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Shrooms FAQs

How Long Does it Take for Shrooms to Kick In?

If you eat raw shrooms, you’ll likely start to feel some psychedelic effects within 30 minutes after consuming them. You can accelerate the onset by 20 minutes by either learning how to make shroom tea or making lemon tek.

How Much are Shrooms per Gram?

The answer to this question depends on the quantity and format of the mushrooms. While you can get detail pricing information from our product reviews, the general price ranges are:
– $30 to $40 for 3.5 grams.
– $170 to $220 for 28 grams.
Our article, “How Much Do Shrooms Cost?” dives deeper into this subject and looks at a number of parameters not discussed here.

How to Store Shrooms?

Shrooms are best stored bone-dry, as the slightest hint of moisture in mushrooms makes them prone to mold. If you bought the shrooms from a source, they’re probably already dehydrated. If you harvested them yourself, dry them on a cooling rack under a slow-moving fan for 2 to 3 days, place them in the oven on low, in a dehydrator or in a container with a a desiccant like Epson salts until they reach bone-level dryness. Once the shrooms are dry, place them in an airtight container like a mason jar, plastic bag and or vacuum-sealed bag. Give our article on how to properly store magic mushrooms a read if you want to understand the storage process.

How Long Does it Take to Grow Shrooms?

The whole process of cultivating mushrooms should take between 1-2 months, but there are a number of factors that will determine the actual duration including:

Mushroom species: It can take 4 to 6 weeks for psilocybin mushroom spores to complete the full growing cycle from spore inoculation to fruiting harvest.  In comparison, the common button mushroom varieties can take up to 15 weeks to complete an entire production cycle.
A significant part of the growing cycle depends on the strain and conditions of the mushroom spores. 

Method of growing: Are you going to use spores or a grow kit? From the growers perspective, the length of time needed to grow shrooms is going to be determined by the decision of whether or not to use commercially available mushroom grow kits with pre-inoculated substrate. Using a grow kit means that you do not need to devote the time and energy doing the spore inoculation yourself.

Grow kits are a block of pre-inoculated substrate with instructions and are available for many mushroom species; Quality varies by the brand, so get a recommendation from an experienced grower before picking one to buy. The time it takes for your mycelium-colonized substrate to put forth harvestable fruits depends on several factors but the whole process of cultivating mushrooms should take between 1-2 months.

If you choose to be all old school and do it from scratch, you can grow your own within two months with proper preparation and research. An approximate timeline for the psilocybin mushroom growth cycle can go as follows:
Week 1: Spore inoculation to spore germination.
Week 2: Spore germination to complete the substrate or cake colonization. 
Weeks 3 to 7: The fruiting cycle starts. Please note that this could take an additional two weeks. Once the substrate or cakes turn blue, the mushroom fruiting is complete. 

How Long Does Mushroom Tea Last?

Answering this question depends on what you mean? Are you looking to find out how long a trip lasts after ingesting mushroom tea or how long does it remain potent after it is made.

If you are curious about how long a “trip” lasts, you can expect that once you ingest the tea, the “trip” can last from a few hours to 24-hours. It is essential to understand that the effects of drinking the magic mushroom tea will be unique to you. This means that everyone has different experiences, so finding the correct dosage is critical. The ultimate goal is to repeat the experience so that the medical benefits remain level.   

For most people, the effects of mushroom tea range from 2-5 hours, though some people may experience lingering effects for upwards of 24 hours. While the duration will differ whether you drink tea or if you eat the mushroom, the outcome is always going to be personal. The effect your friend has will be different from the effect you have.

In terms answering the question of how long does mushroom tea remain potent after you make it, some sources say that magic mushroom tea can be treated like iced tea so it can be stored for a few days in the fridge, or frozen for longer storage. Be aware of the fact that additional ingredients like sugar may accelerate the growth of unwanted bacteria. Also, depending how you brewed the tea, the conversion of psilocybin to psilocin can be highly variable, so the tea’s potency can be unpredictable . The process by which psilocybin degrades is slowed in the freezer, so frozen tea can retain its potency for months.

If you want to learn more, read Frshminds’ article on How to Make Shroom Tea.

How Long Does it Take to Dehydrate Mushrooms?

The answer depends on both the size of the mushrooms and the dehydration method used, however there are a few general rules.

In a dehydrator, smaller mushrooms will take between 4 and 6 hours to dehydrate, while larger ones take closer to 8 hours. If you’re dehydrating mushrooms in an oven, there is more variability as it will take 2 hours for your initial dehydration. You then need to check them and put them back in the oven in half hour increments until they’re done, which can take up to 6 hours or more.

Remember to dehydrate them until they are bone dry.

How Long Do Shrooms Last?

After ingesting psilocybin mushrooms, effects take 20 to 40 minutes to start and peak around 90 to 120 minutes.

Shrooms can sometimes work 20 minutes faster with shroom tea or lemon tek.

Shrooms last about 6 hours, and the effects will be completely gone in 12 hours. Although some people report long-term effects like relief from depression, anxiety, OCD, and addiction. Learn more about what happens in your brain when you take psilocybin.

How Long Do Shrooms Last in Your System?

Shrooms are metabolized more quickly by some people than others. This ability is influenced by:

Mushroom Species. The psilocybin mushroom species affects how quickly the metabolite is eliminated from the body. There are more than 150 magic mushroom species and they all have varying levels of psilocybin content. The larger the dosage, the longer the detection time.
Substance Half-Life: The half-life is how long it takes for half of the drug dosage to be eliminated from the body. It takes five to six half-lives for a substance to be entirely eliminated. The half-life of psilocin is 50 to 60 minutes.
Age: Older people have reduced blood flow to their kidneys and liver. Having liver or kidney disease can slow down the time it takes for psilocybin to pass through the body.
Body mass: People with higher body mass tend to excrete psilocybin faster than those with low BMIs.
Physical activity: Psilocybin is excreted faster in physically active people with higher metabolism rates.
Water consumption: Water can speed up the excretion of psilocybin.

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