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23.Disposing of mushrooms cakes
24.Mushroom growing statistics with charts
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31.Mushroom candies and mushroom chocolate recipes
32.Mushroom capsules for microdosing
33.Mushroom microdosing
34.Preparing for psychedelic trip
35.How to deal with bad trip
36.Mushroom tea
37.Liquid spore VS Liquid culture
38.Grain to grain transfer

Step 12. Day 31-33. Harvesting guide: how to harvest magic mushrooms


First flush of fruiting psilocybe cubensis

The most exciting moment for every mushroom cultivator! You couldn't even imagine the emotional spectrum at this moment. Amazing feelings... Take a look!

First flush of harvesting period. Psilocybe Cubensis: GT, Thai, Brazil
31-32 days after inoculation. First flush of harvesting period. Psilocybe Cubensis: GT, Thai, Brazil
First magic mushrooms harvesting
First psilocybin mushrooms harvest
First flush of growing psilocybin mushrooms Psilocybe Cubensis
First flush of fruiting psilocybin mushrooms Psilocybe Cubensis. Festive table in Fungi honor
33 days after inoculation. Golden Teacher. First flush of harvesting period
Psilocybe Cubensis Golden Teacher strain. 32 days after inoculation. First flush of harvesting period
First flush of harvesting psilocybe cubensis Thai strain
Psilocybe Cubensis Thai strain (cake 1). 31 days after inoculation. First flush of fruiting and harvesting period.
Psilocybe Cubensis Thai strain (cake 2). First flush of fruiting and harvesting period. 31 days after inoculation
Psilocybe Cubensis Thai strain (cake 2). 31 days after inoculation. First flush of fruiting and harvesting period.
Psilocybe Cubensis Brazil strain (cake 1). 31 days after inoculation. First flush of fruiting and harvesting magic mushrooms
Psilocybin mushrooms Brazil strain. First flush of fruiting and harvesting magic fungus
Psilocybe Cubensis Brazil strain (cake 1). 31 days after inoculation. First flush of fruiting and harvesting period
Height of first magic mushrooms is about 5-8 cm. First harvest of Psilocybe Cubensis
Height of first magic mushrooms is about 5-8 cm. First harvest of Psilocybe Cubensis


When to harvest magic mushrooms

When mushrooms tear the veil and open their caps to release spores they stop their growth and stop building up the amount of psychoactive alkaloids. Opened caps is exact sign for harvesting and time to prepare your own spore prints (right after torn veil). Check out How to make magic mushrooms spore prints

Torn veil as sign for mushroom harvesting
Torn veil as sign for mushroom harvesting


Sometimes mushrooms develop and ripen unevenly. All mushrooms, even small ones, should be picked during the peak of the harvest or the day after it.

You can pick them partially. On the first day you can pick mushrooms with torn veil only and let small shrooms on the cake to develop for one more day.

For example, the first flush of fruiting and our first harvest we got in 2 steps (31-33 days after inoculation). On the first day, were harvested only fully-grown mushrooms with torn veil. Small mushrooms were left on the cake and cakes were sent back to the growbox for one more day. The next day the rest of our mushrooms had additional time to grow and we picked absolutely all mushrooms from the cake including the smallest mushrooms and primordias.

There is no reason to wait until all the mushrooms are fully-grown and torn veil. The sooner the flush is harvested, the faster the next flush will appear and the shorter the total cycle will be. Small mushrooms should be removed as well. Be careful with mushroom cake and casing layer during picking mushrooms! Don't damage it!

The first flush sometimes is not the most productive flush. Most often it has a lot of small mushrooms. The second and third flushes can be more productive after a good rehydration.

With every flush of fruiting there will be fewer and fewer mushrooms. But fruit bodies will be larger in size. On the last flush you'll find a few large and a few strange small mushrooms.


How to harvest magic mushrooms: pick or cut?

To remove mushrooms from the cake just twist them by rocking slightly to the sides. So that you won't damage mushroom cake.

If a piece of substrate comes off don't put it back, just throw it away.

If mushroom stump remains after picking try to remove it. Why? Because after rehydration such stumps can provoke contamination (rot).

Before rehydration all mushrooms should be removed. Mushroom cake should be totally bald, thus preparing it for the next step - rehydration and new flush of fruiting.

Be careful with mushroom cake during picking shrooms! Don't tear it! Sloppy handling can lead to contamination, damage small pins and influences further pin setting and primordia development.

When there are very tiny pins and primordia (2-3 mm) you can leave them on the cake. There is an opinion that primordias after rehydration can also rot and kill the entire cake. It has never happened in our experience, actually we need to warn you. In general, pick as much as you can, but if you leave small pins and primordia it's not a problem. Moreover, some primordia continue their growth and development after rehydration on the next flush of fruiting.

Results of the first flush of fruiting and harvesting period (5 mushroom cakes) we got:

238.1 grams of wet mushrooms = 21.62 grams of dry shrooms + 12 spore prints

Final results of the first flush of fruiting and harvesting period. Dried psilocybin mushrooms (21,62 grams) and 12 spore prints for storing
Final results of the first flush of fruiting and harvesting period. Dried psilocybe cubensis (21,62 grams) and 12 spore prints for storing

Detailed illustrated growing statistics with charts (each strain and each flush) find in the Growing Stats section.

To tell the truth, for the first flush it's a small harvest. But it's success!

Let's move on!

Now you need to dry or freeze mushrooms for storing, and you need to prepare mushroom cakes for further fruiting — rehydration. Hope for more productive second flush of fruiting and harvesting period of Psilocybe Cubensis.

First of all let's prepare our harvest for long-term storage — Step 13. Day 32-33. How to freeze, dry and store psilocybin mushrooms ▶️

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< Previous
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📖
1.How to grow mushrooms at home
2.Stuff to buy for growing
3.Liquid mushroom spore syringe
4.Choose and prepare substrate
5.Cooking the substrate
6.Preparing Jars for spawn
7.Substrate sterilization (before adding mushroom spores)
8.Inoculation without glove box
9.Incubator control
10.Casing of mushroom cakes
11.Cold shock for mushrooms
12.DIY Grow Box. Mushrooms fruiting conditions
13.Start of fruiting, pinhead initiation
14.How to make mushroom spore prints
👉Mushroom harvesting time
16.How to dry and store mushrooms
17.Rehydration of mushroom cakes
18.Second flush of mushroom harvest
19.Third flush of mushroom harvest
20.Fourth flush of mushroom harvest
21.Fifth flush of mushroom harvest
22.Sixth flush of mushroom harvest
23.Disposing of mushrooms cakes
24.Mushroom growing statistics with charts
25.Mushroom growing experiments
26.Mushroom growing conclusions
27.Overlay & Stroma
28.Mushroom aborts
29.Mushroom metabolites
30.Mushrooms contaminants
31.Mushroom candies and mushroom chocolate recipes
32.Mushroom capsules for microdosing
33.Mushroom microdosing
34.Preparing for psychedelic trip
35.How to deal with bad trip
36.Mushroom tea
37.Liquid spore VS Liquid culture
38.Grain to grain transfer

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