Magic Mushroom Spore Syringe – Mexicana psilocybe cubensis online
The Mexicana strain psilocybe cubensis is a true classic ! Available in Dutch smartshops for decades, Mexicanas a> were widely available as fresh and dried mushrooms. It is now possible to grow them yourself with these high quality spore syringes. Mexicana likes heat, so increase the temperature for this psilocybe cubensis variety.
Mexicana Magic Mushroom Spore Syringes 20ml are produced under sterile conditions and should be stored in the dark and refrigerated (2-8°C) to increase the shelf life of the cubensis spores.
Characteristics of the Mexicana psilocybe cubensis strain
- Growing Difficulty: Easy
- Substrate: concentrated flour, WSC, PWS, manure, various grains
- Power: moderate to strong
- Colonization time: 10 – 12 days
- Settling temperature: +30 Celsius
- Fruiting temperature: +27 Celsius
Contents of the Mushroom Spore Syringe Kit
- 1 x 20 cc of Mexicana Spore Solution in a 20 ml syringe
- 1x sterile needle
- 4x Alco preparation
How to use the Mexicana Magic Mushroom Spore Syringe
The Mexicana spore solution is held inside the syringe by a Luer Lock cap on the end where the needle goes. With this Luer Lock cap attached, it is easier to carry and store the Mexicana Spore Syringe.
Make sure you work as hygienically as possible. Wear a face mask and sterile gloves and/or sanitize your hands. Hold the Mexicana spore syringe in front of you with the luer lock cap pointing up. Remove the Luer Lock cap by screwing it counterclockwise. Take the needle out of the sterile package and screw it onto the Mexicana spore syringe. Shake the spore syringe vigorously for ten seconds before removing the protective needle cap.
To continue from here, you have several methods to choose from:
Deposit the spore solution on the substrate
After preparing your own substrate or cakes, you can drop the Mexicana spore solution directly from the syringe onto them. Slowly press the plunger so that drops of spore solution come out of the needle. Each drop that will be in contact with the substrate will be a potential mycelium growth point, so spread these drops all over the substrate to evenly colonize the substrate with mycelium.
How many cakes can you make with a spore syringe?
A 20 cc spore syringe can easily colonize 6 liters / 13 pints of substrate.
Injection through the injection ports
This is almost identical to dropping the spore solution onto the substrate. Open the injection port by pulling on the port protection cap. Use alcohol preparation to sterilize the entrance to the injection port. Pierce the opening with the needle. Now, drop the spore solution evenly onto the substrate inside the spawn bag or grow box. Once the Mexicana Spore Solution is injected, remove the syringe and close the injection port with the port protection cap.
Study the spores and do research using a microscope
Seen from a scientific point of view; all Psilocybe cubensis look the same. But they differ slightly in appearance and fruiting speed (phenotype). There are many Psilocybe cubensis that have different phenotypes. These different cubensis are not considered subspecies, but different strains. Mexicana is a strain of Psilocybe cubensis.
Phenotype differences can be seen with the naked eye, but the real beauty is under the microscope. The wonderful world of spores. Many of our customers are scientists or enthusiasts, researching these differences in a home laboratory. After preparing your microscope slide, place some of the Mexicana spore solution on it. Cover the specimen with a microscope covering the glass. The best magnification for research on Psilocybe cubensis and Panaeolus cyanescens spores is 1000x or higher.
How to store a spore syringe
The Mexicana Spore Syringe should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature between 2°C and 8°C or 35°F and 46°F. The shelf life of the spore syringe is at least 12 months after they leave our warehouse.