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STEP 14. Day 32-33. Rehydrating technique for magic mushroom cakes


Why do magic mushroom cakes need rehydration?

1️⃣ As you know, mushrooms consist of 90-95% water. No moisture - no shrooms.
2️⃣ During the colonization period (in the incubator) and fruiting period (in the grow box) mushroom substrate loses moisture that is so important for growing shroom bodies.
3️⃣ Substrate and casing layer on cakes can be totally dry. Therefore some growers practice rehydration even before the first flush in case cover and substrate are not wet enough. Or if colonization period (in incubator) lasts more than 3 weeks.
4️⃣ To start new phase of fruiting we need to simulate a long rain for our mushrooms. Every mushroom hunter knows - the best time to set out to look for mushrooms - after a good rain. If nature already has everything in place and in right order, then in our simulated conditions we still have to work hard.
5️⃣ Rehydration stimulates new flush of fruiting.
6️⃣ Rehydration helps to harvest more mushrooms and more weight of shrooms.

7️⃣ The main purpose of rehydration is moisture compensation wasted by the mycelium. You need to fill all cakes with water, so that mushrooms really begin to grow like after rain.


When do we need to re-hydrate mushroom cake?

1️⃣ Before the first flush, if your cake is totally dry.

2️⃣ Before the first flush, if substrate is spent more than 3 weeks in the incubator.

3️⃣ After the first flush of harvesting.

4️⃣ Repeat it after every other flush of harvesting.


How to prepare mushroom cake for rehydration?

1️⃣ Remove all mushrooms (even the smallest ones) and their stumps from the cakes, so that they are completely bald.

Magic mushroom cake preparation for rehydration
Mushroom cake preparation for rehydration (Brazil)

If you have dry overlay on the cake you can scrap it with sterile fork. It helps to provide access of air and water for mushroom growth. Check details in the Psilocybe Cubensis growing experiments section.
2️⃣ Check your cakes from all sides. If you take the cake out of the plastic box you can find mushrooms on the sides. They should be removed as well.

Cultivation magic mushrooms. PF Tek guide. Mushroom cake preparation for rehydrating
Mushroom cake preparation for rehydrating


3️⃣ Rinse each cake thoroughly under the running water.

Rinse mushroom cake under running water before rehydration
Rinse mushroom cake under running water before rehydration


4️⃣ Put the cake back in the plastic container. Wash this container before.

Psilocybin mushroom cake ready for rehydrating
Magic mushroom cake ready for rehydrating


How to make mushroom cake rehydration?

There are 2 options for rehydration we recommend to use.

OPTION 1. The simplest way

Rehydration with water. Better to use clean drinking water. You can also use chilled boiled water or even just tap water.

Fill each box with water. Rehydration process for magic mushroom cake
Option 1. Fill each box with water. Simple rehydration process for magic mushroom cake


OPTION 2. Rehydration with adding honey or glucose (fructose) in water

Dissolve honey or sugar in water: 1 teaspoon of honey/glucose/fructose per 1 liter of water. No need to add more, because you can provoke fermentation process!

Rehydrating magic mushroom cake with honey (or sugar): 1 tablespoon of honey (or sugar) per 1 liter of water
Rehydration psilocybin mushroom cake with honey (or sugar): 1 tablespoon of honey (or sugar) per 1 liter of water

Stir thoroughly to dissolve honey/glucose/fructose completely in water.

Stir honey (1 tablespoon) in water (1 liter) for rehydration psilocybe cubensis cake
Stir honey thoroughly in water


Pour this water with honey/glucose/fructose over the cake.

Growing Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms at home. Rehydration technique. Pour water with honey (or sugar) over the cake
Rehydration process. Pour water with honey (or sugar) over the cake


What are benefits of rehydration with honey (sugar)?

More productive harvest for each flush. Mushroom cakes are depleted after each flush of harvesting. Sweet condition gives additional nutrition and activates the growth of mushroom bodies.

Fruiting starts a day or two days earlier. We noticed it in experimental way. After the first flush we rehydrated one Golden Teacher cake, one Thai cake and one Brazil cake on water. And one Thai and one Brazil cake with honey. After rehydration with honey the fruiting started faster.

Sweet boost prolongs the fruiting period for each cake. We got 5 productive flushes, and one Brazil cake had 6 flushes). That's why we made all our further rehydrations with honey or sugar.

5️⃣ Cakes are lightweight. When you fill them with water they will float. But you have to submerge each cake completely in water! Put something on top of the cake so it's all submerged. This can be any jar or glass of water. Repeat it with each mushroom cake

Submerge magic mushroom cake completely in water
Submerge psilocybin cake completely in water. Put smth on the top to press the cake


6️⃣ Leave mushroom cakes for soaking in water for 12-24 hours at room temperature.

Leave psilocybe cubensis cake for soaking (12-24 hours) at room temperature
Leave mushroom cake for soaking (12-24 hours) at room temperature


Less attractive, but really handy and convenient option when we use larger containers for cakes. Fill them with water, add cake and put a weight or a lid on top:

Rehydration mushroom cake in bigger containers
Rehydration mushroom cake in bigger containers


Some growers provide cold shock for cakes at this stage. They place cakes with water to fridge at temperature +8+16°C. We don't use cold shocking during rehydration. Because as a cold shock will be relatively cold water. At this stage stress for cakes can slow down the new fruiting phase and mushroom pins can stop growing (abortions are formed).


7️⃣ After 12-24 hours of soaking drain the water from the container. Take cake out of the container. Rinse each cake thoroughly under running water once again.

Rinse magic mushroom cake after rehydration under running water
Rinse psilocybe cubensis cake after rehydration under running water


8️⃣ Don't put the cake back into the plastic container. Put it on the upside down container as a podium to allow mushrooms to grow on the sides. In such way cakes won't contact directly with the water in the growing box. Also it will be convenient to take them out of the growbox for the new harvest.

9️⃣ Wash your growbox thoroughly before placing mushroom cakes.

🔟 Pour one glass of water (200 ml) with 5 ml of peroxide along the walls of your growbox and place mushroom cakes after rehydration in the grow box.

Psilocybin mushroom cakes in growbox after rehydration
Psilocybe cubensis cakes in growing box after rehydration


Growbox conditions to control

✅ temperature +21°..+24°C

✅ humidity 90-92%

✅ light 12 hours on/off cycle

✅ fresh air exchange 4-6 times a day for 3-5 minutes or turn on air pump for a few hours a day


Further flushes will grow faster. In 2-3 days you'll see new pins and mushroom bodies on cakes. In 5-10 days it's time for new harvest.


Now waiting for the second flush of fruiting and harvesting magic Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms — Step 15. Day 38-41. Second flush of fruiting and harvesting Psilocybe Cubensis

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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
15.Mushroom harvesting time
16.How to dry and store mushrooms
👉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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