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Magic mushroom growing for dummies => Steps to take => Fruiting

Fruiting
Your basically done with the steps now. Your cakes should begin to get nice and fluffy over the next 2-3 days. It will take any where from 5-14 days from the point that they entered the terarium before you begin to see signs of fruiting-which is the actual growth of the mushrooms them selves. They will start out VERY small. They begin as tiny little bumps that resemble a tiny pimple growing on the skin of the cake. After about 24 hours the tiny knot (known as hyphal knots) will begin to show a browing color. This browning color is the cap of the mushroom begining to form. Within 24-48 hours of the first sign of growth- it should be begining to take on the traditional look of a very short, fat and plump mushroom. It is now when things will begin to take off. A mushroom can grow at an astounding pace. It some times seems like you almost sit and watch them grow. A mushroom can grow from the size of a piece of rice to a large 10 inch mushroom in less than a week! Not all mushrooms reach this mamoth proportion actaully most don't. your average mushroom should range in size from about 3-6 inches. They are ready to pick as the cap begins to pull away from the stem. Lightly twist and pull and it should come right off. The cake below has been in the terrarium for 5 or 6 days and is showing a nice pin set.
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