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With over 40 psilocybe cubensis strains available, let’s take a look at the most popular cubensis strains used by beginners & advanced psychonauts alike.
The thing to note about the different strains of the psilocybe cubensis is they will all be all in the same ball park when it comes to potency. But do keep in mind that even if you were to grow 2 different batches from the same spores they would both come out with different levels of potency. That’s just the way it is.
Some of the following strains listed below tend to come out a little more potent than others, which will be noted in the description. But in general they all fall into the same general range listed above.
All strains listed below will have a link for you to purchase spore syringe since it is the easiest to use. You could try to find a spore print as another option if you are more advanced…
A spore print will last longer (up to 2 years) in the refrigerator and will allow you to create up to 7 batches from one print which means you get a lot for your money.
Then once you are about to run out of spores to scrape from your print on the last batch you can create your own new spore print by letting those mushrooms grow a little larger.
The spore syringes will last up to a year in the refrigerator but it is best to use them as soon as possible.
Please be advised that if you attempt to grow, possess or use magic mushrooms within the United States that is it a federal crime and you could be facing jail time. Please seek the advice of a lawyer before attempting to grow magic mushrooms to better understand the law. Also, California, Georgia and Idaho have made it illegal to even possess magic mushroom spores so be sure to speak with a qualified attorney before ordering any spores.
10 Most Common Types of Psilocybe Cubensis Strains
* All links to spores and spores syringes below should be ordered for the purpose of studying them under a microscope if within the United States because growing them would be a federal crime…
Here are the 10 most common strains of the psilocybe cubensis in order of popularity:
1) Golden Teacher
The exact origin of the Golden Teacher is unknown but it made it’s appearance in the late 80’s. It is a great mushroom strain for beginners while also being a favorite for advanced growers and has an average to high potency.
It grows large mushrooms with wide golden caps caps and a thick stem and probably gets it’s name from the color of it’s caps. You can get several flushes (new growths) out of one batch and likes to grow in the following substrates.
2) B+ Cubensis
This one is considered by many to be the most popular of all the cubensis species. It has an unknown origin but is known as a P. azurescens / P. cubensis hybrid and has a higher than average potency level. It will germinate quickly (meaning spores turning into mycelium) and will produce a large 1st flush followed by smaller ones.
Some people who take this strain say that the ‘sometimes occurring nausea’ that occurs with other strains is less likely to occur with this one.
3) Blue Meanie
In my video I originally stating that I thought the Blue Meanie was a member of the Panaeolus genus and not a Psilocybe cubensis strain. However, I later learned that both species of mushrooms have the same common name of Blue Meanie. That is where the confusion came in.
The one I am referring to in this article that made the top 10 list is actually a strain from the psilocybe cubensis. If it was the Panaelous cyanescens (which also has the common name of Blue Meanie) then it would look like this:
They are actually pretty difficult to tell apart but do understand that the Panaeolus cyanescens have been reported as being 2x more potent than Psilocybe cubensis strains.
One way to tell them apart is the sport print. The sport print of the Panaeolus cyanescens is black while the Psilocybe cubensis is dark purplish brown to violaceous brown.
Bellow is how to order the Psilocybe cubensis Blue Meanie strain:
The Alacabenzi strain is reported by some to deliver more physical and spatial effects with a significant warping of balance in higher doses. It wont provide an overly intense hallucinogenic experience but you may want to stay close to home until you get an idea for the optimal dosage for yourself.
The Cambodian strain is great for a beginner because the mycelium will grow very fast and is also a fast fruiter. It was first discovered growing on cattle dung by John W. Allen near the Angkor Wat temple complex which is a Buddhist temple in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world.
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6) PF Classic
The PF classic strain is named after Robert McPherson, aka Psylocybe Fanaticus who pioneered the PF Tek growing method. It is a slow maturer and grows best with the BRF or PF Tek method (it is illegal to grow in the United States by the federal law).
7) Orissa India
This mushroom was originally found growing in elephant dung in Orissa India by John W. Allen. This one grows taller than any other cubensis (cube) strain and will have wide saucer like caps. This strain is perfect for beginner because it is a very forgiving strain and withstands contamination very well.
8) Florida White (F+)
The Florida White (F+) often gets ‘put off’ because it’s name include ‘F+’ which most people associate with failure. It is however an A+ strain and is a favorite among experienced growers for the vivid visuals it provides. It will grow medium sized fruits very similar to the Texas strain. It is higher in potency typically and because it is very dense it doesn’t lose a lot of size in drying.
9) Penis Envy 6
The Penis Envy is one of the most difficult mushrooms to find because only 5% of it’s mushrooms drop spores and it has a short shelf life and will contaminate easily. Therefore, it is typically more expense to buy.
They can also take 7 to 10 days to germinate so you have to be patient. Many people think they have dead spores when they just need to wait a little longer.
The founder of this strain is RG back in the 1990’s however many people thought it was the late Terrance McKenna who engineered this strain. Most people report it being about 1.5x more potent than normal cubensis strains and yes it is uniquely shaped like a penis.
The Penis Envy 6 is one of the best hybrids which is a cross between the Texas strain and the Penis Envy strain.
This strain is very hard to get a print of so you can get the spore syringe but keep in mind that it has a very short shelf life:
10) Z Strain
The Z Strain was engineered in a lab and is one of the most aggressive and fastest producing strains there is. It produces dense and meaty mushrooms and utilizes all of it’s substrate very well. It’s mushrooms will also grow taller than most all other strains and has been reported as having higher than normal potency.
This article should give you a good idea of some of the most common strains of the psilocybe cubensis mushroom so you can pick one that best suits your situation if you live in an area of the world where it is legal to do so.
No matter where you are in the world, the spores links I have provided are to a company that will ship worldwide for the purpose of studying them under a microscope.
And if your worried about the legal issues, that part is up to you based on your location. All I can say is that most people in America that use for personal use don’t have any issues from the police. It is only the people who try to profit from selling them that will have an issue.
If you are a beginner you would probably want to go with one of these:
1) Golden Teacher
3) Orissa India
4) Z Strain
or if you are more advanced you could try the Penis Envy.
If you want to know the proper sized dosage to take based on what you want to get out of it, then check out this article here:
Other than that, enjoy what ever magic mushroom you decide and later on try one of the other psilocybe cubensis strains and see if you have a different psychedelic experience.
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