A Psilocybin spore syringe is a device used to inject spore solutions into substrates for colonization. They typically contain a mix of sterilized water and spores of a particular mushroom species, produced in a lab environment to prevent contamination. They are most commonly used for inoculating grain bags, a common substrate for psychedelic mushrooms. Spore syringes are usually injected at multiple points to increase the chances of successful colonization. Injection amounts of 2-4cc are generally recommended. Larger injections may introduce excess moisture within the substrate, leading to irreversible mold growth and preventing colonization.
Purchasing a spore syringe from a trusted vendor online is easy and relatively discreet. Some vendors even accept digital payments like Bitcoin for added privacy and discretion. They’ll also ship the spores to you in plastic ziplock bags and plain cardboard boxes with no visible signs of what’s inside.
Spores are extremely fragile and must be handled carefully. They are best stored in the fridge, where they can remain viable for up to 12 months. To use a spore syringe, first open it by screwing off the cap (also called a Luer lock) and detach the needle from the sterile package. Hold the syringe with the needle pointing down and insert it into a sterile substrate. After a few days, you should see white patches of mycelium grow at the site where the spores were dropped.
Cultivating psilocybin mushrooms is an exciting endeavor for beginner mushroom enthusiasts, but it requires careful planning and execution. To get started, you must be sure that spores are legal in your state and have a basic understanding of cultivation techniques. Then, you must gather a variety of equipment, including large plastic containers and canning jars, a pressure cooker or canner, brown rice flour or vermiculite, and other common kitchen items.