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tel jetson
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Joined: May 17, 2007
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Location: woodland, washington
    
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well, I've got some blewit (Lepista/Clitocybe nuda) spawn on the way. anyone have any tips on these? I've got a goodly sized pile of mostly conifer chips, some alder chips, and some maple leaves that I plan to use as substrate. that sound at all reasonable?


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Burra Maluca
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Joined: Apr 03, 2010
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Location: Portugal Zone 9 Mediterranean Climate
    
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I've only eaten blewits once. A freind of mine picked them and we cooked them up together and pigged out on them. He was fine. Turned out I was allergic to them and spend the night in faerieland hallucinating all kinds of wacky things. He found it highly amusing and even seemed jealous, but I'm afraid I've never touched them again.

Sorry, that wasn't a very helpful answer, but just thought I'd share.


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tel jetson
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I dunno. that seems pretty helpful. there's a chance I'll sell some, so your cautionary tale is something I ought to keep in mind.
Burra Maluca
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Maybe if you advise customers to only eat a very small portion first time round in case of 'unwanted side effects'. Word it carefully and you might even find it increases sales!
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Joined: Jun 28, 2011
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Location: Southern Appalachia
I have not raised them but recently attended a workshop at a farm with blewitt beds. His beds were a mix of wood mulch and composted manure. Here's what his website says about them

"Preferring fresh hardwood mulch, not chips, and composted leaf litter (mold) and composted manures, this species is sweet, silky, and has a fruity fragrance."

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