Mushrooms containing psilocybin are increasingly popular in many cultures and subcultures, but many people do not know how to store magic mushrooms to preserve their quality and effectiveness. In this article, we will learn some important tips for storing psilocybionic mushrooms to ensure maximum freshness and quality, and discuss what can affect their degradation.
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How to store magic psilocybionic mushrooms after drying them
After drying mushrooms containing psilocybin, it is best to store them in a dry, dark and cool place, such as a tightly closed box or jar. They can also be stored in the refrigerator, but it is important to make sure they are well sealed and not exposed to light and moisture. It is also advisable to store them in a separate container from other foods to avoid contamination. It is worth remembering that the quality of mushrooms can deteriorate over time, so they should be consumed within a few months of drying.
What is psilocybin
Psilocybin is a chemical that is present in some species of hallucinogenic fungi. It is a tryptamine alkaloid that produces changes in perception and mental experience in people who consume it.
Psilocybin is often used for spiritual purposes, and is also the subject of scientific research in psychotherapy and medicine. A number of studies suggest that psilocybin can help treat various health problems, such as anxiety, depression and PTSD.
However, it is important to remember that psilocybin is a controlled substance and its illegal use can lead to serious legal consequences. In addition, psilocybin can be dangerous and cause side effects such as hallucinations and anxiety, so it is important to use it only under the supervision of a specialist and under safe conditions.
What affects the breakdown of psilocybin in stored mushrooms
Psylocybin is a sensitive ingredient that can break down when exposed to several factors, including:
Sunlight and other light sources, such as incandescent bulbs, can cause psilocybin to oxidize and degrade.
High temperatures, such as those above 30 degrees Celsius, can accelerate the breakdown of psilocybin
Moisture can promote fungal and bacterial growth, which can lead to contamination and oxidation of psilocybin-containing fungi
Air containing oxygen and other components, such as carbon dioxide, can also lead to the oxidation and breakdown of psilocybin.
To minimize these factors and preserve as much psilocybin as possible, it is important to store dried mushrooms in a dry, dark and cool place, such as a tightly closed box or jar, and avoid direct contact with light and moisture.