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Information About Magic Mushrooms & Magic Truffles

Information about Magic Mushrooms & Magic Truffles

Our dedicated Shroomshop features a wide variety of products, including grow kits and all the other equipment needed to grow magic mushrooms and magic truffles at home.

We pride ourselves on only stocking the highest-quality equipment from trusted brands, such as Supa Gro, Fresh Mushrooms, and Zamnesia. For a full selection of our products, start browsing our Shroomshop today. For more information about magic mushrooms and truffles, keep reading.

What Are Magic Mushrooms?

What Are Magic Mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are a special kind of hallucinogenic mushroom treasured for their ability to produce strong psychedelic effects.

The most common kind of magic mushrooms fall under the Psilocybe genus. This genus includes over 200 different mushrooms containing psilocybin, the main compound responsible for producing psychedelic effects (such as hallucinations and altered perception).

quick facts!
What are magic mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are natural psychedelics containing psilocybin. When consumed, psilocybin produces powerful effects on mind and body. 

Growing and Harvesting Your Own Magic Mushrooms

It's possible to forage psilocybin mushrooms in the wild, but you need to be very clued-up about the correct seasons, environments, and laws. Plus, mycology is a very in-depth subject, and mushroom identification takes years to learn. It's easy to mistake one type of mushroom for another, which is problematic when there are poisonous mushroom types too.

A more comfortable and safer alternative is to cultivate your own supply of mushrooms at home.

That said, while creating your own substrate and liquid culture is rewarding, it requires a completely sterile environment. The simplest option is to purchase a ready-to-go grow kit. Grow kits arrive with a fully inoculated substrate, ready to fruit. Simply add water, drain the water, place the kit into a bag, spray it once or twice a day and try to maintain a consistent temperature of 23°C.

Once you've harvested your magic mushrooms, it's time to work out your ideal dose. Whether you are looking for a microdose, low dose, normal dose, or high dose, you can use Zamnesia's Magic Mushroom Dosage Calculator for a recommendation (in grams) based on body weight and whether your shrooms are fresh or dried.

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What Are Magic Truffles?

What Are Magic Truffles?

Magic truffles are very similar to mushrooms in that they are dense masses of mycelium. However, truffles are subterranean in nature, meaning they form and remain underground. A magic truffle, or sclerotium, is still classed as a fruiting body, but it has a different spore dispersion method. Whereas mushrooms spread spores via their gills, which the wind or animals then carry, truffles rely on mushroom-eating animals to dig them up and distribute their spores.

Magic truffles still contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, and are available in a wide array of potencies. You can prepare truffles in the same way as mushrooms, often dried and processed into a powder.

What's the Difference Between Magic Mushrooms and Magic Truffles?

Magic truffles and magic mushrooms are harvested from the same organism and produce the same effects. However, to better understand the difference between truffles and mushrooms, we need to know how both grow.

Mushrooms are a fungus, meaning they grow from spores, usually in the ground or on decaying plant material, such as old logs. The heart of a fungus is the mycelium—the vegetative part made up of fine, thread-like fibres known as hyphae. When the conditions are just right, a fungus will bloom similar to a flower. These blooming bodies are the mushrooms that we harvest.

Truffles, on the other hand, are actually the sclerotia of a fungus. The sclerotia is a compact mass of hardened mycelium that lays dormant underground and acts as a food reserve should the fungi experience unfavourable conditions.

How Do You Know if You Have Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Psilocybin Mushrooms

The best way to know if you have psilocybin mushrooms is to buy mushroom grow kits from a reputable company like Zamnesia. This way, you get peace of mind that what turns up at your door will offer exactly what you asked for—potent magic mushrooms. If, however, you're determined to identify mushrooms in your local area, in the hope they may be of the psychedelic variety, we recommend studying a species guide.

Given that many mushroom varieties are toxic to humans, you'll want to be 100% sure you're picking and consuming the right types. Some of the differences between psilocybin mushrooms are very subtle, so you'll need a keen eye. While we strongly recommend leaving it to the experts, there are three checks you can perform that may indicate you have magic mushrooms:

  • Mushrooms show signs of bruising (typically a bluish tinge)
  • Mushrooms deposit a purple-brown spore print
  • Mushrooms have a jelly-like skin that's easily removable

What Does Blue Bruising Mean on Magic Mushrooms?

When damage occurs to the stipe of a magic mushroom, you'll quickly notice a bluish tinge appear. The scientific cause of this bruising isn't fully understood, but it's believed that the blue colouring is a sign of psilocybin reacting to air and water exposure. Here's the caveat, though; while the presence of psilocybin appears a requirement for blueing, blueing is not a guarantee of a mushroom's potency or strength.

What Are the Different Species of Psilocybin Mushroom?

Different Species of Psilocybin Mushroom

With over 200 species of psychedelic mushroom, it would take us a very long time to document them all. You've probably already heard of varieties such as Psilocybe semilanceata and fly agaric (which does not contain psilocybin), but there are several other popular choices, including:

  • B+: B+ is a prevalent mushroom strain treasured for its potency and fruit size. With some grow kits producing harvests in as little as two weeks, this is an excellent strain for novices looking to cultivate potent shrooms with little know-how.

  • Ecuador: Originating from the Andean region of Ecuador, this strain is loved for its resilience, making it another popular choice for new cultivators. While Ecuador doesn't produce massive yields, it's very predictable and easy to work with.

  • Hawaiian: Psilocybe cubensis Hawaiian is a mushroom variety known for producing large flushes and big fruits. Contrary to popular belief, this strain didn't originate in Hawaii (there are no reports of naturally growing magic mushrooms in Hawaii). However, the first company to sell this strain may have been in Honolulu.

  • Golden Teacher: The Golden Teacher is a classic strain of magic mushroom that first made its debut in the 1980s. It produces large, gold-coloured mushrooms that psychonauts treasure for inspiring incredibly insightful trips.

  • Mexican: Arguably the most popular variety of magic mushroom, users adore "the flesh of the gods" for its mild impact and vivid psychedelic visions. Long before becoming a mainstay of shroom culture, Mexican was the primary catalyst in ancient shamanistic rituals.

  • McKennaii: Named after revered microbiologist Terence McKenna, this particular magic mushroom species packs a psychedelic punch. Known for transporting psychonauts to otherworldly realms, we recommend McKennaii for experienced trippers.


Is Amanita muscaria a Psilocybin Mushroom?

The iconic red and white-spotted mushroom Amanita muscaria, aka fly agaric, is often used as the face of magic mushrooms—especially when it comes to advertising. Although this vibrant mushroom will make you trip, it's not psilocybin that's responsible, but the compound muscimol. Once Amanita muscaria is thoroughly dried, consuming the mushroom provides a powerful, albeit more unpredictable, psychedelic effect.

Psychedelic Chemistry of Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, and norbaeocystin are hallucinogens of the tryptamine type. The compounds are present in various fungi, but feature heavily in the genus Psilocybe, a worldwide species.

In the human body, psilocybin converts into psilocin, which binds to serotonin receptors due to its similarity to serotonin's chemical structure (5-hydroxytryptamine). It was none other than LSD inventor Dr Albert Hofmann who first extracted and isolated the entheogenic tryptamines from Psilocybe mexicana and Psilocybe cubensis in 1955, later giving them the names of psilocybin and psilocin.

Psilocybin & Psilocin

Psilocybin & Psilocin

Psilocybin is metabolised into psilocin via the removal of a phosphate group. Psilocin is a potent entheogen and induces an effect similar to that of LSD or comparatively low doses of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

Baeocystin & Norbaeocystin

Baeocystin & Norbaeocystin

Baeocystin and norbaeocystin are weakly effective hallucinogens, but still belong to the tryptamine class. According to the information available today, baeocystin and norbaeocystin are only found in fungi and mostly occur in connection with the psilocybin/psilocin complex.

Growing Magic Mushrooms

Growing magic mushrooms is an effective and straightforward way to have a steady stream of psilocybin at your disposal. And, best of all, magic mushrooms can be grown indoors and outdoors without too much effort. Provided you keep humidity and temperature under control, you'll have plenty of flushes to harvest and enjoy.

Growing Magic Mushrooms Indoors vs Outdoors

Growing Magic Mushrooms Indoors vs Outdoors

Both outdoor mushroom patches and indoor cultivation kits can yield excellent results. As long as you keep conditions optimal, there's no reason you can't achieve multiple flushes and a stack of psilocybin-loaded mushrooms. As for which setting to choose, that comes down to personal preference.

For an outdoor magic mushroom patch, you'll need a suitable location—one that gets plenty of indirect sunlight, with grass or shrubbery surrounding it. You'll also want to ensure the patch isn't too far away, as you'll be checking back regularly during the fruiting period. The location can't be too dry either, as mushrooms favour a moist environment. If meeting all of these requirements sounds challenging, then it's time to consider indoor growing instead.

Indoor magic mushroom growing is simpler for the vast majority, especially when you use spore prints or pre-colonised grow kits. However, just like outdoor growing, there are a few requirements you'll need to meet to ensure a successful harvest.

The temperature needs to remain constant (approximately 18–28°C), as do daylight exposure and humidity (95–100% RH). The most significant risk for indoor growers is contamination, so, wherever you decide to store your magic mushrooms, the less contact the better until your shrooms are ready to harvest.

How Much Light Do Magic Mushrooms Need To Grow?

Magic mushrooms need plenty of indirect sunlight to thrive, but, although it may be tempting to flood your shrooms with light, it isn’t as important as it is for plants. At a minimum, aim for at least 3–4 hours of light, although 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness (whether that's from natural or artificial sources) is the simplest option. If you’re relying on natural daylight, ensure you rotate the grow kit so all sides get a decent amount of light for an even flush.

During pinning, you’ll want low-intensity light (5500–6500K), while fruiting requires a higher intensity (6000–7000K). Using the instructions above as a guideline, it’s best to tweak the amount of light based on your grow kit's position, light spectrum, and overall light intensity until you find the optimal setup.

What Is the Optimal Relative Humidity for Magic Mushrooms?

Optimal Relative Humidity for Magic Mushrooms

The requirements for humidity are significantly more straightforward. When growing magic mushrooms, you want as much relative humidity as possible (95–100%). For indoor growing, spraying the inside of the grow bag once a day will keep humidity in check. Shrooms don't need a constant fresh air supply, so you don't need to worry about airflow or breeze too much.

Outdoor growers will need to make sure the area around the mushroom patch remains moist. If you experience a dry spell, soak the area with a hose early in the morning and late at night to keep conditions optimal.

How Important Is Fresh Air Exchange (FAE) for Growing Magic Mushrooms?

Although you don’t need to constantly provide your shrooms with fresh air, they do still require occasional fresh air exchange.

Magic mushroom fungus produces CO₂, with an excess stunting development if not replaced or "exchanged" with fresh air over time.

Fortunately, shrooms will never suffer from too much fresh air, but increased airflow can remove moisture from the environment, which means lower humidity. Getting the right balance of fresh air and relative humidity is, again, a case of tweaking your set-up until conditions are optimal. Just remember, a build-up of CO₂ may stunt growth, but low humidity will halt your cultivation altogether.

Fresh air exchange is also helpful if your substrate becomes too wet, as some cultivators like to run a fan over the top of their grow kit to remove excess moisture. Just be wary of contaminants and where you're pumping the fresh air from.

Once magic mushrooms enter the fruiting phase, you can increase the fresh air exchange, as the requirement for high surface humidity drops slightly. But, overall, as long as every few days you open the grow bag and mist your shrooms, the exchange of carbon dioxide with fresh air will be more than enough for a successful harvest.

Outdoors, you needn't worry about shrooms getting enough fresh air. If you notice the patch is starting to dry out, and watering isn’t helping, consider erecting a windshield to limit exposure.

How Do You Take Magic Mushrooms?

How Do You Take Magic Mushrooms?

With your harvest in hand, it's time to take your shrooms and indulge in a spiritual journey across the cosmos. Once you've picked your first flush, there really isn't much to taking magic mushrooms.

Magic mushrooms are usually eaten whole, with the main ingredients inside them—psilocybin and psilocin—responsible for inducing psychedelic effects. Because it takes up to an hour for your body to fully digest magic mushrooms, effects won't start right away. It's all too common for people to get carried away and keep consuming, thinking nothing is happening.

You can eat mushrooms fresh or leave them to dry out before consuming. Users describe the taste as earthy, with a metallic aftertaste. It's also common to experience nausea as your body attempts to break down the harder-to-digest elements in magic mushrooms (chitin).

The amount of shrooms you should eat comes down to preference, previous experience, and the strength of the mushroom species. Be aware, though, that the more you eat, the longer the trip will last. If you don't want to spend up to twelve hours tripping, you'll need to plan your dose accordingly.

If you are not sure where to start with dosing magic mushrooms, Zamnesia has a handy online tool that provides a recommendation based on body weight. Simply enter the relevant fields, and the Magic Mushroom Dosage Calculator will provide a micro, low, normal, and high dose in grams.

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How to dose magic mushrooms?

Always start with a low to medium dose and gradually work up from there. Use our magic mushrooms dosage calculator to determine your starting dose.

Is It Better To Take Fresh or Dried Magic Mushrooms?

Fresh or Dried Magic Mushrooms

If you're worried about which is better, fresh or dried mushrooms, don't be; both contain psilocybin. The biggest difference between the two comes down to total volume. A dose of fresh magic mushrooms requires eating a larger portion because of the water weight. That might not sound too bad, but magic mushrooms aren’t the tastiest psychedelic, and it may prove a slog for some.

Dried magic mushrooms are smaller, meaning you'll have to eat a smaller overall portion. Less chewing can mean a little less nausea too. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and whether you’re willing to wait for your shrooms to dry out first.

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How to consume magic mushrooms?

There are many ways to do it! You can chew them, make tea, your own capsules or magic mushroom edibles.

How Do You Microdose Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Microdose Psilocybin Mushrooms

Microdosing is a popular option for many because it allows them to experience the base-level benefits of magic mushrooms, without true psychedelic effects. Microdosing means taking a very low dose of shrooms—just enough to influence perception, but not enough to dampen functionality.

Options for microdosing include eating small amounts, adding ground magic mushrooms to capsules, or making magic mushroom tea. Any psilocybin mushroom is suitable for microdosing, but the key is keeping the dose incredibly low—between 0.2–0.5 grams. If you're unsure how much to consume, try out Magic Mushroom Dosage Calculator for a recommendation.

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Can magic mushrooms be used for microdosing?

Yes! Magic mushrooms are actually the most popular among microdosers, because they are safe and natural.

What Are the Effects of Psilocybin Mushrooms?

Effects of Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms produce various weird and wonderful effects, referred to as a "trip". Tripping is a state in which you may experience visual and auditory hallucinations, time distortion, euphoria, and out-of-body adventures. On average, these effects last from 4–12 hours (depending on dose).

Common physiological effects include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Changes in feeling/tingling sensation
  • Imaginary smells

Common psychological effects include:

  • Euphoria
  • Colour/pattern enhancement
  • Hallucinations
  • Unity and interconnectedness
  • Mindfulness

There are differences in the intensity of these effects depending on the strain and dose, but all psilocybin mushrooms induce similar perception and reality changes. Users also report communicating with otherworldly buildings and ego death at high doses, or with particularly potent strains.

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What are the effects of magic mushrooms?

Consuming magic mushrooms can lead to euphoria, altered thinking, altered perception of time, and hallucinations. These effects last 4–6 hours.

How To Prepare for a Safe Psychedelic Trip

No matter your experience with magic mushrooms, preparation is crucial to ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable trip. The level of preparation will depend on how comfortable you are with shrooms, but the basics include:

  • Researching the correct dose
  • Having a trip sitter watch over you
  • Making the area safe (removing dangerous objects or distractions)
  • Consuming in a controlled environment
  • Avoiding other substances (don't mix with alcohol or other drugs)

Magic Mushroom After-Effects

Magic Mushroom After-Effects

When the trip is over, and you've had time to digest the experience, what else can you expect from magic mushrooms? Fortunately, after-effects are limited, with just a few factors you should be aware of.

How Long Do Magic Mushrooms Stay in Your System?

For most people, psilocin is cleared from their system in as little as five hours. Magic mushrooms in their entirety usually eliminate themselves from the body within 24 hours.

How Does Psilocybin Tolerance Work?

A unique quality of magic mushrooms is how quickly the body builds a tolerance. If you've ever tried to take a dose of shrooms on consecutive days, you likely noticed that very little happens. When consumed, the body releases chemicals that block the ability of serotonin receptors to interact with psilocybin. Once the initial trip has passed, you'll need to wait several days before experiencing effects again. This particular interaction also helps prevent any physical dependency.

Can Psilocybin Be Detected in a Drug Test?

Fortunately, there aren't many tests that screen for psychedelic drugs, but, if there were, shrooms would still be very difficult to detect. Psilocybin is metabolised far too fast for blood and saliva tests, making urine and hair samples the most likely option.

Factors such as age, body mass, activity level, and kidney function also affect how long psilocybin stays in your system, and therefore how long it's detectable. In most scenarios, a few hours is all it takes for psilocybin to leave the body.

How Addictive Are Psilocybin Mushrooms?

A crucial advantage of magic mushrooms is their lack of physiological dependence. When consumed, the body works to reduce the impact of psilocybin, blocking effects with repeated doses. Addictive substances work oppositely, changing the body on a biological level and leaving it unable to function without regular dosing. Effectively, our body has an in-built mechanism that prevents it from becoming chemically reliant on psilocybin.

However, we can become psychologically addicted to magic mushrooms, much like we can with any activity, food, or drink. Our body may not be chemically reliant on psilocybin, but that doesn't mean we cannot crave the way magic mushrooms make us feel. Like everything in life, moderation, preparation, and a responsible approach to consumption are crucial.

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Are magic mushrooms safe?

Out of all recreational drugs out there, magic mushrooms are considered the safest because of their utterly low addictive potential and negligible toxicity.

The legal status of psilocybin mushrooms varies worldwide, meaning we cannot ship grow kits to all countries. Zamnesia does, however, try to ship to most countries within the EU. Furthermore, cultivating psilocybin mushrooms is legal in certain parts of the world. For more information about the laws in your country, we strongly recommend checking with your local authority.

Zamnesia does not encourage anyone to grow magic mushrooms or be involved in any other activity that may be against their home nation's laws.

How To Store Magic Mushrooms

How To Store Magic Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms usually need to be consumed within two days. However, you can preserve Zamnesia fresh magic truffles in their unopened packaging for up to two months in the fridge.

Fresh mushrooms can be dried and preserved in a vacuum-sealed bag for longer periods of time.

Magic Mushrooms: Questions & Answers

🍄 What are magic mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are known for producing strong psychedelic effects when ingested. The main compound responsible for those effects is called psilocybin (which converts into psychoactive psilocin in the body).
✨ What are the effects of magic mushrooms?
Powerful psychoactive effects can be experienced when taking magic mushrooms, such as euphoria, altered thinking processes, hallucinations, synaesthesia, and altered perception of time. The duration of a magic mushroom trip is about 4–6 hours on average.
⚠ Are magic mushrooms safe?
Magic mushrooms are considered the safest of all recreational drugs due to their limited toxicity and extremely low addictive potential.
🍴 How to consume magic mushrooms?
The most common ways to consume magic mushrooms are:
  • Eating magic mushrooms
  • Magic mushroom tea
  • Dried magic mushroom capsules
  • Magic mushroom edibles
⚖ How to dose magic mushrooms?
A key part of tripping is to start with a low to medium dose, especially if it is your first time. If you want to be 100% sure about your dose, it's best to use a tool to calculate the perfect amount.
💊 Can magic mushrooms be used for microdosing?
Magic mushrooms are one of the most popular substances to microdose. They’re safe, all-natural, and tend to produce pleasant and productive effects.