Psilocybin is the active compound in so-called “magic mushrooms” and is a notorious psychoactive drug. While it has been used religiously for thousands of years, today its use is not as common as it once was. One thing that many people do not know is that this substance is actually locked up in the spores of the mushroom. Yet, the million-dollar question is this: can these psilocybe cubensis spores survive for a longer time, once collected?
The long-term durability of psilocybin spores
Thanks to the hardy nature of the mushroom spores, the short answer to this question is “yes”. As long as the spores have not been over-dried or contaminated, they can remain viable for up to an incredible 18 months in most cases. That means that you can buy a bag of them and they can remain viable for more than a year.
Making the most out of psilocybin spores
The key to making the most out of these spores is to store them properly. As long as they are not exposed to heat, light or moisture, these spores should last for a long time. However, once the spores are ready to be used, it is best to sow them quickly as the biological processes begin to decrease.