If you are a fan of magic mushrooms, it is important to know how to properly store them to maintain their potency and freshness. The shelf life of magic mushrooms varies depending on how they are stored and in what form. In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about magic mushroom storage and shelf life.
This article is for educational purposes only. While Magic Mushrooms are illegal for consumption in the United States, magic mushroom spores (like seeds of a plant) do not contain psilocybin and are legal for purchase in most of the USA.
Shelf Life of Shrooms (Dried Vs. Fresh)
Dried Magic Mushrooms:
Dried magic mushrooms have a longer shelf-life than fresh mushrooms. Properly dried mushrooms can last up to six months when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. To extend the shelf life of dried mushrooms, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer, which can help to prevent the breakdown of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms. If stored correctly, dried mushrooms can last for up to one year.
Fresh Magic Mushrooms:
Fresh magic mushrooms have a shorter shelf life than dried mushrooms. They are best consumed within a few days of harvesting or purchasing. If you need to store fresh mushrooms, keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Do not freeze fresh mushrooms without putting them in a vacuum-sealed container or bag, as they will become mushy and lose their potency.
Magic Mushroom Spores:
Magic mushroom spores will last a heck of a lot longer than their eventual fruiting bodies. Spores are extraordinarily resilient, and do not degrade easily. We've created complete guide on spore syringe storage for those who want to learn more.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can you freeze shrooms?
Yes, you can freeze dried shrooms in an air-tight container, or fresh shrooms that are in a vacuum-tight bag. However, it is rare that you'll have to do this and its not especially recommended.
Can shrooms become rotten?
Yes, just like any other produce, they are subject to "going bad" from bacteria, molds, etc.
Can you dehydrate shrooms?
Yes, it is common practice to dry shrooms using a dehydrator rack. Dehydrating them will dry them out and extent their shelf-life drastically.
Can you rehydrate shrooms?
Yes, you can reconstitute dried mushrooms back into their fresh form. However, doing so can damage the structural integrity & potency of the mushroom. Typically, rehydration is a method reserved for storing and reconstituting culinary mushrooms.
Proper storage is essential for maintaining the potency and freshness of magic mushrooms. Dried mushrooms have a longer shelf life than fresh mushrooms and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Fresh mushrooms should be consumed within a few days or stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Magic mushrooms can be frozen, but their potency may decrease over time. Always store magic mushrooms in a cool, dry place in an airtight container or ziplock bag to prevent moisture and air exposure.
Disclaimer: We offer Psilocybin mushroom spores intended for microscopy and taxonomy purposes only. Images & Text provided are for informational and educational reference only and originate from cultivators and labs outside of the USA. Buying magic mushroom spores is legal in the United States. However, cultivation of magic mushrooms, which includes all psilocybin and psilocin containing mushroom species, is illegal in many countries, including the United States. Please check your local regulations to ensure that you are following the law properly.