Magic mushrooms can easily lose their properties if they are not stored correctly. You definitely do not want to do all the necessary preparations for laboratory research, just to discover that your fungi have been contaminated with mold and are now unusable.
According to those businesses marketing top selling psilocybin mushroom spores manufactured in a lab setting for research purposes, here is how you should store them correctly, in order to be able to use them for a longer time.
Fresh magic mushrooms, coming from a new culture, can be stored in the refrigerator, at a standard temperature of about 4°C. Place them on an unbleached paper towel, then put them in a paper bag. Make sure that the paper bag is well wrapped around the mushrooms – of course, without crushing them. This is to prevent contamination as well as possible. In this way, fresh mushrooms can be stored from 5 to 10 days.
Mushrooms can also be dried, after which their storage is possible both in clean and dry recipes, as well as vacuum sealed. However, it is essential, in this case, to make sure that your mushrooms are completely dry, otherwise mold will affect them quickly.
Freezing magical dried mushrooms is also possible, in which case you can store them even for more than a year.
As for the spores, in order to be able to use them in your research for as long as possible, it is best to preserve them in the form of prints, or in a sterile liquid environment (spore syringes).