How To Grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms?by Jill Ross Marketer
Just like Marijuana, psychedelic drugs, which were once considered illicit, are now becoming mainstream. Let's begin by providing a brief about the magic mushrooms for those who don't know much about them.
Magic Mushrooms refer to wild and cultivated mushrooms that contain a psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound called psilocybin. It gets converted into psilocin in the human body, which is the chemical responsible for creating a 'trip.'
Mushrooms containing psilocybin look similar to ordinary mushrooms with long and slender stems. The stems are mostly wheatish-grey, with dark brown caps and a white or light brown in the center.
Magic mushrooms, including the Golden Teacher mushrooms, can be consumed in a lot of ways. They can be eaten directly, mixed with food and beverages, or even brewed like tea.
Magic mushrooms are hallucinogenic drugs, which implies that they can cause you to see, hear, and feel things that may seem real but are actually not.
The effects of magic mushrooms vary from person to person and are also influenced by environmental factors.
Magic mushrooms, also known as shrooms, have a long history of providing spiritual experiences, leading to self-discovery. Many users believe that naturally occurring compounds, such as shrooms, help to attain spiritual states. Others believe that mushrooms help to get a sense of euphoria and a distorted sense of time.
Golden Teacher mushrooms offer a variety of effects. Users claim to experience enhanced colors, visual distortion, and lightness. It also makes you feel spiritually in tune and euphoric.
Golden Teacher magic mushrooms are one of the easiest species to grow. With proper preparation and the right knowledge, you can grow Golden Teacher within two months.
To cultivate this strain, you need to collect materials from scratch or use a shroom growing kit. Precisely, to grow magic mushrooms, you need to get your hands on mycelium and a hospitable environment for it to thrive.
Mycelium is a fungus that grows into edible magic mushrooms. Since growing kits contain a grow box and mycelium, having one makes the growing process easy. Such kits include almost everything you need. However, there is a risk of contamination and even fake products.
Another alternative to growing Golden Teacher mushrooms is through the PF Tek method.
Psylocybe Fanaticus Technique or PF TEK, created by Robert McPherson in 1991 isn't very hard. Firstly, you need to prepare a substrate of brown flour, vermiculite, and water, dividing it between sterile glass jars. The next thing to do is introduce spores and wait for the development of mycelium. This will be the network of filaments, helping you to underpin mushroom growth. Post 4-5 weeks, transfer the colonized substrates to a fruiting chamber and sit back until the mushrooms grow.
Let's understand the process in detail.
Things Required For Phase One
● 10 sterilized jars
● Latex gloves
● Face Mask
● Rubbing Alcohol
● A syringe of mushroom spores
● Hypodermic needles
● Disinfectant Spray
Things Required For Phase Two
● Spray Bottle
● Fruiting Chamber (clear plastic tub with a lid)
● Hydrogen Peroxide
This phase involves creating a birthing cake. It occurs when the mycelium has colonized the jar and wound around the substrate. When you take it out of the mason jar, it will hold together and sprout mushrooms.
Step One: Sterilize
The first enemy in the cultivation of mushrooms is bacteria hijacking the jars. For this, you need to take certain steps to sterilize the jar as well as the surrounding environment.
Select a small space of your house, which can be used as a laboratory. Wear your face mask and close the door. Spray the room with a disinfectant spray, and wear your gloves.
Now, wipe off the jars with rubbing alcohol.
Step Two: Inoculate
Use a lighter and heat the metal portion of the hypodermic needle. Most hypodermic needles come pre-sterilized. So, this is just a preventive measure.
Don't lay the needle down after sterilization and continue holding it until it cools down. Shake the syringe to distribute spores evenly. Now, insert the needle into the port and inject one cc into the jar. Repeat the same process with the remaining jars.
Step Three: Sit Back and Wait
Place the jars in a card box after injecting, close the lid, and put them in a dark place. Make sure that there is a steady temperature of 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
After five days, a white substance will begin forming in the jar, which is mycelium. Let it grow for at least 15 days. Once the jars are entirely colonized, wait for a week and then proceed to phase two.
This is the time to remove the birthing cake from the jars. Over the next month, they'll sprout ample mushrooms.
Step One: Birth and Soak Mycelium Cakes
Once the jars are entirely colonized, it's time to birth and place them in fruiting chambers to sprout mushrooms. Since the mycelium stayed in an airtight container for a long period and soaked the moisture, it needs a nice soak for 12-24 hours.
Take a container with a lid or a plastic bag and have some filtered water ready. Put the cake into the jar or bag and avoid touching the cake. Fill with filtered water and put it into the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
Step Two: Prepare the Chamber
Sterilize the container with a solution of bleach and boiling water. Rinse with plain boiled water.
Now fill the spray bottle with 10 parts of boiled water and one part of hydrogen peroxide. Sterilize the vermiculite by soaking another solution of boiling water and hydrogen peroxide. Now, spread a layer on the bottom of the growing chamber.
Place the mason jar in the vermiculite bed, placing a cake on each lid. Spray each lid with an H2O2 mixture. Leave enough space between each cake so that there's enough space for mushrooms to sprout.
Check the health of mycelium by sniffing the cake. It should smell like fresh mushrooms.
Place a lid on the growing chamber and put it in a place where it would get direct sunlight.
Mist the mushrooms twice a day with water or hydrogen peroxide for the next month. Make sure to maintain a temperature of low 70s and humidity of 85 percent.
When the mushrooms are finally ready for harvest, break them off the birthing cake. Put them in an airtight container and place the container in the refrigerator.
Growing Golden Teacher mushrooms may seem like a daunting task initially, but you'll gain experience after growing a batch or two. We advise re-reading the steps until you can picture the whole cultivation process.
Remember, it is a privilege to grow anything. It can also become one of your favorite hobbies. Enjoy the cultivation of Golden Teacher and indulge in self-appreciation when it's done.
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