You might have been looking for a simple guide on how to grow magic mushrooms in your dorm room. Well, you’re welcome as we’ve compiled this simple piece just for you.
Let’s start by saying growing psychedelic mushrooms or shrooms in your dorm room is very easy. All you need is some spores, a substrate, some basic equipment, and a little patience.
Just follow this beginner guide, and you’ll have a bountiful harvest in the end.
What are magic mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are special fungi containing the active compound psilocybin, which is a chemical that acts on serotonin receptors in the brain to produce a “trip” effect.
Psilocybin mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, and they are known to have a good safety profile. However, they have been considered illegal in most places as the Controlled Substance Act classifies them as a Schedule 1 substance.
However, as researchers learn more about these useful fungi, including their therapeutic potentials, the situation is slowly changing.
Although magic mushrooms have been decriminalized in several states in the US, it is still challenging to find magic mushrooms, especially quality ones.
A good place you can find trusted and quality magic mushrooms are – MagicMushrooms. We breed mellow and happy strains to give you the best shrooming experience of your life.
The scarcity of mushrooms makes more and more people wonder about how to grow mushrooms in their dorm rooms. Well, we’ve got you covered!
Where can you find magic mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms can be found growing naturally in different parts of the world. Certain species, such as Psilocybe semilanceata, are commonly found across Europe and North America. They also grow in other parts of the world.
Another species, Psilocybe cubensis, is quite easier to grow, and you can grow them in your dorm room.
You may be lucky to find some mushrooms in the wild, especially if you live in the right place. These fungi are commonly found in forested areas close to the water as they require moisture and nutrients to grow.
But you stand the risk of misidentifying these mushrooms, which is a potentially lethal mistake. Several species can look like magic mushrooms but are actually poisonous.
The best way to stay safe is either buy from a reputable source like MagicMushrooms or grow them in your dorm room.
You can purchase spores from MagicMushrooms – we have the best spore bank in the world. It is quite easy this way as spores do not contain the active compound – psilocybin.
How to grow magic mushrooms in your dorm room
Firstly, know that growing mushrooms in your dorm room requires good hygiene and some patience. You also need to get some peace of equipment in place.
You need a spore syringe, and you can get it from a reputable supplier like – MagicMushrooms
You can use a mushroom grow kit, which comes with the substrate, a spore syringe, and grow bag. Some kits come with even mycelium. All you need to do is add water. However, note that starting from scratch reduces the risk of contamination and produces a consistent result.
Here is a step-by-step process on how to do it yourself in your dorm room:
Prepare the jars and substrate
Punch four evenly-space holes around the circumference of the lid using an already disinfected hammer and nail. Add 2/3 cup vermiculite and ¼ water in a jar and mix together in a mixing bowl. Remove excel water using the strainer and add ¼ cup brown rice flour.
Fill and sterilize
Pack the substrate loosely into the jars and keep it half-inch below the rims. Screw the jar lids tightly and cover them with foils to prevent water or condensation from entering the jar. Place the towel in the base of the pan, arranging the jars on it. Add water until it reaches halfway and bring to boil slowly.
Allow the mixture to steam for 75-90 minutes. If the pan boils dry, add more water. But remember to keep the jar in an upright position throughout. After steaming, allow the mixture to cool to room temperature for several hours.
Prepare the spore syringes and inject spores.
Heat the syringe needle, allow to cool, and wipe it with rubbing alcohol. Remove the foil and insert the syringe into one of the holes. Inject around ¼ cc of the spore solution. Repeat for each of the holes and for all jars. And in the end, cover the holes with tape.
Keep the jars at room temperature in a clean area. After 7-14 days, you should start seeing white mycelium. Within 3-4 weeks, you should notice successful colonies or “cakes” up to half of the jars. Wait for an extra seven days to strengthen the mycelium.
If any of the jars show signs of contamination, dispose of them outdoors using the secure bag.
Prepare the fruiting chamber and add perlite.
Drill holes two inches apart all over the plastic storage container, including the lid and its base. Spread the perlite over the base of the chamber. Repeat to get a 4-5 inches layer of perlite covering the base.
Remove the cakes, Transfer, and wait for the fruiting body to begin
Roll the cakes from the water and keep them on a clean surface. Add dry vermiculite to the mixing bowl and roll the cakes to coat. Keep the cakes in the fruiting chamber and set them upon squares big enough to prevent them from touching the perlite.
Mist the chamber four times daily, fan with the lid to improve air circulation. You can use lights set on a 12-hour cycle.
Relax to see your mushroom appear
That’s how you grow magic mushrooms in your dorm room. You can get the best spores and spore syringes at MagicMushrooms. You can also get fresh magic mushrooms from our store (in case you cannot wait to grow it).