P. Cubensis “Golden Teachers” Spore Swab Pack


To ensure the cleanest possible products, all of our Golden Teacher spore swabs are made and packaged in front of Laminar Flow Hoods with HEPA filters (99.97% efficiency rating). The spore swabs are made by swabbing the spores directly and resealing the swabs in sterile packaging.


Golden Teacher Spore Swab Pack


When you buy Golden Teacher swabs, be aware that they’re considered “active spores” which are for microscopy purposes only. DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT ANYTHING REGARDING CULTIVATING OR GERMINATING ACTIVE SPORES. 

Shipping is unavailable to California, Idaho, & Georgia. These 3 states strictly prohibit the possession of spores from psilocybin and psilocin producing mushroom species. Orders to these states will be refused and voided. Any payments made for orders to CA, ID, or GA will incur a $5 cancellation fee. 

The provided images are for informational and educational purposes only and should only be used as a reference point. Images and spores are acquired from outside, trusted sources in a legal manner. We do not condone or participate in the cultivation of psilocybin or psilocin producing mushroom species. 

When you buy Golden Teacher spores, visibility is dependent on the characteristics of the spores themselves. As a result, not all spore swabs will look the same visibly. Despite any visible differences, they are still viable for microscopy research.

Golden Teacher Spores Information

When thinking of Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms, Golden Teachers are commonly the first variety that comes to mind. The name is often synonymous with the term “magic mushrooms”. It’s easy to say that Golden Teachers are one of the classic, most highly sought-after P. Cubensis varieties. Not only are the spores easy to work with, they also provide research results that are consistent, robust, and transformative for the researcher. This makes them great for beginner and advanced researchers alike. As a result, Golden Teacher spores are by far the most popular product in our shop. In truth, it’s a must have variety and one that every spore collector should have stocked in their library.

To give some background, Golden Teachers first appeared in the microscopy and mycology scene in the 1980’s. The variety’s origin is unknown, many say that it was discovered growing on a farm in Georgia, while others say it was actually Florida. The specimens were thriving on a pile of dung and straw and had very robust stems. They were likely named for their alluring golden colored caps and from the knowledge the spores have become so well known for spreading. From here, its popularity has only continued to grow.

This variety has been around to see the mushroom and spore community flourish and by the looks of it, will stick around to watch it to continue to evolve. Golden Teacher’s mysterious history and enticing lore will ensure that this Cubensis variety will continue to be a favorite among scientists and pychonauts around the world.

Why Buy Our Golden Teacher Swabs?

We strive to provide you with the cleanest possible products. We make and package all of the Golden Teacher spore swabs in front of Laminar Flow Hoods with HEPA filters. These HEPA filters have an efficiency rating of 99.97%. Which means that the filter removes 99.97% of particles in the air. 

  • Ships next business day
  • Discreet packaging
  • Spore swabs remain viable for a few years
  • Store spore swabs in the fridge or a cool, dry place
  • Do not freeze

Microscopic Features

Spores from Golden Teacher mushrooms can vary in color from dark purple to black. They’re are subellipsoid (ellipse) shaped and they are present on a 4-spored basidia. The caps range from 40-60mm in diameter with a convex to conic shape. As mentioned before, caps with a stunning golden color are characteristic of this variety. Generally, Golden Teachers leave behind very dark prints which makes them excellent for providing future research specimens. 

Golden Teacher Mushroom Spore Swab Pack Contents

Each spore swab will come with:

Additional information


Subtropical. These mushrooms are known to thrive in subtropical climates places where summers get hot and humid, and the winters are mild. Usually these climates are found between the latitudes of 25 degrees and 35 degrees and the southeast side of all continents.


Medium Depositor Specimens that produce nice medium sized prints averaging around 50mm give or take 10mm. Spore deposits may vary but average will be a nice visible print containing hundreds of millions of spores.

Research Difficulty



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