Magic mushroom kits offer the opportunity to grow psychedelic mushrooms in the comfort of one’s own home. They provide the user with a fully inoculated kit of substrate, and simple instructions. They are easy to use, and very fun to watch grow. They are also a good way to learn about the mushroom life cycle.
Mushroom kits typically come with pre-colonized substrate, which is a mix of rye, rice flour, vermiculite and perlite. These substrates have been colonized by mycelium developed from spores in a sterile laboratory. The user only needs to add water, and place it in a warm and humid place. The kit can be misted daily to keep the humidity level high.
Several different varieties of psilocybin (mushroom) mushrooms are available in grow kit form. These range from the Ecuadorian and Thai variety to a Cambodian, Mexican or McKennaii variation. Each type has a slightly different effect. Some are suitable for beginner psychonauts, others more advanced users.
When handling the kit, it is very important to keep the hands clean and work in a clean space. This will reduce the risk of contamination and infection to the grow bag. It is recommended to wait until the pre-pins start to develop (this may take one or two weeks). After that, it is very important to moisten the kit every day with a spray bottle (maximum 1-2 pumps). This will keep the humidity level high, and ensure the mycelium has enough oxygen.