your cakes in further fruiting — rehydration. Let's hope for more fruitful second flush of harvesting period for Psilocybe Cubensis.
At first let's prepare the existing mushrooms harvest for storage — Step 13. Day 32-33. Magic mushrooms drying and storing