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Golden Teacher mushrooms are a popular and widely available variety of psilocybin mushrooms. They are known for their characteristic golden caps and long, slender stems. The effects of these magic mushrooms are often described as euphoric, spiritual, and mind-opening. Users often report enhanced creativity, visual hallucinations, and deep introspection. They are renowned for their relatively gentle and uplifting trip, which makes them a favorite among both experienced and novice psychonauts.

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Golden Teacher Mushrooms

One of the most popular  in demand today is the Golden Teacher mushroom strain. Named after its iconic gold-capped appearance, it’s a favorite of all time.

This well-known beauty is a species of psychedelic mushroom and is part of the  species. Its genetic makeup contains two major natural active elements. Psilocybin and psilocin make it especially unique in the fungi world.

Researchers love Golden Teacher because it is a relatively easy strain to work with, perfect for mycology beginners. It is resilient and very interesting underneath the microscope.

Please note that the golden teacher spores purchased from Fungushead are for taxonomy and microscopy research purposes only. Psilocybin mushrooms are classified as a Schedule I drug in many areas of the US and most of the world. Cultivation without the required licensing is illegal. All information discussed is for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken as advice.

 Let’s take a look into the divine and unique characteristics of the Golden Teacher mushroom strain.


There’s still some mystery when it comes to the origin of this P. Cubensis strain, as with many mushrooms. Although discoveries about mushrooms and their use are still being explored today, there’s still much to learn.

Golden Teacher mushroom strains are easily recognized in nature with their golden caps speckled with yellow. They’re elegant and quite large in comparison to the other types of P. Cubensis. Golden Teacher mushrooms have a distinct appearance, with a long and winding, hollow stipe that is quite thicker towards the base. As one would expect, they often have a more elegant appearance compared to their cousins.

The fruiting bodies have a golden or yellowish-colored center and a partially covered cap, which is often larger—around 3 inches in diameter. This particular strain also has gills that may vary between white and purplish brown, making it distinctive.

Researchers suggest Golden Teacher mushrooms fruit less compared to other strains in nature, when there are optimal conditions.

It is rare to find Golden Teacher spores for research that are proven, tested, and uncontaminated, but here at Fungus Head, we make sure our researchers have good spores underneath the microspore.


According to a Golden Teacher mushrooms strain review, the distinctive feature of a yellow or gold cap is what’s propelled its identification throughout the years. This species was first described in 1906 by Franklin, found in Cuba, and named Stropharia Cubensis. Almost one year later, Narcisse Theophile identified it as Naematoloma in Tonkin, Saskatchewan.

Almost four decades later, in the state of Florida, it was then named Stropharia Cyanescens in 1941 by William Alphonso Murrill. Finally, in the mid-1980s (almost another four decades later), it was given its current name and classification of Psilocybe Cubensis.

In better efforts to understand the origin of its name, each part of the scientific name of the Golden Teacher mushrooms strain has meaning.

  • Psilocybe is derived from the Greek word Psilos which means a thing with a bare head.
  • Cubensis refers to its origin directly from Cuba.

Interestingly enough, a common psilocybe cubensis mushroom strain includes Penis Envy mushrooms, named so due to their shape. This confirms how vital it is to identify a particular mushroom strain, as Penis Envy looks significantly different under the microscope.


The hyphae, the thread-like filaments that make up the mushroom’s body, are clearly visible under the microscope — they appear as long, slender tubes with smooth walls.

Under the microscope, these velar remnants appear as fine, thread-like structures that may be pigmented or translucent.

Another thing to pay attention when you are using the microscope is the basidia — they appear club-shaped and project upwards from the gill surface. Each basidium typically has four spores attached to its tip.

As for spores, they are dark purplish to black. It is great to view them underneath the microscope because they have sub ellipsoid on 4-spored basidia and are 40-60 mm in diameter.

They appear as smooth, oval-shaped structures with a thin wall.

To be presice, at Fungus Head you can get high-quality Golden Teacher mushroom spores, which you can put on a microscope slide, and do research.

Our advice is to start with low magnification and gradually increase it to observe the details of the spores.

Best practices:

  • Use a clean slide and coverslip to avoid contamination.
  • Use distilled water instead of tap water to avoid introducing impurities.
  • Handle the microscope slides with care to avoid damaging the spores.
  • Be patient and take your time to observe the details of the spores.


All mycelia (the network of thread-like hyphae that make up the vegetative part of the fungus) contribute to the process of decomposition in nature, thus enhancing the soil structure. It releases the nutrients back into the soil by creating a web-like structure of channels through which water and nutrients flow.

GT also has a very important relationship with plants — mycorrhizal association.  The mycelium interacts with plant roots, helping it absorb water and nutrients. The plants, in turn, may provide the fungus with sugars.

In addition one of the reasons why we say GT is good for research is its resilience, mostly due to the Golden Teacher mycelium, which can adapt to different substrates and conditions.


  • Psilocybin: A psychoactive compound converted into psilocin.
  • Baeocystin: A psychedelic compound that is similar to psilocybin and psilocin.
  • Norbaeocystin: A non-psychedelic compound that is similar to baeocystin.
  • N-methyltryptamine (NMT): A non-psychedelic compound that is similar to psilocin.
  • Neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine.


Possession of Golden Teacher mushrooms or other strains is illegal in many countries. In the United States, only psychoactive compounds are scheduled under federal law, with the exception of Oregon at a state level.

A few jurisdictions, like California, Georgia, and Idaho, have specifically prohibited the sale and possession of spores.

Understanding all laws related to shrooms and possession where you live is essential. Specifically we cannot stress enough how crucial it is to ensure that you are always acting within the limits of the law.


Joining fungi community groups locally or online are fantastic resources in learning more about the taxonomy and identification of Golden Teacher mushrooms. Like-minded individuals tend to share reliable information about their research.

To emphasis, most often, fungi groups share a common love for their mushroom friends and are enthusiastic about learning and sharing information. Community groups are popular and an excellent resource for sharing this valuable knowledge. The information shared is often the most accurate, thanks to years of research under the microscope.

Looking for Golden Teacher mushrooms in the wild can be dangerous. Insufficient knowledge often results in a mistaken identity with poisonous fungi, causing severe pain or death.


People grow mushroom strains for various reasons. However, psilocybin-containing mushrooms are classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.  Therefore, researchers can’t cultivate their own mushroom spores for the purpose of identification and further research.

On the bright side, researchers looking for spores for taxonomy and identification purposes will make use of our spore syringes. Packed with high-quality spores, deionized type 2 water, tested for viability, and labeled for identification — our kit provides the best materials for great research.


There’s a reason why the Golden Teacher mushroom strain has always been a favorite among growers for years—they’re easy to grow and provide enlightenment gently. Of all the psilocybin strains known, Golden Teacher mushrooms are the easiest to find.

In fact, in today’s world, magic mushroom information and products are ever more accessible than in the past. When searching online for where to find authentic Golden Teacher mushrooms, there are key factors that determine a retailer’s reliability:

  • Well-informed staff who are knowledgeable about products and legal statuses.
  • Helpful customer service department to assist with queries as needed.
  • Secure and reliable shipping options with order tracking.

 Stay safe, stay knowledgeable, and enjoy your journey of the Golden Teacher mushroom strain review!


 This Psilocybe Cubensis strain is one of the most popular psychedelic mushroom strains out there for its ability to give users an other-worldly experience.

 Countless users have reported that the shroom opened their minds to a level untouched before leaving them with valuable lessons to take on even after the high subsides.

Users who are seeking to escape the human world for a while might just fall in love with the Golden Teacher. Aside from the mystical experience and introspective insight it offers, this strain also gives a euphoric feeling and a sense of peace, making it perfect for moderating anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and chronic pain.

Effects: Euphoria, Spiritual, Enlightenment, Hallucinations, Visual Alterations and Distortions


*All of the content and images on our site are for informational reference only. The cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms is illegal in the United States. We do not promote the cultivation of psilocybin “magic” mushrooms under any circumstances. Do not contact us asking for advice related to this subject. Any products found on this site are for microscopy and taxonomy purposes only. None of the psilocybin mushroom spores we offer are for consumption or cultivation. We do not sell any products containing psilocybin.


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