Frequently asked questions
The most GrowKits have mushrooms after 3-4 weeks. However it is possible that growing your Magic Mushrooms takes longer. Be patient, also in nature there are differences and you will see some mushrooms grow faster than others. There are multiple conditions that have an effect on the growth (for example: air, temperature, light etc.).
A green GrowKit (or parts of it) indicates that the GrowKit is contaminated. The GrowKit is exposed to wrong moulds. Unfortunately, the GrowKit can’t be used anymore. Contamination is mostly caused due to incorrect use. Possible causes are:
- Setting up the GrowKit in a dirty environment.
- A too high ‘infection pressure’ in the environment. For example a fruit bowl in the proximity of the GrowKit.
- Spraying/misting the GrowKit with dirty/contaminated water.
- Suffocation. Suffocation might occur when the grow bag is not opened daily, when the air strip on top of the GrowKit is blocked before setting up the GrowKit or when the GrowKit is bruised/bumped.
The psychoactive substances of the Magic Mushroom are psilocybin and psilocin. When a Magic Mushroom is bruised then the mushroom will develop a blue colour. The psychoactive substances are getting to the surface of the mushroom and are therefore visible.
A GrowKit that is yellow/brown and smells musty is probably not stored cooled or lacked fresh air. Put the GrowKit in the refrigerator for a night and set it up as described in the instructions. Make sure the environment and tools are as clean as possible in order to prevent contamination.
A possible cause is that the top layer is not loosened properly. Before soaking the GrowKit with lukewarm water (step 3), the top layer should be punctured with a fork (step 2). In this way, the mushrooms have a better change in flourishing in the GrowKit. With a new flush, puncture the top layer once more and spray with water.