P. Cubensis “Red Boys” Spore Swab Pack


To ensure the cleanest possible products, all of our Red Boys 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.


Red Boys Spore Swab Pack


If you want to buy Red Boys mushrooms swabs, be cautious as Red Boys strain spores are “active spores” which are for microscopy or artistic purposes. We will not complete your order if you contact us regarding the cultivation of active spores. Similarly, for legal reasons if you mention cultivating active spores or ask for cultivating advice, you will be subsequently banned from the site.

These spores are from a species that produces psilocybin and psilocin. For legal reasons they can only ship to 47 out of the 50 United States. Shipping is unavailable to California, Idaho, and Georgia.

Sonoran Spores acquires these spores and photos from outside, trusted sources in a legal manner.  Further, Sonoran Spores does not condone or participate in the cultivation of psilocybin/psilocin producing or “active” species.  Sonoran Spores also does not have any mycelium or fruiting bodies of psilocybin and psilocin producing species.  We will not sell any products containing this so do not ask.

Spore Visibility Disclaimer: When you buy Red Boys spores, visibility is dependent on the characteristics of the spores themselves. As a result, not all spore syringes will look the same visibly.  Some may have some black clumps or specs in them and others may appear clear to the naked eye. Despite these visible differences, spore syringes are still made to be viable for microscopy research.

Red Boy Spore Information

Red Boys are a must have for any mycologist as they have a mutation that causes them to uniquely drop red or rust colored spores. It was a very popular variety in the 90s but disappeared for some time. It was brought back into the mainstream from a spore print that was over 20 years old. Proving the hardiness of these spores can be truly unremarkable!

Red Boys are another mushroom strain with a unique characteristic that makes them desirable amongst many researchers. As implied by their name, these mushrooms do have red throughout their fruit. They have unusually large caps with a medium dense stem. Their slight red/cinnamon color is especially prevalent throughout the cap and gills.

But the real interesting aspect is their spores. Unlike regular dark colored spores or many albino’s mushrooms that have transparent spores, these spores are red. And this may not be unique to only this mushroom, it does make this mushroom a great introduction into pigmented spores for amateurs. Advanced microscopist can also enjoy the beautiful color this brings to their spore libraries!

Why Buy Our Red Boys Spore Swabs?

We strive to provide you with the cleanest possible products. We make and package the all of the Red Boys spore swabs in front of Laminar Flow Hoods with HEPA filters. These HEPA filters have an efficiency rating of 99.97%. Meaning 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

Red boys swabs will have reddish orange to brown like spores, often giving off a rust-like color. This is a genetic mutation in the mushroom world referred to as “rust spores” and makes them very unique. They are subellipsoid (ellipse) shaped and present on 4-spored basidia. Further they have average to larger size caps generally ranging from 25mm-75mm and are dense spore depositors.

Red Boys 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.

Research Difficulty



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.


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