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The Most Potent Mushroom Strains

When one first enters the field of mycology, either as a profession or a hobby, there comes a certain time where newcomers find themselves in awe at the sheer scale of it all – especially with the variety of what is seen as the most potent magic mushroom strains of psilocybe cubensis. There are many types of shrooms or psychedelic mushrooms strains or species that are voted-in as the best magic mushroom strains.

Psychedelic Mushroom Strains Difference and Effects

Let’s put it this way – even scientists can’t agree on the different types of psychedelic mushroom spore prints to categorize or on all the different mushroom strains that are available because there’s too many, not to mention the many different kinds of species of fungi that are in the psychedelic mushroom strains category, along with all their effects.How many is “a lot”? The estimate lies somewhere between 1.5 to 5 million different species. Some scientists think that this is an overestimate, and others think that even 5 million may not even be enough to account for each unique species. In fact, there’s actually quite a bit of debate on this topic. Either way, we think it’s safe to say that if there weren’t a whole lot of fungal species out there the debate probably wouldn’t exist in the first place

What Is The Strongest Psychedelic Mushroom Strain?

Psilocybe Azurescens is considered a real beauty of a mushroom, but rarely seen outside of nature, for reasons we’ll discuss in the following section. It is a very strong mushroom strain and considered as one of the most potent magic mushroom strains of psychedelic mushrooms species.

For now, here’s what you need to know about this ultra-potent magic mushroom and potentially the strongest strain of mushroom: azurescens only grows along the coastal region of Washington and Oregon in the United States and is one of the strongest strains of psychedelic mushrooms or one of the strongest mushrooms to examine. Unlike cubensis or other shroom strains or mushroom psychedelic strains, which normally grows in manure or pasteurized soil, P. azurescens prefers environments with a high lignin content, such as grass or wood if you’re researching the most potent magic mushrooms.

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These strongest magic mushroom fungi are also usually only spotted in the latter months of the year, most commonly from October through December. This is because azurescens thrives in cold weather—40°F, which is practically freezing compared to cubensis, the strains of which often require temperatures in the upper 70°s F.

In nature, P. azurescens and the very best shroom strains are usually found in tightly packed clusters of mature fruiting bodies and has a small, 30-100 millimeter cap. The shape of the cap sometimes leads this fungi to be called the “flying saucer” mushroom. The caps tend to be caramel colored and sit atop a pale, thin stem.

Since this mushroom’s psilocybin content is so high, mycologists who have observed it in the wild have noted its extreme propensity for colorful bruising.

When psilocybin comes into contact with the air, a chemical reaction occurs that changes its color. This is why, when observed in the wild, psilocybin-containing fungi will bruise a blue or purple hue. Generally the darker the bruising, the more psilocybin content within the fungi. Psilocybe azurescens bruises a very dark blue, bordering on black. Mycologists have described its bruising as rich and heavy.

It all sounds lovely—so how come you really don’t hear about azurescens all that often? We’ll explain:

The Strongest Psychedelic Mushroom Strain is Psilocybe azurescens. So Why Don’t You Hear More About It?

Now, we’d like to correct something for the sake of accuracy. Psilocybe azurescens isn’t a “strain,” it’s a lineage or species within the Psilocybe genus. We sometimes use the word strain interchangeably, but it’s worth noting that it’s a lazy use of the word—if you strive for accuracy, you should think in terms of lineages, species, or genii.

With that out of the way, let’s talk a bit more about the elusive Psilocybe azurescens.

If it’s truly the most potent kind of magic mushroom, why don’t you hear more about it? For that matter, why don’t we carry its spores in our shop? (Trust us, we would if we could.)

It’s primarily because azurescens is incredibly difficult to locate outside of its natural setting. In order to harvest its spores in a legally accredited mycology laboratory, it would have to be artificially grown at some point.  Psilocybe azurescens is notoriously difficult to cultivate and you also need to pay attention to the laws in the magic mushrooms legal states. It makes the easiest Psilocybe cubensisstrain to grow look like an absolute walk in the park—azurescens has strict needs in terms of temperature and substrate.Unlike spores from cubensis fungi, azurescens spores are very hard to come by. While most microscopists would love to have the chance to get it on a slide in their lab, legal cultivation by mycology labs is simply too difficult for the spores to be worth gathering.