Where to Buy Golden Teacher Mushrooms .You can find Golden Teacher genetics from virtually all the major spore vendors in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
It’s also easy to find these shrooms from local dry shroom vendors, which can be used to obtain spores to cultivate at home yourself.
If you’re interested in growing Golden Teachers, check out vendors like Spores 101 (Canada or US), Sporeslab (Canada only), or Magic Mushrooms Shop (Europe), or Viking Spore (UK-only).
Related: Where to Buy Magic Mushroom Spores.
How to Grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms
Magic mushrooms are surprisingly easy to grow. You can get started yourself with equipment that’s probably already lying around your house or can be picked up at your local hardware shop or gardening center.
To get started, you’ll need to pick up some Golden Teacher spores, or a magic mushroom grow kit that contains live GT mycelium.
Golden Teachers are known for their ease of cultivation. They’re fairly contaminant-resistant, have fast colonization rates, and are less sensitive to underoptimized growing conditions. This could be because this is a wild strain, unlike a strain selectively bred in captivity.
You can grow Golden Teachers on popular mushroom substrates, including rye grain, BRF tek, Uncle Ben’s tek, manure, wild bird seed, etc.
This is one of the strains I recommend new growers start with because of their dependable potency, widespread availability, and relative ease of cultivation.
Other Beginner Mushroom Species
Golden Teachers aren’t the only strains recommended for beginner growers.
Generally speaking, a good beginner strain is any strain that’s easy to find, has fast colonization rates, is less prone to aborts, and is tolerant to underoptimized fruiting conditions.
Some of the best beginner mushroom strains include:
- A Strain
- Allen Strain
- B+ Strain
- Ban Hua Thanon
- Bix Mex
- Blue Meanies
- Ban Nathon
- Ban Thurian
- Costa Rican
- Fiji Cube
- Gulf Coast
- Koh Samui
- Malabar India
- Orissa India
- Pink Buffalo
- Puerto Rican
- R44 Cubensis
- South American
- Transkei (South African)
Golden Teacher FAQs
1. How Potent Are Golden Teachers?
Golden Teachers are considered average in terms of potency. There are many strains that are more potent (such as Penis Envy, Fuzzy Balls, or Tidal Wave); and many strains that are weaker (such as Cambodian and Burma).
Through data collected by the Psilocybin Cup, we can determine the potency range for Golden Teachers is between 0.7% and 1.2% total tryptamines (psilocybin, psilocin, and related compounds).
2. How Long Do Golden Teachers Take To Grow?
Golden Teachers are about average in terms of how fast they grow. With the right environmental conditions (temperatures between 22 and 27ºC and humidity levels over 80%), you can expect to go from spore to harvest within two months.
3. Where Do Golden Teachers Get Their Name?
The true origins of Golden Teacher are unknown, but the name is believed to be derived from their golden-colored caps. The psychedelic nature and history of magic mushroom use is likely the reason behind calling these mushrooms “teachers.”
4. How Do I Take Golden Teacher Mushrooms?
There’s no particular way of using Golden Teachers different from other mushrooms. You can eat the fresh or dried mushrooms as-is, prepare them into a tincture, or make psilocybin-infused honey, chocolates, or capsules.
Many people like to take dried mushrooms using the lemon tek method (faster absorption and improved flavor); others prefer to grind them into a powder and combine them with ingredients like L-theanine and caffeine to make DIY microdose capsules.