Species of hallucinogenic mushrooms
Hallucinogenic mushroom species are classified primarily by their content of psilocybin
The species of hallucinogenic mush rooms are mostly psilocybin species, that is, those containing psilocybin. This applies to particular varieties of the genus Psilocibe, whose mycelium you can find in the offer of our online store Shroom.it. Their sale and storage is in accordance with Polish law, as long as you do not allow the actual development of fruiting bodies. In our assortment you will find special growkits, i.e. sets of accessories designed for collection and observation purposes. We offer various varieties, including Psilocybe cubensis B+, Golden Teacher, Maztapec, Ecuadorian, Cambodian or Mexican.
A common feature of mushrooms of this genus is their wide conical cap, which can be bell-shaped or oval, depending on the variety. Its size increases as P. cubensis grows and matures. An important indicator of mature specimens is a roux with a hump-shaped surface, as well as a white-brown coloration, gradually turning grayish or blue-green. The spores have smooth and thick-walled imprints, and their color is usually dark brown or falling into black. These mushrooms are also distinguished by appressed lamellae, which may in some cases be slightly off the surface of the cap. The trunk is usually yellow-white and relatively dry, and the roux is white or bluish and muddy. The peduncle, on the other hand, is characterized by a thin and delicate ring that darkens as the spores fall.
Among the characteristic features of fungi of the genus P. cubensis is their coprophilousness, by which their reproduction takes place on animal dung. Individual strains often colonize on the feces of larger herbivores, including the pastures of sheep, cows or goats. The routes preferred by these fungi are mostly humid, but they are also found in tropical or subtropical environments. Depending on the variety, they can be found in the wilds of India, Thailand and Kamodia or in the valleys of Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia. Most of these fungi thrive in moist environments inhabited by grass-eating mammals. Their coprophilicity is due to the peculiar properties of animal dung, which contains little stomach acid and facilitates the germination process.
Mushrooms included in this species are quite accessible in culture. The mycelium produced by P. cubensis is rhizomorphic, which means that its development can take place on a variety of substrates without a covering layer. The different varieties are relatively resistant to living in a wide range of temperatures, but they feel best at quite low temperatures. The greatest breeding efficiency can be achieved in conditions with high humidity. The mushrooms can be grown on a substrate of various seeds, as well as coconut fiber, cast manure, manure, straw, brown rice or flour. During the growth stage, they do not need to be in full sun. We include information on this subject only in a theoretical and educational capacity, and its usefulness is limited to research and observational applications. However, hallucinogenic mushrooms can be grown in countries that legally allow such activities.
The species of hallucinogenic mushrooms are not very numerous, and those interested in the subject mainly focus on varieties containing psilocybin. The classification theoretically also includes the red toadstool, which contains ibetonic acid or muscimol. In practice, however, collectors and observers are primarily interested in the genus P. cubensis. Its varieties have various characteristics in common, concerning such things as psychedelic properties or growth conditions. Their advantage is the ability to grow on many substrates, which makes them recommended to beginner hobbyists. Our store offers growkits with mycelium of many varieties, which do not contain any prohibited substances.
All varieties of P. cubensis contain psychedelic substances, which translates into hallucinogenic properties. The main ingredient responsible for producing such effects is psilocybin, in addition to which psilocin or baeocystin can also be found in mushrooms. After their ingestion, specific symptoms occur, such as a change in the perception of time and space, sharpening of the senses or euphoric experiences. We encourage you to take a look at our online store Shroom.it, as well as contact us by email. Our team will be happy to answer any questions.