When it comes to magic mushrooms, there are so many options, or so many strains. There are so many weird names that come out that it’s hard to make sense of all the different aspects and specifics. So in this article, we’ll go through five of the most popular cubensis strains: B+, Penis Envy, cambodian, golden teacher and tidal wave.
There are over 200 species of psychedelic mushrooms, and all of the strains that are covered in this article are psilocybe cubensis. Cubensis is one of the most popular species and the easiest to grow. You can think of strains like dog breeds; all domesticated dogs are the same species. However, a Great Dane is a very different dog than a Chihuahua. Same species, but there’s a huge difference between the actual felt experience, how they grow, etc.
Are B+ mushrooms strong?
B+ is an extremely popular strain that is thought to have been developed intentionally by a cultivator 30 years ago. Some people suspect that B+ is a hybrid between psilocybe cubensis and psilocybe azurescens. Azurescensis the species with the highest psilocybin content. The mushrooms are relatively large and the spores are quick to germinate. The strain is relatively easy to grow and produces a really big first flush, but then smaller, subsequent flushes after that really big, first flush.
The experience itself and B plus has a balance of visual, emotional, and somatic physical body sensations.Oftentimes there’s less nausea with B+ compared to other strains.
What are Penis Envy shrooms?
The second strain is a strain called Penis Envy. It’s a different shape than most of the other strains that we were talking about today because the stem is really thick. It’s more difficult to grow than other strains and it’s more vulnerable to contamination. However, the payoff is that it is a very, very potent strain.
The experience has a very fast onset, and it has sort of a wavy aspect to it in terms of visuals rather than being the typical geometric visuals with psilocybin. There’s a very little body load and it feels clean overall.
Are cambodian shrooms the strongest shrooms?
The third strain is Cambodian. These mushrooms were found initially near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. They are very popular and they grow very fast. The fruit comes up quickly, abundantly and repeatedly. This strain needs slightly warmer conditions than other strains. It has a high degree of potency, but it’s not as visual. There’s lots of energy that comes from it and it stimulates a creative or philosophical mindset.
What are golden teachers?
Golden teachers are probably the strain that you’ve heard of because they are one of the most popular and common strains. This strain has a very large mushroom and is believed to have been found in the wild 30 or 40 years ago and then cultivated from that point forward. It’s quite popular with beginner growers because golden teachers are more tolerant of less than ideal growing conditions. It produces a very large crop and sometimes takes longer to fruit. It’s about average potency, and the trip can be a little shorter than other strains. People report a euphoric but overall relaxing experience and a certain degree of mental clarity when working with golden teachers.
What are tidal wave shrooms?
Tidal wave is a cross between Penis Envy and B+. It is a very strong strain; in fact, it currently holds the title for the world’s strongest psilocybe cubensis mushroom. It grows fast. The experience is similar to Penis Envy, in that it has strong visuals with an intense euphoria that comes with a certain sense of mental clarity. Tidal wave produces feel good sensations in the body and many users find these mushrooms helpful for getting out of a rut and helping to balance overall.
Are tidal wave shrooms stronger than Penis Envy shrooms?
Tidal Wave cubensis was created by crossing a culture of both Penis Envy and B+, two fairly common strains. Tidal Wave is a cross between Penis Envy and B+ morphology. There is a noticeable difference in the size of stem and proportion to its cap with Tidal Wave taking after Penis Envy. Further, mature caps of B+ will tend to roll outwards and flare their gills while Tidal Waves caps arch and stay inward, similar to Penis Envy. The gills of tidal wave mushrooms are small and tightly packed, also close to that a Penis Envy.
In general, Tidal Wave shrooms can be stronger than Penis Envy shrooms, and as stated above – the strongest current strain on the market is Tidal Wave. However, Penis Envy shrooms are more consistently potent because they have not been crossed with the more moderate B+ shrooms.
So are Penis Envy shrooms the strongest shrooms?
Penis Envy mushrooms are one of the most famous and desired strains of psychedelic mushrooms. These take longer to grow and are much more sensitive to growing conditions, so they’re often more expensive. Penis Envy is 50 to 100% stronger than your average psilocybe cubensis variety. A Penis Envy shroom trip lasts anywhere from four to six hours and they are considered to be a longer lasting strain of psilocybin mushrooms. They’re known for being quite intense, with very strong visuals and very strong emotions on both ends of the spectrum: anger, sadness and grief, but also bliss, joy and happiness.
These mushrooms can catalyze transformative, shamanic, and mystical experiences and so make sure you pay extra attention to set and setting when you’re working with Penis Envy mushrooms. They are not recommended for first time users because they create a very powerful journey.