Safety Precautions When Handling Laboratory Grade Mushroom Spores

where do mushroom spores come from

Have you ever questioned where do mushroom spores come from? There is an entire science behind handling laboratory grade mushroom spores, to prevent contamination that will ruin the culture.

The first vital step is to prepare the fungus substrate. Bulk substrates are different when it comes to density, composition, chemical profiles, microbial loads etc. Each substrate contains a certain amount of competing organisms that must be eliminated; otherwise they will attach your mushroom spores, competing for the food.

So, any mushroom laboratory needs a detailed substrate preparation procedure, including protocols for various substrates, and must have proper sterilization equipment (self-contained research-grade laboratory autoclave)

Mushroom spores must be injected into a substrate that has been sterilized. Some mushroom growers also talk about pasteurization instead of sterilization of the substrate, but pasteurization is not so effective, as it only weakens microorganisms.

Research-grade lab autoclaves will sterilize the substrate in 15-45 minutes, depending on volume.

Additional safety precautions include properly venting the autoclaves outside of the building and directly to the sanitary sewer, as operations such as freesteaming or vacuum options produce waste water and steam.

Although some mushroom growers “recycle” the steam, this practice is not recommended, as it might disperse the spores all over your lab.

*Our mushroom spores are sold for microscopic use only. Anyone purchasing our spores with the intention of using them in an illegal manner will be denied future purchasing privileges.

Psilocybin spores are legal in most States. It is your responsibility to follow the laws within your state, country, region.

Please do not inquire about instructions on how to grow mushrooms. We do not provide that type of information. Any buyer that mentions an intent to use our spores to grow mushrooms will be denied future purchasing privileges. Our psilocybe mushroom spores are for microscopic research and identification purposes only.

*By ordering from this site you certify that you are 18 years of age or older, and assume full responsibility for with which these products are used.

The possession of psilocybe mushroom spores is illegal in the states of California, Idaho, and Georgia without the proper permissions. Orders placed to any of these states will be denied.

Psilocybe Mushroom Spores are offered with a stability and cleanliness guarantee. Should you find your spore sample to be unstable or contaminated please contact us and we will make arrangements for replacement.