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How To Print Psilocybin Mushroom Spores 

With more and more demand for natural alternatives concerning treatment and care of the brain and whole body, psilocybin mushrooms (or magic mushrooms as commonly referred to as) are becoming a more prevalent topic in today’s world. Whether it be mental, physical, or psychological ailments, mushrooms are gaining interest as an alternative way of healing for many. Mushrooms also offer beauty, making them a focus in today’s culture of art and beautiful aesthetics. In fact, art and consumption have long been reasons as to why people are interested in learning how to print psilocybin mushroom spores. But also remember, psilocybin mushrooms are not yet legal to possess and use in most states. With the recent exception of Oregon, knowing the laws of your area concerning psilocybin and their prints is imperative. In this blog, we hope to answer any questions regarding psilocybin mushrooms, why people seek to print and capture their spores, and of course how to print psilocybin mushrooms spores successfully. FungusHead, alike other reputable and informative psilocybin mushroom retailers, aim to help anyone interested become more acquainted with magic mushrooms and psilocybin. Including how, where, and why they are used in yesterdays and today’s society and how they can become part of your home grow, legally of course.

A Summary About Psilobcybin Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are the most common name given to those that contain the psychoactive element psilocybin. These types of mushroom bodies are typically small, nondescript, gilled, and more often fit the description of “a little brown button capped mushroom”. 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. Psychedelic species typically have a blue-staining reaction when the mushroom body itself is bruised. According to Wikipedia “Microscopically, they are characterized by pileipellis with hyphae that run parallel to the pileus surface, forming a cutis, by their lack of chrysocystidia, and by spores that are smooth, ellipsoid to rhomboid to sub hexagonal in shape, with a distinct apical germ pore.” 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. Many other species of psilocybin mushrooms are found in habitats such as mossy, grassy, or forest humus soils.

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 print psilocybin mushroom spores successfully.

Why People Print Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

So, now with an understanding of what magic mushrooms are- why do people print psilocybin mushroom spores? 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 psilocybin mushroom spores can range from personal use, medicinal use, artistic ventures, to scientific research purposes.

Printing mushroom spores is not just for those who plan on cultivating future mushrooms for their own enjoyment. Spore prints are used for three main purposes – mushroom cultivation, mushroom identification, and beautiful art. Ranging in size, shape, and color, learning how to print psilocybin mushroom spores can produce spectacular art pieces. From a scientific standpoint, making spore prints is like seed saving for mushrooms. Prints help with mushroom identification because different mushrooms have different coloured spores, and this is an easy way to figure out spore colour. Prints from psilocybin mushroom spores are also a great way to capture new genetics to add to your mushroom cultivation setup as well. Not only are prints from psilocybin mushroom spores an easy and fun way to get to know mushrooms, but a more affordable way to have them. When spore printing is done carefully, they’re also a very cheap way to cultivate more mushrooms at home. However, keep in mind the actual possession, transportation, germination, cultivation, and distribution of all mushrooms that contain psilocybin is illegal on a federal level. Although most states do not have laws against having or printing psilocybin mushroom spores in one’s possession, know the laws of the area in which you live. The only exceptions to those are the states of Georgia, Idaho, and California which have their own unique laws regarding psilocybin mushroom spores. Specifically, Georgia and Idaho have banned the importation of psilocybin spores into those states, by their residents. California has banned the importation of psilocybin spores into the state, only if the buyer has an intent to germinate or manufacture the psilocybin mushroom spores. Once learning how to print psilocybin mushroom spores, know your state’s laws on what you can do with the prints as well  to be on the safe and legal side of things.

How To Print Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Successfully

The steps for learning how to print psilocybin mushroom spores is not as difficult as one would assume. Wild mushroom spore prints can even be made on the go by sealing them up and easily pressing them home later, if you’re mid-mushroom-hunt. In regards to collecting your own 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 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 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 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, you now have learned to print psilocybin mushroom spores! This beautiful display is the spore print which can then be used for art, scientific research, or to grow your own mushrooms. Remember to keep the psilocybin mushroom spores print within a bag in a cool, dry, dark place until you are ready to use them.

Specific Instructions For How To Print Psilocybin Mushroom Spores

For those who seek more formal direction, one of the easiest ways to learn something new is by simple instruction. In short, the millions of spores contained inside the fruit body (cap or gills most often) of a psilocybin mushroom are to the mushroom, what seeds are to a plant. 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 how to print psilocybin mushroom spores, try this:

To print psilocybin mushroom spores you will need the following:

  • 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 Psilocybin Mushroom Spores on Paper

  1. Sterilize the area thoroughly where you plan to do the psilocybin 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 psilocybin 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 Psilocybin 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 to do the psilocybin 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. 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.

FungusHead is the 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. We take pride in providing everything, most importantly information, on how to print psilocybin mushroom spores successfully.