In 2022 mushrooms are becoming increasingly popular. Not only functional or adaptogenic mushrooms but magic mushrooms as well. Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin, a substance that produces psychedelic effects.
As these things become, more popular many websites are beginning to sell both types of these mushrooms. Although magic mushrooms are schedule 1 and illegal in all 50 states, other countries have legalized them for medicinal purposes. In the united states, you cannot purchase fully germinated and grown mushrooms.
But you can buy magic mushroom spores as they do not contain psilocybin or psilocin until they are germinated. Here at Great CBD Shop, we have both types of mushrooms. Functional mushrooms in various products and eight widely popular mushroom spore strains.
In this blog, we will be going over some of the most frequently asked questions regarding magic mushrooms. If anything isn’t covered that a user may want to know, please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable support team!
What Is A Mushroom Spore Syringe?
A mushroom spore syringe is a syringe that is filled with sterilized water and mushroom spores that are made from a mushroom print. A spore print is a powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of a fungal fruit body to fall onto a piece of glass. A spore print is obtained from a mature mushroom cap.
Are Mushroom Spore Syringes Illegal?
n most cases, the answer to this question is no! Buying spore syringes, for the most part, is entirely legal. The laws surrounding buying spore syringes may vary depending on your location, so do your research before purchasing. The compound considered a schedule 1 drug in most countries is psilocybin.
Mushroom spores do not contain any psilocybin or other psychoactive compounds, so they can be purchased legally in most countries, including 47 of the 50 states. A spore syringe contains mushroom spores and water. Typically the water is distilled non-nutrient H2O so the spores will not germinate and start producing mycelium. Once mycelium begins to form, the legal status completely changes. Spore syringes only become illegal if they contain psilocybe cubensis mycelium.
How Many Spores Come In A Syringe?
A general rule of thumb is that a spore syringe typically contains 10ml of spore solution. One spore syringe can hold millions of quality mushroom spores floating in its sterile solution. This is enough to inoculate 6-7 liters of substrate.
How Long Will Spores Last In A Syringe?
A user should use a spore syringe as soon as possible after they receive it. In the wild, spores can be known to survive for hundreds of years. Due to bacteria developing in the water, light changes, and temperature changes, they do not last as long in syringes. If spore syringes are stored in the proper conditions, they can last for 8-12 months.
There have been reports of spores surviving between 2-5 years. The best way for a spore syringe to be stored is in a dark, cool location. It is recommended they be put in the fridge but not the freezer as that temperature is too cool. When a user wishes to use a spore syringe, they should remove it from the refrigerator 12 hours beforehand.
What Are The Best Psilocybe Cubensis Spores To Purchase?
There are over 50 different strains of psilocybe cubensis available, making it one of the most popular magic mushrooms (yes, there are other types.) While these mushrooms can be found in the wild worldwide, naturally indoor-grown strains of psilocybe cubensis are the most potent.
This is due to proper conditions and breeding by growers to produce stronger variations. Some of the most potent and popular cubensis spores are Golden Teachers, B+ Cubensis, Penis Envy, and Pink Buffalo strains. Other popular strains are Blue Meanie and Mazatapec.
Are The Stems Or Caps Of Magic Mushrooms More Potent?
The potency and concentration of psilocybin and psilocin in magic mushroom caps and stems vary from one strain to the next. Several studies were conducted on two strains to analyze caps and stem potency. In one strain, there was double the amount of psilocybin in the caps compared to the other. A small amount of psilocin was found in the stem of both strains.
What Is The Most Potent Psychedelic Mushroom?
Although psilocybe cubensis is the most popular and commonly used psilocybin species, it is not the most potent. Another species called psilocybe azurescens holds the crown for being the most potent. It contains the highest percentages of both psilocin (0.38 percent), psilocybin (1.78 percent), and baeocystin (0.35 percent), making it the most potent tryptamine-bearing mushroom in the world. They are known for their intense visuals and deep inner journeys.
How Do You Receive Mushroom Spores?
You can obtain mushroom spores from vendors online in 2 different types of preparation. You can purchase them in a mushroom spore syringe or a mushroom spore print.
A Mushroom spore syringe contains distilled water and mushroom spores. Using distilled nutrient-absent water ensures that the spores will not germinate and start producing mycelium, which changes their legal status.
A spore print is like a stamp containing mushroom spores. Spore prints are generally purchased on a sterile piece of glass or tinfoil. A spore print is created using the top of a mature mushroom cap; the mushroom cap is placed on the glass or tinfoil for 24 hours, leaving behind a powdery-like substance containing millions of spores.
How Do I Make My Own Mushroom Spore Syringe?
To make a spore syringe, a user will need an empty syringe, distilled water, spore print, lighter/gas burner, scalpel, pair of tweezers, tin foil, and a pressure cooker.
First, sterilize your water and glass beaker. Fill the beaker halfway with water and cover the top of the beaker with tin foil to prevent air from getting in. Place the bottle in the pressure cooker and heat it until it reaches 15psi. Once it has reached the correct pressure, lower the temperature for approximately 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn off the heat to allow the water to cool down to room temperature. Once the water is at room temperature, you are ready to make spore syringes. Sterilize your tweezers and scalpel in a flame and remove the tin foil from your beaker. With your tweezers, take the spore print from its storage and hold it over the opening of the beaker. Use the scalpel to scrape some of the spores into the water carefully. Fill your syringes instantly by placing the tip of your first syringe in the water to fill it up.
For optimal results and to ensure a good spread of spores throughout the water, empty the syringe back into the beaker and repeat this process several times. This should be done every time you add more spores. After filling your syringe, leave it at room temperature for 2-3 days to allow the spores to hydrate fully. After a few days, store your syringes in an airtight zip-lock bag or a fridge for future use. They will typically remain viable for 2 – 6 months.
Where Can I Purchase Mushroom Spore Syringes?
You can purchase mushroom spore syringes right here at Great CBD Shop! All of our syringes are sourced from a reputable vendor and are guaranteed viable! Currently we have 8 widely known strains with plans to grow!