how to grow magic mushrooms

what are magic mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as shrooms, are hallucinogenic and contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin.

They have been used in religious ceremonies for millennia and more recently have been investigated for their potential therapeutic benefits.

“Shrooms” can produce euphoric feelings and possibly relieve mental health conditions.

However, there are some risks to be aware of, and only a few U.S. cities where use is legal.

Archeological evidence suggests that humans have been using “shrooms,”.

Also called magic mushrooms, for ceremonial and medicinal purposes for thousands of years.

What health benefits do shrooms have?

What You’ll Need to Grow Shrooms

  1. Magic mushroom spores
  2. Glass jars — go for the wide-mouth jars (½ pint or 1 pint)
  3. An incubator — you can buy an incubator or make your own
  4. A fruiting chamber — you can buy one or make your own
  5. Substrate — vermiculite & brown rice flour
  6. Filtered or distilled water — tap water will contaminate your inoculum
  7. Perlite — for water retention
  8. A spray bottle — for keeping your substrate moist
  9. 70% Isopropyl alcohol cleaning solution — 70 percent works better than 90 percent
  10. A lighter — Bic works, but I prefer using a Zippo so I can leave it on
  11. Nitrile gloves — for sterility
  12. Tinfoil
  13. Measuring cup
  14. Large mixing bowl
  15. A pressure cooker or Instant Pot
  16. Thermometer
How to cultivate mushrooms
  • Substrate — This is both the medium on which mycelium will grow, as well as its source of food.
  • Inoculation — The process of introducing the desired organism into its growing environment.
  • Mycelium — The underground body of the fungi made up of millions of tiny threads.
  • Sterilization — The process of killing all forms of life within a substrate through very high heat (>121°C).
  • Pasteurization — The process of killing most forms of life within a substrate through high heat (>70ºC).
  • Incubation — The period needed for the mycelium to grow and colonize a substrate jar.
  • Fruiting chamber — The container used to stimulate the growth of mushrooms (fruiting bodies).