The Golden Teacher is without doubt the most famous of all Psilocybe cubensis strains. This classic ‘shroom has been a favourite amongst novice and veteran mycologists for decades. The strain was first classified in the 80s, but its exact origin is a mystery. The mushroom gets its name from its distinctive, beautiful golden caps. In countries where growing magic mushrooms is legal, cultivators have described this strain as having impressive potency. There is also a spiritual, introspective undertone to the experience. Hence its name ‘Golden Teacher’.
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Golden Teacher – A Magical Mushroom
The Golden Teacher is a hugely popular, beginner-friendly strain that offers consistent results. Cultivators of the strain, where it is legal to do so, prize this mushroom for its potency, speed of colonisation and contamination resistance. You can learn more about this strain here.
Species Psilocybe cubensis
Origin Subtropical climates, exact origin unknown
Substrates Manure, grain or coco coir based
Our double density Golden Teacher spore syringes come packed with millions of spores, making them ideal for microscopy. It is simply a must-have for any collector’s spore library.
Spores are hydrated in sterilised water and packaged in lab/medical grade Nipro Luer-Lok™ syringes. This is to ensure the highest quality and cleanest possible spore solution.
- Spore solution available in two sizes: 12ml and 6ml syringes
- 12ml & 6ml options come in Nipro Luer-Lok™ syringes
- Sterile 18G x 1.5″ needle and 70% IPA alcohol swab included
- Express 1st class shipping as standard
- Guaranteed Product. We will replace free of charge if necessary
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Where Do We Source Spores Our From?
We source only the finest spores from the Netherlands and Austria, where it is legal to cultivate magic mushrooms. These guys have been growing for decades, so it’s safe to say they know about ‘shrooms. The spore prints we receive have been produced in sterile, professionally equipped laboratories that operate to the highest standards. This ensures quality genetic specimens for your microscopy research.
We then take these prints and suspend the spores in sterile, distilled water to make our spore syringes. To ensure maximum cleanliness, all our products are made in a clean air lab environment, fully kitted with 99.99% efficient high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration. This removes contaminants and particulates from the air, so that you can be confident that the spore sample you receive is as clean as can be.
We have spent years searching for the finest genetic specimens, the likes of which even Paul Stamets would be proud of. You can browse our full spore catalogue here.
How To Use Golden Teacher Spores
When observed with the naked eye, spores do not look all that exciting. You might see a few black clumps floating around in the solution, but certainly nothing akin to being ‘magical’. The true beauty of the humble spore is in its microscopic size. The only way to observe the microscopic is, unsurprisingly, under a microscope. Preferably at least 500x magnification.
First, take your syringe and carefully remove the protective cap. Load the needle onto the syringe and you’re ready to go. Apply a single drop of solution onto a microscopy slide, and gently cover the sample with a covering glass. Place the microscopy slide onto the stage. Finally, look through the eyepiece and move the focus knob until the image comes into focus. If they still look tiny, try increasing to a higher power objective lens. Admire them in their glorious, magical detail. This simple process will give you hours of endless fun, we guarantee it (or your money back!)
For long-term storage, keep spore syringes in a dark place and preferably in a fridge at 2-8 ℃. They will last up to a year or more if stored correctly.
Our Golden Teacher spores are sold for microscopy, research or taxonomy purposes only. Please be aware that the germination of spores from the Psilocybe genus is illegal in many countries, including the UK. Always do your thorough research before purchasing. By purchasing, you are indicating that you are aware of your local laws. You also waive any liability towards Martian Mushrooms if you act outside your laws.
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