Why mushroom caps turned black and mushroom bodies stop development
What are mushroom aborts?
Aborts are mushrooms that stop growing. These shrooms never become full-grown and never produce spores.
A distinctive feature of mushroom aborts are totally black caps or dark-blue caps.
It is often abortions can be seen on cakes with stroma and overlay. They usually form on the sides of the mushroom cake with overlay. More about mycelial overgrowth in the Overlay and Stroma in mushroom cultivation
Why do mushrooms have abortions? Main causes of aborts
Single abortions during mushroom cultivation are absolutely normal. However, if such mushrooms 20% or more this is an indicator of improper fruiting conditions.
The causes of mushroom abortions can be any sudden changes in growing conditions.
Main causes of mushroom aborts:
🔴 sharp and/or frequent temperature changes during fruiting period
🔴 high CO2 concentration
🔴 abortions often appear after rehydration due to a sharp changes of temperature
🔴 numerous aborts can occur after rehydration with extreme cold shocking. Details about temperature shock in the All you need to know about cold shock for magic mushrooms
🔴 aborts can occur due to stroma and overlay. Details in the How to fix Overlay and Stroma
🔴 genetic changes and strain mutations
Are mushroom aborts safe or not?
✅ Abortions are NOT contamination. They don't provoke or spread contamination on the substrate, safe for neighboring healthy mushrooms. They are harvested with the rest of mature mushrooms.
✅ Abortions can be dried and stored with mature healthy mushrooms.
✅ Mushroom aborts are absolutely safe to use. For both microdosing and trips.
❗️Moreover, such aborted shrooms are usually more potent than mature mushrooms. In fact, every single mushroom has different psychoactivity, but these small guys are really powerful!
❗️Take it into account. Aborts are stronger and particularly psychoactive!
Have a Happy Growing and Healthy Shrooms 🙏