Exploring the Different Magic Mushroom Species

Exploring the Different Magic Mushroom Species

There are as many varied species of magic mushrooms as there are many varied ways to enjoy them. And your enjoyment of your choice shrooms will obviously depend on the species you are trying out.

Thus, whether you are keen on upping your shroom game or you just want to find the magic mushroom strains in British Columbia you can call your favorite, knowing the different types of magic mushroom and their corresponding potencies will help narrow down your options; not to mention, help you distinguish fake shrooms from real ones.

Before delving into the different types of shrooms, however, we must make a distinction first between species and strains due to how interchangeable the terms are.

A convenient way of looking at this is by putting it side-by-side with Cannabis. That is to say, similar to how Cannabis has indica, sativa, and ruderalis as its species, magic mushrooms, have azurescens, semilanceata, and cubensis species as their own. Moreover, just like how Cannabis has Purple Kush and Jack Haze as its strains, magic mushrooms have the Penis Envy and Golden Teacher strains.

To date, there are over 200 species of Psilocybe mushrooms or those that contain psilocybin, the compound that causes the psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects or the ‘magic’ in magic mushrooms. And while you are not likely to find all of them in one setting, much less your local dispensary of magic mushrooms in Vancouver, British Columbia, you can try the most common ones.

Thus, here are some of the most common magic mushrooms species and their levels of potency:

  • Psilocybe cubensis (P. cubensis)
    The most common species, the psilocybe cubensis or simply the ‘cubes’ are also the easiest to cultivate, even indoors, thus, the strains varied strains it has spawned such as the Penis Envy and Golden Teacher along with other 150 distinctly identifiable P. cubensis strains. Potency: Mild at 0.14-0.42% psilocybin.
  • Psilocybe semilanceata (P. semilanceata)
    Often called Liberty Caps, they are easily distinguishable by their conical-bell-shaped cap which does not flatten out in maturity, unlike most Psilocybe. Potency: Moderately active to extremely potent at 0.98% psilocybin
  • Psilocybe cyanescens (P. cyanescens)
    The species is one of the most difficult to cultivate. They share overall similarities with P. cubensis except for the undulating edges of its caps. Potency: Contains 30 to 60 percent more psilocybin than P. cubensis, moderate at 0.85 psilocybin
  • Psilocybe azurescens (P. azurescens)
    Also known as the Flying Saucer Mushrooms, these are the rarest and most potent of the Psilocybe species. Potency: Strong at 1.78% psilocybin

We hope the above information helps narrow down your options. Along with our variety of magic mushroom strains, we also carry premium cannabis at Blue Buddha Canada at only AAAA and AAAA+ grades for that guaranteed clear-headed high.

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