Magic Mushroom Grow Kit McKennaii by Mondo®
The McKennaii Magic Mushrooms are a tribute to Terrence McKenna. They might be even stronger than the popular, but challenging mushroom to cultivate: Hawaiian (Copelandia cyanescens). No doubt the McKennaii Magic Mushroom Grow Kit grows one of the strongest cubensis listed in our magic mushroom catalog. McKennaii is for the more visually interested.
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Years of planning and testing has resulted in the next generation of Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom grow kits. The Mondo® Grow Kit McKennaii has become better than it ever was. Compared to the first generation of Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Grow Kit, the next generation is improved with:
- Larger yields, more mushrooms
- More flushes*
- Better resistance against contaminations
- Different, but easier instructions
*some strains produce more flushes than others. The first three flushes are the largest.
Meet the new standard of easy grow kits
The Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom grow kit is slightly different than the grow kits you might have used before. This is seen only in the substrate recipe and is a secret not just shared with everyone. Not even with us!
Just like the previous and other easy grow kits, you do not need to use additional spores. During the laboratory process, the spores have developed into mycelium inside the substrate (the cake) in the grow box. The mycelium has fully colonized the substrate and is ready to grow mushrooms.
How to store the grow kit correctly
It is recommended to start the cultivation process right away. If you decide to start growing later, you may store the grow kit in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) for 2 weeks. First, wrap the grow kit in a plastic shopping bag and close it well.
- 1x grow box – This contains substrate with active mycelium (the cake)
- 1x grow bag – The bag has a micron filter to keep contaminants out
- 1x paperclip – For closing the grow bag.
- Misting Bottle – Misting is needed for the humidity level
- Potable water – For misting and soaking
- Clean environment – Work clean to give other fungi and bacteria (micro organisms) no chance to contaminate.
We recommend using
- Surgical gloves
- Disinfectant for hands
- Disinfectant for surfaces
- Soaking Bag
- Thermo mat (when room temperature drops below 18°C)
How to prepare the room and yourself before you begin
- Close any open windows. Wind or draft may bring microorganisms that can contaminate the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic Mushroom grow kit.
- When taking out the grow box with the cake from the carton box, put it on a disinfected surface. If this surface would not be clean, microorganisms may attach to the grow box and will flourish inside the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic Mushroom grow kit and will contaminate the grow box.
- Make sure you work with clean hands and arms. We recommend using surgical gloves or a good disinfectant when handling the kit. You should use a facemask to avoid breathing into the grow bag and on the cake.
Starting the process
- Fill the box with fresh, potable water. Close the grow box well and let it soak for 12 hours.
- After 12 hours, pour the surplus of water out of the grow box.
- Place the grow box inside the grow bag. The open end of the bag should point upwards.
- Remove the lid from the grow box. Rinse the lid and store it in the carton box.
- Fold the open end of grow bag twice; do not cover the micron filter.
- Place the paperclip on the fold, so the bag stays closed. Now the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic Mushroom grow kit is ready to grow.
- Place the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic Mushroom grow kit inside the carton box, on top of the ziploc with lid.
the instructions for the Mondo® McKennaii magic mushroom grow kit.
The ideal temperature is 24°C. Do not have the temperature drop under 18°C and not exceed 29°C. To keep the temperature from dropping under the 18°C, you can use ato maintain the ideal temperature. A thermo mat is a must-have in the winter or colder regions of the world.
The Psilocybe cubensis Mondo® McKennaii Magic Mushroom Grow Kit only needs light for the mycelium to ‘understand’ it has reached the surface. Only then, mushrooms will grow. A few hours of fluorescent/artificial light or indirect sunlight a day is more than enough. Direct sunlight kills the mycelium, so avoid the sun to shine directly on the grow kit.
Water / Misting
The day after you start the process you begin with misting. Open the grow bag by removing the paperclip. Do not spray directly on the cake but spray one time against every side of the bag. So you mist once a day, four sprays. Misting also vents fresh oxygen inside the bag. Right after misting, close the bag again with the paperclip.
If the conditions are optimal, you can expect the first small mushrooms (the pins) to appear between 5 and 16 days. This also depends on the strain. Some cubensis strains grow slower than others.
The mushrooms come up in groups. This can be a small or large group. That depends on the strain. A growth like this is called a flush. Mushrooms are almost never ripe at the same time. You can get more than one flush out of a kit. The first two flushes are the largest. When more flushes come, they will be smaller than the previous one.
Mushrooms are ripe and should be picked when the veil between the hat and the stem has just torn. Don’t wait much longer. Use surgical gloves or disinfect your hands, wrists and arms. Pick the mushrooms that are ripe and let the others continue to grow. Remove the mushrooms from the cake by taking hold of the base of the mushroom between thumb and index finger. Rotating your hand clockwise slowly, until the mushroom lets go. Do not pull out the mushrooms. This would risk damaging the mycelium and killing it. When most of the larger mushrooms have been picked, also pick the smaller ones and the pins as well.
Mushrooms that grow from the sides
Mushrooms grow where the light reaches and where there is little penetrating resistance. Because the cake has light shining on the sides, the mushrooms might also grow there. It is hard to counter this and can be allowed. Some growers wrap the sides of the grow box in aluminum foil to keep the sides dark, but this doesn’t always work well.
When mushrooms grow there, they can be picked just before you soak the kit:
Clean hands! Take the grow box out of the bag and place it upside down on your other hand. Wiggle the plastic box so that the cake will fall out, onto your hand. The plastic box can be placed on a disinfectant surface. Now you have this hand free to pick the mushrooms from the sides of the cake. When all mushrooms are picked, you can place the cake back as it was, in the plastic box and continue to the soaking process.
After all the mushrooms have been picked, you prepare the kit for the next flush. Again, with disinfected hands or gloves; take the grow box out of the grow bag. Fill the box with fresh, potable water. Take the lid out of the ziploc bag and use it to close the grow box. Place the closed grow box in a soaking Bag or use your own clean plastic shopping bag and wrap it around the box. Close it well and place this in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) for 12 hours. This is called the soaking process. Water will now soak through the cake, preparing it for the next flush.
During the soaking you can hang the grow bag with micronfilter upside down to dry. Make sure to hang it upside down, so no microorganisms will access the bag. Many growers prefer to use new and unused grow bags after every flush.
After 12 hours take the soaking Bag with the grow box, out from the fridge and unpack it.
To continue, follow the same steps 3 – 7 as before when you started the process for the first time. Several days later, a new flush will appear. You can get at least 2 or 3 flushes out of a Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic mushroom grow kit. If you are experienced in cultivating, you can get more flushes out of a kit.
When no more mushrooms grow out of a grow kit after the second flush for at least three weeks, or when the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic Mushroom grow kit turns green, red, grey or yellow; the grow kit can be disposed of. The change in color is a sign that the grow kit is contaminated with another fungus or bacteria. No more mushrooms will grow out of the Psilocybe cubensis 'McKennaii' Magic mushroom grow kit and the grow kit should be thrown away in the garbage outside.
When you are too late picking the mushrooms, they will drop their spores. The cake and the mushrooms will turn black/purple (some other cubensis strains red/brown) because of the spores. This is not really a problem; it just doesn’t look very pretty. When mushrooms release their spores, they also start to degrade, and the active ingredients are breaking down. Mushrooms will lose some of their potency.
Check out the responsible use page for more information on do’s and don’ts.
This kit is meant for small-scale home use only.
|Grow Kit type||Mondo|
|Optimum cultivation temperature||23ºC|
|Yield (from)||100 grams|
|Yield (to)||400 gram|
|Water Spray Needed||Yes|
|Not shipped to:||Non EU countries, Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Middle East, South America, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Israel , New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States|
- The best Cubensis imo.
This is my 1st growing experience and it was a lot easy!
The Cubensis McKennaïï is for me the nicest shroom in this world with good music...
After harvest, i made 2 spore prints and start my own self made production: nice too and cheap :-)
Peace & Shrooms! (Posted on 1/27/2011)
- Really satisfied Girl
As soon as the pack arrived, I waterd my kit and got things started. to days later the signed paper arrived. I thought these guys are really fast. I am not going to describe in detail but the results are awesome.I think something in my kit is different because my shroom s have not stopped poping out since. What I mean is I havent had "flushes" or atleast that is what I think, BUT shroomies have not stopped poping out and it has been more than tree months now.
Thanks to all the Magic Mushrooms Shop team for making me a really happy girl. Not just with the great product or excellent service or great integrity. But if I tell you all the things I have done while on the shrooms I will never be a Lady again. Oh who am I kidding, they are also great for SEX. Have fun growing. (Posted on 1/4/2011)
- McKennaii Test
i want to add a review after my friends and me nearly ate all mushrooms of the first 2 flushes :). We had alot of trips during christmas time but all in all they dont have great visual potential in my opinion. The first flush had many mushrooms and some real beauties and we were able to harvest ~17g dried. The second flush had fewer mushrooms but bigger ones and after harvest we had ~15g dried. The main effect of these shrooms was an strong body effect like to be very very stoned. Mostly we ate between 1 and 3,5g of dried shrooms and in conclusion we had some nice trips but less visual effects. (Posted on 1/4/2011)
This was my first growbox . To be honest it was my first time at all to see/grow/touch/eat the shrooms .When i started the growing i did something wrong . Dont know what - added to many water or it got to much sunlight and it started to ...mmmm dunno what to call it maby rotten or smthing . But anyways i poured the "wrong" color water out and let it dry a while . i was already thinking that i have ruen my kit and was thinking to throw it away , but at the last day i looked in the bag and what i seeee the pinheads were out ! :D i was really really really happy cause i was really hoping to grow the mushrooms but when i saw that theres something wrong i was worried .
anyways all went well and i got my first flush with alot of shrooms . didnt have scale that time and got only the dry ones scaled . it was 13,1g dry .The second one had 58g (fresh) 9,3g (dry). the third 97.2g (fresh) 7.5g(dry) (no idea how that worked out) . the fourth 50,2g (fresh) 4g (dry) . Going to try the fift time to . maby something comes up .
the first trip i had was totally different what i was thinking the triping with shrooms looks like . It was alot of fun with friends !
so heres some pics from first flush . sry about the quality . didnt have any good camera or phone .
(Posted on 12/8/2010)
- huge flush
second flush : some less but completly bigger
for the amount i'm statisfied but they have a different potential then the real good old hawaiien
in 2 flushes 400g+ and my kit is fine to go for a third one
going to try the thai ones next time :D
(Posted on 10/1/2010)
Important information about Mondo® Grow Kit McKennaii
- You have to be 18 years or older to order this product
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- The use of magic mushrooms is at your own risk, so make sure to be well informed about the use and their effects.
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