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The Ultimate Database: Psychedelic Mushroom Strains

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Welcome to the 1UpMaps Magic Mushroom Strain List & Guide, where we delve into the diverse and exciting realm of psychedelic fungi.

Welcome to the 1UpMaps Magic Mushroom Strain List & Guide, where we delve into the diverse and exciting realm of psychedelic fungi.

In this comprehensive resource, we mostly explore the preeminent species of magic mushrooms, Psilocybe Cubensis, a cornerstone in the world of psychedelic mushrooms. Within the genus Psilocybe, you’ll find an extensive collection of strains, each distinguished by its unique characteristics and profound effects.

Understanding Magic Mushroom Strains

In this guide, we’ll explore the fundamental aspects of magic mushroom strains, their genetic traits, and the importance of strain selection for both cultivators and users.

The Difference Between Species and Strains

Before we dive into the genetic profiles of specific magic mushroom strains, it’s crucial to understand the distinction between the many species and strains within the realm of fungi.

  • Species: A species represents a genetically distinct group of organisms, including fungi, capable of interbreeding and producing viable offspring. In the context of magic mushrooms, species refer to unique types of mushrooms with distinct genetic characteristics. For example, Psilocybe cyanescens is a species of mushroom while Golden Teacher is a strain of p.cubensis.

  • Strains: Strains, on the other hand, are subgroups within a species that share the same genetic code but exhibit variations in certain phenotypic traits. These subtle genetic differences result in variations in how the mushrooms develop and function.

To draw an analogy, think of strains within a species as different ethnicities within the human species. While people from different ethnic backgrounds may have unique physical traits, they can still interbreed because they belong to the same species, Homo sapiens. Similarly, different magic mushroom strains can interbreed because they are part of the same species, such as Psilocybe cubensis.

Related: 10 Popular Psilocybe Cubensis Mushroom Strains

Genetic Traits That Define Strains

Magic mushroom strains are characterized by several key genetic traits, each of which contributes to their uniqueness. Let’s explore these traits in more detail:

Mushroom Size

Just like humans come in various heights and body types, magic mushrooms also vary in size. Some strains have a preference for growing into larger mushrooms, while others tend to produce smaller, stubbier ones. This genetic trait influences the physical appearance of the mushrooms and can affect their overall yield.

The Color of Mushroom Caps

The color of a mushroom’s cap can vary significantly among strains, ranging from white (albinos) to shades of yellow, light brown, dark brown, and even black. These variations in cap color are genetically determined and add to the diversity of magic mushroom strains.

Gill Production

The production of gills, the structures under the cap of a mushroom where spores are produced, can also differ among strains. Some strains may develop mushrooms with no exposed gills, while others produce mushrooms with highly exposed gills. The degree of gill development is influenced by genetic factors.

Colonization Time

Magic mushroom strains exhibit variations in the time it takes for their mycelium to fully colonize the substrate. Mushroom mycelium spreads through the substrate, breaking down organic material and absorbing nutrients, which is crucial for the growth cycle. Certain strains are known to colonize at a faster rate than others. This trait can be significant for cultivators, as it affects the cultivation timeline.

Infection Resistance

Contamination is a common challenge in mushroom cultivation, and different strains display varying levels of resistance to contaminants like mold and bacteria. Some strains are more susceptible to infections, while others are more resilient.

Flush Vitality

Flush vitality refers to the ability of a strain to produce multiple flushes of mushrooms. While most strains can yield multiple flushes, the number and quality of flushes can vary. Some strains may produce only a few flushes, while others can continue to produce mushrooms through double-digit flushes.

Is Strain Selection Important for Users?

One of the recurring questions in the realm of magic mushrooms is whether the choice of strain significantly impacts the psychedelic experience. Many strain suppliers claim that certain strains offer unique qualitative effects, such as being more uplifting, visually trippy, or contemplative. Some even suggest specific bodily sensations associated with particular strains.

However, it’s important to note that the primary active constituents, including psilocin and psilocybin, are present in similar quantities across most psilocybin mushroom strains. Therefore, the strain you choose is unlikely to have a direct influence on the core psychedelic experience.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Strain

While the qualitative effects of a strain may not differ significantly, there are still practical factors to consider when selecting a strain for cultivation or personal use. These factors include:

  • Physical Characteristics: Consider the size, color, and appearance of the mushrooms, as well as any specific preferences you may have.
  • Cultivation Environment: Depending on your location and growing conditions, some strains may be better suited for cultivation than others.
  • Personal Preferences: Whether it’s the appearance, the name, or the claimed effects, choose a strain that resonates with your personal preferences and interests.

In the next section, we’ll dive into the specific genetic profiles of various magic mushroom strains, providing you with valuable insights into each strain’s unique characteristics and properties.

Magic Mushroom Strain List – Genetic Profiles

There are more magic mushroom strains than any single guide could ever cover so we’ve compiled our favorites.

Keep in mind, 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 as the desired trait.

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.

A Strain (aka A+)

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

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Acadian Coast

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Intermediate
Potency: Average

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+

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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.

Alcabenzi

Alacabenzi

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

It is thought that Alacabenzi Cubensis is a hybrid between cubensis strains from the southern United States (most likely Golden Instructor) and Psilocybe Mexicana.

It is thought that Alacabenzi 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.a

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Allen Strain

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Amazon Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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.

Argentina

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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.

B+ Strain

B+ Strain

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Ban Hua Thanon

Ban Hua Thanon

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Ban Thurian

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Big Mex Magic Mushrooms

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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.

Blue Meanie

Blue Meanie

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Brazilian Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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.

Burma Mushroom

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

LEARN MORE: Burma Mushroom Strain Guide

Cambodian

Cambodian Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Chilean Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Columbian Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Costa Rican Mushroom Strain

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

 

Cuban Cubensis

Cuban Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Ecuador Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Elephant Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Escondido Cubensis

Escondido

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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.

F+ cubensis

F+ (Florida)

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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.

Golden Teacher

Golden Teacher aka Golden Emperor

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast aka Treasure Coast

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Guadalajara Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Intermediate
Potency: Above Average

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

Hanoi Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Honduran Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Keepers Creeper

Keeper's Creepers

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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

Koh Samui

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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

Malabar

Malabar

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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.

Martinique

Martinique

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Mazatepec

Mazatepec

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Mckennaii Cubensis

Mckennaii Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Menace

Menace

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Mestizo

Mestizo

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Mexicube

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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.

Na Muang

Na Muang

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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

Orissa India

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Very Potent

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

Palenque

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Intermediate
Potency: Above Average

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

Panama Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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 mushroom

Penis Envy Mushrooms

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Very Potent

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.

LEARN MORE: Penis Envy Mushroom Strain Guide

Penis Envy #6

Penis Envy #6

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Very Potent

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

Penis Envy Uncut

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Very Potent

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

Pensacola Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Peruvian Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

PES Azurescens

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

PES Hawaiian

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Pf Albino

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Pf Classic

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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

Pf Redspore

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Pink Buffalo

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Puerto Rico Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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

Tasmanian Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Potent

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.

Thai Cubensis

Thai Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Average

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

Tidal Wave Mushrooms

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Average
Potency: Above Average

Tidal Wave Mushrooms are a potent hybrid strain resulting from the crossbreeding of the B+ and PE strains. Renowned for their distinctive, large, and wavy caps, these mushrooms boast a robust and resilient structure, making them a favorite among cultivators. Their unique appearance is characterized by thick, meaty stems and undulating caps that can vary in color from light tan to deep brown. When consumed, Tidal Wave Mushrooms are known to induce intense visual and auditory hallucinations, accompanied by profound introspective experiences and a deep sense of euphoria. Due to their high psilocybin content these psilocybin mushrooms, they are best suited for experienced users seeking a powerful psychedelic journey.

Transkei Cubensis

Transkei Cubensis

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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.

Wollongong

Wollongong

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Easy
Potency: Above Average

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

Z Strain

Species: Psilocybe Cubensis
Cultivation: Intermediate
Potency: Above Average

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.

LEARN MORE: The Z Strain Mushroom Strain Guide

Mushroom Strains Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s The Most Potent Magic Mushroom Strain?

The potency of psilocybin containing mushrooms varies across different strains and species, influenced 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

  • Melmac

  • Penis Envy

  • Penis Envy #6

  • Trans Envy

  • White Rabbit

Other psilocybin containing mushrooms, 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 psychoactive compounds, psilocin and psilocybin, in all psychedelic mushroom strains.

2. What Are The Easiest Strains To Grow?

Luckily, almost all Psilocybe cubensis strains are simple to cultivate. Grain spawn is commonly used to inoculate substrates like straw and manure-based substrates, boosting yields and ensuring robust growth. 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.

3. What Are The Most Heat-Tolerant Magic Mushroom Strains?

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.

4. What’s The Best Cold-Tolerant Magic Mushroom Strain?

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.

5. How Are Magic Mushroom Strains Named?

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:

  1. As an homage to their discoverer, collector, influential person, or breeder — such as the Mckennaii strain named for Terence McKenna the famous mushroom expert and developer of the “Stoned Ape” hypothesis. Another big name John Allen led to the Allen strain.

  2. Unique appearances — Penis Envy anyone? Albino Penis Envy is another one. As you may have guessed they resemble the penis, for better or worse.

  3. 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.

  4. Sometimes it just comes down to liking a name.

6. What Are the Albino Mushroom Strains And Are They Different Than Non-Albino Strains?

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

7. Who is John Allen?

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?

8. How Do I Use Magic Mushroom Spores?

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.

Conclusion – Guide to Shroom Strains

When it comes to magic mushrooms, there are an abundance of alternatives. We’ve mainly covered the psilocybe species in this guide but will be expanding into other species of psychotropic mushrooms in the near future.

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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