The concept of growkit is sometimes magical to us, not only because of its properties, but also we are not entirely familiar with the very process of operating it and how it should be handled. To disenchant the term growkit – we have a handful of information for you to better understand how to properly store growkit.
How to store growkit properly?
The concept of growkit is sometimes magical to us, not only because of its properties, but also we are not entirely familiar with the very process of operating it and how it should be handled. To disenchant the term – we have a handful of information for you to better understand its nature, needs and how to properly store growkit. For while we are able to understand the concept of fungus as such, growkit is no longer such a common term.
What is psilocybin mushroom growkit?
Otherwise called grow box, cake (resembles a piece of shortcake), or grow kit, it is a mycelium formed into a cube shape, packed in a plastic box, which, when properly hydrated and prepared, can produce fruiting bodies – magic mushrooms. Just as there are many varieties in the category of psychedelic mushrooms, so many varieties give growkits, which you can check out here . In the prepared substrate, the manufacturer places specific fungal spores under sterile conditions. It is biological material, so it is also sensitive and has a shelf life. So, how to properly store growkit?
The growbox manufacturer reports that the growkit has a freshness of up to 6 months from the time of purchase, as long as it is stored under certain conditions. Such a guarantee is given by our store psychodelicroom.pl, which after each delivery arranges growkits in specially adapted cold rooms, where we meticulously adjust the temperature, which varies between 2-4 degrees. Six months is quite a long time, but our company has never kept products on the shelves for so long. We are not a large corporation and the rotation of goods is monthly with us, so you can be sure that the growkit you received from us is fresh and high quality!
How to store growkit at home?
When you receive the shipment, put it in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Try to keep its packaging from touching other things, the idea is to avoid possible contamination. Keep it there until observation begins.
How long can growkit be out of the refrigerator?
This depends on the ambient temperature and is not entirely obvious. In summer, we recommend that growkit travel be kept to a minimum. It is then worth using courier shipments instead of parcel post. However, if you choose a parcel machine, pick up the package as soon as possible. However, even with a trip of several days, theoretically this should not harm its quality. However, once you receive your shipment, it’s good to start your research as soon as possible. Growkit may be a bit “tired” by the route and may slowly begin to prepare for the fruiting process, thus changing its appearance and, for example, turning yellowish-cream. This is because the high temperature precipitates its hibernation.
We once asked the manufacturer about the maximum number of days out of the refrigerator and were told that it could be as short as 10 days, in which case its shelf life is significantly shortened and will certainly no longer be 6 months.
How does growkit tolerate minus temperatures?
Grobox does not stand up well to minus temperatures. When the temperature drops a few degrees below zero, it is worth holding off and waiting for the thaw :). In winter, we additionally protect growkits in additional packaging, and it is worth choosing courier delivery, which is more reliable, and our shipment does not lie for a long time in the parcel service.
However, more than once we have heard stories of frozen growkits that were brought to this state in the refrigerators of their users and … they were nevertheless beautifully observed for examination. However, we do not encourage you to do such experiments.
Is growkit legal?
Possession of growkit in Poland legal, while it is forbidden to allow growkit to release fruiting bodies. Psilocybin mushrooms in Poland and many other countries are banned by current law. The products we have in our store are intended only for laboratory – research or collection purposes. By allowing mushrooms to grow, you are putting yourself in conflict with the law. Read more about it on our blog .
We hope we have explained a little about how to properly store growkits. In summary, it’s important to keep it refrigerated and reduce the travel time from the store to the recipient as much as possible. Mycelium is an organic material and we can never really be completely sure of anything.
Even if we think nothing will come of it, because we forgot about the package and it was lying in the hallway on the dresser for a week, at night it was -15, or + 30 degrees – it is still worth investigating such mushrooms and not giving up, our attitude and energy can also do a lot!