Learn To Properly Identify Psilocybin Mushrooms And Avoid Poisonous Ones
Magic mushrooms have long been one of the most popular psychedelics on the planet. And, this is probably due to the fact that it contains psilocybin, which is one of the most powerful hallucinogens on the earth. These mushrooms are also so popular because they can be found growing in certain environments.
The only problem with this is that most people think they can properly identify these mushrooms, but they usually end up in the hospital with mushroom poisoning because they can’t.
What Exactly Are Psilocybin Mushrooms?
Psilocybin mushrooms are basically just a type of mushroom that has psychoactive properties. Many indigenous tribes consider them sacred medicine. Modern doctors are even starting to use psilocybin to treat depression. These types of mushrooms have been used extensively in religious and spiritual ceremonies in Central and South America.
These mushrooms are classified as a Schedule one drug in the United States and several other countries.
The Psilocybe Cubensis is easily one of the most popular types of mushrooms. It can be found growing is parts of the United States, Central and Southern America, Southeast Asia and in regions of Australia. These mushrooms have garnered many nicknames over the years like Golden Tops, Cubies, San Isidros and Hongos Kentesh.
The Psilocybe Cubensis will distinctively stand out thanks to its cinnamon brown cap that usually grows anywhere from two to eight centimeters. It should also be noted that the cap starts out in a conic shape, but eventually grows into a flatter shape, as it grows older.
Depending on your method of consumption the effects of these mushrooms will usually take anywhere from twenty to sixty minutes to kick in. And, these effects can last anywhere from four to ten hours. When partaking in these mushrooms some of the most common experienced effects are visual distortion, color enhancement and animation of organic shapes.
Psilocybe Semilanceata are usually found in damp fields in the scattered grassy pastures of Northern Europe, South Africa, Chile and certain parts of India. The Psilocybe Semilanceata has developed two nicknames over the years. They are the Witch’s Hat and Liberty Bell. It is their distinct conical, bell shaped caps that have garnered them these nicknames.
The mushrooms also have a nipple-shaped structure that will not change, as the mushroom grows older. The cap of this species can grow from five to 25 millimeters.
Many individuals that have partaken in these mushrooms claim that the effects are similar to LSD and Salvia divinorum but milder. You will experience color distortions that can progress into visual hallucinations. Increased heart rate, pupil dilation and over responsive reflexes are other common experiences with this species.
The Psilocybe Samuiensis is most commonly found in the rice paddies of Thailand. It is particularly found in the Ranong Province. Over the years the natives of the area have begun referring to this mushroom as Hed Keequai. The caps can grow anywhere from seven to fifteen millimeters in diameter and it grows in a rhomboid shape.
The caps also take on a reddish brown hue when they are wet or moist. They usually don’t grown more than two to three inches in height, so they are extremely easy to overlook. When consumed the effects of the species is extremely similar to the cubensis species, which was mentioned first.
The Psilocybe Cyanofibrillosa is a coastal species, as it grows in flood plains and never rivers. This species can be found in Northern California and parts of British Columbia. They usually like to make their homes in soil that rich with wood debris.
The caps of this species grow flat with age and can be anywhere from 1.4 to 3.5 centimeters in diameter. The caps usually appear is a deep chestnut brown tint, but their color can fade to a yellow brown or grayish white color when they are dry. Many individuals will refer to these mushrooms are Blue Haired Psilocybe or Rhododendron Psilocybe. When consumed the effects are also similar to the cubensis species, but they are somewhat milder.
You can probably guess from the name that this species is found in Mexico and parts of Central America. This species is extremely popular with the Aztecs and Mayans, as they have been taking advantage of them for thousands of years. They use them in religious ceremonies and refer to them as God’s Flesh.
The cap grows in a conical shape with a small, protruding tip at the center. It should also be noted that the cap is extremely narrow. The gills bellow the cap will take on a gray to purple color with white edges.
They can grow anywhere from 0.5 to two centimeters. The cap usually appears in a beige or straw color, but it will take on a blue tint when injured. The effects of this species are very mild, which makes this species perfect for the first time user or for individuals