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How to Use Our Psilocybin Growkit?

When growing mushrooms at home with out psilocybin growkit, be prepared to think of it less like growing vegetables and more like having a sourdough starter. If you get too ambitious with your growing operation, you could easily end up with way more mushrooms than you know what to do with. On the other hand, if you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could end up with a big moldy mess.

For those who are just curious about growing mushrooms at home, a psilocybin growkit is a fun and worthwhile purchase to get you started. A psilocybin growkit is also a good introduction into magic mushroom growing for anyone without experience. Psilocybin growkits are great for those not wanting to make their own substrate (a substrate is a bulk material that the mushroom mycelium can use for energy and nutrition) or do not have the resources to sterilize materials. Give your magic mushroom kits the right lighting, humidity, temperature and clean environment and they’ll produce plenty of psychedelic heads. FungusHead has everything you need to grow your very own magic mushrooms, from the kits themselves to products such as heated mats and thermo-hygrometers, as well as full mycological study kits.

What Makes Psilocybin Mushrooms Desirable To Grow

Before we get into what actually is a psilocybin growkit, let’s take a look at what a psilocybin mushroom is and why it is coveted to consume. Did you know that there are over one hundred and eighty different species of psilocybin containing mushrooms?! These diverse fungi hail from roughly a dozen genera, but are often lumped together as “psilocybin mushrooms.” Most belong to the genus Psilocybe, including well-known species like P. Cubensis (Penis Envy) and P. Semilanceata (Liberty Cap). Psilocybin mushrooms might be so diverse, according to a study in Evolution Letters, because they didn’t inherit the genes behind psilocybin from a common ancestor. Instead they passed them directly among distant species in a phenomenon called “horizontal gene transfer.” Psilocybin could have originally evolved as a defense mechanism, the study’s authors suggest, deterring fungi-eating pests by “altering the insects’ ‘mind’.” Which quite possibly could explain the mushrooms unique characteristics that make it psychedelic.

Most Common Know Psilocybin Mushroom Species:

  • Psilocybe Cubensis is on the larger side as far as magic mushroom size goes. It’s also one of the most common. Called the common large Psilocybe, ‘Golden Teacher’, or ‘Mexican Mushroom’, it has many different types. The cap is usually reddish brown, with a white or yellowish stem. When bruised or crushed, its sticky flesh often turns bluish. Some people consider this a definitive sign of finding a psilocybin mushroom, but some toxic types of mushrooms bruise as well. It’s usually found in moist, humid climates and grows on the dung of grazing animals like cattle.
  • Psilocybe Baeocystis: It can be found in fields in addition to growing on rotting logs, peat or mulch. Nicknames include potent Psilocybe, ‘Blue Bell’ and ‘Bottle Cap’.
  • Psilocybe Semilanceata: In general, P. Semilanceata is found in damp, grassy fields usually populated by cattle or sheep but unlike P. cubensis, it doesn’t grow directly on the dung. It’s a small mushroom, either light yellow or brown, with a very pointed cap. Another psilocybe mushroom, Psilocybe Pelliculosa, is often mistaken for P. semilanceata, but its psychotropic properties are weaker.

If you plan on searching for mushrooms in the wild, your best bet may be to try densely forested areas close to water. Mushrooms require nutrients and moisture to grow, and these habitats provide both. Some species also grow in fields and grassland. P. Cubensis is also one of the easiest types of mushrooms to grow at home, which is why psilocybin growkits are available. The other group of magic mushrooms is considerably smaller, but has a rich history of religious use back in time. It consists of one iconic species Amanita Muscaria (think the Mario Brothers Game mushroom), and a few less famous relatives like Amanita Pantherina (Panther Cap). Instead of psilocybin or psilocin, its main hallucinogens are chemicals known as muscimol and ibotenic acid. These “muscimol mushrooms” are related to some notoriously toxic fungi, namely Amanita Phalloides (Death Cap) and Amanita Ocreata (Destroying Angel). They’re generally less poisonous than those killer cousins, but given the high stakes of a mushroom mix-up, non-experts are advised to steer clear of Amanita varieties altogether.

Using A Psilocybin Growkit For Cultivation

Using a psilocybin growkit for cultivation basically cuts out all the options and steps listed above, and can save both money and hassle for the grower. Although the prospect of psilocybin mushroom spores cultivation at home may sound daunting, with some basic knowledge the process is fairly simple.

In the purest sense, to grow mushrooms, you need a mycelium substrate and a hospitable environment for the mycelium to thrive. The P. cubensis mycelium is simply the underlying fungus that grows into your edible fruiting body mushrooms. Because growing kits include the mycelium and the fruiting environment or grow box, it makes the growing process very easy and straightforward. A psilocybin grow kit provides almost everything a mushroom cultivator would need, without the hard work of germinating the spores themselves. When using a psilocybin grow kit, however, there is a potential risk of contamination, lack of consistency, and even fake or misidentified products.

So, what can be found then inside of a psilocybin growkit? It’s typical to find three basic things inside of a psilocybin growkit: substratum containing living mycelium of the psilocybin mushrooms, transparent grow bag with an air filter, and two paper clips. The mushroom substrate in a psilocybin grow kit consists of rye, vermiculite, and perlite. Using a psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores themselves is basically much easier. And that is because the development of the mushroom spores into the mycelium has already been done in a sterile laboratory. The mushrooms have not yet grown inside the kit because the mycelium is in a hibernation stage due to the cold environment. A trusted and reliable source of a psilocybin mushroom kit, such as FungusHead, is a must before purchasing and using. Mushroom grow kits can save the purchase time, money, and effort only if a high quality product is purchased from a reliable source.

The Difficulties That Can Come With Learning How To Grow Mushrooms

The best way to learn how to grow mushrooms is through research, forum conversation, and experience.  There are some mistakes that can only be avoided with experience that you gain by cultivating your own flush or harvest. Here are some of the most common things to watch for when learning how to grow mushrooms for the first time:

Contamination – Learn what the early signs of contamination look like. It will save you time and money. As soon as contamination is spotted the contaminated item should be completely removed from the growing area.

Ventilation – When working with mushroom spores, it is important to ventilate the work-space once finished and the samples are secure.

Organization – Label your growing environment/jars and samples with the species/strain, date, and batch number to avoid any unneeded confusion. And always stick to the technique you started with in your journey of how to grow mushrooms.

Substrate Conditions: One of the most common mistakes is usage of a substrate that is too wet or too dry for mushrooms. The substrate should be damp but not wet, with a gentle squeeze enough to release a few drops of excess water.

Keeping an eye on your mushrooms during their growth cycle is key to ensuring a healthy growing environment is being met. Give your mushrooms the right amount of light, humidity, temperature, and clean environment and they will produce plenty of psychedelic heads. 

Growing Mushrooms That Contain Psilocybin Legally

Magic mushrooms grow naturally all over the globe, in many different regions of the world. Therefore, if you live in the right place, you may be lucky enough to find some in the wild. However, for those without experience, it is easy to misidentify mushrooms – a potentially lethal mistake. The best way to stay safe is to grow psilocybin mushrooms at home or buy from a reputable source. Due to their current legal status, the latter may not be an option for most. It is, however, possible to purchase spores as these do not contain the active compound psilocybin. That said, please note that growing shrooms is also illegal and readers choose to do so at their own discretion. Again, this article is for informational purposes only about psilocybin.

Whether or not such psychedelic therapies like psilocybin will become federally legal, is still far from reality in today’s world. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), psilocybin is a “chemical obtained from certain types of fresh or dried mushrooms.” The mushrooms containing psilocybin are also known as magic mushrooms, hallucinogenic mushrooms, or “shrooms”. In the United States, psilocybin is a Schedule I drug under an amendment to the Controlled Substances Act called the Psychotropic Substances Act. This means that it has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use, and is not regarded safe for use. This includes even under a doctor’s supervision. Since psilocybin is a psychotropic substance found in magic mushrooms, this is usually interpreted to mean that the mushrooms themselves are illegal. However, since mushroom spores don’t contain psilocybin, some have pointed to this as an ambiguity in the federal law. The legality of possessing, growing, consuming, or selling magic mushrooms greatly depends upon where you live. Ensuring what laws are applicable concerning magic mushrooms and a psilocybin grow kit are imperative for anyone seeking to cultivate these magnificent mushrooms.

 

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How To Grow Penis Envy Mushrooms

The Pros And Cons That Come With Growing Penis Envy Mushrooms

Penis Envy Mushrooms are a magic mushroom growers dream due to the potency and weight of their fruiting bodies. However, there are still pros and cons that come with growing Penis Envy Mushrooms, as with anything really. The main downside or ‘con’ in learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms is that they are one of the most difficult P. Cubensis varieties to cultivate. One downside, most likely due to their physical characteristics, is that Penis Envy Mushrooms drop very few spores. Therefore, a home or commercial cultivator would need quite a few Penis Envy Mushrooms in order to collect enough spores to produce a viable spore print or syringe. Another con is the fact that this genetic line has been artificially selected, leaving Penis Envy Mushrooms less resistant to contamination. Most likely, this species would not have survived in nature, as they typically take about 25% longer to colonize and pin. Penis Envy Mushrooms have a pin rate that is around half of that of other magic mushroom varieties. They also need specialized conditions for the incubation stage. Such examples would be the addition of a casing layer, as well as a substrate with higher moisture-content. 

On the other side of the coin though, a ‘pro’ to learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms is that they offer the benefit of getting the most out of your substrate. Penis Envy varieties tend to pull out of the substrate much easier than other strains. Therefore, preventing the grower from having to decimate the casing or substrate when pulling out a large flush. Although these types of mushrooms can be grown on birthing cakes (not well though), they are best suited using a bulk application. Growth Parameters are the same as any P. Cubensis, but harvesting can prove to be a little bit different. Unlike other strains, when the Penis Envy Mushroom caps break their veil, they are not yet ready to be harvested. After the veil is torn for mature mushrooms, a waiting period of 3 to 5 days is recommended. 

Known Penis Envy Mushroom Strains That Can Be Grown

Even with their origin still a mystery, there are several known Penis Envy Mushroom strains that can be grown today. (Again, abiding in a legal manner and depending on the area in which you live.) There have been several mycologists and genetics vendors who have performed culture isolation/crossing on the Penis Envy strain, starting in the late 1970s with Stephen Pollock. This has resulted in several distinguishable sub-variants, such as; Albino Penis Envy (Albino PF x Penis Envy cross), Penis Envy #6 (a mutation), Texas Penis Envy (Texas Orange Caps x Penis Envy cross), Penis Envy Uncut (a mutation), and Trans Envy (Transkei x Penis Envy cross). Important to remember, potency among all Penis Envy Mushroom strain varieties is consistently higher than all other Psilocybe Cubensis varieties. Below is a brief description of each:

Albino Penis Envy Mushrooms: this particular mushroom has the milky white coloration of the Albino PF variety, and its caps are sometimes tinged dark blue. Albino Penis Envy mushrooms are also smaller than Penis Envy mushrooms on average. 

Penis Envy Uncut Mushrooms: said to be the most potent of all of the Penis Envy varieties, this strain has a couple of unique characteristics. With a distinct physical feature, the Penis Envy Uncut Mushroom Strain has caps that do not open at all, even late in the fruiting bodies maturity. Additionally caps are distinctly darker than the regular Penis Envy strain.

Trans Envy Mushrooms – a variety that have been isolated by a mushroom spore vendor named ‘Spores Lab’. They appear closer to a Transkei Magic Mushroom in appearance, with slender yellow-white stems and medium sized caps. This variety is also slightly less potent than other Penis Envy varieties.

While each of these mutations have slightly different physical characteristics and potencies, the potency among all Penis Envy varieties is consistently higher than all other P. Cubensis varieties. Similar to Golden Teachers Mushrooms, Penis Envy varieties take longer to grow and mature than many other strains. Therefore leaving them with a higher psilocybin concentration than many other strains. In fact, some strains of Penis Envy are twice or three times as powerful as other strains, so be sure of which mushroom you are growing. 

How Much Time It Takes To Grow Penis Envy Mushrooms

As with any growing process, enjoying each step without expectation of a perfect timeline is key in having a good experience. With proper preparation and research, however, you should be able to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms within two months. Although nothing is set in stone when it comes to Mother Nature, an approximate timeline in how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms is as follows: 

Week 1- Spore inoculation to spore germination. 

Week 2- Spore germination or inoculation to complete colonization of the substrate or cake. Week 2 to 4- The start of the fruiting cycle, which can then take about two more weeks. 

Week 4 to 6- Once the substrate or cakes turn a blue color, the mushroom fruiting is complete. 

All in all, the complete growing cycle for psilocybin mushroom spores takes 4 to 6 weeks from spore inoculation to fruiting harvest. Final mushroom quality and yield depends on how well a grower has monitored and controlled the temperature, humidity, and pests or contaminants. Growing experience and an intuitive feel for the biological rhythms of mushrooms being grown are some of the greatest determining factors for success. Once the basics of a mushrooms growth cycle and needs are understood, a timeline for learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms can be better calculated. 

How To Grow Penis Envy Mushrooms Using Their Spores

In learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms, inoculation can be done with their spores using high quality spore prints. A spore print is the powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of the Penis Envy Mushroom to fall onto a surface underneath. The tricky thing with Penis Envy varieties and their spores, is that their collection is quite more difficult. On average, less than five percent of the Penis Envy Mushrooms drop spores making their availability limited. Collection can be done, however, as an alternate method is used where the person must swab the gills with a sterile q-tip. Once spores are collected or bought, germinating them is the next step in learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms.

Paper Rubbing Penis Envy Mushroom Spores:

  • Fold and rub together the Penis Envy Mushrooms spore printed paper so that spores drop onto nutrified agar media. (This method is not the best as concentrated populations of mushroom spores are usually grouped together giving less than desired results.)

Germinating the Penis Envy Mushrooms spores from a print is best done on nutrified agar plates in a glove box setup, as with tissue/agar cloning.

Scalpel And Streaking Penis Envy Mushroom Spores:

  • Sterilize a scalpel by passing it through a burning flame, then cooling it in the nutrified agar. This way the scalpel gets covered with a moist and adhesive layer for better Penis Envy mushrooms spores attachment.
  • Touch the spore print with the scalpel tip to collect the plentiful mushroom spores.
  • Streak the tip into an “S” pattern across the surface of the petri dish.
  • 5 to 15 days later, your spores (should) germinate according to the streaking pattern.
  • Colonies of germinating spores can then be subcultured into more petri dishes.

Cultivators can also use Penis Envy Mushrooms spores stored in solutions suspended in syringes and vials for their growing desires as well. These are where the spores are re-hydrated using sterile water, and then used to inoculate the growing medium. The advantage of a Penis Envy Mushrooms spore syringe is that this spore water can be used to inoculate the substrate of your choice, giving a higher chance of the spores germinating.

Penis Envy Mushrooms Spores Syringe:

  • Start out by sterilizing your water and glass beaker, cover with foil.
  • Place the bottle in your pressure cooker and heat it until it reaches 15psi. Once it reaches the desired pressure, lower the temperature and maintain it for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, turn off heat completely and allow the water to cool to room temperature. If the water is still hot, there is a huge risk of killing the spores. It is easiest to let the water sit overnight.
  • Once the water is cool (usually a few hours if not left overnight), sterilize the tweezers and scalpel in a flame.
  • Remove the foil, and with your tweezers, take the spore print from its storage and hold it over the opening of the beaker.
  • With the scalpel in hand, carefully scrape some of the spores into the water.
  • Fill the syringes instantly by placing the tip of the syringe in the water and pulling to fill it up. It is a good idea to empty the syringe back into the beaker, and repeat this process a couple of times. (This will ensure there is a good spread of spores throughout the water.) 
  • Now that you have a filled syringe you need to leave it at room temperature for 2-3 days so that the Penis Envy Mushrooms spores can fully hydrate. 

Inoculation Is A Key Step In Learning How To Grow Penis Envy Mushrooms

Once you learn how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms using spores you have collected or purchased, the next step for your spores is inoculation. This process is the introduction of the Penis Envy spores to the desired substrate, in hopes of producing thriving mycelium. Penis Envy spores do not contain chlorophyll, they feed off substances other than light to gain the nourishment they need to germinate. The variety of mushroom dictates the most suited material as different types of mushroom grow in different materials (the substrate). Suitable materials for a substrate range from sawdust, straw, wooden plugs, to whole grains. Although Penis Envy mushrooms can be grown on birthing cakes (not well though), they are best suited using a bulk application. Blending together the Penis Envy Mushrooms spores and the nutrients provided by the suited substance is known as the spawn. The spawn is key, as it allows the mycelium to develop. And the mycelium is the fungus from which mushrooms emerge during fruiting. When the spawn is mixed with a substrate fruiting tends to be more vigorous and mushrooms are more plentiful. Penis Envy mushrooms tend to grow more slowly than other members of their species, and take longer to fruit. But this unique characteristic also allows the Penis Envy fruiting bodies to develop more psilocybin than faster-growing strains. Plus, Penis Envy varieties tend to pull out of the substrate much easier than other strains. Therefore, preventing the grower from having to decimate the casing or substrate when pulling out a large flush. Growth Parameters are the same for Penis Envy Mushrooms as any P. Cubensis strain, but harvesting can prove to be a little bit different. Unlike other strains, when the Penis Envy Mushroom caps break their veil, they are not yet ready to be harvested. After the veil is torn for mature mushrooms, a waiting period of 3 to 5 days is recommended.

How To Grow Penis Envy Mushrooms From A Grow Kit

Using a psilocybin grow kit for cultivation basically cuts out all the options and steps listed above. In the purest sense, when learning how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms, you basically need a mycelium substrate and a hospitable environment for the mycelium to thrive. The mycelium is simply the underlying fungus that grows into your edible fruiting body mushrooms. Because growing kits include the mycelium and a grow box, it makes the growing process very easy and straightforward-they already include almost everything you need, and you can grow without spores. Typically, a Penis Envy Mushrooms grow kit will include: a substratum containing living mycelium, transparent grow bag with an air filter, and two paper clips. Using a psilocybin grow kit has benefits because the development of the mushroom spores into the mycelium has already been done in a sterile laboratory. The mushrooms have not yet grown inside the kit because the mycelium is in a hibernation stage due to the cold environment. However, when using growing kits there is a potential risk of contamination, lack of consistency, and even fake products. A trusted and reputable source of Penis Envy Mushrooms grow kits, such as FungusHead, is the best option for successful harvest results. Whichever you choose in how to grow Penis Envy Mushrooms, enjoy the magical process!

 

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How To Grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms

Once learning about the magic and healing that lies within Golden Teacher Mushrooms, it’s no wonder why then learning how to grow them becomes more appealing. Although the mushroom growth cycle is very similar for almost all varieties, each strain has their own small details. Certain types of substrates may work best for some, and not so well for others. Some strains may produce monster flushes, while others may produce only a few fruiting bodies. In learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms, it’s best for the grower to understand the unique characteristics, growing tendencies, and preferences before starting their cultivation journey. 

And before growing anything, make sure to do research on the legalities of doing so in the area in which you live. Although buying Golden Teacher Mushrooms or their spores may be legal in your area, germinating or cultivating them may be a whole other ball game. Golden Teacher Mushrooms are legally sold ( in the majority of the United States) in spore syringes or as spore prints are solely intended for microscopic study purposes. Such studies would include taxonomy and identification purposes for students and professors, for example. Or those individuals taking or giving a mycology or microscopy course for school, or at the very least for a hobbyist or professional taxonomist. Be advised, however, that Golden Teacher Mushrooms retailers will deny the sale of spores if they suspect they will be intended for cultivation purposes without the proper licensing. In your own personal journey of how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms, stay aware and knowledgeable of doing so within the legal limits of our area.

Golden Teacher Mushrooms In A Nutshell

Being one of the most popular magic mushrooms in demand today, Golden Teacher Mushrooms are definitely the fan favorite. Named after it’s iconic gold-capped appearance, and for its introspective, philosophical effects, it is a ‘newbie’ friendly strain. This well known magical beauty is a species of psychedelic mushroom and is scientifically known as Psilocybe Cubensis. Golden Teachers tend to grow more slowly than other members of their species, and take longer to fruit. But this unique characteristic also allows Golden Teacher Mushrooms to develop more psilocybin than faster-growing strains. And because their cultivation in a home setting is easier, they have been more widely distributed in comparison to other types of psilocybin mushrooms. Both Cultivators and Psychonauts’ alike have sought after how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms because of not only their easy growth cycle, but their psychedelic journey and profound impact as well. These beautiful mushrooms are able to provide a more guided, educative experience, rather than just a pure “trip” as most experience with other varieties. In learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms, a cultivator will find its effects on the brain and body is unlike any other. Again, making it an all time favorite amongst the magic mushroom community at large.

The Difficulties That Can Come With Learning How To Grow Mushrooms

The best way to learn how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms is through research, forum conversation, and experience. As with any new venture, there are bound to be some minor hiccups along the way. And that goes for learning how to use a Golden Teacher Mushrooms grow kit as well. One such hiccup is learning how to keep the growing environment at optimal levels for Golden Teacher Mushrooms, as far as sun/light and moisture. One of the most common concerns is when the mushrooms become a little dried out before they are finished growing. Many mushroom growers suggest loosely tenting your mushrooms in clear plastic to preserve moisture while also maintaining airflow. Contamination is also one of the most common problems reported when cultivating mushrooms. Incorrect sterilization is the lead cause of contamination. All Life on Earth competes to survive, and mushrooms are especially sensitive. So providing mycelium with the best environment in which to thrive is paramount for success in learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms. There are some mistakes that can only be avoided with experience that you gain by cultivating your own flush or harvest. Here are some of the most common things to watch for when learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms for the first time:

Contamination – Learn what the early signs of contamination look like. It will save you time and money. As soon as contamination is spotted the contaminated item should be completely removed from the growing area.

Substrate Conditions: One of the most common mistakes is usage of a substrate that is too wet or too dry for Golden Teacher Mushrooms. The substrate should be damp but not wet, with a gentle squeeze enough to release a few drops of excess water.

Organization – Label your growing environment/jars and samples with the species/strain, date, and batch number to avoid any unneeded confusion. And always stick to the technique you started with in your journey of how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms.

Ventilation – When working with Golden Teacher Mushroom spores, it is important to ventilate the work-space once finished and the samples are secure.

Keeping an eye on your Golden Teacher Mushrooms during their growth cycle is key to ensuring a healthy growing environment is being met. Give your mushrooms the right amount of light, humidity, temperature, and clean environment and they will produce plenty of psychedelic heads. 

How To Grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms Using Their Spores

In learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms, inoculation can be done with their spores using high quality spore prints. A spore print is the powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of the Golden Teacher Mushroom to fall onto a surface underneath. Mushroom spore prints are used for diagnostic character in identifying mushrooms, collection for future germination and/or research, and producing beautiful works of art. Golden Teacher Mushroom spore prints are made by cutting the cap of the mushroom and are then placed on something else (mostly paper or glass slides) so the spores fall out of the cap and can be collected. 

Paper Rubbing Golden Teacher Mushroom Spores:

  • Fold and rub together the Golden Teacher Mushrooms spore printed paper so that spores drop onto nutrified agar media. (This method is not the best as concentrated populations of mushroom spores are usually grouped together giving less than desired results.)

Germinating the Golden Teacher Mushrooms spores from a print is best done on nutrified agar plates in a glove box setup, as with tissue/agar cloning.

Scalpel And Streaking Golden Teacher Mushroom Spores:

  • Sterilize a scalpel by passing it through a burning flame, then cooling it in the nutrified agar. This way the scalpel gets covered with a moist and adhesive layer for better Golden Teacher mushrooms spores attachment.
  • Touch the spore print with the scalpel tip to collect the plentiful mushroom spores.
  • Streak the tip into an “S” pattern across the surface of the petri dish.
  • 5 to 15 days later, your spores (should) germinate according to the streaking pattern.
  • Colonies of germinating spores can then be sub-cultured into more petri dishes.

Cultivators can also use Golden Teacher Mushrooms spores stored in solutions suspended in syringes and vials for their growing desires as well. These are where the spores are re-hydrated using sterile water, and then used to inoculate the growing medium. The advantage of a Golden Teacher Mushrooms spore syringe is that this spore water can be used to inoculate the substrate of your choice, giving a higher chance of the spores germinating.

Golden Teacher Mushrooms Spores Syringe:

  • Start out by sterilizing your water and glass beaker, cover with foil.
  • Place the bottle in your pressure cooker and heat it until it reaches 15psi. Once it reaches the desired pressure, lower the temperature and maintain it for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, turn off heat completely and allow the water to cool to room temperature. If the water is still hot, there is a huge risk of killing the spores. It is easiest to let the water sit overnight.
  • Once the water is cool (usually a few hours if not left overnight), sterilize the tweezers and scalpel in a flame.
  • Remove the foil, and with your tweezers, take the spore print from its storage and hold it over the opening of the beaker.
  • With the scalpel in hand, carefully scrape some of the spores into the water.
  • Fill the syringes instantly by placing the tip of the syringe in the water and pulling to fill it up. It is a good idea to empty the syringe back into the beaker, and repeat this process a couple of times. (This will ensure there is a good spread of spores throughout the water.) 
  • Now that you have a filled syringe you need to leave it at room temperature for 2-3 days so that the Golden Teacher Mushrooms spores can fully hydrate. 

Once you learn how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms using spores you have collected or purchased, the next step for your spores is inoculation. And in this next step of the mushroom growth cycle, a cultivator will need what is known as a birthing cake. A birthing cake is when the Golden Teacher Mushrooms mycelium has fully colonized their substrate (a substrate mason filled jar) and embedded around the substrate. As Golden Teacher Mushroom spores do not contain chlorophyll, they feed off substances other than light to gain the nourishment they need to germinate. The variety of mushroom dictates the most suited material as different types of mushroom grow in different materials (the substrate). Suitable materials for a substrate range from sawdust, straw, wooden plugs, to whole grains. Blending together the Golden Teacher Mushrooms spores and the nutrients provided by the suited substance is known as the spawn. The spawn is key, as it allows the mycelium to develop. And the mycelium is the fungus from which mushrooms emerge during fruiting. When the spawn is mixed with a substrate fruiting tends to be more vigorous and mushrooms are more plentiful. When you turn out your inoculated substrate, it will hold together like a cake and be ready to form fruiting bodies. Golden Teachers tend to grow more slowly than other members of their species, and take longer to fruit. But this unique characteristic also allows Golden Teacher Mushrooms to develop more psilocybin than faster-growing strains. Once the mushrooms begin sprouting, harvesting the fruit bodies at their peak moment is the last and most exciting step of the cultivation process. 

How To Grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms With Using A Grow Kit

Using a Golden Teacher Mushrooms grow kit for cultivation basically cuts out all the options and steps listed above, and can save both money and hassle for the grower. In the purest sense, to grow mushrooms, you need a mycelium substrate and a hospitable environment for the Golden Teacher Mushrooms mycelium to thrive. The mycelium is simply the underlying fungus that grows into your edible fruiting body Golden Teacher Mushrooms. And because grow kits include the mycelium and a grow box, it makes the growing process easier and more straightforward. Learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms with a grow kit is simple and will include almost everything you need. However, when using growing kits there is a potential risk of contamination, lack of consistency, and even fake products.

So, what can be found then inside of a Golden Teacher Mushrooms grow kit? It’s typical to find three basic things inside of a grow kit: substratum containing living mycelium of the Golden Teacher Mushrooms, transparent grow bag with an air filter, and two paper clips. The substrate  used in a psilocybin mushroom grow kit consists of rye, vermiculite, and perlite. Plus, using a Golden Teacher Mushrooms grow kit provides the benefit of having the development of the spores into mycelium already accomplished in a sterile laboratory. The mushrooms have not yet grown inside the kit because the mycelium is in a hibernation stage due to the cold environment. A trusted and reputable source of Golden Teacher Mushrooms grow kits, such as FungusHead, is the best option for successful harvest results. FungusHead has everything you need to grow your very own magic mushrooms, from the kits themselves to products such as heated mats and thermo-hygrometers, as well as full mycological study kits. And as a final reminder, the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms is illegal in most areas of the world, let alone the United States. Be sure to know the laws of your area so you can enjoy the journey in learning how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms legally! 

 

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Psilocybin Grow Kit Versus Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

Magic mushrooms are one of the most widely used recreational psychotropic drugs because they can be found in the wild and/or grown fairly easily and inexpensively. Magic mushrooms are also considered to be one of the easiest to grow, considering quality psilocybin spores or a high quality grow kit is being used. But which type of cultivation is best? Depending on experience, environment, and time, this may be a different answer for each individual. Psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores depends on the above named factors. Grow kits establish most of the work in the early mushroom growth cycle stages, giving the buyer a product that is basically ready to watch bloom and harvest. While using the psilocybin mushroom spores allows the cultivator to save some money and also control the entire growth process for potential higher yields. Whichever way an individual chooses, make sure that use is within legal limits and of pure intentions. Instead of the focus being on the result, an open and appreciative focus on the entire process usually leads to success.

The Approximate Cost Of Growing Your Own Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms are gaining much deserved traction for people suffering from conditions such as depression, anxiety, cluster headaches, and severe medical conditions such as cancer. And one of the coolest things about psilocybin mushroom use is that these magical guys can be grown from your very own home, with the right conditions of course. Making them a more affordable way to treat severe health conditions for those without insurance, or those who simply do not have the money for expensive prescriptions. In fact, residents of Canada can register to receive encapsulated microdoses of magic mushrooms with prices still varying. While Oregon residents for example, will find that the legal use of psilocybin containing mushrooms can cost an average of $35 per eighth of an ounce (or $10 per gram). Of course, there is always a range when it comes to prices and cost, depending on where a person lives. But by contrast, for around $20 you can purchase psilocybin mushroom spores to grow on their own. Potentially producing well over 100 times the amount of mushrooms bought somewhere else already grown.

Of course, there are additional set-up costs in both terms of time and money, as well as the most important concern – legal risk. Growing or germinating psilocybin mushrooms is illegal on a federal level and in most states. This article does not advocate the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, but more serves as a source for information on explaining a psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores. Again, the Controlled Substances Act classifies psilocybin as a Schedule 1 Substance, and therefore considered illegal in most places. Although the situation is slowly changing as researchers learn more about the therapeutic potential of these mushrooms, their germination is illegal except for scientific research purposes by approved individuals. And even though psilocybin mushrooms have now been decriminalized in several US cities, including recently in Oregon, mushrooms are still hard to come by. Therefore, leading the interest in growing psilocybin mushrooms from home as an option, legally of course. 

A Summary Of Using A Psilocybin Grow Kit Versus Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

It’s a safe bet that interest in cultivation is likely to expand. Using either a growing kit or your own psilocybin mushroom spores, you can reliably cultivate mushrooms in less than two months, with materials that are readily available online or in stores. Consumers, Mushroom Enthusiasts, and Researchers alike all grow psilocybin mushroom spores for their own personal reasons. But most often, the two ways in doing so is using a Psilocybin Grow Kit versus Psilocybin Mushroom Spores directly. Keep in mind, however, that psilocybin containing mushrooms are still classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance. Cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms is considered drug manufacture in most jurisdictions, and is often severely penalized. For those interested in growing psilocybin mushroom spores legally for research purposes, there are basically two ways. To grow psilocybin mushrooms, you can either gather your materials from scratch or use a mushroom growing kit- psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores:

Psilocybin Mushroom Spores: This method is the most suitable option and (cost-effective technique) for those who really want a customization of the mushroom growth process for flush optimization, or better yielding. Mushroom spore cultivation is considered the more advanced option of the two. Advanced cultivation means starting the mushroom growth cycle from scratch, or in other words without mycelium. You can find psilocybin spores through prints, syringes, and vials – ensuring they are from a reliable and reputable source. The major advantages associated with using spores is that it saves the cultivator money, and can maximize the yield by allowing cultivators to control the growing conditions. 

Psilocybin Grow Kit: Usually the best method for growers who are less knowledgeable and experienced with the entire mushroom growth cycle. Or also for those cultivators who want quick results, or less time before fruiting and harvesting. When using a psilocybin grow kit, however, you must be at least familiar with their instructions. Grow kits have already used the spores for inoculation, and in essence have already done most (if not all of the work) in growing the mycelium needed for fruiting bodies. A psilocybin grow kit has essentially ‘frozen or stilled’ the mushroom growth process just before the fruiting takes place. As long as required environmental conditions are met, a flush or harvest of mushrooms will grow. A psilocybin grow kit basically saves the grower time and efforts required during the mushroom’s entire growth cycle.

Using Psilocybin Mushroom Spores For Cultivation

Inoculation can be done with psilocybin mushroom spores using high quality spore prints. A spore print is the powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of a fungal fruit body to fall onto a surface underneath. Mushroom spore prints are used for diagnostic character in identifying mushrooms, collection for future germination and/or research, and producing beautiful works of art. Spore prints are made by cutting the cap of the mushroom and are then placed on something else (mostly paper or glass slides) so the spores fall out of the cap and can be collected. 

Paper Rubbing Psilocybin Mushroom Spores:

  • Fold and rub together the spore printed paper so that spores drop onto nutrified agar media. (This method is not the best as concentrated populations of mushroom spores are usually grouped together giving less than desired results.)

Germinating the spores from your spore print is best done on nutrified agar plates in a glove box setup, as with tissue/agar cloning.

Scalpel And Streaking Psilocybin Mushroom Spores:

  • Sterilise a scalpel by passing it through a burning flame, then cooling it in the nutrified agar. This way the scalpel gets covered with a moist and adhesive layer for better psilocybin mushroom spore attachment.
  • Touch the spore print with the scalpel tip to collect the plentiful mushroom spores.
  • Streak the tip into an “S” pattern across the surface of the petri dish.
  • 5 to 15 days later, your spores (should) germinate according to the streaking pattern.
  • Colonies of germinating spores can then be subcultured into more petri dishes.

Growers can also use psilocybin mushroom spores stored in spore solutions from syringes and vials for their cultivation desires as well. These are where the spores are re-hydrated using sterile water, and then used to inoculate the growing medium. The advantage of a spore syringe is that this spore water can be used to inoculate the substrate of your choice, giving a higher chance of the spores germinating.

Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Syringe:

  • Start out by sterilising your water and glass beaker, cover with foil.
  • Place the bottle in your pressure cooker and heat it until it reaches 15psi. Once it reaches the desired pressure, lower the temperature and maintain it for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, turn off heat completely and allow the water to cool to room temperature. If the water is still hot, there is a huge risk of killing the spores. It is easiest to let the water sit overnight.
  • Once the water is cool (usually a few hours if not left overnight), sterilise the tweezers and scalpel in a flame.
  • Remove the foil, and with your tweezers, take the spore print from its storage and hold it over the opening of the beaker.
  • With the scalpel in hand, carefully scrape some of the spores into the water.
  • Fill the syringes instantly by placing the tip of the syringe in the water and pulling to fill it up. It is a good idea to empty the syringe back into the beaker, and repeat this process a couple of times. (This will ensure there is a good spread of spores throughout the water.) 
  • Now that you have a filled syringe you need to leave it at room temperature for 2-3 days so that the spores can fully hydrate. 

The Magic That Comes After Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Inoculation

After collection of your psilocybin mushroom spores ready for inoculation, you will need what is known as a birthing cake. A birthing cake is when mycelium has fully colonized their substrate (a substrate mason filled jar) and embedded around the substrate. As the spores don’t contain chlorophyll they feed off substances other than light to gain the nourishment they need to germinate. Suitable materials range from sawdust, straw, wooden plugs to whole grains. The variety of mushroom dictates the most suited material as different types of mushroom grow in different materials (the substrate). Blending together the spores and the nutrients provided by the suited substance is known as the ‘spawn’. The spawn is crucial because it allows the ‘mycelium’ to develop. The mycelium is the fungus from which mushrooms emerge during fruiting. When the spawn is mixed with a substrate fruiting tends to be more vigorous and mushrooms are more plentiful. When you turn out your inoculated substrate, it will hold together like a cake and be ready to sprout mushrooms. Once the mushrooms begin sprouting, harvesting the fruit bodies at their peak moment is the last and most exciting step of the cultivation process. 

Using A Psilocybin Grow Kit For Cultivation

Using a psilocybin grow kit for cultivation basically cuts out all the options and steps listed above, and can save both money and hassle for the grower. Although the prospect of psilocybin mushroom spores cultivation at home may sound daunting, with some basic knowledge the process is fairly simple. In the purest sense, to grow mushrooms, you need a mycelium substrate and a hospitable environment for the mycelium to thrive. The P. cubensis mycelium is simply the underlying fungus that grows into your edible fruiting body mushrooms. Because growing kits include the mycelium and the fruiting environment or grow box, it makes the growing process very easy and straightforward. A psilocybin grow kit provides almost everything a mushroom cultivator would need, without the hard work of germinating the spores themselves. When using a psilocybin grow kit, however, there is a potential risk of contamination, lack of consistency, and even fake or misidentified products.

So, what can be found then inside of a psilocybin grow kit? It’s typical to find three basic things inside of a psilocybin grow kit: substratum containing living mycelium of the psilocybin mushrooms, transparent grow bag with an air filter, and two paper clips. The mushroom substrate in a psilocybin grow kit consists of rye, vermiculite, and perlite. Using a psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores themselves is basically much easier. And that is because the development of the mushroom spores into the mycelium has already been done in a sterile laboratory. The mushrooms have not yet grown inside the kit because the mycelium is in a hibernation stage due to the cold environment. A trusted and reliable source of a psilocybin mushroom kit, such as FungusHead, is a must before purchasing and using. Mushroom grow kits can save the purchase time, money, and effort only if a high quality product is purchased from a reliable source.

Using A Psilocybin Grow Kit Versus Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Is Up The Cultivator

With the right know-how and a few easily sourced (or, indeed, home-built) pieces of equipment, psilocybin mushroom spores can indeed be grown beautifully. Psilocybin grow kit versus psilocybin mushroom spores, depends on the individual and their needs and wants. Whichever way an individual chooses, make sure that use is within legal limits and of pure intentions. Instead of the focus being on the result, an open and appreciative focus on the entire process can be magical. Whether cultivating a substance that can heal your mind and soul, capturing in art the mystery and magic of nature, or simply watching magic grow before your eyes for research- enjoy the journey!  

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Penis Envy Mushrooms Strain Review

With all the popularity gaining around psilocybin mushrooms, or magic mushrooms have you, there is one particular strain with the most intriguing name of all. The Penis Envy Mushroom. 

Interestingly enough, the first thought for some people when they hear of this strain is that it perhaps has some sort of magical qualities for male performance. But in fact, this is not the case. Characterized by their strange appearance, having a dense, bulbous, and wrinkly stipe, these mushrooms are named for their resemblance to… you guessed it, the male penis. But besides their appearance, a Penis Envy Mushroom strain review reveals there are much more unique aspects to them. For starters, their spore release is dramatically much less than their cousins. Despite its spore drop challenges, it is an aggressive fruiter, producing some monsters in later flushes as reported. This particular strain is well known for its high psilocybin content, and has also been reported as easy to grow from home as well. Be aware, however, that psilocybin mushrooms are considered a Schedule I drug in the United States, and are not legal for personal use cultivation. Also, their origin is still much of a mystery, and largely debated amongst mushroom enthusiasts making them even cooler. All we can say is that any valid information about the Penis Envy Mushroom strain is always worth a gander.

The Mysterious Origin Of The Penis Envy Mushroom Strain

When it comes to their origin, there is no clear evidence on where the Penis Envy Mushroom comes from besides theories of being a mutant. No specific proof has been found with their discovery, but it is believed by some that the specimens known today derived from a created unique mutation. Legend has it that Penis Envy Mushroom strain originated from an exceptionally large and healthy mushroom found deep in the Amazon Rainforest. One found by Terrence McKenna- the fabled ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. For many Penis Envy enthusiasts, the best theory is that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain birthed from the Amazonian Cubensis species McKenna carried in his store. However without confirmed facts, mislabeled findings are still prevalent unfortunately. Hence the importance of acquiring spores from a reputable and reliable source for Penis Envy Mushrooms. With the confusion of different variations, some people may identify incorrect specimens as Penis Envy Mushrooms strain. Interestingly enough, a recent revelation has been made that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain is the result of a recessive genetic mutation. Meaning the mushroom must exhibit two mutated copies, or it will not exhibit the properties of the original mushroom. This was discovered when labs found that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain can revert to looking like a cubensis mushroom. Other misidentified mushrooms may look like the Penis Envy variety, but in actuality are not. They probably only have one mutated copy, which means visually, it will not look like it should.

The Famous Appearance Of The Penis Envy Mushroom

This may come as no surprise, but yes, these mushrooms get their name from the fact that they do indeed look like the male reproductive organ. Characterized by their strange appearance, with a dense and wrinkly stipe, these mushrooms often are on the larger size of the spectrum. They are typically thick, gnarly stemmed mushrooms with a bulbous cap that only sometimes separates from the stem. At least that is what is observed with the true genetics of the Penis Envy Mushroom Strain review. Again, for purposes of identification, their bulbous cap may or may not open up and separate from the usually very thick stem. As far as their color, Penis Envy Mushroom strains typically range from a light tan to darker brown, with more variations amongst varieties. Blue bruising seen on the stem can be an indication of high psilocybin content as well. They also possess unique characteristics like an underdeveloped cap and often the lack of a velum (veil) separating cap and stem. This unique characteristic which results in light and sometimes ineffective sporulation can make them more difficult to cultivate. Penis Envy mushrooms are also one of the densest varieties of magic mushrooms, and while they are typically shorter in height and smaller overall than other species, they still possess significant weight due to their density. 

Why “Rare” Comes Up In A Penis Envy Mushrooms Strain Review

Although microscopic in size, mushroom spores give us the blueprint for all mushroom growth. Or in other words, the spore of a mushroom contains all of the necessary materials to form a brand new fungus. A mature mushroom is said to contain up to 16 billion spores, giving Mother Nature and cultivators plenty of opportunities to propagate more. In Mother Nature, when the spores of a mushroom are released they often travel a certain distance before they land. The single cell then sends out hyphae (each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus) to help establish and gather food for the actual mushroom. After the spore has sent out its hyphae, they will eventually meet up with the hyphae of another mushroom. After the sexual process of reproduction has begun, the mushroom forms the structures of a “fruiting body” that will eventually produce and disperse spores. Not only are mushroom spores beautiful when captured, but necessary for successful and legal cultivation. As for Penis Envy Mushroom spores though, the difficulty-barrier along with the intensified experience that this variety provides has made them more desirable and rare.

Unlike what some people claim or believe, the spores of the Penis Envy Mushroom strain do in fact look the same as the cubensis strain. As with all mushrooms, spore size, color, and shape are all very similar. In fact, even under a microscope an observer may not be able to see any differences between Penis Envy Mushroom spores and their cousins. But what sets the Penis Envy Mushroom strain review apart from others is their spores. Penis Envy Mushrooms do not open up their fruiting body cap in the same way for spore release as others do so freely. Making spore collection far more difficult than their P. Cubensis cousins, creating an even more rare situation. This mostly is their only downside as it is hard to collect spores, as less than five percent of the mushrooms drop spores. Collection can be done, however, as an alternate method is used where the person must swab the gills with a sterile q-tip. Ensuring you receive reliable and reputable information about Penis Envy Mushrooms strain and their spores from a trusted source is crucial. Make sure to choose a high quality source, such as FungusHead, for all your questions, needs, and concerns. 

Known Penis Envy Mushroom Strain Varieties

With their origin still a mystery, it matters not to those mushroom enthusiasts in creating more strains. There have been several mycologists and genetics vendors who have performed culture isolation/crossing on the Penis Envy strain, starting in the late 1970s with Stephen Pollock. This has resulted in several distinguishable sub-variants, such as; Albino Penis Envy (Albino PF x Penis Envy cross), Penis Envy #6 (a mutation), Texas Penis Envy (Texas Orange Caps x Penis Envy cross), Penis Envy Uncut (a mutation), and Trans Envy (Transkei x Penis Envy cross). Important to remember, potency among all Penis Envy Mushroom strain varieties is consistently higher than all other Psilocybe Cubensis varieties or strains.

Albino Penis Envy Mushroom Strain: this particular mushroom has the milky white coloration of the Albino PF variety, and its caps are sometimes tinged dark blue. Albino Penis Envy mushrooms are also smaller than Penis Envy mushrooms on average. 

Penis Envy Uncut Mushroom Strain: said to be the most potent of all of the Penis Envy varieties, this strain has a couple of unique characteristics. With a distinct physical feature, the Penis Envy Uncut Mushroom Strain has caps that do not open at all, even late in the fruiting bodies maturity. Additionally caps are distinctly darker than the regular Penis Envy strain.

Trans Envy Mushroom Strain – a variety that have been isolated by a mushroom spore vendor named ‘Spores Lab’. They appear closer to a Transkei Magic Mushroom in appearance, with slender yellow-white stems and medium sized caps. This variety is also slightly less potent than other Penis Envy varieties. 

Penis Envy Mushroom Effects

Interestingly enough, psilocybin mushrooms are the most commonly used psychedelics among people ages 34 and younger. And a 2012 study of 409 university students in the American northeast found that nearly 30% of those surveyed had tried mushrooms at least once. And amongst mushroom and psilocybin enthusiasts, the Penis Envy Mushroom is an absolute winner for most. The Penis Envy Mushroom strain is known as the most potent Psilocybe Cubensis magic mushroom variety. Unfortunately though, due to the current legality of psilocybin containing mushrooms, there are no publicly accessible test results to confirm exactly how much more potent this variety is. Nor the differing ratios of psychotropic compounds that are present in Penis Envy Mushroom strain varieties, in addition to higher concentrations. Effects felt from this strain can include vivid visual stimulation, intense feelings of euphoria, deep introspection, philosophical thoughts, tremendous joy, distortion of space and time, synesthesia (ie. hearing colors, seeing sounds), ‘mystical’ or spiritual feelings of connectedness to the universe, and even out of body experiences. In fact, those who have tried psilocybin mushrooms and have experienced Penis Envy Mushroom strain effects have reported feeling:

  • Hypnagogic Experiences – 1-2.5g includes increased intensity of emotional experiences, increased introspection, and altered psychological functioning.
  • Perceptual Shifts – Changes in perceptual shifts such as illusions, synaesthesia, and mixing sensory modalities are experienced.
  • Visual Perception – You may experience changes in your visual perception such as halos around lights and objects and geometric patterns, when your eyes are closed.
  • Personal Perspective – Your thoughts and emotions will also start to change.
  • Emotional Shifts – Strong emotions are often experienced, ranging from good and bad. Most recommend that you don’t resist these emotions in either direction, but rather let them work their own course. Many who do report strong negative emotions also report a simultaneous sense of calm acceptance and detachment from them, especially if they remind themselves that the emotions are temporary.

For most, Penis Envy Mushroom strain effects will have you experience level 4-5 trips that take you to a different dimension for hours. A report from data collected in the 2010 NSDUH study show that, compared to other drugs, hallucinogens — which, according the NSDUH, includes LSD, PCP, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA (ecstasy) — were used by about 1.2% of the population of people 12 years of age and older within the past month. Interestingly too, prescription “psychotherapeutics” are reportedly used illegally at a rate nearly 6 times that of hallucinogens. With new data and revelations being made, there is still much to learn about the potential healing effects attributed to psilocybin mushrooms. Such as those found in the Penis Envy Mushroom strain review.

Finding Authentic Penis Envy Mushroom Strain Information And Spores

Finding authentic Penis Envy Mushroom strain information and spores comes with patience, but in today’s world it is in fact more accessible than in the past. When searching online for an authentic Penis Envy Mushroom strain review, make sure to look for a reputable and reliable source, such as FungusHead. Knowledgeable staff members should be well aware of their city, state, and country laws/regulations concerning psilocybin mushrooms such as the Penis Envy Mushroom Strain. Clear communication and excellent customer service from an online provider should also be apparent once contacted. After those key services are confirmed, narrowing down a potential Penis Envy Mushroom strain review source is that much closer. An easy to navigate website, positive reviews, and verified linking is a great indication that an individual has found where to find Penis Envy Mushrooms strain safely. Providers and retailers that offer premium options can end up saving an interested consumer time, money, and energy in their search. Only a reliable and reputable source for Penis Envy Mushroom strains will ensure you receive customer satisfaction in a professional way that ensures you come back time and time again. Again though, be advised that psilocybin mushroom spores retailers will deny the sale if they suspect they will be intended for cultivation purposes without the proper licensing. Stay safe, stay knowledgeable, and enjoy your search for the magic of a Penis Envy Mushroom strain! 

 

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Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strain Review

One of the most popular magic mushrooms in demand today is the P. Cubensis, or more commonly known as the Golden Teacher Mushroom strain. Named after it’s iconic gold-capped appearance and for its introspective, philosophical effects, it is a favorite of all time. This well known magical beauty is a species of psychedelic and is scientifically known as Psilocybe Cubensis. Psilocin and psilocybin are the two major active elements of psychedelic species mushrooms, making them especially unique in the fungi worlds. Both Cultivators and Psychonauts alike seek Golden Teacher Mushrooms because of their easy and fast growth cycle, as well as the psychedelic journey they give with a profound impact. These beautiful mushrooms are able to provide a more guided, educative experience, rather than just a pure “trip” as most experience with other varieties. Because their cultivation in a home setting is easier, they have been more widely distributed in comparison to other types of psilocybin mushrooms. In a Golden Teacher Mushroom strain review, its effects on the brain and body is unlike other psychedelic varieties. Again, making it an all time favorite amongst the magic mushroom community at large. Let’s take a look into the divine and unique characteristics that is the Golden Teacher Mushroom strain. 

Some History And Facts In Identifying The Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strain

There is still some mystery though when it comes to the history and origin of the Psilocybe Cubensis strain, as with many mushrooms. Although discoveries about mushrooms and their use is still being explored today, there is still much to learn. The exact origin of Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain is still unknown, however, they are often easily recognized with their golden caps speckled with yellow. As no surprise here, the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain does in fact have fruiting bodies that most often are true to its name. They are elegant and quite large in comparison to the other types of Psilocybe Cubensis. Golden Teacher mushrooms have a distinct appearance, with a long and winding, hollow stipe that is quite thicker towards a base. In particular, Golden Teacher Mushrooms have fruiting bodies with a golden or yellowish colored center, and a partially covered cap. Their cap size can be on the larger size, reaching up to 8 centimeters in diameter and have an elegant look in comparison to its cousins. This particular strain also has gills that may vary between white and purplish brown, making it distinctive. Again, as with any mushroom, it’s important to correctly identify a strain before attempting to collect spores, keep, or consume! Golden Teacher Mushrooms fruit less when compared to other Psilocybe Cubensis strains, however, they also easily grow under optimal conditions. This fact alone also explains why they are more popular and well liked by new cultivators.

As far as the history goes during a Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain review, there are a few facts we know to give somewhat of a timeline. It’s distinctive feature of a yellow or gold cap is what has propelled its identification throughout the years. This species was first described in 1906 by Franklin, found in the country of Cuba and named Stropharia Cubensis. Almost one year later, Narcisse Theophile identified it as Naematoloma in Tonkin, Saskatchewan. Almost four decades later in the state of Florida, it was then named Stropharia Cyanescens in 1941 by William Alphonso Murrill. And then finally in the mid 1980’s (almost another four decades later) it was given its current name and classification of, Psilocybe Cubensis. In better efforts of understanding the origin of its name, each part of the scientific name of the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain has meaning. Psilocybe is derived from the Greek word Psilos which means a thing with a bare head, and Cubensis referring its origin directly from Cuba. Interestingly enough, some strains of Psilocybe Cubensis Mushrooms are commonly known as Penis Envy Mushrooms due to their shape. Hence the importance of correctly identifying a particular mushroom, as the Penis Envy type is especially more potent. 

A Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strains Review Of Effects On The Brain

Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strain experiences are often described as revelatory, or at the very least insightful. Hence their name, as this strain of mushroom provides powerful lessons that remain long after the experience as reported by some. The fruiting bodies of the Golden Teachers Mushrooms strain have a mild potency and a variety of effects on the brain. Generally, all mushrooms containing psilocybin and psilocin, have special effects on the brain similar to Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). These powerful effects include visual distortions, enhanced colors, lightness or giddiness, powerful emotions and an immense change in mood and/or feelings. Possible effects of psilocybin in particular include: euphoria, paranoia, peacefulness, spiritual awakening, confusion and ironically clarity with quickly changing emotions. Derealization is also common for Golden Teacher mushrooms strain effects, which is the feeling that an individual’s surroundings are not real. On the other side of the coin, psychological distress is most often the reported negative effects after recreational use of psilocybin mushrooms. This distress can take the form of extreme anxiety or short-term psychosis, depending on the individual’s experience. Distorted thinking, visual alteration, frightening hallucinations, and depersonalization are also some psychedelic substance effects known to be ‘scary’ for some. The environment factor in which an individual or group experiences taking Golden Teacher mushrooms, or other psilocybin mushrooms, is important as well. Those who partake in consuming psilocybin in a calm and supportive environment tend to have a more positive transforming experience. 

While brain activity generally returns to normal after magic mushroom use, such as with the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain, research suggests some effects can last longer even after wearing off. One study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, measured how psilocybin affects five domains of personality — Neuroticism, Extroversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness. It found “significant increases in Openness following a high-dose psilocybin session. Openness is a psychological term for an individual’s attitude toward new experiences, and can be associated with traits like Imagination, Creativity and Aesthetic Appreciation. Not only was openness one of the general mushroom effects, but it rose during a psilocybin session. Nearly 60% of study participants, it “remained significantly higher than baseline more than 1 year after the session,” the researchers wrote. A surprising find, since various research has shown that personality doesn’t usually change much after the age of 30. A recommended dosage for dried Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain ranges between 1 gram and 2.5 grams. This dose allows a margin of error for new people who have never used this strain of mushroom, but could also be small for regular and experienced partakers. The Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain can take effect in as quickly as 20 minutes, and the experience usually lasts for four to six hours.

Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strains Review Of Effects On The Human Ego

In a Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain review, these magical little guys offer mildly higher psychedelic effects, explaining why they are considered a gateway mushroom for newbies. Golden Teachers get their fame from the spiritual effects and shamanistic characteristics that are attributed from their use. It’s common knowledge that after consuming Golden Teacher Mushrooms users will get a feeling of gentle enlightenment and loss of the human ego. They are helpful in connecting the true spirit to nature and all that lies within. Again, hence their name  as it is also derived from their special abilities of healing the ego mind. Some of the psilocybin mushroom effects people report is also losing their sense of self while on magic mushrooms. This lack of ego is typically short-lived, but may be related to some longer-lasting mushroom effects of psychedelics. According to a 2017 study published in the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness, temporary ego loss could prove to be very beneficial in the right context. “This ‘ego dissolution’ results in a moment of expanded awareness, a feeling in which the mind is put more directly and intensely in touch with the world,” said co-author Philip Gerrans, a philosophy professor at the University of Adelaide, in a statement. “Through this experience it may be possible to re-engineer the mechanisms of self, which in turn could change people’s outlook or worldview. The profound sense of connection produced by this experience has the potential to be beneficial for people suffering from anxiety, depression and some forms of addiction.” Proving to be substantial hope for those suffering from severe mental disorders, according to Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain review.

Why And How People Grow The Golden Teacher Mushroom Strain

Consumers, Mushroom Enthusiasts, and Researchers alike all grow the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain for their own reasons. Keep in mind though, psilocybin containing mushrooms are still classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance. Cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, such as the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain, is considered drug manufacture in most jurisdictions and is often severely penalized. But for those interested in growing legally for research purposes, there are two different ways of growing a Golden Teacher Mushroom strain. 

Growing With Golden Teacher Mushroom Spores: This method is the most suitable option and (cost-effective technique) for those who really want a customization of the mushroom growth process for flush optimization, or better yielding. Mushroom spore cultivation, such as growing a Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain from spores, is considered the more advanced option of the two. Advanced cultivation means starting the mushroom growth cycle from scratch, or in other words without mycelium. You can find spores in Golden Teacher Mushroom strain prints, Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain syringes, and Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain vials. The major advantages associated with using spores is that it saves the cultivator money, and can maximize the yield by allowing cultivators to control the growing conditions. 

Growing With A Golden Teacher Mushroom Grow Kit: Usually the best method for growers who are less knowledgeable and experience with the entire mushroom growth cycle. Or alos for those cultivators who want quick results, or less time before fruiting and harvesting. When using grow kits, however, you must be at least familiar with their instructions. Grow kits have already used the spores for inoculation, and in essence have already done most (if not all of the work) in growing the mycelium needed for fruiting bodies. Grow Kits have essentially ‘frozen or stilled’ the mushroom growth process just before the fruiting takes place. As long as required environmental conditions are met, a flush or harvest of Golden Teacher Mushrooms will grow. Grow Kits basically save the grower time and efforts required during the mushrooms entire growth cycle.  

Find A Golden Teacher Mushrooms Strain From A Reputable Source

There’s a reason why the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain has always been a favorite among growers for years, they are easy to grow and provide enlightenment gently. Of all the psilocybin strains known, Golden Teacher Mushrooms tend to be the easiest to find. In fact, in today’s world, magic mushrooms information and products are ever more accessible than in the past. When searching online for where to find authentic Golden Teacher Mushrooms, make sure to look for some key services the retailer can provide. Such services should include: knowledgeable staff members, discreet and professional shipping options with order tracking and reliable delivery, and of course excellent customer service available at any time. Knowledgeable staff members should be well aware of their city, state, and country laws/regulations concerning psilocybin mushrooms. Clear communication and excellent customer service from an online provider should also be apparent once contacted. After those key services are confirmed, narrowing down a potential Golden Teacher Mushroom strain provider is less daunting. A reliable company with an easy to navigate website, positive reviews and feedback, and excellent source of communication is a great start. Reputable and knowledgeable providers that offer premium options can end up saving an interested individual time, money, and energy in their Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain review. Again though, be advised that psilocybin mushroom spores retailers will deny the sale if they suspect they will be intended for cultivation purposes without the proper licensing. Stay safe, stay knowledgeable, and enjoy your journey of the Golden Teacher Mushrooms strain review! 

 

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How Long Does It Take To Grow Psilocybin Mushroom Spores?

You’ve done it! You have found high quality psilocybin mushroom spores and are now ready to take on the magical growing process. So, how long does it actually take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores from the moment after inoculation? Although most mushrooms grow relatively within a similar time frame, different factors can of course impact their growth cycle. Final mushroom quality, growth cycle time, and yield all depend on how well a grower has monitored and controlled the temperature, humidity, and pests or contaminants. Once the basics of mushroom growing is understood, a cultivator can get a better idea of an accurate time frame for psilocybin spore growth. Before digging deeper into how long it takes to see the magic pop through the soil, let’s take a look at what separates magic mushrooms from their family members found at the local grocery store. Gaining a better understanding of what you are growing will always bring helpful insight for the journey ahead.

What’s Makes Psilocybin Mushrooms Spores Different Than Their Cousins

It is important to clarify that “psilocybin mushrooms,” or “magic mushrooms,” may refer to any number of mushrooms that contain psychedelic compounds like psilocybin or psilocin. Psilocybin is the main ingredient found in several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug. Quite different from the cremini mushrooms you just picked up from the grocery store, which have zero psychoactive elements at all. At first glance psilocybin mushrooms, or Psilocybe Cubensis by their scientific name, do not look particularly magical. Magic mushrooms are often small, and are usually color shades ranging between brown and tan, to a golden beige. In fact, the scientific name of this little brown-and-white mushroom roughly translates to “bald head,” befitting the mushrooms’ rather plain-looking appearance. Psilocybin and psilocin are the two major psychoactive substances which naturally occur in psychedelic mushrooms. Psilocin is biologically active, whereas psilocybin is a psilocin prodrug, meaning that it is converted into psilocin when ingested via dephosphorylation. After the gut digests and absorbs these particular magic mushrooms, the body converts it to psilocybin. 

Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that works by activating serotonin receptors, most often in the prefrontal cortex. This particular part of the brain affects mood, cognition, and perception for people. It is also important to note that hallucinogens work in other regions of the brain that regulate arousal and panic responses. Psilocybin does not always cause active visual or auditory hallucinations. Instead, it distorts how some people that use psilocybin perceive objects and people already in their environment. Again, very different effects on the body and brain, than those of its cousins such as Portobello or Lions Mane. In the wild, people commonly mistake magic mushrooms containing psilocybin for any number of other mushrooms that are poisonous. Hence the importance of becoming knowledgeable about mushrooms, as well as being able to properly identify them. Especially if collecting spores of your own in hopes of answering the question- how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores?! Knowledge is power, and knowing what you collect from the wild is of the utmost importance.

So How Long Does It Take To Grow Psilocybin Mushroom Spores?

Most first time cultivators wonder how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores before actually doing so, and that’s a fair thought. Whether the Golden Teacher, Amazonian, Penis Envy, or another psilocybin mushroom, the cubensis strain is one of the easiest species to cultivate. With proper preparation and research, you should be able to grow your own within two months. Although nothing is set in stone when it comes to Mother Nature, an approximate timeline for the psilocybin mushroom growth cycle can go as follows. Within week 1- spore inoculation to spore germination. Within week 2- spore germination or inoculation to complete colonization of the substrate or cake. Within another 2 to 4 weeks the start of the fruiting cycle, which can then take about two more weeks. Once the substrate or cakes turn a blue color, the mushroom fruiting is complete. All in all, the complete growing cycle for psilocybin mushroom spores takes 4 to 6 weeks from spore inoculation to fruiting harvest. Keep in mind though, the common button mushroom varieties can take up to 15 weeks to complete an entire production cycle for growers. That is from the start of composting to the final steaming off after harvesting has ended. A lot of the growing cycle again depends on the strain and conditions of the mushroom spores. Final mushroom quality and yield depends on how well a grower has monitored and controlled the temperature, humidity, and pests or contaminants. Growing experience and an intuitive feel for the biological rhythms of mushrooms being grown are some of the greatest determining factors for success. Once the basics of mushroom growing is understood, a cultivator can get a better idea of an accurate time frame. 

Why Penis Envy Mushrooms Are More Of A Challenge When Growing

As with all mushrooms, spore size, color, and shape are and look the same. Even under the best microscope available, an observer may not be able to see any differences between a Cubensis and Penis Envy spore. But what sets the Penis Envy Mushroom apart from others is in fact, their special spores. Penis Envy mushrooms do not open up their cap in the same way for spore release as other psilocybin mushroom species do. Releasing only about 5% of their spores, their spore collection is far more difficult than their P. Cubensis cousins. Hence explaining why Penis Envy mushrooms are more of a challenge when growing for legal experimentation purposes. What’s even more interesting about the Penis Envy Mushroom is it’s unknown origin, which could explain it’s unique and rare spore profile. No one truly knows where this mushroom came to be, with only theories of their beginnings from famous mycologists like Terence McKenna and Steven Pollock. No specific proof has been found with their discovery, but it is believed by some that the specimens known today derived from a created unique mutation from the Amazonian Cubensis species McKenna carried in his store. So, when it comes to the question of how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores of the Penis Envy kind, there is no exact answer. 

Why Utilizing A Mushroom Grow Kit Can Help

Thanks to the growing knowledge and benefits found with mushroom consumption these days, mushrooms of all kinds mind you, you can now find kits to grow your own. With some of the first on the market being Oyster mushroom kits, growing kits provide an even simpler introduction to mushroom cultivation from home. Psilocybin mushroom grow kits are also great for when you do not want to make your own substrate, or do not have the resources to sterilize materials yourself. It’s typical to find three basic things inside of a psilocybin grow kit: substratum containing living mycelium of the P. Cubensis (spores that have been developed), transparent grow bag with an air filter, and two paper clips. The mushroom substrate in a psilocybin grow kit consists of rye, vermiculite and perlite. Using a psilocybin grow has benefits because the development of the cubensis spores into the mycelium has already been done in a sterile laboratory. The mushrooms have not yet grown inside the kit because the mycelium is in a hibernation stage due to the cold environment. Trusted and reputable sources, such as FungusHead, are the best choice for purchasing a psilocybin mushroom spores grow kit. Also, please keep in mind that growing or germinating psilocybin mushrooms is illegal on a federal level and in most states. This article does not advocate the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, but more serves as a source for information on psilocybin and mushroom grow kits.

Understanding The Growing Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Process

There is no exact time frame when using psilocybin mushroom spores for growing, and sometimes that is the beauty that comes with anything magical. Learning how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores comes with experience and luck. A mushroom cultivators experience level, growing environment, and psilocybin strain chosen can all have an effect on the timeline from start to finish. In growing psilocybin mushroom spores, it’s important to understand that mushrooms like dark, cool, and humid growing environments. When you’re growing mushrooms at home, a place like your basement is ideal, but a spot under the sink could also work. But an unused cabinet or closet will also work, anywhere you can create near darkness and control temperature and humidity. Make sure to test out your spot by checking the temperature before embarking on the growing process. Knowing the basic fundamentals of what mushrooms need during their growth and life cycle is key in growing those magical fruiting bodies. 

Modern methods that are typically used for finding how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores, is basically vermiculite mixed with growing matter. Organic materials for substrates such as brown rice, coconut husks, or whole oats seem to be popular choices. The variety of mushroom dictates the most suited material as different types of mushroom grow in different materials (the substrate) from straw to wood chips. Whatever you choose for your psilocybin mushroom spores, make sure your materials and substrate are not contaminated with any other microorganisms. Mushrooms are easily outnumbered and can lose their growing ground, literally if contaminated. Proper sterilization of all equipment and substrates is essential for any mushroom spores to thrive and prosper during their growth time period. Mushrooms are the fruiting body result grown from part of a particular fungus. Research has found that the first fungus stage of growth, the mycelium, is also very beneficial in consumption with the actual mushroom fruit bodies themselves. This part of the mushroom growth cycle is a white web-like structure that first forms, before sprouting the actual mushrooms. Generally though, the process is the same and mushrooms can be seen within two months from inoculation. Speaking of terms used to explain the mushroom growing process, let’s take a look at another timeline and process when growing mushrooms legally.

An Example Timeline For Using Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

Although most mushrooms grow relatively within a similar time frame, different factors can of course impact their growth cycle. Final mushroom quality, growth cycle time, and yield all depend on how well a grower has monitored and controlled the temperature, humidity, and pests or contaminants. To start a flush, or mushroom growth, soak the substrate in water, then keep it moist by misting with water and checking temperature and humidity levels daily for a few weeks. When inoculating, you’re injecting the spore liquid on the surface of the substrate and allowing the spores to seep into your material. The ideal temperature incubating for the next 4 weeks is around 27 degrees Celsius (a warm room in a house). Phase one of your growing is where you’ll create what’s known as a birthing cake, which helps to feed the mycelium. The substrate serves as fertile ground for the spores to develop and consists of brown rice flour and vermiculite. After about a month, the spores will grow into mycelium and colonize the substrate. Technically, a birthing cake is when the mycelium has fully colonized and embedded around the substrate, ready to sprout mushrooms. These substrate “cakes” can then be moved into grow chambers, where they will further develop and eventually fruit. The reproductive cycle of the mycelium is referred to as a flush, during which the fungus produces mushroom fruit bodies. After sprouting, the mushrooms are usually ready to harvest in about a week or two. Lastly, shifting your focus on the entire process, rather than the end result, helps you enjoy the growing journey. To be able to grow anything is a privilege, let alone such an alien and magical organism. Cultivating a substance that can transform your consciousness, possibly heal your mind and soul is the mystery and magic of nature, and thus deserves appreciation! In your search for how long does it take to grow psilocybin mushroom spores, enjoy every minute as the mystery of nature unfolds. 

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How To Use Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

As with anything you buy, the last thing you want is for your time and resources to go to waste. Why let perfectly good spores go to waste when you can acquire all the knowledge you need for them to prosper under your watch? It’s important to know how to use psilocybin mushroom spores so that you can cultivate their full potential. Using psilocybin mushroom spores in a legal way depending on where you live is also imperative, no matter whether for scientific research or personal purposes. All mushroom spores are very similar in growing characteristics such as substrate, humidity, and environment, but still can have unique preferences. Taking the time in understanding the unique characteristics of each type of mushroom spores you wish to use is key to using them properly. In general, psilocybe mushroom spores are sold for microscopy purposes, food seasonings, and artistic purposes in areas legal to do so. Information in this article is of course for educational purposes only in how to use psilocybin mushroom spores once acquired. Understanding how psilocybin mushroom spores are extracted, stored, and used can prove to be quite an interesting journey!

Why It’s Important To Know How To Use Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

There are two main reasons as to why it is important to know how to use psilocybin mushroom spores, one- being their fragile existence, and two- being their legality. High quality spores are extracted with precise technique and equipment, and in sterile conditions, so as to be preserved without any contamination. Psilocybin mushroom spores require a sterile environment, with contamination of the substrate being avoided by all means. The main reason for this is that if there is another, more dominant microorganism present it may take the stage and steal the show. Dominating microorganisms will expand faster than the desired mushroom fungus, leaving the mushrooms with no space to grow. Acquiring high quality psilocybin mushroom spores, keeping them contamination free, and sterilizing the substrate where the mushrooms grow in advance are all great steps in using spores successfully. 

The second reason to stay informed is legality. In many national, state, and provincial drug laws, there is a great deal of ambiguity about the legal status of psilocybin mushrooms. There is also a strong element of selective enforcement in some places being that psilocybin and psilocin are deemed illegal to possess without license as substances. Like cannabis years ago, the recreational use of magic mushrooms is still considered illegal in North America, or at least the United States. Psilocybin mushroom spores’ legality depends mostly on where you live, with the majority of the states allowing sale and possession. From a science and legal standpoint, the spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin, and hence are not illegal to sell or possess in many jurisdictions. This loophole does not mean, however, that jurisdictions will not prosecute under broader laws prohibiting items that are used in drug manufacture. A few jurisdictions (such as the US states of California, Georgia and Idaho) have specifically prohibited the sale and possession of psilocybin mushroom spores. Cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms is considered drug manufacture in most jurisdictions and is often severely penalized, as they are still classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance. In short, when learning how to use psilocybin mushroom spores it’s best to know the laws and regulations of the area in which you live. Best to stay on the safe and legal side of things. 

The Different Types Of Psilocybin Mushroom Spores You Can Use

Seen from a scientific point of view magic mushrooms may seem very similar, but they do differ in phenotype and appearance. Phenotype is the set of observable characteristics of an individual organism resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment, one example being fruiting speed. There are numerous Psilocybe Cubensis, one of the most common known types of magic mushrooms, that have different phenotypes for example. These different cubensis are not classified as subspecies, but rather different strains of the same family. The differences in phenotype can be seen with the naked eye such as color and shape, but the real beauty and wonder lies under the microscope. Mushroom spores are the blueprint of their fruiting body, and much can be done with them. Hence why it is important to know how to use psilocybin mushroom spores whatever your goals may be. The following is a breakdown of the most common or popular species of magical mushroom spores:

  • Psilocybe cubensis spores are those for fruit bodies on the larger side, as far as magic mushroom size goes. It’s also one of the most common Psilocybe, better known as Golden Cap or Mexican Mushroom. This particular family of magic mushrooms has many different types. Physically, the cap is usually reddish brown, with a white or yellowish stem. When bruised or crushed, its sticky flesh often turns bluish. Some people consider this a definitive sign of finding a magic mushroom, but some toxic types of mushrooms bruise as well. 
  • Psilocybe semilanceata spores are also popular and produce fruiting bodies more commonly known as Liberty Cap Mushrooms. Physically the fruiting bodies are small with a very pointed cap, and are either light yellow or brown in color,. Another psilocybe mushroom, Psilocybe pelliculosa, is often mistaken for P. semilanceata, but its psychotropic properties are weaker.
  • Psilocybe baeocystis spores produce fruiting bodies with a dark brown cap and brownish or yellowish stem when fresh. Nicknames of these types of magic mushrooms include potent Psilocybe, Blue Bell, and Bottle Cap.

Whichever type of psilocybin mushroom spores you have, properly identifying them when extracted yourself, or acquired from a reputable source is of the utmost importance. Not only for quality purposes, but for the health and safety of your experimentation. With the thousands of mushrooms known on our planet, it’s not difficult to confuse similar looking varieties for each other. So be sure to know exactly what type of mushroom spores are on your print, inside your syringe, or inside your vial. 

Differences Between Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Prints, Vials, And Syringes

In the journey of discovering psilocybin mushroom spores, you will see they are found in three different types of storing. Mushroom spores can be extracted and stored between different methods, all that should be done in a sterile environment. The most common being: psilocybin mushroom spore prints, syringes, and vials. In most cases you can purchase sterile prints, syringes, and vials from vendors online such as FungusHead, or make them yourself with basic equipment and a sterile container. Below we will cover their basic differences and how to use psilocybin mushrooms spores from each:

Psilocybin Mushroom Spore Prints: The spore print is the powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of a fungal fruit body to fall onto a surface underneath. Mushroom spore prints are used for diagnostic character in identifying mushrooms, collection for future germination and/or research, and producing beautiful works of art. Spore prints are made by cutting the cap of the mushroom and are then placed on something else (mostly paper or glass slides) so the spores fall out of the cap and can be collected. All spore prints should be produced in a very sterile environment and under laboratorial conditions to avoid contamination. If stored correctly in cold and dark conditions, a psilocybin mushroom spore print can be saved for several years before it loses viability.

Psilocybin Mushroom Spore Syringes: A mushroom spore syringe consists of sterilized water and mushroom spores. Syringes can be made from psilocybin mushroom prints or found online for the purpose of microscopy and mushroom cultivation experimentation. A spore syringe solution typically has 500 grow parts per milliliter. The syringe is used to drop spores and water mixture onto slides for microscopy research, as well as inoculate sterile substrates with the mushroom spores. The spore syringe should contain only water and mushrooms spores that have been extracted and prepared in a very sterile environment. Hence the importance of acquiring spores from a reputable, reliable, and legal source. Psilocybin mushroom spore syringes are not recommended for collection, however, because they are meant to be used within a few months after preparation. 

To use a psilocybin mushroom syringe, remove the needle (leaving the protection cap on) from it’s sterile package and attach it to the spore filled syringe. Make sure to shake the mushroom spore syringe for a few seconds before using. The spore syringe is now ready for further use, whether for microscopic research or sterile substrate inoculation. Interestingly enough, spore syringes are often mistaken for liquid culture which is the result of an isolated mycelium culture. One that is grown and expanded in a sugar broth/solution. If available, liquid culture is preferred over a spore syringe to inoculate spawn due to the reduced chance of contamination. 

Psilocybin Mushroom Spore Vials: A mushroom spore vial is a glass container with a circular rubber membrane on top for ideal sealing that works great with liquid culture growth media. The special fluid found inside preserves the psilocybin mushrooms spores without possible contamination, and can house over a 1000 grow parts per milliliter. Thanks to the magical and sterile fluid used the spores can be preserved for a longer period of time. High quality spore vials can last years if kept in a cool dark environment such as a unlit refrigerator. One of the biggest benefits that come with vials versus syringes is that it is easier to get all of the psilocybin mushroom spores out of the container. Plastic syringes are often charged with static electricity making the spores stick to the container. Being that glass vials are never charged, 100% of the spores can be extracted and used.

Psilocybin mushroom spores vials are glass and have a cap with a circular rubber membrane called a septa. Before using, shake the mushroom spore vial vigorously to spread the spores evenly throughout the vial. You will then want to remove the protective stopper cap from the top of the vial, and sterilize the septa with alcohol. Using a sterile syringe (sterile by holding the needle in a flame for a few seconds) remove the protective cap from the needle and insert it through the septa. The sterile point of the needle should be submerged in the mushroom spore liquid solution for best extraction results. Then pull back the plunger of the syringe slowly filling it with the psilocybin mushroom spore solution. For reference, about 3 milliliters of the spore solution is required to colonize 1 liter of desired substrate. Finally, slowly take out the needle from the vial with the desired amount of spore liquid solution and proceed with the inoculation process.

The Best Way Of How To Use Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

The best way of how to use psilocybin mushroom spores can depend on many different factors, each unique to the individual using them. Once you have chosen your preferred capture of psilocybin mushroom spores, it’s up to you what you would like to do with them. As a reminder, it’s very important to know the laws and regulations of your area concerning psilocybin mushrooms and their spores before collecting or using. How to use psilocybin mushrooms spores largely depends on the legal capacity of which you can. For some mushroom spores are an excellent way to learn about the mushroom life cycle, watching the magic itself unfold in front of their eyes. For others psilocybin mushroom spores are means for affordable medication for ailments that traditional science has no cure for. And for the creative ones, mushroom spores are a beautiful choice of unique art media with endless possibilities. Whichever use for the spores you choose, make sure that use is within legal limits and of pure intentions. Instead of the focus being on the result, an open and appreciative focus on the entire process can be magical. Whether cultivating a substance that can heal your mind and soul, capturing in art the mystery and magic of nature, or simply watching magic grow before your eyes for research- enjoy the journey!  

 

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How To Buy Legal Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

Psilocybin mushrooms are a hot topic lately, and more people than ever before have become aware of their potential benefits from a medical and psychological standpoint. But is it legal, let alone possible now to grow them for yourself whether for personal or experimental purposes? In learning how to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores, it’s first important to understand what they are and why they are different from spores from other mushroom species. Did you know archaeological evidence suggests that humans have been using psychedelic mushrooms, those containing psilocybin, for more than 7,000 years!? There is still much debate, however, of their importance in our history due to a lack of evidence. In fact, we are still finding mushroom artifacts and discoveries today to help better understand our history with them. Magic mushrooms are among the oldest recreational drugs that human beings have ever used, and what is even more amazing is that they are still actively used today. Since psilocybin can induce a transcendent state, it seems entirely possible that plant-based medicine is one of our deepest connections to our past. Hence why the much deserved focus has come back to our culture in finding more natural ways and possibilities of healing the body and mind with mushrooms.

Why Are Mushrooms Containing Psilocybin Different?

Before diving into if psilocybin mushroom spores are legal to buy, let’s explore why certain mushroom spores would be illegal in the first place. Magic mushrooms are those that contain the psychoactive element psilocybin, making them a bit different than their relatives you find at the farmers market. Most edible mushrooms look generally the same, with a capped stalk fruiting body of different variations. However psychedelic species typically have a blue-staining reaction when the mushroom body itself is bruised. Macroscopically, they are characterized by their small to occasionally medium size, brown to yellow- to golden brown varied coloration, with spore prints that range in color from rusty-brown, to lilac-brown, to dark purple-brown. Psilocybin mushrooms can be found growing on various kinds of decaying organic matter, most often known in fields with prevalent feces. But, contrary to popular belief only a few, such as P. cubensis and P. subcubensis, have been found to grow directly on manure. In the wild, people commonly mistake magic mushrooms containing psilocybin for any number of other mushrooms that are poisonous. Hence the importance of becoming knowledgeable about mushrooms, as well as being able to properly identify them.

What drastically separates psilocybin mushroom spores from other species of mushroom spores is the effects that come with consuming their fruit bodies. Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic substance people ingest, or the main ingredient found in several types of magic mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug. Mushrooms offer a plethora of medicinal benefits for the body when consumed, hence the recent trend of mushroom infused coffees and creamers for example. But for those who have ingested a dose of Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms, they get more than let’s say a Chaga or Lion’s Mane brain boost. Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that works by activating serotonin receptors, most often in the prefrontal cortex. This particular part of the brain affects mood, cognition, and perception for people. This psychedelic component found naturally only in magic mushrooms has been observed and reported as changing the user’s world completely.

What Are Psilocybin Mushroom Spores?

As with all of Mother Nature’s creatures and living organisms, reproduction is at the fore-front. Like other fungi, mushrooms reproduce via spores, which travel by breeze to find a new place to grow. Mushrooms most often live in sheltered areas on forested floors, however, where the wind doesn’t blow. To solve the problem of spreading their spores, some magic mushrooms (including the hallucinogenic Amanita Muscaria) create their own wind geniusly. In order to do this, the fungi increase the rate that water evaporates off of their surfaces, placing water vapor in the air immediately around them. This water vapor, along with the cool air created by evaporation, works to lift spores. Together, these two forces can lift the spores up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) above the mushroom, according to a presentation at the 2013 meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. How very impressive to say the least, for an organism that is most often bound to the ground! With human intervention, spores are easily captured by placing the mushrooms spore filled cap above a flat surface and waiting. The spores naturally release and are left upon the surface.

Although microscopic in size, learning how to print psilocybin mushroom spores gives someone the blueprint for all mushroom growth. Or in other words, the spore of a mushroom contains all of the necessary materials to form a brand new fungus. A mature mushroom is said to contain up to 16 billion spores, giving Mother Nature and cultivators plenty of opportunities to propagate more. In Mother Nature, when the spores of a mushroom are released they often travel a certain distance before they land. The single cell then sends out hyphae (each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus) to help establish and gather food for the actual mushroom. After the spore has sent out its hyphae, they will eventually meet up with the hyphae of another mushroom. After the sexual process of reproduction has begun, the mushroom forms the structures of a “fruiting body” that will eventually produce and disperse spores. Not only are psilocybin mushroom spores beautiful when captured, but fascinating as well. Hence the reason for the growing interest in learning how to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores, as well as print them successfully.

The Fun And Beauty Of Printing Your Own Mushroom Spores

For many people printing mushroom spores is a very fun and simple process for most species, with some species being more difficult than others, such as Penis Envy. Wild mushroom spore prints have been made on the go for years, easily by sealing them up and pressing them home later, if you’re mid-mushroom-hunt. In regards to collecting your own legal psilocybin mushroom spores, all you need is a mushroom, paper, and glass or bowl. Most psilocybin mushrooms are gilled making the pressing process even easier. Carefully remove the stem from the mushroom and gently remove any skirt that may be present protecting the gills in the mushroom head. For the spore print all you need is the top of the mushroom with the gills exposed on the underside. Place the mushroom with the gills face down onto the paper and put a glass or bowl over the top. Protecting your legal psilocybin mushroom specimen by covering it at this point with a glass, dish, or something similar is an important step. Doing so will reduce evaporation and airflow, ensuring a precise and hopefully less contaminated legal psilocybin mushroom spores print. For the next 24 hours leave the mushroom under the glass untouched. Magically, in just 6 to 12 hours the millions of legal psilocybin mushroom spores will be released onto the paper or glass, which replicates the gill pattern from the mushroom. Remove the glass and gently lift the mushroom to reveal the microscopic magic! This beautiful display is the spore print which can then be used for art, scientific research, or even cultivation if legal where you reside. Remember to keep the legal psilocybin mushroom spores print within a bag in a cool, dry, dark place until you are ready to use them.

Is It Possible To Buy Legal Psilocybin Mushroom Spores In The United States?

In many national, state, and provincial drug laws, there is a great deal of ambiguity about the legal status of psilocybin mushrooms. There is also a strong element of selective enforcement in some places being that psilocybin and psilocin are deemed illegal to possess without license as substances. Like cannabis years ago, the recreational use of magic mushrooms is still considered illegal in North America, or at least the United States. Although categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance, mushroom activists and enthusiasts are pushing for decriminalization in the United States. Or at least to make it no longer a punishable offense for adults aged 21 and older to possess psilocybin mushrooms for personal use. Decriminalization is different from legalization however. And in this case if someone is caught selling, distributing, or possibly cultivating them, they could still face criminal charges. Laws are ever changing though, and Oregon is one state that proves in more recent news. On 3 November 2020, voters passed a ballot initiative in Oregon that made “magic mushrooms” legal for mental health treatment in supervised settings from 1 February 2021. A clear win for mushroom activists and enthusiasts mentioned above, that push for decriminalization in the United States.

Whether legal psilocybin mushroom spores exist or not depends mostly on where you live, even though technically the spores are in most states. Scientifically, the spores contain neither psilocybin or psilocin, and hence are not illegal to sell or possess in many jurisdictions. This loophole does not mean, however, that jurisdictions will not prosecute under broader laws prohibiting items that are used in drug manufacture. A few jurisdictions (such as the US states of California, Georgia and Idaho) have specifically prohibited the sale and possession of psilocybin mushroom spores. Cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms is considered drug manufacture in most jurisdictions and is often severely penalized, though some countries and one US state (New Mexico) has ruled that growing psilocybin mushrooms does not qualify as “manufacturing” a controlled substance. In short, when learning how to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores it’s best to know the laws and regulations of the area in which you live. Best to stay on the safe and legal side of things.

How To Buy Legal Psilocybin Mushroom Spores From A Trusted Source

Where to buy psilocybin mushroom spores is not the easiest place to find, but in today’s world it is in fact more accessible than in the past. In the search for how to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores from a trusted source, verification and research is everything. The easiest way to order spores is online, however, there is a risk you take with buying anything online in today’s world. When buying online, make sure to look for the fundamental services any potential retailer should provide. Such services should include: popular species of psilocybin mushroom spores (such as Golden Teacher and Penis Envy for example), discreet and professional shipping options with order tracking and reliable delivery, informative staff members, and of course excellent customer service available at any time. Checking customer reviews and forums are other great paths that can lead to how to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores. When looking to buy legal psilocybin mushroom spores from any source, choose those offering premium options with great reviews. This can save a buyer time, money, energy, and give them peace of mind they are purchasing in a legal manner.

Once a person has decided where and how to buy legal psilocybin spores, choosing which form is best for your needs is next. Psilocybin mushroom spores are typically sold as a spore print or in a spore syringe, which are spores suspended in a sterile aqueous solution. Only a reliable and reputable source for psilocybin mushroom spores will ensure you receive a quality product in a professional way that ensures you come back time and time again. Be advised though, that psilocybin mushroom spores retailers will deny the sale if they suspect they will be intended for cultivation purposes without the proper licensing. When given the right lighting, humidity, temperature, and clean environment- psilocybin mushroom spores will produce plenty of psychedelic heads. FungusHead for example, is a trusted source and provider of everything psilocybin and has everything you need to grow your very own magic mushrooms. From the kits themselves, to products such as heated mats and thermo-hygrometers, as well as full mycological study kits including psilocybin mushroom spores. FungusHead has the high quality produced and captured psilocybin mushroom spores for your scientific needs.

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Different Methods for Printing Mushroom Spores

Making spore prints is like seed saving for Mushrooms, but in it’s own unique way with MUCH smaller seeds. There are different methods for printing mushroom spores, but the general way of doing so is simply laying a mushroom fruit body flat on top of a surface to catch the falling spores. Mushroom spore prints a fun, easy, and creative way to get to know mushrooms. Plus, if you do so carefully, printing mushroom spores is a very cheap way to cultivate more mushrooms from home. Mushroom spore prints also offer beauty, making them a focus in today’s culture of art and natural aesthetics. In fact, art and consumption have long been reasons as to why people are interested in learning different methods for printing mushroom spores. FungusHead, alike other reputable and informative psilocybin mushroom retailers, aim to help anyone interested become more acquainted with mushrooms and their prints. Including how, where, and why mushroom prints are used in yesterdays and today’s society.

A Little Window Into The World Of Mushrooms

There are many different kinds of mushrooms, going back to the age when dinosaurs ruled the earth and even before then. What some see as almost alien like organisms, others also see as mystical and magical fruits that are delicious. Mushrooms are the most well known fungus, and commonly imagined as the stem and capped structures they are. This structure is actually the reproductive part of mushrooms, and in the very same way that fruit is a reproductive structure in plants and trees. Located all over the globe, beneath the soil is where you will find mushrooms growing as that is where their foundations of life are. Hyphae, which is the main body of the fungus and a network of branching thread-like structures, grow through the dead plant and animal matter in the soil. Absorbing any and all nutrients needed by mushrooms to grow. When conditions are favorable, such as a moist environment with the right temperature, the mushroom fruit body will grow up from the hyphae. It matures and releases spores, in the same way some plants spread their seeds. However, even though mushroom spores function to breed or spread themselves in nature similarly, their structures are different from that of seeds. Hence why there are more ways than one in different methods for printing mushroom spores.

In Mother Nature, when mushroom spores are released they often travel a certain distance before they land. The single cell then sends out hyphae (again, which is each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus) to help establish and gather food for the mushroom fruit body. After the spore has sent out its hyphae, they will eventually meet up with the hyphae of another mushroom. After the sexual process of reproduction has begun, the mushroom forms the structures of a “fruiting body” that will eventually produce and disperse more spores. Spores are so tiny that they are microscopic, leaving mycologists to measure them in microns. To paint a picture of how tiny mushroom spores really are, a micron is one millionth of a meter. So, in your mind imagine dividing a millimeter into one thousand equal parts. Now 3 to 12 of those equal parts ( 3-12 microns) is about the size of a mushroom spore! Simply unbelievable! Hence the fascination of learning the different methods for printing mushroom spores, as this is essentially the only way to see them with the naked eye. Well a beautiful cluster of them or mass we should say. Unless you have the necessary equipment, only mycologists can see those little guys with use of a micron ruler built into their microscopes to measure the individual spores. Mushrooms to this very day are still quite the beautiful mystery, especially those containing the psychedelic component psilocybin.

Printing Mushroom Spores Can Be Done By Anyone 

Different methods for printing mushroom spores is not as difficult as one would assume. If you’re mid-mushroom-hunt, mushroom spore prints can even be made on the go by sealing them up and easily pressing them home later. Although microscopic in size, learning different methods for printing mushroom spores gives a person the blueprint for all mushroom growth. The spore of a mushroom contains all of the necessary materials to form a brand new fungus, helping those that want to cultivate mushrooms at home. A mature mushroom is said to contain up to 16 billion spores, giving Mother Nature and cultivators plenty of opportunities to propagate more. You can take advantage of this phenomenon to make a beautiful print on any surface, whether for art or to cultivate your own. Mushroom spores and their prints can range in color from rusty-brown, to lilac-brown, to dark purple-brown. Not only are printing mushroom spores fun but beautiful as well when captured. In regards to printing your own mushroom spores, all you need is a mushroom, paper, and glass or bowl.

The Fundamentals Of Printing Mushroom Spores

When selecting specimens for printing mushroom spores, look for these qualities:

  • There should not be dried out or moldy spots on the mushroom.
  • The specimens should look like fresh mushrooms you would want to eat.
  • The mushroom should feel slightly moist but not wet, as dry mushrooms will not work.
  • The gills should look good, not wet and mushy.
  • The cap should be fully open with the gills exposed.

Mushroom spore printers can use mushrooms found growing outside (But be aware there are poisonous and illegal varieties that grow wild!), from the market, or from a reliable source. While wearing gloves, carefully gather the mushrooms you wish for printing spores. Be careful not to disturb the gills in the cap or get dirt on them. Using scissors, first remove the stems so as not to pull up or damage any of the gills. Then very carefully using a sharp knife, separate the cap from the stem, without squishing the gills. Place the caps with gills face down on paper, and cover with a bowl or glass- something heavy. This will keep any breeze from disturbing the process of the spores dropping from the gills onto the paper. Wait for 12 -14 hours before taking a peak to see if your mushroom has provided you with a beautiful print. Continue to wait without disturbing the surface or mushroom if the print seems a bit light or weak. If the paper absorbed a lot of moisture from the mushrooms, it may need to dry before you see the print very well. This is especially true for when printing mushroom spores on black paper or a dark surface. Also, having a few of the same types of mushrooms on hand is convenient in the event your different methods for printing mushroom spores fail. Mostly because when you pick up the mushroom cap being printed, you cannot put that cap back down or your printing will be smeared. Note that if your mushrooms are too wet, or are starting to rot, you’ll get more of a watercolor effect instead of a sharp print. After printing spores you can admire their beauty, but be advised not to do so too closely! As breathing over them or bumping the surface in which they lay can make them disappear all together with a single disturbance.

Specific Instructions Of Different Methods For Printing Mushroom Spores 

In short, the millions of spores contained inside the fruit body (cap or gills most often) of a mushroom can be exposed and saved by anyone if done so properly. Although we are sure there are plenty of different methods for printing mushroom spores, varying in small ways, the most common is allowing spores to drop naturally. And for most of us, one of the easiest ways to learn something new is by simple instruction. The making of a spore print has to be done in a sterile manner, so taking all necessary precautions is imperative. For those wanting more of a lay out of steps to follow in learning different methods for printing mushroom spores, try this:

You will need the following for printing mushroom spores:

  • Sharp knife or scalpel.
  • Gas-burner or lighter.
  • Clean paper, glass, or even aluminum foil if preferred.
  • A clean glass or bowl for covering the mushroom.
  • Sterilized pair of tweezers.
  • Small zip bag. (Small grip bags are excellent to use.)

Printing Mushroom Spores on Paper:

  1. Sterilize the area thoroughly where you plan to do the mushroom spores print.
  2. Sterilize all equipment – the scalpel by heating it in the flame of a gas burner. Take it out of the flame when it starts to glow red and wait for 20 – 30 seconds to let it cool off.
  3. Find a mature mushroom that is fresh as possible, carefully removing the veil if attached.
  4. Using a sterile scalpel, cut the stem at the highest possible point without touching the mushrooms gills.
  5. Put a drop of water on the top of the cap to help release the mushroom spores.
  6. Place mushroom cap, gills down, on a piece of paper.
  7. Cover with a clean bowl or glass to keep the spores protected while falling. (To prevent contamination, the spores shouldn’t be exposed to the outside air.)
  8. Let the mushroom cap sit for 12-24 hours minimum.
  9. Remove the mushroom cap slowly and carefully.
  10. Using clean tweezers, pick-up the mushroom spores printed paper and put carefully inside a small ziplock bag.
  11. It is very important that the bags are completely sealed and airproof.
  12. When kept in a dark and cool location, mushroom spores printed can be stored at room temperature for years!

Printing Mushroom Spores on Glass Plates

(Glass allows for easy future use of spores, as well as observation w/out risk of contamination.)

  1. Sterilize the area thoroughly where you plan on printing the mushroom spores.
  2. Sterilize all equipment – the scalpel by heating it in the flame of a gas burner. Take it out of the flame when it starts to glow red and wait for 20 – 30 seconds to let it cool off.
  3. Find a mature mushroom that is fresh as possible, carefully removing the veil if attached.
  4. Wash the glass plate(s) with soapy water and dry, wipe clean with alcohol to be safe.
  5. Create a bind between two plates by conjoining them together with duct tape.
  6. Using a sterile scalpel, cut the stem at the highest possible point without touching the mushrooms gills.
  7. Put a drop of water on the top of the cap to help release the mushroom spores.
  8. Place the mushroom caps on top of both glass plates.
  9. Cover with a clean bowl or glass to keep the spores protected while falling.  (To prevent contamination, the spores shouldn’t be exposed to the outside air.)
  10. Let the mushroom cap sit for 12-24 hours minimum.
  11. Remove the mushroom cap slowly and carefully.
  12. Seal the remaining three glass plate edges with more tape, creating a “Spore Booklet”.
  13. When kept in a dark and cool location, mushroom spores printed can be stored at room temperature for years.

These different methods for printing mushroom spores can then be used for art, scientific research, or to grow your very own mushrooms with some luck. Remember to keep the mushroom spores print within a bag in a cool, dry, dark place if you plan on using them later.

Why We Take Printing Mushroom Spores Seriously

Spore prints offer much more diversity of characteristics to the home mushroom grower than just making a phenotypic clone. In fact, it is very similar to the difference between growing a plant from seed, or from grafting. Hidden under the cap of a mushroom reside from hundreds of thousands to millions of spores that can all lead to the growth of new mushrooms. Not only is this something the mind can barely comprehend, but also capture in full. Hence the desire to replicate in physical form, making exquisite pieces of art that are also useful for scientific purposes. Why people print mushroom spores can range from personal use, medicinal use, artistic ventures, to scientific research purposes. FungusHead is the trusted source and provider of everything magic mushroom, and has everything you need to grow your very own mushrooms. From the kits themselves to products such as heated mats and thermo-hygrometers, as well as full mycological study kits including mushroom spores. We take pride in providing everything, most importantly information of the different methods for printing mushroom spores.