Penis envy mushrooms
Penis Envy mushrooms are probably one of the most talked about, but often confused, origin stories of all of the varieties of Psilocybe cubensis.
If you’ve ever looked into the strength differences between each Psilocybin containing mushroom strain/variety,
you would have likely come across some mention of Penis Envy mushrooms.
On reddit for example, most users on mushroom and related subreddits have the common knowledge that the
Penis Envy mushroom strain is generally penis shaped and produces stronger effects then the average Cubensis mushroom.
At one point mycologist John Allen proposed that that the original Penis Envy mushroom
may have been found in the Amazon by Terrence and Dennis McKenna in the early 70’s.
Hamilton Morris, a journalist who investigates psychoactive substances, also stated that the original specimen
“was taller and thicker than anything found in American soils.
For many years, the go-to article for explaining how Penis Envy emerged was published in Vice in 2009, by journalist-turned-psychedelic-scientist Hamilton Morris.
However, in a podcast published on Morris’ own Patreon in June 2021, he admits to having been deliberately misled by the infamous mycologist
John Allen (aka Mushroom John, of Psilocybe allenii fame), along with much hearsay found on various fungal forums.
According to Hamilton Morris’ going theory, a pioneering Psilocybe Cubensis
Mycologist Steven Pollock was mailed some of the original Amazon prints from the McKennas
and likely isolated it himself which later led to the penis shaped mushroom, and Penis Envy mushroom strain.
Before his unfortunate death, Pollock supposedly mailed another mycologist and print vendor Rich Gee a spore print labeled ‘Penis’!
The Penis envy mushroom strain exhibits a broad, stout stem that is white in color, a large bulbous cap their density ranks them among the densest types of magic mushrooms.
Those who have consumed the penis envy have noted that its effects have a deeper intensity than others.
For example, this shroom provides more of a “wavy” visual hallucination than other varieties.
Penis Envy Mushrooms include one of the few commonly grown albino shrooms;
This variant is known to be the most potent of Cubensis mushrooms, but there are no reliable test results to confirm this fact because of current legality issues.
It is however, well documented among experienced growers in many countries that the nutrient availability
and diversity of the substrate on which the mushrooms grow directly affects the ability of any strain to produce potent fruits.
Low nutrient substrates such as brown rice flour will inevitably produce fewer mushrooms of a much lower potency than organic mixed substrates.
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Many informal reports mention that the experience obtained by consuming
Penis Envy mushrooms is more powerful, euphoric, and visual than other magic mushrooms of the same family.
This intense effect is due to a higher concentration of psychotropic alkaloids.
Modern pharmacology has recently been examining.
Varieties of Penis Envy Shrooms
The genetics of psilocybin mushrooms can be hard to parse due to the substances’ spotty legality in most jurisdictions.
Nevertheless, there are several different penis envy mushroom strains in circulation today,
distinguished by their hybridized genetics and certain physical characteristics.
The most commonly known penis envy varieties include:
- Albino penis envy: a slightly smaller hybrid with the albino A+ strain, with caps sometimes tinged deep blue.
- Penis envy uncut: another albino cross, named for having caps that adhere to the stem, known as the most potent PE variety.
- Albino penis envy revert: a stabilized mutant substrain of albino penis envy.
- Penis envy #6: a hybrid with Texas cubensis for increased spore production.
- Trans envy: a hybrid with the South African Transkei strain, with slightly thinner stems and less potency than other PE varieties.
Albino penis envy mushrooms may also be known as blue penis envy due to the bluish bruising that occurs when they are handled even lightly,
which is an indicator of their high psilocybin content.
To this day, psilocybin and psilocybin-containing mushrooms are illegal to
cultivate, possess, or consume throughout most of the US and the world.
The United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances first listed them as Schedule 1 drugs with high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use.
However, much of the world is reevaluating this classification in light of new research clarifying
psilocybin’s comprehensive mental health benefits.
In the US, Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin for medical use,
while more than a dozen local jurisdictions have decriminalized the substance or deprioritized enforcement against it.
As of now, these include:
- Arcata, CA
- Oakland, CA
- Santa Cruz, CA
- Denver, CO
- Washington, DC
- Cambridge, MA
- Easthampton, MA
- Northampton, MA
- Somerville, MA
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Detroit, MI
- Washtenaw County, MI
- Seattle, WA
Also, thanks to a critical oversight in the law,
the spores of magic mushrooms are legal to possess and sell in every state except;
Georgia, Idaho, and California, because they do not contain the banned substances of psilocybin or psilocin.
Selling them with intent to produce hallucinogenic mushrooms, however, is still illegal.
In Canada, you can find penis envy mushroom spores and other varieties in stores or online,
generally in the form of spore syringes and grow kits.
By now, you should have a solid idea of what makes penis envy mushrooms special compared to most of their fellow magic mushrooms.
While not recommended for newcomers to psychedelics,
they’ve evolved from remote underground origins into a tantalizing treasure for experienced psychonauts and homegrown mycologists,
owing to their pronounced psychoactive effects, stunted spore production, and striking phallic shape.
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