One of the downsides of the rise of the rate in interest of magic mushrooms in Vancouver, British Columbia, and elsewhere in the world, is the proliferation of fake magic mushrooms in the market.
Aside from the obvious health dangers this brings, this can also derail the advancements it has slowly been making in public perception as several negative experiences can support the general bias of the substance being dangerous.
And poor public perception can inevitably affect legislation with regards to its legalization on a global scale.
That is why, whether you are a casual consumer of magic mushroom strains in British Columbia or a full-fledged shroomer, knowing how to spot fake shrooms from real ones is crucial not only for our own enjoyment but also for the whole industry.
In recent years, one of the most popular ways to fake mushrooms is to lace them with another hallucinogen. Obviously, because of its dangers, you can’t ‘taste test’ them and wait for their effects to confirm their authenticity no matter how seasoned of a shroomer you are.
Thus, the best way to go around this is knowing how to identify the real ones from the fake shrooms.
Fortunately, there are several distinctive features that all Psylocibe mushrooms share. So rest assured that even with the over 200 species of magic mushroom known today, you can still pick the legitimate ones. Look out for these characteristics:
- Gilled with purplish-brown to black spore prints/color
You can check for this by removing the cap and putting it against a white paper, gill-side. After a few hours, the purplish-brown to black spores should collect on the paper.
- Bluish bruising reaction
Does your shroom turn blue when bruised or damaged? Then it’s highly likely that it’s a hallucinogenic mushroom. While there is no scientific consensus to explain this reaction, it is generally accepted that this is because of the presence of psilocin and its oxidation. A good rule of thumb is the more bluing reaction there is, the more concentrated psilocin it has.
- Separable gelatinous pellicle
A magic mushroom’s gelatinous pellicle is the thin, translucent membrane on the top layer of the shroom’s cap that makes it look wet and slimy. If your mushroom has this and you can remove it easily using your hands, then 9 out of 10, what you have in your hand is a hallucinogenic mushroom.
All these said the surest way to determine this is to only purchase from legitimate magic mushroom providers like us at Blue Buddha Canada.
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