Cheebah (Stranger)
02-26-02 07:10
No 273628
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I hope I got the right forum...

Swim would really like to grow some Ergot and has tried many methods to do so, but can't get anywhere!
I think it's because the spores are really hard to come by these days.

You'd think mold would be easy to grow, but swim can't seem to grow nothin.

Could anyone help swim find some spores?  Organic soil perhaps?  Lake water?

"I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think" - Socrates
(Hive Bee)
02-26-02 11:01
No 273705
      Re: Growth of Ergot  Bookmark   

What you gonna do with some ergot?  Someone once told me that if you bury a jar with some wholegrain rye in goldengrain for two weeks you get acid.  Why don't you try it and let us know.
02-26-02 13:28
No 273751
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Can't you aquire some ergot fungus from a wheat/grain field....walk around and look for black ish oversized bit where the wheat grain is supposed to be.... this is ergot...

i think i am right can anyone back me up ?

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02-26-02 23:50
No 273977
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"Go eat some ergot, it'll make you trip!"
I've always wanted gangrene.

I may be a hive newbee, but I'm not a moron.

I guess I'll just have to figure it out myself...

"I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think" - Socrates
(Hive Bee)
02-27-02 00:08
No 273982
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ergot cultivation has been a repetative topic here on this forum. For various reasons, some known and some not, ergot behaves strangely when cultivated. Alkaloids are produced only with some varieties, and in general it is a huge waste of time. Unless one was already well versed in complex grow mediums for exotic funguses it wouldnt even be worth it.

Like he said, ergot is the black growth replacing grain kernals.
(Ubiquitous Precursor Medal Winner)
02-27-02 20:03
No 274372
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n.b. ergot grows on wild grass species with similar seeding clusters to the cereal grains; inquire of local Native persons, whether wild rice is gathered in your region; notice the sclerota on ripe seed heads. The ergot fungus, when present, will push out beyond the seed capsule like small fingers. It is not always purple, though purple extrusions are most characteristic, the most sure sign you have the right genus.

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(Master Searcher)
02-28-02 02:29
No 274545
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Look at the earliest patents here.