how to grow golden teacher mushroom

 golden teacher mushroom

What Are Golden Teachers Mushrooms

Golden Teacher’s Mushroom is one of the most commonly used psilocybin mushrooms. They are not seeds, but various Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.

Golden Teacher is a strain or strain of Psilocybe cubensis. There are many varieties of this type of mushroom, but Golden Teachers is one of the most popular.

So what is the difference between species and varieties? A species is a separate genetic lineage that cannot normally be crossed.

However, there are some exceptions to this cross quality that tend to define species.
Lions and tigers can be interbred (to create ligers) and horses and donkeys can be interbred (to create mules). At this time, no cross-breeding of different magic mushroom species has been identified.

Psilocybe cubensis is the most commonly cultivated magic mushroom species. Psilocybe is the genus to which the species belongs. A genus is a taxonomic category in biology above (and including some species of) species and below a family.

The family to which Psilocybe belongs is the Hymenogastraceae. Psilocybe cubensis is a different species than Psilocybe mexicana, so they cannot naturally interbreed.

Terms such as stress and diversity are a little more vague. Scholars will disagree on what these terms mean. Also, some vendors invent new varieties without explaining what’s different. Nevertheless, strains can be characterized as all descended from the same species and these strains can interbreed freely. For example, crossing Penis Envy mushrooms with B+ (both strains of Psilocybe cubensis) yields the Tidalwave strain.

Having a truly distinct lineage like the Golden Teachers means that the mushrooms have stable traits that can be replicated each time they grow. Just because you’ve grown a strange-looking mushroom once doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve created a new strain.

How do Golden Teachers look like?

The fruiting body of the Golden Teacher mushroom has a recognizable slightly curved cap with a yellow or gold center. Overall, this mushroom has a gray-red cap and can reach up to 8 cm in diameter. They have hollow stems that thicken towards the base. They also have gills that vary from whitish to purplish-brown.

Can I Grow Golden Teacher Mushroom

Most often its difficult to start up a mushroom farm without the right guide. But with the coming of which is here to help solve all your unanswered questions on how to start up your owed farm, below are some of the step to achieve to better result.


1) Prepare jars:

Using a hammer and nail that should be wiped with alcohol and disinfected, poke four evenly spaced holes around the perimeter of the lid.

2) Prepare substrate:

For each jar, mix 2/3 cup vermiculite and 1/4 cup water well in a mixing bowl. Drain excess water with a sanitized strainer.
Place 1/4 cup of brown rice flour in a 1/2 pint glass in a bowl and mix with the damp vermiculite.

3) Fill jars:

Be careful not to pack too tightly, but within 0.5 inch of the jar brim.
Clean the top half inch with rubbing alcohol
Cover the jar with a layer of dry vermiculite to insulate the substrate from contamination.

4) Steam sterilize:

Close the lid tightly and cover the jar with aluminum foil. Pin the edge of the film to the side of the jar to prevent water or condensation from seeping through the holes.
Place a small towel (or paper towel) over the large pot and line the jars on top so they don’t touch the bottom.
Add tap water halfway up the sides of the jar and bring to a slow boil, being careful not to hold the jar upright.
Cover the pot tightly and let it steam for 75-90 minutes. If the pan is dry, fill it with hot tap water.

NOTE:Some growers prefer to use their pressure cooker set at 15 PSI for 60 minutes.

5) Allow to cool:

After steaming, cover the jar with foil and leave it in the pan for several hours or overnight. It should be brought to room temperature before the next step.


1) Sanitize and prepare syringe:

Use a lighter to heat the length of the needle until it is red hot. Allow to cool and wipe with alcohol. Be careful not to touch it with your hands.
Pull back the plunger slightly and shake the syringe to evenly distribute the psilocybin mushroom spores.

2) Inject spores:

Remove the foil from the first jar and insert a syringe into one of the holes until it stops.
With the needle touching the side of the jar, inject approximately ¼ mL of spore solution (or slightly less if using a 10 mL syringe for 12 jars).
Repeat for the other three holes, wiping the needle with alcohol after each use.
Cover hole with microporous tape, omit foil and set jar aside.
Repeat the inoculation process for the remaining jars, sterilizing the needle with a lighter and then alcohol between each inoculation.


1) Wait for the mycelium:

Place the inoculated jar in a clean, undisturbed area. Avoid direct sunlight and temperatures other than 70-80°F (room temperature).
A white, fluffy mycelium appears between 7 and 14 days and spreads outward from the inoculation site.

2) Consolidate:

If all goes well, we should have at least 6 ships successfully deployed in 3-4 weeks. Leave for an additional 7 days to allow the mycelium to strengthen its retention on the substrate.


1) Make a shotgun fruiting chamber:

Take a plastic storage container and poke holes about 2 inches apart in the sides, bottom and lid. Drill holes in the wood block from the inside to prevent cracking.
Place the box on top of four sturdy objects in the corners to allow air to flow underneath. You can also cover the surface underneath the box to protect it from moisture leaks.

The Shotgun Fertilizer isn’t the best design for long shots, but it’s quick and easy to build, and enough for beginners to get the job done. You can try another method later.

2) Add perlite:

Put the perlite in a colander and soak it in water under a cold tap.
Drain until no more drops are left and spread them on the bottom of the grow chamber.
Repeat for a layer of perlite about 4-5 inches deep.

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