Discover Psilocybe Cubensis

Psilocybe cubensis is a member of the fungus family Hymenogastraceae, and it’s probably the best known, the most widely cultivated and the most often consumed species of magic mushroom available today. Its active principal compounds are psilocybin and psilocin.  

The species first came to the attention of American mycologist Franklin Sumner Earle who reported it in Cuba in 1906; was identified by the French pharmacist Patouillard in 1907 in what is now Vietnam, and later in 1941, it was sighted and named Stropharia cyanescens by William Murrill in Florida. In 1949 the German mycologist Singer moved the species into the genus Psilocybe, giving it the binomial name Psilocybe cubensis. Derived from the ancient Greek, the name Psilocybe  translates as “bare head.” Cubensis means “coming from Cuba,” referring to the locality in which in which it was cited by Earle. Of course today, most of us just call it a magic mushroom.

According to Wikipedia, Singer “divided P. cubensis into three varieties: the nominate, which usually had a brownish cap, Murrill’s cyanescens from Florida, which generally had a pale cap, and var caeurulascens from Indochina with a more yellowish cap.” 

As with most mushrooms, it has a brown cap that becomes paler (almost white) at the outer edges, but fades to a more golden-brown with age. The cap is generally convex or flat and is approximately 1.6 to 8 cm in circumference. The cap surface is usually smooth. It has narrow grey gills, that darken to purplish-black, and a well-developed veil. Its hollow, white stem can be anywhere from 4 to 14 cm in height and is approximately 1.5 cm thick. It can become yellow with age although it has no distinguishable odour.

Psilocybe cubensis is a species that grows best in tropical regions around the world including the Gulf Coast and Southeastern U.S., Mexico, Central America and in many South American countries as well. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Australia and New Zealand. According to Wikipedia, Psilocybe cubensis commonly grows on rich farmland, cow dung or sugar cane mulch, “appearing from February to December in the northern hemisphere, and November to April in the southern hemisphere.” 

P. cubensis is probably the most widely known of the psilocybin-containing mushrooms and the German mycologist Singer first noted that Psilocybe cubensis had psychoactive properties in 1949. Its psychoactive compounds are: Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), Psilocin (4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), Baeocystin (4-phosphoryloxy-N-methyltryptamine), and Norbaeocystin (4-phosphoryloxytryptamine).

Recommended Dosages

There are many online dosage guidelines for psilocybin and most suggest that for a modest psychedelic effect, a range from .5 to one gram of dried Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms should be ingested orally if you are a beginner, while 2–2.5 grams should produce a more moderate effect for those who have already experimented. Anything higher than 2.5 grams delivers a strong punch and anyone considering such a dosage should be an experienced user. 

Effects of psilocybin can be felt in as little as 20 minutes but can take up to an hour (depending on the ingestion method and whether or not you have a full or empty stomach). The “tripping” experience can last anywhere from four to twelve hours and visions and distortions of reality often occur. 

Buy Shrooms Online at Pharmer’s Market 

Pharmer’s Market wants to ensure that you know what shrooms you’re consuming and how much you should take. We also believe that when you have an adventurous and curious mind, exploration can be fun. Here are several varieties of Psilocybe cubensis available for sale right now on Pharmer’s Market. 

Amazon
Strain: Amazon
Species: Psilocybe Cubensis

As the name suggests, this species finds its home in the amazon rainforest where climate conditions, rich food supply, and humidity are quite beneficial for mushrooms to grow very large. This species of cubensis holds a powerful place in Aztec and Mayan cultures as it was the mushroom, the priests and the powerful of the ancient cultures consumed in order to commune with the Gods. These rituals included religious ceremonies, family healing rituals, and even human sacrifice—as they believed that offerings to the Gods would bring great harvests, spiritual cleansing, and even cure disease.

Much like the other species of cubensis, these mushrooms have a light brown cap and tend to fruit in large clusters, but they grow much taller – sometimes reaching 30 cm high. As they are cubensis, they have an average psilocybin content of 0.63% per 1 gram of dried weight.

Quantities available: 1G • 3.5G • 7G • 14G • 28G Price range: $25.00 – $120.00

Burma
Strain: Burma
Species: Psilocybe Cubensis

A species of cubensis found in high density patches across south-east Asia, the Burma (Burmese) strain is a mushroom that has found its way into western cultivation for a rumoured single spore print collected by John W. Allen, which was subsequently cultivated. It is believed that all Burmas found in circulation today can trace their lineage directly back to that first spore print, however such a claim is nearly impossible to verify for certain.

Burmas find themselves at the higher range of potency of the cubensis family. Like other tropical species, they grow quite large as mushrooms favour warmer, wetter climates rich in debris the mushrooms can feed upon. Burmas share characteristics most similar to the amazon cubensis, growing large and being light brown in cap, and white coloured in stem. As they are cubensis, they have an average psilocybin content of 0.63% per 1 gram of dried weight.

Quantities available: 1G • 3.5G • 7G • 14G • 28G Price range: $25.00 – $120.00

Huaualtla
Strain: Huaualtla
Species: Psilocybe Cubensis

A cubensis native to the Oaxaca mountain regions of Mexico, this mushroom holds a special place in western mushroom culture and hallucinogenic medicines. It is likely, though not confirmed, that this mushroom may have been the one which Gordon Wasson ingested on his visit with the famous Mazatec shaman Maria Sebina. He later published his story and experience with Maria in Life Magazine’s May 13th, 1957 issue, introducing the world of the industrial west to magic mushrooms for the first time.

Like other cubensis, this mushroom is light brown in cap color with a white stem. It differs slightly from others in size as it tends to be almost spaghetti-like in the dimensions of the stem with a rounded bulbous cap. As they are cubensis, they have an average psilocybin content of 0.63% per 1 gram of dried weight.

Quantities available: 1G • 3.5G • 7G • 14G • 28G Price range: $25.00 – $120.00

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