Penis Envy Mushrooms – All About Them
Psilocybe cubensis is a fungus belonging to the Hymenogastraceae family. It is a species of psychedelic mushrooms that has psilocybin and psilocin as their principal active compounds. They are well-known and preferred due to their ease of cultivation.
Penis Envy Mushrooms are a potent variety or strain of Psilocybe cubensis, resulting from recessive genetic mutations. They are moderately arduous to grow and prefer soil enriched with nutrients and optimum temperature conditions. Colloquially, they are known as Psilocybe cubensis magic mushrooms.
The characteristic features of the Penis Envy Mushroom include:
⦁ Dense wrinkly stripe
⦁ Thick stalk that tapers upwards
⦁ The underdeveloped bulbous cap sometimes separated from the stem
⦁ Absence of velum or veil to divide the stem and the cap
⦁ Short and small but dense features of the body
Overall, it resembles the male reproductive organ, and that forms the basis of its name.
John Allen had proposed that the brothers, Dennis and Terrence McKenna, found the original Penis Envy Mushroom in the Amazon Rainforest in the early 70s. From there, rumor has it that mycologist and psychonaut Terrence McKenna isolated it.
According to Hamilton Morris’ theory, the McKenna brothers sent Steven Pollock, a revolutionary mycologist, the spore print of the original mushrooms. Isolation and research by Pollock led to the creation of the Penis Envy Mushroom strain.
The Penis Envy Mushroom strain is onerous to grow due to its ineffective or light sporulation, resulting from the lack of velum. As the velum is not present, it is impossible to hold in the spores until the mushrooms mature. So, cultivators and researchers need to collect several Penis Envy Mushrooms and expend behind them for a long time to obtain an adequate number of viable spores.
Additionally, these strains have less resistance to contamination. It is because their genetic line is an artificial descent. They need specialized conditions to grow and take about four times the time to colonize.
Stephen Pollock’s isolation of culture and crossing on the Penis Envy Mushroom strain led to several discernable sub-strains. These include:
⦁ Texas Penis Envy – Penis Envy X Texas Orange Caps cross
⦁ Albino Penis Envy – Penis Envy X Albino PF cross
⦁ Penis Envy Uncut – a mutation
⦁ Penis Envy #6 – a mutation
⦁ Trans Envy – Penis Envy X Transkei cross
Penis Envy Mushroom strains yield large fruits but take a long time to grow and mature. It allows for significant production and concentration of psychotropic alkaloids. Along with a higher psilocin/psilocybin ratio, these result in elevated potency. The strength can be even two to three times more than other strains. This feature makes it highly sought-after, particularly by psychonauts.
The mushroom acts as a hallucinogen and affects the central nervous system. It results in:
⦁ Intense visual stimulation
⦁ Unfathomable and profound philosophical thoughts
⦁ Severe feelings of ecstasy and zeal
⦁ Peculiar actions and words
⦁ Elevated mood and mood swings
⦁ Mystical psychedelic experiences
High doses can lead to the ability to ‘hear colors’ and ‘taste sounds.’ The ability is also known as synesthesia. Depending on the dosage, its effects last up to six hours.
Due to the high potency of the Penis Envy Mushroom, the amount consumed has to be strictly regulated. People can ingest a small amount for the effects to show. Approximately a gram of it is enough to initiate powerful hallucinogenic outcomes.