Over 180 distinct species of shroom edibles exist in various habitats throughout the world, each with a unique amount of potency (some 12x higher than others). They all contain different levels of psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin as active components. Because certain mushrooms are 12x more potent than others, it is vital to understand the amounts in the mushroom edibles you consume.
Baeocystin is an analogue or derivative of psilocybin. Psilocin is the hallucinogenic metabolite of psilocybin. Psilocybin is transformed into psilocin and subsequently eaten to create the psychedelic effect. Baeocystin is a psilocin-like chemical. Essentially, we need to evaluate all three since combining them will provide you with the mushroom’s full psychedelic potential.
Consider the following shroom edibles that will be accessible in 2022:
1) Flying Saucer Mushroom (Psilocybe Azurescens)
The most potent Psilocybe mushroom prefers dune grass and thrives on wood chips and sandy soils. It was discovered in the United States (Oregon, California, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Ohio) and Germany (Leipzig).
It is brownish caramel in colour. The center of the cap is 3–10 cm (up to 4 inches) wide and 3–6 mm thick. It has a conical shape and is covered with a thin gelatinous covering that can be detached from the remainder of the cap. Due to the high concentration of psilocybin, it bruises exceptionally dark blue to virtually black.
Typically, the stem measures 90–200 mm (3.5–8 inches) in length and 3–6 mm in thickness. The spore print is reddish-brown to purplish-black.
2) Knobby Tops (Psilocybe Baeocystis)
This fungus thrives in mulch, wood chips, and grass but loves Douglas fir tree bark. It was initially identified in Oregon but has since spread throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The cap is conical in shape and is 1.5–5.5 cm in diameter (up to 2 inches). It dries to a copper brown tint. It is a rich olive-brown to buff-brown tone with a dash of steel blue in the center. The surface appears gelatinous due to the presence of a detached thick pellicle.
The stem is typically 50-70 mm long and 2-3 mm thick (about 2 to 3 inches). The hue of the spore print is purple-brown. There are still other types of edible mushrooms, and this is one of them.
3) The Bohemian Psilocybe (Psilocybe Bohemica)
It grows on woody debris throughout central Europe in the autumn, with a preference for Betula, Carpinus, Alnus, and Piceae trees.
The crown is 1–4 cm (up to 1.5 inches) broad and conical in shape, although it will turn flat to convex as it ages. It’s a brown clay tone that fades to a dirty orange-brown tone as you get closer to the exterior. It is devoid of a separable gelatinous pellicle.
It has a grayish purple-brown spore print. It has a stem measuring 20–60 mm (1–2 inches) in length and 2–5 mm in thickness.
4) Liberty Cap (Psilocybe Semilanceata)
They are often seen in the fall in pastures, fields, lawns, and grassy areas where sheep and cows graze. According to sources, it was discovered on the west coast of the United States. I’ve had appearances in New York, Europe (France, Holland, Italy, Norway, and Switzerland), South Africa, Chile, Northern India, Australia, and Tasmania.
It features a conical crown that ranges in width from.5–2.5 cm (up to an inch). It has a dark chestnut brown hue and dries to a light tan to yellow tone with an olive tint when wet. A gelatinous pellicle is present and can be detached.
The spore print is a reddish-brown tone. The stem measures 40–100 mm (1.5–4 inches) in length. The thickness ranges from 75 to 2 mm.
5) Golden Caps (Psilocybe Cubensis)
It is the most common magic mushroom edible, growing primarily in the poop of cattle, horses, or elephants or on grounds. They usually grow in the spring, summer, and fall (in the southern United States. The best months to pick them are May and June, but they can be found up to January,
The United States, Mexico, Cuba, Central America, northern South America, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia are home to this species.
The crown is 1.5–8 cm (up to 3 inches) wide and conic to bell-shaped while young, before turning convex to flat as it ages. When young, it has a reddish cinnamon brown tint that fades to a golden brown, pale yellow, or virtually white tone with a deeper cinnamon-brown central region (umbo).
6) Wavy Caps (Psilocybe Cyanescens)
This mushroom thrives in meadows dense with sawdust, decomposing wood, and wood chips. It can be found around the edges of lawns, walks, and heavily mulched rose gardens in the fall and early winter. It has been observed in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States (from San Francisco to southern Alaska).
The undulating crown measures width between 2 and 4 centimetres (up to 1.5 inches). When young, it is a chestnut brown colour that matures to a caramel hue before dying to a dark yellowish-brown. It occasionally possesses a separable gelatinous pellicle.
The stem is 20–80 mm (up to 3 inches) long and 2.5–5 mm thick, with a dark purplish brown spore print.
7) Psilocybe Tampanensis
It has been sighted in the fall in Florida and Mississippi but has only been captured a few times in the wild. When young, the crown is 1–2.4 cm (up to 1 inch) wide and convex but becomes plain as it ages. It is a pale straw or yellowish-gray hue that gradually fades to brown. The stem is 20–60 mm (up to 2.5 inches) long and 1–2 mm thick, with a purplish-brown spore print.
These are the seven hallucinogenic magic mushrooms with the highest concentrations of psilocybin and psilocin recommended. It is vital to take utmost caution while eating any wild mushroom, and never consume one unless you are convinced it is edible. Always undertake considerable study before consumption to guarantee you get the correct one!