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where magic mushrooms grow in u.s.

Where Do Magic Mushrooms Grow Naturally In The U.S?

Several times every year, mushroom foragers, mycophiles and psychonauts around the country venture out into forests, urban parks, and even gardens to identify and harvest wild mushrooms. Some are usually after specific species of fungi called magic mushrooms. If you are new to the world of foraging, you may want

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top mushrooms to sell to restaurants

Best Gourmet Mushrooms to Grow for Restaurants

Gourmet mushrooms are now used in a wide range of dishes and cuisines. While increasing numbers of people are aware of their health benefits and have adopted mushrooms in their diets, a good chunk of the market is made up of restaurants and eateries. Mushrooms are a billion-dollar market in

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mushroom foraging guide

How to Forage for Mushrooms Safely in the U.S.

While foraging for mushrooms can be a laborious, time-consuming activity, going home with some highly sought-after edible fungi is a priceless reward. If you are new to mushroom foraging, here’s all you need to know about hunting mushrooms in the United States. Mushroom foraging, also called mushroom hunting or picking,

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gourmet mushroom types

Top 5 Gourmet Mushrooms That’ll Change Your Cooking for the Better

Gourmet mushrooms are steadily making their way into more cuisines worldwide, adding texture, unique taste, and an extra kick to already popular dishes. But what are the best gourmet mushroom types for cooking?  You may be familiar with the ubiquitous button mushroom. It is a commonly available mushroom that, according

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medicinal mushrooms what are they

Medicinal Mushrooms & Modern Medicine

Mushrooms have been a valuable source of health for humankind since the dawn of time. Medicinal mushrooms are just catching on in the West — and as expected, there’s been lots of inaccurate information. To help remedy this, we’ve prepared guides on mushroom medicine in our blog so that you

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what is mycology

What Is Mycology? And Where You Fit In

Mycology impacts your life in ways you can’t imagine. Whether it’s the mushroom toppings you ordered with your pizza or that penicillin tablet you took for a bacterial infection, it’s all a product of mycology. But what is mycology – and why should you care? Fungi are an expansive form

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magic mushroom health benefits

5 Potential Health Benefits of Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are slowly shedding off the party-drug image they gained in the 70s, and if available research is anything to go by, they may even have a role to play in physical and mental health. But what are the alleged magic mushrooms’ health benefits – and what does the

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mushrooms to eat for health turkey tail

Top 5 Best Mushrooms To Eat For Health & Immunity Boost

What are the best mushrooms to eat for health? Mushrooms are an incredible nutritious food source, and many people may not be eating enough for their health. They are easily accessible and are easy to incorporate into your diet. Although all this sounds great, there are over 14,000 species of

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types of magic mushrooms

Types of Magic Mushrooms: A PNW Spore Co. Guide

The field of mycology (i.e. the study of fungus) can be confusing to navigate, especially to a beginner, due to the many types of mushrooms out there. Magic mushrooms are a group of fungi that contains psilocybin, a natural psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound that turns into psilocin upon ingestion. Researchers

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how to identify magic mushrooms foraging

How to Identify Magic Mushrooms

Wondering how to identify magic mushrooms? Studying mushrooms and their spores can add some fun to your journey into the world of microscopy and mycological research — but how can you identify magic mushrooms in the wild? There are over 14,000 known species of mushrooms. Mycologists suspect this is only

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spore syringe vs print

Mushroom Spore Syringe Vs. Spore Print: Which is Best?

What is the difference between a spore syringe and a spore print? And most importantly, which is better? Mushroom spores are the microscopic cells responsible for the growth of magic mushrooms. The identifying and studying of these spores under a microscope is now an activity enjoyed by researchers worldwide. As

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why mushrooms turn blue

Why Do Mushrooms Turn Blue?

Why magic mushrooms turn blue is a question that has plagued the minds of many mycologists since Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman isolated psilocybin and psilocin from the P. Mexicana mushroom in 1958. Since then, several studies have failed to establish the cause and purpose of the blue pigmentation that occurs

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