Magic mushroom dying: how to dry truffle magic mushrooms like psilocybe tampanensis and psilocybe mexicana?

Drying truffle magic mushrooms - pictures

Drying truffles using a heater with fan. After spreading out the magic mushrooms on a few newspapers the fan was turned on. I used several setups. Within 2-3 days the mushrooms were completely dry. The heater was on for about 3 hours and off for most of the time. Temperature in the room was about 18 Celcius. After 3 days the magic mushrooms were stored in plastic bags. The Mexicana were packed in a simple plastic bag. The Tampanensis were packed in several zip locked plastic bags. 100 grams of fresh Mexicana were turned into 42 grams dry. 100 grams of fresh Tampanensis were turned into 44 grams dry.

Close up of Tampanensis when they arrived

At first I was disappointed. Fuck! White mold all over my fresh Tampanensis truffles. It turned out not to be a contamination, but mycelium still growing. So, there was nothing to worry about.

Tampanensis covered with mycelium

Drying Tampanensis and Mexicana truffle magic mushrooms using a fan

Drying truffles using a 5 USD / Euro electrical heater with fan from the flea market. The fan is blowing at full power. The heater is off to prevent loss of potency.

Drying truffle magic mushrooms with a fan

Alternative setup for drying using fan.

Drying truffle magic mushrooms with a fan

Drying Tampanensis and Mexicana truffle magic mushrooms using a heater

Drying truffles using the same 5 USD / Euro electrical heater. The fan is blowing at full power and the heater is on. Note that the temperature is 30 celcius. Be carefull when using a heater. High temperatures kill the active compounds.

Drying truffle with a heater

Check the temp when drying truffle with a heater

Packing the dry truffle magic mushrooms

After 60 hours drying, the (about 40 grams) Mexicana were packed in one simple plastic bag. The (about 40 grams) Tampanensis were packed in several zip locked plastic bags.

Tampanensis covered with mycelium


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