Golden Teachers are a favorite amongst mushroom cultivators and psychonauts and have been for years. This favoritism is not unwarranted; mycophiles will delight at the massive flushes, while those seeking a ‘change of course’ will find a gentle and powerful mentor in this lovely strain of cubensis.
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How Potent are Golden Teacher Mushrooms
“Sometimes, right before the veils break when the primordia are at their largest size before becoming mature, the entire ‘shroom can have a golden yellowish color – which vanishes when maturity starts to set in.”
The psilocybin/psilocin content of GT mushrooms is average as far as cubensis goes. However, the quantities of lesser-known alkaloids like baeocystin, norbaeocystin, norpsilocin, aeruginascin, and ß-carbolines likely play a significant role in the unique trip offered from this strain.
According to urban legends, Golden Teacher was first found growing wild in Florida during the mid-1980s. The illustrious golden caps with charming speckles made this strain easily recognizable, and along with its large, elegant proportions, it’s clear why GT became a standout in a sea of copycats.
Haven’t met your myth quota for the day? Yet another theory is that Golden Teacher originated as ‘Hawaiian PES’ and was renamed by an anonymous Dutch grower due to this infamous quote:
How to Grow Golden Teacher from
Spore and at Home
Golden Teachers are so popular, in large part, thanks to their near-guarantee to offer successful harvests on various substrates for even the most novice grower.
The most common methods to cultivate psilocybin at home are the PF Tek (easy but small yields), monotubs (large harvests and relatively straightforward), and agar to substrate (a bit more advanced).
Regardless of your chosen method, you will need to work with ‘spawn’ at some point, which is the substance on which the mycelium will grow. Spawn comes before substrate. Good choices for spawn include:
Brown Rice Flour
Each spawn type offers pros and cons (like all things in life). For example, rye holds moisture better than any other grain – ultimately offering a bigger harvest (since mushrooms are 90% water). Oats and popcorn, though, are less dense than rye, and as such, are easier to sterilize, making them less vulnerable to contamination. You will need to assess the ins and outs of each type of spawn before deciding which way to go.