Identifying a Contamination in Magic Mushroom Culture

Planet-of-mushrooms Psilocybin mushrooms cultivation at home is not the easiest of undertakings. It’s not very complicated, but one needs to be careful and meticulously clean because the environment needs to be maintained sterile at all times. The spores, the mycelium, and the actual mushrooms are all extremely susceptible to contamination in the magic mushroom cultivation.

The environment may be kept clean and rich for the mycelium while being free of competitors like bacteria, mould, or pests using substrate sterilization and air filtering. These techniques aren’t error-free, though. The sterile atmosphere only lasts so long in actual practice since the aforementioned procedures aren’t flawless.

How do contaminations occur?

Anything unwelcome in your substrate or mycelium is a contamination, but contaminants in the air, soil, or water are the most common ones that might have a long-term negative impact on your mushroom cultivation. Contamination during the fruiting phase can result in cap removal, whereas contamination during the spore stage might be lethal to the entire culture.

It is important to get rid of the infected cultures and separate them from the non-contaminated ones since contaminations can spread very fast. On the plus side, since the mycelium of the mushroom is entirely white, contaminations may be easily detected.

If you see any additional hues, your culture is likely to be tainted. There are two exceptions though, so don’t move too quickly. One is the colour blue, which denotes bruising on the mycelium, and the other is the colour yellow, which signifies the ageing and production of new bacterial defenses by the mycelium.

A variety of contaminations

In the sterilized substrate used for mushroom cultivation, contaminants will thrive since there is no natural competition for them. In the natural, a complex web of bacteria, fungus, and other organisms maintains an ecological balance that allows mushrooms to grow unhindered without having to compete with other organisms for domination of the substrate.

As you can see, there are many different types of contaminations out there. The majority of them may be divided into three categories: pests, mould (fungi), and bacteria.


Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that may be controlled by pasteurizing and sterilizing the substrate. They proliferate quickly. Mold is a fungus that may be controlled using substances like salt, baking soda, alcohol, cinnamon, etc. It develops as filaments known as hyphae. Planet-of-mushrooms Psilocybin mushrooms are in demand.