Using Mushroom Spore Syringes Effectively to Grow Different Species of Psilocybe Mushrooms

Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms require special circumstances and conditions to grow properly. The spores themselves may have a more difficult time growing without the optimal substrate, and knowing what type of substrate to use and how to go about adjusting the conditions in a favorable way will be different for different types of magic mushrooms.

There are quite a few different strains of psilocybe cubensis mushrooms that you can consider growing. In fact, mushroom identification and the proper use of mushrooms can be difficult since there are more than 200 different species of psilocybe mushrooms, even if the cubensis species only has a few dozen strains.

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A mushroom spore syringe can differ depending on the type of psilocybe cubensis you’re trying to grow and the substrate you’re using. The ideal substrate will generally contain about 1-2% of nitrogen, a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, sulfur and phosphorus, is somewhat acidic and has a good enough structure to support the growth of the mushrooms.

As a result, before considering which growing materials to use and how to use your mushroom spore syringes, you have to make sure you consider how the substrate will support the mushrooms as they grow, how many spores you should add and how far apart you should consider inoculating different areas of the substrate.

These details will also differ depending on the moisture content of the substrate and whether or not it allows for good air exchange.