How To Store Magic Mushrooms & Truffles
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How To Store Magic Mushrooms & Truffles

2 min

Successfully growing magic mushroom and truffles is only half the process, you need to store them correctly as well if you want to maintain their potency!

There are very few things more exhilarating and exciting than harvesting your first flush of magic mushrooms or truffles. To see the fruits of your labour finally pay off creates a satisfying feeling and gives you a much more personal relationship with the substance that will be taking you on your journey. However, you are not out of the woods yet.

Storing your magic mushrooms and truffles can be a tricky business if you don’t know how to do it properly. It is very easy to damage them, diminishing their content, or leave them prone to decomposition. For this reason, knowing how to safely and securely store them is a must for any budding psychonaut.



It may sound like storing your fresh mushrooms and truffles is a tall order, but it needn't be. While you may hear many suggestions and recommendations on how to store, it really is an easy task. For fresh, unopened truffles, they can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 2 months. However, if you're looking to dry them for use, they can be saved for at least one year after drying.

Mushrooms are slightly different in that, freshly harvested, they can only be stored for a few days in a refrigerator. If thoroughly dried, they too can be kept for about a year. So just make sure you store your mushrooms and truffles the right way, and they'll be around for a long time for when you need them. Simple.

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Drying Magic Mushrooms And Truffles For Long Term Storage

If a very long term storage solution is required, then both magic mushrooms and truffles can be dried out and safely stored in a cool, dark and dry place for up to 2-3 years (maybe even longer). The only risks are insect infestation, and potential loss of potency due to exposure to light, moisture and heat. This works because without their moisture content, mushrooms pretty much stop decomposing.

The trick with drying both magic mushrooms and truffles for storage is not to use any heat. It is a common mistake, and often used to try and speed up the process. However, the active compounds of magic mushrooms can be quite sensitive to prolonged periods of heat, destroying them and reducing potency.

The process of drying your magic harvest first involves pre-drying them to remove any excess moisture, followed by a thorough main dry using a desiccant. This will remove all moisture available, and leave your mushrooms and truffles ready to be moved into long term storage.

You can learn how to do this in much greater detail from our handy guide. Although it doesn’t talk about truffles, the same process can be used.

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If drying isn’t quite good enough (although it should be), you can go the extra mile and freeze your mushrooms and truffles. To do so, follow the advice above, and check out our guide to fully drying them. Both truffles and mushrooms must be fully dry before they are frozen. Once dry, simply place them in a plastic zip lock bag and put them in your freezer. Frozen mushrooms and truffles can be stored pretty much indefinitely.

IMPORTANT: Never freeze fresh magic mushrooms and truffles, this will destroy their internal cell membrane structure, greatly diminishing potency.

So there you go! Now you know how to properly store your magic mushrooms and truffles, ensuring that their integrity is maintained and that they are ready for use whenever you need them!

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
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