Hallucinogenic mushrooms are distinguished by their content of substances with psychedelic properties
Hallucinogenicmushrooms are primarily species containing psilocybin, which are therefore referred to as psilocybin mushrooms. This group includes individual varieties of the Psilocibe type. Their mycelium is available in the assortment of our online store Shroom.it. In Poland, you can legally buy them and store them, if you do not lead to the actual development of fruiting bodies. Our online store offers special growkits, which are complete sets of accessories for hobbyists and researchers. Numerous varieties are available, such as Golden Teacher, Psilocibe cubensis B+, Cambodian, Ecuadorian, Mexican or Maztapec.
For mushrooms of this type, the characteristic feature is a broad and conical cap, which, depending on the variety, is characterized by an oval or bell-shaped cap. With the progressive development of P. cubensis and the gradual achievement of maturity, its size increases. The specific marker of mature specimens is the hump-shaped surface of the roux, as well as the brown-white coloration turning to green-blue or grayish. Spores, on the other hand, are characterized by smooth and thick-walled imprints, the coloration of which is usually dark brown or almost falling into black. Distinctive features of these fungi can also include appressed lamellae, often departing from the surface of the cap itself. The trunk, as a rule, is quite dry and whitish-yellow, and the roux is muddy and white or bluish. Also noteworthy is the delicate and thin stalk ring, darkening during the period of spore fall.
P. cubensis are coprophilous fungi, so this genus reproduces on animal feces. Their particular varieties very often colonize on the dung of large herbivores, found in the pastures of cows, goats or sheep. These fungi usually prefer fairly humid tracts, but can also occur in tropical or subtropical conditions. Depending on the variety, they naturally thrive in the valleys of Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina, as well as the wild environments of Cambodia, Thailand and India. The living conditions of most of these fungi are humid, and their coprophilicity is linked to the peculiar properties of the feces of grass-eating mammals. This is because the dung of these animals has a low stomach acid content, which facilitates and accelerates germination.
Most of the fungi belonging to this group are relatively easy to grow. P. cubensis produce rhizomorphic mycelium, the development of which will be possible on many substrates without a covering layer. Individual varieties are characterized by resistance to different temperatures, but usually prefer relatively low temperatures. Cultivation is most effective in environments that have high humidity. Mushrooms can be grown on seed substrates of various plants, as well as cast manure, coconut fiber, brown rice, straw and flour. During the growth period, they do not need to be exposed directly to the sun.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms in Poland are found in relatively small quantities, so they are difficult to find in the natural environment. Those interested in the subject focus primarily on psilocybin varieties. It is worth remembering that the information posted on this subject is strictly theoretical. Their educational value in Poland is limited to observational, collecting and research purposes. However, you can grow these mushrooms in other countries where cultivation is legal.
In theory, the red toadstool is also included in the hallucinosis group, due to the presence of muscimol or ibotenic acid. In practice, however, collectors are mainly interested in particular types of P. cubensis. The varieties of these mushrooms share some common characteristics, resulting, for example, from the growth conditions or the psychedelic properties themselves. They are very often recommended to beginner hobbyists because of their ability to grow on many substrates. In our store you will find growkits containing their mycelium, which itself does not contain any illegal chemical compounds. Feel free to contact us and get acquainted with the current offer of Shroom.it.