Storage of Magic Mushrooms
Once you have successfully grown magic mushrooms, you’ll need to store your mushrooms properly so that they maintain potency. Storing magic mushrooms is not easy if you don’t know how to do it correctly. You want to store them in a way that will prevent them from decomposing, losing their potency, or damaging them in any way.
Knowing how to safely store your mushrooms is as important as growing them. Proper storage of your magic mushrooms needn’t be complicated. Magic mushrooms, freshly harvested, can only be stored in a refrigerator for a few days. Dried shrooms, however, can be saved for as long as 2-3 years after drying. If you follow these simple rules, you’ll be able to have them available for a long time.
Drying Magic Mushrooms for the Long Term
If you need a long-term solution, then magic mushrooms can be dried out and stored for 2 to 3 years (possibly longer). The storage environment should be cool, dark, and dry, and the container should be sealed. If it is not, you risk insect infestation, and loss of potency due to exposure to heat, moisture, and light. Although fresh mushrooms are a bit more potent, they are difficult to store for any length of time. Fresh mushrooms can easily mould, oxidate, and contaminate over time. Mushrooms of all types stop decomposing once they are dry, and besides, dried magic mushrooms make a great shrooms tea. Also, dries shrooms can be ground up for capsules and pills.
Although currently a subject being debated, psilocybin can easily degrade if subjected to heat, so it is better to be safe and not to use heat to dry your psilocybin mushrooms, even though you think it might shorten the process. Drying your magic mushrooms is a two-step process. First, pre-dry your mushrooms to remove excess moisture. Second, thoroughly dry the mushrooms using a desiccant. A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces and sustains a state of dryness inside of a container.
What you’ll Need to Store Your Mushrooms
A brief list of supplies:
- Packets of food-grade silica (the desiccant)
- A clean mason jar including the lid
- A fan
- A soft absorbent kitchen towel or a flour sack towel
- A wire rack or large sheet pan
- A soft brush
- Disposable gloves like of the surgical kind
You’ll also want to make sure that your workplace is clean and sterilized. Start the process by wearing disposable surgical gloves.
Once Thoroughly Dried, You Can Freeze Your Magic Mushrooms
If you choose to freeze your magic mushrooms, they should be completely dry before you place them in the freezer. This is important because freezing fresh and hydrated shrooms destroys their internal cell membrane structure and greatly diminishes their potency. So, once dry, place your magic mushroom in a plastic Ziploc bag and place it in the freezer. If done in this way, frozen magic mushrooms can be stored indefinitely.
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