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Psilocybe Cubensis Golden Teacher - Magic Mushroom Grow Kit

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NLNaturals Mushroom Growkits

The NLNaturals Mushroom GrowKit contains everything you need to grow your own Mushrooms. Just add water and follow the instructions. In addition to the GrowKit, the All-in-one GrowKit contains a growth bag with air filters and 2 paperclips.

On average, three flights are possible per GrowKit.
After cooling, the GrowKit can be kept for about 3 to 6 months. Outside the cooling system, the GrowKit has a limited shelf life,

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We have two different types of Mushroom Grow Kits. This is the manual for Mushroom Grow Kit type 1. By means of the number on the box you can see which type of grow kit you have received. Please follow the manual step by step and have a lot of patience. Have fun growing!

Sours: https://nlnaturals.com/en/mushroom-grow-kits/170-psilocybe-cubensis-golden-teacher-paddo-growkit.html

Psilocybin (the chemical), psilocybin mushrooms, and anything containing psilocybin is illegal at the federal level and in every state in the United States. I know, I know, a few cities and the State of Oregon have decriminalized some psychedelics, but decriminalization does not create any kind of legal, regulated market. And yes, Oregon will eventually have a regulated market but not until at least 2023. And of course, there are a few companies who are paving the way with research under FDA auspices, but that doesn’t create a legal market either. So today, selling psilocybin just isn’t legal.

In spite of all of this, where there’s a law, there’s always a budding entrepreneur trying to find a loophole . . . but ultimately probably breaking that law. And that’s where we get to psilocybin spore kits.

Spore kits allow people to cultivate psilocybin. Spore kits generally don’t contain psilocybin. So the argument goes that because spore kits are psilocybin-free, they must be legal. There are a lot of problems with this argument.

Let’s first look at federal law. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), psilocybin is a Schedule I narcotic alongside heroin. “But spore kits don’t have any psilocybin!”, one might say. Well, the CSA prohibits the knowing or intentional “manufacture” of a controlled substance. The CSA defines “Manufacture” to include “production”, which in turn is defined to include “cultivation, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance.” So while a spore kit may not contain psilocybin per se, the use of the spore kit to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms probably violates the CSA.

Selling a spore kit likewise is an issue for a number of reasons.

  1. It is illegal under the CSA to sell drug paraphernalia. This term is broadly defined to include “any equipment, product, or material of any kind which is primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, . . . [or] producing . . . a controlled substance,”. Remember the definitions of manufacture and produce from above? Well, this seems to hit the mark — at least to the extent that a spore kit is primarily intended to be used for these purposes. And it’s kind of hard to see how they would not be intended to be used for these purposes.
  2. It is illegal to attempt or conspire to violate the CSA. So if someone sold a spore kit that was intended to be used to cultivate psilocybin, that could be considered an attempt conspiracy to violate the CSA whether or not it was actually cultivated.
  3. It is also illegal to aid and abet in the commission of a crime. If a purchaser was convicted of producing psilocybin mushrooms, then the seller could face liability as well.

What about the states? Every state is different but generally will have laws similar to the CSA relative to things like paraphernalia, attempts, etc. While cannabis-friendly states may provide exemptions for cannabis accessories from criminal charges for selling paraphernalia in some cases, that certainly doesn’t apply to psilocybin paraphernalia. Some states go the extra step — like California — and do stuff like this:

[E]very person who, with intent to produce [psilocybin], cultivates any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contains such a controlled substance shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than one year or in the state prison.

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Every person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, gives away, or offers to transport, import into this state, sell, furnish, or give away any spores or mycelium capable of producing mushrooms or other material which contain [psilocybin] for the purpose of facilitating a violation of [the prior paragraph] shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than one year or in the state prison.

So in sum, it is illegal to cultivate spores in California that are even capable of producing psilocybin, and it’s likewise illegal to import or sell such spores.

There’s a lot of misleading information on line about spore kits (big surprise), but the bottom line is that even though federal law doesn’t explicitly mention spore kits, that does not mean they are legal, and in fact there is sufficient law that the federal government could latch onto to claim they are not legal. Moreover, states generally have similar laws and some expressly call out spore cultivation.

Griffen Thorne

Griffen is an attorney in Harris Bricken’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on corporate, transactional, intellectual property, data security, regulatory, and litigation matters across a wide variety of domestic and international industries. As part of Harris Bricken’s corporate cannabis team, Griffen works closely with cannabis and hemp clients, whom he advises on obtaining licenses and permits, regulatory compliance, entity formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, contract drafting and negotiation, obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights, and administrative appeals and litigation. He also represents clients throughout a wide range of industries regarding compliance with United States, European, and Asian Internet, technology, and data security laws and regulations. He earned Certified Information Privacy Professional certifications for the United States and Europe from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. As a data privacy and technology attorney, Griffen has acted as counsel in response to numerous data breaches across the United States, and continues to regularly assist clients with website compliance, technology transactions, and drafting privacy policies along with other website governance documents. In his practice as a commercial and intellectual property litigator, Griffen litigated high-stakes patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, entertainment, false advertising, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes throughout the United States. Griffen has argued and won many dispositive and other motions, participated as a member of trial and arbitration teams, and argued before the California Court of Appeal.

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It happened faster than seemed right. One day, the tiny gray pinheads of mushrooms were just beginning to emerge from a two-inch cut in a bag of sawdust; the next, they were huge, scalloped hand-like lobes. They looked practically in motion, like muscular forearms reaching out of a wormhole.

It was early summer and I was growing blue oyster mushrooms on my kitchen counter. It was more dramatic than I could have imagined.

It started out benignly enough. About two months into lockdown, the ecology of my Instagram feed began to shift away from sourdough bread and toward mushroom grow kits. These kits are blocks of compressed waste from sawmills, which have been implanted with the mycelium of wood-eating fungus. (Mycelium are the fine, hairlike tendrils that are the principal part of any fungus; mushrooms are merely the fruiting parts — similar to apples on a tree.)

The mycelium, delighted to find themselves nestled in a cocoon of their favorite food, grow threads, digesting sawdust as they go, probing for a bit of air and moisture, which they cannot find, because the blocks are encased in plastic bags.

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That is where the fungal gardener comes in: If you cut an X in the plastic and spritz that X with water a few times a day, the mycelium will find their way to that spot, communicating across their many tendrils to coalesce into solid flesh, and will burst forth as mushrooms.

Sacks of sawdust filled my friends’ counters, each frothing over with bulbous lion’s mane or disgorging scaly oyster mushrooms. The kits for growing pink oysters, which emerge as a cascade of salmon shingles, were particularly photogenic.

I called two mushroom farms that had supplied the bulk of my friends’ kits and learned business was booming. “It’s been a very steep increase in sales,” said Matt McInnis, one of the founders of North Spore, in Portland, Maine, which was started in 2014 by three friends who went mushroom foraging together in college. Sales of introductory mushroom growing supplies had increased 400 percent during the pandemic over the previous spring, he said.

Smallhold, a farm in Brooklyn that had previously supplied restaurants with mushrooms and installed mini mushroom farms in commercial kitchens, also had a spike when it pivoted to at-home mushroom kits as restaurant orders dried up, the farm said. Customers tagged Smallhold in endless posts of sculptural mushroom clusters that emerged, somehow, nearly overnight.

“Mushrooms are mysterious and ephemeral,” Andrew Carter, 35, a founder of Smallhold, had warned me before I took my kits home. He said they were more like growing animals than plants, but not quite that either; after all, fungi are a kingdom of life all their own. “They may not look like anything for a while and then all of a sudden there’s mushrooms,” he said. “It’s unlike anything people have seen.”

Trendy Trash Monsters

Across Asia, mushrooms havelongbeen prized, for food and flavor, medicinal and ritualistic purposes, and in poetry and prose. Rich mushroom foraging traditions have been passed down for centuries in several parts of Europe as well, where going to a forest on the weekend to pick mushrooms is still a common family outing. In France, virtually every town has its own mushroom expert, trained by the government.

Colonizers brought these traditions to the Americas, where Native American people had also been eating foraged mushrooms forever. In regions like Appalachia, wild mushroom hunting — particularly for morels — remains part of the rural foodways.

And while urbanites tending mushrooms in cramped apartment kitchens may seem a far leap from those traditions, their interest in fungi — along with the continuing rise of meat-shunning diets — is a small component of a global passion. Mushroom import and export is an enormous worldwide business, with the mushroom market expected to reach $86.6 billion by 2025, according to the market research company IMARC.

That passion may also have to do with new applications of mycelium, and novel research into its seeming world-saving potential.

Fungi thrive on waste and decay. They are, in essence, trash monsters, making value out of chaos. “Mushrooms are decomposers,” Mr. McInnis, 33, said. “If you provide them with an opportunity to consume something they will.”

And they’ll do it fast: Crops of mushrooms are known to emerge fully formed overnight, sometimes pushing up unthinkably heavy loads of earth and pavement in the process. No one yet knows how it is possible for a soft thing to heave so much.

Beyond decomposing dead organisms (like rotting trees, or waste from sawmills, as is the case with the at-home kits), they can infiltrate almost anything, chewing through rock, plastic and even radioactive materials. Some species have shown promise in cleaning up environmental waste sites, happily digesting toxins and blooming into benign fruit.

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There is renewed scientific investment into many compounds found in mushrooms, including psilocybin, which has shownpromise for treating depression in clinical trials. Lion’s mane, an edible (and non-psychedelic) mushroom, is believed by many consumers to be good for the brain, and a study published in 2011 showed the mushroom reduced memory loss symptoms in mice.

It remains to be seen if those results could translate to humans, but one study in older people found that daily lion’s mane supplements improved their mental functioning. (“Lion’s mane is having a real moment right now,” Mr. McInnis said. “It’s our best seller.”)

In a world where the construction industry produces more than one-tenth of all greenhouse gases, fungi may become a sustainable building material; mycelium grow obscenely quickly and can be coaxed to take the shape of architectural molds. So far, tinkering researchers have managed to guide it into the form of compostable bricks and rather organic-looking chairs. Some fashion designers are also experimenting with mushroom leather.

In the late 1990s, the biologist Suzanne Simard published a paper detailing how trees in a forest can exchange nutrients by way of underground mycelium. Since then, researchers have found that fungi so thoroughly infiltrate the roots of most every plant in the wild that they are inextricable from the plants themselves.

They serve as brokers of vital nutrients, and in some cases may be responsible for the very traits that define the plant species, like the sweetness of a tomato or the ability of a coastal grass to tolerate salty water. Some research suggests fungi entwined in tree roots may even serve as information highways, passing information about threats between trees.

The possibilities feel endless, and provoke a certain mysticism in the mycologically minded: “The more you talk about mushrooms, the more you want to talk about mushrooms,” said Mr. Carter, of Smallhold, grinning a little. “Some people think that’s by design, as a way to spread their spores.”

A 2008 TED Talk by the renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, on the properties of mushrooms, has been viewed nearly three million times. In 2015, Anna Tsing published “The Mushroom at the End of the World,” which contemplates fungi’s role in the ruins of capitalism; it proved to be a rare academic book that managed to cross over into the popular market.

More recently, the documentary “Fantastic Fungi,” released in 2019, espoused the wonders of the below-ground fungal kingdom normally hidden from view. It was narrated by the actress Brie Larson, embodying the role of an omniscient mushroom.

Smallhold, which opened in a shipping container in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2017, has seen the sudden interest in fungi firsthand; in three years, the company has grown to 25 employees from two, and is still hiring. That’s likely linked, in part, to an expanding interest in eating mushroom varieties beyond the kind found in grocery stores: For decades, the only mushrooms the average consumer in the United States had access to were button, portobello or cremini varieties.

All three are actually the same species, just at different stages of growth. “It’s an illusion of diversity,” Mr. McInnis said. In a kingdom that contains more than a hundred thousand known species (the total number is likely to be several million), of which some 3,000 are edible, this amounts to a monoculture, not unlike our overreliance on just a few varieties of grains and vegetables.

The sudden interest in at-home mycology, specifically, seems to have a particular resonance with our times. In our ruined global moment, watching something busily transform trash into fleshy, sculptural, delicious fruit is a comfort, so it’s little wonder they’ve become popular in a pandemic.

In my apartment, once the cycle began, it didn’t stop for weeks. Every five or six days, one of my six mushroom kits would disgorge a pile of fleshy appendages, always faster than seemed reasonable. Each time I was newly shocked.

Six kits for two people quickly proved an outrageous excess. We had pounds and pounds of mushrooms to consume. I cooked oyster mushroom bourguignon, mushroom tacos, mushroom pastas. I sliced the bulbous lion’s mane into thick steaks and seared them in butter. When a few mushrooms sat out too long and shriveled, I boiled them into a mushroom stock for ramen. It was incredible. Still, we could barely keep up.

A Most Promiscuous Nature

As sourdough bakers know, any given room is already full of fungi spores (yeast is fungi; the diversity of yeasts in the air that come to colonize a sourdough starter will result in a distinct flavor of bread, a sort of fungal terroir).

This promiscuous nature means that fungi grow rooms must be kept sterile to avoid cultivating unwanted crops, a condition that lends itself well to a pandemic. “It’s a very clean process already,” Adam DeMartino, 36, Smallhold’s other founder, said. Smallhold farmers wore personal protective equipment even before the pandemic.

I took no such precautions growing fungi in my home. I watched, concerned, as a seemingly unrelated population of fungi produced orange bubbles on the surface of one of the Northspore kits before it had managed to put out any mushrooms. But within 24 hours the struggle for dominance appeared to resolve; the foreign fungi — perhaps a colony of wayfarers from the bag of golden oyster mycelium beside it — was gone, and pink oysters began to emerge.

One morning, sometime between the first and second crops, or flushes, of blue oyster mushrooms, I wanted to make a coffee scrub. (A fantastic thing — you mix spent coffee grounds with olive oil and slather it on in the shower. You come out feeling like a newborn seal.) I dumped the grounds from my morning espresso into a bowl on the counter to dry. I added more grounds the next morning, and then forgot about my plans. The bowl sat on the counter unattended.

A few days later, I noticed orange foam was burbling up within it. It was the same orange tint as the growths on one of the mushroom kits sitting on the opposite counter. Spores from the golden oysters had floated through my kitchen and landed on extremely suitable ground(s).

I was front row to a fungal safari. There were invisible exchanges — infestations — happening without my knowledge or consent.

This was the most action my apartment had seen in months. I felt proud that spores might find various hospitable substrates around my home: the grout in the kitchen tile, a musty corner of my old wood floor, the unfinished pine boards stained with water rings from the places I’d set down potted plants too soon after a watering. Fungal threads, for all I knew, could be probing, tendrilic, just beneath the surface right now. They might emerge and sporulate, as the kits had done, sending microscopic sentinels zooming around the room.

Sporulate: It’s a revolting word, but it is also erotic. (Revulsion and desire are not always so far apart.) Sporulation is, after all, fungal sex. The word suggests penetration, fertilization, mingling in places dim and dank. I always suspected my prewar apartment to be in a state of perpetual crumbling, but this was a new element. Add fungi, and it might not merely crumble — it might be gleefully decomposed.

My home wasn’t just the site of a mushroom orgy, it was a participant. I hoped fungal bodies would fruit from my walls and cascade from the fixtures.

Alas, this did not happen. My partner, unaware of my experiment, dumped it in the compost. I was comforted by the thought that the fungi would likely find a way to flourish at the local community garden compost heap, to turn the coffee into a rich black dirt by way of its own body, perhaps becoming the substrate for a seed to take root and emerge a tree — which would, inevitably, become the food for some other lucky fungi. The cycle of birth and decay would roll flamboyantly onward, eating itself alive.

Sours: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/07/style/growing-mushrooms.html
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Paddo Growkits Cubensis Golden Teacher · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Golden Teacher · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Cubensis Golden Teacher · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Golden Teacher better known as the Psilocyne Aurumescens teaches you about other dimensions and higher spheres and takes you to a place of wisdom and spirituality. This paddock is the true nose of the salmon. Available in 1200 cc and 2100 cc

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Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis B+ - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis B+ · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis B+ - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The B+ Magic Mushrooms belong to one of our favorites! The B + Magic Mushroom Growkit can sometimes develop caramel-colored caps similar to the P. Azurescens but it's 100% Psilocybe Cubensis. Available in 1200 cc and 2100 cc.

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Paddo Growkits Cubensis Cambodian · Magic Mushroom Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Cambodian · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Cubensis Cambodian · Magic Mushroom Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Grow your own Cambodian Magic Mushrooms. The Cambodian Mushroom Growkit is a great Magic Mushroom Grow Kit for beginners. The Cambodian mushrooms grows slightly slower but has big flushes. A visual and unique experience! Available in 1200cc and 2100cc. Happy Growing!

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Paddo Growkits Cubensis Mexican · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Mexican · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Cubensis Mexican · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

With the NLNaturals Mexican Magic Mushroom Growkit you can grow your own Mexican mushrooms otherwise known as the Stropharia Cubensis. Ideal for people who want to experience a trip for the first time. Mexican mushrooms give you an energetic and fantastic trip. The Mexican shrooms take you to the sunny side of life.

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Psilocybe cubensis
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Paddo Growkits Cubensis Ecuador · Magic Mushroom Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Ecuador · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Cubensis Ecuador · Magic Mushroom Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Ecuador Magic Mushroom Strain is discovered from a mushroom discovered at 1000 meters high in the Ecuador mountains. Many growers grow for this Growkit for its reputation as a forgiving and easy-to-grow Paddo. Available in 1200 cc and 2100 cc.

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Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Mazatapec · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Mazatapec or the Psilocybe Mayiescens is a Mexican mushroom. For those who enjoy a spiritual trip, this is a good mushroom for you! It delivers a tremendous spiritual and visual journey. Available in 1200cc and 2100cc.

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Psilocybe cubensis
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Psychedelic
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Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Thai - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Thai · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Thai - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Psilocybe Cubensis Thai is a great party mushroom. They are used a lot during full moon parties in Thailand. The Magic Mushroom gives you a large amount of energy and great visuals. It's easy to grow and it gives you a great harvest.

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Psilocybe cubensis
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Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Colombian - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis Colombian · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Growkits Psilocybe Cubensis Colombian - Grow kit   27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Colombian mushrooms also known as the Psilocyne Colombiescens provide a stronger trip than for example the Mexican and Thai. The Colombian mushrooms provide an intense experience of the world around you, in addition, you are brought to the top of mountains of Colombia! Available in 1200cc and 2100cc.

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Paddo Growkits Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 550cc  € 45,00 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 550cc

Paddo Growkits Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 550cc  € 45,00 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

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The Copelandia mushroom (Panaeolus Cyanescens) is a species of psychedelic mushroom. Although small the Copelandia mushroom contains very high amounts of psilocybin and psilocin. It is the second strongest magic mushroom on earth! This is the small version of 550cc.

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Copelandia cyanescens
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Paddo Grow Kits Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 1200cc  € 135,00 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 1200cc

Paddo Grow Kits Copelandia Hawaiian Mushroom Grow kit · 1200cc  € 135,00 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The Copelandia Cyanescens Grow Kit is finally available in a larger 1200cc grow box! Although the stems of this mushroom are thin, the Copelandia strain produces large amounts of powerful Magic Mushrooms. How strong? Up to 4 to 5 times stronger than the Cubensis mushrooms! 

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Paddo Grow Kits Cubensis McKennaii · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

Cubensis McKennaii · Magic Mushroom Grow kit

Paddo Grow Kits Cubensis McKennaii · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 27,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop

The strong McKennaii mushroom or the Psilocyne Mckennaii will open visual doors for you. Let it take you on a colourful, cheerful roller-coaster ride.  Grow your own McKennaii en enjoy the unforgettable experience. A stronger trip among GrowKits doesn’t exist. Happy growing!

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Magic Mushroom Grow Kit 100% Mycelium Cubensis Golden Teacher · Magic Mushroom Grow kit  € 37,95 Next Level Smartshop Webshop
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Mushroom Grow Kits: The 5 Best Mushroom Grow Kits for Growing Easily at Home

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There’s a whole new cohort of curious folks out there who would love to explore psychedelics or microdosing mushrooms but haven’t, simply because they don’t know where to start. They’re not sure where to buy mushrooms, or how to access a safe, reliable supply in the wild (and rightly so: Gathering wild psychedelic mushrooms is for actual mycology pros only). Growing mushrooms at home can be an appealing option, but one that comes with its own set of challenges. Figuring out how to grow mushrooms from scratch can be intimidating. Others are so tired of constant disinfecting in the COVID-19 era that they just can’t be asked to create another sterile space.

While we encourage aspiring fungi-culturists to give growing their own from scratch a shot (and have even assembled a course to walk you through the process!), you may find that a pre-made mushroom growing kit is a low-stakes way to try out mushroom cultivation and see if you enjoy it. Purists will argue that purchasing your own supplies costs less than buying a mushroom growing kit and offers better harvests, but others insist the convenience of a grow kit is worth it. Some recommend using a grow kit before you make the commitment to buying all the supplies you’d need for a homemade grow. The price point for the smaller kits means you can sample the joys of fungi cultivation before diving all the way in. 

Here’s a rundown of what to look for in a psychedelic mushroom grow kit, plus our recommendations for the best mushroom growing kits for beginners.

What to Look for in a Mushroom Growing Kit

Different kits include different gear, but all of them allow you to grow the mushrooms in a container (typically a box, bag or jar). All kits should include some type of substrate. Substrate is the material that provides nutrition for the mushrooms (think of it as soil for fungi). While entire Reddit threads are devoted to debating the ideal substrate material, substrate is typically composed of some type of grain. 

Mushrooms don’t just pop out of the substrate when they’re ready: They actually sprout from the mycelium, a white, fluffy substance that acts as the root system for the mushroom. In the same way a plant has to root and sprout before it flowers, the mycelium has to grow first before it produces any mushrooms. (The terminology can get overwhelming, but just keep in mind the progression of container > substrate > mycelium > mushrooms for when you’re deciding on a grow kit.)

Read: How to Dry Shrooms

Besides containers and substrates, you’ll need spores. Spores are to mushrooms as seeds are to plants: They’re the reproductive structures mushrooms grow from. Due to legality issues, mushroom grow kits made in the U.S. typically do not contain psilocybin spores—you’ll need to order them from another source. (The companies that sell these sans-spore kits often link to trusted vendors they recommend for purchasing spores.) European grow kits often include spores or even a pre-colonized substrate (a.k.a. substrate with spores added) but the buyer pays more in shipping costs, and the legal risks may be greater. 

Psychedelic mushroom spores come in syringes, and the spores themselves do not contain psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms. While the sale and possession of psilocybin mushroom spores is illegal in California, Georgia and Idaho, spores can be ordered from other states. In their book The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible, Virginia Haze and Dr. K Mandrake advise growers not to purchase spores from individuals on Internet forums, and to buy from websites based in the same country you are. 

You’ll be glad to know you can put your pandemic supplies and COVID handwashing regimen to good use in service of your grow: Growing mushrooms requires a super sterile environment, because the smallest contamination can quickly ruin a harvest. Some kits include hygiene supplies: latex gloves, alcohol swabs, propane lighters, face masks or surface disinfectant. If your kit doesn’t include them, these supplies are a wise investment. (One plus of a grow kit: The maker typically sterilizes the container and substrate before sealing it.)

Magic Mushroom Grow Kits & Medicinal Mushroom Kits Are Simpler Than You Think

A reputable company wants buyers to succeed with their grow kits, so they’ll offer detailed instructions to accompany their kits, along with responsive customer support. Look for vendors that have been in business for a long time and have consistently solid reviews. Some of those vendors include the following: 

Maximumstore – Simple Magic Mushroom Grow Kit

If you’re on a budget, this kit comes highly recommended by DoubleBlind’s mycology teacher Ophelia Chong. It comes with everything you need for your first grow (other than the spores, of course): 6 substrate jars (already sterilized and premixed), a fruiting chamber for your mycelium (think of it like a planter box), a temperature/ humidity gauge, perlite (which is like the soil for your mushrooms, and will go in the fruiting chamber), and even a grow light—all for under 70 bucks. That’s really a steal. If you were to buy all the stuff separately, not only does it take time to go to different garden and home stores to find all the stuff, it would likely cost you twice that. Of course, once you’re ready to graduate to more intermediate grows, we do recommend building your own set up (we teach you how in our mushroom growing course), but something like this saves a lot of time and effort when you’re just looking to get your toes wet in the beginning.

Virgenu – 12 Jars Mushroom Growing Kit

This kit has also been tested and vetted by DB mycology expert Ophelia Chong. If you’re able to spend a bit more money, this reliable kit comes with twice as many premixed and pre-sterilized jars as the Maximumstore kit. It’s great to have multiple jars, because, inevitably, your first time growing, some will not take and/ or some will get contaminated. This kit also includes very detailed instructions and accompanying videos on how to grow.

Midwest Grow Kits

Based in Woodstock, Illinois, Midwest Grow Kits has a loyal following, as they’ve been in the fungi cultivation business since 2004. Their most basic offering, the Simple Mushroom Grow Kit, is highly rated, as is their customer service, discreet packaging and video mushroom growing guide. If you’re anywhere near Chicago, they even offer pickup at their northwest suburban Illinois location. They accept PayPal and major credit cards as well. 

Cons: Because they’re in the United States, you need to buy your own spores (although they do recommend trusted sites where you can purchase them, as well as specifics about how many syringes you need to get for each kind of kit.). 

North Spore

North Spore’s grow kits are the easiest and most reliable grow kits out there. Anyone can do it—literally. You, your mom, your grandson. All you have to do is cut a slit in the box, and spritz with water a couple times a day. In about two weeks, you’ll have fresh mushrooms—ready for harvest. These “spray and grow” kits come in a variety of beautiful, edible and medicinal mushrooms including Blue Oysters, Pink Oysters, Golden Oysters, and Lion’s Mane. These are not the best grow kits if you’re looking to set up your own grow that you can use to grow a variety of different kinds of mushrooms again and again. But they are the best ones if you’re perhaps a bit busy at the moment or intimidated by the prospect of building a grow set up from scratch, but want to experience the grow process from fruiting to harvest. Perhaps consider trying one of these first and getting hooked on the magic of growing—before upgrading to something that requires a bit more investment.

Myctyson’s Reishi Grow Kit

Loving the idea of a more plug and play grow? Most grow kits we’ve seen are for edible species like Lion’s Mane and Oysters, but this grow kit from Myctyson is for reishis. (Use code DOUBLEBLIND for a discount.) If you didn’t know, reishi mushrooms have been used for millennia to boost immunity—and combat fatigue and depression. They’re popular in tincture and capsule form, but expensive so why not grow your own? They’re absolutely gorgeous.

If you’re looking to dive right into the mycology deep end, Myctyson also has fantastic products for setting up on your own grow, like these pre-poured agar dishes and slants.

Wholecelium

Wholecelium has been operating for 15 years, and they not only sell grow kits, but are themselves mycologists, with a thriving farm in the Netherlands. They’ve got good resources on the site: tutorials, grow manuals with helpful images and even a handy Psilopedia. They claim their kits can produce several harvests (which, if true, is more bang for your buck) and you can choose from a variety of species when you order (or even request a mix).

The mycelium is pre-grown, so no need to order spores or inoculate the substrate. They have nearly 2,000 reviews and 82 percent rate them as “excellent.” They’ve even got a little mascot named Shrooma.

They ship worldwide and accept credit cards, bank transfers, and Bitcoin. They clearly state in their legal section that their products are lawful in the Netherlands. Everywhere else? Caveat emptor. 

Growing psychedelic mushrooms at home is a fun and deeply satisfying project. While aficionados will argue nothing compares to growing shrooms from scratch, others find grow kits convenient, easy to use, and a low-stakes way to dip their toes in the waters of fungi cultivation. If you’re over baking bread and ready for a new pandemic project, a home fungi crop produced with a mushroom growing kit could be just what you’re looking for in 2020. Just be sure that you are aware of the legality of this activity in the jurisdiction where you live.

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