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Psychedelic Mushroom Strains by Potency: 30 Popular Varieties

Erika Perez
Erika, Head of Content at Psychedelic Passage, plucks the natural chord of human curiosity to initiate dialogue that meets readers wherever they are in their life’s journey. She reminds you that inquisition is always a reliable road to self development, and that bringing more light to your own truth helps others to awaken to theirs.

With psychedelic therapy gaining recognition for its potential to address mental health issues and facilitate transformative experiences, individuals are becoming more proactive in managing the variables that personalize their journeys. 

As the psychedelic community evolves, the significance of factors like set, setting, and substance becomes increasingly apparent. Among these, the choice of psilocybin mushroom strain emerges as a key consideration for those seeking a finely tuned and purposeful experience.

At Psychedelic Passage, we understand the importance of informed decision-making in the psychedelic space. As facilitators for safe and transformative experiences, we are excited to present a comprehensive review on the potency of 30 popular psilocybin mushroom strains. 

Our insights are not just anecdotal; they are backed by scientific data collected from the results of various “Hyphae Cup” competitions by Oakland Hyphae  – an annual gathering of cultivators and enthusiasts which aims to showcase the diversity and potency of various psilocybin mushroom strains. 

Along with useful infographics, we’ll be sharing first-hand anecdotal accounts of psilocybin strain potency and associated user experience. If you stick around for long enough, we’ll show you exactly how you can test the potency of your own psilocybin mushrooms, at an affordable cost, right from the comfort of your own home, and within just minutes.

Beyond The Veil: A Journey Through Psilocybin Strains

As we begin our exploration of psilocybin mushroom strains and their fascinating potencies, keep in mind the following list of articles in our Psilocybin Mushroom Strain blog series

Each of them are designed to target different aspects of psilocybin mushroom strain to demystify this part of psychedelic therapy and get your real answers, aiming to provide genuine insights rather than simplified responses.

1. Currently Reading: Psychedelic Mushroom Strains by Potency: 30 Popular Varieties 

A myth-busting exploration of 30 popular psilocybin mushroom strains, offering pictures, experimental data on their potency, anecdotal reports, and links to purchase each.

2. Can Psilocybin Mushroom Strain Predict Effect Differences?

We examine strain-related effects through anecdotal experiences, Reddit discussions, and scientific perspectives. Is a cube(nsis) really just a cube(nsis)?

3. How to Choose a Mushroom Strain for Psychedelic Therapy

A practical guide on selecting a mushroom strain, infused with beginner-friendly Reddit advice, covering therapeutic approaches, dosing intentions, factors like accessibility, consistency, and more. 

Important Disclaimer

Throughout this article, we will be sharing links to purchase the majority of these strains from Inoculate The World (ITW), a trusted and legal online psilocybin mushroom spore vendor. 

Rest assured, our affiliations are founded on rigorous criteria. Before forming any partnerships, we meticulously assess potential affiliates, ensuring they uphold excellent customer service and align with our values. 

We personally review their products to guarantee their effectiveness and superiority. Our recommendations are reserved for products and companies we genuinely like and believe outshine others in the market.

Additionally, buying magic mushroom spores is legal in the United States. The legality of growing psilocybin mushrooms varies by state

Thus, supplier information is only presented for the convenience of those who live in a state where it is legal to grow psilocybin mushrooms, or for those interested in microscopy and taxonomy. The provided images are intended for informational and educational purposes only. They are sourced from cultivators and labs located outside the United States.

Key Points

      • Scientifically Backed Insights: We provide a comprehensive review of 30 popular psilocybin mushroom strains, offering experimental data on potency. 
      • Strain vs. Variety Terminology: We navigate the debate around using “strain” versus “variety” in describing psilocybin mushroom differences.
      • Myth Busting on Potency Claims: This article challenges the common belief that Penis Envy mushrooms are 2-4 times more potent than other strains. 
      • At-Home Potency Testing: We guide readers on testing the potency of their psilocybin mushrooms at an affordable cost and from the comfort of their homes.
      • Psychedelic Passage: Your Psychedelic Concierge — The easy, legal way to find trustworthy psilocybin guides, facilitators and psychedelic-assisted therapy near you in the United States.

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    For harm-reduction purposes, we provide links to online psilocybin vendors, local stores, delivery services, and spore vendors for growing your own medicine at home.

    Which is More Accurate: Mushroom ‘Strain’ or ‘Variety’?

    Within the Psilocybe genus, comprising over 200 mushroom species, substantial variations exist in potency, visual characteristics, and cultivation requirements. Psilocybe Cubensis, extensively researched and widely cultivated, stands out as the most prevalent species. 

    This popularity has led to the identification of numerous “subspecies” within the Cubensis species, commonly colloquialized as “strains” in the mushroom community. However, from a microbiological and taxonomical perspective, this terminology lacks precision.

    Despite belonging to the same Psilocybe Cubensis species, these strains exhibit significant differences in physical traits, growing characteristics, and the concentration of psychotropic compounds. 

    The inclination to label different varieties of Psilocybe Cubensis as “strains” can be traced back to the established influence of the cannabis industry on the emerging mushroom domain. 

    As the stigma surrounding cannabis dissipated over the last two decades, the industry witnessed a surge in strain categorization, from “Purple Kush” to “Sour Diesel” to “LA Confidential.” 

    Given the common ground between Psilocybe mushroom farmers and the cannabis industry, many transitioning from the latter, the use of “strain” in the mushroom world can be seen as an assimilation of terminology.

    While genetic sequencing allows the mapping of different cannabis strains, tracing their lineage back to the original “parents,” the same cannot be applied to most Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms due to their unique reproductive process. 

    In nature, fungi reproduce by releasing spores into the environment. When spores meet and germinate, a unique mushroom variety is born. This variety possesses genetics similar to its parents but not identical. This process bears a resemblance to human reproduction, where the offspring often shares physical traits with the parents but is genetically unique.

    Therefore, each cultivation from a spore print or syringe actually creates a brand new “strain” from a taxonomy perspective, meaning no two batches of the same “strain” can ever be the same (except through an isolation process). 

    For instance, two mycologists growing “Golden Teacher” Psilocybe Cubensis from a spore syringe would end up with distinct strains that exhibit a diverse genetic profile upon genetic sequencing. 

    The variety is still “Golden Teacher”, but we cannot say the same for strain. Why? Because in order to qualify as a “strain,” the genetic profile should remain consistent from generation to generation. 

    In essence, “variety” is a more accurate and nuanced term to describe “similar, but not identical”, while “strain” implies a level of consistency that is not possible through most mushroom cultivation methods.

    Up until this point, we’ve been using the term “strain” quite liberally, recognizing that many individuals commonly use this term when searching for information via search engines.

    Moving forward in this article, we’ve made a strategic decision to incorporate the term “strain” in our headers. This decision is purely to ensure that we capture our target audience effectively.

    Rest assured, throughout the content, excluding headers, we remain committed to accurate terminology, using “variety” to describe the diverse genetic expressions within the Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom species.

    Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this balance between accurate terminology and search engine optimization. Now, let’s continue our exploration into the fascinating world of psilocybin mushrooms.

    Does the Choice of Psilocybin Mushroom Strain Even Matter?

    Before we begin, we must add a very important note. Mushroom variety selection is one of the least critical factors of a therapeutic psychedelic experience, especially for high-dose experiences, where the sheer volume of the substance overshadows subtle variations. 

    However, careful consideration is an essential consideration when it comes to microdosing, where subtle shifts in mindset are truly the name of the game. The subtlety of the microdosing experience is highly dependent on your chosen dosage, which should factor in variety potency. 

    For instance, 0.1g of Golden Teachers will yield markedly different effects than an equivalent dose of a Penis Envy variety because Golden Teachers is a less potent variety. This underscores the need for a nuanced understanding of the chosen variety’s characteristics. 

    30 Popular Psilocybin Strains and Varieties by Potency

    Myth Busting – Is the Potency of Penis Envy Mushrooms Truly 4x Higher Than Other Strains?

    Assessing the potency of psychedelic mushrooms, including Penis Envy, raises a fundamental question: What does potency data truly signify in the realm of psychedelic mushrooms?

    As we explore further in the upcoming sections, scientific advancements enable the accurate identification and measurement of various active compounds (such as psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, etc.) in mushroom samples. However, it’s important to note that this data alone does not provide a comprehensive perspective.

    The interactions among these compounds, akin to cannabis’ entourage effect, remain enigmatic. Moreover, as you’ll note, anecdotal reports from consumers add complexity to potency metrics.

    We’ll observe instances where mushrooms with seemingly modest quantities of psilocybin and psilocin triggered remarkably intense trips according to user accounts. Conversely, we will also explore scenarios where the opposite reigns true. 

    The moral of this narrative is that large numerical values don’t necessarily guarantee a prolonged, intense, or enjoyable journey– a concept we covered in our podcast episode, “Does The Heroic Dose Downplay The Hero’s Journey?”. 

    The available data suggests that more frequently than not, Penis Envy exhibits elevation tryptamine levels compared to other cubensis mushroom varieties, but this occurrence is unpredictable. 

    Ranking in at #6, the following data for the Penis Envy variety reveals that, while it maintains notably higher average content than most varieties, it doesn’t consistently reach a potency level even twice as high as the average.

    Thus, making a broad statement that penis envy mushrooms are 2-4 times more potent than average mushrooms lacks sufficient nuance, as this assertion doesn’t consistently hold true. 

    Popular Psilocybin Mushroom Varieties and Strains Ordered by Potency

    Current Data Limitations

    We advise readers to approach the following data with caution. Just as there can be significant variations between two harvests of the same mushroom variety, there can also be notable differences in tryptamine content among individual mushrooms within a single harvest. Additionally, there is considerable variation in active components within a single mushroom, such as the stem and cap. 

    From our observations of these hyphae cup competitions, it appears that they only measure a small quantity of mushrooms, typically a few grams. Unfortunately, this isn’t a reliable way to obtain a consistent average of active components in a certain mushroom variety.

    We say this not with the intention to criticize; rather, to highlight current limitations in the name of transparency. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the results of the following data set do tend to align with the majority of anecdotal reports we’ve found on variety potency.

    Still, the most reliable way to make personalized decisions about potency is by testing your own batch of mushrooms at home, a process we will guide you through later in this article. 

    Psilocybin Mushroom Strains Ranked by Potency 

    Welcome to the heart of our exploration – the ranking of psilocybin mushroom varieties based on their potency. In this section, we embark on a journey through the diverse world of psychedelic fungi, aiming to provide you with insights into the relative strengths of different varieties. 

    Our rankings range from 1 to 30, with 1 being the most potent and 30 the least potent.

    The assessment of “potency” is established by considering the average tryptamine levels in the mushroom variety.  The main fungal tryptamines are psilocybin (PSB) and psilocin (PS), while the minor tryptamines are baeocystin (BA), norbaeocystin (NB), and aeruginascin.

    Of the samples that fell within the “average” range of our 30 listed psilocybin varieties, we found an:

        • Average tryptamine content of 0.71%
        • Average psilocybin content of 0.62%
        • Average psilocin content of 0.065%

      Before we dive into the rankings, it’s crucial to set the stage. These rankings are not an exhaustive list of all existing varieties; rather, they are drawn from the results of the Hyphae Cup competition. We meticulously sifted through the entire list of varieties analyzed in the competition to highlight those with the highest and lowest potencies.

      As facilitators with extensive first-hand personal and professional experience, we understand the importance of featuring varieties that not only cater to diverse potency preferences, but that are also readily obtainable and can be experienced (within legal parameters) by our readers. 

      Therefore, our selection process involved choosing varieties that we, and the broader Psychedelic Passage facilitator network, have used before – the classics that have stood the test of time, some more “exotic” varieties to add a touch of novelty, and newer varieties that are gaining popularity and accessibility. 

      Again, while potency can be a key factor, we remind readers that the psychedelic experience goes far beyond numerical rankings. Each variety possesses unique characteristics that affect each person’s individual biology differently, contributing to the overall journey.

      Now that we’ve set the stage, let the exploration of psilocybin mushroom varieties and their fascinating potencies begin.

      #30 Albino Treasure Coast – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Albino Treasure Coast (ATC)
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.33%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.13%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.05%
      Link to Purchase Not Available

      The Albino Treasure Coast variety’s origins remain veiled in uncertainty, with an ambiguous development history that keeps its roots unclear. Nevertheless, its enduring popularity underscores its significance in the magic mushroom landscape.

      Contrary to its name, Albino Treasure Coast mushrooms don’t exhibit true albinism, defined by a complete absence of pigmentation. Instead, they display leucism, characterized by a reduction in pigmentation rather than its total absence.

      Closely linked to its parent variety, Treasure Coast shrooms, the Albino Treasure Coast variety is a product of the tissue isolation technique, first conducted by Mr. G, a renowned mycologist known for introducing the famed B+ and A+ varieties. 

      Genetic samples isolated in a petri dish were meticulously chosen to accentuate the albino genetics, and the variety was cultivated across generations to solidify its unique traits.

      “They’re similar to Golden Teachers potency wise. For me, TC gives me a slow motion euphoric type high and little to no visuals.” – Reddit User

      “Treasure Coast is about as potent as the APEs. I was lifted for about 5 hours!” – Reddit User

      These user quotes exemplify the subjective nature of psychedelic experiences, highlighting how different individuals can have varying responses to the same strain of mushrooms.

      While one user compared ATC to Albino Penis Envy (APE), a mushroom variety with notably high tryptamine content, the other compared it to Golden Teachers– a mushroom variety with notably less tryptamine content than APE.

      As we continue, you’ll notice similar patterns across other varieties.

      #29 Lizard King – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Lizard King (LK)
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.34%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.27%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.07%
      Link to Purchase LK by ITW

      The Lizard King variety of Psilocybe cubensis stands out for its rarity, characterized by its unique growth on wood rather than the typical decaying matter or dung. While adaptable to various substrates, it does pose a higher susceptibility to contamination, resulting in the production of weaker individual mushrooms. 

      Despite this, it compensates by yielding numerous mushrooms per cluster. The variety’s nomenclature pays tribute to an anonymous mycologist who discovered it, along with other Mexicana species, in rural Northern Mexico.

      However, the origins of its name spark conflicting narratives. While the prevailing belief attributes the name to the mycologist known as Lizard King, some argue that this moniker aligns with the nickname of Jim Morrison, the frontman of The Doors, who experienced life amongst desert animals, particularly lizards and snakes.

      Distinguished by their tannish appearance. Lizard King mushrooms typically feature long stalks and bulbous, rounded caps in varying shades from tan to brown to amber.

      Lizard King Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Lizard kings… They are very close to Golden Teachers, B+ . Imo they were strong, but had less of a body load.” – Reddit User

      “A lot stronger than golden teachers. I tripped really hard visually, and was surprised at how strong they are as I have a high tolerance.” – Reddit User

      #28 Florida White – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Florida White (F+)
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.36%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.36%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.00%
      Link to Purchase Not Available

      Florida White magic mushrooms, despite the name, don’t exhibit true whiteness. Instead, they develop nearly white mycelium during the growth phase. These mushrooms feature broad, flat tops, and are known for their ease of cultivation and significant size. Its dense composition prevents significant size reduction during the drying process.

      This variety was first identified in the Florida Everglades in the United States, specifically thriving on moist soil in elevated areas of the swampy region. An individual named “Joshua” isolated the Florida White variety from a collection of mushrooms gathered in the Glades. He subsequently shared spore samples with fellow amateur cultivators, leading to its availability from various global vendors.

      “I had 4g yesterday in tea and felt it, barely. I’m 5’0” 140 lbs.” – Reddit User

      “In my experience it gave me some pretty vivid visuals and it was quite enjoyable and I’d recommend it.” – Reddit User

      #27 PESA – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name PESA
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.43%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.30%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.11%
      Link to Purchase Not Available

      The acronym PESA originates from “Pacific Exotica Spora Amazonia,” named after the spore vendor Pacifica Exotica Spora (PES), which initially marketed it as an azure hybrid. 

      Recognized as a rapid colonizer, this variety is also referred to by alternative names such as the Amazon variety, Amazonian Cubensis, and PES Amazonia. While there is uncertainty regarding its equivalence to the Amazon variety, both mushrooms exhibit similar yet distinct growth patterns.

      PESA is notable for generating substantial fruiting bodies that exhibit surprisingly swift growth. It is common to observe caps exceeding 15 centimeters in diameter and stems reaching approximately 20 centimeters. 

      The caps start as reddish-brown and mature into a golden-brown hue while flattening out and becoming convex during sporulation. The stems have a yellowish-white appearance and bruise to a blue-green color when damaged. 

      The rapid growth of this large mushroom is attributed to its hollow stems. However, this characteristic also contributes to the substantial size reduction when the mushrooms are dried.

      “Be careful with these, strong as hell” – Reddit User

      “PESA doesn’t give me visuals until 0.75g + (very mild) 180-190 lbs” – Reddit User

      #26 Burma – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Burma (BMA)
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.50%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.46%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.04%
      Link to Purchase Not Available

      The Psilocybe cubensis native to Burma, also known as the Burmese or Burma cubensis, stands out for its aggressive growth in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, also known as Myanmar.

      Burma, rich in jade, gems, oil, and minerals, can now include the Burmese Psilocybe cubensis in its list of valuable resources. The original specimen was discovered in water buffalo dung near the city of Rangoon (Yangon), the largest city in Myanmar.

      Rumors suggest that amateur mycologist, John Allen, received the original specimen from one of his students in Burma, and the first cultivated flush is believed to be the source of its global proliferation. 

      Today, the Burmese Psilocybe cubensis is sought after for its robust growth, producing varying-sized fruits with sturdy stems and caps in different shades of brown. Known for dropping spores abundantly, this variety has a mycelium that spreads aggressively, making it excellent for prolific production and spore prints. 

      “It was the weakest I’ve ever grown or consumed.” – Reddit User

      “It felt pretty close to a Penis Envy trip & that’s what blew my mind I was not prepared for that at all! I no longer believe all cubes are the same cause they all aren’t growing in the same conditions.” – Reddit User

      #25 Cambodian – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Cambodian (CMB)
      Potency Below Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.57%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.45%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.06%
      Link to Purchase CMB by ITW

      Cambodian magic mushrooms, a distinct variety of psilocybin mushrooms originating from Cambodia, have garnered attention among psychedelic enthusiasts for their unique attributes and effects.

      Renowned for their rapid growth and robust nature, the Cambodian variety is a preferred option for home cultivation, praised for its capacity to yield large harvests and resist common mushroom diseases. 

      In terms of its psychedelic effects, the Cambodian variety is recognized for delivering a potent and intense experience. Users commonly report heightened sensory perception, vivid visuals, and a profound sense of euphoria. 

      The trip induced by Cambodian magic mushrooms is often characterized as highly introspective, with users frequently expressing deep insights and introspection throughout their experiences.

      Cambodian Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “They are literally the same as any other cube.” – Reddit User

      “I have some Leucistic Cambodians, I’m finding them exceptionally powerful.” – Reddit User

      #24 Jedi Mind F*ck – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Jedi Mind F*ck (JMF)
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.64%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.50%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.04%
      Link to Purchase JMF by ITW

      The Jedi Mind F*ck variant, a more recent discovery within the Psilocybe cubensis species, has a distinct and relatively modern history. This particular variety surfaced within the mycological community in the past few decades, and while the specific individual responsible for isolating this potent variant remains unclear, its effects have made it a favored choice among psychonauts globally.

      Named after the mystical warriors from the Star Wars universe, Jedi Mind F*ck mushrooms deliver a mystical experience and boast a golden-brown cap and a sturdy, slender stem. 

      Jedi Mind Fuck Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “My trips have been super happy but not many visuals with them.” – Reddit User

      “I’ve given them to a friend and they said they had some pretty dark thoughts.” – Reddit User

      #23 Avery’s Albino – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Avery’s Albino (AVA)
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.64%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.58%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.04%
      Link to Purchase AVA by ITW

      Avery’s Albino mushrooms stand as a genetically-isolated variation of the Cambodian Psilocybe cubensis varieties, marking a relatively recent entrant into the realm of magic mushrooms. 

      Originating in the Siem Reap region of Cambodia, Cambodian mushrooms thrive in warm conditions. Notably, these mushrooms exhibit a remarkably short growing period, with fully developed fruits ready for harvest in as little as 25 days.

      Avery's Albino Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Took 1.5 of some Averys a while ago. They’re pretty weak in my opinion and their duration isn’t as long as GTs” – Reddit User

      “Avery’s Albino can be a bit more intense, and depending on how they’re grown they tend to be more potent.” – Reddit User

      #22 Alcabenzi – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Alacabenzi (ACBZ)
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.68%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.67%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.02%
      Link to Purchase ACBZ by ITW

      Alacabenzi mushrooms present a distinct appearance characterized by sizable, robust caps in a reddish-brown hue and thick, white stems. Delving into the details of these mushrooms unveils an intriguing history and insights into their geographical presence.

      Despite being believed to stem from the genetic intersection of two different varieties, the precise history of Alacabenzi mushrooms lacks comprehensive documentation.

      One narrative suggests they are a fusion of a Psilocybe Cubensis discovered in Alabama, colloquially known as “Golden Teachers”, and Psilocybe Mexicana, hence the name “Alacabenzi.” Another account proposes that they are a hybrid variety arising from “Liberty Caps” (Psilocybe semilanceata) and Golden Teachers.

      Another narrative incorporates the term “Alabama” in the name, acknowledging it as the location where one of the parent varieties originated. Simultaneously, it attributes the second part of the name to “Mazatepec, Mexico,” believed to be the source locale for the Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.

      Regardless of their origins, Alacabenzi mushrooms, akin to other cubensis varieties, are frequently encountered in subtropical and tropical regions. These regions include parts of South and Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and certain areas of Africa.

      Alacabenzi Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “This is the one I always grow. Pretty much the same as any other mushroom and the strength of them depends on the genetics you happen to grow. I’ve had them where they were super strong to average growing from MSS.” – Reddit User

      #21 Mazatapec – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Mazatapec (MZTC)
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.71%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.61%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.08%
      Link to Purchase MZTC by ITW

      Mazatapec mushrooms, named in homage to the Mazatec Indians who initially encountered them, belong to the Psilocybe cubensis family and stand among the globally renowned varieties of psilocybin mushrooms. 

      With roots deeply embedded in shamanic cultures, these mushrooms have been utilized for spiritual purposes for centuries, especially in conjunction with Mexican mushrooms, constituting the native fungal species of Mexico. 

      The Mazatec Indians are credited as pioneers in cultivating psilocybin mushrooms, and to this day, these mushrooms remain integral to traditional healing ceremonies.

      Mazatapec mushrooms typically attain a diameter of 5-10 cm, showcasing a conical or bell-shaped structure. Their coloration tends to be light brown or tan, often featuring radial ridges on their caps. The stems of Mazatapec mushrooms exhibit robust fibrous qualities, complemented by a delicate, white veil enveloping the gills.

      Mazatapec Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “At one point the air was liquid, I could see oil slicks on every molecule in the air. I could feel reality rushing by me, like wind in my ears.” – Reddit User

      “No opened eye visuals but I had closed eye visuals of animals shape-shifting and even a Mexican woman turning into an eagle. This was on 3g of maz.” – Reddit User

      #20 B+ Cubensis – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name B+
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.73%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.59%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.11%
      Link to Purchase B+ by ITW

      The B+ variety is celebrated for its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions, making it one of the most widespread varieties within the P. cubensis family. Cultivators, both seasoned and novice, favor the Vibrant Optimism variety for its resilience and impressive yield.

      Distinguishing features of the B+ variety include a moderate-to-large cap, expanding up to five inches in diameter in mature specimens. The cap boasts a light to golden brown color, with a slightly darker center, forming a visually captivating pattern. 

      The tall and slim stalk exhibits a light yellow to white coloration, thickening towards the base and often forming a small, bulbous structure. A transient partial veil initially connects the cap’s edge to the stalk, breaking as the mushroom matures and leaving behind remnants on the stalk, along with a subtle ring.

      Under the cap, the gills start as light and gradually darken to a purplish-brown hue as the mushroom matures and spores develop. Notably, the spore print mirrors this distinctive purplish-brown color, a characteristic trait shared by all P. cubensis varieties.

      B+ Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Speaking from experience I can safely say B+s are just as effective as any other strain of cubes, there aren’t really any notable differences between the cubensis strains other than their origins in my experience.” – Reddit User

      “GT was my first experience at 1 gram. B+ is a favorite. I find visuals different on both. GT seems to have more open eye visuals for me and B+ has more closed eye visuals.” – Reddit User

      #19 Golden Teachers– Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Golden Teachers
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.73%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.66%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.05%
      Link to Purchase GT by ITW

      The Golden Teacher mushroom varieties is a highly sought-after variety among journeyers and cultivators alike. Originating in the mysterious landscape of the 1980s, the Golden Teacher’s allure lies in its golden caps adorned with specks of yellow, adding to the variety’s mystique. 

      Unlike many varieties of Psilocybe cubensis, the Golden Teacher stands out with its larger stems, dark red caps, and an overall elegant appearance.

      Renowned for its robust nature, this variety boasts thick, meaty stems, and caps that often display an intense bluing reaction when bruised. The average mature fruit bodies reach heights of over five inches, with caps spanning up to two inches in diameter. 

      While the Golden Teacher may not produce fruits as abundantly as some other varieties, its exceptional size compensates in dried weight. Second and third flush fruits can reach impressive heights of nine inches. 

      Golden Teacher Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “They are as generic as it gets, pretty much the average magic mushroom.” – Reddit User

      It was so f**king epic. The trees and leaves would turn into a kaleidoscope like pattern, some of the animal shots were so awesome we didn’t even think they were real, it all looked like CGI, but it was not. At one point of the show they focused on butterflies and their colors and the way they flutter their wings left a trail behind them and they almost seemed to be moving in slow motion!” – Reddit User

      “I took 1g of golden teacher and it was awful. I layed there for two hours but only felt numb, even when trying to get into reflection it was not possible for me to focus on a single thought. We then went back home and on the way everywhere I looked and what I saw felt meaningless and annoying.” – Reddit User

      #18 Thai – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Thai
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.74%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.64%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.08%
      Link to Purchase THAI by ITW

      Ideal for both novice and experienced cultivators, Thai varieties offer relative ease of growth and high productivity. However, caution is advised, as their potency may be overwhelming for beginners.

      This variety was discovered by the celebrated mycologist John Allen on the tropical island of Koh Samui. Thai mushrooms showcase rounded, golden-brown caps and creamy-white, relatively thick stems. 

      Thai mushrooms have rounded, golden-brown caps and creamy-white, relatively thick stems. Before  eventually adopting a convex shape if left to sporulate, caps gradually flatten. 

      Thai Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “A cubensis is a cubensis. These will produce the same effect as the next cubensis.” – Reddit User

      “One shaman had mushrooms from Peru, but the participants weren’t aware of that, and every one of them apparently said they saw Incan imagery and Incan figures in their experiences, without knowing about the origins of the mushrooms.” – Reddit User

      #17 Blue Meanies – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Blue Meanies
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.75%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.67%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.05%
      Link to Purchase BM by ITW

      Transport yourself to the mesmerizing world of Blue Meanie mushrooms, initially discovered in the enchanting landscapes of Australia. Several years ago, a now out-of-business spore vendor named Keepers Spores began marketing cubensis spores as “Blue Meanies,” despite the established common name for Panaeolus cyanescens

      Many argue that the latter is the most potent psilocybin-containing mushroom species globally. Consequently, this rebranding initiated widespread confusion and fostered the misconception that these Blue Meanie cubes were akin to the cyanescens variety.

      This has led to considerable confusion within the mushroom community, as trip reports often blur the distinction between these species. It’s important to note however that Blue Meanies, as a cubensis variety, are not inherently inferior; they simply deviate from the “legendary” and original variety most commonly referenced by people.

      The name “Blue Meanie” gained popularity in the 1970s through the Beatles movie “Yellow Submarine,” where these blue-hued mushrooms were portrayed as villains. Since then, the term has been widely used to encompass various varieties of mushrooms showcasing striking blue colors.

      The broad and rounded cap, with a diameter ranging from 1 to 8 centimeters, typically exhibits a light to medium brown hue, occasionally embracing a blue or blue-green tint. The stem of the Blue Meanie is characterized by its robustness, surpassing other varieties of Psilocybe cubensis, and may present a noticeable bluish tint. Beneath the cap, the gills showcase a spectrum of light to dark brown hues.

      When the Blue Meanie mushroom undergoes bruising or damage, a deep blue color emerges, a result of the oxidation of the psilocin compound. This distinctive blue tint is more pronounced in the Blue Meanie variety compared to other members of Psilocybe cubensis.

      Blue Meanie Psilocybin Mushroom Strain  

      “Blue Meanies!!! These little guys pack a punch!” – Reddit User

      “I found they were weaker than other strains I had tried. Similar effects, just way weaker.” – Reddit User

      #16 Hillbilly – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Hillbilly
      Potency Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.81%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.69%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.06%
      Link to Purchase HILL by ITW

      Step into the realm of Hillbilly mushrooms, a variety that first emerged on the psychedelic scene in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Originating from the foraging efforts of a Mycotopia user aptly known as “Hillbilly” in Arkansas, these mushrooms have since expanded their reach and notoriety, flourishing in numerous locations where other P. cubensis varieties thrive. 

      The variety’s distinctiveness lies in its ability to exhibit two different phenotypes, a feature documented since at least 2005. One phenotype boasts the iconic thick stems and caps commonly associated with Hillbilly mushrooms, while the other, rarer variant showcases taller stems and a broader canopy.

      The polymorphic nature of Hillbilly mushrooms is a source of fascination, with variations arising from natural differences within mushroom varieties, crossbreeding with other mushrooms, and the propensity to generate mutant forms. This variability allows Hillbillies to express a wide range of forms.

      Despite the diverse expressions, quality Hillbilly grows typically uphold the variety’s robust reputation, yielding dense, wall-to-wall canopies that exhibit remarkable strength. 

      Hillbilly Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “This thing was going through my brain and body like lightning bolts at first, and then it turned into a gentle caress. It was affirming, guiding, a teacher spirit. The mushroom guided me through a lot of thoughts and helped me find a place for them- thoughts that have bothered me for a while. The visuals were very intense. It was the most terrifying and beautiful shower of my life.” – Reddit User

      #15 Jack Frost – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Jack Frost
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.83%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.72%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.03%
      Link to Purchase JFRST by ITW

      Named for its frosty aesthetic, Jack Frost presents itself with white or light-colored caps and stems adorned with white or light-colored spores. The variety’s potency, known for delivering strong and enduring effects, can vary based on growing conditions and preparation methods.

      Jack Frost earns its name from its frosty appearance, boasting caps and stems in shades of white or light colors, generously dusted with spores of a similar hue. The variety’s potency, delivering robust and enduring effects, is subject to variations based on growing conditions and preparation techniques.

      Originating from the innovative mind of Dave Wombat in 2018, Frostfire is a result of the harmonious union of two distinguished Psilocybe Cubensis varieties—True Albino Teacher (TAT) and Albino Penis Envy (APE). Dave Wombat, co-creator of TAT Syndicate, has crafted over 15 exceptional TAT genetics, with Frostfire standing out as a testament to his expertise.

      The variety produces flat caps that elegantly curl upwards, showcasing a mesmerizing color spectrum from iced-white to deep blue. The distinctive blueish tint and flower-like caps add a touch of beauty to the psychedelic experience.

      Jack Frost Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      Jack Frost Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Jack is strong for sure! 5/5 for me personally. I’ve tried dozens of different strains.” – Reddit User

      #14 Z-Strain – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Z-Strain
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.83%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.66%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.17%
      Link to Purchase ZS by ITW

      Step into the world of Z-Strain, heralded as one of the most exceptional commercially available varieties, catering to enthusiasts of all skill levels. This variety stands out as a powerhouse producer, showcasing its aggressive nature in the wild. 

      The mushrooms it yields are not just numerous but also dense, meaty, and notably large, leaving no room for slacking. Z-Strain maximizes its substrate utilization, ensuring clusters that are both prolific and virtually devoid of aborts.

      Rumored to have originated from the cultivation efforts of the mysterious mycologist known as “The Keeper” and an isolation of the popular Golden Teacher, Z-Strain’s true creator remains shrouded in uncertainty. 

      Some sources attribute its creation to a possible cross between Mazatapec and Thai Lipa Yai, a novelty variety with an enigmatic origin. Despite the conflicting information surrounding Z-Strain, its popularity among cultivators is undeniable, owed to its aggressive colonization and remarkable speed from inoculation to harvest.

      Z-Strain Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Took 4gs for one of my first doses and had an outta this world experience. Watched the floor unlayer and ungrid itself like a blueprint, literally vibeddddddd to Pink Floyd and just soaked in every euphoric thing about nature. Still to this day I will always be grateful for how that trip turned my life around positively.” – Reddit User

      #13 Albino A+ – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Albino A+
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.83%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.77%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.06%
      Link to Purchase AA+ by ITW

      Dive into the intriguing realm of Albino A+, a pseudo-albino variety of P. cubensis, distinctively leucistic rather than true albino, retaining some, though not all, of its pigment. This variety, belonging to the albino Psilocybe cubensis variety, boasts stems with a light cream color and caps that display a darker cream hue. 

      Speculation lingers that these albino shrooms might be a hybrid with the Panaeolus genus, another psychedelic mushroom variety. However, the exact origins of this variety remain a mystery, with mushrooms thriving primarily on dung in subtropical climates. 

      Debates persist on whether the leucistic or the regularly-pigmented cousin is the original, with most experts favoring the latter. The “A+” variety cubensis, known for its strong culture and average colonization times, serves as the precursor to the mutated Albino A+ variety.

      Albino A+ Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Well Albino A+ ain’t to be messed with! Strongest I’ve tried and I’ve done my fair share lol!” – Reddit User

      #12 Albino Burma – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Albino Burma
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.85%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.74%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.09%
      Link to Purchase AB by ITW

      Albino Burma is a captivating albino variant derived from the classic, high-potency Burma variety native to Southeast Asia. Although not a true albino, as it still retains some pigment, Albino Burma stand out with their ghostly white caps.

      The roots of the Burma variety can be traced back to a sample collected just outside Yangon, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. According to accounts, a Thai student first discovered and collected this variety.

      However, it was the renowned mycologist John Allen who, upon receiving a gifted sample from the student, brought it back to the West, cultivated it, and shared its spores within the mushroom community. It underwent development into the well-known Burma variety before evolving into this leucistic version. 

      Surprisingly, this Southeast Asian variety sets itself apart by being remarkably easy to cultivate. With resistance to contamination, minimal abort tendencies, and adaptability to less-than-ideal environments, Albino Burma emerged as the perfect choice for beginners venturing into the world of leucistic (white) varieties.

      Albino Burma Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      #11 Malaysian – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Malaysian
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.85%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.81%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.03%
      Link to Purchase MAL by ITW

      Embark on a journey with Malaysian mushrooms, distinguished by their undulating cream-white stems and caps adorned with rounded golden-brown hues. 

      These captivating fungi often display white spots on their caps, lending them an almost toadstool-like allure, although these markings gradually fade as the mushrooms reach maturity.

      Adding to their enigmatic charm, the veils shroud the gills of these mushrooms until the eleventh hour. This unique feature bestows the caps with a dome-like appearance, evoking an almost alien quality. The veil’s delicate dance with the gills remains hidden until the final moments, creating an intriguing spectacle.

      The origin story of the Malaysian variety intertwines with the expertise of MJshroomer, a mycologist contributing to the Shroomery Forum. Allegedly, MJshroomer holds the distinction of being the first to collect and domesticate the Malaysian variety. 

      Despite this pioneering effort, the exact timeline of this significant event remains veiled in mystery, shrouded in the very same enigma that surrounds the history and origins of these extraordinary mushrooms.

      Malaysian Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      #10 True Albino Teacher – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name True Albino Teacher
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.87%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.81%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.06%
      Link to Purchase TAT by ITW

      Meet the True Albino Teacher, a distinctive variety of Psilocybe cubensis that mirrors all the qualities of the renowned Golden Teacher variety, but with a fascinating albino twist—no pigmentation. 

      The origins of  True Albino Teacher trace back to the cultivation endeavors of the Shroomery user known as “Jik Fibs.” In a serendipitous twist, five albino variations emerged during the cultivation of Golden Teachers. 

      Undeterred, Jik Fibs seized the opportunity, cloning these albino mutants and nurturing the spores through three successive generations, ultimately giving birth to the True Albino Teacher variety.

      This enigmatic shroom gives rise to pure white fruiting bodies boasting above-average potency, adding a unique allure to the psychedelic experience.

      While it demands a touch more attention than its Golden Teacher counterpart during cultivation, enthusiasts armed with cultivation knowledge can yield several flushes of these mesmerizing white shrooms with relative ease. 

      True Albino Teacher Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Strongest trip of my life in my 12 years of experiencing mushrooms. Stronger than 7 grams of penis envies I’ve tried this year, stronger than 12 grams of Taman Nigeria Cubensis as well.” – Reddit User

      #9 Enigma – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Enigma
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.88%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.76%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.07%
      Link to Purchase ENIG by ITW

      Embark on a journey with Enigma, an intriguing mutation that defies the ordinary within the Psilocybe cubensis family. What sets Enigma apart is its most distinctive feature—the mycelial bodies form peculiar blob-like clusters, resembling either a brain or, in certain instances, taking on elongated truffle-like shapes. 

      Unlike the rapid development observed in many P. cubensis varieties, the journey to harvest-ready stage for Enigma blobs is a patient endeavor, taking a month or more to reach fruition.

      Adding a layer of mystery, Enigma takes a captivating twist by abstaining from spore production. This unique characteristic defines it as a single-generation variety, perpetually living through lab cloning rather than the traditional route of natural reproduction.

      The Enigma mutation made its mysterious entrance into certain magic mushroom varieties during the early 1990s. While the clustered shapes may catch the eye with their visual allure, there’s a trade-off—the mushroom’s insatiable appetite for spores renders the fruiting body sterile, disrupting the natural reproduction cycle.

      Enigma Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      Enigma Psilocybin Mushroom Variety

      “My enigma was pretty weak tbh 🙁 Was super stoked to get offered some genetics for it, and it was a flop on its own (3g doses, both my friend and I didn’t experience much, and we don’t dose often)” – Reddit User

      “For the inaugural journey with my homegrow, a buddy and I took .8g each before heading to see a Dead band at a pretty intimate venue. I jokingly said to my friend “either these won’t work at all or we’ll trip absolute b**ls. Holy sh** it was much closer to the latter.” – Reddit User

      #8 Melmac – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Melmac
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 0.98%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.78%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.14%
      Link to Purchase MELM by ITW

      The Melmac mushroom variety unfolds a captivating narrative with roots deeply embedded in the psychedelic mushroom landscape. 

      Tracing its lineage back to the visionary mycologist Terence McKenna, the variety emerged from McKenna’s groundbreaking discovery of the Penis Envy variety during his exploration of magic mushrooms, rapidly gaining acclaim for its extraordinary psychedelic effects.

      Motivated by McKenna’s pioneering work, an ardent community of mycologists embarked on an experimental journey, delving into innovative breeding techniques to craft a distinctive mushroom variety promising heightened doses of psilocybin. 

      Through a meticulous process of cross-genetics and spore mixing, the Melmac variety came into existence. What distinguishes the Melmac mushroom variety are its unique physical characteristics, boasting brown caps and a partially albino appearance.

      Renowned for its distinctive sturdy stem, dense flesh, and tightly packed gills, its golden brown cap adds an extra layer of allure to its appearance. The Melmac variety further distinguishes itself with the potential for dark bluish bruising when handled or injured.

      Melmac Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “I ate half of a whole candy bar once, and didn’t get much from it.” – Reddit User

      “It’s so unexpected and intense. I did 3g, my first shroom experience and it was mind-blowing.” – Reddit User

      #7 Albino Penis Envy (APE) – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Albino Penis Envy
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.10%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.93%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.14%
      Link to Purchase APE by ITW

      Albino Penis Envy, often abbreviated as APE, stands out as a highly coveted variety among both psychonauts and mushroom cultivators within the Psilocybe Cubensis family. Its name aptly describes its physical characteristics, featuring a thick stem and a convex head, with the cap usually exhibiting incomplete opening.

      The creation of Albino Penis Envy involved a crossbreeding of the PE (Penis Envy) and PF (Professor Fanaticus or Psilocybe Fanaticus) Albino variety of Psilocybe cubensis

      In contrast to the golden hue commonly found in other variety, APE’s caps are distinguished by their white color with bluish undertones. Once dried, these caps undergo a stunning transformation, adopting a silver-blue tint.

      Examining its features further, the cap of APE typically reaches a diameter of 30+ mm, displaying a concave to slightly convex shape at maturity. It is pallid white to yellowish, often tinged with blue hues, and frequently lacks a velum (veil). 

      The flesh is white, with a tendency to bruise bluish-green when injured. The stem, measuring 70+ mm in length, is pallid white to yellowish, also bruising bluish-green upon injury.

      APE Albino Penis Envy Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      APE Albino Penis Envy Psilocybin Mushroom Variety

      “15 min in I was being hurled into another dimension. Most intense psychedelic experience I’ve ever had.” – Reddit User

      “Had some APE that were meh, had some that were strong.. but I’ve had other cubes just as strong.” – Reddit User

      “I ate this amount (1.8g) last night as a “light tester” and proceeded to have the most intense psychedelic experiences I’ve ever had.” – Reddit User

      “I had some apes and they were mid so it really depends on the person who grew them.” – Reddit User

      #6 Penis Envy – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Penis Envy
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.13%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.94%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.16%
      Link to Purchase PE by ITW

      The origin narrative surrounding the Penis Envy mushroom varieties has been a topic of much discussion, often intertwined with confusion. Historically, a prominent article published by journalist-turned-psychedelic-scientist Hamilton Morris in Vice in 2009 has been a go-to source. 

      However, Morris, in a podcast on his Patreon in June 2021, revealed that he had been misled by mycologist John Allen (Mushroom John, of Psilocybe allenii fame) and various fungal forum hearsay.

      The 2009 story involves Terrence McKenna discovering a vast wild patch of Psilocybe cubensis in the Columbian Amazon in the early 1970s. McKenna brought spore prints back to Colorado, and one reached Steven Pollock, a medical doctor turned mushroom enthusiast. 

      Pollock worked on isolating the mushrooms to create the Penis Envy variety before his mysterious murder in 1981. Intriguingly, fanciful versions claim Pollock was found dead with a Penis Envy mushroom.

      In 2021, Morris revised this narrative in an interview with Rich Gee, a reclusive mycologist, whose real name is Richard Guitierrez. Gee, in contrast to the legendary tale, presents a more grounded account. 

      He obtained spores from McKenna’s Amazonian collection through his friend Jules Stevens. With laboratory expertise, Gee purified the spores, leading to the emergence of three varieties, one of which displayed a mutation that eventually became Penis Envy.

      Gee’s story discounts the narrative of Pollock’s involvement, refuting claims of receiving a mysterious postal “penis” print from him. The name “Penis Envy” itself originated from Gee showing his mushrooms to strippers in 1977, who humorously coined the name.

      While verifying the exact truth remains challenging, Gee, with his direct connection to Penis Envy, presents a compelling account supported by photographs and botanical expertise. 

      Despite his significant role, Gee emphasizes that he doesn’t seek credit and reached out to Morris to rectify the story’s absurdity, considering it a matter of comedy rather than pride in his achievement.

      Penis Envy Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Personally, it seems like 2g of PE feels like 3.5 of Golden Teachers” – Reddit User

      “My Penis Envy were twice as strong as the Teachers.” – Reddit User

      “I have taken them multiple times and found them not to be any more potent than most other strains of cubes I have had.” – Reddit User

      “In my experience, PE are sneaky. They act all normal, until one trip they send you into orbit with no warning.” – Reddit User

      #5 Yeti – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Yeti
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.14%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.88%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.13%
      Link to Purchase YETI by ITW

      Yeti shrooms represent a distinct genetic isolation originating from the well-known True Albino Teacher variety, carefully developed by the renowned mycologist Jik Fibs, recognized by the online community through the forum username. 

      This particular variety proves to be exceptionally robust, making it an ideal choice for novice cultivators aspiring to grow mushrooms with potency beyond the ordinary.

      In terms of morphology, Yeti shrooms closely resemble the True Albino Teachers. However, cultivators commonly note a noticeable difference in color, describing Yeti shrooms with a significantly lighter hue. Their caps often exhibit a yellow or gold tint, a characteristic absent in True Albino Teachers.

      It’s essential to emphasize that, akin to the True Albino Teacher variety, Yeti is genuinely albino and not leucistic, as misleadingly implied by some varieties with “albino” in their name.

      Yeti Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “I’ve heard on this sub they can be fairly potent, not necessarily APE levels but stronger then your average b+ from what I gathered” – Reddit User

      #4 Tidal Wave – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Tidal Wave
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.17%
      Average Psilocybin Content 0.87%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.27%
      Link to Purchase TW by ITW

      The Tidal Ripple mushroom, a fusion of the Psilocybe cubensis varieties Penis Envy and B+, stands out as a peculiar and potent creation. Originating from the hybridization conducted by Doma Nunzio of Magic Myco in 2017, the Tidal Ripple, also known as Tidalwave, boasts a series of unique mutations, including the acclaimed sporeless “blob” or “brain-shaped” Enigma mutation. 

      According to Doma Nunzio, the Tidal Wave is the outcome of their inaugural hybrid fusion project. Magic Myco has since produced at least eleven Tidal Wave varieties, such as Tidalwave 2, Tidalwave 3 Beast, and Tidalwave BXO. 

      The name “Tidal Wave” may reference the water-like edges or slight waviness and undulation on mature caps, in addition to rippling on the stem.

      Tidal Wave spores exhibit a remarkable diversity in the resulting mushroom canopy. In a single bin, originating from the same genetic source, one can observe an array of variations, including completely white caps, gold caps, and peculiar Enigma-like blobs. 

      This inherent variability adds an intriguing dimension to the cultivation of Tidal Wave mushrooms, making each growth container a canvas of unique and unexpected visual expressions.

      Tidal Wave mushrooms commonly feature elongated stems, measuring approximately 150-200mm, showcasing a spectrum from beige to yellow. The stems exhibit a propensity to bruise in shades of blue or greenish-blue and may present variations such as a larger base or contorted appearance.

      During the initial stages, the caps exhibit a bulbous shape, transitioning into a wider form as they mature, displaying hues of brown or golden. A distinctive characteristic influenced by the PE lineage is the relatively smaller size of the caps compared to those of many other P. cubensis varieties.

      Tidal Wave Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “I’m 6 hours into my trip and I haven’t experienced anything aside from feeling a minimal body high and very boosted mood. No hallucinogenic effects or anything as described online.” – Reddit User

      “It is slightly more potent than normal cubensis varieties. Not as potent as pure PE strains however but for sure between normal cubes like GT, B+, and PE.” – Reddit User

      “I took 1.5grams and went on a bike ride expecting to have a little mood boost with light visuals. Nah brother, I fully tripped. They’re strong as f**k” – Reddit User

      #3 Amazon – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Amazon
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.36%
      Average Psilocybin Content 1.12%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.20%
      Link to Purchase AMZ by ITW

      Initially introduced under the name PES Amazonians, where PES denotes Pacifica Exotica Spora, Amazon mushroom varieties have their roots in South America. 

      Although genetically isolated, it is believed that this variety retains traits similar to mushrooms thriving in specific regions of the Amazon rainforest. Reports from mycologists who explored the rainforest indicate the presence of mammoth-sized specimens. The alternative name for this variety, PES Amazonia, harks back to its initial commercial distribution by the Pacific Exportica Spora company.

      Despite being commercially associated with Pacific Exportica Spora, Amazon mushrooms have a rich history as one of the earliest magic mushroom varieties employed by indigenous communities. 

      These mushrooms were integral to spiritual ceremonies conducted throughout the Amazon in South and Central America, utilized by native populations long before the arrival of Europeans.

      As time progressed, the varieties transitioned into the public domain, becoming commercially available in the USA and various other locations.

      Amazon Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Amazonian shrooms are about the same strength as Golden Teachers” – Reddit User

      “One thing I can tell you is that they are a little stronger than GTs.” – Reddit User

      #2 Casper – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Casper
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 1.36%
      Average Psilocybin Content 1.51%
      Average Psilocin Content 1.08%
      Link to Purchase CASP by ITW

      Very limited information exists about this variety. Casper mushrooms, known for their ethereal grey hue, fall within the Psilocybe cubensis category and are recognized for their distinct potency.

      With sturdy stalks in a whitish-grey shade and plump caps, these mushrooms showcase substantial sporulation. In case the veil ruptures prior to harvest, expect smaller shrooms to be entirely coated in dark purplish-black spores.

      #1 Penis Envy Uncut – Psilocybin Strains by Potency

      Name Penis Envy Uncut
      Potency Above Average
      Average Total Tryptamines 2.04%
      Average Psilocybin Content 1.36%
      Average Psilocin Content 0.68%
      Link to Purchase PEU by ITW

      Ranking in at #1 with highest recorded potency by Oakland Hyphae is Penis Envy Uncut, a unique variation emerging from the well-known Penis Envy (PE) variety. Penis Envy Uncut earns its name due to veils rarely exposing the spore-producing gills. 

      While sharing cultivation ease with PE, Penis Envy Uncut’s smaller size leads to reduced yields. Despite the lower harvest weight, these mushrooms maintain density and exhibit minimal shrinkage after drying. 

      Penis Envy Uncut Psilocybin Mushroom Strain

      “Imo PEU is a little more potent than basic PE. A little less potent than APEs.” – Reddit User

      “Those are the strongest mushrooms I have ever taken.” – Reddit User

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      However, advancements in technology and scientific understanding have paved the way for accessible and rapid testing of various psychedelic substances, including mushroom material. 

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            Frequently Asked Questions About Psilocybin Mushroom Strains

            1. What is the average potency of psilocybin mushrooms?

            Of the samples that fell within the “average” range of our 30 listed psilocybin varieties, we found an:

                • Average tryptamine content of 0.71%
                • Average psilocybin content of 0.62%
                • Average psilocin content of 0.065%

              2. What is the least potent strain of psilocybin mushrooms?

              Albino Treasure Coast has the lowest recorded tryptamine content of the samples received by Oakland Hyphae through their Hyphae Cup competition.

              Name Albino Treasure Coast (ATC)
              Potency Below Average
              Average Total Tryptamines 0.33%
              Average Psilocybin Content 0.13%
              Average Psilocin Content 0.05%
              Link to Purchase ATC by ITW

              3. What is the most potent strain of psilocybin mushrooms?

              Penis Envy Uncut has the highest recorded tryptamine content of the samples received by Oakland Hyphae through their Hyphae Cup competition.

              Name Penis Envy Uncut
              Potency Above Average
              Average Total Tryptamines 2.04%
              Average Psilocybin Content 1.36%
              Average Psilocin Content 0.68%
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              4. What’s the Difference Between Mushroom ‘Strain’ and ‘Variety’ in Psilocybin Cultivation?

              The terms “strain” and “variety” are often used interchangeably, but our article clarifies that, from a microbiological and taxonomical perspective, “variety” is a more accurate term to describe the diverse genetic expressions within Psilocybe Cubensis. This article explains how each cultivation creates a new “strain” due to the unique reproductive process of fungi.

              5. Is Penis Envy Truly 4x More Potent Than Other Strains?

              Potency data for Penis Envy mushrooms suggests higher average content, but the assertion that they are 2-4 times more potent lacks nuance. The unpredictable nature of psychedelic experiences, influenced by compound interactions and individual responses, makes it challenging to make broad potency

              6. Is Purchasing Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Legal?

              Purchasing psilocybin mushroom spores is legal in the United States. However, the legality of growing psilocybin mushrooms varies by state. The supplier information provided in this article is for those in states where it is legal or for individuals interested in microscopy and taxonomy.


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