Psilocybe Mexicana (aka Mexican Mushrooms) History and Biology
As with many of the Psilocybe species known today, buy Psilocybe Mexicana grows natively in areas of North and Central America, where it has been used in indigenous cultural practices for over 2,000 years. Psilocybe mexicana was collected by Valentina Pavlovna Wasson and her husband Roger Gordon Wasson during a two year journey around Mexico (1953-1955) that included their visit to Maria Sabina buy Psilocybe Mexicana ,
the Mazatec curandera credited with introducing psilocybin mushrooms to the world. After their trip (in both senses of the word), the Wassons sent samples of buy Psilocybe Mexicana to the French mycologist Roger Heim, who returned to Mexico to characterize the species and cultivate it under laboratory conditions in the following years. Lab-grown samples were then sent to the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann who self-experimented with the mushrooms, before extracting and characterising psilocybin and psilocin in 1958, 20 years after he first synthesised LSD. In most countries where psilocybin containing mushrooms are currently illegal, P. mexicana is no different. One exception to this is in the Netherlands, where the sclerotia themselves are legal, despite psilocybin-containing mushrooms (including P. mexicana and 185 other species) Mexican Mushrooms spore online being illegal since 2008. When the ban was enacted by the Dutch government, sclerotia were excluded on the basis that they were considered to be weaker than mushrooms; but as you’ll read in the potency section, this may not always be the case! buy Psilocybe Mexicana
On sterilised grass seed, rice and millet the ‘A’ strain produces large sclerotia, hardened mycelial structures that contain psilocybin and psilocin. Sclerotia usually enlarge until about 3 months after inoculation after which they can be harvested.
Mushroom production is limited and few mushrooms can be harvested buy Psilocybe Mexicana . However, large sclerotia form in the casing soil of fruiting trays. If you are interested in growing mushrooms of the Psilocybe mexicana we recommend you look at the ‘B’ strain https://kandyfardreams.com/product/buy-psilocybe-mexicana/.
The ‘B’ strain does not produce sclerotia in uncased substrates, only in the casing layer of fruiting trays. This strain does produce massive flushes of mushrooms. buy Psilocybe Mexicana
The mycelium of the ‘A’ strain forms typical rings of sclerotia on malt extraxt agar. Sclerotia can be planted and mushrooms can form directly from them. buy Psilocybe Mexicana
In our standard jars with 110 grams of grass seed and 180 ml of water it produces an average of 90 grams fresh weight in 3 months. This species can also be succesfully grown in autoclavable spawnbags.
La Psilocybe mexicana has a conical or flared fruiting body and has a foot with a diameter of about 10-15 centimeters. The ocher or dark brown color varies in some specimens to gray and yellowish tones. Some of us can see blue and greenish spots Mexican Mushrooms for sale .
As the “Mexican liberty cap”, P. mexicana shares some similar features with its more globally distributed namesake. P. mexicana are tall, thin mushrooms with straw-colored stems capable of growing up to a maximum height of around five inches buy Psilocybe Mexicana .
The texture of the crown is somewhat viscous and moist, being slightly translucent and slightly striated with some grooves towards the margins. If we look inside the lamellae we can see that they are sinuous and adnate. Inside, they are purplish-brown in color and sometimes pale gray with whitish edges buy Psilocybe Mexicana .
The stem is somewhat more uniform and is usually hollow. Its color is light beige to dark brown and with some yellow or red tones. When we manipulate it, something usually darkens. The smell of the fruiting body is similar to flour. It is usually established in small colonies or alone.