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Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms?
    #16950944 - 10/02/12 11:50 AM (2 years, 19 days ago)

hey could someone tell me the best way to store fresh shrooms?we get awesome quality shrooms about 6 hours from my place.but whenever we try bringing them back here,they go all black and rot.should we use paper bags to transport them?im looking to store them for a few days.it's pretty hot here so should we refrigerate them?what about alternatives like drying or keeping them in honey?something that causes minimal fuss and is efficient?



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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: hanim_k]
    #16950970 - 10/02/12 11:57 AM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Pick shrooms. Put em in a brown paper bag (the dark bag blocks uv rays that may degrade psilocybin) place them in a cooler for the ride home. Once home put the shrooms in a dehydrator (buy one for cheap at a resale or make your own out of a box fan).  Heat degrades psilocybin so try not to use heat while drying...although the consensus is that heated dehydrators dont really hurt potency.  Once the shrooms are cracker dry, place them in airtight containers for long term storage...they'll be good for a year or more.


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Johnny Quest]
    #16950980 - 10/02/12 12:01 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Or if you want to be a gangster, you can buy an ac adaptor for your car and get the dehydrator running in your back seat. Youll be home with dry shrooms!


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A typical monotub grow of a multi-spore rye spawn with some Golden Teachers: inoculated on day one and saw first signs of growth on day 5. On day 17 jars were 15% - 30% colonized so shook em up. On day 25 I mixed the spawn and sub in the monotub and on day 50 harvested the first flush. Just under 4 ounces dry in 1 month 19 days!

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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Johnny Quest]
    #16951374 - 10/02/12 01:35 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

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Pick shrooms. Put em in a brown paper bag (the dark bag blocks uv rays that may degrade psilocybin) place them in a cooler for the ride home. Once home put the shrooms in a dehydrator (buy one for cheap at a resale or make your own out of a box fan).  Heat degrades psilocybin so try not to use heat while drying...although the consensus is that heated dehydrators dont really hurt potency.  Once the shrooms are cracker dry, place them in airtight containers for long term storage...they'll be good for a year or more.



Ok so we're back to heat being bad again.  Is the consensus that under 150 degrees you're good?  Or is it the 104 degrees is the cut off etc??  Also when we're talking about light, that's sun light or any grow lights that mimic that spectrum, or would light from a couple 60 watt light bulbs do damage?


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Amanita86]
    #16951933 - 10/02/12 03:37 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Most dehydrators only get up to 165 F. Mushie potency doesn't diminish until temps over 200. So you can use full setting, they will just dry quicker. Over drying will not occur, thats an oxymoron. You want them cracker dry so if you stress a stem it will snap.

To summarize: Use your heat setting. Heat harms is old info


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Hellyen]
    #16952182 - 10/02/12 04:21 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

What about the light from an incandescent?  I'm guessing since they're poor for growing they must not mimic natural sunlight meaning the light they put off shouldn't degrade the psilo too much.  Do you think I'm correct in thinking this or would it be better to put up a little tent type of thing so the light doesn't hit them directly but they still get the heat for drying?


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Amanita86]
    #16952197 - 10/02/12 04:23 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Two incandescents actually, I doubled them up :grin:


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Amanita86]
    #16952492 - 10/02/12 05:06 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

You'd be better off using a fan on them. Then throwing in mason jar with some desiccant. I don't know of any legit growers that use lights to dry. Get a dehydrator, or do what I just stated.


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Hellyen]
    #16952553 - 10/02/12 05:13 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Word I hear you.  But if what I read is correct then time is of the essence due to 02 oxidation, and my drying technique if you want to call it that dries them out alot quicker with less heat than a dehydrator.  So the only variable is the light from an incandescent, which upon further thought isn't intense enough to penetrate the outer layer of the mushroom.  So for a poor man's method, applied to just a few mushrooms, nothing a grower would have to deal with it seems like a valid way of drying I guess.  I havn't had the resources to try multiple methods.


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Amanita86]
    #16952575 - 10/02/12 05:14 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

I'm just asking I have no idea, you know what I mean.


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Amanita86]
    #16954772 - 10/02/12 10:38 PM (2 years, 19 days ago)

Hey man! I bet youll still trip balls on your mushies no matter how you dry them. Ive heard of folks "sun drying" their shrooms and it still works. Personally, I use a single-setting dehydrator that I picked up from resale for 5 bucks. It gets real warm and dries a flush in 8-10 hours. To be honest, Im not sure if it causes any variation in potency because genetics makes that happen enough. 3.5 gs is always a good dose with mine (sometimes its reeeaaal good)

I guess what Im trying to say is dry them however you can & you'll still be ok...I have no clue about how light affects potency but Ive always gone with the idea that no-light, low temp, and quickly drying is optimal. I say do what ya can with what ya got :-)


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A typical monotub grow of a multi-spore rye spawn with some Golden Teachers: inoculated on day one and saw first signs of growth on day 5. On day 17 jars were 15% - 30% colonized so shook em up. On day 25 I mixed the spawn and sub in the monotub and on day 50 harvested the first flush. Just under 4 ounces dry in 1 month 19 days!

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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: Johnny Quest]
    #16977582 - 10/06/12 02:47 PM (2 years, 15 days ago)

alright,thank you.well i live in india and most people here haven't even heard of a dehydrator,hard to get and expensive.
well i have a hair dryer lying around,so could i use that and then put the shrooms in an air-tight container with some silica gel?either that or incandescents.the light doesn't affect the psilocybin right?


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Re: Best way of storing/drying fresh shrooms? [Re: hanim_k]
    #17003938 - 10/10/12 10:22 AM (2 years, 12 days ago)

Take a box fan and a few air-filters. Strap them together with bungee chords and put your shrooms in between the air filters. Its a real powerful dehydrator.


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Currently working on some P.E. (very potent!), PESH (first time), mazatapec (on agar), and PF Classic (on agar).

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