Psilocybe Cubensis is a beautiful species of mushrooms whose primary active ingredients are psilocybe and psilocin, also known as cinnamomi. Commonly known as magic mushrooms, psilocybe cubes, mushrooms, golden caps, or golden tops, it belongs to the Hymenogastraceae species of fungi and has been known by different names throughout history. Psilocybe Cubensis has only recently been scientifically described. It grows in many locations around North America, especially in damp, dark, sandy areas close to springs and rivers.
Some psilocybe cubensis species produce small white mushrooms, which most people recognize as resembling coffee beans. Other smaller varieties, which are the ones most commonly sought by enthusiasts, have a pungent odor with a hint of carnival-like enjoyment. Together, these larger and rare species produce the psychotropic compounds psilocybin, and psilocin, that set them apart from other varieties of mushrooms.
Historically, the most popular way to cook psilocybe was through using the dried powder that collects the green “galls” of the fungi. This method has been used for hundreds of years, although today the powder is most often prepared commercially by means of steam or air compression. In either case, fresh psilocybe cubensis dung is necessary. Fresh mushrooms are available throughout most of the United States, and although some species grow on trees only during the summer months, most mushrooms produced by this psilocybe species are available year-round.
Psilocybe Cubensis, which is native to South America, is perhaps the most common species found on earth. Other psilocybe species are grown commercially in the United States, although those sold in stores are much less abundant. The two most popular species produced commercially are Hyoscyamus Niger (also known as hail brand) and Alternanthe dioica. These two species are the most common and the most prized for use in magic mushrooms. The powder is prepared from the stems and leaves by crushing them and then adding certain additives.
All forms of psilocybe are cultivated under controlled conditions in mushroom growing chambers. In most cases, they are grown on a diet of organic and high doses of nitrogen fertilizer, although this practice is becoming less common with the popularity of hydroponic cultivation. Although Hyoscyamus Niger and Alternanthe dioica are susceptible to high doses of nitrogen, both are generally resistant to high doses of UV light. These fungi also do not tend to form their own spores.
The psilocybin mushrooms can be found in many places around the world, although the most common sources are in North America and the Amazon. There are also sources of the dried or powdered forms of these fungi in some parts of Africa. The two main species are easy to find, because they grow quite easily on a wide range of mushroom beds. Some of the more difficult to find (but highly rewarding) species are the Colorado, Sumatra, and the Black Beauty (both of which are only available in cultivation in the Amazon).
Culturing psilocybin mushrooms is done primarily with the use of mushroom spores, but it is also possible to culture fresh stems. In order to culture fresh stems, a piece of string, soaked in water, is tied around each stem. The string, after soaking, is left to dry overnight. When morning comes, the stems will have sprung back to their original shape, but not fully dried yet. When they have sufficiently dried, they can then be soaked in water again and placed in a plastic airtight container.
Psilocybe Cubensis is now becoming popular with people who want to try an entheogenic use of mushrooms. This is largely due to the visual aspect that psilocybe has. As a coloured mushroom, the silica crystal forms look very beautiful against a backdrop of green or purple. These are also the colours of the original mushrooms from which they are made. Due to these reasons, psilocybe Cubensis has become an increasingly popular entheogenic use of mushrooms.