Psilocybe cubensis is a genus of psychedelic fungi in the mushroom family
What are the characteristics of Psilocybe cubensis B+, Golden Teacher, Ecuadorian, Maztapec, Mexican and Cambodian varieties?
B+, Golden Teacher, Ecuadorian, Maztapec, Mexican and Cambodian are varieties of the psilocybe cubensis mushroom that you will find in the offer of our online store Shroom.it. By law, they can be sold and stored, while the fruiting bodies cannot be allowed to grow. In our assortment they are available in the form of special growkits containing mycelium, i.e. complete kits for self-cultivation.
These mushrooms have a conical and wide cap, which, depending on the variety, can be oval or bell-shaped. As they mature and grow, this hat expands. Mature individuals of P. cubansis can be recognized by the tannish surface of the veil. A characteristic feature of the species Psilocybe cubensis is the so-called "bluing", which is the acquisition of a dark blue color due to pressure or other damage to the tissue. The spore prints are thick-walled and smooth and are characterized by a dark brown color, but they can also be black. These mushrooms have appressed lamellae that sometimes slightly diverge from the surface of the cap. The stem is quite dry and usually white-yellow, and the roux is muddy, white or tinged with blue. There is a delicate and thin ring on the stalk, which darkens as the spores fall.
P. cubensis fungi are coprophilous, so they readily colonize substrates rich in herbivore droppings. These fungi prefer mostly moist forests found in tropical climates. Depending on the variety, they are found in the valleys of Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina, as well as in the wilds of Thailand, India and Cambodia, among others. The species thrives best in environments with humidity levels reaching over 85%, especially in areas inhabited by grassy mammals. The ability to thrive in animal dung is due to the low stomach acid content of feces, which facilitates spore germination.
Mushrooms of this species are among the relatively accessible in cultivation. P. cubensis produces rhizomorphic mycelium that grows exceptionally well on many substrates. These fungi show resistance to a wide range of temperatures, with temperatures around 21-23º being most conducive to fruiting, while the optimal temperature for substrate colonization is around 26-28ºC. The different varieties can be grown on rye seed substrate, as well as straw, coconut fiber, manure, flour or brown rice.
All of these varieties exhibit hallucinogenic properties, which are due to the content of psychedelic substances. The most important of these components is psilocybin, in addition to which mushrooms may also have psilocin and baeocystin. Their ingestion causes specific sensations, such as a change in mood and consciousness. The substances in P. cubensis also affect the perception of space and time, and in many cases sharpen the senses. The intensity, type and length of psychedelic sensations depend on both the variety of the mushroom and the individual characteristics of the user - such as age or mental and physical state, for example.
Psilocybe cubensis B+ vs Golden Teacher - such a juxtaposition is often encountered by people interested in the subject of psilocybin mushrooms. It is worth remembering that these are different varieties of the same species - the differences between them are very subtle.... Due to their popularity and affordability, these varieties are often recommended to beginner mushroom amateurs. Their advantage is also the ability to grow on different substrates. In our online store you will find growkits with mature mycelium of both these varieties, in which there are no illegal alkaloids. Feel free to browse through the various products available in the Shroom.it assortment, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.