Penis envy mushrooms are a well-known psilocybin mushroom. They are a Psilocybe cubensis mushroom variant. Due to the difficulties of producing them, they are rare. Although less common than other magic mushrooms, they are worth learning about. Their great potency, for example, draws many people to them. In this article, we shall discuss penis envy mushrooms in detail.
- Legal status
How This Magic Mushroom Looks
Penis envy mushrooms are phallic in form. They resemble a penis. Unlike many other psilocybin mushrooms, they feature thick, wrinkled stems. They feature a bulbous crown that rarely opens and splits from the woody stem.
Colors vary from pale tan to dark brown, depending on the kind. Blue bruising on the stem indicates psilocybin concentration. Their unstructured cap and lack of a velum (veil) separating the cap and stem help identify them.
Penis envy mushrooms are dense magic mushrooms. They may be smaller in size and height than other species, but their density makes them relatively weighty.
Penis Envy Mushroom Varieties
These mushrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
- The Albino Penis Envy variant has a milky white color, and its caps are often stained dark blue. Albino Penis Envy mushrooms are also smaller than penis envy mushrooms on average.
- Penis Envy Uncut mushrooms are unusual in that their caps do not open at all, even in the final stages of development.
- Trans Envy mushrooms resemble Transkei magic mushrooms, with medium-thick yellow-white stems (these are thicker than Transkei mushrooms but not as thick as penis envy mushrooms). They have the peculiar pale cap color that penis envy mushrooms are known for.
The Effectiveness of Penis Envy Mushrooms
Penis envy mushrooms routinely outperform all other Psilocybe cubensis strains. Penis envy mushrooms, according to many users, provide a more powerful, visual, and euphoric experience than Psilocybe cubensis types.
It is hypothesized that their larger effect is due to both a higher concentration of psilocybin and psilocin and a higher psilocin-to-psilocybin ratio (psilocybin converts to psilocin in the body, the latter being responsible for the psychedelic effects).
However, no easily accessible test data exist to determine the specific strength of these mushrooms. It has been stated that penis envy mushrooms have up to 50% more psilocybin/psilocin than Psilocybe cubensis. Regardless of your shrooms dosage, it’s critical to understand how long it takes for shrooms to take effect.
Understanding Magic Mushroom Potency
Let’s examine the psilocybin/psilocin content of various magic mushroom species to see how potent penis envy mushrooms are.
If penis envy mushrooms carry 50% more psilocybin and psilocin than Psilocybe cubensis, they contain about 1% psilocybin and 0.90 psilocin. Psilocybe azurescens has more psilocybin but not psilocin than penis envy.
Penis envy mushrooms aren’t the most potent magic mushroom. This is attributed to Psilocybe azurescens. Regardless, they are among the strongest psilocybin mushrooms available. Due to their potency, it is advised to take significantly less than usual Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. Most Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms are taken at a dose of 1.0-1.5 grams per 100 pounds of body weight. If using penis envy mushrooms, cut the dose by 30%.
Penis Envy Mushrooms History
The origins of the penis envy mushroom are unknown. A psychonaut and lecturer, Terence McKenna, found a large and healthy Psilocybe cubensis mushroom in the Amazon rainforest.
For most nations, magic mushrooms were prohibited in the early 1970s, according to the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances. However, spores do not contain psilocybin or psilocin, the main ingredients in magic mushrooms. So, McKenna took spore prints from the mushroom he found back to the US.
He started growing mushrooms from these prints in Colorado. McKenna sent his ethnomycology colleagues prints from the rare Amazonian specimen. Steven Pollock, a doctor who believed in the medicinal power of hallucinogenic mushrooms, was one such colleague.
Pollock continued to refine and improve the culture’s genetic profile until one day, a mutation emerged. The mutation produced the penis envy mushroom, with the morphological attributes described above.
Pollock co-founded Hidden Creek with mushroom lover Michael Forbes. They also sold uncommon mushroom strains, allowing them to move globally.
Penis Envy Mushroom Side Effects
Penis envy mushrooms, like other psychedelic mushrooms, can have physical, perceptual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences. These include the following.
- Enhancement of colors
- Morphing of objects
- Auditory distortions
- Intense feelings of euphoria and joy
- Deep introspection
- Philosophical thoughts
- Distortion of space and time
- Synesthesia (i.e. “hearing colors”, “seeing sounds”)
- Mystical states like feeling connected to the universe
Nonetheless, consumers claim that these mushrooms have some distinct psychedelic properties.
People claim that the effects of penis envy mushrooms are comparable to those of golden teacher mushrooms, although with greater intensity due to their higher potency. This variant may also include more “wavy” visual hallucinations. This contrasts to strains like Mazatepec or Hualta, which can produce more geometric visual hallucinations.
The higher the psilocin-to-psilocybin ratio, the earlier and more powerful the start of the experience. This is because psilocin is already psychoactive. The body does not need to convert as much psilocybin to psilocin.
People also frequently claim that their experience involves less “body burden,” which increases the likelihood of feeling light, joyful, and energized. As a result, you may discover that this strain provides a “clean” mushroom high.
The Legal Status Of Magic Mushrooms
In most countries, penis envy mushrooms are banned like all other psilocybin-containing mushrooms. They are classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act in the United States. This means they have no acknowledged medicinal use and considerable potential for abuse in the eyes of the law. Of course, psilocybin research and many anecdotal tales seem to imply differently.
On the other hand, Magic mushroom spores are allowed to possess in most of the United States, except California, Idaho, and Georgia. As a result, if you are a U.S. citizen who does not reside in one of these three states, you can lawfully purchase and possess penis envy mushroom spores.
However, once you begin cultivating these mushrooms, you will be committing a crime under federal law. When the spores germinate, they can create mycelium and mature mushrooms, which contain the illegal chemical psilocybin.
Psilocybin has been decriminalized (but not legalized) in Denver, Colorado, Oakland, and Santa Cruz, California, Washington, D.C., and Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts. This means that if you have any psilocybin mushrooms in these states, you will not suffer any legal consequences.