Both truffles and magic mushrooms are obtained from the same organism and produce the same effects. But, to better understand the differences between truffles and mushrooms, you have to know how they both grow.
Mushrooms are a fungus, meaning they grow from spores, usually in the soil or on decaying plant material such as old logs. The heart of a fungus is the mycelium, which is the vegetative part made up of fine threadlike fibers known as hyphae. When conditions are optimal, fungi develop in a similar way to flowers. These flowering bodies are the mushrooms we harvest.
Truffles, on the other hand, are the sclerotia of a fungus. Sclerotia are a compact mass of hardened mycelium that lies dormant underground and acts as a food reserve in case the fungi experience unfavorable conditions.
How do you know if you have psilocybin mushrooms?
The best way to find out if you have psilocybin Mushroom chocolate bars is to buy a grow kit from a reputable company like Psychedelicsmokebbq. In this way, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that what arrives at your door will offer you exactly what you have asked for: some powerful magic mushrooms. But if you prefer to collect mushrooms around the area where you live, in the hope that they are psychedelic, we recommend that you study a species guide.
Since many varieties of mushrooms are toxic to humans, you will need to be completely sure that you are picking and consuming the correct type. Some of the differences between these mushrooms and psilocybins are almost imperceptible, so you’ll need a keen eye. Although we recommend leaving it to the experts, there are three tests you can perform that could indicate that your mushrooms are hallucinogenic:
- Mushrooms have bruises (usually a bluish hue)
- Fungi produce brown/purple colored spore prints
- Mushrooms have a gelatinous skin that can be easily removed
What do blue bruises on magic mushrooms mean?
When the stem of a magic mushroom is damaged, it develops a bluish hue. We don’t yet have a full scientific explanation for these bruises, but the blue coloration is thought to be a symptom of psilocybin’s reaction to exposure to air and water. However, there is a downside to this: while the presence of psilocybin appears to be a requirement for bruising, bruising is no guarantee of a mushroom’s potency.
What are the different species of psilocybin mushrooms?
Since there are more than 200 species of psychedelic mushrooms, it would take us a long time to document them all. Surely you have already heard of varieties such as Psilocybe semilanceata or Amanita muscaria (which does not contain psilocybin), but there are also other very popular options, such as:
- B+: the B+ strain is a very abundant variety and appreciated for its potency and the size of its fruits. With some grow kits producing harvests in as little as two weeks; this is a great option for beginners looking to grow powerful mushrooms with little knowledge.
- Ecuador – Native to the Andean region of Ecuador, this variety is very popular for its robustness, making it another ideal choice for novice growers. Although she doesn’t produce huge yields, she is very predictable and easy to grow.
- Hawaiian – Psilocybe cubensis Hawaiian is a strain known for producing heavy yields and large fruit. Contrary to popular belief, this strain did not originate in Hawaii (there is no evidence of magic mushrooms growing naturally in Hawaii), but it is possible that the first company to market it was in Honolulu.
- Golden Teacher – Golden Teacher is a classic strain that first appeared on the market in the 1980s. It produces large, golden colored mushrooms that are highly valued by psychonauts as they inspire highly revealing journeys.
- Mexican: Possibly the most popular variety of magic mushrooms. Consumers love “meat of the gods” for its mild high and intense visual hallucinations. Long before it became a mainstay of mushroom culture, Mexican was the main catalyst for ancient shamanic rituals.
- McKennaii – Named after respected microbiologist Terence McKenna, this species of magic mushroom produces a psychedelic effect. Famous for transporting psychonauts to otherworldly realms, the McKennaii is recommended for experienced users.