This video outlines the first step in the process of mushroom cultivation - making a colonization medium for the psilocybin mushroom mycelium to colonize.
We use locally sourced Rye Grain (one of the most common mediums), and pressure sterilize the grain to remove any unwanted (other mushroom species/bacterial) spores and contaminants from the grain prior to inoculation. All of this work is done after extensive cleaning, and in front of a flow hood continually blowing filtered air. It is highly recommended that any mycological work is done in front of a flow hood to reduce the chances of contamination later in the mycological life cycle.
Once you have completed the steps shown in this video your grain is now ready to be inoculated with either colonized agar (see part 2), a liquid culture (see part 3), or spores (visit our spores page to purchase spores). After inoculation the grain should be stored in a dark temperature controlled area for 7-10 days until the exterior is white with mycelial growth.
*agar and liquid culture inoculation is typically used for large-scale cultivation, if you plan on small-scale self cultivation a spore print or syringe will be the best (and easiest) option*