a spore is reproductive structure of a certain mushroom that is meant to be dispersed for reproduction. these spores have the ability to thrive for long periods in unfavorable conditions while waiting for the conditions to turn favorable. resulting in asexual reproduction where each spore grows into a new organism under the favorable conditions, creating mycelium. one of the most common colloquial terms for psilocybin mushrooms, is shrooms or magic mushrooms. the best way to identify a mushroom is by its spore print. one part of the identification process is the creation of a spore print, which requires placing a mushroom cap gill side down on a piece of paper or foil. these mushroom spores through the use of microscopy, not only identify the wild mushrooms, they can also be used in the cultivation of magic mushrooms, where it is legal to do so.