The following generation of Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom grow kits is the result of years of research and development. The Mondo® Grow Kit McKennaii has improved since it first came out. The following improvements have been made to the Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Grow Kit since the original generation:
- Larger yields, more mushrooms
- More flushes*
- Better resistance against contaminations
- Different, but easier instructions
*some strains produce more flushes than others. The first three flushes are the largest.
Meet the new standard of easy grow kits
In comparison to other grow kits you may have used in the past, the Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom grow kit differs somewhat. This is a hidden information that is only revealed in the substrate recipe. not at all with us!
You do not require using additional spores, just like with the prior and other quick grow kits. Within the substrate (the cake) in the grow box, the spores in the laboratory process have transformed into mycelium. It is now possible to cultivate mushrooms because the mycelium has completely colonized the substrate.
How to store the grow kit correctly
It is advised to begin the cultivation procedure immediately soon. The grow kit can be kept in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) for two weeks if you wish to start growing later. Before anything else, seal the plastic shopping bag tightly around the grow kit.
- 1x grow box – This contains substrate with active mycelium (the cake)
- 1x grow bag – The bag has a micron filter to keep contaminants out
- 1x paperclip – For closing the grow bag.
- Misting Bottle – Misting is needed for the humidity level
- Potable water – For misting and soaking
- Clean environment – Work clean to give other fungi and bacteria (micro organisms) no chance to contaminate.
We recommend using
- Surgical gloves
- Disinfectant for hands
- Disinfectant for surfaces
- Soaking Bag
- Thermo mat (when room temperature drops below 18°C)
How to prepare the room and yourself before you begin
- Close any open windows. Wind or draft may bring microorganisms that can contaminate the Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic Mushroom grow kit.
- When taking out the grow box with the cake from the carton box, put it on a disinfected surface. If this surface would not be clean, microorganisms may attach to the grow box and will flourish inside the Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic Mushroom grow kit and will contaminate the grow box.
- Make sure you work with clean hands and arms. We recommend using surgical gloves or a good disinfectant when handling the kit. You should use a facemask to avoid breathing into the grow bag and on the cake.
Starting the process
- Fill the box with fresh, potable water. Close the grow box well and let it soak for 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, pour the surplus of water out of the grow box.
- Place the grow box inside the grow bag. The open end of the bag should point upwards.
- Remove the lid from the grow box. Rinse the lid and store it in the carton box.
- Fold the open end of grow bag twice; do not cover the micron filter.
- Place the paperclip on the fold, so the bag stays closed. Now the Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic Mushroom grow kit is ready to grow.
- Place the Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic Mushroom grow kit inside the carton box, on top of the ziploc with lid.
the instructions for the Mondo® McKennaii magic mushroom grow kit.
24°C is considered optimal. Keep the temperature from falling below 18°C and from rising above 29°C. Use a Thermo Heatingmat to keep the temperature above the recommended 18°C and prevent it from falling below that level. In winter or in colder climates, a thermo mat is a need.
To “understand” that it has reached the surface, the mycelium in the Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom Grow Kit merely needs light. And only then will mushrooms sprout. It is more than adequate to have a few hours of indirect sunshine or fluorescent/artificial light each day. Mycelium is killed by direct sunlight, therefore keep it away from the grow kit.
Water / Misting
You start the process with misting the next day. Pull the paperclip out of the grow bag to reveal it. Spray once each on the bag’s sides rather than directly on the cake. Thus, you mist four times daily. Fresh oxygen is also vented into the bag via misting. After misting, secure the bag with a paperclip once more.
The first little mushrooms, known as pins, should start to grow between five to sixteen days if the right circumstances are present. The strain also affects this. Cubensis strains vary in their rate of growth.
The mushrooms sprout in clusters. This group may be tiny or large. According to the strain. This type of growth is known as a flush. Hardly never do mushrooms get ripe at the same time. A kit can be used for more than one flush. The largest flushes are the first two. The subsequent flushes will be smaller than the first.
Picking mushrooms when the veil covering the stem and the hat has barely torn indicates that they are ripe. Wait no more, please. You can either clean your hands, wrists, and arms or use surgical gloves. Select the ripe mushrooms and leave the others to develop. By grasping the mushroom’s base between your thumb and index finger, you may take the mushrooms out of the cake. Slowly turn your hand in a clockwise direction until the mushroom releases. Never remove the mushrooms. The mycelium would be at risk of being killed by this damage. Pick the smaller and pin mushrooms once the majority of the larger ones have been harvested.
Mushrooms that grow from the sides
Wherever the light can penetrate and there is little opposition to it, mushrooms will grow. The mushrooms might possibly grow there because the sides of the cake are illuminated. This is challenging to combat and is permissible. Some gardeners cover the grow box’s sides in aluminum foil to keep them opaque, but this tactic isn’t always effective.
Mushrooms can be harvested there when they are in season right before the kit is soaked:
tidy hands! The grow box should be placed on your other hand, upside down, after being removed from the bag. Move the plastic container around to make the cake spill out and land on your hand. You can put the plastic container on a clean surface. You can now use this spare hand to.
You set up the kit for the upcoming flush once all of the mushrooms have been harvested. Take the grow box out of the grow bag once more using clean hands or gloves. Put clean, drinkable water in the box. Open the ziploc bag, remove the lid, and use it to seal the grow box. Put the unopened grow box in a soaking bag or wrap it in a clean plastic shopping bag of your own making. Place this in the refrigerator (2° to 8°C) for 12 hours with a tight seal. It is known as the soaking process. The water will now permeate the cake, preparing it for the upcoming flush.
The grow bag with the micronfilter can be dried while it is submerged in water.
Continue by performing steps 3 through 7 exactly as you did when you originally began the process. A new flush will occur a few days later. A grow kit for Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ magic mushrooms can yield at least two or three flushes. If you have cultivating experience, a kit will yield more flushes.
The Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic Mushroom grow kit can be discarded when no additional mushrooms appear in it after the second flush for at least three weeks, or when it becomes green, red, grey, or yellow. The grow kit is contaminated with another fungus or bacteria if its color changes, which is an indication. The Psilocybe cubensis ‘McKennaii’ Magic mushroom grow kit will stop producing mushrooms, so it should be discarded in the outdoor trash.
The mushrooms will spill their spores if you pluck them too late. Due to the spores, the cake and the mushrooms will turn black or purple (some other cubensis strains will turn red or brown). This is only an aesthetic issue; it’s not truly a concern. The active compounds in mushrooms begin to deteriorate as soon as they release their spores. There will be some potency loss in mushrooms.
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