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Spores are the reproductive cells of a mushroom culture. 

Offered in Spore Syringe or Spore Print.

Spores Lab Mushroom Spore Syringe laying horizontal

Expedite the mushroom growing process by starting with a strong isolated culture. 

Offered in Agar, Liquid Culture, or Spawn.

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The easiest and fastest way to grow magic mushrooms is by using a mushroom grow kit.

We offer a variety of mushroom growing kits for both the beginner and expert mushroom grower.

Get the supplies, equipment, and knowledge necessary to grow mushrooms, all in one place. 

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Psilocybin Mushrooms (commonly known as shrooms or magic mushrooms) grow naturally on almost every continent, and are also grown indoors throughout the world, using several different methods. Learn more about which mushroom growing method is best suited to your application, and view step-by-step video tutorials on our resources page

"The BEST instructional videos I have found online. Thank you to Jeff & the Spores Lab team for spreading this empowering information on how to grow magic mushrooms at home.

Adam L - Vancouver, BC.

I found sporeslab’s consulting services very helpful. With a world of information out there on how to grow mushrooms  it's hard to know what methods to use or discard. Having someone with years of success in the industry to consult with has been priceless for our farm. It’s not only saved us massive amounts of time but also a considerable amount of money. 

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Que ce soit pour des fins thérapeutiques ou pour le plaisir, champignonmagiquequebec.com offre aussi des microdoses de champignons magiques, des thés de champignons magiques ainsi que des chocolats de champignons magiques du Québec et du Canada. Des variétés psilocybe telles que champignons Penis Envy, Amazon, Aztec God, champignons Blue Meanie, champignons Golden Teacher, Malabar Mexi cube, Transkei, Tidal Wave et Trinity pour ne nommer que ceux-là. Que ce soit pour des champignons en microdoses, macrodoses ou moulus, nos champignons magiques sont offerts en ligne(online) et vous pouvez acheter en toute sécurité, livraison rapide et discrète. Les champignons psychédéliques peuvent être acheté en ligne à travers le Canada et sont des qualités médicinales.

 

Dans la section ressources de notre site internet champignonmagiquequebec.com ,vous retrouverez un tas d'informations sur ce merveilleux monde psychédélique. Vous adorerez  Nootropique boost, en microdose, avec son ginseng péruvien de qualité supérieur ainsi que nos thés de champignons magiques à l'érable, citron et gingembre, menthe poivrée ou Vanille, chocolat de champignon magique et beaucoup d'autres produits fascinants. Tous disponible commander en ligne sur le site internet champignonmagiquequebec.com 

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We are a collective of highly educated Psychonauts, with designations including microbiology, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. We leverage our academic backgrounds, and decades of experience cultivating, extracting, studying, and synthesizing psychoactive molecules to provide reliable, consistent, and safe Psychedelics to all of Canada.

 

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In addition to our online store where you can order psychedelics and have them shipped discreetly to your door anywhere in Canada, we also offer a plethora of information on Shrooms, DMT, LSD, and Mescaline (the 4 most popular psychedelics). Read peer reviewed studies, learn what each different psychedelic feels like, how to prepare for a psychedelic experiences, what the proper dosage is for each substance, and more.

Want to Learn More About Growing Mushrooms?

At Spores Lab we are dedicated to offering not only Laboratory Grade Mushroom Genetics and easy-to-use mycology products (like grow kits and pre-mixed formulas), but also providing the knowledge required to efficiently grow mushrooms.

 

 With that in mind, we have curated a wealth of information on all aspects of mushroom growing, and we offer this information free of charge. Armed with the proper information, growing mushrooms is neither time, effort, or cost prohibitive, and can be accomplished in your own home with easily sourced supplies. Much of the necessary supplies/equipment required to grow mushrooms can be sourced from our shop, and we also offer mushroom growing kits for those who want to make learning how to grow mushrooms as simple as possible.

 

Check out our resources page for detailed information on the following;

spores lab mushroom growing tutorials
PF Tek Cake Fruiting
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mushroom growing supply list
common mushroom species
magic mushroom anatomy
common mushroom strains
Myco-Consultation
Spores Lab MYCO PRO product line and consultation services

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We are confident that if you undertake our trainin􏰁g on culture isolation/propagation/inoculation, medium preparation/sterilization, utilize our proven 􏰀Mushroom Liquid Culture/Agar recipes, and inoculate with superior Spores Lab isolate 􏰁genetics, you will be able to increase yield, accelerate colonization time, and miti􏰁gate losses to contamination.

Common Mushroom Strains

There are over 200 species of mushroom in the Psilocybe genus, with each possessing significant differences in potency, visual appearance, & growing requirements. By far the most well-researched, commonly-found, and easy-to-cultivate species is Psilocybe Cubensis, and this has led to the identification of several hundred “subspecies” within the ‘Cubensis’ species. These subspecies are commonly referred to as “strains” by those in the mushroom world, however from a microbiology and taxonomy perspective this terminology is not entirely accurate.

 Although these strains are all members of the Psilocybe Cubensis species, they can also (just like species) differ significantly in both physical characteristics and in the concentration of psychotropic compounds that are present in fruiting bodies OR mycelium (some strains contain much higher amounts of active compounds in the mycelial stage). Cubensis strains (despite all being the same species) can also differ quite drastically in growing characteristics, for example; how resistant they are to contamination, colonization speed, and overall yield - although these factors are also influenced significantly by how much an individual culture has been isolated and thus how strong the genetics of that individual culture are (more on that in a bit).

Several popular "strains" of Psilocybe Cubensis magic mushroom spores include -  

common magic mushroom strain

We offer a wide variety of mushroom strains, in several different formats. We have spent years curating one of the largest & most refined banks of mushroom cultures in Canada. Due to the genetic isolation we have performed, we can confidently state that our mushroom cultures are fast-colonizing, contamination-resistant, and heavy-yielding.

We are always striving to expand our product offering, and offer rare species such as Psilocybe Tampanensis, Psilocybe Azurescens, Psilocybe Semilanceata, and Panaeolus Cyanescens/Copelandia Cyancesens

Growing mushrooms will require many of the same supplies and materials regardless of the scale of the project, However at larger scale certain pieces of equipment like a Flow Hood, Electric Sterilizer, and several pieces of laboratory equipment (like Erlenmeyer flasks, Magnetic Spinners, & Petri Dishes) are necessary for maximum cost-effectiveness and yield.

Below we have laid out a complete supply list for both the home/hobby grower, and the commercial grower. We have also designed mushroom growing kit products with everything needed to grow on a small scale.

Home/Hobby Growing

Large Scale Growing

mushroom grow equipment

Colonization Supplies

  • High-Absorbancy Paper Towels

Fruiting Supplies

  • 3mm Contractor Garbage Bags

  • High-Absorbancy Paper Towels

  • Drill & 2.5" Hole-saw Bit

  • Scissors

Equipment

  • Racking (to hold colonization and fruiting containers)

  • Industrial Fans (for drying grain, circulating air, etc)

Colonization Supplies

  • High-Absorbancy Paper Towels

Fruiting Supplies

  • 3mm Contractor Garbage Bags

  • High-Absorbancy Paper Towels

  • Drill & 2.5" Hole-saw Bit

  • Scissors

Equipment

  • Racking (to hold colonization and fruiting containers)

  • Industrial Fans (for drying grain, circulating air, etc)

  • Stainless Steel Tables (for Lab Clean-bench)

Contact Us if you would like a personalized supply list for your operation!

Fungi propagate their genetic code through the dispersion of spores, and are whats called "saphotrophic" organisms (meaning that they survive by consuming nutrients from their environment)(mostly in the form of detritus and decaying material). Therefore they play a crucial role in the health of any ecosystem, as they are the primary decomposers of both plant debris like cellulose/lignin, and dead/decomposing animal tissue. Furthermore, they have extraordinary capacity to recycle/decompose toxic material, from petroleum oils, to nuclear waste.

The benefits which Fungi provide are not limited to the ecosystem level, they can also have significant benefit to the individual. Several edible/gourmet species (Lions Mane and Shiitake in particular) promote increased cognitive, cardiovascular, and mental health, while Psychoactive varieties (Psilocybe Cubensis in particular) have shown remarkable results in the treatment of many psychological and physical conditions, including but not limited to; Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Alzheimers, PTSD, OCD, Chronic Pain,  

 

These benefits have catalyzed many to learn how to grow mushrooms, and the greatest information repository known to man (the internet) is filled with forum posts and tutorials. Unfortunately many of these tutorials often leave out key parts of the mushroom growing process. Many online “how-to’s” overlook important details, do not explain why certain parts of the process need to be done, and neglect to include important tips that can drastically increase success rates.

 

Our tutorials have been designed in conjunction with our easy-to-use products, showing you exactly what to do when you receive one of our mushroom growing kits, or any of the individual products that make up a mushroom grow kit.

Tip #1: Before delving into the process of indoor cultivation, you should first understand the mushroom life cycle under natural conditions.

If mushroom spores are successfully dispersed in an environment with sufficient nutrients and specific environmental conditions, they will germinate, begin to utilize available nutrients, and form what is called “mycelium”. 

 

Mushroom mycelium consists of a mass of branching root-like strands, each strand a single cell thick, called Hyphae. Mycelium can be described as the vegetative portion of a fungus (where all nutrients and energy are put towards growth instead of reproduction). Mushroom mycelium will continue to grow and spread as long as nutrients are available, and as long as the environmental conditions are congruent with this “stage” of the mushroom life cycle. This part of the life cycle (where the mycelium is growing but no mushrooms growing) is often called “spawning” or “colonization” (we offer products like master cultures and the master culture mushroom grow kit that contain already colonized spawn)

 

The next step in the mushroom growing process happens once the mycelium has “colonized” its medium (utilized most of the nutrients available). At this point (under natural conditions) changes in environmental conditions (like temperature, light, & humidity) trigger mycelium to switch from a “colonization” state to a “fruiting” state. It is in this fruiting state that mushrooms grow out of the mycelial mat, and mushrooms will continue to sprout until all available nutrients and moisture in the environment are used, or environmental conditions are changed back to conditions congruent with a colonization state.

Tip #2: When growing mushrooms in an indoor environment certain steps can be taken to increase potency, colonization speed, and yield.

 

Most people will begin growing magic mushrooms with a mushroom spore syringe (or a spore syringe mushroom grow kit -which is actually NOT recommended for beginners)(Instead we recommend beginners start with a Master Culture Grow Kit) because spores are not the easiest, or the most efficient way to grow magic mushrooms

 

Advanced mycologists can clone tissue from exceptionally nice mushrooms by placing a tissue sample in an *agar medium*. This process (called “isolation”) creates a culture that has a narrow (and known-good) genetic profile, which results in faster ‘colonization’ time, higher yield, larger fruiting bodies (mushrooms), and increased potency.

 

*Agar is a high-nutrient gelatinous medium, the caveat to working with isolations/agar is that a “flow hood” is highly recommended. (a flow hood consists of a HEPA filter enclosed in a box with a fan situated opposite the filter. This allows filtered are to be continually blown over your workspace)*

Further isolation from the initial mushroom tissue sample can be done on agar by selecting especially strong mycelial strands and propagating these onto another agar petri dish. All Spores Lab agar cultures are isolates, and will reliably produce better results than inoculating with a spore syringe (which has significantly more genetic variability)(our master cultures and master culture mushroom grow kits are also all isolate cultures)

 

Another way in which yield can be increased when growing mushrooms indoors is through the addition of a high-nutrient & high water-retention “fruiting substrate” when the mycelium has completely colonized its initial medium. Mushrooms will fruit directly out of a spawn medium if given the right conditions, however when the fruiting substrate is added yields are significantly increased. 

 

Typically a fruiting medium/substrate is composed of inputs that provide nutrients (like worm castings), beneficial microorganisms ( like manure/worm castings/frass), and high-water retention ( like vermiculite & peat-moss). If you want to use our recipe, it can be found here, and alterniatviely we sell a pre-mixed mushroom fruiting substrate.

Tip #3: The importance of STERILITY

When you grow mushrooms, you aim to create a perfect environment for fungal growth. Unfortunately this environment is also ideal for bacterial spread, or the spread of other unwanted fungi. Every cubic meter of air (in an unfiltered environment) contains millions of fungal and bacterial spores, and each of these spores can potentially compete with your desired spores/culture if you allow it to.

 

You must take extreme care to clean/disinfect all the surfaces, tools, and body parts that will come into contact, or even come near your mushroom culture. This is also why colonization and fruiting mediums must be sterilized/pasteurized in a pressure cooker, why we include disinfectant in our mushroom growing kits, and why a Flow hood is so important when growing mushrooms at scale.

To learn more about mushroom growing in general, and our growing process in specific, check out our free video and written tutorials by clicking one of the buttons below.

Congruent with our mission to make growing mushrooms as easy and accessible as possible, we have designed several magic mushroom growing kits tailored for every budget and experience-level. These mushroom grow kits contain almost everything you will need to grow a healthy and vigorous mushroom culture (with the exception of a fruiting container - which should be purchased locally anyways for maximum cost effectiveness). 

Our Spore Syringe Mushroom Grow Kit is aimed at the cultivator on a budget, who doesn't mind waiting a little bit longer before harvesting mushrooms. With this mushroom grow kit you are provided a spore syringe, a spawn jar, fruiting medium, and ancillary supplies, along with a detailed 14 page instruction manual (with pictures). 

Our Master Culture Mushroom Grow Kit is geared towards the beginner cultivator, or growers who want to harvest mushrooms as soon as possible. This mushroom grow kit allows you to skip over what is generally regarded as the hardest part of growing mushrooms - colonizing spawn. Included in this grow kit is a master spawn culture (in a 1L jar), fruiting medium, and ancillary supplies, along with a detailed 10 page hardcopy instruction manual (with pictures).

Our Liquid Culture and Agar Petri dish kits are aimed at the intermediate/expert mushroom grower who wants to explore making mushroom liquid culture or experiment with culture isolation using agar. These kits include everything you will need to make Liquid Culture or Agar, like a Magnetic Stir Plate, Spin Bars, Erlenmeyer flask, Parafilm Tape, and LC/Agar Formula.