This is our happy version of our gourmet mushroom site,, and as our URL implies, we sell Golden Teacher mushroom spores, spore swabs, and spore prints along with over 200 other cubensis strains. We have been in business since 2005 and although we grow over 100 gourmet stains in our Florida-based lab/farm, we source all our psychedelic and cubensis spores from two well-established distributors based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We pride ourselves on always providing high-quality, contaminate-free spore syringes, spore swabs, and spore prints. We strive to offer the cleanest, and the most sought-after Psilocybin Mushroom Spores on the market. We are constantly adding the newest varieties to our collection of Magic Mushroom Spores. All our products are produced in our clean room, in front of a laminar flow hood, and in full PPE. We use high-quality materials in all our products and every order is sealed in a discrete, tamperproof holographic mylar container (see products photos). Our spore syringes, swabs, and prints are no older than 60 days and are close to contaminate-free as we can make them. No company can claim 100% contamination-free, especially when dealing with spores, however, with almost two decades of experience, we now come pretty close. We also sell gourmet mushroom cultures, agar plates, slants, and growing equipment at eBay and Etsy stores and take pride in our customer service and feedback. We do not sell spores and related products on Ebay, Etsy or any website other than this one. The selling/trading of psychedelic mushroom spores is legal in most states and countries around the world…but if you’re unsure of the legality of purchasing from us, see this page first. It’s your responsibility to know the laws in your area and as always, all our spore products are for research purposes only. Unfortunately have not found a US-based bank that allows the selling of spores, even though they are legal to trade and sell. So, for now, we only accept payment via cash, check, money order, Zelle, GPay, Cash App, and Bitcoin. We have the hard-to-find species, the most potent, and even glow-in-the-dark cubensis all at wholesale prices. E4K (Willy Myco) Magic Mushroom E4K Magic Mushroom, E4K is a strain reportedly developed by WillyMyco and distributed through Twitter. An interesting new strain to have in the spore library. In 2016 TK found a cubensis in an enriched flower bed at his old apartment complex in Texas. It was a unique fruit and leucosticte in nature. It was a pale – almost white fruit, and had a very un-natural bulbous stem for a cubensis mushroom. The cap was thick, (like a double cheeseburger), and the stem was solid tissue through and through. It was found in December and printed at TK’s apartment. TK shared the news with Willy Myco and got him the print shortly after. After several months of indoor domestication Willy sent back all the original prints straight from his lab to TK’s hands. He did a give away for most of the them and held on to a few. TK still has the first one labeled “1 of 21” and has not touched it yet. A point of interest to many is that Willy ended up isolating fruits that were the exact opposite of what it’s wild mother was. E4K now is a very tall fruitier with small bell shaped caps. E4K stands for extraterrestrial 4th kind, as gray visitors have been reported to visit during their experience. A wicked potent strain with some cool history. A Strain Magic Mushroom The A strain (sometimes called A+) was developed by Mr. G, an infamous mushroom breeder and Shroomery user. He’s also credited with the B+ strain. You can also find an albino version of the A strain. This strain is known for its large mushrooms with a pale yellow cap and heavy spore production. AA+ Leucistic Cubensis Magic Mushroom AA+ Leucistic Cubensis Magic Mushroom, Albino A+ or AA+, is the “albino” version of the well-known and appreciated subtropical magic mushroom strain, the A+ cubensis. Because the Albino A+ has the tendency to develop bluish pigment, it has purple-black spores. This particularity is enough to genetically change the AA+ status to not being considered a true albino, but rather a leucistic (de pigmented) magic mushroom. Other leucistic siblings include Penis Envy Revert and Albino Goldie's. True albino magic mushrooms have translucent spores, making the harvest tedious and not always the most fruitful. True albino or not, the Albino A+ captivates and enthrall growers and consumers alike. From its A+ cubensis genetics it inherited the ability to populate heavily and be a generous fruitier. Growers report Albino A+ to be an easy magic mushroom strain to cultivate, with dense flushes gifted with a consistent high potency. Albino A+ is not only gorgeous to watch grow, but also a reliable effective micro dosing choice. If consumed dried, it is described to have a very strong taste, and at higher doses, to foster intense “yellowy” visual hallucinations, euphoria, and an overall brainier trip than its descendant A+ cubensis. It is agreed Albino A+ conquers the hearts of those who get close to it. It is an impeccable package where beauty, performance and consistency meet. Acadian Coast ACC Magic Mushroom This strain is hard to find, and there’s a lot of conflicting information about its origins. It’s thought to be a naturalized species found on the East Coast of North America, spanning from Newfoundland to Louisiana. This strain has nice thick, tan-colored caps and produces fairly prolific flushes, especially in the second and third flush. Ajax Magic Mushroom Ajax Magic Mushroom, in nature this strain is noted as being a fast colonizer which produces thick and heavy caps. Under the scope the specimen is highly active which makes it an all-time favorite amongst repeat researchers. Albino A+ Magic Mushroom The Albino A strain is the isolated genetics of a pale white version of the classic A strain. This is not a true albino because the spores still carry the dark purple or black color. Albinos have no pigment in the flesh or spores. Albino A shares the same infamous large fruiting bodies, cap shape, and thick spore production as its parent genetics. Albino Cambodian Magic Mushroom Albino Cambodian Magic Mushroom (Psilocybe Cubensis, Albino Cambodia), is a rare version of the very popular Cambodian strain originally discovered by John Allen. The Cambodian strain was discovered growing in cow dung near the Angkor Wat Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The appearance of the Albino Cambodians is characterized by smaller but pure white mushrooms. Even its spores are white, making them a true albino. Although Albinos are no stronger than its more common brown cousins there is just something exciting about consuming white mushrooms. Albino Cambodian shrooms are known for their energetic and long lasting trips with above average strength. This makes it a popular strain for many psychonauts. This strain is good for insightful introspection as well as parties on the moon. Albino Golden Teacher Magic Mushroom Albino Golden Teacher Magic Mushroom, Albino Goldie's aka AA+ Goldie's or Leucistic Golden Teachers, is a hybrid magic mushroom specie that was developed using genetics from the very potent Albino A+ and the smoother trippy Golden Teacher. It is a Psilocybe Cubensis belonging to the Hymenogastraceae family of gilled mushrooms. From its parents it inherited the refined temper and the slightly de pigmented golden looks. It is an elegant specimen with a longer than average slender stem strongly bruising blue when damaged. It has the reputation of being an easy grower and a generous fruitier. Cultivators often describe it as a captivating and fascinating specimen to watch grow. With an intense yet balanced high, connecting both head and body in a powerful multi-sensorial voyage, it offers a mixture of ferocity and smoothness. Perhaps we can say that Albino Goldies have the raw intensity of the AA+ and the versatile and smooth wisdom of the Golden Teacher. Because this strain is known to provoke intense psychotronic effects it is recommended to be an experienced psychonaut to enjoy them. Albino Melmac Magic Mushroom he distinguishing characteristics of Mel mac mushrooms are their wavy cap and contorted stems. This mushroom’s general shape and curvature are similar to traditional Penis Envy mushrooms. However, Mel mac's wavy cap makes it visually distinct from other varieties. Mel mac's turn blue when bruised; a common feature among many psychoactive mushrooms. The blue coloration indicates the presence of psilocybin, which turns blue with oxidation. Homestead Penis Envy is a variation of the famous Penis Envy strain discovered and cultivated by Terrence McKenna and Steven Pollock, two of the great early psychonauts. Many mycologists have worked with the original Penis Envy strain throughout the years to create their own. The word Homestead refers to a spore vendor in the Pacific Northwest. The subterranean mushroom scene was quite active in the 1980s, but they have since vanished. We can only assume that the name Mel mac was given by Homestead in allusion to a fictional planet that was home to alien species in the 1986-1990 sitcom ALF. The Mel mac mushrooms are distinguished from the original Penis Envy strain by their alien-like stems and crowns. The stems have a distorted appearance, and the caps have wavy edges. The colors are remarkably similar to those of its Penis Envy parents, with practically colorless stems and pale to dark golden caramel crowns. Mel mac is well-known for its potency. For first-timers, we do not suggest this strain. This is a strain for advanced users, as the potency is comparable to Penis Envy, which can be more than double that of ordinary strains. You might expect a strong shamanic and spiritual experience depending on your setting. You may experience ego-loss as a result of the drug’s great potency. Albino Penis Envy Magic Mushroom Albino Penis Envy is the non-pigmented version of Penis Envy. It was developed by Workman at Sporeworks. This strain is just as potent as the conventional Penis Envy mushroom and produces prolific flushes. The only trade-off is that this strain is much more prone to aborts than the original strain, so this is considered an intermediate-level strain for home growers Albino Treasure Coast Magic Mushroom This strain is an albino mutation of the classic Treasure Coast strain, originally harvested from the Southern Florida Gulf Coast. It’s unclear whether Mr. G developed this strain himself or if he just liked it, but he’s often cited in various online mushroom growing communities posting really beautiful flushes with this strain. Alcabenzi Magic Mushroom This strain is thought to be a cross between Psilocybe cubensis (Golden Teachers) and Psilocybe mexicana, however, this is hotly debated. Many mycologists argue this cross isn’t possible. This strain is an aggressive colonizer and highly resistant to infection and mold. It’s an O. G. in the mushroom cultivation space and was one of the most popular strains in the early 2000s Allen Strain Magic Mushroom This is one of the many strains discovered by Mushroom John Allen on his trip to Southeast Asia. This particular strain was found in Thailand, near Ban Tailing Ngam, Koh Samui. This strain is well-loved in the mushroom community. Its characteristics are thin, tall mushrooms with rapid colonization times. This strain will colonize jars about 10 or 20% faster than many other Psilocybe cubensis strains Amazonian Magic Mushroom This strain was originally sold as “P.E.S. Amazonia.” P.E.S. stands for Pacifica Exotica Spora, the company that first started selling the spores for this strain. It was trendy for a while to name a newly discovered strain after the company that “discovered” them, but this isn’t a common practice anymore. Now there are plenty of other vendors that sell the Amazon strain simply as “Amazon” or “Amazonian Cubensis”. Amazon is a very large mushroom strain and grows surprisingly quickly for its size. Part of the reason they can grow so large so quickly is the fact that this strain has hollow stems. They shrink quite a bit when you dry them out. Ape Revert Magic Mushroom Ape Revert Magic Mushroom, APE-R is a variety that was developed from APE but drops spores. The revert alludes to the return to the canonical phenotype from the APE phenotype (canonical spore color and shape/size, no albino spores, produces spore prints and does not require swabbing). APE-Revert is not a stabilized variety and there is an expectation of some variance in shape/size Argentina Magic Mushroom This strain was (unsurprisingly) discovered in the mountainous rainforests of Argentina. The mushrooms of this strain are smaller than average, but it’s reportedly capable of producing up to 10 flushes before losing vitality and molding. It’s also more resistant in regions with high humidity and cooler weather. Australian Magic Mushroom Australian Magic Mushroom This strain is sometimes called “the Aussie” or “gold tops” in Australia. As you can imagine, this strain was first collected in pastures around Australia (no specific region identified). The Australian cubensis strain is a classic golden top mushroom with large fruits, rapid colonization, and relatively strong resistance to mold and bacteria. This is an excellent strain for beginners. Aztec God Magic Mushroom Aztec God Magic Mushroom, this strain comes from Central America. Its name comes from the Aztec tribes that used these mushrooms several hundred years ago. These mushrooms are medium-sized with a light brown or chestnut-colored cap. This is a good intermediate species to consider for people who want something a little different. B+ Magic Mushroom B+ Magic Mushroom, the B+ is a relatively fast colonizer that fruits very easily and produces some large fruits in abundance. A hardy forgiving strain makes this an excellent choice for beginners as it grows easily in a variety of conditions. Colonization temperatures are 84/86 degrees F. Fruiting temperatures 74/78 degrees F. is optimal.   The B+ strain is still highly sought after due to the larger than average fruit sizes, some reportedly reaching up to 14 inches in length. When compared to other P. cubensis strains, the B+ is often considered a giant fruitier. Average fruit body heights reach six to eight inches with caps averaging one to three inches in diameter during later flushes. Very large fruits can be expected on more nutrient rich substrates such cased grains, manure, compost and straw. Ban Hua Thanon Magic Mushroom Ban Hua Thanon Ban Hua Thanon is more commonly referred to in the mushroom community as BHT (mushroomers love their acronyms). The original sample was collected by Mushroom John Allen on a tour through Southeast Asia in the 90s as he collected new strains of Psilocybe cubensis. This strain is noted for having strong resistance to high temperatures. Ban Nathon Magic Mushroom Very similar and from the same region as Ban Hua Thanon, this strain exhibits all of the great traits of an Asian strain. Ban Phang Ka Magic Mushroom Ban Phang Ka (B.P.K.) was discovered in Thailand by Mushroom John Allen. This strain is noted for its large mushrooms, but not much else is known about this strain. It’s hard to find spores for this strain from the major suppliers. Ban Thurian (B.T.) Magic Mushroom Ban Thurian (B.T.) is a standard Thai strain brought to us by Mushroom John Allen. It’s moderate in all categories, colonization speed, disease resistance, and mushroom size Bayou Magic Mushroom Panaeolus Cyanescens: The Psychedelic Blue Meanies Mushroom Panaeolus Cyanescens Panaeolus cyanescens is a very potent hallucinogenic mushroom, and this results from it being a strong producer of psychoactive compounds – psilocybin and psilocin. The psilocybin and psilocin levels are higher in Panaeolus cyanescens than in other ‘magic mushrooms,’ of which there may be over 100 different types. Magic mushrooms refer to a group of fungi that produce the psychoactive compound psilocybin. These mushrooms have been consumed for approximately 3000 years, originally dating back to Mexico, and are still used by natives in ceremonies, including religious ceremonies, and for healing purposes. Many that have consumed Panaeolus cyanescens have described having spiritual experiences. For this reason, it is not unheard of for people to try to cultivate these mushrooms themselves, although with varying levels of success since Panaeolus cyanescens is sensitive to the correct levels of air, temperature, and humidity. They are particularly fond of nutrient-rich areas, especially where livestock graze, as they grow on dung. Panaeolus cyanescens has a variety of names that can be used interchangeably including Copelandia Cyanescens, Blue Meanies, and Pan Cyans. These are my Favorite Magic Mushroom Spores Buy Magic Mushrooms Now Panaeolus Cyanescens Identification and Description Cap: Up to 4cm diameter; smooth surface, but sometimes cracked in dry weather; thin flesh; bruises blue or blue-green; bell-shaped cap to convex; can become wavy. Light brown, when immature, become greyish with maturity. Hygrophanous. No veil. Gills: Present and attached to stem; tightly packed; gray becoming black as spores develop. Stem: up to 12cm in height; thin – 2-4mm thick; long and slender; bruises blue; colored pale yellow or gray or pink-tinged. Smell: Floury or starch-like. Taste: Floury or starch-like. Spores: Elliptical and smooth. Spore color: Dark purple or black. Edibility: Edible but psychoactive. Habitat: Grows scattered or clustered in dung and grasslands fertilized by grazing animals. Grows in tropical regions of both hemispheres; widely grown across the world, including Africa, Australia, Europe, South Americas, Hawaii, India and Tasmania. Scientific classification: Class: Agaricomycetes; Order: Agaricales; Family: Bolbitiaceae; Genus: Panaeolus & Species: cyanescens. Panaeolus Cyanescens Look-Alikes Pholiotina rugosa looks like Panaeolus cyanescens, but it is essential that the difference is identified since it contains amatoxins that are deadly. The difference is that the spores of Pholiotina rugosa are a rusty orange to brown in comparison to the dark purple or black spores of Panaeolus cyanescens. Tubaria furfuracea is similar to Panaeolus cyanescens, but it is not poisonous; although it is hygrophanous like Panaeolus cyanescens, it grows in woodchips and not dung; they are also more delicate and not as bendy as Panaeolus cyanescens; they also have a spore print that is light orange or brown. Galerina marginata is another look-a-like that is deadly if eaten, it has a rusty orange spore print and will usually be found growing on decaying wood; it also bruises black rather than blue-green like Panaeolus cyanescens on its stem. The last look-alike is Panaeolus Antillarum. They are macroscopically similar mushrooms that were once thought to be the same. Panaeolus cyanescens is hallocinogenic where P.Antillarum is not. P. Antillarum has a thicker cap and is also lighter in color. Not a look-alike, but a strain of Psilocybe cubensis also goes by the name “Blue Meanie” and while they won’t be confused in appearance they are sometimes written about under the Blue Meanie name in literature. I personally differentiate the two in literature by referring to the Psilocybe version as Blue Meanie Cubensis. Panaeolus Cyanescens Benefits Panaeolus cyanescens produces serotonin and tryptophan in addition to the psychoactive compounds. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning it needs to come from dietary sources, and serotonin is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain. Some scientists consider psilocybin to produce ‘madness’ or schizophrenia-like conditions, whilst others were interested in the creative effects and alterations to cognitive behaviors and spiritual or mystical experiences this substance gave people. Psilocybin, a tryptamine derivative and the most important ‘toxic’ component of these mushrooms, enhances serotonin levels in the central nervous system (CNS) [1.]. Serotonin has a few important roles, including that of a neurotransmitter, and here it can help promote feelings of happiness and general mental well-being. Sometimes people with low levels of serotonin suffer from mood disorders such as depression or a general feeling of being down. In this regard, psilocybin found in Panaeolus cyanescens has been explored as a potential therapeutic for depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. There has been some promising data produced with one study showing that all 19 participants had reduced depressive symptoms, one week after treatment with psilocybin, and 47% met the criteria response, five weeks post-treatment [2.]. This continues to be an exciting area of research with psychoactive substances being explored for use in psychiatry. Panaeolus Cyanescens Dosage There are no reports of a maximum dosage for Panaeolus cyanescens. To reduce the risk of an allergic reaction, always administer with caution. It is also important to take into consideration the legal status of consuming magic mushrooms in the country one resides in. With that being said, if you want to try and find a dose that works for you, check out our general magic mushroom dosage guide. You can also try out our magic mushroom dosage calculator where you can choose between six dosage levels, including microdose and heroic dose. Popular methods of consumption for Panaeolus Cyanescens include Lemon Tek and Shroom Tea. Panaeolus Cyanescens Toxicity, Safety & Side Effects There is a lot of controversy around whether Panaeolus cyanescens is considered toxic or not. Regardless, it will cause hallucinations. Always seek medical advice before self-administering for medicinal purposes and if pregnant or breastfeeding. Due to the number of deadly similar-looking fungi, it is advisable to seek advice from a professional mycologist. References Bix Mex Magic Mushroom This strain is an isolation of the Mexican Cubensis strain (one of the O.G. strains still available today). The Bix Mex isolate produces characteristic flat caps with a light-colored ring around the edges. They’re very photogenic mushrooms but be careful not to wait too long, this strain is a heavy sporulator. Once the veils break, these mushrooms throw thick black mounds of spores all over the place in just a few short hours Blue Magnolia Magic Mushroom Blue Magnolia Rust Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis, Blue Magnolia Rust) is a newer, high potency strain that is still quite rare in the mushroom markets today. This rare strain was developed by isolating spores from a sample collected from a wild Mississippi strain in 2011 by mycologists Doc and Mycotek. Through many hours of research online it is told that this strain was originally found near a horse ranch, and found growing on wood chips and horse manure. The Blue Magnolia Rust has blueish caps with rust spots and relatively thick stems. They are generally large in size and expected to be the same or greater in potency as the famous Penis Envy strains. Blue Magnolia Rust is known for its warm visuals and a very spiritual experience. Because of its high potency we do not recommend it for first-timers. This strain can be enjoyed alone for therapeutic purposes or in group settings for partying. We do not recommend taking too much if you are planning to use this strain as a party favor. Blue Meanie Magic Mushroom Brazilian Magic Mushroom Brazilian Magic Mushroom, The Brazilian strain is known for its aggressive colonization and large mushrooms. In the wild, these mushrooms can easily grow larger than 18 inches, but in cultivation, the fruiting is much smaller. Burma Magic Mushroom Burma, This is a classic high-potency strain from Southeast Asia. The original sample was collected from outside Yangoon, Burma (now Myanmar). It was reportedly collected by a Thai student who gifted a sample to Mushroom John Allen, who then propagated the spores throughout the mushroom community. You can find these spores from just about any of the major suppliers, sometimes carried under the name “Burmese strain”. Cambodian Magic Mushroom Cambodian, the Cambodian cubensis strain is popular because it’s to grow and produces notoriously dense flushes. This strain is highly resistant to un optimized growing conditions and contamination. Mushroom John Allen collected the original sample for this strain near the ancient temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Campinas Magic Mushroom Campaigns, this strain is very rare. The original sample was taken in Campaigns, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was then genetically stabilized through several generations of inbreeding before it came onto the market in the mid-2010s. Chilean Magic Mushroom Chilean Magic Mushroom, the Chilean strain is noted for growing in a wide range of altitudes and climates. This means it’s most likely going to be more tolerant to un optimized growing conditions than other strains. The mushrooms produced from this strain closely resemble the large, lightly-colored specimens in the Amazon strain, but rarely reach the same monstrous sizes. This strain is difficult to find. Chitwan (Nepal) Magic Mushroom Chitwan (Nepal) Magic Mushroom, This strain comes from the high mountains of Nepal in the Chitwan region. John Allen collected this strain on his trip to Southeast Asia, and it’s been slowly circulating in spore trading communities ever since. It’s only recently that this strain has made its debut onto some of the larger spore vendors, and it’s a welcome addition. This strain is very well-balanced, the mushrooms are medium-sized, flushes are dense, and it’s reasonably resistant to contamination. Colorado Magic Mushroom Colorado Magic Mushroom, the climate in Colorado is not well-suited for Psilocybe cubensis, so it’s unlikely this strain really came from the mountainous region of Colorado, as some vendors claim. However, it isn’t impossible, and there have been rumors of psilocybe species growing here during the summer. The true origins of this strain remain a mystery, but it’s a popular strain for its strong resistance to infection. Corumba Magic Mushroom Corumba Magic Mushroom, this strain was collected by an amateur mycologist in the Brazilian city of Corumbá. The original collector was unable to germinate the spores and ended up sending it off to a local mycological society, where it was successfully propagated. Several years later and this strain is now available on several large vendor sites. This strain can be a little bit tricky, so it’s recommended for intermediate or expert growers who want something a little more challenging to try. Costa Rican Magic Mushroom Costa Rican Magic Mushroom, this strain was reportedly discovered by Rhino, a frequent Shroomery user who entered the spores into widespread circulation. The sample was supposedly collected at the famous Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Creepers Magic Mushroom Creepers Magic Mushroom, this strain was isolated from the Cambodian strain and first sold under the Keeper brand as “Keeper’s Creepers.” The original Keeper’s Creeper was overpriced for being an isolation of an already popular strain, but several vendors now carry this strain, and the price has settled back down to Earth. Most vendors simply call this strain “Creeper.” Creepers are known for producing very large mushrooms. Cuban Magic Mushroom Cuban Magic Mushroom, the cubensis in Psilocybe cubensis literally translates to “coming from Cuba.” This strain was first discovered in 1904 by Franklin Sumner Earle, an American mycologist who spent a lot of time studying mushrooms in Cuba, where he eventually died. Originally, Earle categorized his finding as a species under the Stropharia genus, but it’s since been removed and is now considered a strain of Psilocybe cubensis. Dancing Tiger Magic Mushroom Dancing Tiger Magic Mushroom, Dancing Tiger Magic mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis, China Dancing Tiger), also referred sometimes as China Magic mushrooms, is a relatively new strain collected from a Mycologist going by the name of Agar on the Shroomery forum. Agar received the spores from China in the year 2007, it was described to him by the sender (a Chinese mycology student) as “laughing dancing mushrooms”. From this point Agar named the strain appropriately as the Dancing Tiger. Some folks may still refer to it as P. Cubensis China, as it is the only known strain from China. The “laughing dancing mushrooms” have history in China dating back 800 years. Whether these mushrooms were native to China or whether the Spores travelled through trade ships is unclear. We can be sure though the Dancing Tiger mushrooms started growing and flourishing in South West China. The Dancing Tiger Magic mushrooms is known to be a very fast colonizer and prolific grower. One of the unique characters is that the mushrooms have oatmeal like spec on the caps. This strain is known to give a visual and body high but it may depend on each person Dixieland Magic Mushroom Dixieland Magic Mushroom, Dixieland is a nickname for the Southern United States. The original sample was reportedly collected from somewhere in Mississippi. These mushrooms have a medium-sized bulbous cap and long thin stems. Ecuador Magic Mushroom Ecuador Magic Mushroom, The first sample of this strain was collected in the mountains of Ecuador by B.I.O. more than 30 years ago. This strain is a slow colonizer but produces nice large mushrooms with high potency. The mycelium is also more tolerant to unoptimized growing conditions, which makes it an excellent choice for beginners. Elephant Dung Magic Mushroom Elephant Dung Magic Mushroom, the Thai Elephant Dung is a Psilocybe cubensis strain rumoured to have been discovered by John Allen. It hails from the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. As its name suggests, this mushroom was found growing on elephant dung, so it is little wonder that it grows to such an enormous size and potency! On the other hand, it could be related to a variety of dung-loving psychoactive species commonly found in Thailand such as P. antillarum, Panaeolus Cyanescens aka Blue Meanies, or Pan. tropicalis. All these strains, also known as “zoo-doo”, spread through zoo compost originating from elephant and hippopotamus doo. Elephant Gate Magic Mushroom The Thai Elephant Dung magic mushroom strain, also known as TED, or Thai cubensis, is a Psilocybe cubensis magic mushroom found emerging naturally from Thailand’s elephant excrements. Enigma Magic Truffle Enigma Magic Truffle, Enigma doesn’t produce mushrooms. Instead, it forms thick truffle-like growths with exceptionally high psilocybin and psilocin concentrations. This strain is a winner of the Psilocybin Cup held in Oakland, California, and there are several off-shoots of this strain that are becoming popular options as well. This is a great strain if you prefer growing magic truffles and want something different. It’s important to note that this is not a true magic truffle but has truffle-like qualities. This strain takes a long time to form the psilocybin-rich masses, sometimes up to 4 months. The longer you let them grow, the more potent they become. Escondido Magic Mushroom Escondido Magic Mushroom, Escondido is a new strain collected from the Puerto Escondido area of southern Mexico. Not much is known about this strain, but it’s already recognized for its prolific flushes and climate tolerability. F+ (Florida) Magic Mushroom F+ (Florida) Magic Mushroom Psilocybe Cubensis F+ (Florida White Magic Mushrooms) is a rare strain discovered in the wild and later produced for commercial use in Florida by a man named Joshua. In North America, the letter F is linked with “failure,” hence the initial moniker F+ was not popular. Fatass Magic Mushroom Fatass is a term used by mushroom cultivators to describe mushrooms that have a short but fat stem and a small cap size. As you can imagine, that’s exactly what this strain is most likely to produce. The short and fat nature of these mushrooms means they can be very dense. You won’t see much size reduction when it comes to dry these mushrooms, and they can be pretty potent. Fiji Magic Mushroom Fiji Magic Mushroom, to grow the Island of Fiji cubensis successfully, it is recommended to use enriched soil and even better: pasteurized dung. When you grow the Fiji cubensis with, for instance a PF TEK, the stems are often very slim en needle like. The Fiji is a beautiful elegant mushroom when fully grown. Recommended to advanced growers and scientists because of the sensitive reactions to changing growing conditions. Florida Strain, F+ Magic Mushroom Florida Strain, F+ This strain is sometimes called “F+,” sometimes “Florida Strain,” or simply “F-Strain.” Despite how easy this strain is to grown and how potent the mushrooms are, it’s not that popular. Ralphsters Spores lists this as one of the top ten strains of all time, but mentions of this strain by amateur growers is sparse. It could be that the name “F+” is off-putting to growers. F+ usually has a negative connotation, so it could be that growers skip over this strain when shopping for new strains to try. Most people don’t want to waste their time with strains that aren’t considered “the best” in one category or another. Glowing Teacher (miraclefarmspores) Magic Mushroom Golden Teacher (short form GT Mushroom) is a popular cultivated strain of Psilocybe cubensis, one of the world’s best-known hallucinogenic mushrooms. The name reflects the light brown, yellowish, gold top caps of this strain (wild P. cubensis is usually a little darker) and also the insight many users report receiving. The luminous version of this strain seems to have the same potency but with larger caps.  It's a strain from Miracle Farms Spores and seems to be a cross of GT and the LL.   Golden Emperor Magic Mushroom Golden Emperor is a genetic isolation of the infamous Golden Teacher strain by Sporeslab. This is a good option to try out if you’re a fan of Golden Teacher mushrooms and want something different. This strain produces mushrooms that are slightly larger than Golden Teachers while providing the same euphoric and insightful experiences that make Golden Teachers so popular. Golden Halo Magic Mushroom Golden Mammoth Magic Mushroom Golden Mammoth Magic Mushroom (Psilocybe Cubensis Golden Mammoth) is a strain developed by a Canadian mycologist (SporePod) from the late 90s. It lives up to its name as these shrooms are both very golden in colour and gigantic in size. This not so common strain is known to be a prolific, dependable and resistant grower, often growing as tall as 10 inches. This is not a renamed B+ or Golden Teacher strain, as it was developed professionally to be one of the strongest, virus-free cubensis strains on the market. The effects of Golden Mammoth mushrooms tend to be more spiritual and enlightening by our staff survey. Expect a hard come-up then a long-drawn period of bliss of spirituality and enlightenment. Golden Teacher Magic Mushroom Golden Teacher Magic Mushroom, one of the most popular magic mushrooms in demand today is the P. Cubensis, or more commonly known as the Golden Teacher Mushroom strain. Named after it’s iconic gold-capped appearance and for its introspective, philosophical effects, it is a favorite of all time. This well known magical beauty is a species of psychedelic and is scientifically known as Psilocybe Cubensis. Psilocin and psilocybin are the two major active elements of psychedelic species mushrooms, making them especially unique in the fungi worlds. Both Cultivators and Psychonauts alike seek Golden Teacher mushrooms because of their easy and fast growth cycle, as well as the psychedelic journey they give with a profound impact. These beautiful mushrooms are able to provide a more guided, educative experience, rather than just a pure “trip” as most experience with other varieties. Because their cultivation in a home setting is easier, they have been more widely distributed in comparison to other types of psilocybin mushrooms. In a Golden Teacher Mushroom strain review, its effects on the brain and body is unlike other psychedelic varieties. Again, making it an all time favorite amongst the magic mushroom community at large. Guadalajara Magic Mushroom Guadalajara Magic Mushroom, this strain is distinguished by its dark pinhead mushrooms that form into light golden-colored caps as they mature. The flushes on this strain are very prolific but are more prone to molding. This is considered an intermediate-level strain for those who have a strong understanding of how to keep a growing medium clean, especially past the second or third flush Guapiles Cubensis (Costa Rica) Magic Mushroom Gulf Coast Magic Mushroom Gulf Coast Magic Mushroom, this strain is noted for being a heavy producer and makes some decent-sized mushrooms even when the growing environment isn’t optimized. Most vendors selling this strain suggest cold shocking as a necessity for this strain, but that’s something you should be doing for just about any strain if you want to optimize production anyway. Hanoi Magic Mushroom Hanoi Magic Mushroom, the Hanoi strain was identified in the 90s by Mushroom John Allen while he was visiting Vietnam. This strain is easy to grow and has relatively high potency for a cubensis strain. Hawaiian Magic Mushroom Hawaiian Magic Mushroom, there are a few strains in circulation marked “Hawaiian,”, and it isn’t clear if these are the same strain or not. Some have large dark caps, others tan-colored caps with white edges. The first Hawaiian strain was the P.E.S. Hawaiian. P.E.S. stands for Plantasia Exotica Speciosa, a spore vendor based out of Honolulu. Some experts suggest Hawaii isn’t an ideal location for magic mushrooms, and this strain must have come from somewhere else, but I beg to differ. There are several species of magic mushrooms, including Psilocybe cubensis, that have been discovered growing on the tropical islands of Hawaii. Hillbilly Magic Mushroom, Hillbilly Magic Mushroom, HillBilly Magic mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis HillBilly) are a strain that originated in Arkansas, which has a long history of moonshine production. The strain’s name is derived from the strain’s developer’s forum nickname, Hill Billy. According to our extensive study, this strain first became available on online mycology forums in the early 2000s. HillBilly strain was discovered growing naturally in Arkansas by the mycologist. mushrooms have been discovered in this state between May and August, when the weather is warm and the correct quantity of rain has fallen. HillBilly mushrooms are noted for their high contamination resistance and ability to colonize quickly and produce huge fruits. The caps of these mushrooms are light golden/caramel in color, and the stems are normally tall and fairly thick. Honduran Magic Mushroom Huautla (Oaxaca) Magic Mushroom Huautla (Oaxaca) Magic Mushroom, This strain was collected somewhere near Huautla de Jimenez. This is the hometown of the legendary mushroom shaman Maria Sabina who first introduced magic mushrooms to R. Gordon Wasson in the 1950s. This strain is fairly new but has become quite popular in the mushroom community for its reliability, dense cluster formation, and relative potency. Illusion Weavers Cubensis Magic Mushroom Jack Frost Magic Mushroom Jack Frost Magic Mushroom - Jack Frost is a cross of Dave Wombats True Albino Teacher and the Albino Penis Envy magic mushroom strains. Jack Frost mushrooms seem like they’ve been coated in snow when they have fresh and young fruiting bodies. The caps have a flat white tint that bends upwards, giving them a crisp “frozen” appearance. The gills of the mushroom turn an amazing shade of blue when matured. This psilocybe cubensis strain is recognized as one of the most attractive and distinctive strains among its contemporaries. Jedi Mind Fuck Magic Mushroom Jedi Mind Fuck Magic Mushroom, the origin of this strain is unknown, but it’s thought to have been a genetic off-shoot from the Z-strain. While there’s a lot of debate around the qualitative experience different strains can or can’t produce, this one is often regarded for its strong, long-lasting hallucinations that almost resemble the effects of deliriants John Allen Strain Magic Mushroom, John Allen Strain Magic Mushroom, The John Allen Strain also commonly called the John W Allen magic mushroom, the Allen Psilocybe cubensis or the John Allen cubensis, is a famous magic mushroom from Thailand named after ethno-mycologist John W. Allen. Well renown, “Mushroom John” found this hallucinogenic specie in 1991 growing in rice paddy fields near the Muslim village of Ban Hua Thanon, on the island of Koh Samui. The John Allen mushroom strain was the first bluing Psilocybe recorded from Thailand and the first cubensis species found outside of Mexico directly related to P. mexicana. All these features make the Allen Psilocybe cubensis an epic Thai strain. Bearing a striking resemblance to P. semilanceata aka Liberty Cap, the John Allen magic mushroom hasn’t yet gained the name Thai Liberty Cap yet it is often referred to as the Thailand magic mushroom. With no doubt, the Allen magic mushroom strain is as popular and well established in Thailand as P. semilanceata is in Europe. Called Koh Samui, Thai Ban Hua Thai mushroom, or simply the John W Allen magic mushroom, there is a bit of ambiguity around which mushroom is actually the John Allen mushroom. Kathmandu (Nepal) Magic Mushroom Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It’s unclear who collected the first specimen. Some suggest it was one of several specimens collected by John Allen, but he only mentioned one Nepalese strain. Wherever it came from, this is a great first strain for new growers because of how well-rounded it is. This strain doesn’t excel in any one category but offers a good balance of fast colonization, resistance to contamination, medium to large mushrooms size, and ease of germination and spore collection. Koh Samui Magic Mushroom Koh Samui Magic Mushroom, Koh Samui is one of the most popular strains for beginner growers. It has a high resistance to contamination and produces several dense flushes before eventually succumbing to mold. This strain is best known for its production of “fatasses”, which is a slang word referring to mushrooms that are short and have a fat stem. Koh Samui was first collected by good ol’ Mushroom John Allen in the town of Hua Thanon on the island of Koh Samui. La Primavera Magic Mushroom La Primavera Magic Mushroom La Primavera Magic Mushroom, La Primavera is a large painting done by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. It’s unclear what the correlation is with this strain or who to give credit for developing it. Either way, this is a decent strain to try if you’re looking for something new. Flushes continue well into the fifth or sixth round, and the mushrooms have respectable potency levels even without adding tryptophan to the growing medium. Leucistic Burma Magic Mushroom Liberty Cap Magic Mushroom Lipa Yai (Thai) Magic Mushroom Lipa Yai (Thai) Magic Mushroom, this is another strain from Thailand. It closely resembles the Koh Samui strain, with one major difference. Instead of producing short mushrooms, Lipa Yai produces tall fruiting bodies. The color and spores are very similar, albeit a tad darker. This strain is heralded for having the same disease resistance as Koh Samui (a quality that makes Koh Samui one of the most popular beginner strains). Lizard King Magic Mushroom Lizard King Magic Mushroom, this strain is named after the mycologist that discovered it, an anonymous mycologist using the online handle “Lizard King.” They’re well-known in the mushroom growing community. This strain is reported to have been collected in Mexico and was noted to have been growing on wood (which is strange for a Psilocybe cubensis). Luminous Lucy Magic Mushroom Luminous Lucy Magic Mushroom, Luminous Lucyucies are a psilocybe cubensis mushroom strain known for its intense visual effects in nature – glowing mushrooms! The Lucy strain is an extremely sought after luminous mushroom strain in the microscopy community. Malabar Coast Magic Mushroom Malabar India Magic Mushroom Malabar India Magic Mushroom, Malabar cubensis can be hard to find but is worth searching for if your goal is producing particularly large mushrooms. There are reports on Reddit of samples of this strain weighing more than 250 grams fresh. A distinguishing feature of this strain is the veils that remain connected to the cap even after the mushroom is matured. Malaysian Magic Mushroom Malaysian Magic Mushroom Malaysian Magic Mushroom, the Malaysian strain (sometimes called Malay) is unstable and will continue to mutate. Every batch is different from the last. This strain was originally collected by Mushroom John Allen on his infamous trip to Southeast Asia. Matias Romero Magic Mushroom Matias Romero Magic Mushroom, this strain was collected in the Mexican village, Matias Romero. It’s noted for its thick, watery stems and caps. This strain will tolerate higher humidity levels than other strains. If the ambient air is too dry, it’s prone to aborts, which increases the chances of contamination later on. This is considered an intermediate strain. It’s well worth it if you’re looking for something a little different. This is a very photogenic strain. Maui Mushroom Magic Mushroom Mazatapec Magic Mushroom Mazatapec Magic Mushroom, this is one of the first magic mushroom strains to be brought to the west, along with Huautla and some of the original stock that Dennis and Terence McKenna collected when they visited the Amazon for the first time. This strain was collected from the mountainous region of Mazatapec, Mexico. Distinguishing features of this strain are round, bulbous caps and long stems. McKennaii Magic Mushroom McKennaii Magic Mushroom, McKennaii Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis, McKennaii) is a strain that started showing up in Dutch smartshops shortly after the famed ethnobotanist/mystic/psychonaut Terrence McKenna passed away. This strain was developed to honour the man who did so much for the world of psychedelics. McKennaii Shrooms have darker caps with an oddly shaped and thick stems. We will never know if this strain was a marketing ploy from Dutch dealers or if this in fact is a new strain. Regardless this strain has survived many years and has been passed down to our growers. Our staff report that McKennaii Magic Mushrooms provide more of a visual experience compared to other strains. Expect warmth in your heart and feelings of deep love and interconnected. Melmac Magic Mushroom Melmac Magic Mushroom, the true origins of Melmac is unclear, but many believe it to be a direct off-shoot from the infamous Penis Envy strain. Other theories suggest Penis Envy either came from Melmac, or both P.E. and Melmac came from the same source Amazon stock Terence and Dennis McKenna brought back with them on their expedition. Either way, expect very similar growth patterns and potency from this mushroom as you would with Penis Envy. Some growers even claim this strain carries all the benefits of P.E. but offers even faster colonization. Melmac Magic Mushroom Melmac Penis Envy Magic Mushroom, the Melmac Penis Envy, also referred to as Homestead Penis Envy is an extremely potent mutation of the Penis Envy strain. The Melmac PE was supposably developed by a now defunct spore lab located in the Pacific Northwest called Homestead. Rumors also have it that Melmac PE is the original Penis Envy strain found growing in the Amazonian forest by legendary entheogenic botanist/mycologist Terence McKenna. Even if the Melmac PE and the Penis Envy are related, many say they are easily differentiable. The Melmac PE magic mushroom has an overall more distorted shape with a twisted alien-looking stem and wavy-edged caps. This could explain its epithet “Melmac”, which was the fictional home planet of an alien featured in the 1980s sitcom “A.L.F”. The alien’s planet, named Melmac after the popular melamine-based dinnerware from the fifties, had been destroyed and he had to stay on Earth under the care of an American suburban family. The alien had trouble adapting the day-to-day human life and did his best to fit in. Accordingly, users report the Melmac PE to be an “out of this world” strain. In deed, this meaty alien cubensis is an extremely intense magic mushroom. Users go as far as describing the experience as “spooky”. To avoid misfits, it is advised to consume the Melmac PE in the right setting and mindset as its strong potency can also make one feel hostage… a bit like the Melmac alien stuck on earth forever… Without doubt, the Melmac PE fosters an intense mystical experience and is therefore recommended for experienced users only. It is nonetheless a very well-balanced strain with a powerful and constant high that will, if you guide it, show you the way to your own planet. Like many extremely potent strains, the Melmac PE is a good candidate for effective microdosing, in order to help enhance mood, focus or creativity. The Melmac PE is like the homeless alien of the eighties sitcom: improbable and unbreakable. If you’re curious to know what strains we recommend for newbie-psychonauts, have a look at our list of best magic mushrooms for beginners. Menace Magic Mushroom Menace Magic Mushroom, P. Menace (Psilocybe Menace) is a well-known member of the mushroom community, especially on the Shroomery forums. This strain is named after and collected by the one and only P. Menace in pastures just outside of Houston, Texas. These mushrooms have a nice cinnamon brown color with distinct cap edges. It produces a deep blue bruising reaction when touched, which is an indicator of how potent this mushroom is. Mestizo Magic Mushroom Mestizo Magic Mushroom, this strain is noted for being prolific in the first and second flush, which makes it great for beginners. mushrooms can continue flushing several times, but only if the environmental conditions are right and contamination is kept at bay. For newbies, it can be difficult to extend a grow beyond the second or third flush, so getting as much as possible in the first couple of rounds pays dividends quickly. Mexican Dutch King Magic Mushroom Mexican Dutch King Magic Mushroom, the Mexican Dutch King variety, which originated in Mexico but is now widely cultivated in the Netherlands, is very rhizomorphic. Under a variety of settings, the mycelium from Mexican Dutch King mushroom spores may generate large harvests. When examined under a microscope, this strain is rather intriguing. It is ideal for rookie mycologists and researchers because of its capacity to live in a broad range of settings. Taxonomists can compare the spore structures of this variety to those of its ancestors for a better understanding of the variety’s evolution thanks to the variety’s well-documented breeding procedure. This is a spore strain you must have if you take your studies seriously. Mexicube Magic Mushroom Mexicube Magic Mushroom, this strain produces mushrooms with uniquely spotted caps. They have a nice yellow or golden color and thick stems. You’ll find this strain produces plenty of dense clusters of small to medium-sized mushrooms. They aren’t particularly large but form really thick clusters that make harvesting quite an event. Mississippi Magic Mushroom, Mississippi Magic Mushroom, this strain comes from the same general region as the Dixieland strain. Unsurprisingly, there’s a decent amount of overlap between the growth patterns of these two strains. Mississippi grows plenty of nice large mushrooms, filled in with lots of smaller ones. It’s a prolific sporulator, so make sure to harvest before the gills are fully opened up, or you’re going to blanket the smaller mushrooms in a thick layer of deep black spores. Nepal Chitwan Magic Mushroom Nepal Chitwan Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis, Nepal Chitwan) is an old and rare mushroom strain originally discovered in the Chitwan Jungle of Nepal by a mycologist who goes by the name of Baerbel. This little brown mushroom was found amongst the tall grass in a shaded area, it was found in what was believed to be elephant or rhino dung. The Nepalese Chitwan shroom is characterized by very light to golden brown caps with relatively thin stems that are equal thickness from the base to the top. Just like many other psilocybe cubensis strains, it bruises blue when pressure is applied during harvest. This ancient mushroom from the jungles of the far east has medium potency and is good for beginners and veterans alike. Our staff report that the Nepal Chitwan strain induced deep feelings of shamanic wonder. Some reported intense visuals when eyes were closed and overall feeling oneness with the natural world. Oak Ridge Magic Mushroom Oak Ridge Magic Mushroom, this strain was collected from a sample growing near a nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Oak Ridge produces a nice uniform set of medium-sized mushrooms, almost like a tiny forest of virtually identical mushrooms. These mushrooms are also noted for being one of the more contamination-resistant options, making them a great option for commercial operations and newbies alike. Orissa India Magic Mushroom Orissa India Magic Mushroom, the original sample collected for this strain was found growing in cow dung near a temple in Orissa, India. This strain is notably potent for a cubensis strain and tends to produce some monster mushrooms on the first, second, and potentially third flushes. A sample of Orissa India once held the record for the largest cultivated cubensis ever, but that title has since been beaten by a grower using South American cubensis. Pacifica Exotica Spora Amazon Magic Mushroom Pacifica Exotica Spora Amazon Magic Mushroom, PPESA stands for “Pacifica Exotica Spora Amazon.” It’s an oldie, but a goodie. There are plenty of experienced and amateur growers alike that highly recommend this strain. It’s renowned as a rapid colonizer and prolific flusher, great for commercial operations or hobbyists looking to maximize yields. Pacifica Exotica Spora Amazon Magic Mushroom Peru Magic Mushroom, the Peruvian strain was developed by Ralphsters Spores. The company claims this strain is best grown in manure and produces medium-sized mushrooms with caps that change color from one flush to the next. The Peruvian strain was developed by Ralphsters Spores. The company claims this strain is best grown in manure and produces medium-sized mushrooms with caps that change color from one flush to the next. Peruvian magic mushrooms (Psilocybe Cubensis Peruvian) were first discovered growing on cattle dung in the mist-covered livestock fields around Lamas, where constantly alternating sunlight and rain create an ideal environment for the mushrooms to grow. This species produces bountiful yields of dense patches with medium to large mushrooms. Stipes are quite thick and pilei are broad, tan and darker towards the center which may sometimes invert or split upon maturity. Since sporulation is heavy, the caps may become discolored purple/black. Though large yields can compensate for this, potency is regarded as average, eliciting light visual stimulation, bodily vibrations, and philosophical thought processes. Pakalensis Cubensis Magic Mushroom The “Pakalensis” Mushroom was found in Chiapas, Palenque Mexico in early 2013. Originally found by our friend Pekon Metsa who was with us in our 2012 Mushroom Hunting Expedition in Mexico. He spent some time in Palenque and sent us a wild print to work with. This strain is NOT the “Palenque” strain that has been around for a long time in case you are wondering. Locals confirmed 3 strains of Cubensis in a single field and 2 Panaeolus as well. “ mushroom species on the market due to it’s relatively large availability in comparison to other species and psychedelics. As well as this, being one of the easier to grow mushrooms makes the Cubensis, sometimes called the ‘Mexican mushroom’, widely sought after across the world. As with most Psilocybin mushrooms, the Cubensis contain Psilocybin and lesser amounts of Psilocin. Named ‘Cubensis’ by its founder, Franklin Sumner Earle in 1906, the name translates to ‘coming from Cuba’. However the history of the Cubensis might go back quite a significant ways earlier as noted botanist and psychonaut, Terence Mckenna, states that there is evidence to prove that humans in ancient Thailand were very much aware of the psychoactive mushrooms and their powers as far back as 13,000 BC, 15,000 thousand years ago, it’s no wonder the Cubensis strain has lasted the test of time. Coming in a color range from white to ashy red and sporting a golden/yellow center on the top of its cap the Cubensis can grow up to 8cm in diameter, distinguishing it from other species. The Cubensis is native to many tropical and subtropical regions such as Brazil, Mexico and India and its natural habitat is the dung of large herbivores, mostly cows, found in humid grasslands. Unlike some strains, they are robust and adaptable, undisturbed by small fluctuations in their environment that might deter more sensitive shrooms. Like we said, perfect for beginners who may still be honing their technique. This quality was brought to light in the 1970s by brothers, and psychonauts, Terence and Dennis Mckenna when they released essential shroom literature ‘Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide’ following their return from the Amazon rainforest. The brother’s endorsement of these golden shrooms as easy-growers cemented their fame. ` Where and when? As we’ve already mentioned P.cubensis has spread all over all the world due to its easy cultivation. However, in the wild, it both originates from, and grows in, tropical and subtropical climates. It is prevalent in South America, its homes including Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and Ecuador. You can also find it in Australia, Cambodia, India and Thailand. Basically, anywhere with grasslands which also boasts a humidity above 85%. You may have thought ‘cubensis’ was a clue to this mushroom’s origin story. True, the first specimen to be officially catalogued was found in Cuba, and ‘cubensis’ literally means ‘coming from Cuba’ but the shroom itself is not native to the country. Confusing huh? Another MUST for P.cubensis presence is animal dung. ‘Large herbivore’ dung to be precise. Infact, so intertwined is the shroom with cow dung, it is thought that it was probably spread across continents by cattle farmed from India (as it is not actually native to the Americas in which it thrives). Additionally, Terrance Mckenna’s entire ‘Stoned Ape Theory’ derives from the idea that early humans followed around cattle —either as prey or for early agricultural efforts— and thus encountered P. cubensis growing happily in their dung. Humidity + grass + animal dung = a psychedelic shroom that will fruit easily for the majority of the year. Look-Alikes Luckily P.cubensis does not have a whole load of doppel-gangers it could be confused with. However, cases of mistaken identity are still very possible if you do not know what you are looking for. The mushroom P.cubensis is most often mistaken (in the US at least) for the poisonous Chlorophyllum molybdites (also known as Green-Spored Lepiota or the Green-Spored Parasol or the ‘vomiter’