With this mycelium pre-grown growkit / growbox you can grow your own magic mushrooms in less than two weeks. Without any extra knowledge or 'hard to get' equipment you can grow up lots of Psilocybe Cubensis! Growing can't get any easier than this. The mycelium is pre-grow, which means that all the difficult work with spores has already been done in a laboratory. It is easy to grow them now; although not as simple as 'plug and play'. As long as you follow the Manual you will have the best chance to succeed. 20-25 degrees Celsius is the best temperature for them, but between 16 and 33 degrees you should always be able to grow shrooms. The manual / instructions are not in the package we send you; you can only find them via our website.
2 & 3 - Classic & GO, MAX & MEGA kits
Storage We advise to START GROWING your Growkit / Growbox IMMEDIATELY when your growkits arrive. The faster you start growing, the better health they will have. If you cannot start the process immediately, keep them in the fridge for maximum 6 weeks, at 4 degrees Celsius. Do not let the kit freeze. Do not keep the kit outside the fridge when not growing it.
The kit CONTAINS the following items: a box with colonized substrate, a bag with an air filter and two paperclips. The only other thing you need is a cold water tap, and some patience.
Growing STARTING THE KIT: ( Our GO, MAX and MEGA kits have a slightly different growing method, read more on our blog to learn how to grow these kits * new info from our lab*) To start the kit break off the tab from the substrate box and open the lid. Turn on the cold water tap and gently let the box fill up with water. Some particles might float out, but this is no problem. Make sure that the substrate is completely under water. Put some extra water so the whole box is full. Now close the lid and let it stand for minimum 12 hours, and maximum 24hours. After this time, open one corner of the lid and pour out the excess water. It's very important that all loose water runs off or you will risk losing your kit to contamination. Remove the lid completely and put the box in the bag. Fold the top of the bag and close it with the two paperclips. Do not throw away the lid. Rinse it, dry it and keep it in a clean place for further use. Put the growkit in a warm spot (20-25 ºC) where it receives some light. Do not put it in the full sun or on top of a radiator. That's it, sit back and relax. Leave the bag closed and within 7-14 days the first mushrooms will appear. These will mature in about a week. Our GO, MAX and MEGA kits have a slightly different growing method, read more on our blog to learn how to grow these kits.
HARVESTING: Mushrooms grow in so called 'flushes' which means that they come up in batches and not continuously. The correct stages to harvest the mushrooms are when the hats began to open. Harvesting too early will lead to a lower yield. Harvesting too late will lead to black, spore covered, mushrooms. Sometimes one or two mushrooms develop faster than their brothers, pick these and let the others mature. Normally all mushrooms of one flush are picked at the same time, even if a minority is not mature yet. It's normal that a few mushrooms form between the substrate and the sides of the box. Unless they are very large it's best to leave these. Don't go digging in the substrate to get these out! The substrate surface, the box and the bag may become black/purple. These are the spores of the mushrooms and this may happen if the mushrooms are picked (too) late.
MAINTAINING THE KIT FOR THE NEXT FLUSH: Immediately after harvesting, the kit has to be soaked for the next flush of mushrooms. Clean the substrate surface by picking the small mushrooms that failed to grow, then put the lid back on and soak the kit for 12 - 24 hours as you did when you started the kit. Drain off the excess water and put it back in the bag. The kit is now ready for the next flush. The process of harvesting and soaking can be repeated until the substrate is depleted. The normal time span between harvests is 9-10 days, but it can take up to 3 weeks. Expect the kit to produce at least 3 flushes.
Consumption With an empty stomach, chew the shrooms very very well; so that all the active substance will be absorbed by your body. More effective is it when you put your funny little friends in water or beer/wine for an hour. Let that be your only glass of alcohol that night! Drunk trippers do stupid things! A strong portion is 20 to 30 grams fresh (= 2 to 3 gram dried). If it is your first time or if all you want is hilarious fun (instead of psychological insight) never use more than half the portion.That's because your mind has to get used to the new feelings and insights. At 10 grams fresh (= 1 gram dried) you'll already have a very interesting experience. Just remember that its better if your trip was too mild than if it would be too strong! There is allways a next time to try. Over the years, sometimes there have been an incident with shrooms in the news. Without exception it was the result of taking shrooms in combination with other drugs such as alcohol, mdma, cocaine; and eating too many shrooms with that. Never combine, and do not take more than 1 dose!