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Did you know you only need a handful of supplies to start growing (functional) mushrooms? Learn how to start growing with only the essentials at the link below!
The above is an especially fun and informative video on mycelium
in general and magic mushrooms 🍄 in particular.
Also, just found, below a link to the fascinating
ECOVATIVE MYCELIUM TECHNOLOGY website --
and Merlin Sheldrake YouTubes.
NOTE from Gary: Regarding the above YouTube, 'Spores in Space,'
only a conventional scientist (Neil) in a sensory-based mindset
could say with confidence that communication across the cosmos
analogous to the Wood Wide Web is impossible due to distance.
David Tong speaks of quantum fields which do indeed so interconnect
as to make one from a certain expanded perspective of consciousness.
Thank you Merlin for your magic.
Below is related text reprinted from the Next Level site as instructions for their grow kits.
Grow kits are legal only in some regions.
Abbreviated Steps for Grow Kit
Wash hands thoroughly.
1.) Remove and keep lid.
2.) Carefully make 7 rows of holes in top layer with fork.
3.) Fill kit with lukewarm water.
4.) After soaking 1 hour, drain excess 5-10 seconds.
5.) ,25 liters lukewarm water into grow bag.
Put kit into grow bag.
No water over edge.
6.) Close bag by folding over and secure with paper clip.
7.) Leave bag closed until pre-pins start to grow.
Important to keep bag closed. Needs CO2 and no oxygen.
8.) After this, when pre-pins have appeared, 1-4 weeks, needs oxygen and fresh water sprayed to sides.
9.) Harvesting and drying steps....
MUSHROOM GROW KIT GUIDE - IN 9 EASY STEPS
When you order the Next Level Cubensis Grow Kit, you will receive the following items:
Always work as clean and tidy as possible as the grow kits are very susceptible to bacteria. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and make sure the sink and tap are clean as well.
Please choose the right spot to grow your kit. The kit will require natural daylight in order to grow (but keep the kit out of direct sunlight and do not put the kit under a lamp or near a heater or heat source). The ideal temperature is between 20 and 25⁰C.
If the temperature drops below 18⁰C, we would recommend using a heating mat, just make sure the temperature does not rise above 35⁰C. Make sure the surface and environment areas are as clean and tidy as possible.
Step 1 - Remove the lid from the magic mushroom grow kit, but don’t throw it away (you will need this for the next step and the following flushes).
Step 2 - Take a clean fork and carefully make some holes in the top layer of the kit. 6 to 8 rows of holes is enough. This is an important step so that the kit can better absorb water.
Step 3 - Fill the magic mushroom grow kit with lukewarm water. Place the lid back. And let it soak for 1 hour.
Step 4 - After soaking, remove the lid and carefully pour out all the excess water. Allow the grow kit to drain for 5 to 10 seconds. (Make sure you keep the lid for the next flushes.)
Step 5 - Pour a cup or two of lukewarm water into the grow bag. (0,25 litres for the 1200CC Kit or 0,5 litres for the 2100CC Kit).
Put the magic mushroom grow kit in the Growbag. Make sure the water does not go over the edge of the grow kit.
Step 6 - Close the bag of the kit by folding the top of the bag carefully. Secure it with the paperclip provided.
Step 7 - Put the kit in the spot where you want it to grow. Leave the bag closed until the first pre-pins start to grow. This may take 1 or 2 weeks in normal weather, and even up to 3 to 4 weeks in winter. It is important to keep the bag closed. At this stage, the kit requires a high level of CO₂ and does not need any oxygen. Patience is very important in this stage of growth.
Step 8 - Once you start seeing the pre-pins, you can open the bag. Leave the kit inside. At this stage of growth, the kit requires fresh water and oxygen. From now on you can open it daily and give it some fresh air and let the C0₂ escape. Moisten the kit daily with a spray (1-2 pumps maximum on the side of the bag.) Please try to avoid spraying water directly on the mushrooms. Always use fresh water and make sure it’s clean. When you open the bag, do so with clean hands and be careful with your breath (try to avoid breathing in the bag or onto the kit).
Once the prepping starts coming up, it can spring up like mushrooms now.
Step 9 - The mushrooms should be harvested just before the membrane under the cap starts to come loose. Harvesting: gently grasp the stem, twist it left and right, and then pull it up gently to pull the mushroom out as completely as possible. This way it is possible that new mushrooms will grow again.
Get Ready for your second Flush!
After getting your first harvest, make sure you completely clean the surface of the magic mushroom grow kit and also remove the old and dead mushrooms. Soak the kit full of water again and put it in the refrigerator overnight (12-24 hours, no colder than 2⁰C). The next day, pour out all of the water and start again from step 5.
Important notes: Keep in mind that growing magic mushrooms from a kit is a natural process. All kits are unique on their own. In order to grow your magic mushrooms, you need to get the lightning, temperature, and setting right. We provide you with the kit and the guide. The rest you have to fill in yourself.
Keep in mind that our kits are made to grow with the grow bag we provide. If you want to experiment with a fruiting chamber or a different setting, then that’s completely up to you at your own risk. We recommend using the grow bag because we know that it’s working like that.
If there has not been any sign of growth after 3-4 weeks, there is a possibility that the kit is "sleeping". In this stage, a Cold Shock could help. You soak the kit again with water, put it in the fridge overnight with the lid on it, and set it up again like you did before (continue from step 4). Keep in mind that this is a reset so you will start counting from day 1 again.
Patience is very important in the process of growing mushrooms. if your magic mushroom grow kit is not giving any growth signs at week number 3, even after the cold shock, please send us a message with some clear pictures, the batch number, a description of the kit, and the setting you used (temperature, setting, lighting, etc.). In a lot of cases, we can help you get those mushrooms growing!