Welcome to the 1UpMaps Magic Mushroom Strain Guide
The most abundant species of psychedelic mushrooms are known as Psilocybe Cubensis, which will account for most of the strain entries. There are hundreds of strains of this species to choose from, each with their own unique properties and effects.
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First things first, is there a difference between a strain and a species? The answer is yes.
A species is a genetically separate grouping of organisms, including fungi, that can procreate with one another.
A strain is a subgroup within a species that refers to a particular phenotypic profile or morphology.
To put it another way, all species are genetically unique. Strains within a species contain the same genetic code, but certain genetic traits are more active than others, resulting in subtle changes in how they appear and function.
Consider human beings as an example: someone of Asian ancestry (ethnicity or strain) can breed with someone of European ancestry. They are classified as a separate “race” (strain), yet they may still procreate since they are members of the exact same species, Homo sapiens sapiens, or Homo sapiens for short.
The same may be said about fungi. Considering there are hundreds of distinct strains of Psilocybe cubensis, each with subtle changes in how they develop. However, all strains of this species could breed together. This is often referred to as crossing two or more strains to create a hybrid strain.
Psilocybe cubensis strains, on the other hand, cannot breed with Panaeolus cyanescens strains, for example, since they are genetically unique species and not strains.
There are approximately six fundamental genetic characteristics that are used differentiate between strains:
There is substantial discussion over whether psilocybin strains imply much more than the outward look of the mushroom.
The active constituents in all psilocybin mushroom strains include psilocin, psilocybin, and baeocystin. All of the strains described here are active at around the same dosage and have almost equal qualitative effects.
Many strain suppliers may highlight specific qualitative effects associated with a certain strain. Some are said to be more uplifting and euphoric, visually trippy, or contemplative. Some strains will also claim they give off a body high, vibrations, warmth, stomach “tingles”, etc.
This is not entirely correct. The mushroom strain you select has minimal to no direct influence on the experience. Not the strain, but your mentality and perspective before the trip has a significant influence on the quality of your encounter with magic mushrooms.
The truth is that any strain will deliver about the same experience. The primary distinction between strains is the growing patterns of the fungus itself.
You can’t really go wrong when choosing a strain, therefore select whatever strains that appeals to you the most. Whether it be the appearance, the name, or the claimed effects.
There are a few exceptions.
If you’re cultivating a taller strain with large fruits, for example, choose a variety that doesn’t produce exceptionally enormous mushrooms. If the shrooms are too massive, the process may be complicated by needing to support each of the cakes up so they don’t topple over.
Furthermore, depending on the area where you reside, you may want to choose a strain that is more cold-tolerant or heat-tolerant.
The best strain for most individuals is just the one that seems the most fascinating to them. We recommend that you test a variety of strains to discover the one that fits best with your needs.
This applies to both cultivating shrooms and consuming mushrooms, and even the effects you may experience.
There are more magic mushroom strains than any single article could ever cover.
New strains are constantly being gathered from the wild, and many more are being “created” in a mycology laboratory or even a home grow.
Some individuals develop hybrids by combining two or more strains; others isolate certain growing habits from pre-existing strains. While other individuals focus on one developing mushrooms with selectively chosen genetic traits of that specific strain. For instance, yield characteristics for increased harvest volume.
We’ll go through some of the most prevalent strains here. Many more undocumented strains are circulating in spore trade groups, mycological organizations, and private laboratories. You may even harvest samples from the wild to create your own “wild” strains.
The A+ strain is the ancestor of the Albino A+ strain, which is, strangely, far more popular.
It produces medium/large fruiting bodies with a pale golden pileus (cap), which is usually darker in the center. It has a thin, curved stipe (stem/stalk). Sporulation is abundant, and cultivation is rated easy to somewhat tough.
Its effects are similar to those of most other P. cubensis strains, including euphoria, visual stimuli, and buzzing or vibratory body sensations.
Acadian Coast cubensis is a somewhat uncommon strain found in North America’s Acadian east coast, from Newfoundland to southern Louisiana.
It has a conical pileus (cap) that is butterscotch to chestnut brown in color early in the fruiting cycle. Closer to maturity, the cap expands and softens to a brown/tan tint, generally darker in the center, with a prominent umbo (bump). The stipe is usually moderate in thickness and pale in color.
Its effects are similar to those of other Psilocybes, including physical vibration, enhanced perception, and visual stimulation. It has been regarded as moderate in terms of potency and ease of cultivation, but little information is available.
LEARN MORE: Acadian Coast Mushroom Strain Guide
Albino A+ is a genetically isolated descendent of the A+ strain that has been cultivated exclusively for its light white hue
It forms huge fruiting bodies, like its parent A+, with a noticeably pale cap, virtually all white, generally darker towards the center. The stalk/stem is usually long, thin, and curved.
Sporation is modest, with purple-black spores, making it “leucistic” rather than albino. Cultivators like Albino A+ because of its distinct colour and abundant fruit body development.
It is said to have effects comparable to A+, including euphoria, serene contemplation, physical vibration, and visual stimuli.
It is thought that Alcabenzi Cubensis is a hybrid between cubensis strains from the southern United States (most likely Golden Instructor) and Psilocybe Mexicana.
It is thought that Alcabenzi cubensis is a hybrid of cubensis strains from the southern U.S.A. (most possibly Golden Instructor) and Psilocybe Mexicana.
It was initially documented in 2001 and is highly domesticated, with growers favoring it for its resilience to contamination and vigorous colonization.
It has a large medium-sized cap with lighter golden color, a thin frequently curved stipe, and purple brown abundant sporation, according to reports.
Its effects are similar to those of the majority of Cubensis strains, consisting of a combination of modest visual stimuli, buzzing or vibration, extreme pleasure, and heightened self awareness.
Allen strain was discovered in Thailand by John Allen and hence resembles several southeastern Asian strains.
It is a fast-growing colonizer that produces tall and thin mushrooms. It typically causes a prominent umbo (bump) in the center of the bell-shaped brown-tan cap. It has a thin and more elastic stipe than other cubensis, which causes the fruit body to lean significantly. It has an extremely dark sporation (almost black).
It has received positive feedback on several sites for potency and cultivation. Body vibration and modest visual stimulation are among the side effects.
Amazon Cubensis is a prominent strain among both growers and users. It comes from deep within the Amazonian rain forest. It is among the most frequent strains of cubensis.
It is among the most frequent strains of cubensis.
It is well-known for producing a small number of enormous/very large mushrooms (when cultivated indoors). When grown, a sturdy and tough stipe (stem/stalk) is required to support the massive pileus (cap), which expands to virtually flat, occasionally inverted. Its spores are purplish-black in color, and its mycelium is very rhizomorphic (strong and ropelike).
It is said to cause tremendous physical vibration or buzzing, a strong need to move, minor geometric pattern visual stimuli, and profound interior tranquility and introspection.
The Argentina strain was uncovered deep in Argentina’s mountainous jungle.
Cultivators like it because it may produce up to ten “flushes” when grown indoors.
It often produces a huge number of tiny fruiting bodies. It features a large caramel-colored pileus (cap), which is often darker in the center, and a medium-thick stipe (stem/stalk). It sporulates abundantly, depositing dark purple-black spores.
Its effects and efficacy have been well-documented, including spiritual or mystical feelings, a sense of unity and connection with one’s environment, quiet relaxation, and exhilaration.
The B+ strain is one of the most widely farmed cubensis varieties, valued for its cold-temperature tolerance and reliably high yields.
Although it develops at a slightly slower pace than most other cubensis, it produces big/extra large fruiting bodies. It has a wide caramel to brown pileus (cap) that occasionally inverts at the border as it ages. It has a relatively wide and curvy stipe. The B+ strain is also a prolific spore depositor.
Its effects and efficacy are well-documented in several “shroom” communities. Effects include intense spiritual sensations of oneness, exhilaration, and warmly grounded energy in a medium potency. It is an excellent strain for novices in terms of cultivation and usage.
Psilocybe specialist John Allen found the Ban Hua Thanon shroom strain in the early 1990s on Ban Hua Thanon Island near of Vietnam. It is said to be ‘simple’ to grow and resistant to extreme temperatures.
It usually forms thick clusters of tiny, powerful fruiting bodies. It has a convex spherical yellowish to pale orange pileus (cap). With a thin mainly cylindrical stipe (stem/stalk) and linear coloring diminishing toward the center of the cap. It is a strong spore depositor, yet its mycelium colonizes slowly.
Multiple online reviews claim rapid acting moderate modifying effects, rich visual stimulation, and profound contemplation, with minimal body buzz or vibration.
Ban Thurian is quite similar to many other Southeast Asian strains; it was discovered in Thailand by mycologist John Allen on water buffalo dung.
It has thick patches of tiny, powerful fruiting bodies with a yellowish-tan cap and a thin, frequently curved stipe . It is a prolific spore depositor with rapidly colonizing mycelium.
Multiple online reviews claim rapid-acting moderate effects, rich visual stimulation, and profound contemplation, with minimal body buzz or vibration.
Big Mex is a genetically isolated variety of the Mexicana cubensis mushroom.
It is well-known for its huge crowns that mature flat. The color ranges from light brown to golden tan. It has a slender white stipe (stem/stalk) and a strong spore depositor, which causes the stipe and cap to become purple black following sporation. It is also a fast-fruiting variety that produces a large number of medium-sized mushrooms.
This strain has been described as having significantly lower anxiety than other mushroom strains, as well as a smooth, clean high with a lot of visuals.
The most well-known Australian cubensis isolate is Blue Meanie. It gets its name from the blue bruising that appears whenever the fruiting body is damaged.
The pileus is light tan to golden brown in color, with white speckling . It has medium-sized fruiting bodies and somewhat thick stalks. It is also a vigorously fruiting and colonizing strain with rhizomorphic mycelium.
It is thought to be more potent than most other cubensis strains, with acute visual stimulation and profound sensations of pleasure.
LEARN MORE: The Blue Meanies Strain Guide
Brazilian Cubensis is noted to develop exceptionally large fruits in natural environmental conditions, but smaller, slower growth when grown indoors.
Caps are usually narrower than the somewhat thick stems and range in color from caramel to brown. It has tall, thin fruiting bodies and a lot of purple/black spores.
Its effects are similar to those of most other cubensis strains, consisting of exhilaration, spiritual closeness, and deep resonant body vibration.
**In Brazil, it is legal to cultivate, possess, and sell psilocybin mushrooms.
Burmese is a rapidly growing, prolifically spreading southeast Asian strain that produces a huge number of medium/large fruiting bodies.
Cap coloration varies between various colors of brown, with the center being darker. It produces stipes that are somewhat thick. It is regarded for its ease of cultivation and quick colonization.
It is a high-potency strain that is popular among experienced psychonauts; its effects involve euphoria, visual stimuli, typically in the form of geometric patterns, and mental calm.
Cambodian is a very popular cubensis variety. Renowned mycologist John Allen discovered it nearby Angkor Wat temple.
Its caps range in hue from pale to dark brown, with a more equal color dispersion throughout the cap than the majority of cubensis. It is distinguished by thick, dense stems and big bell-shaped crowns.
It has a high potency and rapid growth rate, and its effects include a fast-acting mental high, euphoria, and visual stimulation, but minimal physical effects.
LEARN MORE: Cambodian Mushroom Strain Guide
Chilean Cubensis is a quick colonizing strain that is ideal for new growers. Because it grows in a broader range of temperatures in natural settings, it is more resilient to temperature and environmental changes.
Its cap color ranges from yellow to golden butterscotch, with a black ring around the cap’s border. Slender tubular stems and medium-sized convex crowns are prevalent.
It has a high potency and rapid growth rate, and its effects include elation, great personal insight and introspection, and physical vibration.
Columbian Cubensis is a well-known strain that was discovered in the mountains of Columbia near the settlement of Villa de Lieva.
Its crown is normally a pale yellowish-white with a prominent black umbo (bump) in the center. It is a relatively prolific sporator with thin cylindrical stipes.
It has received positive feedback for its potency and impact, being characterized as a sociable high that stimulates dialogue and profound connection with those around you.
Costa Rican Cubensis was first discovered growing on bovine manure in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Arenal volcano.
Its crown is normally a pale yellowish-white tint. It has thin cylindrical stipes and deposits a lot of purplish black spores. It has thick areas of medium or small fruiting bodies.
It is typically regarded as a fairly powerful strain with a focus on physical effects.
LEARN MORE: Costa Rican Mushroom Strain Guide
F.S. Earle found Cuban Cubensis in 1904 and mislabeled it to be a stropharia, another species of psychotropic fungus.
The hue of its crown ranges from golden butterscotch to light brown. It has thin tubular stipes and sheds spores or purple black coloring often.
It frequently produces smaller fruiting bodies, but their potency is unaffected. The effects include cerebral clarity and focus, as well as profound inner insight and introspection.
Ecuador Cubensis is found in the wild at high elevations in Ecuador’s highlands. It is rated as a ‘easy’ variety to cultivate, most likely because to its toughness and resilience to temperature fluctuations.
The hue of its bell-shaped top varies between shades of brown. It has considerable sporation and robust dense white stipes.
It is said to provide strong and colorful energy, as well as visual stimulation and powerful sensations of connection and unification with your environment.
Elephant Cubensis gets its name from the gigantic volume of its fruiting bodies, as well as the place of its discovery, which was on elephant manure in south Thailand.
The color of its typically enormous wide cap ranges from light brown to dark brown, and is often paler early in the mushroom’s life cycle. It has considerable sporation and strong dense white stipes.
Its effects are described as lively and vivid vitality, mental clarity, attention, and contemplation, with less emphasis placed on body consequences similar to many other Southeast Asian strains.
The Escondido Cubensis strain originates in Puerto Rico’s Escondido area. It is a rapidly colonizing strain that produces dense flushes of medium-sized fruiting bodies.
Its often flatter crown ranges in hue from yellow white to golden butterscotch. It has slender curved white stipes (stems/stalks) and is an abundant sporator, discharging purplish black spores.
Its effects are described as a combination of mental and physical intoxication, exhilaration, closeness, and reverberation or vibrations all through the body.
The F+ cubensis strain gets its name from the Everglades in Florida, where it was initially found.
It has symmetrical crowns that are dotted with white mycelial spots. It also features mycelial development along the yellow – white stipe, which is consistent with its native marshy environment.
It is a strong strain with effects such as intense visual stimulation and deep philosophical thoughts and feelings.
The most well-known cubensis strain is Golden Teacher, often known as Golden Emperor. It was classified for the first time in the 1980s, but the details of its discovery remain a mystery.
It has medium to large fruiting bodies with bell-shaped orangish brown crowns that frequently have white yellow speckling. Its broad white stipe (stem/stalk) frequently thickens at the base.
Its effects are a combination of mental and physical. It is also well-known for inducing religious or transcendental experiences.
The Gulf Coast strain, sometimes known as Treasure Coast, is derived from Florida’s Gulf Coast. It often produces smaller fruits with strong psilocybin and psilocin contents.
Its medium/small caps are frequently light brown to yellow in color, with a slender stipe that is pearly white and thickens at the base.
Its effects are consistent with its potency, resulting in deep spiritual experiences via different planes of awareness.
Guadalajara Cubensis originates in Mexico’s Guadalajara area. It is a voracious colonizing and fruiting strain with profound spiritual and metaphysical effects.
It has medium-sized fruits with a lower cap-to-stipe ratio than most other cubensis. Its caps are usually golden butterscotch to yellow brown in color, with a thin curved white stipe.
Its effects are similar to those of other Mexican strains, with a strong spiritual influence, tremendous feelings of vibratory energy, and even out-of-body experiences.
Hanoi Cubensis was discovered in Hanoi, Vietnam, the key growing zone for Psilocybe mushrooms in Thailand.
It has medium-sized long slender fruiting bodies that are yellowish to golden brown in color and thin curved white stipes. Cultivators like its simplicity of cultivation and robust colonization of a wide range of substrates.
It is an excellent strain for novices since it is reasonably powerful and provides a variety of mental and physical effects such as synesthesia and pleasure.
Honduran Cubensis is an uncommon strain that originated in the Bay Islands off Honduras’ Caribbean coast. They are considered a ‘easy’ breed to culture and are resistant to temperature fluctuations as well as infection.
It is also an abundant colonizer and fruiter, producing medium-sized mushrooms. Caps are frequently pointed, with colour ranging from pale brown to light yellow, and stipes are thin and frequently bent.
Its effects involve visual hallucinations, personal contemplation, insight, and bodily vibration.
Because of its extraordinarily quick colonization and fruiting cycle, the Keeper’s Creepers strain was separated from the Cambodian strain several decades ago. It is a popular option among first-time growers.
Its fruits are tiny to medium-sized mushrooms that grow in thick clusters. Caps are bell-shaped and range in color from golden brown to whitish yellow, with thin and cylindrical stipes (stems/stalks).
Its effects are similar to those of the majority of Southeast Asian strains, namely an extreme euphoric feeling, mental clarity, insight, and a philosophical outlook.
Koh Samui is a small island off the coast of Vietnam that is home to several strains of Psilocybe cubensis. Mycologist John Allen classified this specific strain in the 1990s.
It produces large to extremely large fruits that are generally gold in color and have thick white stipes. It is a moderate spore depositor with above-average potency.
Koh Samui mushroom effects are comparable with those of other Southeastern Asian strains, but more powerful. Mental clarity and philosophic thought processes, as well as visual stimuli, and exhilaration.
LEARN MORE: Koh Samui Super Strain Mushroom Strain Guide
The Malabar strain was detected developing on livestock dung on India’s Southeastern Malabar Coast. It frequently produces enormous fruits, which can weigh more than 250g when fresh.
It normally produces large to extremely large fruits that are caramel to pale brown in color and have thick white stipes. It is a moderate spore depositor and is frequently classified as fairly powerful, making it an excellent strain for new users.
Its effects include cerebral and physical stimulation, vibrating or buzzing, visual hallucinations, strong euphoria, and a sensation of serenity and tranquility.
The Martinique Islands are a Caribbean island chain. Because of the ample moisture and moderate environment, this type of fungus produces enormous, potent mushrooms.
Martinique cubensis has medium to big fruiting bodies with symmetrical beige to light brown crowns that flatten as they mature. Stipes (stems/stalks) are typically thin and curved. It has mild sporation, which occasionally discolors the crown purple black when mature.
Its effects are extensively documented, with an equal balance of physiological and mental stimulation. Body vibrations or buzzing, visual stimulation, and acute introspection.
The Mazatepec strain’s native environment is Mexico’s hilly Mazatepec area. It was the first cubensis strain to be brought to the “western” world, along with Huautla.
It has medium-sized fruiting bodies with bulb-shaped caps that range in color from brown to gold and a thin elongated stipe. Extensive sporation that frequently renders mature mushrooms purple black.
Its effects are great spiritual sensations of oneness and unity with the cosmos, powerful feelings of love and ecstasy, and deep inner insight and introspection, similar to other Mexican strains.
Terence Mckenna, a famed psychonaut and mycologist, inspired the Mckennaii strain. Mckenna’s well-known “stoned ape” theory connects psychotropic chemicals to accelerated human evolution.
Mckennaii Cubensis is well-known for its potency, rapid colonization, and high yields. Its crowns have a variety of brown colors and are frequently bell shaped. Stipes (stems/stalks) have a medium thickness and are frequently bent. It has mild sporation, which occasionally discolors the crown purple black when mature.
Its effects have been well examined. Immersive experiences via different worlds of mind, as well as intense visual stimuli and hallucinations.
The Menace strain was discovered on a farm northwest of Houston, Texas, growing on cow manure. It was named for its first collector, P. Menace. It is said to be an extremely strong strain that consistently generates sublime experiences.
Its fruits are generally enormous in size, with caps that range from reddish brown to yellowish tan and that, when fully matured, become black with spores. Stipes are typically cylindrical and of modest thickness.
Its effects have been well examined. Immersive travels through different realms of consciousness with deep insights into the nature of reality, as well as intense visual stimulation and delusion.
The Mestizo strain is descended from the Mexican Cubensis strain. Its effects, like most other strains from this location, include intense spiritual emotions of oneness.
It is a quick colonizing and somewhat fast fruiting strain, with fruits that are normally medium in size and occur in dense patches, with caps that are yellowish tan at the rims with a deeper brownish mark in the center. In full maturity, caps typically became black with spores. Stipes are typically cylindrical and of moderate thickness.
Visual stimuli and hallucination, religious or mystical sentiments, occasionally out of body experiences, and deep insights about the nature of reality are among its consequences.
Mexican Cubensis, sometimes known as ‘Mexicube,’ is a strain well-known for its spiritual effects. Many more strains, like Matias Romero and Mestizo, are descended from Mexicube.
It is a rapidly colonizing and somewhat quickly fruiting strain, with fruits that are generally long and thin mushrooms that grow in thick patches. The hue of the caps ranges from pale brown to golden tan. Stipes are often thin and curved, as well as thick in comparison to the size of the cap. Heavy spore depositor that frequently renders mature mushrooms purple-black.
Visual stimuli and hallucination, metaphysical or mystical sensations, and great self awareness and revelation are among its effects.
The Na Muang strain is one of numerous strains discovered by mycologist John Allen in Thailand. It was discovered growing on water buffalo manure in rice patties on the Thai island of Koh Samui. It produces enormous fruiting bodies, as is characteristic of strains from this area.
It is a vigorously colonizing and fruiting strain; its fruits are often shorter, dense mushrooms that develop in huge areas. The hue of the caps ranges from golden butterscotch to light brown. Stipes (stems/stalks) are frequently cylindrical and stout.
Its effects are similar to those of other Vietnamese strains, with prominent mental effects such as visual stimulation and high happy feeling and less severe physiological effects.
The Oak Ridge strain was discovered growing at a nuclear power plant just outside of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It is said to be simple to grow and highly resistant to contamination.
It is a vigorously colonizing strain that produces tall, thin mushrooms with caps ranging in color from golden butterscotch to orange brown. Stipes are cylindrical and long. Sporation is mild, yet at full development, it can still discolor mushrooms.
Its potency is rated as above average, with effects ranging from mental and body stimulation to feelings of closeness and pleasure, philosophical thinking processes, and visual stimulation.
Orissa India is a famous cubensis strain that was promoted by a group of farmers in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. Because of the substantial genetic isolation, most genotypes in circulation yield enormous powerful mushrooms.
It generally produces shorter, thick mushrooms with broad caps and a deeper brownish patch in the center, as well as pale yellowish white borders. Stipes are cylindrical and long. Sporation is mild, yet at full development, it can still discolor mushrooms.
It has a high potency, and its experience has been described as a wonderful combination of cerebral and physiological effects, ranging from visual stimuli to powerful resonating bodily vibrations.
LEARN MORE: Orissa India Mushroom Strain Guide
Palenque cubensis was first discovered near the Mexican hamlet of Palenque. It is said to be a strong strain when newly dried, but it quickly loses strength when preserved.
Its fruits are generally long, thin mushrooms with widely triangular crowns that range in color from golden butterscotch to brown, with darker centers and pale borders. Stipes are typically thin, cylindrical, and straight. It is a sporator that frequently renders mature mushrooms purple black.
When fresh, it has been described as having a high potency, with effects such as extreme synesthesia, immersive mental processes, tremendous euphoria, and vibrations felt all through the body.
Panama Cubensis was discovered in a hotel garden in Panama City. Its traits are a blend of North and South American cubensis strains, with wide broad crowns similar to S. American strains and thick dense stems similar to N. American strains.
Its fruits are usually shorter and denser, and it produces a lot of them. Caps are frequently a variety of brown colors, darker in the center and pale goldish brown around the borders. Stipes are often thick, and sporation is abundant, often discoloring mature fruiting bodies purple/black.
Its effects and efficacy have been thoroughly documented, providing a combination of religious or spiritual experiences, body vibration, and cerebral clarity.
Penis Envy is a peculiar and popular cubensis strain called because its frequently phallic dimensions. It has undeveloped crowns and extremely thick, dense stipes.
It is said to be the outcome of significant genetic isolation carried out by famed psychonaut Terence Mckenna.
Its fruits are normally shorter and denser, but can be rather enormous. Caps are frequently lighter in color, ranging from gold to butterscotch. Stipes are often quite thick, with little sporation.
It is well-known for its potency, generating approximately 50% more psilocybin than other cubensis strains. Extensive exhilaration, clarity of mind and perspective on personal struggles, and extreme delight are among the side effects.
Penis Envy #6 is an offspring of Penis Envy and Texas Cubensis. It was developed in an attempt to create a Penis Envy strain with increased sporation. Its aesthetic traits are more akin to Texans, with larger caps and slender curved stipes.
Its fruits are typically long and thin, but can grow to be quite tall. Caps are often lighter in color, ranging from gold to butterscotch, and darker in the center. Stipes (stems/stalks) are quite long and typically curved, with significant sporation.
While its physical qualities are more similar to Texan, its power and impact are similar to Penis envy, enhanced potency, prominent mental and visual stimulus, and euphoric pleasure.
Penis Envy Uncut is a Penis Envy isolate with a unique feature: its veils, the fine gelatinous membrane between the cap and stipe, do not open even when mature. It has undeveloped caps and large dense stipes, like as other Penis Envy isolates such as Penis Envy #6 and Albino Penis Envy.
Its fruits range in size from tiny to larger and are usually paler brown or tan in color. When compared to little undeveloped caps, the stipes are fairly thick, and it is particularly resistant to contamination during the cultivation process.
It is often regarded as the most powerful Penis Envy derivative, but the tiniest. Intense sensations of euphoria and delight, as well as strong visual stimulation, are among the side effects.
Pensacola Cubensis was found in the Florida town of Pensacola. It is a renowned farmer variety due to its aggressive colonization, rapid fruiting, and resistance to contamination.
Its fruits are normally medium to big in size, with wide crowns that spit and invert when mature, and a linear color distribution.
The color ranges from golden yellow to brownish tan, and the stipes are strong and dense. Heavy sporation frequently causes mature fruiting bodies to become purple black.
It is rated as having moderate potency, effects similar to those found in Central and South America, clean energy, physical vibration, mild visual stimuli, and philosophical thinking.
Peruvian Cubensis was discovered growing on cow dung in Lamas, Peru. It is a high-yielding cultivar that produces thick patches of medium to large mushrooms.
Its fruits have large crowns that occasionally spit and invert when mature, and they have a linear color distribution that is darker in the center. Stipes are frequently thick and sporation is abundant, turning mature mushrooms purple/black.
It is rated as having mediocre potency, although generating vast volumes compensates for this. Its effects are compatible with strains from Central and South America, clean energy, body vibration, mild visual stimulation, and philosophical ideas.
PES Azurescens, sometimes known as PES Amazonian, was developed by its developer as a cross between cubensis and azurescens. This allegation has not been proven, although they will bruise blue within seconds of contact, proving their power.
It is a rapid colonizer and fruiter, with reddish brown caps that fade to yellow tan at the borders and typically have a prominent hump in the center. Stipes are long and cylindrical in appearance. Sporation is mild, yet at full development, it can still discolor mushrooms.
It has been described as a powerful visual experience capable of transporting the person into a vastly different world of awareness.
PES Pacifica Exotica Spores, thus the prefix PES, was the first firm to sell Hawaiian genetics. It produces lovely tall slender fruiting bodies that resemble a hybrid between southeastern Asian strains (big wide crown) and South American strains (tall slender mushrooms).
It is a vigorous colonizer and fruiter, and growers reward it for these two characteristics as well as its high yields. Caps are often golden butterscotch in the center, fading to pale yellowish white at the periphery, and have long, slender curved stipes. It is a modest spore producer.
It is said to have a moderate potency, making it an excellent strain for new users, with a combination of light visual stimuli, euphoria, and physical vibrations.
Pf Albino is a mutant of the Pf Classic strain that yields brightly colored, potent mushrooms. Despite its potency, it typically produces lower yields and colonizes more slowly than its parent strain.
Its fruiting bodies can be rather enormous, yet they are scattered over the growing substrate. Caps are frequently pure white, with blue coloration in the center, and pearly white stipes of significant thickness. It discharges a little number of spores, which contributes to its scarcity.
Its side effects include optical hallucination, sensory experiences, euphoria, and vibrating energy.
Pf Classic is a famous cubensis variety among farmers and consumers alike, found and named by mycologist Robert McPherson in 1990. Pf is an abbreviation for Psilocybe Fanaticus, Mr. Mcpherson’s internet alias.
Its fruiting bodies are medium to large in size, with reddish brown to golden yellow crowns that are bell shaped and flatten when mature. It has thick and dense stipes. It is also a good strain for beginners, but it is less successful for mass cultivation, making it an uncommon strain.
It has been rated as having moderate potency, with effects including visual stimuli, sensory experiences, and euphoria.
Pf Redspore is an isolated mutant of Pf Classic, so named because of its distinctive reddish, rust-colored sporation. Cubensis often deposits purplish black spores. It is a relatively robust colonizer with fruiting bodies ranging in size from medium to big.
It has broad bell shaped caps with golden butterscotch to brown color that flatten in maturity and white cylindrical stipes of intermediate thickness and density, which are mainly consistent with other cubensis strains. It has rust-colored lamella (gills) and sporation.
It has been described as having a high potency with noticeable physiological effects, powerful resonating vibrations all through the body, and even partial paralysis.
Pink Buffalo aka Thai Pink Buffalo or Hairy Pink Buffalo is a well-known mushroom species found on the Thai island of Koh Samui. According to legend, when the mushroom was originally discovered, it was accompanied by a pink buffalo.
Its fruits can be rather enormous, with wide crowns that split and invert when mature, and a deeper reddish golden hue in the center. Stipes are frequently thick and sporation is abundant, turning mature mushrooms purple/black. It colonizes quickly and is resilient to contamination, making it a favorite among farmers.
It is rated as having moderate potency. Its effects are comparable to those of other Southeastern Asian strains, with a powerful cerebral high and less severe body effects.
LEARN MORE: The Pink Buffalo Mushroom Strain Guide
Puerto Rico Cubensis is a rapid colonizing strain with morphological traits similar to most other cubensis strains. It frequently yields medium to big fruits with bell-shaped tops and thick, dense stipes.
Stipes are frequently thick in relation to the cap, which is generally bell or spear shaped and opens later in this strain’s life cycle than most other cubensis. It has significant sporation and the distinctive cubensis purple black color.
Its effects are comparable to other Central and South American strains, with a powerful mental high, noticeable physical vibrations, and sensations of pleasure.
Tasmanian Cubensis was discovered on the island of Tasmania, off Australia’s southern coast. Many growers value it for its vibrant colors, ability to grow up to twice as quickly as other cubensis, enormous fruiting bodies, and outstanding yields.
Stipes are sometimes fairly thick at the base, narrowing towards the cap, which is frequently quite broad and flat in maturation, and ranges in color from dark brown to light light tan. Its sporation is intense, rendering ripe fruits purple black at times.
It is rated as having above-average potency, with effects such as euphoria and pleasure, physical vibrations, feelings of interconnection and oneness, and philosophical musings.
John Allen discovered and classified Thai Cubensis on the Thai island of Koh Samui. Its visual traits and effects are consistent with those of the majority of other strains identified in the region, with considerable mental effects and little bodily stimulation.
Stipes are frequently thicker and curved toward the base. Caps are frequently flat and occasionally inverted in maturity, with golden tan to varied degrees of brown hue. It is a prolific spore depositor, frequently discoloring ripe fruits purple black.
It has average potency and effects that are comparable with other Thai strains, such as euphoria and pleasure, cerebral clarity, and philosophical musings.
Transkei Cubensis originates in South African grasslands and is the only cubensis found natively on the continent. It’s probable that this is the fungus mentioned in Terence Mckenna’s “Stoned Ape Theory,” which contends that psilocybe mushrooms aided human evolution.
Its caps are usually medium to tiny in size, triangular or spear shaped, and orange to yellowish yellow in color. Stipes are usually quite long and thin, curling. Sporation is usually minimal.
It is rated as having moderate potency and providing an excellent experience for new users. It produces a combination of body buzzing and vibration, cerebral clarity, philosophical ideas, and bliss.
The Wollongong strain was discovered in the southern Australian province of Illawarra. It is a rapid colonizing strain that yields medium to big almond-colored fruits.
It often forms thick patches of fruiting bodies, and its caps are frequently symmetric and tapered in at the borders, with a black stripe at the boundary. Stripes are generally narrow and tubular, and sporation is frequent, turning the mushrooms a purple black as the spores fall.
It has medium potency and provides an excellent experience for new users. It produces a combination of body buzz and vibration, cerebral clarity, perspectives, and elation.
Z strain was discovered by sporetradingpost and is likely to be a genetic descendent of Golden Teacher. It is a vigorous colonizing variety that produces a large number of fruits in thick areas.
Its fruiting bodies are medium in size, with bell-shaped tops that flatten and get darker in the center as they mature. Stipes are generally thin and tubular, and sporation is frequent, turning the mushrooms a purple black as the spores fall.
It is rated as having moderate potency and providing an excellent experience for new users. It produces a combination of body buzzing and vibration, cerebral clarity, philosophical ideas, and bliss.
The efficacy of magic mushrooms is determined by a variety of variables, not only the selection of the strain.
Candidates for the most effective Psilocybe cubensis strains, if cultivated under optimal conditions, would include:
Albino Penis Envy
Jedi Mind Fuck
Penis Envy #6
Other magical mushroom species, for example, Psilocybe azurescens and Panaeolus cyanescens, are more powerful than any type of Psilocybe cubensis.
Adding a tryptamine source to the substrate has been demonstrated to increase the strength of psilocin and psilocybin in all psychedelic mushroom strains.
Luckily, almost all Psilocybe cubensis strains are simple to cultivate. They will consume almost any substrate you put cultivate them in and yield mushrooms with little effort.
Because of their resilience to contamination and quick colonization rates, many growers believe strains like Golden Teachers for example are some of the simplest to cultivate.
Although more challenging strains are still simple to cultivate, yields may drop if environmental or substrate conditions aren’t ideal.
For example, some strains are simple to cultivate but can result in abortive pinheads if the temperature range or moisture levels are too high.
Other strains may yield enormous and unstable mushrooms that may topple over if not supported or grown using more complex growing techniques.
Even if you don’t do everything correctly, most large yielding strains will result a large number of high-quality magic mushrooms.
If you live within a more tropical climate, it’s best to use strains from tropical locations across the world. Almost every Psilocybe cubensis strain flourishes in heat, but the issue is that mold also grows in warmer locations with high humidity.
The ideal strains for high temperature areas are those that have originated in tropical conditions, such as Amazon, Burma, Puerto Rican, Thai, and many of the Southeastern Asian strains many discovered by John Allen.
These are just a few of the strains that will grow well in tropical environments, there are many more.
Psilocybe cubensis mushroom most definitely thrives in tropical climates. Cubensis grows better in warmer conditions as compared to Psilocybe baeocystis, Psilocybe azurescens, or Psilocybe semilanceata.
Having said that, certain strains have demonstrated more tolerance for colder conditions than others.
A-Strain, Argentina, Gulf Coast, and Tasmanian are some of the more optimum cold-tolerant magic mushroom strains out there, although there are many more.
There are no hard and fast rules for naming a magic mushroom strain. Magic mushroom strains, like marijuana, may be named whatever the discoverer, breeder, or collector wants to name them.
Sometimes the mushroom community would does rename them. Lastly, many strain names are prefixed with brand names that the mushroom community will ignore as it just causes confusion and the spread of misinformation.
As a general rule of thumb, magic mushroom strain names come down to four main factors:
As an homage to their discoverer, collector, influential person, or breeder — such as the Mckennaii strain named for Terence McKenna reknown mushroom expert and developer of the “Stoned Ape” hypothesis. Another big name John Allen led to the Allen strain.
Unique appearances — Penis Envy anyone? Albino Penis Envy is another one. As you may have guessed they resemble the penis, for better or worse.
Where the strain was first discovered or where it grows naturally — Some excellent examples would include Aztec God, Tasmanian, Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, Australian, or Cambodian, for example.
Sometimes it just comes down to liking a name.
Albino magic mushroom strains, like human albinos, develop no pigment and are completely white.
There are also true albinos and what are referred to as false albino strains as well.
True albinos lack any pigmentation on either the fungus flesh or the spores. The mushroom’s only color is a blue bruising coloration which is a response generated by psilocybin and psilocin.
False albinos are light-colored isolates that retain pigment throughout the spores or in certain places towards the peak of the cap or in the stipe. Although they are not real albinos, they may appear paler than many other strains. As they say, everything is relative.
There isn’t much of a contrast between being an albino mushroom strain and a standard strain; they both require the same growth conditions and the same potency. Everything boils down to looks.
Some examples of albino magic mushroom strains include but are not limited to the following:
The Albino Penis Envy strain
The Albino Treasure Coast strain
The Blue Meanies strain
The White Rabbit strain
In the realm of magic mushrooms, the name John Allen, sometimes called Mushroom John Allen, comes up quite frequently. He is the originator of several strains that are currently regarded as standard fare in the mushroom production industry.
John Allen is a well-known author, ethnomycologist, and artist who has spent the larger part of his life traversing the planet in pursuit of new fungal species. He’s a lucky person with a great job. Wouldn’t you agree?
Once you’ve picked which strain to cultivate and purchased the spores, they’ll arrive in the form of a “print” or spore syringe, which some refer to as a liquid culture.
Placing your fresh spores in sterilized substrate jars is the first step in cultivation, see our guide on “How To Grow Magic Mushrooms” for more details. This is known as “inoculation.” To reduce the possibility of contamination, it ought to be performed in a clean environment.
The overall goal is to make a substrate that will act as both food and shelter for your mushrooms as they grow. To decrease competing with substances such as bacteria and mold, the substrate is sterilized, and the spores are injected or put inside the jar so they may germinate and thrive.
Only when the jars have been completely colonized with a lovely clean white mycelium are they pushed on to the next phase, which exposes them to ambient light and air, causing them to begin creating mushrooms.
When it comes to magic mushrooms, there are an abundance of alternatives.
To begin with, there are over 100 distinct species of magic mushrooms to pick from. Psilocybe cubensis is by far the most common and simplest to cultivate, although Psilocybe azurescens, Psilocybe semilanceata, and Panaeolus cyanescens are all viable candidates.
Varying phenotypes within a species are referred to as strains. Psilocybe cubensis strains prevail over all other species because they are by far the simplest to cultivate at home and easiest to access.
There’s a lot of discussion about how important it is to pick a strain – all have equivalent psychoactive effects, are easy to cultivate, and yield more or less the same qualities.
Some suppliers claim that certain strains offer higher euphoric effects, better visuals, or other subjective changes, however these claims are unsubstantiated and differ from individual to individual. The strain selection has significantly less of an influence on the trip than your attitude and mentality before the journey.
The major reason you might choose one strain over another is its growing attributes.
Some people like the appearance of some strains over others, while others are looking for better yields and still others seek strains that are more powerful than others.
In the end, it makes little difference which strain you use. If you’re undecided about what to grab initially, trust your instincts. You truly cannot go wrong. Variety can be overwhelming but it can also be a godsend, the pursuit of trying out different strains can lead to a life long journey, or trip if you enjoy puns.
Enjoy, but remember to always be responsible when consuming magic mushrooms.
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